And just like that, the 2019 award season is upon us! We got it kicked off Monday, January 7 with the 76th Golden Globe Awards. We have your roundup of the star-studded night- from shocking wins, touching speeches and the best dressed. If we learned anything from Monday night’s awards, it’s that this season is going to be unpredictable!
Sandra Oh & Andy Samberg Hosted
The very talented Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg hosted the evening. In the aftermath of Kevin Hart’s Oscar drama, there was some tension surrounding the hosts and whether or not they could pull off a politically correct and non-offensive show. The verdict? Definitely. The hosts opening monologue was hilariously perfect. The two pretended to roast the audience’s biggest stars calling them names like mega-talented (Amy Adams) and hot (Bradley Cooper). Oh and Samberg’s style was a nice respite from shows of the past and we so enjoyed the good-natured fun of it all.
The Ladies Shined
At last year’s Golden Globes the women wore black in solidarity with the #metoo movement. This year, though the movement is still very much on everyone’s hearts and minds, the ladies returned to their usual fabulousness. We were particularly smitten with the pastel theme that emerged from the evening, especially in the heart of winter some lightness can do us all well. That being said, Judy Greer (the voice of Luna in Let’s Go Luna!) wore a tux that was downright stunning, and Julia Roberts opted for a one-shoulder Stella McCartney dress with skinny tuxedo trousers- pure perfection!
The Men Got Daring
The men stepped it up this year, leaving behind the traditional tuxedo. We saw everything from Ryan Secret’s deep burgundy tuxedo (pic #2) to Timothée Chalamet’s bedazzled Louis Vuitton harness (pic #1)- which we are totally here for, to Bradley Cooper’s all white statement tux. We love that the male nominees were stepping it up this year and getting more creative with their formal wear, after all, it’s a night for celebration. So, who do you think was the best-dressed man this year?
Bohemian Rhapsody Wins Big
You would probably have to be living under a rock to miss the incredible Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody that came out in late 2018. The movie brought the story of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen to new audiences, all while doing a stellar job combining the band’s well-known songs with incredible acting. Rami Malek, who plays Mercury in the film, took home the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture, and the film Bohemian Rhapsody won for Best Drama Motion Picture. I guess they really are the champions after all…
Glenn Close Brings The House Down
Glenn Close took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) for her role in The Wife, and brought the whole audience to tears with her beautiful acceptance speech. The actress said, I feel like what I’ve learned from this whole experience is, women, we’re nurturers, that’s what’s expected of us. We have our children, we have our husbands if we’re lucky enough, and our partners. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say, “I can do that, and I should be allowed to do that.” Close’s uplifting and positive speech had everyone cheering and tearing, and we applause this accomplished actress’s work and words.
A Star Is Born Doesn’t Sweep
Everyone expected the smash hit A Star Is Born to sweep the Globes, in fact, to sweep all the awards coming up this season. The night did not pan out that way, however, and Bradley Cooper’s film won only one Golden Globe. Idris Elba and Taylor Swift presented the award for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture, and an ecstatic Lady Gaga graciously accepted along with her peers for their song “Shallow.” A Star Is Born‘s losses surprised us, and we are now wondering if other award shows will follow suit and overlook the heartbreaking yet beautifully made film. Guess we’ll have to stay tuned to find out- the next award show will focus on music with the Grammys on February 11th.