Golden Globes 2018

Seth Meyes

It was the 75th annual Golden Globes last weekend, and the celebrities were happy to the first awards of the new year of 2018. Seth Meyers, Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC, got great reviews of his hosting, he reminded me of Bob Hope when he hosted the Oscars and other awards shows.

Blanco

The actors and actress wore black for sexual harassment, and the actresses looked gorgeous in black gowns and dresses.

75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA - 07 Jan 2018

People are still talking about it, Oprah Winfrey, gave an inspiring and inspirational speech when she received the Cecil B. DeMille award. Her speech was moving. The news media wanted her to be next president for 2020. Does she have her own network to run? She has several movies coming out this year.  What’s the qualification for being the president? Isn’t that peer pressure and fake news to stir up that she wants to be president. The news media is stirring up controversy again. Get your facts straight!

natalie-portman

When Ron Howard and Natalie Portman presented for Best Director, she said “And here are the all-male nominees,” before reading out the list.

Guillermo Del Toro

And then Guillermo del Toro won the category for “The Shape of Water.”

If they want women directors to be nominated for an Oscars or Golden Globes, why is the Golden Globe board members overlooking women directors? Is it the story of the film or the actors in characters in the film? It’s the subject matter and the story.

Kathryn Bigelow did win for best director for directing The Hurt Locker at the Oscars in 2010.  She was nominated for a Golden Globe that year, but she won the Oscar instead. So, if you don’t win the Golden Globe, the Oscars are much better.

barbra-streissand

In 1984, Barbra Streisand won a Golden Globe for directing Yentl, not the Oscar that year. I saw that movie; it was very good.

They have women directors; however, they are not nominated.

Three Billboards

The offbeat Martin McDonagh film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri pulled off a decisive win with four awards including Best Picture Drama, Actress in a Drama for Frances McDormand, Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell, and Screenplay.  And it was filmed in Sylva, NC near the mountains of Asheville, NC. It’s a small town.

Saoirse-Ronan

The Director, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, grabbed Best Picture in that category as well as an Actress prize for Saoirse Ronan (above), for Oscar.

Little Big Lies

HBO Big Little Lies Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern won for the series.

 

 

Notes

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/movies/golden-globes-best-worst.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

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Golden Globes 2012

The Golden Globes was on last night, and Ricky Gervais hosted the show for the third time. Ever since he hosted the ratings of the show has gone up. Ricky said, “the biggest British comedian was hosting the second-biggest awards show on the third-biggest network [NBC] “… oh, wait, its fourth,” He then compared the Golden Globes to Oscars he said “what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton — louder, trashier, drunker and more easily bought.”

Upon following the rules on the Golden Globes and his satire, he read aloud the rules he was to follow — no profanity, no nudity, no smut or innuendo, no Mel Gibson jokes — which followed a quip about Jodie Foster’s “Beaver” (a film in which Gibson starred), which Foster seemed to take with good grace.

Then he vanished and reappearing only occasionally to introduce presenters. There was one awkward but funny moment. When Ricky Gervais introduce Seth Rogen with his co-presenter Kate Beckinsale Seth, who was standing beside her and mention about his enormous erection. A huge laugh, Kate(mildly horrified  at the time) laugh too. Seth’s smile in embarrassing.

Real-life spouses William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman sang a surprisingly charming song to introduce nominees for supporting actress in a TV series/mini-series   (won by “American Horror Story’s” Jessica Lange), and Rob Lowe covered nicely for a malfunctioning teleprompter, asking co-presenter Julianne Moore “When was the last time you did a cold reading in front of Steven Spielberg?”

When Gervais was introducing Madonna for presenting, he introduced her as “Just like a virgin” then erupted with a theatrical cough. Madonna fired back: “If I’m still just like a virgin, Ricky, then why don’t you come over here and do something about it?” She paused. “I haven’t kissed a girl in a few years. …”A camera caught him dashing across the stage – streaking? He was fully clothed.

Ricky Gervais he will come back next year. His humor is off the chart and by the way, if you haven’t seen his TV show on the science channel called An Idiot Abroad, it’s hysterical watch.

Any way, here’s a list of the winners of the Golden Globes:

MOTION PICTURES

— Picture, Drama: “The Descendants.”

— Picture, Musical or Comedy: “The Artist.”

— Actor, Drama: George Clooney, “The Descendants.”

— Actress, Drama: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady.”

— Director: Martin Scorsese, “Hugo.”

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist.”

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn.”

— Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners.”

— Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help.”

— Foreign Language: “A Separation.”

— Animated Film: “The Adventures of Tintin.”

— Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris.”

— Original Score: Ludovic Bource, “The Artist.”

— Original Song: “Masterpiece” (music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry), “W.E.”

TELEVISION

— Series, Drama: “Homeland,” Showtime.

— Series, Musical or Comedy: “Modern Family,” ABC.

— Actor, Drama: Kelsey Grammer, “Boss.”

— Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, “Homeland.”

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Laura Dern, “Enlightened.”

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes.”

— Miniseries or Movie: “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece),” PBS.

— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce.”

— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Idris Elba, “Luther.”

— Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story.”

— Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones.”

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PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Morgan Freeman.