We’re almost there, everyone! Golden Globe Awards is coming up on January 10, 2016 at 8pm EST and will be aired LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC! And, yes, we have some high stakes this year! Wolf Hall has received 3 Golden Globe nominations — Best TV Mini Series or Movie, Best Actor in a Mini Series or TV Movie (Mark Rylance), and Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini Series or TV Movie (Damian Lewis)!
Golden Globe Awards, given by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), recognize excellence in film and television. Damian has got a nod in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television category. Damian’s fellow nominees are Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Ben Mendelsohn (Blood Line), Tobias Menzies (Outlander) and Christian Slater (Mr. Robot).
So stakes are high and I imagine we will have some adrenaline rush as we root for our favorite actor to take home the Golden Globe! And, of course, before the awards ceremony, we will enjoy the glamorous red carpet! What will our glorious couple be wearing this year?
I told you in my first ever post about how I first met Damian Lewis. I was in my living room. He was on TV. I was watching the Primetime Emmy Awards and rooting for Jon Hamm (Don Draper, anyone?) to win the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series… and Damian Lewis won the Emmy. Then I paid attention 🙂 A few months later, and having finished the first Season of Homeland, I had already forgotten about Don Draper and was already rooting for Nicholas Brody, sorry, Damian Lewis, to win the Best Actor in TV Drama award at the Golden Globes. And, he did… He did it beating some very strong competition, too — Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, Boardwalk Empire’s Steve Buscemi, The Newsroom’s Jeff Daniels and Mad Men’s John Hamm.
Now, now… Let’s do our Throwback in style…
The Red Carpet
Oh God, I feel like one of those tacky women asking “And, what are you wearing tonight?”
Here is Damian Lewis, ladies and gentlemen, with his wife Helen McCrory at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.
Damian is wearing a tailored Burberry suit. According to Cheap-neckties.com: “Slim-fitting and perfectly tailored, Lewis’ outfit was one of the smartest looks at the awards. With sleek black shoes, a stark white dress shirt, matching pocket square and a fashionably large butterfly bow tie, Lewis simply couldn’t have looked better or more tailored in his picture perfect Burberry ensemble.”
The Big Moment
I loved his acceptance speech, in particular the part in which he said “I’d like to dedicate this to my mum, who I know is up there tonight, looking down on me, bursting with pride, and telling everyone up there around her how well her son is doing… in acting.”
I am sure she does.
The touching story is Damian had to wait 10 years to dedicate his Golden Globe to his mom. From an interview with Men’s Journal: “Lewis’ portrayal of Winters (Band of Brothers) scored him a Golden Globe nomination, but he inexplicably lost to James Franco playing James Dean. The entire experience was simultaneously breathtaking and heartbreaking – Lewis’ mother was killed in a car accident in India while ‘Band of Brothers’ was in post-production. “She was a real tiger mum in some ways; I wanted to dedicate the Golden Globe to her,” says Lewis, who took home both a Globe and an Emmy for the Brody role. “I just had to wait 10 years.”
But he did it, and, as usual, in style, too…
We already know Damian has the moves, don’t we? It’s sweet seeing Nick and Chris celebrating the award together 🙂
…as well as seeing Damian and Helen having a little moment — absolutely one of my all time favorite photos of the couple!
Well-deserved, and fingers crossed all the way for one more well-deserved win this weekend!