I am not prone to watching Awards shows and the Golden Globes with all its glitz and glam is not something that usually inspires me. Considering the films and shows that were nominated, the political innuendo regarding the nomination or lack thereof (for the other awards show coming up) of a certain film and the change in attitude of the entire affair I would have to say the time was well spent watching the whole thing.
We did and it was a first for me.
(full disclosure: I did watch the opening to last year’s show just to hear Ricky Gervais burn the industry and its stars)
What I did noticed was the love of the art, the genuine gratitude of the winners and the eloquence of the acceptance speeches. Is that first-timers naiveté? There were some moments that actually made my wife and I well up. Funny, but true.
The folks in Hollywood are real people with real feelings too!?!
Ben Affleck’s speech said it all. He seemed just like a kid again. It really is inspiring to see a guy so excited about his work and so honoured to receive recognition for his efforts.
We all know a life in Hollywood comes with the public’s fascination of an actor’s every move and can be cruel and unforgiving when something appears out of the norm. Public life is a touchy subject in any forum. Do the public and media have a right to pry into the deeply personal issues that we all deal with as people? Many a debate has been waged on the subject of rights and privacy and these Awards shows don’t help with the pervasiveness of the public’s obsession with knowing everything there is to know about Hollywood.
Does that insatiable hunger mean Hollywood has an obligation to divulge everything about itself?
That brings us to today’s quote.
What can we say about Jodie Foster? Her acceptance of the Cecil B DeMille award was something that I personally think is well deserved. She appears in front of us as an intelligent and independent woman; an incredible actress who has over the span of her career done some amazing things both as an actor and as a director. Her speech was well crafted and her sense of humour, self-respect and respect for her industry cannot be outdone by her professionalism.
Jodie Foster, above all else, shows us that the path we choose in life is ours.
If that doesn’t make you think then maybe this will.
“I never wanted to believe that my Dad was stealing from his job as a road worker. But when I got home, all the signs were there.”
Have a great Monday and an awesome week.
If you want to read last week’s quote simply click here.