This year’s Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais, felt disjointed, off a mark, and not wholly comfortable. Gervais’s amusement was edgy, to be sure, though lacking a refreshing, on-going atmosphere that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have brought in new years. Instead, a continuous bleeping out of risque comments done some speeches incomprehensible; dipsomaniac guys rambled; and Mel Gibson done an irregular eleventh-hour appearance.
I wish awards shows to survive, we unequivocally do. When we was a kid, Oscar night meant pizza on a couch, sanctimonious to know Billy Crystal’s jokes, and ogling the violent dresses film stars picked out before they all had stylists. We survived a commercials and stayed adult late. And while some might cruise a Golden Globes an nauseous stepsister, in new years I’ve elite them to a Oscars. The some-more risqué dresses, speeches, and hosts during a booze-fueled event can make for good TV. Which is because this year’s was such a disappointment.
That said, there were occasionally splendid spots, and they offering a thought to what could save a televised awards show: namely, humorous women and hunky men.
Yep, we could watch this.(NBCUniversal around Getty Images/Paul Drinkwater)
Think about it: if advertisers wish to strech a increasingly absolute womanlike demographic, and programmers wish these shows to be worth gripping a wire for, this regulation could be a answer.
Let’s inspect some of a evidence, by looking during what worked.
1. Channing Tatum’s ’90s reverence hair
To be clear, Tatum’s hair itself did not work—but it foreshadowed what did.
On a red carpet, a territory of Tatum’s dark brownish-red thatch fell in front of his ear and complacent there, sensitively environment a internet on fire.
Apparently a hairdo is partial of Tatum’s demeanour for his arriving film The Gambit, though it might as good have been a reverence to a Hollywood heart-throbs of my youth, many of whom wore identical looks behind then—think Christian Slater in Heathers, Romeo and Juliet-era Leonardo DiCaprio, and early ‘90s Brad Pitt.
Incidentally, a aforementioned actors did good during a 2016 Golden Globes, working good and aging gracefully with nary a newsboy top or fedora in sight. (Also a throwback: Sylvester Stallone got a station ovation.)
2. Fonda face
One of a initial pieces of a night, in that Jonah Hill simulated to be a bear from The Revenant, fell flattering flat. The camera cut to Jane Fonda, and her miss of amusement—and her companion’s apparent bewilderment—became a entertainment.
Maybe have Fonda lay in on rehearsals in a future? Or only cut to her consistently to see how we’re feeling?
We are all Jane Fonda.
3. Eva Longoria and America Ferrara on Hispanic actresses
In December, a Golden Globes central Twitter comment misidentified America Ferrara as Gina Rodriguez during a awards nominations. Last night, Ferrara presented an endowment alongside Eva Longoria, and they introduced themselves: “Hi, I’m Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendez.” “And I’m America Ferrara, not Gina Rodriguez.”
It was funny, gracefully delivered, and—even if we didn’t know a Dec gaffe—timely. Gervais introduced a women as “two people who your destiny president, Donald Trump, can’t wait to deport.”
4. The hunks of The Big Short
It’s not a word we customarily use, “hunks,” though final night’s uncover was a march of conventionally large men, being handsome. The Big Short, as good as being an interesting and critical movie, was good for removing out clean-cut actors in tuxes. Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt—who infrequently looks like he only walked off a set of A River Runs Through It, that is now MORE THAN 20 YEARS OLD—presented together. we consider they done jokes, though overtly we have no idea.
Steve Carell was a dark-horse hunk of The Big Short final night. Apparently he gained 20 pounds for a role, that kind of begs for a fun about him being a large brief of The Big Short, though he looked great.
Steve Carell.(Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)
Guys in eyeglasses had a good display final night, though Denzel Washington forgot his and so couldn’t review his acceptance debate for a Cecil B. DeMille Award, presented to him by Tom Hanks, with a cold. (Guys in glasses, see also: Christian Slater, Michael Keaton, and a adorable guy from a Hollywood Foreign Press Association.)
5. The hunks of other cinema and TV shows
Oscar Isaac(Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)
Oscar Isaac: we still don’t know who a actresses are who swore by a teleprompter disaster in sequence to benefaction Oscar Isaac his endowment for best actor in Show Me a Hero, and to be honest, I’ve nonetheless to watch a uncover or The Force Awakens. But we do know that women and children were failing to see this male onstage. Ladies on a internet love Isaac and so does Jacob Tremblay, a 9-year-old from Room, who singled him out on a red runner as one star he was failing to see.
Jamie Foxx: Heroic. Foxx looked pointy in all-black, hilariously re-enacted Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe flub by initial presenting a best measure endowment to Straight Outta Compton instead of The Hateful Eight, and common a pain and soothed a annoy after Quentin Tarantino’s wayward Drunk Uncle-ish speech usurpation a endowment on composer Ennio Morricone’s behalf.
Michael B. Jordan: E! does this wonderful, ungainly thing during Live on a Red Carpet where they cut to actors and actresses posing for still photographers, so we can watch J.Lo and Taraji P. Henson live-smolder with their chins during humorous angles.
Michael B. Jordan(Invision/AP/Jordan Strauss/)
There was a live-shot of Michael B. Jordan only station still grinning like he was happy to be there, and it’s going to give me good dreams.
Christian Slater: So good to see you!
Christian Slater.(Getty Images/Kevin Winter)
Honorable mentions: Matt Damon, Orlando Bloom, Jason Sudeikis, Jon Hamm
6. Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence.(NBCUniversal around Getty Images/Paul Drinkwater)
Does it even need to be pronounced that Amy Schumer should horde subsequent year? It seems so obvious. My wish that she would take best comedy for Trainwreck kept me going for a duration. She did not (The Martian did), though we will take this satisfaction prize:
7. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio(REUTERS/Paul Drinkwater)
Leonardo DiCaprio resisted any titillate to speak about a countdown time or acknowledge a song starting to play as he pierced a camera with his blue eyes and delivered a obvious acceptance debate for his purpose in The Revenant.
By a time 11pm rolled around, we unequivocally felt like we all won when Leo won.
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