The 2012 Golden Globes and Gay Degrees of Separation

 
 

Best TV comedy once again went to the totally gay Modern Family — the only network show to win an award. Sofia Vergara took over the acceptance microphone, thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press in Spanish as director Steven Levitan translated. Vergara was slightly tipsy, so chances are the translation wasn’t word for word.

Meryl Streep was completely stunned to win best actress in a motion picture for Iron Lady. So stunned that she forgot to take her glasses on stage and had to thank people from memory. That did not prevent her from being passionate about the other women in the category — as well as the incredible performances in the film Pariah. This was a great year for leading women in the movies.

I know Streep’s win was not universally cheered by critics, but her performance was remarkable — she became Margaret Thatcher. The film itself was not among the best of the year, but that doesn’t take anything away from the acting. I may change my mind when Albert Nobbs comes to my neck of the woods, but I’m quite happy with Streep’s award for the moment.

In perhaps the biggest surprise of the night, The Descendants took best motion picture drama. George Clooney also took best actor in a motion picture drama.

As usual, the best part of the night was following the #showustheglobes tweets (facilitated by @chubbyjones). Here’s a sample.

So what did you think of this year’s Golden Globes? Do you have any other Gay Connections to add? What did you love — and hate about what won? Tell us everything.

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