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La La Land sets Golden Globes record

Hollywood musical sweeps the board with wins in seven categories, including best actor awards for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

Hollywood musical La La Land won seven awards from seven nominations at the Golden Globe awards in Beverly Hills, California, last night.  

The film, which tells the story of an aspiring actress and musician, was named best musical or comedy, picked up awards for best actor and actress in a musical or comedy for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, best director and best screenplay for Damien Chazelle, best original score for composer Justin Hurwitz and best original song for City of Stars.

The haul set "a new Golden Globes record", says the BBC. "The previous best for most wins by a film was six - for 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and 1978's Midnight Express."

US drama Moonlight, about a young black man growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami, won best motion picture drama, while Casey Affleck was named best actor in a drama for his part in Manchester by the Sea. Isabelle Hupert won best actress in a drama for her role in Elle, which was also named best foreign-language film.

Veteran actor Meryl Streep used her speech after receiving the Cecil B DeMille award for outstanding contribution to entertainment to criticise US president-elect Donald Trump for appearing to mock a disabled journalist.

She said: "There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good; there was nothing good about it."

She continued: "It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it and I still can't get it out of my head... Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose."

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British actors Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman were honoured for their roles in the BBC's mini-series The Night Manager, while The Crown was named best TV drama.

However, host Jimmy Fallon failed to put in a prize-winning performance. Critics felt his introduction fell flat and technical difficulties left him without a teleprompter script during his opening monologue.

"Jimmy Fallon is, ahem, not Tina Fey and Amy Poehler or Ricky Gervais, even," said Benjamin Lee in The Guardian.

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