Did you watch the Golden Globes last night?
I love awards season. I didn’t see ONE movie nominated this year (#momlife) but I still tuned in because the Globes are a fun escape where you can watch a room of beautiful people, wearing beautiful dresses, do beautiful things (like drinking glass after glass of rose Moet of course).
I was going to write a detailed recap of the entire show but decided just to focus on the top three favourite moments and discoveries.
- Sterling K Brown’s win and acceptance speech. It took 75 years for the first African American man to win the Golden Globe for best actor in a television drama. 75 years. Let’s take a minute to let that sink in. History aside, This is Us is a touching family drama that gives me all the feels every week. If you have a chance, check him out as Christopher Darden in “The People V. O.J. Simpson.”
- Amy Sherman-Palladino opening her acceptance speech for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with “OY, the Spanx”. Um, hi? I say these words in my sleep. What I want to know is how did I NOT hear about this show? The synopsis? Young jewish wife in 1950’s New York decides to become a stand-up comic. The plot alone gets the Yenta seal of approval.
- Ok. This last one wasn’t really a thing but I want you to close your eyes and imagine for a moment:
HOW AMAZING WOULD THIS BE???
A girl can dream, can’t she?
In all seriousness Oprah’s speech was the beacon of light that helped clear the clouds that were hanging over the Beverly Hilton hotel. Oprah stormed the stage while accepting her Cecil B. DeMille award and got it done the only way Oprah can: by basically bringing everyone to their feet.
And then the final award of the evening was delivered by my girl and personal hero, Barbra Streisand. Before announcing the nominees, she remindied the audience that it is time to start recognizing more women directors. She was the last one to earn the award 34 years ago for Yentl.
It’s a classic.
Well, there you have it. A very short abridged recap of my top 3 moments. What you you think? Did you watch the awards? Did you see any amazing movies that were nominated? Maybe you thought the show was too political? Will Oprah REALLY run for president and will Barbra join her as vice president? Am I exhausted: outlook good.
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Heather Bernknopf says
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is phenomenal. I just watched the entire first season. We can compare notes when you are done!
sounds like a plan! 🙂
Jill Black says
I had the same reaction when ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won’. How have i missed this show? It sounds so good. I cannot wait to start watching it.
And I don’t think we’ve ever discussed Yentl. One of my all time favorite movies. I have the original soundtrack on vinyl. And this was long before I ever met Rick!
WHOA. You have the soundtrack to Yentl? On vinyl? Do you have a player? I’m sure she would sound amazing… #barbracanyouhearme