Best: 'Moonlight' Wins Best Drama
It had some stiff competition – but Moonlight won the biggie, besting formidable contenders like Manchester by the Sea and Lion for Best Motion Picture Drama. Even though the Globes are not necessarily the best litmus test for the Oscars, it does offer some hope that La La Land might not walk away with the top trophy come February. Barry Jenkins did a beautiful job adapting Tarell Alvin McCraney's experimental theater piece for the screen, and gave this poetic, slow-burning exploration of class, sexuality and masculinity a visual lyricism and emotional heft that runs rings around most American movies of the past decade. It offers exactly the type of perspective that Hollywood desperately needs more of.