So, the Golden Globes aired on Sunday, and even though they don’t really, like, mean anything, they’re always pretty entertaining and there was a lot going on this year. This is really the only awards show I ever watch besides the Oscars, but the Golden Globes are infinitely funnier and weirder because it’s basically a bunch of celebrities hanging out and getting drunk and looking really coked up during acceptance speeches. What’s not to love about that? Maybe it’s just me, but the thing that stood out for me this year was that there were a lot of women doing awesome things. HEAR THEM ROAR!
First of all, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were as amazing as everyone expected to be. They dissed James Cameron, they were resentful toward Lena Dunham and they had super great advice for Taylor Swift re: staying away from Michael J. Fox’s son. My only complaint is that I wish there had been more of them! Here is their monologue. If funny ladies aren’t a thing you’re interested in (for some strange reason) watch it for Tina’s ass. I feel weird about noticing Tina Fey’s ass, but it happened, I did that.
I was SO excited that Lena Dunham won for Best Actress in a Comedy AND her show, Girls won Best Comedy Series. I was glad because people hate her and her show so much, and I feel like this was at least some small validation, even if it is just from the Golden Globes and she’s awesome and her show is awesome. I’m not going on a whole spiel about what I love about Girls right now (though, btw, the second season premiered on Sunday too, and it was great). Lena winning just felt like a fuck you to all the idiotic criticisms against her for being a woman and looking like a regular person and being privileged, etc., etc., etc. She was also really gracious and cute and gave a shout out to Chad Lowe . Obviously I’m biased in that I love her, but I was very excited.
I was ALSO very excited Jennifer Lawrence won, because – have you seen Silver Linings Playbook? I just saw it on the weekend and I immediately fell in love with it. I mean, it’s basically a romantic comedy, really, except that it’s so good and so funny and so sad and so…inspiring? It really was! I have to say, Bradley Cooper really stole that film for me, because I had no idea he was capable of anything in the realm of that performance, but Jennifer Lawrence was phenomenal too. And she was pretty great at the Golden Globes, too, kind of awkward and super funny and I felt a pang of sadness that I’ll never be her best friend (probably). Oh, and she made a reference to First Wives Club in her acceptance speech, what a weird but entirely appropriate reference!
Other things…most of the presenters were boring or fine, but Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell’s fake and completely inaccurate summaries of the nominated films were hilarious, and made me hope they go on to host something together at some point. Adele seemed really charming and Taylor Swift seemed like she is currently writing a revenge ballad about her. Glenn Close looked like a fun (fake?) drunk! Anne Hathaway’s acceptance speech and faux humble thing was very annoying, and reinforced my opinion that Anne Hathaway is kind of insufferable.
OH YEAH AND THEN JODIE FOSTER CAME OUT!
I mean, I think she did. I felt like her long and somewhat rambling speech was nice, but also…weird. It was basically an extensive diatribe about how she wants privacy, but also everyone she knows in real life knows who she is, and she’s not Honey Boo Boo, and she’s lonely and she’s friends with Mel Gibson for some insane reason. There is something about multi-millionare actors demanding privacy that bugs me. I don’t think Jodie Foster should be forced to come out, I think she should just live her life and talk about it or not talk about it or whatever it is that she wants to do. This just seemed like she felt obligated to say something, but she didn’t want to completely give in to whatever pressure she felt she was under or something. I don’t know! It was weird. Here’s the speech:
Overall, it was a pretty eventful show! I just hope this isn’t in any way a sign that Les Miserables will win an Oscar. I mean, Anne Hathaway will win an Oscar, probably, but that movie does not deserve an Academy Award, I don’t care what you musical fanatics think.