Mandy Moore’s Golden Globes Family Affair

Duana Posted by Duana at January 9, 2017 15:52:35 January 9, 2017 15:52:35

Don’t call it a comeback.

Arguably the very first article I ever wrote for LaineyGossip, on a train, no less, was about why people should love Mandy Moore (more). Then there were the dark years, and Ryan Adams, and now the promotional ads for This Is Us that ran between segments of the Globes tonight called the show an ‘obsession’.

I firmly believe this is due to the fact that Mandy and Milo Ventimiglia are so likeable. Ridiculously likeable*. You want to watch them be married and systematically, accidentally, mess up their kids without realizing it. It is a real achievement in casting, and she’s playing it just right – a mom who wants to be a good mother but also is aware that she might be asked to give up herself and isn’t going without a fight.

Mandy Moore the person is playing way into this, too. This is her first major award show carpet in a while, I would say, and certainly the first (maybe ever?) as a nominee. She’s on a network show in the time of cable so she knows it’s a long-ass-shot, but still came to play – she had the first-or-only cape of the night, and played into the ‘mother-daughter’ thing with Chrissy Metz...

Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz

....and I presume will present us with many pictures of spending time with her ‘family’ at some of the parties tonight, especially since the show is back on January 10th. I wouldn’t be surprised if the cast was ASKED to party long into the night.

Plus, in certain lights, her dress looks like it’s midnight blue/darkest navy, not black, which is even better.

*Obviously, OBVIOUSLY Sterling K Brown, who looks amazing and had the incredible foresight to Instagram photos of himself shirtless ‘getting ready’ for the Globes, is the other reason people watch the show.

But he’s almost in a show of his own. He hasn’t, up to now, had substantial interactions with anyone else, and though the show has explained why we may occasionally get to see him with Jack/Milo and there are certain to be scenes with Mandy/Rebecca, he’s not in those scenes where the three kids are (probably) shielding their eyes all ‘groosss, get me away from the chemistry of these two!’ 

In fact, we may some day have another The Americans on our hands, hmmmm?

Stefanie Keenan/ Neilson Barnard/ NBCUniversal/ Kevork Djansezian/NBC/ Frazer Harrison/ Venturelli/ David Crotty/ Steve Granitz/ George Pimentel/ Gabriel Olsen/ Loreen Sarkis/Getty Images

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