Sandra Oh makes history (twice!) at the Golden Globes
Sandra Oh has a lot to celebrate.
On Sunday, Oh made history twice: she became the first Asian host of the Golden Globe Awards as well as the first woman of Asian descent to win multiple Golden Globes.
"There are two people here tonight that I’m so grateful are here with me," the "Killing Eve" star said, holding back tears, as she accepted the award for best performance by an actress in a television series, drama.
"Umma, appa," Oh said, addressing her parents in the audience before telling them, in Korean, that she loved them.
Read our full recap here and go here for a full list of winners.
President Trump a surprising no-show (in speeches) at Globes
By not being name-checked during Sunday's Golden Globes telecast, President Trump may have come out a winner.
Unlike other high-profile award shows, including the Oscars and Emmys, there were limited forays into politics during the Globes, even with the potential for comments on Trump's border wall push with the Mexican film, "Roma," winning for best foreign film.
The Globes were also the platform where Meryl Streep ripped Trump for mocking a reporter with a physical impairment during her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award two years ago.
In fact, the closest thing to a political diatribe on this night was Christian Bale's acceptance speech after winning best actor in a motion picture - musical over comedy for his turn in "Vice." But his barbs were left for former Vice President Dick Cheney and Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.
Some sidenote Globes commentary
The Globes can be summed up — at least so far — by the NBC News live blog crew, as:
Jason Abbruzzese: Lack of politics.
Anne T. Donahue: It's... pleasant?
Anne T. Donahue: Like it's fine?
Jason Abbruzzese: Yeah, it's aggressively fine.
Daniel Arkin: Pretty studiously non-topical, non-political, generally inoffensive, trying hard to be "fun."
Rachel Brosnahan wins best actress for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'
Is anybody truly shocked that Rachel Brosnahan picked up the best actress award for her role as Midge Maisel in 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'? Not if you loved the second season as much as the first! (Which I did — #controversial) But if you were gunning for a Kristen Bell win for 'The Good Place,' I'm sorry. It's not your fault, and you tried your best. Your forking best.
See the full list of winners here.
Where is Harrison Ford's earring?
While Harrison Ford was presenting the award for best director (to Alfonso Cuaron for "Roma"), we were faced with a shocking discovery: his earring appears to be gone.
The earring has been a staple of Harrison Ford's aesthetic since the late 1990s, and the subject of much controversy — specifically among me and my mom, who have differing opinions on it. So where is the earring? Who took it? Who knows the truth?
Christian Bale on his win for 'Vice': Big thanks to Satan
It's a good thing for Christian Bale that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was voting, and not Republicans.
The Welsh-born thespian won the Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture – musical or comedy for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in "Vice" and accepting the award, he made clear where he stands on the real-life subject.
"Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role," said Bale, 44.
Read our full story here and go here for the full list of winners.
Darren Criss wins best actor for scarring us all for life
After terrifying us all to our cores (and giving an incredible onscreen performance of Laura Branigan's "Gloria"), Darren Criss took home the award for best actor in a limited series or motion picture made for television for his turn as killer Andrew Cunanan in "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace."
He described winning as "totally awesome" and gave a lovely shout-out to his Filipina mom after remarking on how big the year has been for representation. All hail Darren Criss! An actor so talented that despite watching him win and knowing that he is not Andrew Cunanan, he will never not scare me. I love him.
'Roma' earns best foreign-language film prize on road to (presumed) Oscar glory
"Roma," Alfonso Cuarón's lush and dreamlike portrait of Mexico City in the 1970s, scooped up the best foreign-language film award — an expected outcome for the critically adored film and a pit stop on the way to a presumptive best picture nod at the Academy Awards.
A long list of Oscars prognosticators and pundits have "Roma" pegged to win best picture, as a matter of fact.
The Globes love "Green Book," even though critics were pretty mixed
"Green Book" was one of the most controversial entries in the 2018 awards season. The movie, starring Viggo Mortensen as an Italian-American bouncer and Mahershala Ali as the gifted pianist he drives on tour, received mixed reviews. It was dismissed by some critics as a tone-deaf and simplistic take on race relations. A.O. Scott of The New York Times, for example, called it "crude, obvious and borderline offensive." (He didn't like it, folks.)
The Hollywood Foreign Press, the group of 90-odd journalists that puts on the Globes, seemed to love "Green Book," lavishing it with multiple nods. As the show unfolded Sunday night, the film was making out pretty well. Ali, who earned an Oscar two years ago for "Moonlight," won in the best supporting actor category, and "Green Book" also took home the best screenplay prize. (It's up for best movie drama, too — but "A Star Is Born" is favored to win there.)
What gives? Well, the Hollywood Foreign Press sometimes likes to zig where the national consensus zags. And they certainly zagged with "Green Book."
Your public proposal will never be as good as Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph's
Step aside, Glenn Weiss, because when presenting the award for Best Screenplay, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph staged the greatest public proposal of our time. Also, the only public proposal any of us ever need to see again. (Apologies, anyone planning anything for the Oscars or SAG Awards!)
Oh, and she said "yes." Obviously.
Even celebrities don't care when another celebrity is speaking
Tonight we learned celebrities really are like us: Awful. Terrible. Specifically, unable to stop speaking when somebody else is speaking. This year, you can actually HEAR tables of famous people talking over other famous people. I have never felt better about talking through wedding speeches in my life.
"Shallow" Wins Best Song (Duh)
In the least surprising move of the night, "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born" won best song. Congrats! The only downside: this means the equally iconic "Why Did You Do That?" wins nothing other than the respect of those of us who can't stop singing it.