Waxing, Cheating and the Winners


Wayne Frazier

The 72nd annual Golden Globe awards have come and gone, and, unfortunately, after three straight years, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey officially say goodbye to hosting the event. But, although this year’s Golden Globes were interesting, for some of us something seemed a little off.

The presenters and award winners looked like something from the Hollywood Wax Museum at Sunday night’s gala. It was like a horror film in high definition. Make-up looked uneven and blotchy, some people looked as pale as a piece of typing paper, while others appeared to have an orange tint to their skin. Though HD does not do wonders for each and every detail on one’s face, this was just plain weird. Bright lights, big city and big splattering of make-up made this ceremony look like something from a Roger Corman movie. Okay, it wasn’t that bad and I finally overlooked the waxy appearances and did somewhat enjoy the evening of big stars. According to the worldwide internet, the air conditioner was the big factor. Apparently, it was broken thus making the movie stars this year truly “shine”!

We were cheated from our Amy Poehler/Tina Fey time and I don’t like it! The hilarious three-time hosts finished their reign at this year’s 72nd Annual Globe broadcast and I’m sad. First and foremost, the ladies proved they are top notch in the fantastic ten-minute opening monologue. They were on point on and showed us once again the comedic skills of two very powerful women in film and television. However, my second point overshadows the amazing start to the show. We didn’t get enough Tina/Amy!! Sure, there were a couple short little sketches, but I was left wanting more. These ladies set a precedent for making the sometimes most boring awards show into a fun circus of stars. The Golden Globes will not be the same without these iconic women of comedy.

As promised from Ep 69 of Hollywood Close-Up here is the recap of some of the major category wins. So here goes in no particular order:

-Best Motion Picture, Drama: Boyhood
-Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: The Grand Budapest Hotel
-Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
-Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Michael Keaton, Birdman
-Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
-Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, Big Eyes

Supporting actors include: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood, Whiplash with J.K. Simmons. While Best Director Golden Globe went to Richard Linklater’s amazing twelve-year journey movie Boyhood. For a full list of winners and nominees, Golden Globes

That’s a wrap for this week. Please join me next week as I cover some of the good, the bad and the quirky entertainment news in my new blog.