British Winners at Golden Globes as La La Land cleans up

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BIG WINNERS: The La La Land entourage.

BRITISH actors were amongst the winners at last night’s Golden Globe awards in Los Angeles.  Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman all won awards for 2016 television series The Night Manager, an adaptation of a John le Carrénovel about a hotel night manager and former soldier who is recruited to infiltrate an arms dealer’s network.

Little Dorrit actress, Claire Foy, also won an award for her role of a young Queen Elizabeth II inThe Crown, which was released on Netflix.

Overall winners of the night though were the cast of film La La Land, which broke records by winning seven awards.  The film’s main stars, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling both won acting awards, and the romantic musical-comedy about an aspiring actress and a musician who fall in love in Los Angeles also won in the categories of best musical or comedy film, best director of a motion picture, best screenplay, best orignal score and song.

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Other winners included Viola Davis for her role in Fences, an adaptation of a play set in 1950s Pittsburgh about racial tensions after World War II and Casey Affleck for his role in Manchester By The Sea.

The awards, which are run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, were hosted by comedian and host of the “Tonight Show” Jimmy Fallon, whose risqué comments included jokes about American President-Elect Donald Trump.

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