What do a Hawaiian shirt, Aaron Rodgers and Jane Fonda being an absolute queen have in common- they are all a part of the highlights from last night’s Golden Globe Awards.
In some aspects, the 78th Golden Globes looked very different than last year’s. Due to the ongoing pandemic, The Beverly Hilton Hotel Ballroom where co-host Amy Poehler presented (co-host Tina Fey was in New York, coming from the Rainbow Room) was attended by masked essential workers and most award winners received the accolade from their homes. However, despite the BLM movement, the awards ceremony was just as “white” as years gone by.
What Do a Hawaiian shirt, Aaron Rogers and Jane Fonda Being an Absolute Queen Have in Common?
Fashions always start Hollywood award ceremonies off. Despite being no red-carpet, there were still dresses to die for (here’s looking at you, Anna Taylor Joy).
she’s beyond gorgeous pic.twitter.com/9qRpFXnFIJ
— anna (@cruelsunmer) March 1, 2021
There were also plenty of hoodies and tie-dye seen amongst nominees and presenters (here’s looking at you, Jason Sudekis.
Siri show me the different expectations for male and female presentation in Hollywood pic.twitter.com/WUae2NtJeM
— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) March 1, 2021
Despite the double standard social media went absolutely wild for Bill Murray, his laid back attitude and loud Hawaiian shirt.
Bill was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for his role in On the Rocks
While Daniel Kaluuya walked away with the statue for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah, (after his speech was interrupted by technical difficulties) it was Bill who won the hearts of the Twitterverse.
— Mary Brady (@maryfairlight) March 1, 2021
Meanwhile nominee for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie for his role in “The Undoing”, Donald Sutherland was majorly suited up- Tuxedo’ed actually, spawning even more tweets.
Donald Sutherland looks like he just saw Bill Murray and realized he could just be wearing sweats and a hoodie pic.twitter.com/AMyFRLbl82
— Donny Lowrider (@Tehdon) March 1, 2021
As mentioned, the night was not without controversy. Before the award show even aired the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was slammed for not having one black member out of 87! Black-centric films like Da 5 Bloods, Judas and the Black Messiah, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, One Night in Miami and The United States vs. Billie Holiday were all left out of best picture contention.
This was called out by the bi-costal hosts Tina and Amy and again by some award winners, like Sacha Baran Cohen who thanked the all-white HFPA after winning the Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy motion picture statue for his role in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
Rosamund Pike, winner of Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) for her role in I Care a Lot addressed fellow nominee, Borat breakout star Maria Bakalova in her acceptance speech. “In my movie I had to swim up from a sinking car, I think I’d still rather do that than being in a room with Rudy Giuliani,” Pike said. “Maria, I salute your brilliance and your bravery.”
Borat also beat out Hamilton, Music, Palm Springs and The Prom to win Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), much to Sasha Baran Cohen’s surprise.
Tracy Morgan accidentally brought the laughs John Travolta style when he mispronounced the winner of Best Original Score as Sal rather than Soul.
The category of Best Actor in a Comedy Series was next and the nominees (Don Cheadle, Nicholas Hoult, Eugene Levy, Jason Sudekis and Ramy Youssef) all had a little fun at Tracy’s expense. Co-host Tina Fey couldn’t resist razzing her co-star from 30 Rock saying Morgan was a real “beautiful sawel.”
Morgan later tweeted, “Sorry SOUL. I was thinking about the pizza I was going to get from my guy SAL on the way home!!” while Soul co-director Kemp Powers, congratulated the men who won the best score award saying “Your music is a huge part of what makes SAL so special!”
Notable winner of the night was Chloe Zhao who received the best director statue for Nomadland, Chloe is only the second woman to win the best director award after Barbara Streisand won in 1984 for Yentl and only the second person of Asian descent after Ang Lee’s wins in 2001 (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and 2006 (Brokeback Mountain).
The most heart-tugging win was Chadwick Boseman’s for Best Actor in a Motion Picture: Drama award for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Accepted by his widow, Simone Ledward Boseman, there was not a dry eye in the house as she, with a thick throat, thanked who Chadwick would have thanked for the accolade.
Jodie Foster accepted her award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for her role in The Mauritanian, in silk pajamas while sitting on her couch with her wife and dog. He speech left fans tickled when she thanked Aaron Rogers, a throw back to Aaron thanking Jodie in his NFL MVP award acceptance speech last month.
— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) March 1, 2021
And then Queen Jane Fonda accepted her Cecil B. DeMille award as a queen does, with beauty, grace and a strong message. The 83-year-old actress and activist is the 67th Cecil B. DeMille award winner, and only the 16th woman gave a powerful speech bring her activism roots to the forefront. She sent out the called for Hollywood to “expand that tent” of who is allowed to tell stories in the industry. “Stories can really change people, but there are stories we’ve been afraid to see and hear in this industry. She spoke more on what had already been mentioned about “who is offered a seat at the table” and reminded Hollywood as a whole, “After all, art has always been not just in step with history but has led the way, so let’s be leaders. OK?”
Even Bill Murray's Hawaiian shirt quieted down to listen to Jane Fonda's speech #GoldenGlobes
— OzzytheKiwi (@ozzythekiwi) March 1, 2021
Fonda was wearing the same suit she had worn 25 years ago- and fans agree: Pulling. It. Off.
Good Lord, Jane Fonda looks like a billion bucks on the Golden Globes.
— Sherry I'm Not a Cat Ross (@SherryDarlingNJ) March 1, 2021
Another Jane Stan remembered how she signed her Best Actress acceptance speech back in 1979 for her role in Coming Home when Academy president wouldn’t provide closed captioning, Sure, different awards ceremony, same royal behavior!
wow throwback https://t.co/9gsqhg9Dmo
— キーガン is vaccinated !!!! (@montyclit) March 1, 2021
For a full recap of the night’s top moments including every nominee and winner, check out https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/28/golden-globes-live-updates-award-winners.html
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