The One Tweet That Defined The Golden Globes, Because Women Lost The Award Show In 2016
The Golden Globes seem fun for the actors and artists who attend, but their shenanigans are matched by those of us watching at home and live-tweeting the experience. The entire viewing audience gets to cuddle in a virtual living room together and try to make sense of everything together. So what tweet defined the 2016 Golden Globes?
First of all, this year's Golden Globes were difficult to define in the first place. There were more awkward moments than not. An absurd amount of the winners were unexpected or new to their categories. This has been an interesting year for both film and television. I honestly have no idea who or what is going to win an Oscar, or even be nominated at this point. Cringes, surprises, and all, it was an enjoyable evening of television watching the 2016 Golden Globes.
So, in order to sum up the awards, let's turn to who actually got to take them home. I can't say that I was 100 percent pleased with the results of the Golden Globes this year. We have got to talk about some of these winners, and the problem with this year's Golden Globes is pretty much summed up with this tweet:
Those numbers are even worse when you consider that the two awards for films about women won in the Best Actress categories — where there was no other option than to choose a female winner. But it's not all bad. I don't want to undermine all of the diversity positives that happened at the Golden Globes. This was a big night for Hispanic and Latino men, with wins for Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Oscar Isaac. There are actually a lot of good female characters in The Martian, if we're looking at it as a film overall. Mr. Robot, a television show whose star and creator are both of Egyptian descent, had a big night. Taraji P. Henson won for Empire and Jamie Foxx shut down Quentin Tarantino with a single word.
However, particularly in the film categories, it seems that diversity is lacking. The Revenant's domination, as the tweet points out, seems a little bit regressive. There were some excellent films about women this year, from Room to Carol and even Mad Max: Fury Road. It's great to be nominated, but the nomination means less when female content is still unable to rise above the competition.