Emma Stone won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her work in La La Land at the 2017 Golden Globes! And it was a tough fight going up against Annette Bening, Lily Collins, Hailee Steinfeld, and Meryl Streep at the 2017 Golden Globes.
An emotional Stone had to start by thanking her "amazing mom." She moved to L.A. 13 years ago this week. She couldn't have done it without her. She thanked her parents and brother, who put up with her her whole life. She also thanked all of her close friends. She moved on to thanking everyone who worked on the film including, of course, Ryan Gosling who was "the best partner a girl could ask for."
Stone said La La Land was a movie for "dreamers." "Hope and creativity" are some of the most important things in the world. "To any creative person who's had a door slammed in their face, either metaphorically or physically, actors who have had their auditions cut off or waited for a call back that didn't come, or anybody, anywhere, really, that feels like giving up sometimes, but finds it in themselves to get up and keep moving forward, I share this with you," she said.
Emma Stone was the clear front-runner for Best Actress for her role as struggling actress Mia Dolan in La La Land. She sang, danced and acted beautifully. We all knew Stone was funny from Superbad, Easy A and more. She had always made a name for herself as the quirky, funny girl in movies. But La La Land solidified Stone as a leading lady. She proved she could be funny and musical and even serious once La La Land took a surprising turn at the end.
There were some predictions that Annette Bening could win the Golden Globe for her work as Dorothea Fields in 20th Century Women though. Critics loved the way she portrayed a complicated woman and mother.
Then, of course, there was Meryl Streep. Streep is constantly up for awards and will almost always be one of the top contenders. And her work as Florence Foster Jenkins in Florence Foster Jenkins was no different. Streep truly did the socialite and opera singer justice in the movie.
Hailee Steinfeld got rave reviews for her work as Nadine Franklin in The Edge of Seventeen. Critics loved how relatable The Edge of Seventeen was and how Steinfeld and the movie took you back to a place where your small, angst-ridden problems seemed like the biggest problems in the world. The Edge of Seventeen was funny and smart, making it more than just another teen movie or coming-of-age story that we’ve seen before.
Lily Collins was amazing as Marla Mabrey in Rules Don’t Apply. Rules Don’t Apply was about the forbidden relationship between an actress and her driver in Hollywood back in 1958. The relationship was forbidden by their boss Howard Hughes and the movie takes a look at his interesting life. While critics didn’t love Rules Don’t Apply, they did like Collins’ portrayal of Marla.
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