Hello, Vixens!!! Happy February!!!
It’s awards season!!! Did I ever tell you how much I love awards shows??? I do. I love watching the stars arrive on the red carpet, seeing the gorgeous dresses and shoes, the different hairstyles and accessories-all of it (although I must admit it is very different without Joan Rivers…sigh). I like to see who presents with who, and if their jokes will be funny or fall flat. I even like listening to the speeches, especially when they are off the cuff and heartfelt, and sometimes I get teary eyed during the “In Memoriam” segment.
So, after forgetting all about the Golden Globe Awards a few weeks back (I know, right??? I am sooo off my game!!! But don’t worry, I caught the highlights on their site & YouTube LOL), I made sure I was front and center on Saturday night for the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards. My favorite part hands down was when the perfect pair of Tina Fey & Amy Poehler presented Carol Burnett with the Lifetime Achievement Award, followed very closely by when the adorable Steve Carrell escorted her to the stage. Look how classically beautiful the ladies looked:
Sources (l to r): Tina Fey & Amy Poehler: Getty. Carol Burnett: The Huffington Post.
Prints were very big on the red carpet this year, worn by Naomi Watts, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Rachel McAdams and Nicole Kidman, to name a few. But I am usually old school when it comes to gowns and prefer more of a monochromatic look. The women from “Mad Men“*** were three of my absolute favorites:
Sources (l to r): Christina Hendricks & January Jones: Getty. Jessica Pare: AP.
I really wanted “Mad Men” to win for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series for its unbelievably phenomenal final season but that honor went to Downton Abbey. But seeing Jon Hamm again with that post “Mad Men” beard had me sa-wooning!!!
Source: Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
The awards are also how I keep up with the movies and shows most worth watching since I have been out of the loop on both lately. It does not have anything to do with who wins but rather what I find interesting. As for films. I really want to see “Spotlight” with another “Mad Men alumni, John Slattery, “Room” and “The Danish Girl“. For series, I am dying to see “Transparent” with Best Actor In A Comedy winner Jeffrey Tambor whom I have LOVED since I saw him decades ago with Al Pacino in “And Justice For All“*** and in “Hill Street Blues“*** as a dress wearing judge. Wow, I guess his career has come full circle!!! But I want to binge watch it, along with “Orange Is The New Black“, “Downton Abbey” and “How to Get Away With Murder“.
Here are some other dresses I loved from the awards show. I adored the color of Viola Davis’ dress!!!
Source (l to r): Helen Mirren, Sofia Vergara & Viola Davis: Getty.
Source (l to r): Amanda Peet, Uzo Aduba and Sophie Turner: Getty.
I also think it is time for me to put this out there: I am a pioneer in binge watching. That’s right, before it was a thing, I was doing it. And I am pretty proud of it!!! It started a long time ago when I was a kid and was bored one Saturday morning watching cartoons (I loved the Peanuts and Fred Rogers. No cartoons could stand up to those two powerhouses for me). I turned the channel to PBS and three episodes of “Sesame Street” were on, followed by three episodes of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”. I was amazed!!! I thought I was controlling it too, because when the first episode was coming to an end, I wished another one would come on even though that had never happened before. But poof, my wish came true!!! It was fantastic!!!
Original source: PBS
Many years later, I started recording my soap opera (I still miss my friends from Bay City) to watch after school and/or work and when I could not watch a Monday episode one week, I decided to wait until Sunday to watch the whole week of them in a row. All that serial goodness in one sitting AND I was able to fast forward through the commercials!!! It was life altering!!! After that, unless it was a sweeps month and I could not bear to wait an entire week for an update, I binged them all the time. Same thing with my nightly shows if time and tape allowed. And the rest, as they say, is history. So all the newbies jumping on the binge-watching band wagon are just a tad late to the party as far as I am concerned!!! LOL
Original source: NBC
But the joke’s on me because I should have been the one to invent Hulu and the likes which helped introduce “binge watching” into the vernacular. Ugh, I’m a blockhead!!!
So, that was the highlight of my weekend. How was yours? Did any of you watch the SAG Awards? Are there any movies or series you want to see or would recommend?
Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy digging!!!
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