Monday, January 11, 2016
A Disappointing Golden Globes
Here are just six of the world's biggest stars who won last night: Lady Gaga, Sylvester Stallone, Kate Winslet (in a very surprising, but deserving win), Jennifer Lawrence, Matt Damon, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
You cannot have a more A-list winners list ever.
In what started out as a hopeful evening for Michael Fassbender's chances of winning his first Golden Globe on his third nomination, with Kate winning in her Best Supporting Actress category, and Aaron Sorkin for winning in the Adapted Screenplay, the stage was set for Michael to hopefully win in the Best Actor category, but that was not to happen. With the PR machine in full engine throttle, with The Revenant doing so well at the box office, and with the narrative of 'he's sooooo overdue', Leonardo cruised onto the stage to collect the Best Actor trophy. I cannot and will not hate on Leo as I enjoy him as an actor and his work, but I'm just frustrated in the FACT that Michael has been denied a valid win because he truly is the best actor. He deserved that award. It was insultingly brutal to have Kate and Aaron surprise wins, only to not have Michael win who was the heart of the film.
Ricky Gervais was a funny host and his style is heavy and cruel sarcasm. But what he said about the GGs being worthless and a tangible piece of studio paid for PR... he is right.
The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 14th. Some awards analyst audaciously speculate that Michael may not even be nominated, and thus paving an easier path for Leo to win. If this is the case, it's going to be a short and cold awards season. I just can't help but think that in all the years Leonardo should have won an Oscar, he could win in the year where Michael Fassbender has had his most critical performance. It's such a shame.