The 72nd Golden Globes were held yesterday and mark the beginning of awards season. Hosted for the third time by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, this will be their last year and I am sure all the famous people out there will miss them. I say that because they poke fun at celebrities, but in a nice way. It’s as if Ricky Gervais’ jokes were put on a diet, they would look like theirs, watered down, boring and polite. Overall it was an okay show and honestly it was boring in my opinion. I am looking forward to a new host next year and praying that Neil Patrick Harris does a good job with hosting the Oscars.
1. Boyhood won for best movie and it was a well deserved win. Patricia Arquette also took home best supporting actress for the film. Bravo to Richard Linklater for taking a chance and creating a movie that he believed in and was unique in every way.
2. A lot of the focus of the show was on Benedict Cumberbatch, the camera must have panned on him a million times. He didn’t win anything, but we learned that he is a sweetheart to his wife and seriously I couldn’t stop watching them together. #relationshipgoals
3. But really it was all about Cumberbatch again stealing a moment, as he did last year and photo bombing Meryl Streep and Margret Cho’s photo.
4. Margaret Cho dressed as a Korean soldier, in relation to the whole Interview scandal with Kim Jong Un. Really, I could care less and I thought it was stereotypical and lame. Asian-Americans have come so far and to have a stupid moment like this take center stage is ridiculous.
5. Amazon proved that they are a contender in the TV series market. Their new show Transparent took home two globes, one for best comedy or musical series and another for Jeffrey Tambor as lead actor. I am excited to see the transgender community, which so often gets overlooked, get some love that they so much deserve.
6. One of my fave girls from Downton Abbey, Joanne Froggatt won for best supporting actress in a TV series and when she went up to give her speech it was an emotional one. She said, “After this storyline aired I received a small number of letters from survivors of rape and one woman summed up the thoughts of many by saying she wasn’t sure why she’d written, but she just felt in some way she wanted to be heard. And I’d just like to say ‘I heard you’ and I hope saying this so publicly means in some way you feel the world hears you.” Her message was powerful and heartfelt and one that deserves recognition.
7. Many great shows and movies were snubbed, but that could just be my biased point of view. Some of my favorite shows didn’t receive much at all, but a simple nod. Game of Thrones got nothing, Homeland nada, and HBO’s mini-series Olive Kitteridge got a high-five at best. The look on Francis McDormand’s face was priceless, she was phenomenal as Kitteridge and should have won!
8. Jared Leto and his beautiful braid. Enough said.
9. Umm… Yeah Prince was there. Where has he been and what is up with his whole look? Well he is Prince, so I guess he can do whatever the hell he likes.
10. The public support and stance against the Charlie Hebdo Paris shootings. The Golden Globes is a huge platform and it is good to see artists who can be known and heard stand up for a cause that is worthwhile and that deserves even more attention than their awards show.
11. George Clooney and his new wife Amal Alamuddin. Yes, the ladies man finally got married and was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement in motion pictures award. He gave a beautiful speech, recognizing not only the Paris attacks, but giving thanks to his wonderful new love. He said, “Whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, Amal, I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband.”
12. Wes Anderson’s win for Grand Budapest Hotel. A definite highlight of the evening and a rare glimpse at a director who almost never attends these types of shows.
13. Still can’t believe Showtime’s The Affair beat some of the best shows out there right now, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey and The Good Wife. They won for best drama series and Ruth Wilson took home an award for best actress in her role. The Affair was a great show, but was it good enough to beat out some of the best? I honestly didn’t think it deserved to win.
14. The look on Chrissy Teigen’s face when her husband Jon Legend won his award. Seriously the ugliest cry face I have ever seen. This is especially funny considering how beautiful and perfect she seems. Her face has already gone viral, but she seems to be taking it all in stride.
15. When Ricky Gervais made an appearance, drink in hand and gave the audience some snarky jokes to add a little liveliness to the show.
16. The gorgeous actors and actresses. They looked stunning and impressive. Kit Harrington, Jake Gyllenhal and Rosamund Pike were definitely the most beautiful of the bunch.
17. I think we found next year’s GG hosts. Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader were only on screen for a few minutes, but their energy was funny, lively and kept us wanting more. The word is already out and people are vying for them to take the hosting spot next year. I vote for them to host!
And finally after the show here is how Christoph Waltz felt and I think it pretty much sums up the night.
Did you watch the show? What did you love or hate?