74th Golden Globes


Monday January 9, 2017

As a woman who loves glitz and glamour, mixed with tasteful sophistication, the 74th Golden Globes did not disappoint. The theme of the night - shear, shimmer and sparkle with many ladies showing their "globes". The fashions were absolutely gorgeous - too many favorites to name. Most of the awards went to a movie I have yet to see - La la Land in a la la landslide. As always there were films and TV series that I don't watch but for the most part I was familiar with the performers and their 2016 projects. Congratulations to all.

Now let's get to the highlight of the evening - actress Meryl Streep in her acceptance speech. Meryl, you may recall, was a passionate supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign. Last night Meryl used her platform (where she was being honored for her lifetime achievement as a film actress) both to defend Hollywood against charges of elitism and to call for people in the performing arts to remain resilient and proactive in the face of intolerance. She took dead aim at Trump's controversial rhetoric and behavior without ever mentioning him by name. This is not the Hollywood of days gone by. Today performers, writers, producers, often are politically active, social media allowing people to make a hard and fast statement. Most people I know, who voted for Trump, did so because they simply couldn't support Hillary.





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