Lionsgate scores with ‘La La Land’ at the Golden Globes; FX shines in television categories
The Golden Globe Awards looked past the big Hollywood studios Sunday to lavish most of its attention on Lionsgate, the mini-major whose crowdpleasing retro-musical “La La Land” took home seven statuettes, the most of any motion picture for the year. The independent distributor A24 also scored with a surprise win for “Moonlight,” a critical darling that won for best dramatic film.
In the television categories, FX was the big winner for the evening, with two awards each for its miniseries “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and freshman comedy series “Atlanta.”
Netflix also scored big with “The Crown,” which won for best dramatic series and lead actress Claire Foy, while AMC’s series “The Night Manager” won three acting awards.
WINNER: Original song, motion picture - “City of Stars”; original score, motion picture - Justin Hurwitz; actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy - Ryan Gosling; screenplay - Damien Chazelle; director - Damien Chazelle; actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy - Emma Stone; motion picture comedy(Dale Robinette / Lionsgate)
WINNER: Foreign language film; actress in a motion picture drama - Isabelle Huppert(Guy Ferrandis / SBS Productions / Sony Pictures Classics)
WINNER: Supporting actress in any motion picture - Viola Davis | NOMINATED: Actor in a motion picture drama - Denzel Washington( David Lee )
WINNER: Motion picture drama | NOMINATED: Supporting actress in any motion picture - Naomi Harris; supporting actor in any motion picture - Mahershala Ali; director - Barry Jenkins; screenplay; original score(David Bornfriend / A24 )
NOMINATED: Motion picture drama; supporting actor in a motion picture drama - Dev Patel; supporting actress in any motion picture - Nicole Kidman; original score(Mark Rogers / Weinstein Co.)
WINNER: Motion picture drama; actor in a motion picture drama - Casey Affleck | NOMINATED: Supporting actress in any motion picture - Michelle Williams; director - Kenneth Lonergan; screenplay(Roadside Attractions)
NOMINATED: Motion picture drama; supporting actress - Jeff Bridges; screenplay(Lorey Sebastian )
NOMINATED: Motion picture drama; director - Mel Gibson; actor in a motion picture drama - Andrew Garfield(Summit)
NOMINATED: Motion picture comedy or musical; actor in a comedy or musical - Ryan Reynolds(Joe Lederer / Twentieth Century Fox)
NOMINATED: Motion picture musical or comedy; actress in a motion picture musical or comedy - Meryl Streep; actor in a motion picture musical or comedy - Hugh Grant; supporting actor in any motion picture - Simon Helberg(Nick Wall / Paramount Pictures)
NOMINATED: Motion picture musical or comedy; actress in a motion picture musical or comedy - Annette Bening(Merrick Morton / A24)
NOMINATED: Motion picture comedy or musical(Weinstein Co.)
NOMINATED: Actor in a motion picture, drama - Viggo Mortensen(Cathy Kanavy / Bleecker Street)
NOMINATED: Actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy - Colin Farrell(Lanthi / A24)
NOMINATED: Actress in a motion picture, drama - Amy Adams; original score(Jan Thijs / Paramount)
WINNER: Supporting actor in any motion picture - Aaron Taylor-Johnson | NOMINATED: Director - Tom Ford; screenplay(Merrick Morton / Focus Features)
NOMINATED: Actress in a motion picture, drama - Natalie Portman(Stephanie Branchu / Fox Searchlight)
NOMINATED: Supporting actress in any motion picture - Octavia Spencer; original score(Hopper Stone)
NOMINATED: Actress in a motion picture drama - Ruth Negga; actor in a motion picture drama - Joel Edgerton(Ben Rothstein / Focus Features)
In the feature film categories, the only major studio to take home multiple awards was Sony, which won two statuettes for the French film “Elle,” released by its Sony Pictures Classics division. The psychological thriller, directed by Paul Verhoeven, won for foreign film and lead dramatic actress Isabelle Huppert.
Disney won one award for “Zootopia,” for animated film. Also taking one award each was Paramount, for supporting actress Viola Davis in “Fences”; Universal, for supporting actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson in “Nocturnal Animals,” which was released by Focus Features; and Amazon, for lead dramatic actor Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea.”
Amazon scored five nominations for “Manchester,” the first film in its growing slate of theatrical releases to be a major Hollywood awards contender.
Lionsgate, based in Santa Monica, has had a notable year with “La La Land,” which has so far grossed $51.7 million domestically as the studio has gradually expanded its release since it opened in December. The movie, which highlighted a number of vintage locations in Los Angeles, won for best comedic or musical film, as well as for its lead actors, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Writer-director Damien Chazelle won two awards, while the soundtrack also won two awards.
“La La Land” is set to expand this weekend to more than 100 Imax screens as part of its nationwide expansion to 1,800 to 2,000 theaters in the U.S., up from about 1,500 theaters last weekend. The movie opened in just five theaters in December before widening its national footprint.
A24, the New York indie banner founded four years ago, has found critical success with “Moonlight,” an understated drama about a gay black man’s coming of age that has accumulated numerous critics prizes and has so far grossed $13.3 million in limited release.
3:10 p.m.: This article was updated with additional details about the release of “La La Land.”
The article was originally published Jan. 8 at 9 p.m.
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