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Golden Globes 2014 Round-Up and Write-Up

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If you like TV, movies, or celeb-sightings, hopefully you were able to catch a bit of last night’s Golden Globes. I watched most of it, and have the highlights and trends for you here. Enjoy!

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were definitely the best part of the show–no big surprise there. They told some great jokes, saying that because there were so many high caliber stars, Matt Damon (nominated for Behind the Candelabra) basically had the status of the garbage man; giving George Clooney grief –“Gravity is about how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than be with a woman his own age”; noting that Matthew McConnaughey lost 45 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, which actresses call “being in a movie.” Tina and Amy (who won last night for Parks and Recreation) can say pretty much anything up there on stage and get away with it. Maybe because they seem to have such a good time? Or you get the feeling that they’re genuinely kind people just having a laugh? Either way, it’s good news for viewers that they’re already signed on to host next year’s show.

The big hair trend of the evening for women was the choppy, layered bob–kind of messy, kind of lank, with a bit of edge. Elisabeth Moss (who won for Top of the Lake), Kelly Osbourne, even Guiliana Rancic–lots of women were sporting this look. I loved it; I’m sick of the princess look. I also loved that so many women wore their hair down and natural like Leslie Mann (Judd Apatow’s wife, from This Is 40)and Camilla Alves. Such a great departure from big, overdone hair. For men, we saw more than one updo. Jared Leto wore his in a bun with the tail hanging out, which I found oddly attractive. And Alex Ebert, who won for best original score for the Robert Redford movie All is Lost, wore his locks in a bird nest pile on the top of his head. Good news, though, P Diddy vouched for him when he came up to collect his award, saying, “He was on a boat with me in St. Bart’s!” Can’t beat that endorsement:

As far as trends in fashion, we saw a lot of red. Lupita Nyong’o from 12 Years A Slave made her awards debut in a stunning red frock with a cape attachment. Emma Watson also wore red, but paired her open-backed gown with black capris. Critics were mixed, mostly negative on this look, but again, I’m so tired of big princess gowns and over-the-top femininity that I thought it was a breath of fresh air. Giuliana Rancic and Amy Adams also wore red.

Favorite moments? Well Elisabeth Moss certainly isn’t the most well-behaved celebrity, but we couldn’t help but laugh when she flipped the bird in E!’s mani-cam. Jim Parsons (from Big Bang Theory) had a funny moment with Ryan Seacrest where he fretted over a rumor that sewage was spilling onto the red carpet (it was merely a leak from the sprinkler system). Amy Poehler dressed as a sullen teenager (Tina’s son from a previous relationship) and got a lot of laughs. Melissa McCarthy did a bit (with Jimmy Fallon) about having a head injury that caused her to think she was actually Matt Damon. And Cate Blanchett (nominated for Blue Jasmine) threw serious shade at U2 when she ran into them on the red carpet, telling them she thought their first album was good. Considering they’ve made approximately 30 albums since then, not exactly high praise.

Did you watch the Golden Globes? What did you think? Got some picks for best or worst dressed? Tell us about them!

Author: Beth

Writer, blogger, basset-hound walker. Beth is a connoisseur of nachos and holiday films. She loves books, sidecars, costume jewelry, and people with a quirky sense of humor.

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