24K Magic

24K magic was definitely in the air last night at the Golden Globes. I’ve been waiting to drop Bruno into my blog and the Golden Globes earned it. I watch like I’m actually in the crowd, clapping and laughing out loud, so these are my highlights from the show.

Jimmy Fallon was on point. Jimmy’s choice to have Questlove DJ, so on point. The Chris Rock impression and “Insane in the Membrane” cover were both standouts. In summary, he killed it. I anticipate the typical social media backlash on the political jabs, but let’s be honest, comedians can only feed themselves because the world gives them sh** they can’t make up. They’ve been doing it for years, it’s us who became so sensitive. Now on to the good stuff.

Looks: Chris Pine on the red carpet was the best thing I’ve seen all year. While reporters say the beard is for his role in “A Wrinkle in Time”, he’ll tell you it’s because I prefer salt and pepper these days. Reese Witherspoon was a close second. Her dress (Versace) in that yellow, the killer slit, the criminal legs behind the slit, her nail polish, those rings/necklace. Everything was magical.

Image of Chris Pine (PC: Getty Images)

Image of Chris Pine (PC: Getty Images)

Moments: It’s hard to dole out props to Reese on her choice of yellow without mentioning Viola Davis. However, it wasn’t Viola’s ravishing look that took the show last night. She was the essence of grace as she accepted her first Golden Globe win (after 5 nominations) for Best Performance: Actress in a Supporting Role. My heart was warmed by Viola’s introduction of Meryl Streep for the Cecile B DeMille Award. Not only was it a genuine display of admiration for years of exceptional work, but a timeless example of class and how women should empower each other with our words.

My second favorite moment was Billy Bob Thorton’s acceptance for his role in “Goliath” (Amazon Series). “This is not track and field. You don’t break a tape; people have to choose.” Such a profound remark and applicable to many aspects of art both on and off-screen. 

Industry: Coming from a retail background, I have a deep respect for Amazon. Amazon is that brand other brands loves to hate. After all, they have digitally reshaped the landscape of a century old industry in less than a decade.

Not only was Jeff Bezos (Amazon Founder and CEO) subject of a Fallon joke during the opening monologue, which is the ultimate sign of relevance, but Amazon picked up 2 wins for “Goliath” and “Manchester by the Sea”. While Primeing the universe, they somehow sneak into the Golden Globes and win 11 nominations. Truly amazing after just breaking ground in this industry in the past couple years.

Names I must drop for their effortless Golden Globe swag before I close; Sophia Vergara, Ryan Gosling, Donald Glover, Priyanka Chopra and Pierce Brosnan. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for another year of creative excellence and a great show. Standing ovation.