“The stars are bored,” wrote Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever in his review of last night’s Golden Globes award ceremony. “It’s their own fault,” Stuever continues, “really, and it’s mostly a good thing: They’re woke and on board with Hollywood’s attempts at a corrective course on diversity and equal rights, which is why Sunday night’s telecast of the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC lacked the boozy, loosey-goosey tension of its renowned past. But is that really such a sacrifice, in exchange for solidarity? This was a by-the-book but overlong awards show, gentle on the jokes and heavy on the adulation.”
He adds, “In the television categories, Golden Globes went to FX’s ‘The Americans’ (best drama, at long last); Netflix’s ‘The Kominsky Method’ (best comedy, a very Golden Globes-kind of choice); and FX’s ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ (best limited series).”
The Post also notes that “In the film categories, big winners of the evening included the surprise choice of the Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (for best drama); ‘Green Book’ (best musical or comedy); lead acting (drama) awards for Rami Malek (‘Bohemian Rhapsody’) and an utterly surprised Glenn Close (‘The Wife’); and [Netflix’s] ‘Roma’ which won best foreign language film and best director (Alfonso Cuarón).”
To read Stuever’s full review, please click here.