Messy presentations at Golden Globes
Sarah Beck, ‘Doah Staff Writer
January 21, 2015
Celebrities from near and far attended the awards show in Beverly Hills, California at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the annual Golden Globes on Jan. 11. The awards show was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who were hilarious yet offensive. They made jokes about nearly every movie-star and they both did Bill Cosby personations and talked about the accusations that have been held against him. The evening was a rather interesting one with these two goofy hosts.
This year, there were many actors and actresses who won their first Golden Globe Award like Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton and Joanne Froggatt. Billy Bob Thorton was among one of the many who won their first Golden Globe. Before Thorton accepted his award, Jeremy Renner, award presenter for the Best Actor in a Mini Series or TV movie, made a direct sexual comment to Jennifer Lopez saying that she’s “got the ‘globes’ too.” Renner is now all over YouTube about the embarrassing incident. Ironically, Billy Bob Thorton who accepted the award that Renner was presenting, said, “These days you get in a lot of trouble no matter what you say, you know what I mean? You can say anything in the world and get in trouble. I know this for a fact. So I’m just going to say ‘Thank you’.” His acceptance speech was one of the most memorable of the night because of how simple, true and sweet it was. What was really interesting about the Golden Globes was the fact that Amy Adams won for Best Performance by an Actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical in 2014 for American Hustle and yet she won again this year for the same category.
Lastly, another dazzling award for Best Motion Picture was given to “Boyhood”. Director, Richard Linklater filmed the life of Mason from five years old to eight-teen years old. It was a very interesting technique to approach a more natural and realistic style of a drama film. For all the work they film cast and crew did to bring this idea, they deserved this award.
Now of course, The Golden Globes are not voted for in the best way possible. The average age of a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is around seventy-four years old making it harder for them to understand the entertainment culture we have today. At that age, one does not completely relate to the culture of the new generation. Over the years choosing who is nominated as well as who will win for these awards has gotten better. Most of who won a Golden Globe award deserved it for all the hard work they did. But of course, like always, there are flaws in the system.
In case you missed the big winners: