Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? Between flying home from San Francisco and a family birthday celebration, J and I didn’t start the show until well after 9, but the late night was so worth it. I thought Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did a fabulous job hosting (the shocked crowd reaction to their James Cameron joke was priceless!) and the night was full of other delightful surprises as well. Jodi Foster (maybe? officially?) coming out publicly as a lesbian in a long, rambling, emotional speech, Adele and Jessica Chastain’s acceptance speeches, Ben Affleck and “Argo” winning best director and best picture (my favorite movie I saw this year, hands-down), all of the love for “Girls” and “Homeland” and the adorable Jennifer Garner amending her husband’s acceptance speech were all highlights for me.
And can we talk about the fashion for a second? It seemed like the big trends were nude, red or black dresses, and though there was nothing I thought was outstanding, my favorites were Claire Danes (looking so happy and stunning after just having a baby!), Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington and Emily Blunt, who is always so chic.
I have been an avid award show viewer since I was a very little girl. Even when I was the only one watching, I would sit for hours of pre-show arrivals and taped banter. When I met my mother-in-law, I found a kindred spirit, someone else who loves the glamour and glitz just as much as I do. We have a standing date to hash out the highs and lows over the phone the day after each big show, and I’m sure today will be no different.
A few more fun Golden Globes wrap-ups:
- The Fug Girls take on all of the dresses: the good, the bad and the hilariously awful with their usual snarky commentary.
- Vulture rates the highs and lows of the night.
- So does Entertainment Weekly.
Were you watching? What did you think? I’d love to hear! We’ll think of it as a virtual dish session (without the wine, sadly)!
P.S. I have to mention this, just to give him a hard time…when we heard Jessica Chastain mention her years of struggle and hard work in her speech, J said, “It’s about time she made it. She’s no spring chicken.” I immediately made him look up her age, and when I saw that she is only 35, I promised him I would never let him live the comment down!
*photo credit Lucas Michael (click the link for many more candid Polaroid shots from the night)