Golden Globes: Hollywood gears up for film and TV awards

January 8, 2017
Source: BBC
Golden Globes: Hollywood gears up for film and TV awards

Hollywood is gearing up for this year's Golden Globes - one of the biggest nights in the entertainment calendar.

The ceremony is traditionally seen as an indicator of which films will do well at the Oscars.

La La Land leads the field with seven nominations, followed by Moonlight (six) and Manchester By The Sea (five).

The Globes also cover TV - and this year sees British actors including Claire Foy, Tom Hiddleston and Thandie Newton hotly tipped for trophies.

The awards will be handed out in Los Angeles from 17:00 PST Sunday/01:00 GMT Monday at a ceremony hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

La La Land, which stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, tells the story of a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress who are chasing dreams of stardom in Los Angeles.

Its nominations include best comedy or musical film, where it faces competition from Florence Foster Jenkins, Sing Street, 20th Century Women and Deadpool.

The musical is also in the running for best screenplay and best director, while Stone and Gosling have both received acting nods.

Its director Damien Chazelle told the BBC: "I grew up loving those old Hollywood musicals, and what I wanted to do was to take that form of film-making we think of as old fashioned and see if it could be updated and revived for today."