Everyone’s talking about The Crown and La La Land, but the real winner of the Golden Globes last night? Stranger Things.
Before the ceremony had even started, the Netflix sci-fi hit of last summer, which was up for Best Drama Series, was busy stealing the whole show on the red carpet in an inspired musical number from host Jimmy Fallon. Spoofing the dazzling opening sequence from Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, which sees a traffic jam turn into a song and dance routine, Fallon led a host of celebrity cameos prancing and crooning their way up a car-packed road.
People were lining up to take part, from Nicole Kidman and Amy Adams (complete with Arrival’s orange hazmat suits) to Kit Harington waking up halfway through (one of the number’s more subtle TV references) and the white Ford Bronco from The People v. O.J. Simpson. Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood running out of batteries halfway through a line was a brilliant touch, not to mention a graceful piece of choreography featuring Justin Timberlake and Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek hacking a laptop. But out-cameoing them all were, of course, the kids from Stranger Things.
Breaking out in the back of a van, Millie Brown’s Eleven led the gang in a rap about Eggos and the Upside Down, before mentioning everyone’s favourite Stranger Things character, Barbara – a mention that sparked a whole swimming pool-based dance sequence featuring tons of Barbs all in glorious orange and pink.
And, of course, before then, the Stranger Things crew were already out in force on the carpet proper, with more style than half the people several times their age.
La La Land went on to win a record-breaking seven Globes – every single one it was nominated for – while Netflix bagged its first major series win with Best Drama for The Crown. For us, though, there’s only real winner on the night. All hail, Barb, the swimming Hollywood musical siren in the TV show of our dreams.
For the full list of winners from last night’s Golden Globes, click here.