(UDHAYAM, LOS ANGELES) – Hollywood musical La La Land has broken the record for the most Golden Globe Awards, winning seven prizes.
It won in every category in which it was nominated – including best musical or comedy film and acting trophies for Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
It also won the awards for best director, screenplay, score and song.
The Globes are seen as pointers to the Oscars. Moonlight was named best drama film, while Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert won other acting prizes.
Affleck was named best actor in a film drama for his role in Manchester By The Sea and French star Isabelle Huppert was the surprise winner of the award for best film drama actress.
Her performance in thriller Elle – which was also named best foreign language film – beat contenders including Natalie Portman, who had been considered the favourite for playing Jackie Kennedy in Jackie.
Viola Davis was named best supporting film actress for playing a woman in 1950s Pittsburgh in Fences – a role she first played on Broadway six years ago.
The movie is an adaptation of the August Wilson play, which explores race relations in post-war America.
Accepting the award, Davis said: “It’s not every day that Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen – it doesn’t scream ‘moneymaker’. But it does scream art, and it does scream heart.”
In a surprise result, British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson was named best supporting actor for his role in Nocturnal Animals – a prize that had been widely expected to go to Mahershala Ali for Moonlight.
Zootopia was named best animated feature film at Sunday’s ceremony, which was hosted by Jimmy Fallon.