I love the smell of hairspray in the morning.
Stars of TV and film were up spinning, down-dogging, running, plucking, waxing, botoxing, self-tanning, eyelash-donning, hair-straightening, and starving since the crack of dawn so they could look effortlessly beautiful for us!
It’s awards season kids, and I couldn’t be happier. Tonight I hunkered down with my electronic gadgets and some snacks to watch the Golden Globes.
The overall theme of the night was : “I don’t have anything prepared. This was totally unexpected!”
Let’s get to the deets…..
THE RED CARPET:
—The always elegant Naomi Watts looked amazing in Tom Ford: sleek ,modern, fit like a glove with subtle details. One of my favs.
–Olivia Wilde was radiant in an sparkly emerald-green sheath that showed off her baby bump. Loved the rich color and sophisticated style.
–I often fantasize about being besties with Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow and her fashion sense is only one reason. Loved her gorgeous, long, straight hair, and her black lace strapless dress was glam but not over the top.
— I’m a huge fan of Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland and thought her pretty pink sheath was age appropriate and refined. I wasn’t sure about the braided crown hair but she pulled it off.
—Girls creator Lena Dunham redeemed some previous fashion don’ts with a bright canary yellow dress that had a flattering strapless bodice and fit her well.
—Amy Adams looked sexy in a red and maroon color block Valentino halter dress, she said was influenced by her American Hustle character. She was one of many with her hair in a bun.
—Wolf of Wall Street breakout star Margot Robbie channeled Grace Kelly in a cream low-cut Gucci sheath with jewel details and a tight low bun.
—Sofia Vergara has cornered the market on voluptuous, and while her strapless ball gown hugged in all the right places, the basic black color was a bit dull for the fiery actress.
— The beautiful Luoita Nyong’o from 12 Years a Slave was a standout in a bright red strapless gown and cape by Ralph Lauren.
-Robin Wright is owning 47. She looks gooood. Her sleek, sexy, low-back sparkly dress was elegant and age appropriate and showed some side boob!
–Her alabaster skin and shiny black hair complimented Julianna Margulies’ gorgeous low-cut black Andrew Gn gown. The gold details gave her a regal, commanding look.
–Not every man can carry a tux but these guys know how to make it look good: Bradley Cooper, Matt Lauer, Andy Samberg, Seth Meyers, and Chris Pine.
—Taylor Swift looked pretty in a dramatic Carolina Herrera red and black ball gown, but she looks too skinny. Should I be worried?
Who should fire their stylist:
–The Bjork scary dress award went to actress Paula Patton, who looked like a giant marshmallow in a skin-tight white lycra sheath with some crazy angel wing accessory attached on one side. Yikes!
–I love Drew Barrymore, I do. So I’m not going to pick on her when she’s pregnant. I’m not going to say she made a poor choice of moo-moo sprinkled with pink and red flowers. I’m just going to wish her well.
—Julia Roberts was a huge disappointment. Her Dolce and Gabbana black and white Oxford shirtdress and poofy, matronly up-do did not work for me.
—Hayden Panettiere is such a pretty girl but her slicked back severe hair and unflattering halter dress did not do her any favors.
–Zoe Saldana’s dress seemed to be suffering from multiple personality disorder. Weird length, several patterns, attachments, and details that didn’t work together. Beautiful face, terrible dress.
—Zooey Deschannel— has had too many misses on the carpet to let this one pass. Hair and dress were dowdy and unflattering.
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THE SHOW: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were able hosts, but not as clever and refreshing as last year. I love their chemistry and fearlessness in that tough room. They manage just the right balance of teasing the Hollywood elite without being mean or dirty. I giggled several times in the opening monologue.
WHO NAILED IT:
Jennifer Lawrence’s reign as Hollywood darling is intact after she won best supporting actress for “American Hustle,” and seemed genuinely surprised to win again. Her speech was earnest and full of gratitude.
After 5 nominations, Bryan Cranston got a roar from the crown when he finally won for “Breaking Bad.” Well deserved! The show also won for best drama series. Meth-heads everywhere rejoice!
Cate Blanchett won for her excellent performance in Blue Jasmine and was one of the few who didn’t talk about how surprised she was to win, but spoke graciously like an old Hollywood legend.
Leonardo DiCaprio won for Wolf of Wall Street. Wilson and I saw it this weekend and despite it’s 3-hour running time, I highly recommend it. Although he seems like a huge ego-maniac with a model obsession, I can’t help but love Leo for his talent. He deserved to win.
WHO GOT ROBBED:
Jon Voight won for best supporting actor in a TV series. I’ve seen Showtime’s Ray Donovan and Voight is a great actor, but I’m sorry Aaron Paul’s work on Breaking Bad should have been recognized. Not ok.
Amy Adams beating Meryl Streep for best actress was a shock but I haven’t seen American Hustle yet. Adams is super talented and her speech was genuine, smart and poised.
I may have squealed in delight when my boy Andy Samberg won for my new favorite show Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It’s only been on a few months, but as I’ve said in more than one post, it’s really funny!
In the tough best comedy category the nominees included Parks and Recreation, Modern Family, Girls, and Big Bang Theory. But the winner? Brooklyn Nine-Nine baby! The Hollywood Foreign Press and I agree it’s must-see TV.
No one seemed more surprised than Jacqueline Bisset herself when she won for best supporting TV actress . She got to the stage slowly, and was stunned, speechless and then got bleeped for cursing, before blathering on for too many long, excruciating minutes, despite the playoff music. Wacky.
Fans of 80-‘s drama My So Called Life will be happy to hear that Jordan Catalano, I mean Jared Leto won for best supporting actor for “Dallas Buyers Club. ” His tremendous performance as a cross-dressing AIDS patient blew me away. His acceptance speech, however, not so much.
When Amy Poehler’s name was announced for best comedy actress in Parks and Recreation, Bono was giving her a backrub for support, and when she won she grabbed his face and started making out with him! Why not?!
Woody Allen received the Cecil B. DeMille award for excellence but– despite many nominations– he’s never attended a Globes show so longtime pal Diane Keaton accepted on his behalf. Rocking a tuxedo as well as Clooney, Keaton gave an interesting speech, noting Allen has written and directed 74 movies in 48 years. He’s worked with every major actress in Hollywood (179 in total) because his female characters are real, complicated and can’t be compartmentalized. The montage made me want to see many of them again. Blue Jasmine is still playing and well worth your time.
I would have liked a few more Fey and Poehler bits throughout the show but it did end on time. If only there was a live broadcast of all the after-parties. I’d be up all night.
What were your favorite moments of the show? Tell me in the comments.
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Oh- and how can forget to mention Emma Thompson’s classic shoes and martini in hand presentation? Loved it!
Not to obsess but I’ve been thinking about Robin Wright’s arms all day. Can I get those sleek but still feminine pipes from doing 100 chatarunga’s per week?
Hey. Your review is better than the the NY Times blog. Great job!
Can’t believe you left JLaw off best dressed. She and Amy A were my favs.
The Jacqueline Bisset speech was beyond wacky…I almost walked away at that point. Seemed attention seeking to me. Lol
My favorite Amy/Tina bit was when they said Clooney in Gravity shows the great lengths he’d go to to never have to date anyone his own age again. Hilarious! Great show overall! Awesome review…totally agree on all points!