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Jan092019

Team Experience Globe Fun: Fav Speeches + Maya & Amy's Nuptials

It's our final Golden Globes in review post. That was exhausting. As is our habit each big awards show, because TFE writers and podcasters are never all in the same room at the same time, we've collected the group's responses for you. Because we love the Globes even when we hate them (like we did Sunday night) we have a lot to say so this is for you die-hards who can't get enough. If you're already tired of the Globes look away look away there's plenty more to see here if you start clicking around.

We were going to talk about worst winners but we don't want to be negative for the wrap-up so I'll just share what Nick wrote in response to "Which win made you angriest?"

I don't know, which is worse, strychnine or anthrax? I refer, of course, to the two "Best" "Picture" "winners." There aren't enough scare quotes in the world, really.

Hee !!! We were co-miserating by text that night

Anyway, here are 5 fun questions that we hope you'll answer in the comments. Our answers are after the jump...

  1. Which win made you happiest?
  2. Who will you volunteer to comfort about their loss?
  3. Which was your favourite speech?
  4. Which table did you fantasize about sitting at?
  5. What would you like your role to be at Maya Rudolph & Amy Poehler's 'wedding'? 

WHICH WIN MADE YOU HAPPIEST?

CHRIS FEIL:  When Olivia Colman said "my bitches" she meant Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, but she also meant we her devoted fans. Awards accolades have been an inevitability for her for years now, but that they come from such a richly deserving, all-timer of a performance in The Favourite makes this an unimpeachable win indeed.

JASON ADAMS: I full on did the goofy dance routine from The Favourite around my living-room when Olivia Colman made her way to the stage. (PS that routine looks much better with a partner, PPS especially one that looks like Rachel Weisz and or Joe Alwyn.)

ERIC BLUME: Justin Hurwitz winning for that gorgeous, surprising, interesting score for First Man was glorious to witness.

ABE FRIED-TANZER:  First Man winning Best Original Score. In addition to rewarding a fantastic anthem that I hummed along to as Justin Hurwitz got lost on the way to the stage, it's nice to see a film that didn't do well in other categories land a much-deserved win for the only real technical race that the Globes have. 

MURTADA ELFADL: Regina King’s because she is a deserving winner and because if it had gone to Amy Adams we would have possibly had the same winner at every televised award. Let’s see who BAFTA and Oscar nominate but with King not nominated at SAG, we will definitely have at least two different winners and that is exciting.

SPENCER COILE:  The Globes love to award a series for their first season, so it was much to my surprise and delight to see The Americans take home Drama Series for their breathtaking final season. 

NATHANIEL R: Glenn Close of course. I feel in a microscopic way like I've been a part of this long trajectory, being one of the very first people to publish a rave of her performance way back in 2017 at its festival bow. But Ben Whishaw is a close second because A Very English Scandal was so perfect, idiosyncratic, and superbly acted. 

WHO WILL YOU VOLUNTEER TO COMFORT ABOUT THEIR LOSS?

CHRIS FEIL:  Catch me tripping people at Julius with Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant!

DANCIN' DAN:Come on, Billy Porter, let's take that FABULOUS outfit out for a spin and dance the night- and the memory of your unjust loss - away!

SPENCER COILE: She doesn’t need comfort, but this would be my time to sidle up to Laura Dern and tell her about my cat (also named Laura Dern).

ERIC BLUME: Bradley Cooper probably needs someone to hold him for a very long time, stare into his icy blue movie star eyes, and be assured by someone who truly believes it that he will still win the Best Actor Oscar next month, and I feel I am the man qualified for that burden.

 

WHICH WAS YOUR FAVOURITE SPEECH AND WHY?

CHRIS FEIL:  Carol Burnett's effusive gratitude and calmly damning indictment of corporatization of her industry was moving on so many levels: a sober-minded treatise on the anti-art practices of the powers that be, a gracious and hilarious initiation of a new prize ("Do I get to keep winning every year?"), and duh just Carol's mere presence is weep inducing.

DANCIN' DAN: Ben Whishaw gave a master class in showing respect to his castmates and the real people and issues covered in his project. Pity Peter Farrelly didn't take notes.

ERIC BLUME: Surprisingly, Glenn Close!  She's not my favorite actress on the planet, but I think she was genuinely shocked that she won, and you could see her confidence growing throughout the speech...you saw her realize in the moment that she's in the game for the win now, and she reminded everybody in the room that she's been around for over four decades, still with no Oscar.  It was honest and savvy at the same time, in a fun and thrilling way.  I was apathetic to her going all the way, but her speech got me excited for her.

NICK DAVIS: Glenn Close's was tender, amazingly personal (that voice-crack when she mentioned her mom!!), and totally sincere. Nobody could beat that.

MURTADA ELFADL: All the actresses who as usual saved us. Regina King’s vow for gender parity, Glenn Close's tribute to her mother and all women, Patricia Clarkson joke that Jean-Marc Vallee demanded everything from her BUT sex. Sandra’ Oh’s full hearted mention of her parents. Olivia Colman and “her bitches.” Thank you, actresses. We stan for a reason.

WHICH TABLE DID YOU FANTASIZING ABOUT SITTING AT AND WHY?

NICK DAVIS: The Black Panther table, because they smelled the aroma of bullshit earlier than everybody else, during Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh's lame jokes about their film. They knew what was coming, so I assume they drank the most of everybody and talked the smartest smack. Also, they have advanced technology, vibranium weapons, and fighting skills. I bet they were on the cusp of treating the Globes venue like that South Korean casino in the movie. I would have gladly been the inept but well-meaning Martin Freeman in this scenario.

JORGE MOLINA: There was a table that included Alfonso Cuarón, Yalitza Aparicio, Julianne Moore, Idris Elba and Richard Madden. What conversations were there in place? Did a Cuarón-Moore reunion sprouted over the appetizers? Can we expect an international spy romance between Idris and Yalitza with Richard as an antagonist? The possibilities are endless.

JOHN GUERIN:  I’d like to sit at Julianne Moore’s table and investigate the conspicuous absence of her husband. I’d also like to be there to comfort her after presenting an acting award to Rami Malek, and comfort Alfonso Cuaron, whose subtitled film was just not good enough to compete in the auspicious big leagues alongside such brilliant American cinema as Bohemian Rhapsody

SPENCER COILE:  Anyone who doesn’t say the table of Kidman and Hedges is dead to me.

 

WHEN MAYA RUDOLPH AND AMY POEHLER GET MARRIED WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR ROLE TO BE AT THEIR WEDDING.

DANCIN' DAN: I would give just about anything for the chance to photograph that wedding. Anyone who's anyone would be there, and in that capacity, I'd get to see all of them.

SPENCER COILE:  I call man of honor, with fellow bridesmaid “bitches,” Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz. 

GINNY O'KEEFE: DJ at the reception. I would blow the roof off of that place. Plus I would take breaks in between to dance with everyone else and form a conga line with Maya and Amy. 

JORGE MOLINA: Oh, I'm gonna be their party planner. Manage their guest list to include the perfect number of SNL alumns (not too many men). I'll make sure PTA is seated in a comfortable but isolated area. I'll keep the alcohol pouring. I'll wear a headset. It will be great.

JOHN GUERIN:  I’m the drunk party guest who moves in on recently divorced Paul Thomas Anderson, pledging my undying love for him.

Your turn. How would you answer these questions?

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Reader Comments (16)

Glenn Close of course and I'd console Amy Adams for losing both awards but especially the TV one which she so richly deserved.

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBruno

It was great to see Michael Douglas up there, even though I haven't seen his show. Fun that he and Glenn both won!

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterHayden

Which made me happiest? The two Best Actress wins, duh.

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBVR

Which win made you happiest? Glenn Close.

Who will you volunteer to comfort about their loss? Willem Dafoe, Edgar Ramírez or Richard E. Grant who totally deserve it.

Which was your favourite speech? Glenn Close

Which table did you fantasize about sitting at? I want to sit at the Versace table next to Cody Fern and Judith Light.

What would you like your role to be at Maya Rudolph & Amy Poehler's 'wedding'? Hot bartender

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

1. I LOVE Olivia Colman, but this should have been a three-person win, cuz she and her bitches were all LEADS, or all Supporting!!!! Still made me the happiest.

2. Amy Adams. WTF does she have to do to win an award?

3. Sandra Oh. I'm sentimental and always love shout-outs to parents. (FWIW, Jodie Comer should have ALSO been nommed in Lead.)

4. Only the one where folks were drinking heavily, since this year's event was a snooze.

5. Bridesmaid. Definitely.

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Which win made you happiest?
Ben Whishaw. Because he's adorable, he's had an amazing career with much more ahead, and he used the words Queer and Hero together. Yes, sis.


Who will you volunteer to comfort about their loss?
Billy Porter. Hopefully he brings his Pose bitches and we tear up the town.


Which was your favourite speech?
"The Assassination of Gianni Versace" - the only speech that reminded us we're still in a moment to RESIST. Just because the Dems won the last election doesn't mean the powers that be aren't still making everything worse every day.


Which table did you fantasize about sitting at?
The POSE table. Category is Globes Awards Eleganza!


What would you like your role to be at Maya Rudolph & Amy Poehler's 'wedding'?
I'll be comforting PTA in the gender neutral bathroom.

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterHustler

1. Sandra Oh
2. Amy Adams
3. Glenn Close
4. Jim Carrey
5. Flower girl

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered Commenteradri

Sorry if this was already said but can we talk about the missed opportunity to have Billy Porter present an award? Can you imagine? “And the category is..Best Drama Actress Fiercness!”

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCengiz

Cengiz --omg. the drama of it all.

peggy sue -- i can totally see you as a hot bartender

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Which win made you happiest? Glenn Close. (“You know, it was called 'The Wife.' I think that's why it took 14 years to get made.”.)

Who will you volunteer to comfort about their loss? Amy Adams who was robbed for Sharp Objects and Rachel Weisz, just cause she is the most stunning human being on the planet.

Which was your favourite speech? Close and Colman (my bitches), Clarckson (“You demanded everything of me, except sex, which is exactly as it should be in our industry.”)

Which table did you fantasize about sitting at? Right there with The Favourite ladies....bet they've had a great time.

What would you like your role to be at Maya Rudolph & Amy Poehler's 'wedding'? The stripper that comes out of the cake and sings "Don't cha" right before giving a heartfelt speech "‘There can be 100 people in a room and 99 of them don’t believe in you..."

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEder Arcas

@Pam - Amy Adams has won two Golden Globes, back to back, including for the ignominious Big Eyes, so I'd say the HFPA has rewarded her plenty.

1. Glenn Close, because she seemed genuinely surprised and moved—she had NEVER won a Globe for *any* of her film work, mind you—and was moving in her unscripted, unaided speech. (No notes! Imagine that?) It was a moving speech by a journeywoman actor who deservedly elicited a standing o. #TimesUp

2. Who will you volunteer to comfort about their loss? Bradley Cooper, who nevertheless looked fresh and finger-lickin’ good in his Col. Sanders-channeling tux.

3. Glenn Close, continuing the bad-assery of Frances McDormand, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Patricia Arquette, etc. before her in imploring gender equality and female representation.

4. I’d say the A Star Is Born table because of its prime placement, but actually whichever table Julianne Moore and Richard Madden—those two appeared to be really chummy!—were at looked awfully fun.

5. The little pillow on which the wedding rings sit. (Love. Them!)

Not to dwell on the negative, but the win that upset me: Bohemian Rhapsody, which not only is not a good film but also is not good *for* film. It’s OK to love the music of Queen and even enjoy it in the context of the film, while still acknowledging and rejecting the filmmakers’ brazen revisionist history and insidious homophophia. That the one person able to dispute, unequivocally, BH’s myriad falsehoods is no longer here to speak for himself, well that speaks volumes.

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

Which win made you happiest?
Glenn Close

Who will you volunteer to comfort about their loss?
Emily Blunt

Which was your favourite speech?
Glenn Close

Which table did you fantasize about sitting at?
The Favourite table

What would you like your role to be at Maya Rudolph & Amy Poehler's 'wedding'?
The muscular slutty and young uncle

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterManuel

Eder -- i love it! strip away

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

glenn close

stephan james

olivia coleman

blank panther

tina fey's date

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterpar

I'd like to be one of the maya's bridemaids. I'm reeeeady to paaaaarteeeeee.

January 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDan

Which win made you happiest?
Glenn Close. Followed by Olivia Colman. Followed by Regina King.

Who will you volunteer to comfort about their loss?
Emily Blunt--she looked actually upset. I'd volunteer to comfort Amy Adams for her Sharp Objects loss, but Patricia Arquette was incredible and I thought she'd go home empty-handed at every awards show because of Amy Adams, so I'm actually really happy. She'll probably win the SAG, and I bet she'll get the Emmy.

Which was your favourite speech?
Glenn Close, easy.

January 10, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

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