The 71st Annual Golden Globes Show Review

On a brisk Sunday evening in Florida, I decided to cozy up and watch the 71st Annual Golden Globes Award Ceremony. And it was nothing shy of… awkward. Aside from the quick witted duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the rest of the show seemed forced and was painful to watch at times. Seeing Fey and Poehler was always a breath of fresh air from the big egos taking what felt like forever either getting on to the stage or getting off. Although, I didn’t see them enough to make me feel this show was much better than the previous years. There were a few noteworthy moments that kept me cringing throughout the night, which gave me full confidence that this show was one of the most awkward shows seen in years.

In the beginning of the award show, one of the best actresses categories was being announced. It was for best actress in a mini-series or TV movie, so naturally I, or anyone else, knew none of these women or shows/movies. But this seemingly boring category quickly grabbed my attention. When Jacqueline Bisset was announced the winner, I heard the routine applause and saw the excited but composed actress make her way to the stage. I expected to hear some long and boring speech of thanks, and I was pleasantly surprised. She began by saying absolutely nothing and continued to do that until she told everyone how her mother told her to “go to hell and don’t come back!” It was quite simply the most cringe worthy moment of the show.

Another embarrassing moment of the show was the tribute to Woody Allen for receiving the Cecil B. Demille lifetime achievement award. The audience and folks at home had to watch a video of a bunch of Allen’s movies. It was about how Woody Allen writes good parts for women, and helped so many women make a name for themselves in Hollywood… Oh wait, I forgot to mention that Woody Allen wasn’t even there! Then, Diane Keaton gives another very long and boring speech about Woody, and even sings, and Keaton doesn’t sing. So, yet another painful moment to add to the list.

Now, you may be surprised when I tell you that the 71st Annual Golden Globes was the highest rated show in ten years! The reason people watch the show is for its unplanned and unscripted feel that keeps everyone on the edge of their seats. Having Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the show as the some of the best improv experts in the business isn’t some coincidence. The celebrities that appear at the show are always the butt of the ladies’  jokes, making us at home feel like we’re all just a bunch of friends laughing with one another, but they keep it respectful and light-hearted. These two ladies have now hosted the show for two years, and I won’t be surprised if it’s a continued tradition. Hollywood has a tendency to find something that people don’t hate, and shove it down our throats until we do.

In case someone is interested, here is a link of all the winners:

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