Or maybe I should take a line from Adele and say Mom's night out - because there were a lot of mom's (including Adele, who managed to upset that crappy song from Les Mis in a well-deserved win)taking home some serious hardware last night.
Jodi Foster looked amazing. And about half of her speech was amazing, the other half felt like I was listening in on a conversation already underway and I wasn't entirely sure what was going on. Was she coming out? Was she not coming out because she wanted her privacy? Was her soul-sister ex, there and this was some kind of farewell tour? Has she retired? I haven't loved all of Foster's choices, but she's undoubtedly a brave trailblazer. And her message to her her mom had me in tears.
Man, I want to love Anne Hathaway. I do. I want to hug her and stroke her cap of shiny hair and share a loaf of bread with her in the shade. And for half the night I loved her - that speech to Sally Field about type casting - YES! WOW! Smart and endearing and just plain COOL. Go Anne! And then stepping up to the mic for the Les Mis win to thank her manager? GAH! Forget it Anne, I'm keeping my loaf of bread and hair stroking for someone who will appreciate it - like Lena Dunham.
I have to say that watching Lena Dunham awkwardly walk to the stage in her high heels and fancy dress made me love her all the more. The way her hands shook and her voice cracked and she was just barely keeping her shit together...I loved it. I loved it for the very same reason I love her show - it's real and honest with all of the awkwardness that comes with something so unpolished.
And Tina and Amy - amazing. Were they the best hosts, ever? I don't know. But they were better than Gervais. Tina and Amy managed to be funny and smart and silly. They took shots at themselves, a couple at the audience, but it wasn't that caustic humor that we had for three years from Gervais. And for my money Amy's red dress - my favorite dress of the night. She's got great boobs.
The Golden Globes is losing it's joy for me. I liked it when the drunk winners got up there and said something shocking or sentimental. I liked it when people cried and made me cry. Now, every one is thinking their team. Who cares? I don't. Thank your mom, your grandmother, out your teacher. Talk about art and feeling like an outsider. (like Lena Dunham did. I should say I feel like this is a very realistic girl crush, I've got a chance.)
The Golden Globes needs a little more heart to go with last night's Girl Power. So? What did you think?