Notes on the Golden Globes

credit: NY Mag

The Golden Globes are my favorite awards show of the year. TV + Movies — Boring Sound Editing Awards (sorry sound editors) + Booze = Awesomeness. (My only qualm is that they put supporting roles for mini-series, drama and comedy in one category and call that fair. Monica Potter, Sophia Vergara and {apparently nutso} Jacqueline Bissett should not be lumped together. Apples to oranges. But anyway.)

Last night I was lamenting the fact that I don’t work for Entertainment Weekly (it’s a daily lament, really) and thus have nowhere to publish my incisive critique. Then I remembered… that’s what blogs are for!

Golden Globes 2014. Musings. In no particular order:

1.  Favorite moment of the entire night was during one of those NBC shots before commercial where they try to catch the celebs in candid moments. This one was Sarah Hyland and Taylor Swift air kissing and Sarah says “I love you!” as they part ways. It was like spying on high school girls at prom. With much nicer dresses.

2. Jordan Catalano! I don’t care that Jared Leto has a dirty man bun, he is and always will be Jordan Catalano and he has the piercing blue eyes to prove it. I was just sad that Claire Danes wasn’t nominated for Homeland so we could have the My So-Called Life reunion we’ve all been waiting for.

3. I know I’m not  supposed to say this because these days we’re all expected to talk body acceptance and celebrating real women and all, but OMG the women had the most ridiculously lean and perfectly toned bodies. I feel like I spent half the awards show dissecting their arms and mentally calculating  how much I would have to not eat and how many pushups I would have to do to get them. Even the supposedly “real” bodies of Jennifer Lawrence or Tina Fey were incredible. Thanks, at least, to Tina for acknowledging as much: “For his role for ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ [Matthew McConaughey] lost 45 pounds, or what actresses call, being in a movie.”

4. Tina and Amy are still the celebrity BFFs to beat.

5. The men were unusually handsome. I never understand when red carpet recaps discuss the men, because a tux is a tux is a tux. But this year the boys seemed to glow something extra. Bradley Cooper. Idris Elba. Channing Tatum. Usher. Mark Ruffalo. Hot, hot, hot, hot, hot.

6. That said, I don’t get Johnny Depp. What’s the appeal?

7. Amy Adams’ acceptance speech, when she talked about her daughter, made me cry. I am a giant sap.

8. Emma Thompson took off her shoes and held a martini while she presented. Bravo.

Favorite moments of the night? Did anyone else catch the Hyland-Swift air kiss? Who was snubbed? Who looked great? Let’s recap more below.


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23 responses to “Notes on the Golden Globes

  1. Anonymous

    Love your recap and you should do more of this!

  2. Hear hear!x YEs very well done

  3. This is a great post. I totally agree that The Golden Globes are my favorites. I loved Diane Keaton’s acceptance speech for Woody Allen, Amy Adam’s speech and Emma Thompson!! She really can do no wrong. 🙂

  4. Emily

    I loved Tina and Amy’s opening monologue (is that the right term if two perform?), especially the joke about George Clooney and Gravity. I adore Emma Thompson, and loved her presentation of award with martini and shoes in hand. Hilarious! On a more serious note, I thought one of the best acceptance speeches was Leonardo Dicaprio. I’m not the biggest fan of him, but it was prepared, clear, I loved how he explained why he thanked the people he did, and it was passionate and sincere. Being a Language Arts teacher, I totally hope to find and save that speech on YouTube to show my students!

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  6. Emilia

    Ha ha, love this recap! I only caught glimpses of the show, but I completely agree on the Johnny Depp point. Seriously do not understand why he’s considered to be so attractive.

    Glad to see two posts on your blog so close together, yay!!

  7. Jeannie

    I love the Golden Globes for the same reasons. Television, movies and no slow parts. My favorite recap show is Fashion Police with Joan Rivers. Will you be commenting on the fashion?

    • We should probably discuss it, shouldn’t we? I mean, what was going on with Paula Patton? She’s stunningly beautiful but…. I did love a number of dresses. Julianna Margulies comes to mind…

  8. Perfect recap. Short, sweet, and spot on.

  9. My first dream as a writer was to work for Entertainment Weekly. I loved that it was better written and more snarky than People or other entertainment magazines. As a blogger, my first post that went “viral” was about parenting lessons from HBO’s Girls and then another one about “The Walking Dead.” Despite the fact that now I have a doctorate, edited a book, and write about more “serious” topics, I still find my way back to writing about pop culture. This is why I’m so happy that you’re back blogging and I can’t wait for your book! I love that you’re a smart writer who is also not afraid to be funny and open about your pop culture obsessions!

  10. Love your recap. No reason you can’t send it on as a “sample” to EW and just keep sending them stuff. It’s not like you aren’t a published writer. Maybe that’s how some of their people start?
    No guy will ever lean against a locker the way Jordon Catalano did and that’s reason enough to continue to obsess about him forever.
    HATE, HATE, HATE the lumping of categories for actors. No logic whatsoever.
    You don’t think you had an extra sensitivity to Amy’s speech this year? However, both Neil and I wept, too.

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