The Golden Globes didn’t really offend or make the biggest headlines otherwise, which allowed the spotlight to remain on the artists and their work, from the actors to the writers to everyone in between. The New York Post captured some of the night’s biggest highlights and most notable moments during the 76th time the awards show has taken place.
Glenn Close charmed many with her surprise at winning the prestigious best actress award. She could hardly believe what she had heard when her name was read from the envelope up on the stage, where she would go to accept her award and give her acceptance speech for her work in “The Wife.” The room even gave her a standing ovation after her speech.
The night had a really nice moment when it honored the legendary Carol Burnett, who was having an award created in her honor. The award, which is named after her, is the first new award respecting an artist’s career since the Cecil B. De Mille award was first handed out in 1952, according to the New York Post. This new award honors a lifetime of achievement in television, and Burnett was the first and planned recipient of the award, even if award presenter Steve Carell teased her at first by suggesting others were in the running too this year.
Christian Bale made some of the most interesting comments of the night during his acceptance speech for his role as former Vice President Dick Cheney (R) in the Adam McKay film “Vice.” Bale quipped by thanking Satan for the inspiration to play Cheney. He also joked that maybe he would next be casted to play Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) because he said that his lack of charisma is why he got to play Cheney.
The Jerusalem Post noted that Gal Gadot was a no-show, despite her attendance in 2017, and then again in 2018. She had a reason to attend too because a film she was in, “Ralph Breaks The Internet,” was up for best animated film, which it did not win.
Gadot had a good excuse to miss the snazzy party because she was busy enjoying the beaches of the Maldives where she’s with a handful of Israeli friends.
The Jewish Voice had reported about Jewish nominees and other Jewish cultural influences in movies featured in the awards this year. “The Kominsky Method” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” both got nominations for best musical or comedy television series. Rachel Brosnahan portrays a Jewish character in Amazon’s “Maisel,” although she isn’t Jewish herself.
Alex Borstein, the veteran comedienne from “Mad TV” and the voice of Lois from “Family Guy” got a nomination for best supporting actress. She’s the sidekick to Brosnahan Jewish character in the Amazon series. Brosnahan faced competition in her category from two well-known Jewish actresses, Alison Brie for her work in “Glow” and Debra Messing for playing “Grace” in the reboot of the popular 90s sitcom “Will & Grace.”
“The Kominsky Method” in fact won best comedy series, and the creator said, “this doesn’t happen to me. I’m trembling like a leaf.”
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