Last week another great actor left, rather suddenly I would say, as most of us were not aware that he was ill. Alan Rickman was one of my favorite actors. His roles have marked my childhood, not only because he was in the majority of the films that I used to watch as a child and teenager, but also because my best friend was an uber fan - utterly in love with him. And how can one not fall in love with Alan Rickman? His amazing voice and acting skills, have mesmerized us in more than 60 roles, from the second best villain ever (after Darth Vader) Hans Gruber in Die Hard, to legendary Club owner Hilly Krystal in CBGB, up to our beloved Professor Snape… With his amazing performances, Rickman was a constant inspiration to young actors.
If I had to somehow narrow down my favorite performances, it would have to be:
He will be missed...
This year's Golden Globes, had the usual surprises and certain wins, the awkward jokes and the touching speeches, the laughs and the crying.
Overall, here are a few things I learned and wondered this year while watching the Golden Globes:
- No one can stop Jennifer Lawrence: Seriously, what will it take for people to stop handing her awards??? Unless her company keeps paying the Foreign Press Association (According to Ricky Gervais)
- Adam Samberg needs to present next year! He was so funny!
- Apparently we have no idea what the difference between comedy and drama is, if The Martian won nominated and won best comedy (!)
- Taraji P. Henson aka Cookie is the absolute queen
- Why is everyone upset that Lady Gaga won? Have you people actually seen her in AHS? She's awesome and it's her debut role. Excuse me, remember past year's winners ? (hello? Remember Gina Rodriguez?)
- How few good songs were out there this year that "Love me like you do" was nominated and "Writing's on the wall" won?
- Mat Damon is generally a funny guy, but come on FPA! Comedy??
- Why was Sylvester Stallone nominated? Why did he win? Am I seriously missing something for not having seen "Creed"? Is the world upside down?
- When did Amy Schumer became such a hot thing in Hollywood? I get it, she's funny, but seriously, why do people get so ecstatic with her? You know, cases like this, make me seriously consider all kinds of conspiracy theories about how Hollywood is structured
- TV shows on my list after watching the show: Mozart in the Jungle, Show me a hero, Outlander - Films to watch: Room
- Finally, how funny was Leonardo Di Caprio's reaction when Lady Gaga passed behind him, when going to get her And? Priceless
Colorful commentary aside, these is the full winners list. The Revenant dominated the awards, leaving us no questions as to what will the Academy awards nominations be this Thursday; let's hope they don't forget Leo this year...
Best picture, drama: “The Revenant”
Best picture, comedy or musical: “The Martian”
Actress, drama: Brie Larson, “Room”
Actor, drama: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Actress, musical or comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Actor, musical or comedy: Matt Damon, “The Martian”
Supporting actress: Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”
Supporting actor: Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, “The Revenant”
Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”
Animated film: “Inside Out”
Foreign language film: “Son of Saul,” Hungary
Original score: Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”
Original song: “Writing’s on the Wall,” “Spectre”
Best series, drama: “Mr. Robot” (USA)
Best series, comedy or musical: “Mozart in the Jungle” (Amazon)
Best television movie or mini-series: “Wolf Hall” (PBS)
Actress, mini-series or television movie: Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Actor, mini-series or television movie: Oscar Isaac, “Show Me a Hero”
Actress, drama: Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Actor, drama: Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Actress, comedy or musical: Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Actor, comedy or musical: Gael García Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”
Supporting actress, mini-series or television movie: Maura Tierney, “The Affair”
Supporting actor, mini-series or television movie: Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”
Ever since I first set foot on a cinema theatre, I knew that something magical was happening there....