74th Golden Globe Awards

The 74th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and American television of 2016, was broadcast live on January 8, 2017 from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST by NBC. The ceremony was produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Talk-show host Jimmy Fallon was announced as the host of the ceremony on August 2, 2016. Meryl Streep was announced as the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award honoree on November 3, 2016. The nominations were announced on December 12, 2016, by Don Cheadle, Laura Dern and Anna Kendrick.
La La Land won all seven awards for which it had been nominated, becoming the most successful film in Golden Globe Awards history and seventh overall to win each award for which it was nominated, including Best Director and Best Screenplay for Damien Chazelle, and Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The only other film to win more than one award was Elle, which won both the awards for which it had been nominated. Atlanta, The Crown, The Night Manager, and were among the television shows that received multiple awards.

Winners and nominees

The nominees for the 74th Golden Globe Awards were announced on December 12, 2016.
, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama winner
, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy winner
, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy winner
, Best Supporting Actor winner
, Best Supporting Actress winner
, Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama winner
, Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama winner
, Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical winner
, Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical winner
, Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film winner
, Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film winner
, Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film winner
, Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film winner


Films with multiple nominations

The following 17 films received multiple nominations:
7La La Land
5Manchester by the Sea
4Florence Foster Jenkins
3Hacksaw Ridge
3Hell or High Water
3Nocturnal Animals
220th Century Women
2Hidden Figures

Films with multiple wins

The following 2 films received multiple wins:
7La La Land


Series with multiple nominations

The following 16 series received multiple nominations:
4The Night Manager
3The Crown
3The Night Of
3This Is Us
2American Crime
2The Americans
2Game of Thrones
2Mozart in the Jungle
2Mr. Robot
2Stranger Things

Series with multiple wins

The following 4 series received multiple wins:
3The Night Manager
2The Crown


opened the ceremony with a long homage to La La Land, with cameos from Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Justin Timberlake, and others. His opening speech was marred by a brief delay after his teleprompter broke.
Meryl Streep, recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, used her acceptance speech to criticize, without stating names, President-elect Donald Trump's alleged imitation of disabled New York Times journalist Serge F. Kovaleski, stating: "Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When powerful people use their position to bully we all lose." On the subject of diversity in Hollywood, Streep said, "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."
Press coverage of the event has largely focused on Meryl Streep's remarks and the responses to them, and this has also dominated popular responses, generating what the BBC has characterized as a "firestorm on Twitter". Donald Trump responded to Streep's comments on Twitter, describing Streep as "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood" and a "Hillary flunky", and stating "For the 100th time, I never "mocked" a disabled reporter 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. Just more very dishonest media!"
Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which runs the annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony, wrote on Twitter on 10 January: "As an organisation of journalists, the HFPA stands by your defence of free expression and we reject any calls for censorship". Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, responded to Streep's reference to mixed martial arts, defending the sport as an art, and saying that "the last thing I expect is for an uppity 80-year-old lady to be in our demographic and love mixed martial arts". Scott Coker, president of Bellator MMA, also defended MMA as art, and highlighted the sport's diversity; he invited Streep to attend an event.
Tom Hiddleston received criticism in social media for mentioning that Sudanese medical workers had "binge-watched" The Night Manager, while accepting the award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film. He apologized after the ceremony for his "inelegantly expressed" remarks.
Richard Lawson, reviewing the ceremony in Vanity Fair, stated that Jimmy Fallon's opening homage to La La Land began as "a fun, starry sampling of this year's nominees", but had "worn out its welcome" before the end. Lawson described Fallon as an "oddly tone-deaf" host, and criticized his opening speech: "The jokes were stale and wheezy and Fallon’s lovable-cute shtick was more wearying than it was charming." He praised Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell's introduction to the Best Animated Feature Film award as "hilarious... weird, inspired, clever without smirking".
The Guardians film critic Peter Bradshaw expressed disappointment that La La Lands success "shut out a lot of contenders that are now in danger of being forgotten and losing momentum", particularly highlighting Nocturnal Animals and Moonlight. He praised Isabelle Huppert's win for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, calling it "the most extraordinary award".


The ceremony averaged a Nielsen 5.6 ratings/18 share, and was watched by 20.02 million viewers. The ratings was an eight percent increase from previous ceremony's viewership of 18.5 million, becoming the third highest in a decade.

''In Memoriam''

No "In Memoriam" section was broadcast on television during the ceremony. The HFPA included a slideshow on their website including the following names: