Hello, Everyone!!! Did you watch the Golden Globe Awards last night?
Don’t you just love awards show season??? I do. I adore it. I love the escape into a dress up ball I will never get to go to but will always have a front row seat to every year. I find out about new TV shows and movies I have not heard about yet like “The Wife” which led to Glenn Close’s win for Best Actress in a Drama. I have loved her since “The Big Chill” & “The World According To Garp”. Her acceptance speech was empowering to every woman watching her, wherever they watched her from.
Glenn Close accepting her Best Actress in a Drama award (Getty Images).
I also love getting to see some of my favorite people in Hollywood. Like “The Dude” himself, Jeff Bridges, who won the Cecil B. DeMille Award (and looked unbelievably gorgeous doing so).
Jeff Bridges accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award (Getty Images)
And Sandra Oh & Andy Samberg who were hilarious as the hosts of the evening. I always liked her on “Grey’s Anatomy” & he killed me in his regular “Saturday Night Live” skit, In The Cage with Nicholas Cage, where Samberg impersonated-you guessed it-Nicholas Cage.
And two of my favorite funny ladies, Amy Poehler & Maya Rudolph. They always make me laugh till I ache.
Amy Poehler & Maya Rudolph sharing an intimate & hilarious moment (Getty Images)
And speaking of funny ladies, how about the Grand Dame of Comedy herself, Carol Burnett??? Not too many people have awards named for them. But not too many people set the bar as high as she did. But it was sad when she talked about how her show would never make it to air today. Sometimes progress isn’t all it is cracked up to be. What a tragedy it would have been if this woman never got the chance to share her meteoric talent & gifts with all of us!!!
Carol Burnett accepting the first award named for her (Getty Images)
Then there is the red carpet. I love to see all the fashion. Here are some of my favorite looks of the night. The first two are the ones I loved the most. Soooo pretty.
Kiki Layne in a dreamy pink custom Dior dress (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images).
One of my favorite “Community” alums, Alison Brie, in a beautiful Vera Wang gown with an embellished bralette (Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock).
Keri Russell & Matthew Rhys (Ftazer Harrison/Getty Images).
Irina Shayk & Bradley Cooper (Steve Granitz/WireImage).
Alaina Meyer & Johnny Galecki (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images).
Katherine Ross & her swooon-worthy man, Sam Elliot (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images).
Chrishell Stause & Justin Hartley (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images).
Another of my “Community” faves, Ken Jeong & his wife Tran Jeong (Steve Granitz/WireImage).
Joanna Newsom & Andy Samberg (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP).
Susan & Jeff Bridges (Getty Images).
Maya Rudolph & Amy Poehler (Getty Images)
I firmly believe Dolly Parton’s song. “The Girl In The Movies” (which she co-wrote with Linda Perry for the Netflix film “Dumplin’ “) should have won the award for Best Original Song In A Motion Picture. It has a great message of empowerment, gives hope to those of us who might be thinking our time to shine is over (or worse, might never come) and Parton delivers a vocal with so much passion we know her own rags to riches story is part of where this song originated from. And it is Dolly freakin’ Parton, for crying out loud!!!
“I want to be the girl in the movies
Wish I had a nickel for each dime I’ve spent
Watching others live their lives with confidence
Here’s a preview of some things to come
It’s not too late for me to be someone
I can’t keep living in their make-believe
Coming attractions will be starring me
Gonna stand up
And I’m gonna matter
‘Cause I’ve had enough of my dreams being shattered
And I’ve had enough of my tears being splattered
I’ve already been that girl
I want to shine (I want to shine)
I want to shine (I’m gonna shine)
It’s my time
And I want to shine
I want to be happy, I want to be free
Just like the girl in the movies”.
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing some things that I love with you 🙂
Until next time, happy watching & listening!!!