As I do every year, I had to look up again who the Hollywood Foreign Press voters are, and basically, it’s journalists who report on the entertainment industry inside the United States for people outside of the United States. Knowing that sort of puts a lot of last night’s winners in perspective, doesn’t it? This is how journalists want the rest of the world to see us: As a country so obsessed with excess that we’re willing to look beyond the deeply problematic history of a director because of those great power anthems, and a country that believes white people can solve our troubling race problems without involving black people.
We are very simple people, aren’t we? Give us a big, heartwarming feel-good ending, and the land of Trump will ignore everything else.
There were a few bright spots (the lifetime achievement awards, Glenn Close and Oliva Colman’s wins, Christian Bale’s speech), but for the most part, last night’s Golden Globes were a sh*tshow, even more than usual. Anyway, here were some of the better Twitter reactions to the last night’s ceremony.
On the very bad monologue (with a very lovely coda from Sandra Oh):
Macauley Culkin on his brother’s appearance at the Golden Globes:
Oh shit! My brother is at the Golden Globes?! That is so cool! #GoldenGlobes— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 6, 2019
Oh my god, there he is! Hi, bro! pic.twitter.com/1Y3iG18bIz— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019
HOLY SHIT KIERAN IS NOMINATED???— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019
WHAT IS SUCCESSION?!
Man, I should really answer his calls more often. Thanksgiving is going to be really awkward this year. #GoldenGlobes
This show is rigged!!! I was totally pulling for Winkler. #GoldenGlobes— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019
(No one tell Keiran he didn't win)
On the reaction to Bohemian Rhapsody winning for Best Picture:
Look, if BLACKkKLANSMAN, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, A STAR IS BORN or BLACK PANTHER really wanted to win they too could have ended with sequences tediously recreating every damn note of Queen's Live Aid performance.— Keith Phipps (@kphipps3000) January 7, 2019
Waking up to news that a rapist paedophile had a great night in Hollywood yesterday! I have had enough articles about him spiked by legal departments to know that it's a knotty business to get the truth out there and bring him down, but celebrating him is truly repellent.— Caspar Salmon (@CasparSalmon) January 7, 2019
………are you aware of who directed this film whose crew you are congratulating? https://t.co/O0CzBeoTL8— Daniel D'Addario (@DPD_) January 7, 2019
On the other hand, LEAVE ELSIE FISHER ALONE. GOD. What is wrong with you people? She’s 15, for God’s sake.
IM SO HAPPY RAMI MALEK AND BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY WON GOLDEN GLOBES IM THRILLED TONIGHT IS THE BEST NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Elsie Fisher (@ElsieKFisher) January 7, 2019
Why is everyone being so mean about this? I’m genuinely sorry if I did something wrong :(— Elsie Fisher (@ElsieKFisher) January 7, 2019
On Jeff Bridges phenomenal, rambling, nonsense, amazing speech:
“Class, what are some of the highest bridges in the U.S.?” pic.twitter.com/25ZFQw8liJ— 2019's Matt Fowler (@TheMattFowler) January 7, 2019
I'm realizing, as I watch this, that Jeff Bridges maybe wasn't really *acting* in Big Lebowski?— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 7, 2019
Jeff Bridges thanking his fucking stand in like a goddamn professional— rhea butcher (@RheaButcher) January 7, 2019
Out with the old, in with the Idris?
Just noticed Ted Sarandos in the background, clearly trying to figure out how to turn this into a Netflix original series. https://t.co/1F1xVuFScZ— Chris Hewitt (@ChrisHewitt) January 7, 2019
On Glenn Close’s reaction to her win:
There can be 100 dalmatians in a room… pic.twitter.com/noSQvkvmrt— Samantha Highfill (@samhighfill) January 7, 2019
Seriously, if you watch nothing else from the GG’s, watch her speech:
This is so lovely and awkward:
It’s really hard to say which was worse: The Green Book wins or the Bohemian Rhapsody wins.
"Green Book is the best movie of the year" sounds like the kind of thing Sarah Huckabee Sanders would say at a press briefing.— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) January 7, 2019
great optics for Green Book, a film about race relations in America pic.twitter.com/pJT1um3gy2— Kathryn VanArendonk (@kvanaren) January 7, 2019
“driving ms daisy” crawled so “crash” could walk so “the blindside” could run so “three billboards” could fly so “green book” could teleport to my house and double back handspring on my neck and make sure at least one of those white savior movies comes out a year and ruin my life— Ayo Edebiri (@ayoedebiri) January 7, 2019
My mom loved Green Book and wants to see Bohemian Rhapsody. She's white, 60, and thinks Brett Kavanaugh is innocent.— Mike Redmond (@theredmond) January 7, 2019
This has been my #GoldenGlobes commentary for 2019. Thank you for your time.
the winner is green book pic.twitter.com/C91pIKa2Lk— Jackson McHenry (@McHenryJD) January 7, 2019
GREEN BOOK (2018) pic.twitter.com/QEwCpmzzKP— itsonlyzach (@itsonlyzach) January 4, 2019
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