BEFORE: (WRITTEN AN HOUR BEFORE THE GOLDEN GLOBES AIR)
La La Land is going to win Best Comedy or Musical and Moonlight will win Best Drama.
AFTER: (WRITTEN AFTER THE GOLDEN GLOBES HAVE AIRED)
Give me my 20 bucks because I’M A WIZARD.
Best Motion Picture – Drama – Moonlight
Moonlight only won one award (Best Motion Picture – Drama), very surprisingly, considering that it won no other awards. That may be a Golden Globes’ first but I’d have to double check that.
But that takes effort.
So I shall not be double checking that.
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – La La Land
La La Land got absolutely snubbed.
I am in fact kidding because La La Land won every single award it was nominated for (7 Golden Globes) which is now a record for most Globes for a single film. The previous record was 5 Globes, a record held by The Godfather, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Doctor Zhivago, Love Story and A Star is Born.
La La Land now has more Golden Globes than The Godfather. Yeah. That’s not a joke.
I was afraid that Jimmy Fallon was just going to re-enact his Tonight Show at the Globes (a show I’m not a fan of) and although he didn’t match up to Tina Fey & Amy Poehler or Ricky Gervais, he was quite enjoyable.
The show opened with Fallon re-enacting the opening number from La La Land with a Globes’ spin (unknowingly foreshadowing what was basically the entire show) and then jumping into a funny and short monologue which all the hosts do.
However Fallon was a lot safer than the previous hosts, not once ever telling a joke with risk. You could say that his Trump jokes were political but he was mocking a Republican to a room of Democrats. That’s hardly risky.
Nevertheless, all of his jokes landed and that’s quite rare for a big award show so well done Fallon.
Cecil B. Demille Award – Meryl Streep
The instant highlight of the evening was Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. Demille award which shook the tears out of many glistening eyes.
She touched mostly on a message of empathy and the power of acting but what most will take away from her speech was her perfect stab at Donald Trump despite never saying his name.
It was, how do you say? Moving and well deserved.
Isabelle Huppert won Best Lead Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for the foreign film Elle, quite the dark horse. The film itself also won Best Foreign Language Film despite not even being on the shortlist for the Oscars in that category… interesting…
A mistake which a reporter and Michael Keaton both made was the mistake of introducing the film Hidden Figures as Hidden Fences, probably confusing it with the recent release of the also nominated Fences.
Intended or not, it was quite funny.
The “Annual” Tradition
Sofia Vergara purposely replaced the word ‘annual’ with ‘anal’ while saying “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has an annual tradition…” as a joke and I get it, she was poking fun at her own accent which many other people do. If only it were timed better…
It could’ve been a funny moment but she timed it quite poorly which caused many people (including me) to quietly say “anal?” to themselves in confusion before realising it was intended.
Nice try Vergara, maybe next time. And maybe less vulgar too. There are better jokes out there.
TV is a myth.
The Funniest Moment of the Night
Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell presented the award for Best Animated Feature and in doing so, created Golden Globe history with one of the funniest introductions ever.
Watch the clip here;
That’s what I remember from watching the 74th Annual Golden Globes. There weren’t many surprises. I know my pick for Best Lead Actor went to the wrong Ryan (Gosling) but that’s just an opinion. What was yours?
What did you think of the 74th Globes? Were there any major snubs? Does La La Land deserve to have more Golden Globes than The Godfather?
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(Throwback to the best Golden Globes moment ever)