The Golden Globes were sort of a letdown. I don't know, call me crazy, but I like those unpredictable moments--some comfortable and funny, some not--that happen when people let their hair down. I thought guests were on their very best behavior, and even though this made for a very decorous event, I was hoping for something a little crazy to happen. Am I wrong?
I still think the E! Channel has a lock on the Red Carpet rundown. I love Kelly Osbourne and Ross Matthews and think they're so genuine and funny. Giuliana does a good job, but I think there's something that needs to change as far as her look. Maybe she's too thin. Gasp, did I even say that out loud? No one is too thin or too rich in Hollywood. Oh, well. I said it. I'll sure miss Joan Rivers on the Fashion Police, but I think Kathy Griffin is a good choice to take the lead on the show. (I still can't believe she's gone).
For hits and misses, I'm definitely voting for George Clooney and his elegant wife as the "IT Couple". He was there to accept the Cecille B. DeMille Award and acknowledged his wife ("I couldn't be more proud to be your husband") and ended with "Je Suis Charlie." She was wearing a pin on her clutch in honor of those who lost their lives at the Paris magazine (Charlie Hebdo) massacre. I also loved it when George said, "If you're in this room, you've caught the brass ring." So true....I also think Amal is the spitting image of a dark haired Carolyn-Bessette Kennedy. Classy, chic and elegant. I loved her white gloves with the black gown by Dior Haute Couture that was her own touch and not a stylist's. Good for her!
Presenter Ricky Gervais is one of my favorites. When he gets that twinkle in his eye, you know there's gonna be trouble. He says what people think, but would be afraid to say out loud. I loved his little speech. (Hear it here!)
I adore Jennifer Lopez. Is there anyone on the planet who doesn't think she's the ultimate bombshell? I don't think so. However, I think if she would've toned down her look a bit--maybe a little less hair or a little less gown--she would've been sheer perfection. I would've focused on THAT FACE!
I also love Kiera Knightley. However, her Chanel gown looked like it was made for a little girl instead of a beautiful woman. I can't believe Karl made a misstep like this. And the bib around her neck? I just didn't like it OR get it.
Jessican Chastain--one word, PERFECTION.
Drag queen, Conchita Wurst, showed up on the Red Carpet, too. She gained international attention after winning last year's Eurovision Song Contest. I love her message, but not her gown....still not sure that beards and gowns go together all that well.
Jeffrey Tambor won for Best Actor in a Comedy for his portrayal of Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman. He ended his touching acceptance speech by dedicating his win to the transgender community.
I thought Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did a good job of co-hosting. And whether you like Bill Cosby or not, their joke about his recent problems didn't go over well with the audience. It wasn't because this material is sacrosanct, it just wasn't funny. Bad choice.
And lastly, like her or not, Jane Fonda looked stunning! How old is she? Wowza!
I love award shows and I love escaping life's harsh realities for an hour or two to just sit back, relax and enjoy the fashions, speeches and yes, all of the opinions that surround it! Hope you liked mine!
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