Was it a proud revelation, or an impassioned case for privacy? A coming-out speech, or a why-SHOULD-I-come-out speech? Too little and too late, or just enough?
Jodie Foster's rambling, fascinating and intensely personal remarks at the Golden Globes were not merely the watercooler moment of the ceremony. They were a big moment for the gay community, and many advocates - though not all - were cheering her on Monday for finally referring publicly to her sexual orientation, albeit in her own particular way.
While some were criticizing the actress for not uttering the words "gay" or "lesbian," and for waiting decades to come out at all, others were saying she deserved to come out in any way she chose, and with any words she happened to favor.
"No doubt, she was partly speaking in code, and she may never have wrapped her words around the fact that she is a lesbian," said Fred Sainz of the Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights group. "But everyone watching clearly understood that she was communicating to people that she is gay. She is to be congratulated, no matter how awkward or inarticulate it may have seemed to some. It took an awful lot of courage."
Hollywood’s top stars in film and television walked the red carpet at last night’s 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. From fabulous gowns and Bill Murray’s questionable facial hair to dashing men in tuxes and multiple leading ladies choosing shades of red for the occasion, the night’s nominees and presenters showed off their best duds and jewels. Cute couples ruled the red carpet including Emily Blunt and John Krasinski and hilarious hosts (who were also nominated for their TV work) Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Click through to the next page to get a full-size look at stars including Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Lawrence, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomi Watts and many more as they arrive at the Golden Globes!
The best way to describe the 2013 Golden Globes? Ladies Night. Estrogen was queen in so many ways.
First off, co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler brought it big time with their distinct brand of super smarty-pants humour and left us wanting more in just the first few minutes. Then, 26-year-old phenom and star of HBO's "Girls," Lena Dunham walked away a major winner with both best TV actress and best TV series accolades, for which she also writes and directs. And to wrap it up, Jodie Foster was recognized with a lifetime achievement award and gave a thought-provoking, moving speech that brought several stars to tears. And, of course, the icing on that fabulous cake was the many highs and lows on the red carpet.
Here are our picks for best and worst fashion of the night.
From our charming hosts, who dared to go there (as in James Cameron jokes and warning Taylor Swift to stay away from Michael J. Fox's son), Jodie Foster's eloquent, if slightly confusing, speech and Lena Dunham's debut series "Girls" beating out heavyweights like "Modern Family," "Big Bang Theory" and "Smash, "it was indeed ladies night at the Golden Globes and the results were mostly good, often great.
We'll admit that we wished there was more time for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to do their schtick and can barely handle Anne Hathaway's desperate smile but the 2013 Golden Globes still had more genuine laughs than last year's Ricky Gervais-hosted party, and while his MO is going for the jugular, Fey and Poehler set the tone for the evening, straddling the line between risky and clever, even dressing up as fake nominees, and who doesn't like a good wig gag?
There was even at least one surprise win - Quentin! - and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is now going steady with Ben Affleck, who enlisted his wife Jennifer Garner to help thank people he forgot in his acceptance speech while she was onstage as a presenter. Yeah, tacky.
Join us as we review the big show, determine what killed and what made us cringe and take a closer look at the 2013 Golden Globes. Dig in!
Picture it: It's the New Year. The high of the holidays has faded and the inevitable drudgery of winter has just set in. Depressing, ain't it? Well thankfully there are a slew of glittering awards shows to lift your spirits before things get too sad.
On Sunday January 13, 2013, the Golden Globes delivers a dinner party-meets-gala vibe with funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler helming the stage. The flash of celebrity will be on full display with plenty of red carpet viewing. And in amongst the stars who have hig- powered stylists on speed dial, like Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain, or an inherent flair for fashion, we're down with the looks sported by Lincoln's Daniel Day-Lewis, will be some celebs who need to step it up, wardrobe-wise.
And we're not talking about newbies who don't know better. We've pegged five veteran stars that need to hit the refresh button on their red carpet looks.
Get the list of Stars Who Need Style after the jump!
What's left to say now that the Golden Globe nominations have been announced, the missing parties have been outlined in a list of obvious snubs, fashion issues have been addressed and co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have given us a taste of the night's tone with their hilarious promo video? Predictions, of course!
This year's best actor and actress races are pretty much a lock but supporting kudos and best pictures categories are wide open and up for grabs, making predictions a fun, educated guessing game based on overall critical reception, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's noted tastes and historical preferences, Oscar chances and who's just plain having a banner year.
So before the winners are crowned on January 13, and cheered with a few drinks - this is the Globes after all - check out our 2013 Golden Globe Predictions after the jump and add in your own!
Sure some people's morning was better than others but everyone can agree that adding a little razzle-dazzle in the form of old-school Hollywood accented cutie-pies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler draped in gold and having a ball is a win for all those with access to the internet.
The two besties will be shining their light on us as co-hosts of the January 13th Golden Globes broadcast and from the too-brief 35 second spot we already have that warm-and-fuzzy feeling that this year's ceremony, which Poehler dubbed "the greatest celebrity party slash awards show," will be an especially joyful occasion. Try not to smile when Poehler unleashes that cackle. It's impossible!
And may we also say that Fey, who plays happily frumpy harried showrunner Liz Lemon, is looking fabulous in her shimmery frock, showing off her impressive figure in a way that too rarely happens. These two are having a blast and the fact that we're all invited to join is not good news but GREAT news.
Watch the spot and get excited!
And just who is missing from the list of Golden Globe nominees? Keep reading to see some of the major movie snubs and the surprising faces that are sadly out of luck.
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