Pinoys grace the historic 77TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS


Wednesday January 1, 2020


PHOTOS BY STHANLEE B. MIRADOR, GERRY VILLAROMAN,
RUBEN V. NEPALES AND FILBERT DIEGO KUNG and HFPA

On and Off the Red Carpet
By: Janet Susan R. Nepales

 

There were a lot of special moments at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards held recently at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

First, there were the emotional speeches of Tom Hanks, who was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, when he talked of his wife and his family and Kate McKinnon who presented the Carol Burnett Award to Ellen DeGeneres.

Then there was the powerful and empowering acceptance speech of preggy Michelle Williams who won Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series for her performance in “Fosse/Verdon” about women’s rights and “Parasite” director-screenwriter Bong Joon-ho, who after bagging the Best Foreign Language Film award, spoke of “getting over the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles.” His critically-acclaimed film, “Parasite,” also became Korea’s first film to win a Golden Globe in that category.

Awkwafina, the 31-year-old rapper-turned-actress, made history as well when she became the first Asian to bag the Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role – Musical or Comedy for her performance in Lulu Wang’s film, “The Farewell.”

Ramy Youssef, the 28-year-old American-Egyptian, also broke barriers as the first actor of Egyptian descent to win the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for his performance in the Hulu comedy series, “Ramy,” which he wrote-created-produced-acted.

Raymund Ribay Gutierrez, the director of the Philippines’ entry to the Oscars, Verdict,” was chosen to participate in the HFPA-sponsored second annual Residency Program in partnership with Film Independent. Together with five other directors from various countries, Gutierrez will participate in a three-week program geared at emerging and mid-career filmmakers, created and sponsored by the HFPA as part of its commitment to support emerging film talent from around the world.

Gracing the event this year, which was hosted by Ricky Gervais again for the fifth year, were internationally known fashion designer Michael Cinco, San Diego-based fashion designer Kenneth Barlis, former Balenciaga model-actress-beauty queen Bessie Badilla, beauty queen turned Emmy winning producer Lisa Manibog Lew Brennan, iSkin Spa Beverly Hills owners Richard and Imee Maghanoy and international model Marcelo Olguin.

Backstage, we were able to interview both Burnett and DeGeneres together. It was a rare precious moment for us and for the online viewers as they revealed their admiration for each other.

On the red carpet scene, Michael Cinco dressed up “Orange is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox in a billowy orange gown for her Warner Bros./InStyle after-party appearance while Alexis “Bong” Monsanto dressed up Olympian legend gold medalist Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee in a pink ruffled number. Oliver Tolentino, on the other hand, dressed up former Miss Universe Margaret Gardiner in a black sequined gown for her Golden Globe appearance.

Singapore-based Pinoys Michael “Mike” Tuquib and friend Julianne Lozada were also the lucky recipients of bleacher tickets at the Golden Globes this year.

The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards also became historic and memorable when it featured its first ever plant-based menu and used glass water bottles instead of plastic ones in the awards show.

As part of its sustainability efforts, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) served its first ever plant-based menu, making it the first major awards show to go all-vegan.

The HFPA is also planning to reuse the new red carpet this year at other events and to reduce waste by using glass water bottles instead of plastic. “We don’t think we’ll change the world with one meal, but we decided to take steps to bring awareness. The food we eat, the way it is processed and grown and disposed of, all of that contributes to the climate crisis,” said HFPA President Lorenzo Soria.

We can’t wait for next year’s 78th celebration!

JANET NEPALES

MODEL-ACTRESS BESSIE BADILLA

TOM HANKS, CECILE B. DeMILLE AWARDEE

MICHELLE WILLIAMS, BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION FOR “FOSSE/VERDON”

MICHELLE WILLIAMS, BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION FOR “FOSSE/VERDON”

IMEE AND RICHARD MAGHANOY OF ISKIN

FIL-AM FROM SINGAPORE MICHAEL TUQUIB AND FRIEND JULIANNA LOZADA. MICHAEL WON BLEACHER SEATS AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES

AWKWAFINA, MODEL MARCELO OLGUIN WITH MICHAEL CINCO

QUENTIN TARANTINO, BEST SCREENPLAY FOR “ONCE UPON A TIME IN … HOLLYWOOD”i

FORMER MISS UNIVERSE MARGARET GARDINER WITH HUSBAND, JANET AND RUBEN NEPALES AND IMEE MAGHANOY AT THE INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM OF THE GOLDEN GLOBES

RENEE ZELLWEGER, BEST ACTRESS-DRAMA FOR “JUDY”

BRAD PITT, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR-DRAMA FOR “ONCE UPON A TIME IN … HOLLYWOOD”

TARON EGERTON OF “ROCKETMAN”, BEST ACTOR-MUSICAL OR COMEDY

JOAQUIN PHOENIX, BEST ACTOR-DRAMA FOR “JOKER”



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