“La La Land” swept Sunday’s 74th Golden Globe Awards and set a record.
The musical film starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling won all seven of the awards for which it received nominations — including best motion picture – musical or comedy, best director, best screenplay, best score and acting awards for its stars.
Host Jimmy Fallon kicked off the show with a taped sketch that riffed off “La La Land” — foreshadowing the winning theme of the night.
His monologue included some political humor — noting the Globes is “one of the few places left that still honors the popular vote”– and a small snafu.
“Already the teleprompter is down, so this is a great way to start the show,” Fallon said right off the bat.
But it was Meryl Streep, who was honored with Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, that captivated the audience.
Streep’s “Doubt” costar, Viola Davis, presented the award and praised the actress.
“You make me proud to be an artist,” Davis said. “You make me feel that what I have in me, my body, my face, my age, is enough.”
Streep got political in her speech, highlighting the diversity of the various actors there from around the world.
“So 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 arts,” she said.
Streep reminded those present that “all of us in this room belong to the most vilified segments of America right now: Hollywood, foreigners, press.”
Without mentioning his name, the actress criticized President-elect Donald Trump for his behavior on the campaign trail — and called on the press to hold him accountable.
“We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage,” she said. “We’re going to need them going forward, and they’re going to need us to safeguard the truth.”
Streep ended her speech with words of wisdom from her friend, the late Carrie Fisher: ” Take your broken heart, make it into art.”
The Globes paid tribute to Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds in a video highlighting some of their most memorable film roles.
Reynolds died one day after Fisher in December.