Recap of the 71st Annual Golden Globes Recap

January 13, 2014
After E! made a tasteless and honestly the biggest stupid mistake any network could make....naming Michael J. Fox's diagnosis with Parkinson's disease as a "fun fact", I honestly didn't believe that anything could be right in the world. Three hours of Hollywood's elite patting each other on the back is a far cry from letting such a ridiculous flub escape my memory, but it was a start in the right direction of driving out my general feeling of shame as a fellow human being. In such hellcat-esteemed hands as funny ladies Amy Poehler and Tina Fey as hosts of the Golden Globes, I was proven doubly wrong and thensome.

Favorite Red Carpet Fashion
These beautiful ladies all take my award for favorite dressed this evening; Drew Barrymore in a Valentine's Day colorful gown by Monique Lhuillier, Julie Bowen in a velvet colored red and purple Carolina Herrera mermaid dress, and one of the amazing new goddesses on Hollywood's horizon Lupita Nyong’o wearing Ralph Lauren.

Best Dressed
Amy Adams in Valentino absolutely rocked my search for absolute head to toe gorgeousness. Looking at the final picture on the right, I can't imagine this is her just arriving on the red carpet. My first thoughts was how perfect she looked to win this evening after a much deserved career of nominations. I don't quite concur that her win for Best Actress in a Comedy should have lopped out Greta Gerwig for Frances Ha, but it was still a stunning win for a beautiful amazing actress. My focus honed in honestly believing that Meryl Streep would take it for her category, and Adam's win was the first of many adrenaline rushes for the evening and moments where I damaged my vocal chords.

Onto the Awards...!
Honestly, this feels like the first night in a long numbered amount of years for so many of my favorite actors and actresses to not only be nominated but win as well. I never really make definite picks for award show seasons because - as I think with everyone - our ideas of which movies or performances left an unforgettable impression on us are often much different than what critics or the industry associations nominated or even award.

Emma Thompson

Best Actress Cate Blanchett
The category for Best Actress in Drama was bar none a tie between Sandra Bullock for Gravity, and Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (which I just saw the other day). Upon Blanchett accepting her speech, I'm entirely sure Bullocks' thank you speech would've tied as well to the amazing moment Blanchett gave us; citing an over-dosage of vodka during the course of the evening, a Judy Garland barbituate joke (a little tasteless albeit true), and a rambling about whether people at home could hear the cut-off music - all in 45 seconds. One of the most impressive speeches of the night if not the most lucid.

"Like a supermodel’s vagina, let’s all give a
welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio."

If there was a moment I would really like to tell tumblr to shut up it would be about Leo's win for a Golden Globe. The excitement of him winning was met with as usual - rants and criticism of people reminding us all that this isn't the first time Leo has ever won. DUH. He won a Golden Globe for The Aviator, and has only been Oscar nominated three times, mostly and wrongfully overlooked for roles he was much stronger in. Yes, there was an overwhelming amount of wishing him Congratulations because most of us thought he would never be nominated at least when we were all very close to our graves. He won Best Actor in a Comedy, we loved it, and rightfully so. To one of my all-time faves, in a performance I really can't imagine any actor losing nor absorbing himself in as a wolf of Wall Street, Leo - you are the best.

"Alright. Alright. Alright."
SImilar to most categories of the evening, I pegged a lot of victories wrong. Quite possibly the one film that was profoundly "my film" of 2013 was The Dallas Buyers Club. Inspired and transformed by both Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey's performances I was surprised with many end-of-year lists that didn't include this movie in at least the top ten. If any admittance of liking this movie included praise for both actors' portrayals, there seemed to be a hushed dismissal for their chance at winning.

When Leto locked in the first win Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, I was so satisfied that at least the film had at least one worthy moment of recognition .When Matthew McConaughey shockingly and so pleasingly locked in Best Actor in a Drama, all of my admiration for him and his career came flooding back. He's been my king since EdTv, and for as many people call this a comeback, he never truly fell. He just went unrecognized until now. (Also, again tumblr he did say Edris and Chimetel Ejiotor in his thank-you speech, listen.)

For everyone who was nominated, won, and I didn't mention here, Congratulations to Elizabeth Moss, Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuaron, Amy Poehler, and many more nominees I may not be as well knowledgeable about.

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