Jimmy Fallon kicked off the 74th Golden Globes Awards Show with a musical number that incorporated many of the night's stars, followed by a moment of mild panic as he started his opening monologue and realized that his teleprompter was broken (watch his ad-lib via a video posted by the Hollywood Reporter). A second unit was quickly brought in, but not before he did a few impromptu dance steps to keep the crowd entertained. After that, smooth sailing as the winners were announced:
- The first award of the night went to Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in Nocturnal Animals.
- Billy Bob Thornton nabbed the Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama award for Goliath and jokingly thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press for picking him over Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk.
- The award for Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical, went to Tracee Ellis Ross for Black-ish. "It's my first time here, guys. It's a nice room. I like it," she noted before giving a shoutout to "women of color and colorful people whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy."
- Next up: the award for Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical, which went to FX's Atlanta.
- Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie went to Sarah Paulson for her role as lawyer Marcia Clark in The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.
- Following Paulson's award, appropriately, the honor for Best Miniseries or TV Movie was bestowed upon The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.
- The Best Supporting Actor, TV went to Hugh Laurie for The Night Manager. Laurie dipped his toes into political waters, making reference to the GOP and noting, "I accept this award on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere."
- Justin Hurwitz took home the award for Best Original Score for La La Land, while the movie's "City of Stars" won Best Original Song honors.
- The Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture award went to Viola Davis for Fences. "It's not every day that Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen," an emotional Davis said, referencing her own father and thanking playwright August Wilson for telling a story that also resonated with his own. "It doesn't scream 'moneymaker.' ... But it does scream 'art.' It does scream 'heart.'"
- Olivia Colman won the award for Best Supporting Actress, TV for The Night Manager.
- The Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical went to Ryan Gosling for La La Land, who noted "this wasn't the first time I've been mistaken for Ryan Reynolds." Gosling also thanked his partner, Eva Mendes, for holding down the fort at home and taking care of her sick brother while he was filming the movie.
- Best Screenplay went to Whiplash's Damien Chazelle for La La Land.
- Zootopia took home Best Animated Film.
- For Best Foreign Language Film, France took the prize for Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert.
- Tom Hiddleston took home the Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie award for his role in The Night Manager.
- Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama went to Claire Foy for her role as the young Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown.
- The Crown kept the party going by claiming the statue for Best TV Series, Drama.
- La La Land continued its successful Globes run with the award for Best Director going to Damien Chazelle.
- Donald Glover headed onstage to accept the award for Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for his role in Atlanta.
- Following in the steps of co-star Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone won the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for her role in La La Land.
- That wasn't the end for La La Land, which ended up grabbing the award for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.
- A heavily bearded Casey Affleck won Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for his role in Manchester by the Sea.
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama went to Isabelle Huppert for Elle, which also won earlier in the evening for Best Foreign Language Film.
- Moonlight, which follows the story of a young black man coming of age in the rough parts of Miami, won Best Motion Picture, Drama.
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