Historically this is a second-tier award show (as evidenced by the fact that neither the Best Actress of Best Actor winners bothered to show to collect their trophies – though yay Brie and Leo!), but this year it was more entertaining than the Globes. This may have been because my expectations were lower, or because as much as some of host TJ Miller’s bits dragged on a bit too long, there were not questionably transphobic moments, and he even pointed out that Ricky Gervais had been so awkward that it made us feel bad for Mel Gibson, a feat I didn’t think possible. Also, Amy Schumer got drunk and rambled. So, it was a fun night.
And, much more importantly, Spotlight, won both Best Ensemble and Best Picture. And both times they seemed very unprepared for the moment, but hey there Brian D’Arcy James.
(Also, gotta love Helen Mirren’s little “Oh that’s us!” when they called Trumbo)
Sylvester Stallone is a class act:
As is Adam McKay:
So many of my favorite women won:
As I tweeted last night, they should really stop sitting her in the back of these ballrooms. Also, I’ve now completely caught up with her show it is amazing. And I love anyone who uses her platform to promote the American musical.
She’s so smart and cool and from Chicago and married to Tracy Letts and I just want to be her. Also, if I ever get married it may be in some version of that dress.
And Jacob Tremblay was more gracious and present that most of the adults that won:
Also good on Bradley James for the assist with the mic.
Also this happened:
Overall, a fun night, though I guess I need to watch Mad Max: Fury Road and Mr. Robot now.
It was a pretty tame night fashion wise, but there were some very pretty gowns:
Also her acceptance speech was pretty great: