The 75th Annual Golden Globes Round Up 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Golden Globes RECAP 2018. 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood Foreign Press Association

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by Le Anne Lindsay, Editor

Well, I think we can all agree the 2018 Golden Globes was not the good time party we’re used to at this affair. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association celebrated their 75th year in the shadows of the sexual misconduct aftermath and the #Timesup women’s activism movement.

75th Annual Golden Globes Best Bling on Black
Dakota Johnson Best Bling on Black & on Back

The varying shades of black dresses, some with bling and spots of color - Allison Williams (Get Out) being my favorite, followed by Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Trilogy), all made a statement and an elegant affair, but I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the designers who wait all year to dress a celebrity, so in turn that celeb will give them a shout out on the all-important red carpet. I don’t think that’s shallow or sexist, it’s business. But it was taboo this year to say who you were wearing. Will this trend follow us into the Oscars red carpet? (March 4th).

75th Golden Globes Red Carpet Best Looks with pops of color
Allison Williams, Mandy Moore, Allison Janney

As a woman, and particularly a woman of color, at a time when our current Administration is trying to take us back 50 years, and a time when powerful men are being brought down by their sexist misdeeds and crimes; it was an understandably perfect opportunity for women to seize the moment and dominate the evening with attention on change and inclusion… I did cheer for every well thought out, female empowerment driven speech. And like everyone, was blown away by not only the words & sentiment in Oprah’s Cecil B. DeMille acceptance speech, but her delivery was impeccable and deserved of the attention she rightly received.

Yet, it's wild that Oprah’s speech got people seriously thinking of her as a Candidate for 2020.
Here’s my relationship with Oprah - it’s always been impossible not to admire her and her accomplishments, but I didn’t like people who considered her a Guru, thought that was overrated. Then, in the last 2 years she and Deepak Chopra started offering these FREE 21 Day Meditation courses, a couple times a year, where Oprah starts with a personal take on her own spiritual journey and Deepak leads you into meditation. I’ve gotta say, these have been a boon to me. Highly recommend them. And Oprah’s a big part of it, she IS very inspiring.

But even Oprah’s magic can’t fix Washington. She’d be a good president if we dismantled everything (keeping only the Constitution, but updating the 2nd amendment to what it really means, and not the gun lobbyist false interpretation). But trying to play politics in this establishment, Oprah's hands would be tied just like Obama’s; he had great ideas for social change, but the opposition is always too strong...

All that being said, the Tinseltown, movie lover in me, missed the sense of fun and playfulness that usually marks The Golden Globes.

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Red Carpet Picnic
But it didn't stop me from having my Annual Red Carpet Picnic: This year, I made a chilly run to Qdoba for Burritos (love the shredded pork with the queso sauce and corn salsa), first time trying spicy, yellow lentil hummus, and I'd try it again. Also got a selection of micro brews from Fresh Grocer. This White Aphro by Empire Brewing Company (Belgian style white ale with essence of lavender, ginger & lemon peel) was remarkable - 4 Tines. And for dessert Pillsbury cutout sugar cookies!


I can't believe this year I only predicted one (1) correct winner on my Golden Globes ballot:

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
• The Disaster Artist
Get Out
• The Greatest Showman
• I, Tonya
• Lady Bird –Winner

I thought Get Out had this on lock down as it's not often a movie keeps momentum going all year, this came out last February and people have not stopped talking about it!  But seeing as the tone of the evening was toward the feminine, guess I should have seen Lady Bird coming.

Best Director, Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water - Winner
• Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
• Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
• Steven Spielberg, The Post

I'm very please with del Toro's win, as The Shape of Water is one of my favorite movie of 2017, but Dunkirk is the only epic type, large scope movie out of all these, so I figured it for the winner.

I feel a little bad for the men who looked sheepish, when Natalie Portman spoke her epic "All-male nominees" comment, but it was true, and on time! After all, how could Greta Gerwig's movie win, along with her lead actress, her supporting actress nominated, along with her screenplay; but not her for directing???!!!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy 
• Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
• Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
• Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird - Winner
• Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Just figured it was Margot Robbie's year!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture 
• Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
• Hong Chau, Downsizing
• Allison Janney, I, Tonya - Winner
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
• Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Honestly, I knew it would be Allison Janney, but there was this part of me that said it will be a better story if Laurie Metcalf won, you know a TV actress, no longer in her heyday, in a well received movie and the Roseanne reunion and all...

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
• Jessica Chastain, Molly's Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
• Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri -Winner
• Meryl Streep, The Post
• Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

I thought they might choose Sally Hawkins because of the whole acting without speaking thing. Of course, you can never count out Meryl Streep. But Frances McDormand was a strong contender too. It was a shame they kept prematurely censoring her, thinking she was going to curse, but I don’t think she ever intended too. The first time she just said Fox Searchlight, then shiite, and tectonic.

Michelle Williams, Zoe Kravitz and Kate Hudson all sported pixie hair cuts with panache.  But the Best Hair of the night went hands down to Viola Davis!

Side note: Williams brought activist Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, instead of her usual awards date, BFF Busy Philipps.

This is my dream hair do!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama 
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
• Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
• Tom Hanks, The Post
• Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour - Winner
• Denzel Washington, Roman J. Esquire

Call Me By Your Name seems like this year's "Moonlight" it's been bandied about with praise for months. And often a young newcomer gets in there and takes home a statue, but not this time for Chalamet. Let's see what happens at the Oscars.

Denzel was such a long shot, that Susan Sarandon started to read the winner's name before announcing Washington as a nominee.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
• Steve Carrell, Battle of the Sexes
• Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
• James Franco, The Disaster ArtistWinner
• Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

I chose Kaluuya for the same reason I thought Get Out would win in Best Comedy category.

Catherine Zeta-Jones sheer gown

This look was not appropriate for Catherine Zeta-Jones: 1) she took herself out of the sexy starlet realm a long time ago. 2) her practically naked crotch was eye level to her 1000 year-old father-in-law Kurt Douglas, on stage in a wheel chair.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
• Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
• Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
• Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
• Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Winner 

I chose Willem Dafoe because he's been around for a long time, and he's such an interesting actor, but he's never won a Golden Globe, so I think I hoped he'd get it.

• The Boss Baby
Coco - Winner
• Ferdinand
• Loving Vincent
• The Breadwinner

Duh, this was the only one I got right. There was an outside chance of the more serious-minded, The Breadwinner winning, but figured Coco had this sewn up.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
 • Call Me by Your Name
• Dunkirk
The Post
• The Shape of Water
• Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Winner

Well, I wasn't the only one who thought The Post would be the big winner, Seth Meyers predicted it in his monologue, so I don't feel so bad about getting this one wrong.  Let's see what happens at the Oscars!


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