Stars Shine at 74th Golden Globes

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Year after year, The Golden Globes, prides itself with its unique opening scene, hilarious jokes, their choice of talented actors and actresses and, of course, the beautiful fashion of the Red Carpet. 

“I just loved to see Millie Bobby Brown, who is the star of Stranger Things. She is only 12! She was amazing and I loved her interview and dress,” said junior Kelsey Rappe. “I was looking forward to seeing Emma Stone, the star of La La Land. I loved her dress, which had stars on it and it embodied the whole movie and her speech was incredible and I just love her as a human.”

Many beautiful women and handsome men were captured the night of Jan. 8. A fan favorite couple from Rappe included Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively as they walked the carpet with grace and elegance, as always.

The opening scene, a spin-off of the beautiful love story La La Land, which included some of Hollywood’s biggest names such as Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Nichole Kidman, Amy Adams and the cast from Stranger Things. From the spectacular pre-recorded performance, the audience welcomed the star of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’s Jimmy Fallon.

The presenters, who were enthusiastic and comical, drew the attention to the nominees and the winners. There were many big wins of the night, including La La Land, winning best motion picture – musical or comedy, along with six other phenomenal wins.

English teacher and movie connoisseur, Dawson Zimmerman said, “I was really thrilled [for La La Land’s win]. It is a movie that really does a testimony to the magic of musical cinema and the idea about Los Angeles as a place where anything can happen.”

Along with productions itself, many actors and actresses walked on stage, alone, accepting their Golden Globe Awards. Actors and actresses such as Cassy Affleck (best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama), Viola Davis (best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture) and Damien Chazelle (best director – motion picture) accept their award with pride of their film or motion picture.

Although most of the acceptance speeches were wonderful and full of gratitude, while others had a different message. For example, Tom Hiddleston accepted his award, then proceeded to explain his accomplishment in South Sudan. His out-of-touch speech, was “inelegantly expressed” said Hiddleston. The next day, Hiddleston, the Night Manager star, wrote on Facebook “Sincerely, my only intention was to salute the incredible bravery and courage of the men and women who work so tirelessly for UNICEF UK, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and World Food Programme, and the children of South Sudan, who continue to find hope and joy in the most difficult conditions. I apologize that my nerves got the better of me.”

Junior Leandro Haddad said, “It was pretty awkward because he came out there talking about how amazing he was and how he got praised by the Sudanese people. Overall, it was just super awkward and out of place.”

The Golden Globe Awards was a fantastic show that illustrated Hollywood and the rest of the film industry as a whole. There are many talented people in the world, and hopefully, 2017 will be filled with emotional, hilarious, suspenseful and wonderful films.

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