While they do promote some self-indulgence, narcissism and competition, there is something timeless, tasteful and glamorous about awards shows. Showbiz is as American as apple pie. Awards shows give us normal people the opportunity to watch actors and actresses step out of character, get dolled up and hang out with their equally glamorous friends. You may think it’s dumb, but I think Football is dumb. So there.
From dance sequences to politically-motivated moments, this year’s show was packed with entertainment, controversy, energy and joy. But for me, the very best moments of the night were one thing: Silly. After a year of political turmoil, last night, America just needed to laugh. Thanks to the some super silly players, the Golden Globes helped us remember we’re all just human, and it’s ok sometimes to show our teeth and giggle. Let’s look back on the moments that worked and wowed the world.
When Chrissy Teigan and John Legend needed a break from it all.
As we can all imagine, the song and dance of attending an awards show must be exhausting. So instead of trying so hard to be front and center, super cool humans, John Legend and Chrissy Teigan decided to straight-up chill.
That Jon Snow Cameo
Even if 2016 made you want to hide under your covers, curl up into a ball and literally – die, one thing was worth waking up again for… and that was Game of Thrones’ resurrection of dopey Jon Snow. Jimmy Fallon helped us re-imagine that magical moment in his opening monologue. Jimmy gets me.
When Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield has their own little Frienaissance
While Ryan Reynolds got stuck not winning against the other Ryan (Gosling) and Andrew Garfield was equally not winning (AND having to deal with watching his ex win over and over with other, said, Ryan all night…) yeah, they needed to have some fun of their own, and so they did.
When Emma Stone was just as Awkward as Me.
Thank you Emma Stone for reminding us exactly what happens when our heads gets kinda big and you begin kinda thinking you’re special. Celebrities – they’re just as humiliating as us!
When Kristin Wiig and Steve Carrell put a negative spin on things
While things could be way worse, Kristin Wiig and Steve Carrell reminded us of our ability to turn anything – even animated movies – into a melodrama. And why not? If you haven’t seen it, watch it here!
At the end of the day, the lesson I learned from Golden Globes 2017 is to make things simple, yet silly. I hope you’ll join me.