Golden Globes 2017: Watch Hugh Laurie's hilarious anti-Trump acceptance speech

'I won at the last ever Golden Globes'

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Politics were a pretty unavoidable subject during the 2017 Golden Globes.

Donald Trump's incoming presidency - and the current atmosphere in the US and creativity's role in the future - cropped up many times over the course of winners' speeches, even becoming a recurring target of Jimmy Fallon's jokes in his opening monologue

However, none were perhaps quite as hilarious as Hugh Laurie's slice of British pessimism; seeing his dry speech declare that his Best Supporting Actor win for a TV Movie or Limited Series for The Night Manager meant, "I won at the last ever Golden Globes". 

"I don't meant to be gloomy, it's just that it has the words Hollywood, Foreign, and Press in the title; I just don't know what...," he joked. "I think to some Republicans even the word association is slightly sketchy."

In film, La La Land achieved an incredible, record-breaking sweep of seven wins; besting previous record holders Midnight Express and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and winning in every category it was nominated for. Elsewhere, predicted wins came in for Isabelle Huppert for Elle and Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea, while Moonlight nabbed Best Drama. 


TV was largely dominated by British-style fare in the dramatic genre, with wins for both The Crown and The Night Manager; while Donald Glover's sublime Atlanta fared well in the comedy category. The People vs OJ Simpson also continued its winning streak from the Emmys, with an unsurprising (but deserving) win for Sarah Paulson. 

You can read the complete list of winners for both film and television here.

 

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