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29 posts categorized "GOLDEN GLOBES"
The Golden Globes were announced on social media — and that's it. No host, no broadcast, no stars, no ceremony. Just ... tweets.
Yet, it was the most entertaining awards show in years, clearly run by an intern whose grasp on the English language was enough to be impressive, and not enough to be, well, fluent.
In announcing winners, cutesy turns of phrase were employed. The worst was when West Side Story (deservedly) won in the Musical or Comedy category and the intern wrote:
If laughter is the best medicine, West Side Story has the cure for what ails you!
Um. People died in this movie. This is a musical, a heart-wrenching one, not a comedy. People reacted, so they, um, fixed it:
Who is running this account? Who? Who?
ABOVE: As the coronavirus lingers, people are getting more and more punchy.
When I was young and resentful that Jodie Foster wasn't out while receiving a well-deserved Oscar (and using her speech to push back against calls to be out), I couldn't have guessed that in '21 she'd be on her couch at home with her wife, broadcasting it live on the Golden Globes. A truly shocking juxtaposition to have lived through, don't you agree?
Her acceptance speech from nearly 30 (!) years ago, really doesn't sound nearly as defensive as I recalled it — so subtle, but we did know what she was talking about:
ABOVE: Everything about this.
The Golden Globes avoided giving statues to Lady Gaga in 2019 and now Jennifer Lopez in 2020, seemingly moving away from the org's penchant for rewarding glitzy stars making breakthrough performances.
But then they went with Brad Pitt and Taron Egerton.
Will be interesting to see how the wins affect Oscar nominations — which are still happening, but which close this week.
Full Golden Globe winner list ...
It's great to see all five nominees, especially in a year where foreign-language films are indisputably among the best films of the year overall.
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