Wow, were those just the gayest Globes ever or what? The Golden Globes could have easily renamed themselves the Gay Globes last night as out gay actors and projects with gay themes all took home tons of trophy. The Kids Are All Right, Glee and Black Swan all won big. Hell, even the song Cher sang in Burlesque won. Yeah, it was that gay.
The night started out with what is probably the simultaneously rudest and most refreshing bit of award show hosting in history by British comic Ricky Gervais. In less than three minutes with he savaged the quality of The Tourist, relevance of Cher, Sex and the City 2 photoshopping and closeted Scientologists. And then he pantomimed an obscene act between 84-year-old Hugh Hefner and his 24-year-old fiancée. In other words, don’t expect Ricky to be hosting the Golden Globes – or anything else – again anytime soon.
But who cares which multimillionaire movie stars got their feelings hurt. You want to know about the gay stuff. Well let’s get started, it was a busy night.
In one of the first awards of the night, Chris Colfer won for best supporting actor in a TV comedy for Glee. The win was his first and, might I add, richly deserved for a season that has highlighted the struggles and heart of Kurt Hummel. Colfer, who seemed genuinely shocked, started out his speech saying her dropped his heart “between Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore.” He called Glee creator Ryan Murphy his “fairy godfather.” And then, as if the young out star hadn’t endeared himself enough with the gays, he ended his gracious acceptance speech with:
“Most importantly, to all the amazing kids that watch our show and the kids that our show celebrates who are constantly told no by the people and environments, by bullies at school that they can’t be who they are or have what they want because of who they are. Well screw that, kids.”
I think “Screw that, kids” is my new personal life slogan.
Soon after Justin Bieber and True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld came out to present looking like the most adorable lesbian couple at gay prom. Seriously, they would have won drag king and queen easily.
The night’s good gay vibes kept rolling as Annette Bening won for best actress in a comedy. While some may puzzle at calling The Kids Are All Right a comedy, few can quibble with Bening’s win. She was magnificent in the picture. On stage she thanked fellow nominee and co-star Julianne Moore calling her “my partner” as well as out director Lisa Cholodenko.
“I am very proud to be part of his very special film about two women who are deeply in love and trying to keep their family together … It was a labor of love for us.”