Everything that happened at the Golden Globes 2017

Our favourite film fanatic Stefan Pape stayed up all night watching the 74th annual awards so you didn't have to.

Many a film fan has wondered why a genre that is considered a product of a bygone era of Hollywood – the musical – is given such a prominent platform at the Golden Globes, with the crux of the major awards split into two categories, 'Drama' and 'Musical or Comedy'. But now, finally, it has been justified, as Damien Chazelle's majestic, musical masterpiece La La Land won a record-breaking seven awards at last night's ceremony.
Everything that happened at the Golden Globes 2017
Yes, it's that time of year again, where asking celebrities who they are wearing is deemed a perfectly normal means of starting up a conversation, and giving a lengthy, standing ovation to Meryl Streep will take up a large chunk of many people's evenings. At the 74th annual Golden Globes, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, the latter was an inevitability, as Streep was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.

Talking of the inevitable: it did seem something of a given that we'd all be going gaga for La La, and Chazelle's follow-up to Whiplash took home Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy). Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling took home the best actress and actor awards (Musical or Comedy), too. To complete the rout, Damien Chazelle won Best Director, while also seeing wins in the Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song (“City of Stars”) and Best Original Score categories. Not bad in a night's work.
Everything that happened at the Golden Globes 2017
Though films at the Globes are separated by genre, the award with the most gravitas is Best Motion Picture (Drama) – and that was won by Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, a stirring, emotionally charged piece of cinema that was considered unlucky to miss out in several other areas, despite being recognised in the most important one of all.

Unsurprisingly, Casey Affleck won Best Actor (Drama) for his remarkable lead turn in Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea, while Isabelle Huppert beat off favourite Natalie Portman (Jackie) to win Best Actress (Drama) for Elle – the only film other than La La Land to pick up more than one award on the night, also winning Best Motion Picture (Foreign Language).
Everything that happened at the Golden Globes 2017

The supporting acting awards are given to those appearing in either comedies/musicals or dramas, providing us with a more trusted indication of what we can expect at the forthcoming Academy Awards. These were picked up by Viola Davis for her performance in Denzel Washington's Fences and Aaron Taylor-Johnson for his sinister turn in Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals. Meanwhile, there was a political edge to the night, with Disney’s racial allegory Zootopia winning Best Motion Picture (Animated), and some pointed speeches – particularly Streep’s – becoming one of the key talking points.

What's exciting is that the majority of the winners are films that are yet to be released. What's even more exciting is that they’re very nearly upon us, and if there's one thing for sure, it's that there's no better place to see them than up on the big screen, where they were meant to be seen.

Head here to see the full list of awards films you can catch at Vue. 

La La Land is out 12th January with previews at Vue Leicester Square from 9th January; get times and tickets here.