It was a moment where everyone, absolutely everyone, expected to see a roaring Lady Gaga take the stage in her dramatic light blue dress. Instead of Glenn Close, visibly astounded, the Golden Globe received. But her deep personal acceptance number, about the need for women to feel fulfilled beyond the family, put them on their feet and became one of the more emotional moments of the night.
A year ago, Golden Globes focused on the #MeToo and Time & # 39; s Up Movements. The previous year was all politics. By the 2019 crazy, there was much less activism, but speaking like Close's, co-founder Sandra Oh and actress Regina King kept the issue of equality and diversity alive in a more personal way.
Oh, and of course it was the usual madness of the balloons: "Bohemian Rhapsody" for best drama film? A rebuff for the pioneer "Black Panther"? And nothing for Bradley Cooper? Really!?
Here are some of the notable moments of the night, in random order:
THE POWER OF CHILDREN
As they entered the stage of their opening monologue, hosts Oh and Andy Samberg had an explanation of why they were chosen: they were "the only two people left in Hollywood who had no trouble saying anything offensive." And then they began to make jokes at the expense of those present, but in reality they said good things: "Bradley Cooper, you're sexy!" Or "Jeff Bridges, I wish you were my dad!" The number didn't start much laughter, but it was nice.
BUT … SATAN?
Was this the first time that Satan was recognized in an acceptance? If so, we owe it to Christian Bale. The Welsh actor was awarded for his work in the movie "Vice", which he was transformed in a fantastic way in the clumsy and cool former vice president Dick Cheney. After thanking the co-stars and director Adam McKay, he gave "thanks to Satan for inspiring me for this role." He also talked about perhaps trying to interpret Senate leader Mitch McConnell soon.
A certain night for "old men"
"Mary Poppins Returns" will be gone empty-handed, but the iconic 93-year-old actor Dick Van Dyke, who has a fantastic cameo in the movie, got a standing ovation as he went out to present a prize with Emily Blunt, who brings to life mary And Michael Douglas, who won a world for his work on the "Kominsky Method" series, was delighted to say that "old cakes are the best!", using the Yiddish term for "old man". The 74-year-old actor also dedicated his honor to his 102-year-old father, Kirk Douglas.
A challenge of the time is up
One year after the Globe's red carpet was a sea of black dresses in solidarity with #MeToo and Time's Up, colorful costumes returned to the gala, although some participants took a band where "TIMESUPx2" marked the second year of the movement for Equality. On the carpet was actor Alyssa Milano, author of the tweet who came back #MeToo viral. The actor pointed out that over the past year, a "truly amazing brotherhood has formed". But it was "If Beale Street Could Talk" actress Regina King who made the most memorable reference to Time's Up by resisting the orchestra's efforts to silence her and promise that the two projects she produces over the next two years will hire a 50% of women He admonished them in other industries to follow.
OH is almost radiated to tears
After his number was full of events with Samberg, Oh was suddenly moved to explain that he agreed to present the awards and overcome his fears of celebrating the diversity of the nominated actors. "I wanted to be here to see this audience and witness this moment of change," he said. "I'm not going to cheat, next year may be different. But this moment is real." Shortly afterwards, Oh even won a prize for her leading role in the drama series "Killing Eve" and thanked her parents emotionally in Korean.
An intimate ending
When Lukk won the award for best actress in a drama film, she seemed so surprised as everyone else. But the 71-year-old actress made a sincere connection between her role in "The Wife", where she plays a woman who gives up her own ambitions to support her husband in an impressive way and her own life. "I think of my mother, who really sublimated my father all my life," Close said. He added that women are expected to support others, "but we must achieve our personal fulfillment. We must follow our dreams. We must say I can do that, and they should allow me to do it." The audience cheered her up.
At least Lady Gaga did not go home empty-handed: she won the award for the best original song for "Shallow", which she wrote with, and which she played with Cooper in "A Star is Born". In his remarks, the singer also referred to the challenges women face not only in the film industry, but also in music. "It is very difficult to be taken seriously as a composer," he said, adding that the co-authors of the theme "raised" and "supported". Gaga composed the song with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.
"FAVORITE" OF COLMAN
Not every speaker had a serious tone. Olivia Colman, who won best actress in a musical or comedy for her role as Queen Anne in "The Favorite," said, "I'd like to tell you what this movie meant to me, but I can't think of anything." . He also noted that among his "favorite" stuff on the set was "eating all the time through the movie."
WHAT WAS IT, HAND?
We're not sure what Jeff Bridges said in his confusing speech when he took the Cecil B. DeMille prize to the track, especially when he started talking about boats and said, "Run, I'll take you!" But hey, Bridges is best known for its iconic role of smoke in "The Big Lebowski", so somehow it was right that it was difficult to follow. It was just fun to witness his joy; Too bad he didn't wear a robe. Harrison Ford, who presented a premium immediately after, was more abrupt than usual. "No one said he came after Jeff Bridges," he said ghostly.
GUAO, Do you know who I am?
A sweet moment on the red carpet was when Elisabeth Moss, the star of "The Handmaid's Speech", discovered that Taylor Swift was her fan. Ryan Seacrest presented him with a video of Swift who spoke enthusiastically about the series. "I can't believe he himself knows who I am!" Moss exclaimed, showing that stars can sometimes be just like one.