The 2017 Golden Globes kicked off the awards season in Hollywood last night. Celebrities near and far gathered for a night of celebration for all their hard work in the previous year. There were some big winners as well amongst women in film and television.
Tracee Ellis Ross won Best Actress for a television series, musical or comedy for her role in “Black-ish”. She delivered a heartfelt speech addressing women of color in Hollywood.
“This is for all of the women, women of color and colorful people, whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy, and valid and important. But I want you to know that I see you. We see you.”
There were some hiccups during the night which started when Jenna Bush Hager and Michael Keaton referred to box office’s hit new movie “Hidden Figures” as “Hidden Fences”. The mix up however, did not stop Viola Davis whom just received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, from gracefully accepting her Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her work in “Fences”, alongside Denzel Washington.
However, it was Meryl Streep who stole the night after being awarded with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, presented by Viola Davis. Meryl took the stage and delivered a 6 minute speech first recognizing all of the notable women in the room and how they were born in places all over the world. She later turned her attention to President Elect Donald Trump and denounced him and his practices. More specifically Streep used her platform to express her outrage for an incident where Trump allegedly mocked a disabled reporter. She ended her speech making a point about the diversity that bleeds through this country stating,
“Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if we kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts,”.
Other big winners were Ryan Gosling for his role in “La-La-Land”. The film also won 7 times breaking the record for most awards won. While Donald Glover took home two Golden Globes for his hit show “Atlanta“.
Let the awards season begin!