By Amy Cooley
Top Five Fridays: bringing you the biggest stories in arts and entertainment for the week…or in this case, since Christmas. Here we go!
1. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards on Sunday, January 11th for their third and final time. With the combination of Hollywood’s two funniest women hosting and appearances by your favorite film and television actors who may or may not have had a little too much to drink, the Golden Globes were a blast and a great way to celebrate, as Fey said, all the television shows we love “as well as all the movies that North Korea was OK with.”
The North Korea jokes continued throughout the evening with appearances by Margaret Cho as a North Korean soldier, making for some slightly racist, slightly uncomfortable moments. But the audience laughed so I guess they did their job.
Their best joke, however, was directed at George Clooney. Fey addressed the incredible accomplishments of his new wife and human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin, ending with “So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.”
Big wins of the night were “Boyhood” for Best Motion Picture: Drama, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” for Best Motion Picture: Comedy or Musical, “The Affair” for Best TV Series: Drama, and “Transparent” for Best TV Series: Musical or Comedy.
2. On January 7th, stars of the TV comedy “Mom,” Anna Faris and Allison Janney, hosted the People’s Choice Awards. Even though the PCA’s aren’t as prestigious as the Golden Globes or the Oscars we the people may just love them more because they give us the chance to exercise our right to vote. God bless America.
A few winners out of the 57 categories were Maleficent for favorite movie, “The Big Bang Theory” for favorite TV show, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift for favorite male and female artists, and Ben Affleck for favorite humanitarian.
3. This Christmas we got to see “Into the Woods,” “Annie,” “Unbroken,” “Big Eyes,” “Selma,” “American Sniper,” “The Gambler,” but not “The Interview!” Well OK they did eventually release the movie, but with threats from North Korea who saw this film as an act of terror there were rumors that the movie would not be released. Instead, Sony Pictures made for a smaller release of the film. The Interview played in a select few theaters and is available to watch online, but you still have to pay unfortunately.
4. The lineup for the 2015 Governor’s Ball Music Festival in New York was recently announced. The festival will be from June 2nd through the 7th and will have some great artists from hip hop to indie. Artists include Drake, The Black Keys, DeadMau5, Lana Del Ray, Florence + The Machine, Ratatat, St. Vincent, Weird Al, Marina & The Diamonds, and so many more. June sounds like a long time away, but this popular festival tends to sell quickly so get tickets soon.
5. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds had a baby who will probably be the more beautiful with those genes than half of us could ever hope to be. The couple is very private so no photos have been released and they have yet to announce the name or gender.