The Golden Globes happened last night, and of course the Internets was bursting with awesome all night long. (Though I for one was locked in Twitter Jail for tweeting too many times in an hour. WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE, TWITTER GODS?!) This was just the beginning of an awards season where it seems none of us have seen the movies that have been nominated, but HAVE NO FEAR! We had actresses/funny ladies/moms Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to save the day!
Tina and Amy absolutely NAILED IT. As we’ve mentioned a few times in the past, we were pretty excited for their takeover last night, and they did not let us down… during the whole FIVE SECONDS we saw them. The duo was funny, smart, and perhaps most of all, extremely under-utilized. But when we did see them, they were spot on. They made a couple cameos as fake actresses that were hilarious, but other than that, it felt as though they were just hanging out in backstage waiting to be funny again. Here’s hoping they get a chance to host again, and PLEASE TO BE HAVING MOAR AIRTIME.
- Amy Poehler – “Meryl Streep isn’t here tonight. She has the flu, and I hear she’s amazing in it.” THIS is why she co-hosted.
- When Adele won for Best Original Song: “Skyfall” and Taylor Swift continued to work on her bitter-face while penning the next three hit singles regarding her dislike of the evening’s award show outcome.
- Michael J. Fox‘s 23 year old son
Mini-Michael J FoxSam stepped out as Mr. Golden Globe (the guy who helps the winners off-stage), and I immediately longed for an episode of Family Ties. Tina Fey zinged Taylor Swift by telling her to please, “Stay away from Michael J. Fox‘s son.”
- Bill Clinton making a cameo/introducing Lincoln.
- Moms, both new and to-be representing in full force! Adele, Claire Danes, Kristen Bell…just to name a few.
- Jodie Foster‘s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. de Mille Award.
- Glenn Close being…Glenn Close.
- Tina and Amy not being around.
- Anne Hathaway‘s acceptance speech. “Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forevermore use as a weapon against self-doubt.” Either her speech was scripted, or she lived in Dawson’s Creek in a former life.
- Louis CK getting snubbed.
- Lea Michelle‘s unfortunate self-tanner incident.
- Seeing only cable television shows win awards. Come on networks! Most were deserving, but it’d be nice to not have to pay extra for good television.
- Jodie Foster’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. de Mille Award (okay, we’re on the fence about this one, but it gets a “lowlights” nod as well for LENGTH and MEANDERING INCOHERENCE):
Commercials were not left out of the critique by folks on the Twitter. A set of new Target ads for their “Everyday Collection” featuring diaper changing and the eating habits of pregnant women made some moms unhappy:
I was most turned off by the woman’s voice in the ad. NO MORE SOFT TALKING PLEASE.
So, between that woman whispering about “The Everyday Collection,” Sofia Vergara being annoying about Diet Pepsi (does anyone even DRINK Diet Pepsi?) and the half hour of weirdness that was Jodi Foster’s “acceptance/coming-out or not/I don’t even know what” speech, I was pretty happy when it wrapped up.
What about you? What were your highlights and low-lights? Were you as annoyed by commercials and the lack of the hosts as I was?