Oprah Winfrey: Globes Godmother
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Oprah looked great and glam, like she always looks great and glam. I appreciate fully that she is at the point now, not unlike Meryl, where she’s like ‘you know what, I’m not messing with my look anymore. We do what works’.
I do wish, though, that we’d been able to look at someone else. Like I get it, Globe directors. She’s recognizable and the kiss of death on that show is to have an unrecognizable face on camera. It’s awful and it’s true. The longer there’s someone unfamous on, the more people have an excuse to think it’s time to go to bed.
But I really, really wish we’d had more than one quick, in-the-shadows shot of Ava DuVernay. Every time there was something to do with Selma, they cut to David Oyelowo and to Oprah. Selma is not having the swelling of mass enthusiasm around it that I think everyone hoped it might, and I can’t shake the feeling that if it were, then the Globes would be eager to show off Ava DuVernay. How many shots of Linklater? How many of Oprah? She’s a big deal because she draws attention to the film; I just wish her spotlight wasn’t so big it drowned out everyone else.