BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: (L-R) Actors Trevante Rhodes and Naomie Harris, director Barry Jenkins, actors Ashton Sanders, Janelle Monae and Mahershala Ali of 'Moonlight,' winner of Best Motion Picture - Drama, pose in the press room during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

3 ways the Dayton area kicked butt at the Golden Globes

The Dayton area had some pretty strong dogs in the fight for Golden Globes. 

Two of those dogs are running towards Oscar glory. 

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Here are three ways Dayton was represented at the awards.


Hugh Laurie edged out former Yellow Springs resident John Lithgow out in the best performance by an actor in a supporting role, but Lithgow’s show had a big night at the Globes. 

The Netflix show “The Crown,” which features Lithgow, won the award for best drama series and actress.

Lithgow’s father Arthur was a classically-trained actor and college professor at Antioch College. An Antioch grad, Arthur Lithgow founded the Antioch Shakespeare Festival, later called Shakespeare Under the Stars. 

John Lithgow walked on the stage for the first time in 1947 at age 2 as an urchin in The Emperor’s New Clothes in Yellow Springs, according to the “Akron Beacon Journal.” 

At age 6, he was in “Henry VI, Part 3.”  


Hanna Beachler, a Centerville grad and product of Wright State University's film and production design program, was the production designer on the Barry Jenkins-directed film “Moonlight.”

The movie won best picture of year and will likely be nominated for an Academy Award. 

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Springfield native John Legend was all over the screen.

And for good reason: the Oscar-winning singer/songwriter plays a key role in "LA LA Land," which stars the Springfield native in a supporting role. “LA LA Land” broke the record for most Golden Globe wins by a movie, nabbing seven awards.

The Damien Chazelle film won for directing, screenplay, original score, best song and best picture award for comedy or musical.

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone picked up the best actor and best actress award in the comedy or musical category.