Golden Globes 2013 Recap

Written by Role Mommy Contributor, Danielle Feigenbaum

Screen-Shot-2013-01-13-at-9.31.54-PM-620x390.png Last night I was glued to my TV watching every moment of the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the hosts of the show, and by far my favorite part. They were hysterical and looked beautiful. The opening was laugh out loud funny, and I got so excited every time they came on the stage because I knew they would be funny, I just wish they were on more.
So, the winners and losers… even though “Lincoln” was nominated for 7 awards, it only brought home 1. Some say this movie is amazing and some say it is too slow, but either way, I am sure it will do well at the Oscars. I was so happy to see “Argo” win for best director and best movie. I thought it was fantastic, and I happen to love Ben Affleck. I secretly wish I was BFFs with Ben and Jennifer. We could hang out with our kids at the park, go for dinners, see some movies… ok sorry, I don’t want to seem too stalkerish. I saw “Les Miserable” six times on Broadway, I know every word by heart, and I loved the movie. I was happy to see Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman take home Globes. When Hugh was talking so beautifully about his wife, I definitely got teary eyed. Speaking of Teary eyes – I know I may get a lot of slack for this – but what was with Jodi Foster’s Cecil B. DeMille Award speech? It seemed all over the place to me. She sounded as if she was going to come “out” (didn’t that really happen years ago?) and then said she was single. I think there was some sort of message there about reality shows or something. I did think the part when she spoke to her mom, who I guess is suffering from alzheimer’s, was touching, pan the audience for the actresses crying.
On the Television side – I was so happy “Homeland” won for best actor, actress and show! I am obsessed with “Homeland”, it’s awesome. Claire Danes looked unbelievable (she just had a baby in December!) I don’t watch the show “Girls” so I can’t comment on their win, but I can comment on Lena Dunham’s (creator and star of “Girls”) strange walk onto the stage each time she won. It was sort of a painful waddle, I guess her shoes did not fit well and her feet hurt? I was disappointed that “Modern Family” went home empty handed, I still love that show, it makes me happy.
On another note, is it fair that they have a category, BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION (same with the actresses) – here are the nominees…
a Max Greenfield NEW GIRL
c Danny Huston MAGIC CITY
d Mandy Patinkin HOMELAND
e Eric Stonestreet MODERN FAMILY
How is that fair? Max Greenfield and Eric Stonestreet are beyond hysterical in their respective comedy roles, I honestly never heard of “Magic City” – I’m sure Danny Huston is great, Mandy Patinkin is ridiculously good in “Homeland”. Ed Harris wins for a the 118 min. long “Game Change.” I’m sure he deserved it, I just don’t think we are judging apples to apples here.
On to the fashion… I was pleasantly surprised by all of the beautiful dresses. Nobody really made me cringe this year. Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba looked spectacular, and I loved Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Lawrence’s entire look. There were a few trends… plunging and keyhole necklines, old Hollywood hair styles, blush and coral colored dresses. My favorite was Olivia Munn in Giorgio Armani, in my opinion it was perfection.
So, what did you think of the 2013 Golden Globes Show? Any shockers or disappointments? What was your favorite red carpet look? For all the must-see fashion from the show, check out E’s Fashion Police.

Must Read: Bossypants by Tina Fey

bossypants1.jpegI’ve always loved Tina Fey. She’s one of those real, approachable looking celebrities who is ridiculously smart, pretty and oh sooooo funny. I remember watching her religiously on SNL’s “Weekend Update” with Jimmy Fallon. As a comedic writer who rose to the top among of a sea of men, Fey has proven time and again that even really really nice girls can finish first.
I’m having so much fun reading Fey’s best selling memoir “Bossypants” – so much so that I have been finding myself laughing out loud amidst a sea of commuters. Today, as my train was pulling into the station, I let a huge guffaw when Fey talked about her experiences at a photo shoot and revealed the songs you would find on her iPod: “We’d Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover” from Annie and “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips. Why do I find that so laughable? Simple. If you were to play shuffle on my iPod, you would hear “Defying Gravity” from Rent and “Hold On” from Wilson Phillips. Incidentally, if you saw “Bridesmaids,” you will see that Wilson Phillips could be making a huge comeback this year – if only they were playing at Jones Beach!
But back to Bossypants. So why do I love this book so much? Simple – Tina Fey shares memories from her childhood, adolescence and adulthood with candor, wit and incredible humor. She knows how to paint a picture with her words that will get anyone cackling at a moment’s notice. Plus, she even shares photos of some of her worst hairstyles (I so can relate). I also love the story about her honeymoon – which took place on a cruise ship to Bermuda since her husband has a fear of flying.
There are so many great stories in “Bossypants,” that all I know is when I finally am done with the book, I think I’ll be pretty sad. For now, I’m still in the middle of the book and can’t wait to keep going. So what are you waiting for? Check out Bossypants today and order a copy or download to your Kindle or iPad!

Sarah Palin on SNL

In case you missed Sarah Palin on SNL yestereday, have no fear. We tracked this down on the L.A. Times which even give the lyrics to the rap song those hilarious writers came up with for Palin which Amy Poehler performed. Plus, we’ve got the opening monologue too so check it out and enjoy!

Opening sketch with Sarah Palin, Mark Wahlberg, Alec Baldwin and of course, Tina Fey!