Thoughts on the Golden Globes 2015

tina & amy gg 2015Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, in their third and final outing as hosts, were my main reason for watching, and they landed some good jokes, though the show seemed less funny this year than it had been in the past. The biggest laughs for me came when they played “Would you rather…”—asking each other which movie star they’d rather sleep with.

One choice was between Richard Linklater, the director of Boyhood, and Alejandro González Iñárritu, who directed Birdman. Poehler picked Iñárritu: “One take, two hours straight, no stopping.” (This was how Birdman was shot.) Fey said, “Linklater—five minutes, once a year.” (Boyhood was filmed only a few days every year for twelve years.)

When asked to pick between Colin Farrell or Colin Firth, Poehler said, “Farrell, all day!” while Fey said, “Firth, for a polite amount of time.”

Regarding the awards, I predicted/agreed with most of the winners, especially Eddie Redmayne for best dramatic movie actor in The Theory of Everything, Julianne Moore for best dramatic movie actress in Still Alice, and J.K. Simmons for best supporting actor in Whiplash. I don’t think you can see their performances in their respective movies and not be impressed.

I was underwhelmed by the batch of nominated best pictures this year—most are perfectly good ones but none made me say, “Wow!” Out of the choices, I’m OK with Boyhood winning best dramatic movie. Was surprised The Grand Budapest Hotel won for best comedy movie but I’m OK with that, too, since none of the other nominees rocked my boat, either.

You can see a full list of winners here.

Now, let’s move on to the fashion, which is more fun to discuss, right?

As usual, Mr. PCN is my co-commentator for the night. Below are our thoughts.

Allison Williams

Allison Williams

Mr. PCN: Her dress is made of Elmo.

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Naomi Watts

PCN: This is like butter—smooth and delicious. One of my two favorites of the evening.

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore

PCN: She’s going to be in the Birdman sequel—Birdwoman.

Lana del Rey

Lana Del Rey

Mr. PCN: Fresh from The Little Mermaid spring collection.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o

PCN: Lupita! That is all.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

PCN: The cape makes her look like Superstripper.

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Keira Knightley

PCN: She said it took 30 people to make this dress. Why? And were they school children doing an entomology project?

Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike

PCN: This dress needs to be gone from her closet.

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson

PCN: Very sparkly and sleek, and it makes me think she’s about to transform into the T-1000.

Claire Danes

Claire Danes

PCN: What the heck is this??
Mr. PCN: Exactly!

Conchita Wurst

Conchita Wurst

Mr. PCN: Come on, ladyman, pick a team!

Amy Adams

Amy Adams

PCN: My other favorite look of the evening, besides Naomi Watts’s. If the train didn’t have wet spots from the rained-on carpet, this would’ve been flawless.

Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer

PCN: Sharpest-dressed man. Damn, that is one fine…tux.

Benedict Cumberbatch & fiancée Sophie Hunter

Benedict Cumberbatch & fiancée Sophie Hunter

PCN: Cutest couple.

Did you watch the show? What were the highlights for you? Whose looks did you like?

Photos: Williams, Nyong’o, Lopez, Moore, Danes, Bomer, Cumberbatch & Hunter/AP; Del Rey, Pike, Knightley, Wurst, Johnson/Getty Images



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    January 12, 2015 at 8:31 am

    I haven’t seen anything that was nominated movie-wise, so can’t really comment on those decisions.

    With respect to the television awards, I haven’t seen many of the shows that won (including Transparent, Jane The Virgin, The Affair), but was so very happy to see Gina Rodriguez and Jeffrey Tambor win. Those wins, along with the Transparent win, feel a bit like perhaps we’re diversifying a bit more, which is always a good thing. Granted this is the foreign press, which may be a little better on those issues. More press for shows like these can only be a good thing.

    I was also really glad to see wins for shows from the CW and Amazon. While it can be a pain in the ass to try and track down all the shows you want to watch, to have so many options available to creative people who need an outlet and aren’t always welcomed with open arms into the major networks or cable channels is a fantastic thing.

    People need to lay off the tanning products/beds.

    I totally want to be a FOG.

    Not enough Tina and Amy, though I thought the opening was fantastic and was so glad to see them kick Cosby’s ass.

    The whole Margaret Cho bit felt really distasteful to me.

    Steve Carell is the bomb.

    Lupita! is right.

    Jeremy Renner is creepy and can’t read well.

    What the hell was up with Frances McDormand?

    Seeing Bill Macy stroking Felicity Huffman’s back while they were caught unawares on camera was a really cool moment. After all these years.

    I love Bill Hader, but he and Kristin Wiig were not good.

    For some reason, perhaps the recent terror attacks, the show just didn’t seem as fun this year. The energy in the room felt different. Just me?

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    January 12, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I think the Elmo dress is so sad to see…..

    Watched the whole night, but kept thinking they were all holding back for the Oscars. Ricky Gervais had me giggling wickedly, though.

    The evening felt damp, far beyond the impact of actual rain. It seem unready, from the outfits, the nominations, the winners and the overall tone.

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    Janet Rudolph
    January 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I laughed out loud at some of your dress comments..and I totally agree. I also agree with Lauren.. there was a suppressed mood, and probably because of the Paris terrorism. I also thought some of the scripted jokes fell incredibly flat. The actors were embarrassed, and rightfully so. Re: Frances Dormand..I wonder if she has something wrong with her eyes–dry eye? no eye make-up. The Margaret Cho thing could have been done better. She’s funny, and this wasn’t. It could have been fab! Glad I watched, though.. Re: TV, my favs didn’t win..actors or show.. I would have voted differently, but that’s me. Thanks for your review!

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