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Musings on the HFPA & 2023 Golden Globes + My Favourite Acceptance Speeches – FLIXCHATTER FILM BLOG


Confession: I truly forgot the Golden Globes telecast was occurring final evening, so I went to a press screening of Gerry Butler’s PLANE film as a substitute. I don’t have cable in any case however I did catch a few of the speeches that had been posted on YouTube and actually, I’d quite simply watch the winners’ acceptance speeches than sit by all of the monologues which might be not often humorous in any case.

Um, am I the one one who has no thought who Jerrod Carmichael is?? 🤔 His not-at-all humorous ‘joke’ about Whitney Houston is in absolute poor style, however his scathing jab in opposition to Tom Cruise and Scientology nonetheless has individuals speaking. Y’know what, irrespective of how entertaining Cruise’s motion pictures are, it’s arduous to disregard that his ‘faith’ is problematic (learn: evil).

Talking of problematic, I certain hope the Hollywood International Press’ efforts in variety reform will stick and never merely band-aid to get NBC to carry the ceremony again on the air. Nicely, for these curious simply what adjustments have taken place since a 12 months in the past, right here it’s per AP Information:

… heading into the telecast, Globes voters stand at 52% feminine, and 51.8% racially and ethnically numerous, together with 19.6% Latino, 12.1% Asian, 10.1% Black and 10.1% Center Jap. Voters additionally embrace those that are LGBTQIA+. In all, 62 nations are represented.

The governing board was expanded from 9 to fifteen and contains three Black members, two of whom vote on guidelines and different issues however not awards. General, the group now has six Black HFPA members and 14 Black worldwide Globes voters who aren’t members.

That’s all nicely and good however there appears to be a bunch of different points which might be nonetheless not being addressed, i.e. Brendan Fraser’s criticism that he was being groped by a former HFPA president. I imply, that’s simply unacceptable and I’m glad Fraser stood his floor and refused to indicate up final evening. I do suppose the HFPA nonetheless has a protracted strategy to go, so hopefully, the business will proceed to maintain them accountable.

Now, so far as final evening’s ceremony is anxious, I’m joyful to see a few of my favorites do find yourself profitable awards! It’s gratifying to see so many performers who’re lengthy overdue for recognition lastly profitable one thing! As a BIPOC girl in my 40s, one encouraging takeaway from final evening is that in an business beset by ageism–the place 30-year-old actresses are deemed too previous to play the love curiosity of fifty+-year-old males–a few of the large winners are girls over 60!!

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Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, and Jennifer Coolidge are throughout 60 years previous and nonetheless look fabulous! None of them present indicators of slowing down and in reality, for them, that is only a starting of an excellent stronger chapter of their illustrious profession! I nonetheless can’t imagine Yeoh has by no means gained earlier than, she wasn’t even nominated for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, wow!

“I’m simply going to face right here and take this all in.”

What a triumph for Michelle Yeoh who has overcome racism and lack of inclusivity for Asian performers to nonetheless thrive in Hollywood after 40 years!! She even shushed the piano participant ‘Shut up, please. I can beat you up. And that’s severe.’ Yep, you higher let miss Yeoh converse so long as she wants, she deserves it!!

I’d LOVE to see a repeat win for Yeoh on the Oscars for her great main efficiency in All the things All over the place All at As soon as, and for Bassett to win within the Greatest Supporting Actress class for Wakanda Without end.

I used to be mesmerized watching simply how gorgeous Angela Bassett seemed final evening… my goodness, she slays in that sparkly robe!! And her beautiful pores and skin simply glows, wow, she seemed higher than most 20-year-olds on the crowds that evening. How elegant that she paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman in her speech… that was actually shifting.

“I believed I used to be gonna be Queen of Monaco…” LMAO!

You gotta love Jennifer Coolidge!! She’s simply hilarious!! She was kinda rambling in her speech however I find it irresistible, she’s simply actual and doesn’t appear to care what individuals suppose. I do love that she acknowledged how she used to have large desires as a youthful particular person however received fizzled by life… however hey, her profession is clearly on fireplace proper now and that’s all the time encouraging to see for artists who’re no spring chickens anymore.

Oh my, I cried watching Ke Huy Quan take his well-deserved award… what an emotional and gracious speech. So cool too that the director who gave him his first function, Steven Spielberg, additionally gained final evening! After his roles in Indiana Jones 2 and The Goonies within the 80s, alternatives dried up for him as there have been only a few roles for Asian actors. He then gave up appearing for 20 years after getting a level from USC to turn out to be an assistant director and stunt coordinator. I learn that he was inspired to attempt appearing once more after watching Loopy Wealthy Asians in 2018… I certain hope that with the more and more extra inclusive casting alternatives, we’ll see extra of Quan in outstanding roles going ahead!

Woo wee Colin Farrell!! I’ve been a fan of his work and 2022 has confirmed to be Farrell’s 12 months. I LOVE that he paid praise to Ana De Armas whereas accepting his award… what a gracious man as normally individuals make these speeches to be about themselves!

His efficiency The Banshees of Inisherin is terrific however I feel he ought to’ve additionally been nominated within the Supporting Actor class for his function as Penguin in The Batman. I truly tweeted this hours earlier than the present, completely forgetting the occasion was scheduled to air final evening, ahah.

Right here’s one other one growing older like positive wine within the fabulous-at-60s membership! 61-year-old Eddie Murphy took house the Cecil B. DeMille Award and stated he’s been in present enterprise for 46 years and within the film enterprise for 41 years. At first his speech was fairly mellow, maybe a bit of too composed for the comic. However then he ends his speech with recommendation to these beginning out… a blue print he’s adopted all through his profession… and the final one in all his three items of recommendation is:

‘Maintain Will Smith’s Spouse Title Out Your F—king Mouth’

ROTFL!! 😂 😂 😂  I don’t suppose anybody anticipated that, boy he’s nonetheless received it!! Eddie Murphy IS the GOAT!

I completely can’t wait to see You Individuals on Netflix and the upcoming Beverly Hills Cop sequel, titled Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley with Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

So did you watch the Golden Globes? What’s YOUR favourite second of the evening?


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