Golden Globes good (Amy Adams, U2), bad (Sean Combs) & ugly (Woody Allen no-show)

THE GOOD 
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, of course. The bar was higher than last year, and they at least achieved the same level of wit and fun. Their opening segment (especially the George Clooney joke) and Poehler playing Fey’s long-lost son “Randy” were the peaks.

Presenter intros by Jim Carrey, Matt Damon, Laura Dern, Robert Downey, Jr., and Emma Thompson.

Winners speeches by Amy Adams, Alfonso Cuaron, Matthew McConaughey (his Oscar audition), Poehler, and Andy Samberg.

Stirring words about Nelson Mandela from U2 while on stage might make them the Oscar frontrunners.

Among those wins that were great, whether expected or not: Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine“), Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad“), Elisabeth Moss (“Top of the Lake“), McConaughey, and Poehler.

Excellent film tribute to Cecil B. DeMille recipient Woody Allen and a terrific acceptance speech on his behalf by Diane Keaton.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus playing along with all the jokes from the stage.

A very nice touch having the subjects of two of the Drama Picture nominees Niki Lauda (“Rush”) and Philomena Lee (“Philomena”) as presenters.

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THE BAD
12 Years a Slave” wins the Best Drama but was not the “best” at directing, writing, acting or score?

Sean Combs seemed loopy. Ben Affleck was quite sleepy.

I didn’t really care for the wins by Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street“) and Robin Wright (“House of Cards“), especially against their competition.

THE UGLY
All awards shows MUST come up with some way to get winners on stage quicker. These are becoming timekillers that most people can’t tolerate any longer. The first person to figure out this problem will be hailed in Hollywood.

The speech by Jacqueline Bisset was so irritating.

And would it kill Woody Allen to show up for a nice tribute where he doesn’t have to suffer through winning or losing?

COMPLETE GOLDEN GLOBES COVERAGE:

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5 thoughts on “Golden Globes good (Amy Adams, U2), bad (Sean Combs) & ugly (Woody Allen no-show)

  1. Really ugly:Leonardo DiCaprio beat legendary Bruce Dern for best Musical Comedy actor.when Brooklyn Nine-Nine and its star Andy Samberg won over my favorite show the Big Bang Theory and its star Jim Parsons in the tv musical-comedy.Everything else was well deserved.

  2. Sorry but where does this perception come from that a good acceptance speech at one awards is somehow a good indicator of an imminent Oscar win/speech?

  3. As usual the Globes had way to many commercials and dragged on. The seating does not work. And Leo winning Best Actor comedy over Bruce Dern was terrible. Glad he isn’t nominated for SAG or Critics choice and hope he doesn’t get an Oscar nomination. Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence beating Meryl and Julia was merited. All four gave fantastic performances and all really deserved to win. I will say watch out for June Squibb because I think she will be the upset of the evening come Oscar night.

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