Oprah Winfrey’s powerful speech, a new trend in the choice of critics and failure of favorites.
On the night of January 8, the 75th Golden Globe ceremony, one of the most prestigious film awards in the world, took place in Hollywood. lists memorable moments, including both powerful performances and practically episodic episodes.
The main winners are films about strong women.
The “Golden Globe” was particularly noticeable focus on gender, as well as a preponderance towards pictures of strong and independent women, Variety noted . The publication linked this with a wave of complaints of sexual harassment and the year after Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the presidential election.
According to journalists, there are brutal men in the show-winners like “Big Little Lie” and “The Servant’s Maid” who harass women and put pressure on them, while “Twin Peaks” (show based on the murder of a woman), “Two” (about sex -business in the 1970s) and “Brilliance” (about women wrestlers) were left without awards.
Favorites “Dunkirk” and “Secret Dossier”, without awards
The Secret Dossier about Washington Post and New York Times journalists came in six Golden Globe nominations, including Best Film, Best Male and Female Roles (Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep), and Best Director (Steven Spielberg). None of them could not win.
Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk film received three nominations for Golden Globe. But despite the ambitiousness and theme of the film, much more chamber paintings became the winners.
“Silent” action against harassment
Celebrities staged a kind of mourning at the Golden Globe awards – many came out in black in support of victims of sexual harassment. Not only women protested, but also men.
And although the Time’s Up campaign badge was distinctive, it turned out to be difficult to figure out the supporters of the action: the black color is popular at every ceremony. Some, like Rose McGowan, criticized the “quiet share” format, finding it ineffective.
Contrary to the objectives of the action, the general tone on the red carpet was not quite serious, no one was shy about smiles and jokes, and inside the hall the ceremony was by no means different from its predecessors, The New York Times noted .
Oprah Winfrey’s strong speech about new time for women is a major event, not counting the laureates
The actress and one of the most famous American TV presenters, Oprah Winfrey, was the first black woman to receive an honorary award for the development of the industry.
Oprah recalled 1964, when the black actor won the Oscars for the first time – in her childhood this was a special moment for her, “changing the story”. She watched the show on the floor while her mother returned home tired after cleaning other people’s houses.
The winner of the award noted that in “such difficult times” the value of the media has grown for her, and said she was proud of the women who told their personal stories to journalists. For too long, women were not believed if they “had enough audacity to tell the truth about sexual harassment,” Winfrey said. At her last words, the audience rose from their seats.
I want to say to all the girls that they are watching this speech, to say: a new day is not far off! And the dawn of this new day will come only because there are a lot of amazing women, many of whom are here today, and some phenomenal men are fighting hard to be sure: they will lead us to those times when no one will need to say: ” Me too .”
American journalists agreed that Oprah Winfrey “stole” the show from the laureates. The Hollywood Reporter suggested that if presidential elections were held in the United States today, the TV presenter would receive 100% of the votes from television critics.
Opening speech by Seth Myers, in which he acknowledged the unusual behavior of men
In contrast to the program performance of Winfrey, the speech of the host of the ceremony, Set Myers, looks curious. He almost immediately noted that Hollywood is waiting for a new era, since “very long ago white men have not been so nervous here.” The New Yorker wrote in detail on this topic , whose interlocutors from Hollywood called the life of men after sex scandals “similar to Jews in Germany during the war”.
Myers joked that producer Harvey Weinstein, who was accused of harassment, was “an elephant who isn’t in the room, ” and Christopher Plummer can also handle Kevin House’s House of Cards without Kevin Spacey . The facilitator also stressed the courage of women and noted that “he is waiting impatiently, where they will eventually lead everyone”.
The Hollywood Reporter criticized Myers for the lack of political jokes (including Donald Trump). The publication noted that “under the circumstances,” the presenter could cope with the ceremony better.
James Franco, who did not give the word to Tommy Weisho
James Franco received the award as the best actor of a comedy film or musical for the film “Woe-Creator”. He invited Tommy Weisho, the director of Rooms (the worst film in history), to the scene, based on which the film was shot, but he did not let him say a word.
Instead, Franco recalled how Golden Globe inspired Weisso to “the worst film in history” and made several thanks.
Bonuses: a little “Game of Thrones” and “Harry Potter”
— Robert Pattinson HQ (@pattinsonhq) January 8, 2018
Emma Watson and Robert Pattinson hand a statuette for “The Big Little Lie”
Emilia Clark and Keith Harrington present an award for “Amazing Mrs. Meisel”