It’s the morning after and I’m writing a bit later than usual. No guitar this morning- icy mix, so it’s writing time! I loved Globe anticipation and liked the experience.
I don’t think Tina and Amy were as funny as they’ve been in the past, I didn’t really care about the dresses, but the attention to movies and TV is exciting. I’ve seen most of the nominees on the movie side and I had my bowl of fresh popcorn and a mini-Grey Goose ready for the red carpet.
Deep down, I’m not a big fan of awards. When I was directing high school theater and an organization arrived in our county and established awards for our high school musicals, I was relieved that they didn’t bother about the dramas, my area. I loved taking my students to other schools for drama workshops, to professional productions in NYC, but theater for me, was about creating community and serving the play, learning something in the process of creation. One is better than the next? No interest!
What I loved about last night was seeing great actors who haven’t taken home something in the past being acknowledged for their work: like Kevin Spacey for House of Cards, J.K. Simmons for Whiplash Julianne Moore for Still Alice,Michael Keaton and Alejandro G. Inarritu for that very creative, Birdman, and the 12-year creation, Boyhood, Maggie Gyllenhaal for her complex portrait of a “real woman” in The Honorable Woman TV mini-series.I was hoping that Selma would have been rewarded for its efforts to open the discussion on Race today and for the great work done to make this difficult period of American history come alive once again, but maybe some Oscars will come their way. Common and John Legend took home Globes for their music.
AND…. George Clooney’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Humanitarian award. Ahhh… love at 52 to a giant of a woman!!!
Of course, this is most important to studios to get more people to the movies, but soon we will forget who won what. What was most exciting for me happened just a few minutes ago. One of my former students who performed in some of my drama productions has taken the stage in her own right, as a movie reporter for the Huffington Post. I just watched her demonstrate her cool stage presence on Morning Joe, sitting right across from Mika B. sharing her insights on movies, TV and show biz.
Bravo Leigh. I’m so proud of you!