'La La Land' dances into lead at Golden Globes
- 'Great reward' -The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual prizegiving -- a boozy prelude to the Academy Awards -- handed its first award of the evening to Aaron Taylor-Johnson for best supporting actor in thriller "Nocturnal Animals." Viola Davis picked up best supporting actress for "Fences," paying tribute to "extraordinary leader, great actor, great director" Denzel Washington. "It's not every day that Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen. It doesn't scream money-maker, you know? But it does scream art. It does scream heart," she said. Barry Jenkins's coming-of-age tale "Moonlight," which started the night with six nominations including for the director and cast members Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali, has been monopolizing attention on the drama side of the contest. Another frontrunner is Kenneth Lonergan's unflinching "Manchester by the Sea," which earned the filmmaker nods for best directing and screenplay while Casey Affleck is a favorite for best actor and Michelle Williams vies for best supporting actress honors.
- Blue skies -On the television side, FX true crime anthology "The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" took home prizes for best limited series or TV movie. And Sarah Paulson took home the prize for best actress in a limited series for the show, for her portrayal of prosecutor Marcia Clark. But AMC crime drama "The Night Manager" swept up three acting prizes, for Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman. Actor Donald Glover -- who is due to star in the next "Star Wars" spin-off film -- picked up the best comedy television series award for "Atlanta," which he created. Fallon was assisted by "Jimmy's Angels" -- Stallone sisters Sistine, Scarlet and Sophia -- who are jointly this year's "Miss Golden Globe," responsible for helping to hand out statuettes. For the first time, the arrival of Hollywood's A-listers on the red carpet -- a top moment for fashion lovers -- was live-streamed on Twitter. Organizers had feared that fierce rain storms pummeling Northern California could soak the event and the stars, but the skies remained blue and the temperatures mild in Los Angeles as the ceremony began.