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There are a lot of 2018 films that are more beloved by critics than Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody but both have found an enthusiastic audience. On Sunday night, they were the big winners of the film in the Golden Globes, at a ceremony that stretched out 20 minutes after the scheduled time, and sometimes it felt like she was rushing through a list of awards and desperately trying Completing the Winners
Reservations Against the Standard Golden Globes: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is relatively small, notoriously funny in its taste and has a reputation politely proclaimed as "currently concerned with affairs related to famous people". , referred to as. You never want to take the Globes too seriously, except that it's a high caliber event that makes up a big part of the Oscar campaign – whether it should be it or not. (You should not.)
As for the ceremony itself, the hosts set the tone for such an evening, and it was no different. Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg both have relaxed and pleasant personalities. Both emit a good mood. She is a brilliant actress who has found a brilliant vehicle in Killing Eve and he is a goofball whose comedy was never better or more intimate than Brooklyn Nine-Nine . They are actors who like people. No one expected his monologue to be particularly cutting, and it was not.
They swore that they were about to pronounce real Zinger – "I hope you wear your flip-flops, Hollywood, because we're in the middle of scorching some earth," Samberg said, instead complimenting them: how hot Bradley Cooper is, how good each person's work was, and so on, it's safe to say that it did not really play with the viewers or on the social media, but it had a committed charm that is easy to cherish if you've seen enough price hosts trying to be nervous, yes, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were better, but they were better than anyone else, you can not think of that.
A problem might have been that the mood was clearly Andy Samberg and Samberg has a very comedic sensibility, which does not always work well in such situations, no matter how dutifully your style changes from your own thing to an im Transport essentially big banquet. This is what happened when David Letterman hosted the Oscars. His play "Oprah, Uma" would have been killed in his own show, but in that room they looked at him as if he had two heads. What works for Samberg on Brooklyn Nine-Nine plays differently on a stage.
But the sound was cheerful, and then suddenly it was even … meaningful? Sandra Oh explained that she had taken on the task of hosting because she wanted to celebrate a year of change and a year in which new faces were honored and new stories told. It was a warm moment, especially for the Globes, which are often referred to as the awards ceremony where everyone gets drunk. (For example, "bring your drink to the stage", drunk.)
No eyebrows were raised on some wins. The Americans won TV drama series in their final season – notably, the first ever Golden Globe ever won the acclaimed series. That felt pretty good. Let's keep up the good mood, right? As if that was not enough, it was the opening ceremony for the Carol Burnett Award, which corresponds to television's longstanding Cecil B. DeMille Award in the film. The first winner, of course, was Carol Burnett, who made a heartfelt speech thanking the many people she has worked with in her career and complaining that a variety show costs as much as hers, probably not would be done today.
Jeff Bridges & # 39; s speech when he won the Cecil B. DeMille Award was equally appreciated by the people he worked with, although it was much more … should we say relaxed? Sure, it somehow wandered (as moderator Chris Pine looked admiringly, maybe he did not hope a legend would hook him), but what else would you expect Jeff Bridges to be?
And then Regina King won! Nobody loves Regina King, who was magnificent in countless roles, and her supportive victory for her role in when Beale Street Could Talk was so satisfying, especially on a night when the movie was otherwise overlooked (a good time to extract the word "travesty"). King stopped trying to play her when she vowed to employ 50 percent of women for everything she did for the next two years, and invited others to do likewise.
Oh, she herself won for Killing Eve and she delivered the exuberant speech everyone wanted from her – perhaps especially those who found the monologue too soft. She thanked her parents who were in the room, and she seemed quite pleased even before she appeared with Samberg for the next piece of hosting and laughed, still holding it and refusing to let it go , Darren Criss, as he won for FX (19459010) The Assassination of Gianni Versace (19459011), also thanked his Filipino mother. Glenn Close, who won for his starring role in the film The Wife made a sensational speech about the importance of women in line with the demands of their creativity, which becomes a standard but which is always welcome significant award ceremonies.
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Even some of the awards for which not everyone bred, such as Mahershala Ali, who won for his supportive performance in the Green Book (which has nothing to do with him and all with reservations about Green Book, we will come back to) was not all bad. Who does not like Mahershala Ali? He was also in Spider-Man: Into The Spider Verse which was pleasingly won for the animated film.
It was a solid night for consistently great actors who were good for a long time. Patricia Clarkson, for Sharp Objects. Patricia Arquette, for Escape at Dannemora . Ben Whishaw, for A very English scandal . The divine Olivia Colman for The Favorite – was one of several winners who had to blubber so excited was their gratitude. Rami Malek, who won on Mr. Robot for his dramatic role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody and seemed to enjoy it very much, to yell the members of Queen among others.
The Foreign Language Film Award went to Roma Alfonso Cuarón's beautiful black and white film, which is probably one of the better known – and because it was distributed on Netflix the most widely used – foreign language films that have long been published in the United States become. And it's Yalitza Aparicio, a first actress. What's wrong with it? Cuarón, who also won for Gravity in 2013, won the direction. (Foreign language films are not suitable for the Globe's regular best film categories, so Roma could not be nominated there.)
On some television decisions, the HFPA showed their true colors. It's funny: When Rachel Brosnahan won The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for her lead role last year, this was an early sign that the show could be successful. When she won again on Sunday evening, having also won the Emmy last fall, it already felt like, "Oh, sure, 19459011 she's back ," showing how fast these cycles run.
This year's "That Has Won? Well, Those are the Golden Globes for You" The television series was the comedy The Kominsky Method with Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin staged by TV super producer Chuck Lorre has been. Lorre is better known for shows such as Two And A Half Men and The Big Bang Theory as for Netflix Award Winners and The Kominsky Method for Comedy Series a stark field including the great The Good Place on NBC and HBO's Barry . He was one of the most stifled winners, which may seem surprising to the man who made Two And A Half Men until you realize that while networks have made a billion dollars over the years, they have yet very well known prices for him were few.
Of course, not everything was so good for me. Christian Bale, who won for his lead comedy performance as Dick Cheney Vice thanked Satan for the inspiration. In a minute, people are thanking their parents, and the next: That's happening.
The biggest controversy of the night is likely to be the big comedy. musical film award for Green Book (which also won the best screenplay). It is a period feature film about the race that, like many periodicals about the race, appears to be more touching than others, rather simple and focused on the behavior of nice whites in the time before civil rights. The surviving family of the black concert pianist dr. Donald Shirley, played by Mahershala Ali, has complained that Shirley's true story is not represented by the film written by a team that included the son of Shirley's white rider, Viggo Mortensen.
The Director of the Green Book Peter Farrelly, gave a speech in which he tried to emphasize that the film and the friendship between the men stands for the fact that "if they can find common ground, we all can. "Unfortunately, this plays a direct role in the film's critics' concerns that the ability of two people to find their way in a social environment is confused with a society's ability to shape the way it allocates power has to reconfigure. that it confuses a man who makes a black friend with a man who is effectively fighting against racism. It will be interesting, to say the least, to consider this discussion as Oscar's approach in the coming weeks.
When Bohemian Rhapsody won the Best Dramatic Film, it was after a difficult production that the shot belonged to acclaimed director Bryan Singer, in part during filming. Singer has been accused both at the start and in terms of misconduct, and his involvement is likely to be a topic that is strongly expressed in the Oscars direction. (Like Green Book Bohemian Rhapsody was also criticized for playing fast and easy with historical facts, including the way she incorporates the AIDS diagnosis of Freddie Mercury into her story. )
The problem with the awards may be that they can only really keep the happy things. As Daniel D & # 39; Addario has pointed out in Variety, it makes sense to go with the light tone that the hosts aspired to. But it is complicated when it comes to complex issues involving the content and production of movies and television that are honored.