2020 Golden Globes QuickViews

January 18, 2020 // in QuickView - Micro Reviews by David Deverett, Studios

As usual every January starts off with the most interesting televised awards ever: The Golden Globes.

 

For his fifth and final time (hopefully) Ricky Gervais as the host brought the house down with his crazy jokes about Martin Scorsese, Judi Dench and movies and TV shows.

 

Ellen DeGeneres’ acceptance speech as the second recipient of the Carol Burnett award for humor was good but not great, thanks to her rambling on about what she really wanted to say to the audience, but also making up her fake life story in front of everyone but yet telling them that she knew she was just joking with them about everything.

 

Tom Hanks’ speech as the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award on the other hand was a lot better, because of how he thanked his family first, paid tribute to the actors, actresses and directors he worked with over the many decades and years, and ended with a look back at the beginning of his career and how he “checked his gate” and that his “gate was good”. Some people might think it wasn’t the best speech made, but to me it was great.

 

Of course, there were speeches that were crazy, and nuts made by Patricia Arquette, Michelle Williams, Joaquin Phoenix and David Heyman, but there were also great speeches made by Taron Egerton, Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Sam Mendes and Laura Dern.

 

Overall there were lots of shocks and surprises; the biggest one being Missing Link winning over Toy Story 4 for Best Animated Feature. But Toy Story 4 still has a chance at winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature come February 9.

 

Office Rating: 5/10