Golden Globes

Independent films, diversity and the tussle between escapism or realism mark Hollywood’s 2017 awards season, which swings into high gear on Sunday with the Golden Globes ceremony.

The laid-back Globes dinner in Beverly Hills kicks off two months of red carpets and black tie events punctuated by Oscar nominations on Jan. 24 and culminating in the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 26.

Musical “La La Land,” indie grief drama “Manchester by the Sea,” and black coming-of-age film “Moonlight” are leading the awards buzz in a season that has been dominated by small, intimate fare.