Golden Globes Kick Off Award Season

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Ricky Gervais hosts the 77th Golden Globes.

  The 77th Golden Globes marked the first award show of 2020 on January 6. 

  Ricky Gervais started off the award ceremony  with a monologue filled with risky jokes–and as Sanderson junior Morgan Mears says, “Ricky Gervais’ monologue at the 77th annual Golden Globes made audiences uncomfortable. Upon watching it, I could tell that the audience members were uncomfortable with the jokes that Gervais was continuing to make. Personally, he made multiple fully jokes and and made me, and other viewers at home, laugh…. Overall it was a very entertaining monologue based on the fact that Gevais simply did not care what he said.” 

  The evening was filled with many different speeches– one of which was given byMichelle Williams, who spoke about women’s choice saying, “I’ve tried my very best to live a life of my own making, and not just a series of events that happened to me, but one that I could stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over—sometimes messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise, but one that I had carved with my own hand. And I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose: to choose when to have my children, and with whom.” 

  Awkwafina made history by being the only Asian-American woman to win Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role inThe Farwell

  Sanderson junior Ethan Page says, “The Golden Globes this year was a fascinating insight into possible Oscar wins. While some Oscar predictions were solidified, such as Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor, many more were major upsets; Best Animated Film, Best Director, and Best Picture among them. Ricky Gervais returned for an entertaining and energized performance as host. The achievement awards for Ellen and Tom Hanks were deserved. All around,” Page says, “a particularly entertaining Golden Globes.” Since the Golden Globes kicked of award show season, it will be interesting to see how they shape other awards shows like The Oscars.