Stars shined at the Golden Globes

By Courtney Botazzi

Writer

On Jan. 15, stars were looking polished and glamorous at the 69th Golden Globes Awards.

Whether you tune in to the daily doses of celebrity gossip or are merely a bystander, there is something fascinating about seeing these stars step out from behind the lives of their characters and interact with one another. We are able to see Tina Fey photobomb Amy Poehler’s close-up as her name was read for a nomination, George Clooney tease Brad Pitt about his recent knee accident and, amazingly, Melissa McCarthy looking a little embarrassed from clips of the blockbuster hit Bridesmaids.

Host Ricky Gervais humored the audience and made himself laugh just as much, even poking fun at his fellow Brit Colin Firth (who he tried to deem imperfect).

Morgan Freeman joined legends such as Alfred Hitchcock, Lucille Ball and Walt Disney when he received the incredible Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.

Other major winners of the night included members of the productions of “The Descendants” and “The Artist.” “The Descendants” won Best Motion Picture in Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama, which went to George Clooney. “The Artist,” a silent French film, won three awards: Best Motion Picture for Comedy or Musical, Best Original Score in a Motion Picture and Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy or Musical, won by Jean Dujardin, who gave thanks to his independent eyebrows which allowed him to have such an animated performance.

A moment that made many fellow celebrities tear up was when Octavia Spencer, who looked gorgeous in a lavender Tadashi Shoji gown, won Best Supporting Actress for “The Help.” 

Stars such as Angelina Jolie, Shailene Woodley and Zooey Deschanel sported similarly gorgeous ensembles and dazzled the red carpet.

Other dresses tended to be more questionable. Supermodel and presenter Elle Macpherson’s dress raised mixed feelings; as did Sarah Michelle Gellar’s somewhat blue tie-dyed affair.

Regardless of the best- and worst-dressed lists, the event supported a very worthwhile cause. The awards and the eye candy, both dapper and glam, were brought together to raise money for the non-profit Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This organization has donated over $12 million to arts-related charities and scholarships.

Even though the Oscars are a month away, we can still start to form guesses as to which movies will receive the most awards, who will be wearing the best and worst gown of the night and ultimately what infamous mishap or remembered moment will make a splash that evening. Make sure to tune in on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. for this star-studded event.

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