Fashion Friday Fun Post: Golden Globes 2015

I haven’t done one of these in forever!

Best Dressed

It was a boring night for fashion so it’s not like anything here was a jaw-dropping fashion moment, but these are the people who managed the best individual style for the night.

Lorde is my favorite in a Narciso Rodriguez tux with a crop top. I like that she’s learning to find eveningwear to fit her style, and not changing her style to fit into eveningwear. Also, I love that the tux isn’t body-con. Tina Fey wore a pretty great tux, too, but I’m giving Lorde the points for going with the wide leg and menswear jacket. Julianne Moore in Givenchy had the best silver/grey of the night, Laura Carmichael managed the best “not a nominee but still happy to be here” look in James Galanos, and Allison Tolman proved it’s possible to look beautiful and stylish when you’re not a size two in a Gauri and Nainika gown. Melissa McCarthy should take notes. Jessica Chastain had a personal best with a plunging Versace gown that was also the best boobs-out display of the night, and finally, Ruth Wilson’s “inside out” Prada was the closest thing to a gasp-worthy dress for the night.

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Best & Worst of the Golden Globes 2014

tina-and-amyThree hours, precisely. That’s how long the Golden Globes were. It felt, however, like it took a year to watch the broadcast. Terrible pacing, janky cutaways, and amateur-hour direction bogged down the broadcast, not to mention everyone who won taking dramatic pauses and delivering their thank you speeches in slow. important. actor. dialect. Except for America’s Pretend Girlfriend, Jennifer Lawrence, who was her usual gushy self. (Maybe…too usual? She was so “oh gee me” gushy, it reminded me painfully of Taylor Swift. Jennifer Lawrence: She’s faking it? Discuss.) On the whole, though, it was an okay show. I didn’t think Tina Fey & Amy Poehler were quite as sharp—or maybe we simply knew what to expect this time—as co-hosts, but they still nailed Grade A jokes about George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio, and shaded Taylor Swift in between. Continue reading “Best & Worst of the Golden Globes 2014”

Best & Worst of the Golden Globes: 2013

The Golden Globes came and went, and while co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were really, really good (borderline terrific, even), they didn’t get nearly enough screen time. Everyone wanted them to come out more and tell great jokes about how being married to James Cameron is torture, or to warn Taylor Swift away from the under-age boys in the audience. However, the show did run a precise three hours. So maybe less interstitial bits from the hosts isn’t a bad thing, in general, it just speaks to how good Fey and Poehler were that we wanted so much more of them. The 2013 Golden Globes will also go down as the night Jodie Foster finally came out, even though her lifetime achievement award speech was so confusing everyone thought she retired by the end of it (no, she confirmed later, she did not). But what we’re really here for is to judge people because of their clothes, so let’s get to it—the best and worst of the Golden Globes fashion. Continue reading “Best & Worst of the Golden Globes: 2013”

Award Shows 2013: The Golden Globes

Who will win, who should win. I feel a little at a disadvantage, though, because I still haven’t seen Zero Dark Thirty, which is obviously a major player.

Film

Best Picture – Dramadjango

Who will win: Lincoln

Who should win: Django Unchained

Lincoln was a good movie, but it didn’t even crack my top 10. I’d rather see something bold like Django  get the top prize, but I guess I’ll settle for “not Life of Pi” instead. Continue reading “Award Shows 2013: The Golden Globes”

Best and worst of the 2012 Golden Globes

It occurred to me about 2 o’clock on Sunday that I’d forgotten to do my Golden Globe predictions. Oh well. I would’ve guessed The Artist and The Descendants for everything anyway, but I definitely would not have gotten Martin Scorsese for Best Director or Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress. You can see the complete list of winners here. The Golden Globes are not a solid predictor of the Oscars because Oscar ballots are already returned before the Globes announce their winners, but I do think the nominee lists can and do overlap a great deal. For all the politicking that goes into the Oscars, there is still a large percentage of voters who are just lazy and/or indifferent who look at who gets nominated for the Globes and think, “Oh, I heard he/she/that movie was good, so I’ll put them down, too.” All the major Oscar nominees were at the Globes last night. Continue reading “Best and worst of the 2012 Golden Globes”

I totally forgot it was Golden Globes Day

When T texted me this morning about the nomination rundown, I said (out loud) to myself, “Oh shit, I forgot about that.” Then I said (also out loud, because I talk to myself), “Can we stop acting like the Globes mean anything so I don’t have to care about this?”

Say what you will about the Oscars—and I do say plenty—at the end of the day, the Academy is trying to nominate and reward excellence in filmmaking. Like any large body politic, there are varying opinions on what qualifies as “excellence”, but the Academy often goes for little movies no one saw over blockbusters that draw ratings because they genuinely feel like ratings shouldn’t matter in the process (well, some of them feel that way). But the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a shadowy organization with almost no transparency, has increasingly become a group driven by the desire to be the biggest party on the block, with the most glittering people in glittering dresses, quality and artistic merit be damned. Case in point: Madonna’s universally derided W.E. received multiple nominations. Continue reading “I totally forgot it was Golden Globes Day”

Award shows 2011: Golden Globes

 

This is the second round of Golden Globe guessing on Cinesnark and I’m sure it will go just as badly as the first round. Although this year the HFPA’s nominations were so insane that there’s kind of a free-for-all, anything can happen vibe happening. So maybe my mostly random guesses will hit the mark a little more often this time around. Here is a complete list of nominees. Term to know: “Dart category”, which is a category in which any nominee deserves the win. As in, “throw a dart, they’re all good”. Now on to the “who should wins” and the “who will wins”. Continue reading “Award shows 2011: Golden Globes”