Hollywood's elite headed for the red carpet in Los Angeles Sunday for the Golden Globes kicking off the entertainment industry's awards season.
Billed as the most raucous event in the showbiz calendar, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual prize-giving is a draw for filmmakers and actors looking to create some buzz ahead of February's Academy Awards.
Saturday Night Live alum and talk show personality Jimmy Fallon hosted the show.
Whimsical modern-day musical "La La Land" was the big winner of the night taking home the Golden Globe for best comedy/musical film, completing a clean sweep by winning all seven categories for which it earned nominations and setting itself up as a front-runner for the Oscars.
The dreamy musical bested "20th Century Women," "Deadpool," "Florence Foster Jenkins" and "Sing Street."
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.
Casey Affleck won best drama actor for his unflinching performance of a man scarred by tragedy in "Manchester by the Sea."
France's Isabelle Huppert won the award for best actress in a drama for her portrayal of a rape victim who seeks revenge in "Elle." Huppert beat out frontrunner Natalie Portman for her portrayal of Jackie Kennedy in "Jackie."
The first major fashion parade of Tinseltown's awards season hosted a parade of pink and women in tuxedos.
The US presidential election was on the minds of those at the Beverly Hilton. Fallon cracked a few jokes, but screen legend Meryl Streep took Donald Trump to task, in an emotional speech as she accepted a lifetime achievement award.
(Staff with AFP)