The Golden Globes aired last night, and there were plenty of juicy, poignant and altogether unexpected moments to go around. From Meryl Streep’s shout-out to Natalie Portman’s roots to Carrie Fisher tributes, we’re breaking down all of the night’s best Jewish moments.
The ceremony paid an unprecedented homage to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
The Golden Globes doesn’t usually have an “In Memoriam” segment, but an exception was made this time around.
“This past year, we lost so many legends and icons, but a few weeks ago, we lost a mother and a daughter within just a couple of days, and it was a terrible loss that we all felt,” host Jimmy Fallon said before a tribute segment for the two actresses was screened.
carrie fisher and debbie reynolds #GoldenGlobes tribute pic.twitter.com/7tNQrxx4K5— stardust (@tolkienianjedi) January 9, 2017
Stars also mourned the loss of the mother-daughter duo.
When Meryl Streep accepted her Cecil B. DeMille Award, she said her good friend Princess Leia once told her, “Take your broken heart and make it into art.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus took on DJ responsibilities.
Rock that DJ booth, @OfficialJLD. pic.twitter.com/ToUAL3nMfE— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 9, 2017
Andrew Garfield got some unexpected side action.
After Ryan Reynolds lost out to Ryan Gosling for best actor in a motion picture musical or comedy, he took it like a champ — promptly laying a big kiss on Garfield’s lips.
spideypool (2017) pic.twitter.com/OCnaPpOCvs— ㅤh (@mcurogers) January 9, 2017
Amy Schumer hung out with her “friends.”
The comedian snapped this picture of herself “hanging” out with couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.
And Reynolds returned the favor.
Evan Rachel Wood rocked a tuxedo for all the right reasons.
“I’ve been to the Globes six times. I’ve worn a dress every time. And I love dresses, I’m not trying to protest dresses,” Wood said. “But, I want to make sure that young girls and women know they aren’t a requirement and that you don’t have to wear one if you don’t want to. To just be yourself because your worth is more than that.”
Aly Raisman made it official with NFL player Colton Underwood.
Remember back in the day when Underwood said in an interview that he would love to date gymnastics superstar Aly Raisman? Well, looks like he got his wish. The two made a red carpet appearance together as a couple.
Streep’s shout-out to Natalie Portman’s Israeli roots.
During a poignant speech about the president-elect, Streep pointed out that Hollywood is “crawling with outsiders and foreigners.”
“Who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places,” she said. “Sarah Jessica Parker was one of seven or eight kids in Ohio. Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy. And Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem.”
The actress went on to to explain that if we kicked out everyone in the industry who is foreign, audiences would have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts.
Winona Ryder’s career was in a tailspin for a decade or so, as she endured charges of shoplifting and dealt with depression, anxiety and a substance dependency. But the Jewish leading lady could see confirmation of a comeback this Sunday when the Golden Globes are awarded.
At the ceremony, she’s up for the Best Actress award after her leading role in the Netflix drama “Stranger Things,” in which she plays a mother investigating her son’s disappearance. It’s the first time she’s been in the running for a serious award since the ’90s, when she garnered a Golden Globe for her performance in “The Age of Innocence,” as well as another Golden Globe nomination and an Academy Award nomination.
Ryder came to prominence first in the late ‘80’s, when she starred in the classic Tim Burton dark comedy “Beetlejuice.” Other marquee credits included “Girl Interrupted,” “Mermaids” and “Dracula.”
Her career went into a tailspin when she was caught in 2001 shoplifting thousands of dollars worth of designer clothing, which eventually led her to be convicted on charges of theft and sentenced to probation.
She began to re-emerge in the late aughts, nabbing a supporting role in “Black Swan” as an aging ballerina. She also cameoed in “Star Trek.” But it’s her part in “Stranger Things,” a comedy-horror reminiscent of Beetlejuice that has really brought her the spotlight. And soon enough, we’ll know how bright it shines.
We have a lot of questions about the 2017 Golden Globes, presented this coming Sunday. Will Natalie Portman win Best Actress in a Drama for her performance in “Jackie?” How will the ceremony honor stars lost this past year, from Gene Wilder to Carrie Fisher? And perhaps most excitingly, will Hailee Steinfeld win Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her performance in “The Edge of Seventeen,” cementing her transition from astonishing newcomer — her debut performance in 2010’s “True Grit,” filmed when she was 13, earned her widespread accolades — to bona fide Hollywood star?
Whether or not Steinfeld snags a statuette, she’s certainly a force to watch. Here are 6 essential facts about the 20-year-old Jewish actress, singer, and model.
1) She earned an Oscar nomination for her first big-screen role
Steinfeld was nominated for a host of awards for her role in “True Grit,” including, most prominently, an Academy Award. Steinfeld didn’t win for Best Supporting Actress — the award went to Melissa Leo for “The Fighter” — but the nod helped her skyrocket to fame.
2) Her singing career took off after she appeared in “Pitch Perfect 2”
“Pitch Perfect” introduced us to the clarion pipes of Anna Kendrick; “Pitch Perfect 2” gave us Steinfeld. After auditioning for the Barden Bellas, the fictional a capella group at the movie’s heart, Steinfeld’s character Emily Junk was a valuable songwriter for the group as well as a singer: her song “Flashlight” clinched the group a world championship.
After the film was released, Steinfeld found herself seated next to Charlie Walk of Republic Records — a label that had worked on the original “Pitch Perfect” — at an event in New York City. Knowing the connection, she explained to Pop Justice, she struck up a conversation. Walk pulled out headphones to listen to some of her original songs, and the rest is history.
3) Her fans have a sleek nickname for her
It’s not quite as iconic as “T-Swift” or “Queen Bey” — yet, at least — but Steinfeld’s fans have taken to calling her “Haiz.” In a touching gesture, she used the moniker as the title for her debut EP in 2015.
4) She’s part of Taylor Swift’s squad
Steinfeld has true T-Swift credentials: she appeared in Swift’s 2014 video “Bad Blood” in triplicate, appearing briefly as three futuristic-looking fighting badasses — and also, maybe, lab technicians? Watch the video for yourself and decide.
5) Her ideal Saturday night probably looks a lot like yours
For those who believe stardom to be a state of constant glamour, Steinfeld’s tastes might be a bit of a come-down, but we can’t fault her for them: in a July interview for iHeart Radio, she declared a love for Shake Shack cheeseburgers, sweatpants, and “The Big Lebowski.” Looks like we know how she’ll be preparing for her big night this weekend!
6) Her song “Starving” is one of iTunes’ most popular
While “Starving” is currently 13th of iTunes 100 most-downloaded songs, at the end of 2016 it rose as high as 7th.
#7!!!!!!! #StarvingToNumberOnehttps://t.co/gL8D6QGBHo pic.twitter.com/kDdHpGPBEG— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) December 23, 2016
(JTA) — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the coveted Golden Globes on Monday. Here are the nominees with Jewish ancestry who are up for consideration for this year’s awards, which will be presented on NBC on January 8, 2017.
Best actress — drama film
Natalie Portman is being considered for a best actress award for her portrayal of iconic First Lady Jackie Kennedy in “Jackie.”
French actress Isabelle Huppert was nominated for an award for “Elle,” in which she plays a woman who is determined to track down her rapist.
Best actress — musical or comedy film
Hailee Steinfeld won wide acclaim for her performance as a high school outcast in the coming-of-age film “The Edge of Seventeen.”
Best actor — musical or comedy film
Jonah Hill‘s performance in “War Dogs,” in which he plays one of two men who won a $300 million Pentagon contract to supply arms to American allies in Afghanistan, earned him consideration for a best actor award.
Best supporting actor — film
“Big Bang Theory” actor Simon Helberg plays the nervous but endearing piano accompanist to an untalented singer in the biographical comedy-drama “Florence Foster Jenkins.”
In the drama-thriller “Nocturnal Animals,” English actor Aaron-Taylor Johnson portrays the leader of a vicious gang of fictional criminals in a book with which the main character becomes consumed.
Best actress — TV drama series
Evan Rachel Wood plays a human-like robot in a western-themed amusement park in HBO’s hit sci-fi thriller series “Westworld.”
Winona Ryder‘s performance as the mother of a missing young boy in “Stranger Things” earned her a best actress nomination.
Best actor — TV drama series
In the crime-drama series “Ray Donovan,” Liev Schreiber portrays the titular character, a fixer at a powerful Los Angeles law firm.
Best actress — TV comedy or musical series
In “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Rachel Bloom plays a Jewish New York lawyer who relocates to California in an obsessive attempt to win the heart of a former boyfriend.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘ portrayal of petty yet hilarious vice president (and later president) Selina Meyer in “Veep” earned her a nod for the Golden Globes.
In the comedy series “Divorce,” Sarah Jessica Parker plays one half of a couple going through a drawn-out separation.
Best actor — TV comedy or musical series
Jeffrey Tambor was nominated for an award for his role as the transgender matriarch of a Jewish California family in “Transparent.”
Nominations rolled in Monday morning for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, and there’s plenty for us to get excited about.
From “Transparent” to Natalie Portman, we rounded up all of the Jew-iest shows and Jewish actors to get a nod this year.
The award show, hosted by comedian Jimmy Fallon, will air live Sunday, January 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. PST and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST.
Jonah Hill, “War Dogs”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Hailee Steinfeld, “Edge of Seventeen”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Winona Ryder, “Stranger Things”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Tracee Ellis-Ross, “Black-ish”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
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