Golden Globes Takeaways
This is a down year for me, I must admit. I still have yet to see all of the film nominations. Usually I am done by the time the Globes comes around but I'm slacking this year. This must be a trend because the Globes was slacking, too. Here are some quick takeaways I have from the 2017 Golden Globes.
1) Jimmy Fallon and the funny
Yikes, Jimmy was not good. Fallon still may be king in the late-night ratings but a prime-time awards show is not his thing. Similarly to why people don't care for him on The Tonight Show, he was too nice. He just didn't seem to fit. We've become accustomed to the team of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler taking brutal shots at the honorable guests. Ricky Gervais, who absolutely MURDERED last year, was perfect because he acted like he didn't care. Scratch that. He actually probably didn't care. Now in comes Fallon who probably, to no fault of his own, cares too much. My one friend asked me before the show, "This is the one where they all present drunk right?" That is the show people like, and this year was bland. Now, I don't want to just blame Jimmy. The only jokes that hit were from Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig. There were some announcing miscues. Some of the cuts were weird, granted it is live television. All around this show did not do it for me, but Jimmy will most likely be back next year anyway.
Like I said, I still haven't finished my way around the awards circuit. One of the films I have yet to see is Nocturnal Animals, but I was shocked that Aaron Taylor-Johnson won Best Supporting Actor over Mahershala Ali. If anyone I would have expected it to be Jeff Bridges, who seems as effortless as ever in Hell or High Water. I also thought that The People vs. OJ Simpson would have picked up another acting award though I personally was pulling for John Turturro. I could keep going, but I'll save it for the Oscars. And how about HBO leaving with a goose egg? Not saying they deserved any gold, but I wasn't expecting that.
3) Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
Watching the Globes reminded me that somehow Dax Shepard is married to Kristen Bell. Yea, the guy from Employee of the Month and Without A Paddle is hittin' that. Anything is possible folks.
Huge night for La La Land as expected. I fully expect it to continue with the Academy. A movie about artists in L.A. with a juicy taste of old school Hollywood. The Academy is always a sucker for movies about or related to the industry. Throw in the nostalgia for the golden age and you have a sure fire Best Picture. Don't sleep on Moonlight. But I wouldn't stay awake expecting it to bring home Best Picture. Good for Viola Davis finally winning. Boring show. Here's to a better Oscars, and me actually seeing all of the nominees before I write about them. The Academy coverage will be way better.