Last night’s Golden Globes officially marked the start of awards season, and let us tell you, it started with a bang. Of the few awards ceremony big-timers like the Oscars, the BAFTAs and the various film festivals (Cannes, Toronto, Sundance), the Golden Globes is always the most debauched. It’s the one where Renée Zellweger nearly missed her acceptance of the Best Actress Award because she was on the loo, and the one where Cate Blanchett drank too many vodkas to remember what she said during her acceptance speech. Ah yes, the speeches, the dresses, the drama. Last night was no exception; after a long stint of snubbing award ceremonies, Joaquin Phoenix actually turned up, and then won for his leading role in Joker. Brad Pitt hinted at a Friends reunion (didn’t he?) This is every fabulous moment from the night of the year (so far)...
If you follow Joey King on Twitter, you’ll have seen that she came out of the Globes with a rather large bruise on her forehead… From Patricia Arquette’s Golden Globe. Okay so she didn’t exactly take a swipe at her, but she did accidentally jab her in the head when the pair were in the elevator. The two star in Hulu series The Act together, which won Arquette the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series.
Yes you read that correctly, another hint that our dreams for 2020 might actually come true. After being pulled by Entertainment Tonight for an interview on the red carpet, Pitt was reminded that he may run into ex-wife Jennifer Aniston. In response he joked it would be “the second most important reunion of her year”, alluding to the photo of the Friends cast finally together again that basically broke Instagram late last year.
The relatively up-and-coming actress Awkwafina took home the award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her portrayal of Billi in The Farewell. Her breakthrough performance in the 2018 films Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8 launched her as a comedic actress. Last night’s award made her the first woman of Asian descent to win in a lead actress film category - a much needed step towards diversity in Hollywood.
Apparently Ansel Elgort and Lucy Boynton aren’t up for shelving their Christmas sparkle yet - both championed the ‘go glitter or go home’ look on their eyes at this year’s Globes. Boynton went all out on the metallics in her signature 1960s style, Elgort was more discreet, donning a little shimmer in the corner of his eye and matching it with white nail polish.
We don’t want to stir the pot here, but Taron Egerton, who won for his portrayal of Elton John in Rocketman, definitely (albeit unknowingly) snubbed the actual Elton John when celebrating his win. Despite Elton being stood right next to him, we’re giving him the benefit of the doubt and putting it down to nervous jitters.
With the ongoing Australian bushfire crisis at the forefront of all our thoughts, Phoebe Waller-Bridge pledged to auction her Ralph & Russo suit that she wore, giving the proceeds to a charity tackling the disaster. Patricia Arquette referenced “the continent of Australia on fire” as a symptom of the climate crisis, and a reason to vote in 2020. As for the evening’s food, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association made a last minute decision to offer a plant-based menu, further highlighting the need for environmental change. Joaquin Phoenix enjoyed it so much, he made sure to mention it in his acceptance speech.
At this year’s Globes Jay-Z and Beyoncé tried to make a sneaky entrance, coming in through their own side entrance an hour late, whilst Ellen DeGeneres was receiving the Carol Burnett Lifetime Achievement Award. But the big gold puffed sleeve - and the fact she’s Beyoncé - did sort of harness her attempts to come in unnoticed. Not only this, but the pair’s bodyguard was seen carrying in their own brand of Champagne (Ace of Spades, in case you were wondering) for them to drink. How very extra.
This year was as unpredictable as any other - from the hugely popular The Irishman and Marriage Story both being totally overlooked, to Joaquin Phoenix winning Best Actor for Joker, when Adam Driver was the most hotly tipped.
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