Award Season finally has arrived and opened with a bang at last night’s Golden Globe ceremony. Gorgeous women in stunning dresses, sexy men in slick smokings, jewels, glitz and glam. Trend of the evening: women in pantsuits! Octavia Spencer, sadly not receiving a deserving Supporting Actress award, but looking super hot! Also sexiest woman of the night, the gorgeous and stunning Evan Rachel Wood, who wore a tailored suit to show girls and women that „dresses aren’t a requirement“ and it’s all about you being yourself and feeling comfortable in your own skin! (LOVE!) Woman number three rocking a stunning jumpsuit was Felicity Huffmann, who paid tribute to Hillary Clinton (Strong women stick together!)
Other amazing looks of the evening: Michelle Williams (what a beautiful woman and wonderful and talented actress), Lily Collins, Viola Davis (that yellow!), Brie Larson and Mandy Moore. (And let’s not talk about those nipple badges, Anna Kendrick :/)
Inspired by the opening scene of „La La Land“, the big winner of tonight, Jimmy Fallon and fellow nominees opened the 74th Golden Globe Awards in style. Amy Adams, the kids from Stranger Things, Nicole Kidman, Tina Fey and many more made this the most likely best Cold Open EVER! With a teleprompter failing him, Jimmy Fallon weaseled his way through his opening monologue, brought some Trump jokes, that made Republicans switch off their TVs in the first 15 minutes, and started the show off in a soft-American Ricky Gervais style. (We are still all about that censorship on American TV channels.)
The award show and even more so the awards themselves were handed off to some very surprising recipients. Aaron Taylor-Johnson won Best Supporting Actor in any Motion Picture, while Ryan Gosling (not as much a surprise as Taylor-Johnson) headed home with the award for „Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy“. While „The Night Manager“ managed (word irony intended) to whisk all three acting awards they were nominated for (Hugh Laurie – Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, Tom Hiddleston – Best Actor in a Limited Series and Olivia Colman – Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series) it came to no surprise that Sarah Paulson went home with the award for „Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television“.
The wonderful Claire Foy received an award as „Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama“ for „The Crown“ and in her acceptance speech made it clear, that this „world could do with a couple more women at the center.“ YES! YES! YES! Couldn’t agree more.
The most moving moment of the night was a surprisingly political Meryl Streep receiving her Cecil B. DeMill award for Lifetime Achievement. She openly voiced the fact that Hollywood is a melting pot and that they as artists have to work together to protect journalists to report truth and be their safe guards while she opened up about being concerned about America and where the country is heading. It was a powerful speech because delivered in such passion. She ended by reminding us of the dear departed Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia, who once said: „Take your broken heart, mend it into art.“ As horrible as the coming times look, we need to make the best out of it, inspire each other and create to stay sane and record this time in our art, for future generations to learn from.
Brad Pitt surprised by looking hotter than… I don’t know when. Jaw-dropping, gorgeousness!
The big winner of the night, to no surprise, was „La La Land“ going home with 7 wins out of 7 nominations. (Best Screenplay, Best Score, Best Original Song, Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Director, Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy).
Casey Affleck as „Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama“, and looking like Joaquin Phoenix, and Isabelle Huppert (what!? O.O) as „Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama“ received their award before the big one was called. „The Best Motion Picture – Drama“ of 2017 voted and decided for by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is: MOONLIGHT! YES, YES, YES! (See why I wanted Moonlight to win here.)
All in all the Golden Globes were a huge surprise for me in many categories. I predicted many things wrong and was surprised by many of the winners. Still, I can’t say it enough: I am more than thrilled that „Moonlight“ so deservingly won BEST MOTION PICTURE! I think it’s the most important film nominated and I hope the Academy sees that too and awards them with the most prestigious prize.
The 74thGolden Globe awards were also a celebration of women. Nearly all recipients voiced their support for fellow actresses, for women in film and made me feel empowered! From Meryl Streep, Emma Stone to Claire Foy or Evan Rachel Wood. Women finally have a voice in Hollywood that’s starting to get heard. Thank you ladies, for your support and everything you do for your fellow women!
This was a wonderful kick-off to the 2017 Award shows with the SAG Awards following at the end of January and the Oscars at the end of February. Until then I have to catch a couple of movies still to get a even more accurate scope of all the performances of the last year.
If you too need to catch up on your movie or TV knowledge here you can find the complete winners‘ list:
Golden Globes 2017
Best Motion Picture – Drama: Moonlight
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: La La Land
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Emma Stone (La La Land)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Best Motion Picture -Animated: Zootopia
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language: Elle (France)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Viola Davis (Fences)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Aaron Tayor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
Best Director – Motion Picture: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Best Original Score – Motion Picture: Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Best Original Song – Motion Picture: „City of Stars“ – La La Land
Best Television Series – Drama: The Crown
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Claire Foy (The Crown)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama: Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath)
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Atlanta
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television: Sarah Paulson (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television: Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager)
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)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television: Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager)