From laughable moments to ones that left us in tears, the 2019 Golden Globes was one to make note of this year. Let’s reflect on four honest, uncurated moments of the annual award show that stood out the most this past Monday.
“FIJI WATER GIRL” MAKES A NAME (AND A MEME) FOR HERSELF
Who’s the infamous “Fiji Water Girl” whose newfound title has blown up since the awards show last Monday? That’s Kelleth Cuthbert, a 31 year old model from Los Angeles whose one job was to handout Fiji Water to Golden Globes guests. However, Cuthbert’s hilarious publicity stunt has made every news site, is all over Twitter and is the talk of Hollywood. Cuthbert became an overnight sensation. This wasn’t any simple photobomb, it was the complete outshining of many of the red carpet’s A-list celebrities who posed for the camera before the event. Get this girl a Golden Globe for Best Publicity Stunt and get Fiji Water to start paying her for the best 2019 advertisement yet.
LADY GAGA’S ICONIC DRESS MAKES AN ACCIDENTAL TRIBUTE
Never failing to bring the most to the Hollywood limelight, Lady Gaga had heads turning with her showstopping, light blue gown as soon as she touched the red carpet. Awarded Best Original Song for “Shallow” in A Star Is Born, Gaga had reporters and cameras flocking during the event. One reporter in particular was the first to point out the uncanny similarities between Gaga’s Valentino custom couture number and Judy Garland’s gown in the 1954 remake of A Star Is Born. “It looks an awful lot like that doesn’t it? She looks beautiful,” exclaimed Gaga, surprised by the seemingly accidental homage to the film and actress. The colour, full skirt and puffed sleeves mirrored that of Garland’s voluminous dress. Accidental or not, Gaga glowed as she gracefully represented the award winning film.
REGINA KING’S VOW TO WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY
Receiving the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, If Beale Street Could Talk, Regina King’s acceptance speech had everyone cracking a smile, especially the women in the room. Existing in positions of power as both an actress and director, she felt it was her duty to bring change to the film and entertainment industry. King declared, “I am making a vow, and it’s going to be tough, to make sure that everything I produce, that it is 50% women.” The star sparks inspiration for those in Hollywood, as well as those in other industries and positions of power, to challenge themselves and those around them to not just advocate, but to actively create the change that is needed.
A WELL DESERVED WIN FOR HOST SANDRA OH
Co-hosting the Golden Globes with comedian Andy Samberg, actress Sandra Oh was at the center of the spotlight throughout the night. However, a special twist to the evening shined an unexpected light (but expected by many, including Samberg himself) on the actress. Winning the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, Killing Eve, Oh became both the first Asian woman to win multiple Golden Globes as well as the first Asian woman to host the award show. Earlier in the night, she acknowledged several nominated works directed by and starring individuals of colour, stating, “I said yes to the fear of being on stage tonight because I wanted to be here, to look out onto this audience and witness this moment of change.” Later, in her heartfelt acceptance speech, Oh expressed her love and appreciation for her parent’s support. From Oh’s warmth and sincerity to her undeniable talent and ability to move an audience, her award was well deserved.
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