Golden Globes 2017

The 74th annual Golden Globe Awards were broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel and produced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions. The awards were hosted by Jimmy Fallon.   The show opened with an parody of the opening scene of La La Land featuring many of the night’s nominees followed by parodies of most of the other major scenes from the movie. He began his monologue with a broken monitor and then proceeded to jump into a Chris Rock impression and a series of “2016 sucked” jokes.

Heading into the awards, La La Land led the way with the most film nominations, seven, followed by Moonlight which received six nominations. The People v. O.J. Simpson topped television nominations with six.


La La Land was the night’s biggest winner taking home awards for 
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for Ryan Gosling, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical to Emma Stone, Best Score presented to Justin Hurwitz for the film, Best Song to Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for “City of Stars,” and Best Director and Best Screenplay to screenwriter and director Damien Chazelle. It won all seven awards it was nominated for and set the record for most wins by a single film.

Moonlight won Best Motion Picture – Drama.  Casey Affleck was awarded Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Manchester by the Sea.  Aaron Taylor-Johnson took home Best Supporting Actor for Nocturnal Animals. Viola Davis won Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in Fences. Isabelle Huppert took home Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Elle.  Zootopia won for Best Motion Picture – Animation.  


The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story took home best Miniseries or TV Movie. Sarah Paulson also won 
Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie for her role in the mini series. Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries went to Tom Hiddleston for The Night Manager. Hugh Laurie and Olivia Spencer also won for The Night Manager for  Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie and Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie respectively.

Billy Bob Thornton won Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama for his role in Goliath.  The Crown took home the award for Best Television Series -Drama and Claire Foy won Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama for her role in the series.  Tracee Ellis Ross won Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for Black-ish while Atlanta took home the award for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical. Donald Glover also took home the award for the Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for his role in the show.

Meryl Streep was presented with the Cecil B. Demille Award for Lifetime Achievement by Viola Davis. She gave a powerful speech that centered around Hollywood and recent political events that ended with a quote by Carrie Fisher “take your broken heart, make it into art.” 

A full list of winners can be found here.

Red Carpet Fashion

 

Here are a few of our favorite red carpet looks. A full gallery of red carpet fashion can be found here.

           

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The Best Things We Read In 2016

This year has had its ups and downs, the downs being more recent in our memories, but there were also a multitude of excellent stories told this year. We’ve read a number of articles, books, magazines, etc. this year and have compiled a list of some of the best this year had to offer. There were stories that took us to a galaxy far, far away and stories that hit close to home and helped us connect with ourselves and the ever-changing world around us.

What I Know

Rosanna Tasker – Lenny Letter

In March, New York Times best-selling author Jessica Knoll shared the story of the real rape informing her debut novel Luckiest Girl Alive (which is also one of the best thing’s I’ve read this year).  Her essay is real, powerful, and necessary. I don’t think a line of text has ever resonated with me more than the final line of her piece: “I’m not fine. It’s not fine. But it’s finally the truth, it’s what I know, and that’s a start.” 



Star Wars: Ahsoka

 

Star Wars: Ahsoka is one of the newest  Star Wars texts this year and is the first book in the canon to feature the former Jedi apprentice to Anakin Skywalker. The story, written by E.K. Johnston, focuses on Ahsoka’s time after the fall of the Republic.  For any fan of Star Wars Rebels or Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this book shares the story of how our favorite padawan became Fulcrum, the informant for the Resistance. 

Scrappy Little Nobody

Anna Kendrick’s collection of essays, Scrappy Little Nobody, was released in November of this year. It is a hilarious and charming account of her time in the business so far. She has written this book in the same authentic and candid voice that can be found on her Twitter. It was a joy to read!




The Princess Diarist 

The final memoir written by the late Carrie Fisher is by far one of my favorites from 2016.  The entire text focuses on Carrie’s reflections on and personal diaries surrounding her time filming the original Star Wars film, now known as A New Hope. She also speaks about bringing her iconic role back to the big screen in The Force Awakens.  Ms. Fisher, in her outstanding way, maintains her usual frank, witty humor throughout the text.  Many times, I found myself hearing her voice in my mind telling the story (Of course, you can actually hear her tell the story through the audiobook). – Sarah

Marcia Clark is Redeemed

via: NY Mag

The People v. O.J. Simpson was one of the biggest television events of the season and has garnered high critical praise and industry awards for best television mini-series and its leading actors.  The major appeal of the show was the sensational nature of O.J. Simpson’s trial and one of the best performances of the television season was Sarah Paulson’s portrayal of Marcia Clark.  I loved reading Rebecca Traister’s piece detailing how the show has helped the “90’s bogeywoman… become a feminist icon.”