So, yesterday we had the 72nd Golden Globe Awards hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
The girls hosted in their usual irreverent style in a year that marked a strong “girl power” orientated skew in both the speeches and the tone of the night generally, which we loved and say “More, please!”.
Our favourite moments?
“It’s nice at last that men are getting the recognition they deserve for being good at comedy. You’ve come a long way, baby!”
“For the record: If you are in this room, you’ve caught the brass ring. You get to do what you’ve always dreamed to do and be celebrated for it, and that just… it ain’t losing. I don’t remember what awards Lauren Bacall won. I just remember her saying, ‘You know how to whistle, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.’ And I have no idea what kind of hardware Robin Williams took home. But I sure remember “carpe diem” and, ‘Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.’ I never forget that. … And one last thing: To reiterate what we’ve all been talking about, today was an extraordinary day. There were millions of people that marched not just in Paris, but around the world. And they were Christians and Jews and Muslims. They were leaders of countries all over the world. And they didn’t march in protest; they marched in support of the idea that we will not walk in fear. We won’t do it. So, Je Suis Charlie. Thank you.”
“I’ve noticed a lot of people talking about the wealth of roles for powerful women in television lately. And when I look around the room at the women who are in here and I think about the performances that I’ve watched this year, what I see actually are women who are sometimes powerful and sometimes not; sometimes sexy, sometimes not; sometimes honorable, sometimes not. What I think is new is the wealth of roles for ACTUAL women in television and in film. That’s what I think is revolutionary and evolutionary, and it’s what’s turning me on.”
And this guy … yep, this guy …
“This is the eighth time I’ve been nominated. I cannot f—— believe I won. I want to thank Netflix for their incredible support of this series. Ted (Sarandos), all of you guys have done an incredible job. I have an extraordinary time coming to work every day with brilliant writing from Beau Willimon and his incredible writing staff. An incredible cast … Kate (Mara), Robin (Wright), it’s a joy to come to work with you every day and all of those that I work with every day. The last time that I saw Stanley Kramer — one of the great filmmakers of all time — was at the Motion Picture and Television Home, and I was sitting with him and he was in a wheelchair. He was ill at this time. And, as I was about to leave, I realised that I had never told him what I thought about his work … how much his work had meant to me. And so I said to him, the films you made, the subjects you tackled, the performances you got out of some of the greatest actors that have ever walked the face of the Earth, the Oscars you won … your films will stand the test of time and will influence filmmakers for all time. And I didn’t know whether he had really retained what I said or not. Sometimes he did, sometimes he didn’t. But as I stood up to leave, he grabbed my hand, and I looked at his wife, who was across the room, and I sat back down. And he said as clear to me as anything he had ever said, ‘Thank you so much for saying that. That means so much to me. I just wish my films could have been better.’ And so as I stand here tonight as someone who has enjoyed such an extraordinary career, in large measure because of the people in this room, I just want it to be better. I just want to be better, but this is very encouraging. Thank you very much.”
For those who didn’t get to see the full broadcast, here is a chance to do some catch-up viewing via YouTube below (not our video and so we can’t guarantee the quality or how long it will remain online – just sayin’). Enjoy!