Golden Globes: Blanchett Wins Best Actress, Diane Keaton, Woody Allen’s Whereabouts

The Golden Globes are over for another year. Here’s the awards from the Woody Allen perspective.

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Diane Keaton at the Golden Globes

Allen was given the highest honour by the Globes with the Cecil B DeMille Award. Despite speculation, Allen surprised no one by not attending. Diane Keaton accepted the award on his behalf, making a short speech paying tribute to his ability to write great women, and her 45 year strong friendship by singing the Girl Scout song ‘Make New Friends‘.

During her speech, the telecast cut to many actresses who appeared in Allen films including Julia Roberts (Everyone Says I Love You), Meryl Streep (Manhattan) and Diane Wiest (The Purple Rose Of Cairo, Hannah And Her Sisters, September, Radio Days, Bullets Over Broadway). The award was presented by Emma Stone, who stars in Allen’s upcoming Magic In The Moonlight, and also featured a montage of Allen’s films.

The montage ended with an Al Hirschfeld illustration of Allen which you can find here.

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Later in the night, Cate Blanchett won the award for Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She was the clear favourite and paid tribute to Allen in her speech.

Sally Hawkins, the other nominee from Blue Jasmine, lost out to Jennifer Lawrence for her performance in ‘American Hustle‘.

The only Allen alum to pick up an award was Leonardo DiCaprio (Celebrity), winning Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical for ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street‘.

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler had a crack at Allen’s expense in their opening segment. Referring to past Cecil B DeMille winner Martin Scorsese, they called it the award for ‘tiniest man with the biggest glasses‘.

Where was Woody Allen during all this? Turns out he was at the Carole King Beautiful musical in New York!

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  1. Proud of Woody Allen and Cate Blanchett! Diane Keaton did a nice job but I would have liked to see Woody Allen accept his award himself.

  2. Another justly deserved award for Woody. Now if he could just get the big Thalberg Award at the Oscars then Woody’s hardware collection would be complete. I wonder what Woody does with his awards now that his parents have passed. I like the final scene in Wild Man Blues when Woody and Soon Yi are over at his parents house and Woody shows his dad all the awards he collected on the tour. His dad even fired off a zinger saying the one award had “crazy” Woody written on it. And Ronan needs to put the kibosh on his unfounded Twitter jabs. I understand and sympathize with his pain, but he’s publicly pontificating on highly speculative events. Its time to let go. Ronan’s problem is he listens too much to his mother.

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