Sunday, January 12, 2014

2014 Golden Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened with a solid monologue though nothing really groundbreaking. Emma Thompson was hilarious as presenter for Best Screenplay. She arrived on stage carrying her shoes with a martini in the other hand. When Amy Poehler won for Parks and Rec she was sitting on Bono's lap and proceeded to make-out with him. Matt Damon is the new drinking game to take the place of Martin Scorsese from the 2012 award season. Woody Allen did not appear to accept his Cecil B DeMille Award. Diane Keaton accepted it on his behalf. Breaking Bad won Best TV Drama as did Bryan Cranston. Andy Samberg won for Best Actor in a TV Comedy and his show Brooklyn Nine-Nine won Best TV Comedy. Despite the adequate hosting delivery, as they are already signed on to host again next year, Tina and Amy will need to step it up. The way in which the Fey/Poehler duo introduced the presenter for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama, "like a supermodel's vagina, let's all give a warm welcome to Leonardo Dicaprio" was the best line of the night. It was met with a blackout delay and a looping of Dicaprio's first words on stage. I have not yet been able to locate what Dicaprio actually first said. There also seemed to be something that occurred when Drew Barrymore entered the stage to present that was evident to the studio audience but not the home audience.

As far as Oscar prognosticating goes, 12 Years A Slave and Dallas Buyer's Club seem to be the front runners for carryover success from the Golden Globes. Keep in mind, there is no crossover in the membership of the Hollywood Foreign Press that awards the Globes and that of the Academy that nominates and awards Oscars. Both Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence won for American Hustle and the actors and the films should receive several Oscar nominations.

The red carpet fashions are always part of the fun and excitement of any awards show and the Globes are the first prestigious one of the season. Taylor Schilling, first time nominee for Orange Is the New Black, wore a vibrant emerald green Thakoon dress. Amy Adams wore a red Valentino inspired by her character in American Hustle. Lena Dunham, we love your quirkiness, you are wonderfully talented, but good lord woman, hire a stylist, you need one. At least talk to Melissa Rauch about how to pull off a yellow gown. The teal, aquamarine, Calvin Klein Reese Witherspoon wore was a perfect cut for her and the color was very unique. Julia Roberts rocked a very Meryl Streep look in a Dolce and Gabbana ensemble that included a white, pressed dress shirt. Julie Bowen of Modern Family usually stuns on the red carpet but on a night of bright colors, her Carolina Herrera color-combo was a fail, though it did look better on stage. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler looked lovely, confident and ready to host in their red carpet looks. Fey was in Carolina Herrera and Poehler was in Stella McCartney.

The Oscar nominations will be announced in four days, Thursday, January 16th at 5am Pacific Standard time and the SAG Awards are live at 5pm Pacific Standard time Saturday, January 18th on TNT and TBS.

The Winners List:
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams, American Hustle
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Director, Motion Picture: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: American Hustle
Best Motion Picture, Drama: 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Score, Motion Picture: Alex Ebert, All Is Lost
Best Original Song, Motion Picture: U2, "Ordinary Love," Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture: Spike Jonze, Her
Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen

Best Actress, TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Robin Wright, House of Cards
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Best TV Series, Drama: Breaking Bad
Best TV Series, Comedy: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Best TV Mini-Series or Movie: Behind the Candelabra
Best Actress, TV Movie or Miniseries: Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Best Actor, TV Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Miniseries, Motion Picture Made for Television: Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries, Motion Picture Made for Television: Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge

1 comment: