Highlights of the Golden Globes

Michelle Rivas

The Golden Globes is a well known award show that is usually ranked the third most watched award show every year. It is telecasted in 167 countries worldwide, and it recognizes the excellence of actors, television and movies. The 74th Annual Golden Globes aired on Sunday January 8, 2017 at 8 PST on NBC. It will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, but other familiar famous faces will also be present including Leonardo DiCaprio and Kristen Wiig. The Golden Globes was started by a group of writers and created by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association who liberally circulated an awards show that now plays an important role in film marketing.

On the day of the event, over 20 million people viewed to find out who was going to attend, best and worst dressed celebrities, and who was predicted to win the awards. While Jimmy was opening the event, he decided to add in a Trump joke saying, “This is the Golden Globes, one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote.”

Not only did Jimmy make a Trump joke for the night, but many others decided to express their thoughts about Trump, such as Meryl Streep, who added her critique on Trump mocking a reporter’s disability.

“It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back.” Streep continued to say “It kind of broke my heart when I saw it. I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.” Many applauded her, but Donald Trump was not amused. “Meryl Streep, one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me, but attacked me last night at the Golden Globes.” Trump continued to say that she is a “Hillary flunky.”

Many predicted that the musical film La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, was going to go home with a few nods for its surreal modern romance being shown. La La Land is one of the first films to have ever won all 7 categories they were nominated for. Many are still in shock, because no one has broken this record since the 1975 release of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and the 1978 movie Midnight Express with a total of 6 wins.

Although a lot of viewers are disappointed that their favorite films and/or actors did not win a nod, their work will be forever appreciated by the world.