2014 Golden Globes: Turn UP!

golden_globes_logo_2011The 2014 Golden Globes aired this Sunday, and it was the wacky telecast it was expected to be. Co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler brought the comedy. Everybody was drunk by the end of the night (some much earlier). White people awarded their friends. A good time was had by all.

Choice moments included the inexplicable presence of Diddy and Usher, Don Cheadle looking not so happy that Andy Samberg beat him out for lead actor in a Comedy Series, and Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie reading from a sheet of yellow paper when the teleprompter misloaded.

The clear scandal of the night, though, was Woody Allen being presented the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Though the presentation of the award looked normal enough (by Golden Globe standards), the Twittersphere was erupting. Up and coming MSNBC host Ronan Farrow (son of Woody Allen’s ex-wife Mia Farrow) slammed the director and the award show itself.


His mother wasn’t far behind.


Their comments have caused a bit of an online debate, with some arguing that he deserves the honor regardless of what lewd acts he has done. And honestly, that argument is not even anything new. Just think about the pedestal that some Hollywood types put Roman Polanski on. Obviously rape and molestation have nothing on artistic expression.

article-2538360-1A9B004B00000578-991_634x906Another big part of these award shows is the fashion displayed on the red carpet. Now, I am no fashion expert, so I won’t give a winners and losers in this area. However, one dress deserves special commentary. Paula Patton, married to the date rape crooner Robin Thicke, wore a dress that definitely turned heads. I couldn’t describe it any better than my wife did on twitter: “Paula Patton’s dress looks like paper towels but if they came to life and somehow morphed into that bill on Capitol Hill.”

If you missed the show and are interested in knowing all of the winners, you can see the full list here (SPOILER ALERT: A bunch of white people won, and 12 Years a Slave won Best Motion Picture Drama).

Did you watch the show? Did you enjoy it?

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Daren W. Jackson

Daren is one half of the Water Cooler Convos team. He's a writer, music connoisseur, and comic book geek who spends his free time working on his novel and other short stories.