Golden Globes 2013: The Highlights

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Did anyone watch the Golden Globes Sunday night? Award season is upon us, and I couldn’t be more excited! Here is my list of “favorites”, “bests” and “mosts” if you didn’t get a chance to watch or are just interested in what I have to say! Haha! Hope everyone is having a Happy Tuesday!

Favorite Dresses: 

Claire Danes in Atelier Versace (Image via here)

Claire Danes was absolutely stunning as usual, and she was clearly glowing having just had her baby son a month ago. Claire won Best Actress for TV Drama, and had a fantastic speech. I think she’s great!

Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera (image via here)

This dress is definitely unconventional and even over the top, but it won me over as I watched her interview on the red carpet. The structure of the dress is perfection and the floral print with the gray background gave it what she described as a modern feel. She definitely took a risk with this one, and I think it paid off!

Taylor Swift in Donna Karan Atelier (image via here)

I had to include Taylor Swift on the list because she has been impressing me lately with her mature fashion choices. Her normal go-to would be a princess-cut so she totally surprised me with the structure of this dress and with the color, too. Stunning!

Katharine McPhee in Olivier Theyskens for Theory (image via here)

I normally don’t go for super low-cut dresses, but Katharine McPhee was absolutely gorgeous on the red carpet. She wears this gown so well. My vote for best dressed of the night!

Favorite nod to the Queen: Jennifer Lawrence

Everyone knows Meryl Streep is the Queen of the biz (with 17 Oscar nods and 27 Golden Globe nods so far). Sadly she was home with the flu, but when Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress in a Comedy Movie for her role in Silver Lining’s Playbook, she gave the best shout-out ever with her reference from the movie First Wives’ Club. Anyone recognize it?

Best Speech: Adele

Adele won Best Original Song for Skyfall, and she had the funnest speech of them all!

Most hilarious presenters: Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig

There’s not much to say here. This improv had me laughing out loud!

Best Zinger: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler on Taylor Swift’s constant relationship changes

These ladies co-hosting were the highlight of my night. They were so legitimately funny, and I’m not the only one who thought so. The ratings were up for the first time in six years thanks to them!

Biggest Surprise: Ben Affleck wins Best Director for Argo

Normally the same people that are nominated for Golden Globes go on to be nominated in the same category at the Oscars. So I was super surprised when Ben Affleck didn’t even garner a nomination at the Oscars for directing Argo. What a snub! What a surprise when he actually took home the award in the same category at the Golden Globes. Usually the winner of the Golden Globes is a shoo-in for the Academy Award. Who knows who will win it now! Congrats to Ben Affleck though; totally well-deserved!

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Hungry for Hunger Games

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I recently read the Hunger Games trilogy.  I know, I’m late to the bandwagon; but I read all three in a matter of a few days — inhaled them.  Such a crazy, wacked-out, gripping story.  And now I can’t wait for the movie.

When I was visiting in Austin, Aurelia was talking about who had been cast in the movie roles.  She expressed some dismay that a girl named Jennifer Lawrence had been cast as Katniss, mostly because in the book Katniss is portrayed as a dark-skinned, dark-eyed girl from the Seam (the slums of her district), which is a source of identity and pride for her.  Jennifer Lawrence is a blue-eyed white girl.  So I get your beef, Rae.  It kinda seems like Hollywood is selling Katniss out to the Hollywood set.

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But.  If you had seen her in Winter’s Bone, the (excellent) low-budget Indie film in which she earned herself an Oscar nod, you would know that she is perfect for the role.

She IS Katniss Everdeen.  Just you wait and see.  The director says they’ll make her hair dark for the movie, so at least there’s that.

Some kid named Joshua Hutcherson will play Peeta. (I had kindof picture Peeta in my head as more of a beefy, nordic-looking guy.) And some other kid named Liam Hensworth will play Gale.   Frankly I don’t see how either will be able to stand up to Jen Lawrence and not be entirely out-acted.  But, meh, I’ll give em a chance.

I was delighted to find that Haymitch will be played by my Fave and long-time crush Woody Harrellson.  Brilliant.  He’ll play an excellent no-‘count drunken has-been :)

And Stanley Tucci, another Fave, will play Caesar Flickerman.  Again, brilliant.


I guess he’ll have to wear a wig, since Caesar always has crazy-colored hair… Speaking of, it will be fun to see how they portray the crazy fashion shenanigans of the Capitol citizens.

What do you think about the cast? Did you read the books? Did you see Winter’s Bone?

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fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.

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