Golden Globes 2018
OLIVIA JOHNSTON / Staff Writer
75th Annual Golden Globes Awards aired on January 7. These award shows are very prestigious and many amazing people have won. This year there were a couple of really outstanding things that happened. Yet there were some huge mistakes.
During the show, so many men and women wore black outfits to show their support for victims of sexual assault. It was truly astonishing to see all these stars coming together to fight against sexual assault in the entertainment industry and beyond that. The fact that these people wanted to show their support in such a bold way is incredible.
One of the mistakes made during the show was in the best motion picture musical or comedy category, the nominees were Lady Bird, I, Tonya, The Disaster Artist, Get Out and The Greatest Showman. Most of those motion pictures seem to fit into that category, all except one, Get Out. That movie is neither a comedy nor a musical. Get Out is a movie about a couple who go to meet the girlfriend’s parents and throughout the trip he realizes and sees things that lead him to assume that the family is deeply disturbed. The movie is categorized as a mystery/thriller. Director, Jordan Peele, was quite upset that the Golden Globes called it a comedy.
Regarding the Best Television Series- Drama category the show that won, compared the the other shows that were nominees, caused uproar within the fan base of many shows such as, Game of Thrones and Stranger Things. The show that won the award for that category was The Handmaid’s Tale. Many people upset by this choice because shows like Stranger Things and Game of Thrones have higher ratings. Stranger Things has a 9/10 rating according to Rotten Tomatoes, Game of Thrones has a 9.5/10 whereas The Handmaid’s Tale has a 8.6/10. The winner of this category was disappointing for many.
The 2018 Golden Globes had some really strong aspects to it. There were also some poorly thought out and underdeveloped aspects to it. All in all, the categories should have been worked on and thought through more. The best moment of the night was when all the men and women came together to show their support for victims of sexual assault by wearing black outfits.by