Golden Globes covered in black thanks to new movement
January 16, 2018 3:00 AM
by Monti Rock III
The Golden Globes were doused in black – even the red carpet was like a walkway strewn with black ashes. It was a somber event, taking up the cause of many in the industry who purportedly were sexually harassed. I say “purportedly” because no court of law has ruled on what did or did not occur.
However, the dresses and gowns were simply sensational creations done artistically and in the vogue but I think the awards were indeed blackened by the fires that flew and the sparks that ignited the protest. Did they really happen as told or were some exaggerated to make publicity? Remember, getting your name out there can be hazardous, but when big name stars join in the “me too” it becomes quite a disastrous effect on all.
The winners were along the lines of predictions. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” took home best picture and its star, Frances McDormand (what a fine actress) the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama. Too bad they couldn’t have two awards because I thought Sally Hawkins in “The Shape of Water” was phenomenal.
The best musical or comedy award went to “Lady Bird” (which this columnist was not all that thrilled about) and the star, Saoirse Ronan, took best actress for musical or comedy.
“Coco” won for best animated and best foreign film went to “In The Fade.”
Gary Oldman, my favorite and choice, brought it home for his Winston Churchill portrayal in “Darkest Hour.” James Franco took best actor, musical or comedy, for “The Disaster Artist,” and best supporting actor went to Sam Rockwell in “Three Billboards” My choice was actually Christopher Plummer in “All The Money In The World.”
Oprah Winfrey’s incredible speech had the entire audience aroused. What a marvelous speaker she is, a great lady, too, and she deserved the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.
Here in Las Vegas we have our local repertoire, which includes comedian Dave Coulier (Jan. 19) at Sunset Station and My Favorite Murder (Jan. 20) at Red Rock Resort in which comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark discuss their passion for all things murder; definitely not a show for the faint of heart. Red Rock also has singer Richard Cheese at the Rocks Lounge on Jan. 26.
Dennis Wise graces the stage at the Santa Fe on Jan. 27 with his tribute to Elvis. Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters will be at Sunset Station on Feb. 17. Country recording artist Neal McCoy comes to Boulder Station March 3. But before that Tommy Castro (Jan. 18), Nick Schnebelen (Feb. 1) and Tinsley Ellis (Feb. 15) will be at the Railhead at Boulder Station. That’s enough great blues to keep the fans of this long time genre of music happy!
John Fogerty will perform Creedence Clearwater Revival hits at Wynn Las Vegas Jan. 17, 19 and 20. DJ Tiesto has returned to MGM Grand’s Hakkasan Nightclub and will be there through 2020! And “Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show” (Zozo wants to go) paws its way through performances every Saturday and Sunday this month at the Springs Preserve.
Celine continues her residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. How I adore and idolize that diva! She will be wowing audiences this month on Jan. 16, 17, 19 and 20 and again March 27-April 18 and May 22-June 9. See Celine – it is a one wonderful experience!
Cocktail Cabaret with renowned concert pianist Philip Fortenberry has taken over Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace for a 5 p.m. show Wednesdays through Saturdays. Great cabaret! The Barge is the place!
Finally, Liza as in Minnelli is joining her great friend the very talented singer and pianist Michael Feinstein on March 30 at The Smith Center. This is one show I will not miss!
Hope your week was great and crazy fun!
Monti Rock III and Zozo the wonder dog!