Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Golden Globules

We actually watched 'proper' TV for a few hours on Sunday evening, instead of foraging for binge-worthy material on Netflix. Yep, it was time, once again, for distribution of those Golden Globules!

This year the show had a Feminism theme - "Me too" or "Time's Up" - not sure which, but both are shout-outs, to any would-be sexual harassers, that women in the workplace will no longer put up in silence with harassers' doings. Good thing too!

Women at the glitzy affair this year all donned their chosen uniform: black designer gowns, a few of of which, I thought, could have been a tad more modest, less enticing to any would-be predators! There was the occasional black trouser suit on show too, Susan Sarandon wore one of those.

I was very happy to see Frances McDormand and Allison Janney both win awards - two of my own favourites.

I was already determined to see Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri when the DVD is released - I've had the film bookmarked since I first read about in last September/October. Frances McDormand received the Best Actress award for her part in the film. Allison Janney received Best Supporting Actress award for her role in I, Tonya. We hadn't heard of this film, but after learning of its theme, husband is keen to see it, commenting "How on earth did they come to make a film about Tonya Harding?" I'd never even heard of this person. Apparently, Tonya was a figure skater, Ms Janney plays her mother.

Oh yes...Oprah and her speechifying. She was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award. I have never been a fan of Ms Winfrey, or her speeches - still am not. She's a good reader, wears those would-be intellectual heavy-rimmed specs rather well, but until she speaks out for all the underprivileged, all the homeless, all the jobless, all those in dire need in the USA, then I'm not impressed. She is a typical Establishment Democrat. Did she support Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primaries? No - to my recall only Susan Sarandon did that. That says it all for me. Case closed.


Vanilla Rose said...

Happy New Year!

I'm not sure that predators really care how much skin their prey are showing.

Twilight said...

Vanilla Rose ~ Hi there! Happy New Year to you too!
Re predators - you're probably right on that - for the majority of 'em anyway. While I'm usually all for a bit of the old "if you've got it flaunt it" advice, on this particular occasion, and in respect of a few of the gowns (or what passed as gowns)there seemed to me to be a bit of cognitive dissonance going on.

R J Adams said...

Last para - definitely a 'Hear, hear!' Can't abide the woman.

Twilight said...

RJ Adams ~ A definite irritant - has been for years, to me. :-/