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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The 67 Emmy Awards

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The Emmy show ended right on time. No one went overboard on their expectant speeches, only a few. The Emmys did it again, snubbing the people who died this year and they were Alton “Ben” Powers, James Horner, Yvonne Craig, Christopher Lee and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper they made their contribution to television. When would they ever include all the people who died in the Television industry?

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The Creative Arts Awards, which were the night before, they celebrate the technical awards for television. They should do this for the Oscars awards for next year in 2016. Have a Creative Awards for the Oscar, the technical awards, included the stunt performers and other technical stuff on one night and then acting, production and etc. the next night, the main event. Have it two-night celebration, that means the show would not go too long and include a two part In Memoriam of the people in the Entertainment Business.

The high light of the evenings was did Jimmy Kimble ate the winner and forgotten who won? Don’t eat the card. Only him and he accountants and his gastroenterologist know for sure.

Binge watch every episode on TV in an underground bunker for about a year or so, not a good idea. Is that pizza moving? Take a bath!

Ricky Gervais did not win an Emmy this year. Who won last year?

Andy Samberg and Seth Meyers team up and gave their boss a “World’s Greatest Boss” coffee mug.

Nominated actors Tatiana Maslany and Tony Hale, both wielding metal detectors and scavenging for valuables. Maslany found a can of beans and started eating them, only to have Hale fight her for the can.

Fred Savage, honoring all the TV shows that left the air this year. These included the farewells of David Letterman, Stephen Colbert, and Jon Stewart, but also the series finales of “Mad Men,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Parenthood,” “Justified,” “Sons of Anarchy” (earning probably its first mention on an Emmys show), “Mad Men,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Nurse Jackie,” and others. Unfortunately the clips chosen almost all consisted of major plot spoilers and very last scenes.

Jon Hamm became the first (and last) member of the Sterling Cooper team to win a dramatic acting Emmy. It was a weird moment, which began with the actor not striding gracefully to the stage but climbing onto the platform belly-first. (Hope that tux was a rental.) Then he proved what a great actor he is by being nothing like Don Draper, a character who was always smooth, polished, and glib. Hamm’s speech was brief, awkward, and cryptic, thanking his supporters by first name only. (Hamm fans will note that he thanked his dog, Cora, and “Jen,” presumably actress Jennifer Westfeldt, his girlfriend for 18 years until their split about two weeks ago.)

Viola Davis gave the most emotional speech of the night — itself a tough contest on an evening that included tearful gratitude from Jeffrey Tambor, Regina King, and Uzo Aduba. But then, Davis was making history — the “How to Get Away With Murder” star was the first black performer in Emmy’s 67 years to win Best Actress in a Drama — and she knew it. She began her speech by quoting Harriet Tubman and gave shout-outs to fellow nominee Taraji P. Henson and several other current black TV actresses (including Kerry Washington, Halle Berry, Nicole Beharie, Meghan Good, and Gabrielle Union) for opening doors. “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is simply opportunity,” Davis said. “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. So here’s to all the writers, the awesome people — people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black.” Samberg had been making begrudging jokes earlier in the evening about how slow and incremental TV has been in embracing diversity, but Davis made her win feel like a major victory for both herself and the whole industry

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