‘La La Land’ makes history, sweeps Golden Globes (Videos)

Ryan Gosling, left, and Emma Stone pose in the press room with the award for best performance by an actor and actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy for "La La Land" at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Ryan Gosling, left, and Emma Stone pose in the press room with the award for best performance by an actor and actress in a motion picture — musical or comedy for “La La Land” at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Claire Foy is interviewed as she arrives at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Claire Foy is interviewed as she arrives at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes after-party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Tom Hiddleston poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actor in a limited series or a motion picture made for television for "The Night Manager" at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Tom Hiddleston poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actor in a limited series or a motion picture made for television for “The Night Manager” at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Viola Davis poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture for "Fences" at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Viola Davis poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture for “Fences” at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08:  Cast and crew of 'Atlanta,' winners of Best Series - Musical or Comedy, pose in the press room during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA — JANUARY 08: Cast and crew of ‘Atlanta,’ winners of Best Series — Musical or Comedy, pose in the press room during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Sterling K. Brown, left, and Ryan Michelle Bathe arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Sterling K. Brown, left, and Ryan Michelle Bathe arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Justin Timberlake, left, and Jessica Biel arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Justin Timberlake, left, and Jessica Biel arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Diego Luna, left, and Gael Garcia Bernal arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Diego Luna, left, and Gael Garcia Bernal arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Issa Rae arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Issa Rae arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Blake Lively, left, and Ryan Reynolds arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Blake Lively, left, and Ryan Reynolds arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Maisie Williams arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Maisie Williams arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Zoe Saldana arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Zoe Saldana arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Carrie Underwood arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Carrie Underwood arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Lily Collins arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Lily Collins arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Felicity Jones arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Felicity Jones arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Janelle Monae arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Janelle Monae arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Aly Raisman arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Aly Raisman arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Ryan Gosling, left, and Emma Stone pose in the press room with the award for best performance by an actor and actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy for "La La Land" at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Claire Foy is interviewed as she arrives at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Tom Hiddleston poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actor in a limited series or a motion picture made for television for "The Night Manager" at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Viola Davis poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture for "Fences" at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08:  Cast and crew of 'Atlanta,' winners of Best Series - Musical or Comedy, pose in the press room during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Sterling K. Brown, left, and Ryan Michelle Bathe arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Justin Timberlake, left, and Jessica Biel arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Diego Luna, left, and Gael Garcia Bernal arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Issa Rae arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Blake Lively, left, and Ryan Reynolds arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Maisie Williams arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Zoe Saldana arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Carrie Underwood arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Lily Collins arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Felicity Jones arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Janelle Monae arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Aly Raisman arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 28, 2024 | WTOP's Jason Fraley recaps the Globe movie winners (Jason Fraley)

WASHINGTON — It was a history-making night Sunday at the Golden Globes.

The Hollywood musical “La La Land” swept all of its categories to break the record of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) with seven Golden Globes, including Best Picture: Comedy/Musical.

The film’s writer/director Damien Chazelle won both Best Screenplay and Best Director, making him the youngest filmmaker to win the directing Globe in the 74 years of the award show’s existence.

“La La Land” also won Best Actor Comedy/Musical for Ryan Gosling, who thanked lover Eva Mendes for doing all the hard work on the homefront while he learned to sing, dance and play the piano.

Likewise, Best Actress Comedy/Musical went to “La La Land” lead Emma Stone, who thanked her parents on her 13-year anniversary of moving to L.A. and said the film was fittingly about dreamers.

On the drama side, Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” won Best Picture: Drama for its tale of a young African-American in Miami struggling with his sexual identity over three different stages of his life.

Casey Affleck won Best Actor: Drama for “Manchester By the Sea,” Kenneth Lonergan’s tale of a blue-collar handyman dealing with the grief of lost loved ones while trying to raise his nephew.

French actress Isabelle Huppert scored an upset over Natalie Portman’s “Jackie” to win Best Actress: Drama for Paul Verhoeven’s  “Elle,” which also won for Best Foreign Language Film. While the win was a surprise to many, Huppert’s performance was unforgettable as a rape victim seeking revenge.

A bigger shock came earlier when Aaron Taylor-Johnson won Best Supporting Actor for Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” upsetting Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) and Jeff Bridges (“Hell or High Water”).

However, it was no surprise when Viola Davis won Supporting Actress for her powerful role in “Fences,” thanking playwright August Wilson and her director and co-star Denzel Washington.

Meanwhile on the TV side, the theme of the night appeared to be “out with the old, in with the new.”

Netflix’s hit new show “The Crown” won for Best TV Drama, beating out fan favorites like HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” NBC’s “This Is Us” and HBO’s “Westworld.”

“The Crown” star Claire Foy also bagged a Golden Globe for Best Actress: TV Drama.

Best Actor: TV Drama went to Billy Bob Thornton for his role in “Goliath.”

Meanwhile on the comedy side, new shows were also the rage. It was a big night for “Atlanta,” which not only beat “Veep” for Best TV Comedy but also won Best Actor: TV Comedy for Donald Glover.

Tracee Ellis Ross, daughter of Diana Ross, won Best Actress: TV Comedy for her role in “Black-ish.”

Meanwhile, Best TV Miniseries went to “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” which also won Best Actress: TV Miniseries for Sarah Paulson, who played famed prosecutor Marcia Clark in the Trial of the Century.

It was also a stellar night for “The Night Manager,” which won Best Actor: Miniseries for Tom Hiddleston, Best Actress: Miniseries for Olivia Colman and Supporting Actor for Hugh Laurie.

Of course, award shows aren’t just about the statues. Three other moments highlighted the telecast.

Host Jimmy Fallon kicked off the evening with a star-studded recreation of the opening sequence of “La La Land,” featuring a long continuous shot in a Los Angeles traffic jam. Only this time, it featured Nicole Kidman, the cast of “Stranger Things,” even a waltz in the stars with Justin Timberlake.

Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig got the biggest laughs of the night in their deadpan introduction of Best Animated Film, which went to Disney’s “Zootopia,” as Carell and Wiig recalled sad trips to the movies.

Still, most people will be talking about the lifetime achievement speech by Meryl Streep, who used her Cecil B. DeMille Award honor to criticize the tone of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign.

See below for the full list of winners announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, California:

MOTION PICTURES:

—Motion Picture, Drama: “Moonlight.”

—Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: “La La Land.”

—Actor, Motion Picture, Drama: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea.”

—Actress, Motion Picture, Drama: Isabelle Huppert, “Elle.”

—Director, Motion Picture: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land.”

—Actor, Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Ryan Gosling, “La La Land.”

—Actress, Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Emma Stone, “La La Land.”

—Supporting Actor, Motion Picture: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, “Nocturnal Animals.”

—Supporting Actress, Motion Picture: Viola Davis, “Fences.”

—Foreign Language Film: “Elle.”

—Animated Film: “Zootopia.”

—Screenplay, Motion Picture: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land.”

—Original Score, Motion Picture: Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land.”

—Original Song, Motion Picture: “City of Stars,” ”La La Land.”

TELEVISION:

—TV Series, Drama: “The Crown.”

—Actor, TV Series, Drama: Billy Bob Thornton, “Goliath.”

—Actress, TV Series, Drama: Claire Foy, “The Crown.”

—TV Series, Musical or Comedy: “Atlanta.”

—Actor, TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Donald Glover, “Atlanta.”

—Actress, TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish.”

—Limited Series or TV Movie: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

—Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager.”

—Actress, Limited Series or TV

Movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

—Supporting Actor, Series or TV Movie: Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager.”

—Supporting Actress, Series or TV Movie: Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager.”

February 28, 2024 | WTOP's Jason Fraley recaps the Globe TV winners (Jason Fraley)

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Hailed by The Washington Post for “his savantlike ability to name every Best Picture winner in history," Jason Fraley began at WTOP as Morning Drive Writer in 2008, film critic in 2011 and Entertainment Editor in 2014, providing daily arts coverage on-air and online.

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