Remember who won supporting actor Sunday night at the
What stays with you is the intimacy, the ease, the unfiltered fun of the night. Like a big family gathering, egos are checked at the door, grudges are set aside. The mood swings between effervescent (the endless bubbly helps) and electric. Newcomers, old-timers, nearly everyone let their nerves get the best of them. Let me just say — Jacqueline Bisset,
If you are
It's good to win, always, but what the Golden Globes has made verboten are bad sports and bad losers. How nice for a town that has made an art form out of bad behavior.
And the Globes themselves. After so many years of not mattering in so many ways, the
But the show's clever cachet is the way it has no cachet at all. The Globes is the one awards show that we, the people, are invited to. We are never made to feel like outsiders, unwelcome guests. All those familiar faces you've watched, on big screen and small, whose exploits have filled the pages of Us and People magazines, whose tweets have amused and incensed, come to vibrant life right in front of us. There's an inclusive vibe about the entire evening that is refreshing.
And forgiving. So what if
The thin line between film and TV is one of the night's charms. There is so much line-crossing these days that it became one of the best running jokes thanks to Fey, Poehler and
Being game, like Dreyfus and so many others, brings a kind of humanity to the event that cuts through the veneer that usually separates Hollywood from the rest of us. The winners tossed their notes, lost their lists and let their emotions flood the stage.
Voices quivered, like "All Is Lost" composer
Humility ruled the day — highlights were Bono's tribute to Nelson Mandela captured in
Even the fumbles were fun. When all else — or the teleprompter — fails, try the truth, like "The Wolf of Wall Street's"
So Oscar beware, you're in danger of being outshined and outplayed by the group that handles Hollywood sans the kid gloves. For one brief and shining moment, at the Golden Globes, the stars do indeed feel like us. Real people, only better dressed.