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Hello! Today's issue is the Golden Globes Roundup. I didn't watch it. I didn't know it was on. But, for your reading pleasure I have the big stories, winners and points of interest from this star-studded event.

All I know is that I didn't win anything. But that's okay. Hey, there's always next year.

Be Well,
Steve


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'La La Land,' 'Moonlight' triumph at the Golden Globes
La La Land was the big winner at the 74th Golden Globe Awards ceremony Sunday night, dancing away with the Best Musical or Comedy prize, as well as several others.

The feel-good, song-and-dance picture also earned the accolades for Best Director for Damien Chazelle, Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Emma Stone, Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Ryan Gosling, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Original Song for "City of Stars."

"I'm in a daze now, officially," Chazelle said as he collected his Best Director gong.

"This is a film for dreamers and I think that hope and creativity are two of the most important things in the world and that's what this movie is about," Stone said.

The coming-of-age story Moonlight was named Best Drama by the end of the evening. The statuette was presented by iconic Rocky co-stars Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers.

In accepting the final award of the ceremony, Jenkins thanked his mother.

"Mom, you gave me my life and I hope being on the stage right now is fulfillment of the life you gave me," Jenkins said, imploring the audience and viewers to "tell a friend, tell a friend, tell a friend" about his movie.

The redemption tale Manchester by the Sea garnered the honor for Best Actor in a Drama for Casey Affleck, while the Best Actress in a Drama title went to Isabelle Huppert for Elle.

Viola Davis took home the Best Supporting Actress trophy for her work in Fences and Aaron Taylor-Johnson won the Best Supporting Actor title for his performance in Nocturnal Animals.

Meryl Streep was presented with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's life achievement award, as well.

Jimmy Fallon hosted the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.


'Night Manager,' 'Atlanta,' 'The Crown' take the top Golden Globes for television
Several Golden Globes were lavished on the freshman comedy series Atlanta and the miniseries The Night Manager in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Atlanta was named Best Television Comedy and its star Donald Glover Best Actor in a Television Comedy.

The Night Manager co-stars Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman took home respectively the prizes for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television. Their fellow cast member Tom Hiddleston won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Congratulations to Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) - Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - The Night Manager - #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/6Hzj9OTsAA- Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 9, 2017

The program lost out in the top category in which it competed, however, as The People v. O.J. Simpson was named Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. That miniseries also earned Sarah Paulson the accolade for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

The Crown was declared Best Drama and its star Claire Foy Best Actress in a Drama. Billy Bob Thornton was named Best Actor in a Drama for Goliath and Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross was deemed Best Actress in a Comedy.

This year's Best Television Series - Drama award goes to @TheCrownNetflix! #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/AtxWNl0QJe- Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 9, 2017



Meryl Streep includes stinging rebuke to Trump in Golden Globes speech
Rather than focus on her own work while accepting an award to honor the whole of her acting career, Meryl Streep tearfully spoke about another "performance" that held her attention for much of the last year-and-a-half given by President-elect Donald Trump at a campaign rally.

Streep lashed Trump for mocking a disabled man during a campaign rally while accepting the Cecile B. Demille Award at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles, and called for the protection of Hollywood, foreigners and journalists because of the important roles all three play in the country.

"Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners," Streep said in the speech, "and if you kick us all out, you'll have nothing to watch except for football and mixed martial arts, which are not arts."

Viola Davis, who'd already won a Golden Globe for Fences, introduced Streep and presented her with the award, which recognizes actors for their career-spanning contributions.

Davis talked about becoming friends with Streep, explaining her singular, immediately apparent talent of observation and how, as a contemporary and as a fan, she takes in a lot of information in order to show it right back to people.

"She is an observer and a thief," Davis said. "She reveals what she has stolen on that sacred place which is the screen. She makes the most heroic characters vulnerable, the most known familiar, the most despised relatable. Dame Streep. Her artistry reminds us of the impact of what it means to be an artist, which is to make us feel less alone."

Streep took the stage after a video montage of many of her most famous roles, apologizing through tears for a raspy voice that turned out not to be so raspy.

After thanking the packed room, including the Hollywood Foreign Press, Streep went around the room, describing the unrelated, wildly different origins and stories of where and how actors grew up before becoming famous.

The most powerful performance Streep said she saw in 2015, which she said has held her attention, came during one of Trump's political rallies when he appeared to mock a disabled reporter.

"It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can't get it out my head because it wasn't in a movie, it was in real life," Streep said. "That instinct to humiliate when it's modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone's life because it gives permission for others to do the same."

"Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose," Streep added.


Donald Trump responds to Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech, calls her 'overrated'
Donald Trump responded to Meryl Streep's Golden Globe's speech Monday on Twitter, leveling insults at the actress and denying that he mocked a disabled reporter on the campaign trail.

"Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big," the president-elect wrote in reference to Streep's support of Hillary Clinton.

"For the 100th time, I never 'mocked' a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him 'groveling' when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad," he continued.

"Just more very dishonest media!"

Streep slammed Trump onstage Sunday at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards while accepting the Cecile B. Demille Award. The 67-year-old lamented how the most powerful performance she saw came from Trump during a 2015 campaign rally where he appeared to mock a disabled New York Times reporter.

"It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can't get it out my head because it wasn't in a movie, it was in real life," Streep said. "That instinct to humiliate when it's modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone's life because it gives permission for others to do the same."

"Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose," she added.

Streep is the second celebrity Trump has attacked since the start of the new year after he called out Arnold Schwarzenegger on Twitter over his ratings as host of Celebrity Apprentice.

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