A Preposterous, Predictable Golden Globes Sets the Stage for ‘The Crown’ and ‘Ted Lasso’ Dominance

A Preposterous, Predictable Golden Globes Sets the Stage for ‘The Crown’ and ‘Ted Lasso’ Dominance
Jason Sudeikis was all of us when he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy series, stammering a bit in shock before cobbling together a respectable speech. Bleary-eyed, with mussed hair, the “Ted Lasso” star had seen better days, repping his sister’s dance/fitness center on his tie-dyed hoodie and looking like he’d definitely rather be sleeping.

But the most striking thing about Sudeikis’ (much-deserved) win and acceptance speech is that it seemed so representative of life early in the pandemic, when people were harried and tired, stressed and sick with uncertainty. It was a strange mirror into our past and a testament to how far we’ve come since last year.

The problem, then, is with everything else that happened at the Golden Globes ceremony, which also hearkened back to the early days of the pandemic but for all the wrong reasons.
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