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Jewish Wins at the Golden Globes


Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony celebrated the best looking people in Hollywood and the movies that made them rich(er). Isn’t it wonderful? And because it’s Hollywood, plenty of Jews were on hand to pat each other on the back, give each other useless golden statues and talk about how amazing they are.

(Plus Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were there, so there’s that.)

There were some notable Jewish winners this year. Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel) was awarded for his screenplay for “Her.” Michael Douglas received a statue for his turn as Liberace in HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra.” And one of our favorite funny Jews, Andy Samberg, won for his work on the freshman sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which also took the prize for Outstanding Comedy Series.

The most controversial win for the night was Woody Allen’s Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement. Allen didn’t even bother showing up to collect, which is bad enough (although it did give Diane Keaton a chance to do something besides star in a Nora Ephron romantic comedy). The real drama with Allen’s award is the serious shade that his former wife and son threw at him.

Mia Farrow tweeted, “Time to grab some icecream & switch over to #GIRLS” while her son, Ronan Farrow, was much more obvious in his disdain:

Ronan tweet

But at least all those ladies looked amazing in the red carpet, amirite?

J-Connection: Jonze, Douglas, Samberg and Allen are all Jewish.



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