It’s awards season! That means for the next few months I’m trying to watch as many movies and TV shows as I can to make sure I come from a place of knowledge when I yell at the TV. I just watched the Golden Globes and have to admit I was surprised by a few of the wins, impressed with some of the gowns, and moved by some of the speeches.
The big talker of the night was Meryl Streep. In addition to being nominated for her role in Florence Foster Jenkins, she was being honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. She’s been nominated for a Golden Globe 30 times and won 13 of those. But it was her speech tonight that will have everyone talking for weeks to come. She called out Donald Trump by saying…
“Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if you kick us all out, you’ll have nothing to watch except for football and mixed martial arts, which are not arts.”
She then called on the press to stand up to Trump and quoted her late friend Carrie Fisher, “Take your broken heart, make it into art.”
There were a few big surprises of the night, Moonlight beating out favored Manchester by the Sea for Best Motion Picture Drama. And Isabelle Huppert winning Best Actress Motion Picture, Drama over Amy Adams and Ruth Negga for her role in Elle.
But as many people predicted, La La Land was the big winner of the night. The film won a record-breaking 7 Globes including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Best Director for Damien Chazelle. The two leads, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone also won in their categories.
What did you think of Jimmy Fallon as host? The general reaction online seems to be, meh. He had some funny moments like rapping to Chastain and the Redmayne and his Mariah Carey callback after his prompter went down and he couldn’t remember his monologue.
Truthfully the funniest moment of the night for me was Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell talking about their first experience watching an animated movie. It was dark, and a bit twisted and I loved it!
And there was a beautiful tribute to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. I have a feeling we’re going to see a lot more of those over the coming months.
What was your favorite part of the Globes? Any winners that made you say, huh? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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