No Diversity and No Surprises at the Golden Globes

Published by Clay Cane on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 12:30 am.

No shockers last night at the 68th Annual Golden Globes.  Several wins for Glee, Natalie Portman for best actress in Black Swan and tons of bad fashion. As we already know, there is no diversity this year at the award shows so not one person of color won — I guess Precious was a once in a decade event!  Thank God for the NAACP Image Awards

Notable wins include the legendary songwriter Diane Warren for best song for Cher’s “You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me” from Burlesque, Robert DeNiro receiving the Cecil B. Demille Award, and the most moving speech of the night came from Chris Colfer for best supporting actor for Glee.

The openly gay Colfer said, “All the amazing kids that watch our show and who are constantly told no by…bullies at school and told they can’t have what they want because of who they are. Well screw that!” Considering bullying has been headline news of late, Colfer’s words are highly relevant and important.

The at times drab night was somewhat picked up by Ricky Gervais, who took some stabs at the Hollywood elite like Angelina Jolie (commentating on how The Tourist bombed), John Travolta (those gay rumors), Hugh Hefner (marrying a 24-year-old), Robert Downey, Jr. (drug problems) and of course Mel Gibson.

Other folks in attendance were LL Cool J, Diddy, Lee Daniels, Alicia Keys, Golden Globe nominee Idris Elba (who lost to Al Pacino) and Halle Berry.

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