Casey Affleck, as expected just won Best Actor Drama, from the Golden Globes tonight, for “Manchester by the Sea”. So happy. So richly deserved. He gave a nice speech and thanked filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan. “This film is all him. I love you, man.” Thanked his wife and children. Perfectly acceptable speech on the road to the Oscars. “Michelle Williams, you’re just perfect.”
Then Upset of Upsets Isabelle Huppert wins Best Actress for “Elle”!!! She was REALLY shocked!
Then “Moonlight” wins Best Picture in another Upset! It didn’t win anything else all night. And there it is an all African-American cast winning Best Picture Drama. This year it’s definitely NOT #Oscarssowhite any more! And it’s a totally gay film! I can’t believe it! I never thought I’d ever live to see this.
What does this all mean? All these surprises!
Well, this means that Isabelle Huppert will probably definitely get an Oscar nomination. I doubt she’ll win up against Emma Stone. And this is really bad for Natalie Portman for “Jackie.” She was supposed to win this. She needed to win this. But the Hollywood FOREIGN Press does sometimes loves its’ own, in this case, the French language film “Elle” and French icon Isabelle Huppert.
This also seals Emma Stone’s Best Actress Oscar. Her speech was lovely, but she better get a better dress. Casey was touching and he thanked everyone he could in the little time he had, but I don’t think he thanked his big brother, Ben. But he did take time to thank Matt Damon, one of the producer, who stepped away from this role of lonely, alcoholic janitor Lee, and told them to use Casey. And it turns out to be the role that is making Casey’s career. But he did profusely thank him. He said it in an understated, comic way that made the audience laugh. Casey shook his head over and over like he couldn’t believe it. And also he gave an extended thanks go Denzel Washington, who was his main competition.
This evening clarifies Best Actress which will be Emma Stone, Best Actor which will be Casey Affleck, and Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress. If she stays in that category….. The Academy puts actors where they FEEL like putting them. In lead, if they feel they don’t belong in Supporting. Remember Kate Winslet?
“La La Land”s 7 awards sweep will probably mean it will do the same at the Oscars, I’m betting. I really don’t see the homophobic Academy giving an All Gay All the Way film, “Moonlight” Best Picture. They probably feel it’s throwing its’ main award away if it doesn’t give it to something heterosexual.
But this is Casey’s Big Night, and Emma’s, and of course, Meryl Streep’s and Viola Davis’s.
Denzel looked REALLY depressed when they cut to him during Casey Affleck’s speech. He already has two Oscars.
What a night! But who’s going to win Best Supporting Actor? I doubt the Academy is going to honor Aaron Taylor-Johnson for “Nocturnal Animals.”
I do think this is one of the best Golden Globes ever, and Fallon wisely got out of the way, and just let it happen.
#Manchester by the Sea
#Best Actor Drama
# Isabelle Huppert
# Kenneth Lonergan