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Casey Affleck named Best Actor, Drama, for ‘Manchester by the Sea’ at 2017 Golden Globe Awards

Actor Casey Affleck has been honored with a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Drama, for his performance in “Manchester by the Sea,” at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards tonight, Sunday, January 8, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The yearly Golden Globe Awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honor the best in motion pictures and television for the prior calendar year. Jimmy Fallon was the host of the celebration, bringing his unique brand of humor to the event. The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony was televised live on NBC.

In “Manchester by the Sea,” after the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.

This is the first Golden Globe Award win for Casey Affleck. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford in 2008.

“Manchester by the Sea” is rated R for language throughout and some sexual content and has a run-time of 137 minutes.

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