2017 Golden Globes: 'Moonlight' wins Best Drama, Sarah Paulson, and more

The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards aired live on NBC tonight, and included wins for LGBTQ-inclusive films and out stars, creators, and directors.

Moonlight took home the award for Best Picture - Drama. The film has racked up critical acclaim and accolades since its release and passed $12 million at the box office. The film follows a young black man named Chiron living in a rough neighborhood of Miami in three acts from childhood to teen years to adulthood. Over this time, Chiron struggles with his own sexual identity, the concept of masculinity, and his feelings for his friend Kevin, all set against a challenging home life and bullying at school.



Out actress Sarah Paulson picked up the award in Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her work on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and again as part of the cast when the series won in Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Out executive producer Nina Jacobson accepted the honor for the series, and thanked her wife from stage. Byron Howard, co-director of Globe-winning film Zootopia, also thanked his husband from the stage while accepting for Best Animated Film. L'Oreal also debuted a new commercial spot during the show starring trans model Hari Nef.


Meryl Streep, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, used her speech as an opportunity to call upon the press to hold President-Elect Donald Trump and his cabinet accountable for their words and actions. "Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose," she said. "We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage ... We're going to need them going forward and they're going to need us to safeguard the truth." GLAAD recently introduced the Trump Accountability Project as a resource for journalists, editors, and other news makers reporting on the Trump administration, which catalogues the anti-LGBTQ statements and actions of President-elect Trump and those in his circle. The Trump Accountability Project also includes other hateful rhetoric, discriminatory actions, and exclusionary worldviews of the incoming Trump administration.


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