The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Recap

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The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Recap from flamboyant pre-parties hosted by celebrities such as Sean Penn (with G. Armani), Jason Binn (Du Jour magazine), and world-renowned designer Diane von Furstenberg added fuel to an already electric atmosphere as Hollywood celebrated on Sunday, Jan. 12th.



The Beverly Hilton (in Beverly Hills, CA) was the dynamic location where the 71st Annual Golden Globes were feted on Sunday night in front of a packed house in the entertainment capital of the world. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s engaging chemistry sparkled during one of Hollywood’s most significant award presentations, acknowledging top talent throughout the film and T.V. industry.

It never ceases to amaze me when I witness all the crazy fun that takes place during the Globes. This has been my 8th year attending the Globes and every year I wonder how it’s going to outdo itself. Aside from all the gayety while the awards are being presented, simultaneously in a variety of side rooms guests have access to fine wines and champaign from around the world, goodies galore and a ridiculous amount of snacks.

As usual, standing in the bathroom getting made up is always a treat: Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, all coming in to talk shop, sit and have a touch-up. Last year, Allison Janney was in the bathroom when they announced her name. This year’s bathroom buzz (well I can’t discuss it this time)… but it sure was fun. The Golden Globes always give actors and actresses a chance to show off their personalities, as well as their phenomenal work.

American Hustle was in the spotlight, voted best film (comedy or musical,) starring best actress Amy Adams, as well as best supporting actress Jennifer Lawrence; Matthew McConaughey stars in Dallas Buyers Club won for Best Actor (drama), while 12 Years A Slave took home the best drama trophy. Not to be overlooked were the Golden Globes awarded to a T.V. series, including Breaking Bad (AMC drama series) and Brooklyn Nine-nine (Fox comedy series).

Although this film and T.V. awards presentation seems like a very glamorous preliminary ceremony leading to the Oscars, it must be pointed out: the annual Golden Globes have raised over $15 million in the last 20 years, with proceeds directed to charities (associated with entertainment,) along with funding scholarships and other programs, building a brighter future for possible T.V. and movie superstars.

As if it wasn’t enough to have pre-parties and then the magnificent Golden Globes, afterward the major studios threw huge parties that had stars bouncing between the HBO party, InStyle party, NBC party, and the Weinstein party. All in all, it was a wild and extravagant evening.

A special thanks are extended to H.F.P.A.’s members around the globe who review over 300 films and interview more than 400 directors, writers, and actors; making this Hollywood production an extraordinary success.

Congratulations to H.F.P.A.’s President Theo Kingma, its officers, and board of directors for their exceptional work and never-ending devotion to furthering the cause of developing, nurturing, and awarding talent continuously portrayed in films and T.V. shows every year.

Good Show!!



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About Irene Michaels

Over the past 25 years I have taken on the roles of a producer, publisher, insider journalist and fundraiser. My artistic interests began early in my teens working as a model and a dancer throughout the U.S. I formed my first modeling agency before I was twenty. While modeling I secured a re-occurring role in the popular daytime TV series General Hospital. Read more...