The stars were out in force and ready to party at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards Jan. 8! From Jimmy Fallon’s opening monologue to the excited award acceptance speeches, We’ve got pics of the show’s greatest highlights, right here!
We knew this was going to be one of the best Golden Globe Awards telecasts ever as soon as host Jimmy Fallon, 42, burst into song and dance with a La La Land-themed cold-open that also included appearances from pals Justin Timberlake, 35, and Nicole Kidman, 49. The Globes are the place where the champagne is flowing and the stars are ready to party, so lets take a look at some of the night’s biggest highlights!
Of course it was time for Hollywood’s A-listers to really bring out their glamour for the first big awards show of the season, and leave it to Nicole and Reese Witherspoon, 40, to give it to us while presenting an award to The People Vs. O.J. Simpson onstage. Nic looked stunning in an elaborate silver Alexander McQueen gown while Reese was lovely in a canary yellow frock. Drew Barrymore, 41, also went with a dress featuring the shimmery silver theme while presenting.
For some of the first big awards of the evening, Tracee Ellis Ross, 44, from Blackish pulled off an upset in the Best Actress in a TV Comedy category, looking great in a sleeveless silver gown with her hair pulled back. In her acceptance speech, she said, “This is for all women of color and colorful people.” To no one’s surprise, Sarah Paulson took home the Globe Best Actress in a Limited Series for playing Marcia Clark in The People Vs. O.J. Simpson. The 42-year-old looked sensational in a glittery golden gown to match her new trophy.
La La Land’s Ryan Gosling, 37, tore our hearts out in accepting the trophy for Best Actor in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy. He devoted his award to partner Eva Mendes‘ late brother who died of cancer in 2016, all while the 42-year-old actress was pregnant and raising the couple’s other young daughter.
Meryl Streep, 67, brought power and emotion to the ceremony with her Cecile B. DeMille Award acceptance speech, blasting President-Elect Donald Trump, 70, and paying tribute to her recently departed pal Carrie Fisher, 60.
One of the biggest surprises of the telecast was when Brad Pitt, 54, emerged to present clips from Moonlight, a film he produced. He was met by loud cheers from the crowd, who showed him such warm support as his ugly divorce and child custody battle with Angelina Jolie, 41, rages on. The great news for him? The movie went on to take home the Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Motion Picture!
HollywoodLifers, what was your favorite moment of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards telecast? Tell us in the comments.