70th Annual Golden Globes Awards

Monday, January 14, 2013

"Live from star-filled International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Welcome to the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. And now your hosts of the evening, ladies and gentlemen: Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler!"

So the opening monologue had some pretty funny jokes (Anne Hathaway and James Franco joke and poking fun at James Cameron), but Tina and Amy were pretty stiff and it felt so rehearsed. I can't tell whether they were nervous or they couldn't breathe in their tight dresses or hyped up on caffeine or worse? Pills. I think they're funny to a certain degree, but I think their comedic timing was a little off. Maybe they just needed to relax a little.

I didn't get to watch the Golden Globes last night sadly, since I didn't have access to TV, so I just watched the live updates on the IMDb page. I'll just have to watch it when it gets posted on YouTube. I did a "play-by-play" update on Facebook with my thoughts on the winners:

Yay for Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Quentin Tarantino for best screenplay so far. Okay Bradley Cooper, get a haircut. Jessica Chastain, what's up with your hair and that dress? Anne, your dress was okay. Oh Jennifer, honey, that's not a good dress. Okay, so no standouts this year. I am truly disappointed in these stars, considering how they probably have access to stunning dress off the runway and yet they show up at these events in dull, boring, uninspired dresses and worse... ugly dresses.

It doesn't bother me that Christoph Waltz beat Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Supporting Actor. He looked pissed. I think Christoph Waltz gives a captivating and charming performance, even when he played the villain in Inglourious Basterds. DiCaprio's performance was definitely good, but somehow he lacks the quality that Waltz just has naturally.

Anne's speech made me cry. I get so emotional. I'm looking forward to seeing the film. I have loved her since she was Princess of Genovia. I have loved her and always will. I never doubted her when they announced she would play Catwoman. Don't ever doubt yourself babe. Now wear a beautiful dress to the Oscars and win!

Yay Brave. Eh Lena Dunham. Sorry Girls fans. I'm sorry, but I'm not sorry, I am NOT a fan of Girls. I'm not a hater. Although I've only seen the pilot, that was enough for me to know I will never become a fan of this show now or in the future. I already knew I wasn't going to enjoy the show after Tiny Furniture. I just don't relate to the characters and their situations.
Yelling at my parents like that? Opium tea? Showing up at my parents' high? But good for her, she's working hard and she's young and I should aspire to be recognized for my work someday.

Ben for Best Director? Good for him. Must see Argo. I bet he's all "eff you" to the Academy.

Hugh Jackman? Now that's a surprise. Haven't seen Les Mis yet, but I really loved Bradley Cooper's performance in Silver Linings Playbook. I was genuinely moved by Bradley Cooper's performance, so I was really hoping he would win. But I heard Hugh gave a beautiful speech and he loves his wife!

Les Mis > Silver Linings Playbook! I personally really loved Silver Linings Playbook, but I need to watch Les Mis first before I can decide which is better.

Good job Jessica Chastain. Please don't repeat the same mistake and wear something nice to the Oscars. I need to watch Zero Dark Thirty. As long as she wears something nice and flattering, I wouldn't mind if she picks up best actress at the Oscars. Actually I want Jennifer Lawrence to win.

Daniel Day-Lewis. Argo vs. Les Mis? Best Picture at Oscars? Well, I still haven't seen Lincoln, but I'm sure Daniel Day-Lewis gave a stellar performance. So is it going to be a battle between Argo and Les Mis for Best Picture at the Oscars? We'll just have to wait and see.

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Jodie Foster's speech moved me to tears. I've never followed her career, but now I must say I want to catch up on her films. Her speech was so heartfelt and above all, it was so honest. She just spoke her mind and every word that came out of her mouth just makes me admire her so much for her hard work and contribution to the movie industry. I love how she acknowledged film crews besides her co-stars and other actors. When she talks about her mother, it just made me cry harder. We should all be grateful to our parents or the people who raised and loved us and gave us life. Congratulations Jodie!

Watching award ceremonies like the Golden Globes, DGA and SAG Awards, Academy Awards make me more and more determined every day to hopefully become the filmmaker, writer and director I want and deserve to be. It is so inspiring to see some smaller films get recognized and celebrated. Hearing their winning speeches, I feel anxious and nervous and excited to kickstart my film career. Hopefully in the next year, I will be able to prove myself.

And that concludes the Golden Globes. Goodnight!