“What sign should I make for the next march? So much to do: global warming, standing rock, LGBTQ issues, Chinese missiles, immigration… I feel like we could all go out and really change things,” stated Lily Tomlin who received the Life Achievement award at the 23rd annual award show.
It seems politics were the rage at the awards as actors took to the podium.
Here is the list of winners.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Denzel Washington, Fences
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Emma Stone, La La Land
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Viola Davis, Fences
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Hidden Figures
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: Hacksaw Ridge
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow, The Crown
Lithgow referred to Meryl Streep’s, Golden Globes saying “She managed to speak my exact thoughts.”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Claire Foy, The Crown
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Stranger Things
Here is their statement:
“This award from you, who take your craft seriously, and earnestly believe like me that great acting can change the world is a call to arms from our fellow craftsmen and women to go deeper and through our art to battle against fear self centeredness and exclusivity of our predominantly narcissistic culture, and through our craft to cultivate a more empathetic and understanding society by revealing infinite truths that serve as a forceful reminder to folks that when they feel broken and afraid and tired, they are not alone.
We are united in that we are all human beings and we are all together on this wonderful painful, horrible painful joyous exciting and mysterious ride that is being alive.
Now as we act in the continuing narrative of stranger things, we 1983 mid-westerners will repel bullies, we will shelter freaks and outcasts those who have no home, we will get past the lies we will hunt monsters and when we are at a loss amidst the hypocrisy and the casual violence of certain individuals and institutions we will, as per Chief Jim Hopper punch some people in the face when they seek to destroy the weak and the disenfranchised and the marginalized and we will do it all with soul with heart and with joy.”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: William H. Macy, Shameless
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Orange Is The New Black
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie: Bryan Cranston, All The Way
Bryan Cranston accepted an award for his portrayal of the 36th president of the United States, Lyndon B Johnson. He said, in his acceptance speech: “I’m often asked how Lyndon Johnson would think about Donald Trump. And I honestly think 36 would put his arm around 45, and earnestly wish him success.”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie: Sarah Paulson, American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series: Game of Thrones