Good Morning Everyone! Happy Monday! Did everyone watch the Golden Globes last night? As you know by now, I'm a huge consumer of entertainment in all its forms. One of the reasons I love awards season is because I end up finding out about new shows and movies that I didn't previously have on my radar.
There are so many amazing TV shows and movies being made right now. It truly feels like we're in a golden age of creation in a way that we haven't been in a while.
The Golden Globes also cemented for me that I need to go and see La La Land. I've been wanting to see it for the better part of a year, it's truly my kind of movie. I'm a die-hard fan of musicals in general and it looks magical. Apparently I'm not the only one who thought so since it won several awards last night.
The opening number was predictably fun and silly. It's exactly the kind of opening that I would have expected from Jimmy Fallon; bright, colorful, musical…
I was happy to see some of my favorites win. Claire Foy and the Crown were definitely deserving as were the Night Manager and it's stars Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie. Casey Affleck was certainly the obvious choice to win the Best Actor in a Drama, but with good reason.
One of the most eloquent parts of the ceremony was the honoring of Meryl Streep by Viola Davis. The speech Viola made in honor of Meryl was beautiful and nearly brought me to tears. In watching the clips of Meryl's movies, it's clear to me that I have not seen enough of them. I also thought that Meryl's speech for the acceptance of the lifetime achievement award was well stated and passionate. Whether or not you agreed with her statements or the politics behind them, I found her speech to be a classy and well thought out admonishment of the behavior of our President-Elect. Predictably he lashed out this morning, behaving like a child instead of concerning himself with actual matters of state. That's for another post someday though.
I cannot wait to get home from work today so that I can start watching more of the talented people who were nominated and won last night.
Below is the link for the full list of winners and nominees. I encourage you to go through it and find something new to watch. The arts of the best expression of our humanity.