by Ethan Butterfield
A tale of gold and globes
As you may have noticed, the Golden Globes came around for a bit. Yep, they showed up in our living rooms, drank all the booze, ate all of the food, and now it waits for its cooler friend to swing around (The Oscars, I mean). The Golden Globes may not be number one, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t significant. So, just as I did last year with The Oscars, I’ll be taking a look at some of the winners that were announced during the prestigious event.
Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone for Creed
Holy shit! Okay, last year when I thought The Expendables 3 should’ve won for Best Picture, I didn’t think anybody was actually listening. I love the fact that ol’ Sly finally has a big award under his belt. The guy deserves it, despite having only done action movies for the majority of his career. Winning the award for starring as Rocky Balboa in Creed, he has a real knockout performance… well, I thought it was funny.
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs
I really like Kate Winslet, I really like the film Steve Jobs, and so it only makes sense that I would really like the fact that her performance as Joanna Hoffman got her a Golden Globe win. I wish there was something funny I could say here, but I got nothing, her win was just Titanic. All jokes aside, she was definitely one of the highlights of the film and I look forward to seeing where her career goes next.
Best Actor – Comedy/Musical – Matt Damon for The Martian
Breaking news! A movie about a guy fighting for his life on another planet is considered… a comedy? Okay, unless there was a song and dance number I missed somewhere, this doesn’t make a lot of sense. D’oh well, we’re rolling with it! Congrats to Matt Damon for the win. Picking up his first Golden Globe since Good Will Hunting, it’s good to see Damon is making strides in his career. Unfortunately, it was for playing a dying man who was just absolutely hilarious.
Best Actress – Comedy/Musical – Jennifer Lawrence for Joy
Jennifer Lawrence wins another well-deserved award for Silver Linings Playbook, a truly remarkable movie about… oh my mistake, it was for Joy. I’ll be honest, I didn’t see Joy, but it looked like a fantastic film about cleanliness to add to Jennifer Lawrence’s long list of Oscar ridden garbage. Yes, Katniss Everdeen will certainly charm audiences for years to come.
Best Actor – Drama – Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant
Doesn’t matter, still won’t win the Oscar.
Best Actress – Drama – Brie Larson for The Room
Again, I’ll be honest; I haven’t heard much of The Room… or Brie Larson for that matter. From what I have heard, though, she’s just amazing in the film. She portrays Joy Newsome, a woman who, along with her son, is taken into captivity for years before finally being allowed to experience the outside. It sounds like a haunting tale and Brie Larson pulled it off with no struggle. Congrats Brie.
Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy – The Martian
HOW IS THIS A COMEDY?
Best Motion – Drama – The Revenant
As much as I wanted Mad Max: Fury Road to win the big one, I suppose that The Revenant was the better choice. A tale of struggle, fortitude and the unwillingness to surrender, The Revenant is the clear winner above all the rest.
Well there you have it, the winners from this year’s Golden Globes. Maybe in February I’ll get to do the post-Oscars article. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge Carillon, pretty please?