Well he did say ‘Let’s all have a laugh… at your expense.’ Ok I don’t exactly subscribe to Ricky Gervais‘ beliefs and his brand of comedy can be brutal, but I have to agree about keeping politics off acceptance speeches.
I don’t have the energy to do a lengthy post this time so I’m just going to post 20 commentaries in tweets/gifs … starting with THIS:
First winner of the night happens to be one of my favorite actors… who I hope will get a cinematic comeback real soon! My heart goes out to him and Australians who are impacted by the devastating bush fires.
“Once you overcome the one-inch tall barriers of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” – ‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon-ho #GoldenGlobes winner for Best Foreign Film pic.twitter.com/4fItCq5f8l
Former Bond-turned-Colonel-Sanders Pierce Brosnan had turned up earlier introducing his two sons as Miss, er Mr. Golden Globes (???)… but it’s his second appearance with Will Ferrell that’s far memorable. Suddenly I’m hungry for some fried chicken!!
“I would like to dedicate this to my dad Wally, I told you I would
get a job, dad. To my grandma, my best friend, the woman who raised me. And to my mother, Tia, who I always hoped was watching from somewhere above” – Awkwafina #GoldenGlobespic.twitter.com/IIfJgpCAml
I enjoyed seeing her and Daniel Craig in Knives Out, so it’s cool that they’re working together again in No Time To Die.
I have to say I didn’t quite love the JOKER’s score but I’m thrilled to see a female composer win last night!!! It still doesn’t make up for the lack of any female director nominated though, HFPA! Not even a little bit.
I’m happy to see Taron Egerton‘s continued meteoric rise! He’s a fun bloke and obviously super duper talented! Even in a frivolous action flick like KINGSMAN he was so watchable. LOVE his gracious, genuinely emotional acceptance speech… he acknowledged the young fellow nominee Roman Griffin of Jojo Rabbit AND thanked his mom… classy! Elton John’s reaction pure joy of seeing him win said it all.
I predicted Joaquin Phoenix would win and I think he deserved it. I do think he’s rambling on his speech but he did make Adam Driver laugh (the only actor in the room who I’d believe doesn’t have any beef with anyone if he lost an award).
Can’t believe award season is officially in full swing! Honestly I didn’t even realize Golden Globes was this weekend until I heard something in the car as I was driving around. Fortunately I did have time to actually sit down and watch (and live tweeted) the event, though I tuned in late as I usually avoid the red carpet stuff.
Well this year’s ceremony is different than in recent memory… what with the #TimesUp movement and everyone banding together to support women who’ve been sexually-harassed/abused by wearing all-black at the red carpet.
More on that later… as I do want to introduce a friend of mine, Shivani Yadav, blogger extraordinaire of Critic-Corner which offers reviews and fun celeb fashion, as we tag team on Golden Globes commentary this year! I thought that since the Golden Globes was all about women supporting each other, it’s the perfect time to collaborate. Shivani – it’s an honor to have you guest blog on FlixChatter!
Now, to start things off, here’s the video of Seth Meyers’ opening montage in case you missed it…
Glad he captured the #TimesUp movement in his monologue and rightly blasting the biggest sexual harassment perpetrators Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Woody Allen. I think overall Seth did a good job as host. He didn’t irk me like some previous hosts and he certainly wasn’t as mean-spirited as Ricky Gervais.
This was probably the best Golden Globes ceremony, in recent memory. So many amazing moments took place and great speeches were made. My day could not have started in a better way (it was 4:30 AM when it started here in India).
On the fashion front, with the #TimesUp and #MeToo movement going on, celebs opted for black ensembles and I was all up for it. I know the point here was of solidarity and trying to get a message out but at the end of the day, it was through fashion. And a person who writes fashion reviews daily, at first I was a bit skeptical about to decision but after tonight, I can confidently say that this was one of the best red carpets I have seen since I started writing. With the help of one color, the message came out much more clearly – of equality, sisterhood and not taking anybody’s sh*t!
I just wish more men were speaking out about the issue. Red carpet hosts could have done a better job in making them a part of the conversation by asking them how things can be better and in general, voicing out their opinions. Hopefully, we’ll see improvement on that side in the more coming award shows.
As for my fashion favorites, this is probably the first time I don’t have any. Sure, I have opinions about every look (and for that you can read my blog), but generally as a whole, I’m so pleased and overwhelmed with everyone, fashion-wise, that my conscience is not allowing me to pick favorites.
The #TimesUp and #MeeToo movement was quite unprecedented. As a woman of color, the message of solidarity in the spirit of equality and representation is one that’s dear to my heart. Of course it remains to be seen if this movement will actually make a real lasting impact in Hollywood and beyond… I sure hope women don’t just get heard because it’s part of a zeitgeist… that it’s more than just a ‘trend’ but something that would bring out real change.
I skipped the red carpet stuff, but I did read some comments how the hosts didn’t seem to be grasping the movement seriously and still make it all about the fashion instead of having meaningful conversations. If that’s the case, it’s truly a missed opportunity, especially since many celebs brought activists with them to the event.
Now, out of a sea of all-black ensembles, there are still truly stunning outfits. I think limiting the color made designers more creative with the style. For me though, the queen who slayed them all has got to be Viola Davis… #ibowtothee
The first highlight for me was obviously Oprah‘s speech. I’m not even kidding, tears were literally pouring down my eyes by the sheer power of it. Breathtaking!
Love the fact that Natalie Portman and Barbra Streisand pointed out the all-made director’s category. Somebody had to do it and HFPA wasn’t exactly listening so doing it to their faces was kind of important!
And seeing Kirk Douglas with his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta Jones was quite a delight too.
I so agreed that Oprah‘s speech is definitely a highlight. It was such powerful, definitive, empowering and inspiring. Now, I’m not one of those who worships on the altar of Oprah, but y’know what, it’s undeniable she is a powerful self-made woman and last night she used her power for good like nobody’s business.
I feel for anyone who had to follow THAT speech to deliver the Best Director award, and that ‘honor’ went to Natalie Portman and Ron Howard. But y’know what, Portman seized the moment by cheekily quipping ‘and here are the ALL MALE nominees!’
I know some people have issues with the timing of that comment that seemed to undermine the accomplishments of the nominated filmmakers. But I don’t think she meant it that way, and y’know what, she too was caught up in the moment after Oprah’s speech and she seized it. It was a spot-on comment and I felt that it needed to be said. I thought Howard’s expression was priceless, and at least he was a big enough man to realize it wasn’t a slap against male directors, but the male-dominated filmmaking club that wasn’t conducive for women to be a part of.
There are many powerful speeches last night by women, but the one I was really taken by was Laura Dern‘s. I love how sincere her delivery was, empowering but delivered with a dose of humility and grace.
I LOVE the spirit of female solidarity displayed all night, especially by the female-led show Big Little Lies that won big last night, including Best Miniseries or TV Film.
Well, since I live-tweeted the event, I might as well just post some of my tweets here…
Gaaah!!! Serves me right for not tuning in sooner!! I missed two of these phenomenal ladies @ViolaDavis (who slayed in that outfit, WOW!) & Dame #HelenMirren Can someone cast them in a film/show together pleeeeeease? https://t.co/pqsmUAKYNA
Neither Shivani and I barely watch any TV shows this year, so we only post comments on the film winners. Ironically, the year I became a filmmaker last year also meant I had little time to watch films so there are a ton of films nominated here that I had missed.
In any case, here’s our comments on the the nominees and winners (listed in bold)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Shivani: I’m sure most people expected [Ronan] to win. Not a surprise! I like how her mom was on face-time. That was cute!
Ruth: I’ve been such a huge fan of Ronan that despite not having seen Lady Bird yet (I know, I know, hopefully soon!), I’m thrilled she won. I think she’s deserved awards for so many of her past performances (Atonement, Hanna, Brooklyn, etc.)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Shivani: Same here. No surprise!
Ruth: Again, haven’t seen Franco’s performance but I was kinda rooting for Kaluuya’s just based on what I’ve read on Get Out. I like the brotherly love Franco displayed when he won though the whole thing w/ Tommy Wiseau was just so odd. Plus I think it’s rude to shove him away like that, even if they were good friends now.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Shivani:I was rooting for him so much. I know Timothée is awesome and everything, but Gary literally never gets his due. It’s his time!
Glad that Oldman gave props to his co-stars. I thought Kristin Scott Thomas and Ben Mendelsohn were both absolutely terrific in the film. Good enough even for a Best Supporting nod!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World
Shivani:God this lady is fierce. There’s literally no match for her!
Ruth:I love how effortless and no-nonsense McDormand was. I love that she doesn’t seem like someone who loves to schmooze (unlike most in Hollywood) and doesn’t take any bullsh*t from anyone either. Three Billboards is yet another film I’ve missed but hope to see that soon!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Shivani:In my opinion, the actual competition here was between Allison and Laurie. I’m happy either way, I love all of the nominees!
Ruth:I loooove Octavia Spencer and The Shape of Water, so naturally I was rooting for her. But that’s not fair as I haven’t seen the other performances. Janney is a force so I have no problem w/ her winning. Plus, I love the diversity on this category.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Shivani: No one could really tell here who would win, so I would have been happy for anyone. But yeah, Sam is extremely underrated and I’m happy he got some recognition.
Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy The Disaster Artist The Greatest Showman Get Out I, Tonya Lady Bird
Shivani: I’m just happy for the crew. Greta Gerwig is so adorable!
Ruth: I probably am in the minority here the fact that I have not seen Lady Bird nor have I seen any of Greta Gerwig‘s films, either. Not sure why, just haven’t gotten around to it. But hey, always happy to see a female filmmaker getting accolades, so yay!
Best Motion Picture — Drama Call Me By Your Name Dunkirk The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Shivani: This was quite a surprise. I thought The Shape of Water would have won, but nevertheless, I’m happy that they recognized the film!
Ruth:Having only seen Dunkirk and The Shape of Water, I have no idea which one would win in this category but I thought Call Me By Your Name would win.
Best Animated Film The Boss Baby The Breadwinner Ferdinand Coco Loving Vincent
Shivani:I don’t think anybody was surprised with this win!
Ruth:Yep, not surprised at all though this is the first year where I hadn’t seen any of the animated features! I did blog about Loving Vincent a while ago, that looks absolutely astounding.
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture The Shape of Water Lady Bird The Post Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Molly’s Game
Shivani:I was quite positive that Lady Bird would win, and was surprised once again. It’s just that Three Billboards isn’t a type of movie that would normally get recognized by award shows. I’m happy that it is!
Ruth:Can’t really comment here as I have only seenThe Shape of Water, but sounds like a really strong category here with solid picks. I wanna see every single one of these I’ve missed!
Best Director – Motion Picture Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All The Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post
Shivani: Another underrated director (by the voters)! I loved it when he asked them to lower the music. “It’s taken 25 years. Give me a minute” Awesome!
Ruth:Happy for del Toro’s win, too! The Shape of Water was a singular and extremely creative original film. I love filmmakers who truly gave his all for his creation and del Toro spent a lot of his own money and considerable time even just to design the sea creature! Still, I was flabbergasted and saddened that Greta Gerwig and Patty Jenkins were snubbed, esp. Gerwig considering the critical rave Lady Bird received.
Best Original Score Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri The Shape of Water Phantom Thread The Post Dunkirk
Ruth:I adore Desplat’s score for The Shape of Water. It’s as magical, ethereal, romantic and mysterious as the film. Absolutely beautiful stuff that sweeps me off my feet.
Best Original Song
“Home,” Ferdinand — Nick Jonas, Justin Tranter, Nick Monson
“Mighty River,” Mudbound — Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson
“Remember Me,” Coco — Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“The Star,” The Star — Mariah Carey, Marc Shaiman “This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman — Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Shivani:I was really disappointed with the fact that they did not nominate Mystery of Love and Visions of Gideon from Call Me By Your Name so I’m kinda mad at them for that. This Is Me is a good enough song, but if it were up to me, it would not have gotten my vote.
Ruth: I had to look up the two songs that Shivani mentioned. Both of those songs are lovely, I totally understand why she loved them. I think This Is Me is a rousing song though, definitely more of a crowd pleaser.
Let me end the post with this article that offers an astute observation of the night… it’s as if the #TimesUp movement weren’t really a thing for most of the men, aside from what Seth Meyers said in his opening monologue “Good Evening, Ladies & Remaining Gentlemen.” The silence is deafening and frankly, disheartening.
Well it’s time for the obligatory award post of the year. I just tuned in right when the award presentation started, skipping the red carpet stuff. I quite enjoyed the La La Landthemed opening, that was fun and that bit with Ryan Reynolds on top of the piano as Jimmy Fallon is impersonating Ryan Gosling is a hoot!
If you missed it, here’s the video of that opening montage:
Fallon isn’t an edgy host, and the fact that the teleprompter wasn’t working properly within the first few minutes didn’t help. Overall he’s simply boring with puny attempts to be funny.
Heh could we just have Deadpool er, Ryan Reynolds to host next year? At least he’s self deprecating which I always find funny. He might not be the shrewdest actors out there but I think award hosting duties might be right his alley.
Thoughts on Winners/Losers
Best Motion Picture – Drama:
“Hell or High Water”
“Manchester by the Sea” “Moonlight” (WINNER)
I still haven’t seen ELLE yet but I have no problem with Isabelle Huppert winning as I heard her performance is astounding in the provocative thriller by Paul Verhoeven. Plus her speech was quite moving, it’s clear she didn’t think she would win. We’ll see if her win translate to the Oscars as well, if not then I think Amy Adams has a major shot at winning this.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Colin Farrell – “The Lobster” Ryan Gosling – “La La Land” (WINNER)
Hugh Grant – “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Jonah Hill – “War Dogs”
Ryan Reynolds – “Deadpool”
In case you haven’t read my La La Land review yet, well I said Gosling has such an inexpressive face devoid of emotion, and he’s no different in this movie. I’d rather see Reynolds win for his hilarious performance for Deadpool, but I think Farrell deserves to win!
That said, I thought his speech thanking his sweetheart Eva Mendes and dedicating the award to Mendes’ late brother, awwww, that wins major points in my book regardless of how I feel about him as an actor. That’s why his speech is one of my fave moments of the night…
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Annette Bening – “20th Century Women”
Lily Collins – “Rules Don’t Apply”
Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen” Emma Stone – “La La Land” (WINNER)
Meryl Streep – “Florence Foster Jenkins”
I’m glad to see three sublime Black actresses nominated in this category!! I had just seen Octavia Spencer in Hidden Figures, it’s tough to pick between her and Naomie. Both are brilliant, so is Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures.
Best Director – Motion Picture:
Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” (WINNER)
Tom Ford – “Nocturnal Animals”
Mel Gibson – “Hacksaw Ridge”
Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight”
Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester by the Sea”
I’m #TeamMoonlight (read my 5/5 review) this year so of course I’m bummed Barry Jenkins didn’t win this.
“La La Land”
“Nocturnal Animals” “Moonlight”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Hell or High Water”
I like La La Land, but I draw the line at “Best Screenplay”
“Mozart in the Jungle”
Haven’t seen any of these but wow, what a big night for Donald Glover for winning TWO awards as creator and best actor on the show, congrats!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama:
Rami Malek – “Mr. Robot”
Bob Odenkirk – “Better Call Saul”
Matthew Rhys – “The Americans”
Liev Schreiber – “Ray Donovan” Billy Bob Thornton – “Goliath” (WINNER)
Another show I haven’t seen yet, but Thornton is a good actor.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama:
Caitriona Balfe – “Outlander” Claire Foy – “The Crown”
Keri Russell – “The Americans”
Winona Ryder – “Stranger Things”
Evan Rachel Wood – “Westworld”
I’ve got so many shows to catch up on right now. I might watch The Crown after I finish Black Mirror.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy:
Anthony Anderson – “Black-ish”
Gael García Bernal – “Mozart in the Jungle” Donald Glover – “Atlanta” (WINNER)
Nick Nolte – “Graves”
Jeffrey Tambor – “Transparent”
Can’t comment here as I haven’t seen any of these shows.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy:
Rachel Bloom – “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”
Sarah Jessica Parker – “Divorce”
Issa Rae – “Insecure”
Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin” Tracee Ellis Ross – “Black-ish”
Ditto in this category, but it’s cool to see such a diverse collection of people being nominated AND won this year. Let’s hope this isn’t just a trend.
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
“The Night Manager”
“The Night Of” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (WINNER)
Definitely need to see The Night Manager, it’ll be a good break in between British monarch dramas The Crown and Victoria.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Riz Ahmed – “The Night Of”
Bryan Cranston – “All The Way” Tom Hiddleston – “The Night Manager” (WINNER)
John Turturro – “The Night Of”
Courtney B. Vance – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Hiddles looks good tonight but what’s with that *short* story he told about South Sudan?? It certainly isn’t a um, swift acceptance speech 😉 Christian Slater‘s expression during his speech is EVERYTHING!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Felicity Huffman – “American Crime”
Riley Keough – “The Girlfriend Experience” Sarah Paulson – “The People v. O.J. Simpson”(WINNER)
Charlotte Rampling – “London Spy”
Kerry Washington – “Confirmation”
I really have no interest in seeing this OJ Simpson TV Movie, but Sarah Paulson is a good actress so congrats!!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Olivia Colman – “The Night Manager” (WINNER)
Lena Headey – “Game Of Thrones”
Chrissy Metz – “This Is Us”
Mandy Moore – “This Is Us”
Thandie Newton – “Westworld”
As I have just seen Thandie in Westworld, I was rooting for her. But I do love Olivia Colman so I’m glad she won!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Sterling K. Brown – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” Hugh Laurie – “The Night Manager” (WINNER)
John Lithgow – “The Crown”
Christian Slater – “Mr. Robot”
John Travolta – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Wow, Slater again for Mr. Robot? Yes it’s a good performance but is it that good? He already won one for the same show last year, so I would like to see someone else win in this category.
First let me say I’m flabbergasted it’s taken SO long for Meryl Streep to get her Cecil B. Demille award!! I mean how many nominations does the woman have to get before she deserves such an accolade. Heck, I bet most of the men who have gotten their awards haven’t been nominated for even half as many as Streep!
But hey, I absolutely LOVE Viola Davis’ speech introducing the award…
I was rooting for Mad Max: Fury Road and Spotlight, but I kind of have a feeling The Revenant would win. I sure hope Fury Road would get an Oscar nomination though.
Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy
The Big Short
The Martian (WINNER)
Ok so I’m over the fact that this musical/comedy category is just hilarious but it’s funny that even Matt Damon & Ridley Scott who won for acting and directing are obviously amused by it.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (WINNER)
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion
I haven’t seen The Revenant yet but seems that Leo did an amazing performance. Will that elusive Oscar is finally within reach for him? I guess we’ll see this Thursday when Oscar nominations are announced.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Brie Larson, Room (WINNER)
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
I was rooting for Saoirse but really, Brie was terrific in a difficult role in Room, so yeah I’m happy for her that she won!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical/ Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian (WINNER)
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
I predicted Damon to win and I think he did a good job here, so no complaints from moi on this one.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/ Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy (WINNER)
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Ok, I’ve only seen one performance here (McCarthy in Spy) but is Lawrence really the best of this category??
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed (WINNER)
2016 must be the COME BACK year. Christian Slater had won earlier for Mr. Robot, then Stallone won for Creed, yes!! Oh, even Mel Gibson is presenting the Golden Globes.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs (WINNER)
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
I was rooting for Vikander here as she was excellent as the robot in Ex Machina, but Winslet was a pleasant surprise in Steve Jobs.
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant (WINNER)
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian
I was soooo rooting for George Miller! I mean, in a year of comebacks, it’d be lovely to see him win this thing. Seems that Fury Road and The Revenant had incredibly grueling shoots.
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs (WINNER)
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight
Interesting that Steve Jobs bombed at the box office but was a pretty big winner tonight. I do think Sorkin’s script was fantastic, the dialog was so absorbing, that is if you’re willing to overlook the fact that um, most of the events never took place in real life.
Best Animated Feature Film
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out (WINNER)
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie
I really like Inside Out but I didn’t love it the way I loved other Pixar movies like the Toy Story trilogy, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, Brave, etc. but I’m still glad a Pixar movie won. I for one am not enamored w/ Anomalisa as most people are. …
I barely watch any TV so not much commentary on the TV front, but LOVE seeing Oscar Isaac won for Show Me A Hero.
YES! #OscarIsaac!!! I haven’t even seen #ShowMeAHero yet but I’m sure he deserved it! Plus I just want that gorgeous man get up the stage 😛
As if Channing Tatum’s horrifying hairdo wasn’t enough, Jonah Hill was poking fun at the bear in The Revenant.
“I’m a two-year-old bear from the Sierra Mountains, and you took a chance on me”
Jane Fonda was NOT impressed. ///
Quentin Tarantino was elated when Ennio Morricone won Best Score for The Hateful 8, but in comparing him to Mozart, Beethoven, and other classical composers, he pretty much said he doesn’t deserve to be stuck in the “ghetto” of film scorers. WOW! …
When Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling tried to be funny whilst introducing The Big Short. Meh.
Same with these guys. Their schtick just falls flat.
Gender inequality is no laughing matter, and Gervais poking fun at the huge pay gap between men & women in Hollywood is such poor taste. “I’m being paid the same as Tina and Amy last year. It’s not my fault if there’s two of them, and they want to share the money!” Oh and that jab about the Ghostbusters’ all-female remake isn’t funny either.
But nothing is more cringe-worthy than the whole exchange between Gervais and Mel Gibson. The whole thing just reeks of mean-spiritedness, ugh.
In any case, now we’ve got the Oscar nominations coming Thursday. All I’m hoping for is for Fury Road and Spotlight to get their chance to shine this time!
So, what are YOUR thoughts on the 2016 winners & best/worst moments of the night?
Can’t believe it’s already time for the main award season, with the kick-off of tonight’s 72nd Golden Globes Awards… once again it’s just four days shy of the Oscar nominations (January 15). I posted the list of the FILM nominees here, but I’m not making any predictions this year, but I do have my winner wish list, especially Michael Keaton for Birdman and Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl. I’m honestly torn between Norton and Ruffalo, both are phenomenal in their respective roles, so I sure hope one of them would win this thing!
RED CARPET STUFF
I’ve only started tuning in about a half hour before the show started, but thanks to Twitter, here are some notable dresses of the night:
Best Dressed Ladies:
LOVE Rosamund, but that’s quite an ill-fitting dress. I think it’d work better on skinnier girls who’s not um, so well-endowed.
I’m gonna reserve my comment on Boyhood win until I actually see the movie! Lots of strong contenders in this category. …
BEST PICTURE (comedy/musical)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
I guess I’m ok w/ Grand Budapest Hotel winning Best Picture at the Globes. I just hope this won’t repeat come Oscar time. Pulling for Birdman all the way!!
Wes Anderson | The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay | Selma
David Fincher | Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu | Birdman
Richard Linklater | Boyhood
I guess I should bite the bullet and just see Boyhood soon. I don’t know why but I haven’t been enthused about it apart from my curiosity on how Linklater pulls off that 12-year filmmaking process. I sure hope I’d enjoy it!
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
I was hoping Gillian Flynn would get this for Gone Girl, but I REALLY like Birdman and any win for that film is all right by me.
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The LEGO Movie
I actually LOVE three of the nominated animated movies equally (Big Hero 6, HTTYD 2 and The LEGO Movie), but I really thought The LEGO Movie had the biggest shots amongst the nominees.
Steve Carell | Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch | The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal | Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo | Selma
Eddie Redmayne | The Theory of Everything
I’m bummed that I haven’t seen Eddie’s nor Jake’s performances by now. But there’s really a ton of amazing transformative performances in this particular category.
Ralph Fiennes | The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton | Birdman
Bill Murray | St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix | Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz | Big Eyes
Obviously I’m thrilled to see Keaton win! I mean he absolutely deserved it and he’s paid his dues time and again. I sure hope this isn’t just a one time thing, hope his comeback means more leading roles for him in the future!
Jennifer Aniston | Cake
Felicity Jones | The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore | Still Alice
Rosamund Pike | Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon | Wild
I’m seriously bummed to see Rosamund NOT winning this. No offense to Julianne Moore as she’s a good actress, but I hope Rosamund still has a chance at the Oscars! But hey, at least Reese Witherspoon didn’t win for her overrated performance, I mean she shouldn’t even be nominated in the first place. Where the heck is Marion Cotillard?? She’s got not one but TWO worthy performances this past year (The Immigrant, Two Days One Night).
BEST ACTRESS (comedy/musical)
Amy Adams | Big Eyes
Emily Blunt | Into the Woods
Helen Mirren | The Hundred Foot Journey
Julianne Moore | Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis | Annie
I haven’t seen Adams’ performance in Big Eyes, in fact, I’ve only seen Mirren’s performance in this category.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Rosana Arquette | Boyhood
Jessica Chastain | A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley | The Imitation Game
Emma Stone | Birdman
Meryl Streep | Into the Woods
Haven’t seen Arquette’s performance either, but at this point, I’m happy that ANYONE besides Meryl win this thing!
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Robert Duvall | The Judge
Ethan Hawke |Boyhood
Ed Norton | Birdman
Mark Ruffalo | Foxcatcher
JK Simmons | Whiplash
I’m sure Simmons deserves the win but I was REALLY hoping either Ruffalo or Norton will win this category 😦
Alexandre Desplat | The Imitation Game Johann Johannsson | The Theory of Everything Trent Reznor | Gone Girl Antonio Sanchez | Birdman Hans Zimmer | Interstellar
Sheesh, the ONLY one film I haven’t seen in this category won this thing!! It’s a really tough category though, I mean three of the nominees here are on my Top 10 Best 2014 Scores.
“Welcome you despicable, spoiled, minimally talented brats!” Right on, Tina Fey!
“North Korea referred to ‘The Interview’ as absolutely intolerable and a wanton act of terror. Even more amazing: not the worst review the movie got.”
LOVE the jab on Steve Carell …
“Steve Carell is here tonight, for Foxcatcher. In Foxcatcher, Steve Carell plays a paranoid, murderous billionaire. The role was a stretch for Carell who in real life is a paranoid, murderous millionaire.”
His expression when the camera closes in on him is such a hoot!! LOVE this guy, he’s just so effortlessly hilarious & affable.
The hosts listing a long list of accomplishments of George Clooney’s new wife Amal Alamuddin who’s a human rights lawyer, then said, “And now her husband is getting the Lifetime Achievement Award.” Mwahahaha!
They might not be the most glamorous, but Anna Faris & Chris Pratt is absolutely my favorite couple! They’re just so genuinely adorable together!
Anna Faris: We have a mixed marriage. I’m CBS, he’s NBC. Chris Pratt: But we want our kids to be HBO.
The whole gag on North Korea with Margaret Cho dressed as the appalling dictator is just awkward and frankly, it’s just not funny! I cringed every time she’s on and I think the two hosts tried their best pretending it’s a good joke. It’s really getting tiresome to be honest, though the apparent jab at The Interview in the beginning is pretty spot on. I have to admit though, the Margaret & Meryl photo-op with Benedict photo-bombing them was pretty amusing.
Now, apart from my disappointments on who win/lose, overall I thought the event was pretty entertaining. Most of the jokes did make me laugh, and Tina/Amy did a great job as host once again. I’m not really sad this is their last year though, hey what’s wrong with getting some fresh talents to host?
Some people were suggesting Kristen Wiig & Bill Hader next year on Twitter. Hey I like them both, but hopefully they’d be funnier than they were last night as some of the jokes didn’t quite work too well.
Well, that’s it folks. As you can see, I’m only covering the FILM portion as I barely watch any TV 🙂
So, what are YOUR thoughts on the winners & what’s your favorite moments of the night?