Ask my good friend who I went to see ‘Precious’ with in November in D.C. and he will tell you. I predicted that Mo’Nique would be nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award and she would win both.
That first part is indeed now true. Mo’Nique won her first ever Golden Globe for her portrayal of Mary Jones, the violently abusive and tormenting mother of Clarice ‘Precious’ Jones.
Her acting was brutal, harsh, and at some times, it made me physically ill. But in order to hit home the point of the story, Mo’Nique had to dig deep into her soul to deliver her performance. And she succeeded.
During her acceptance speech, she honestly spoke of her role and of the opportunity to play such a character. She also dedicated her award to other abuse victims; she had also been a victim of sexual abuse. She said, “I celebrate this award to everyone who has been touched. It’s now time to tell. And it’s okay.”
Other big winners of the night was the incomparable Meryl Streep who was nominated for two films, Julie & Julia and It’s Complicated and won in the later category. Mad Men won for best TV Drama, C. Michael Hall for best actor in a TV drama for Dexter, and Chloe Sevigny for her role on Big Love. Sandra Bullock won her first Golden Globe for her performance for The Blind Side as well as Drew Barrymore for her performance in Grey Gardens. Winner Robert Downey, Jr., best actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, had one of the most entertaining speeches of the night. Avatar won best picture, which saddened me because I felt ‘Precious’ was an overall better film. Maybe the Oscars will recognize it.
For a full list of winners, click HERE.
Ricky Gervais did a decent job hosting and had just the right amount of humor. Hollywood also lent their voices to the relief effort in Haiti by wearing ribbons of the colors of the Haiti flag and mentioning it during the program. Kudos to the producers for making sure it was mentioned, not only by the actors and actresses but by the Hollywood Foreign Press as well.
What are your thoughts on the Golden Globes. Did your favorites win? Were their any upsets? Comment below and sound off!
I didn't watch it…but, I was thrilled at Mo'Nique's win. She deserved it. I saw Precious and was floored with emotion while watching. TRULY a poignant film on dysfunctional families and abuse/incest. It's a wonderful feeling I'm sure to be a woman…a black woman in Hollywood, being recognized for your artistic endeavors. Congrats to her and all the winners and nominees of the night.
Absolutely. I was kinda sad when Gabby didn't win Best Actress or when the film didn't win Best Picture, but I am hoping that the Oscars can change that. 🙂
Jill Hayes says
I was sad when Gabby didn't win too. She did an incredible job. But the show overall was great! I enjoyed it.
Jules L says
I only caught the end of it, but Robert Downey Jr's speech was hilarious….
I loved seeing MoNique win and hearing her speech. It was amazing to watch. I also loved seeing Michael C. Hall win. I've been a fan of his for so long (from 6 Feet Under and Dexter) and it meant a lot to me. I hope he gets well.
Debra P says
My favorite part was DeNiro and Leo giving Martin Scorcese his well-deserved award. I feel he is one of the greatest directors of all time and an incredible human being.
I wish Hugh Jackman had hosted 😉
Mo’Nique's speech was very moving and I thought Robert Downey Jr's was hilarious. I loved seeing Meryl Streep and Mad Men win. And my guilty pleasure of the night was seeing The Hangover win, lol! I also agree with you on the Avatar win…not feeling that one at all.
I actually enjoyed watching them all arrive in the rain. It's amazing how they all stayed so dry LOL.