So Golden Globes have come and gone. Since I've had something to say about it the past few years, I figured I'd throw in my two cents again. I know pretty much everyone who writes about pop culture and/or celebrities and/or feminism will also do so...so I'm not going to get in depth or anything. I just want to note a few things.
- Jeremy Renner making a disgusting joke about J. Lo's "globes" aka her breasts aka stfu Renner.
- The whole Margaret Cho/North Korea bit. And it being pretty much the only Asian representation last night.
- Fey and Poehler's Bill Cosby rape jokes. Disliked for the reasons listed at the link.
- Ricky Gervais saying Quvenzhané Wallis' name wrong. I keep thinking about how she's a KID at these things and people do crap like that and ugh. No.
- Selma getting snubbed for all the major awards. Y'all...that film...is...seriously amazing. Ava DuVernay deserves everything in my mind.
- Billy Bob Thornton saying, "You get in trouble for saying anything these days" in his old white man southern draw. This went under the radar, I feel like. But all I could think was, "So you're definitely a bigot then?" But at least he stuck to his word and didn't say anything else and just took his ass off stage after a simple, "Thank you." Weird moment.
- Gina Rodriguez's acceptance speech for Latinas.
- Common and John Legend's acceptance speech for black lives.
- Joanne Froggatt's acceptance speech for rape survivors.
- Matt Bomer's acceptance speech for those lost to AIDS.
- Jill Soloway's acceptance speech for Leelah Alcorn and the trans community.
- The joke about how damn accomplished Amal Clooney is.
- The Huffington Post has a few more moments that were cool (not all of them.) But I did like Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda's joke about men not being funny and the comments from Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, and Patricia Arquette.
Overall a very mixed bag.
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