The line up of performers was stellar and everyone that performed was clearly just as happy to be in front of a live audience again as much as we were all glad to be back in a crowd of adoring fans. We all greatly enjoyed Nat Vazer, Montaigne, Boy and Bear, John Butler, The Teskey Brothers and The Cat Empire together, sank a few drinks and swayed to the music as the sun went down on a day that none of us will forget in a hurry. It was a wonderful way to farewell the Summer, share some time with loved ones and reconnect to the electric energy that you can only get from large music festivals once again.
On Monday night I hit the couch to take in the 2021 Golden Globe Awards which was a bit of an understated event due to the COVID-19 restrictions. However, all things considered I still watched it all, enjoyed seeing all of the cast and crew in their own homes (some looking more glamorous than others) and was genuinely not at all surprised by the outcomes (listed below). I think that my favourite recipient of the evening was Sacha Baron Cohen who deservingly won Best actor and Best Motion Picture in a musical/ comedy motion picture for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. I think that Baron Cohen may be one of the most interesting and intriguing people on the planet to me right now, and he never fails to make me smile when he is on screen.
This weekend, also the March labour day long weekend, I hit the highway on Friday night and headed to Zoe and Ben's in Bendigo to attend a weekend yoga festival. I absolutely love yoga, but I gotta say that after being in downward facing dog for the better part of 5 odd hours on Saturday, when I arose on Sunday morning I felt pretty stiff and was feeling the burn in some muscles that I didn't know even know that I had anymore. However, it was an awesome couple of days of getting zen, stretching, meditating, eating great food and spending time with my beautiful daughter and her partner. I even got to take in the Artists market, Farmers market and Mill Market in Castlemaine on Sunday on the way home, so I came home with a swag of goodies and even managed to get some early Easter shopping done as well.
Today I have quietly spent International Women's Day resting and rebooting my system for the week ahead and reflecting on how wonderful my last few weeks have been. I can't even express how genuinely grateful I am to have been able to enjoy all of these special moments and quality time with the people that I love so much, it has really been a time of great celebration and enjoyment for me. Here's hoping that I can keep this high vibe of mine rolling for the rest of the term; I got the momentum going now, so I say - let's just keep on rolling....
2021 Golden Globe winners
Best motion picture, drama
Best actress in a motion picture, drama
Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Best motion picture, musical or comedy
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Best director, motion picture
Chloe Zhao, Nomadland
Best actor in a motion picture, drama
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best limited series or TV movie
The Queen's Gambit
Best actress in a limited series or TV movie
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen's Gambit
Best supporting actress in a TV role
Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Best actress in a supporting role in any motion picture
Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian
Best TV series, drama
Best motion picture, foreign language
Best actor in a TV series, drama
Josh O'Connor, The Crown
Best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Rosamund Pike, I Care a Lot
Best TV series, musical or comedy
Best actor in a TV series, musical or comedy
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Best original score, motion picture
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste - Soul
Best original song, motion picture
Io Si (Seen), The Life Ahead
Best actress in a TV series, drama
Emma Corrin, The Crown
Best screenplay, motion picture
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best actor in a limited series or TV movie
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much is True
Best motion picture, animated
Best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy
Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek
Best supporting actor in a TV role
John Boyega, Small Axe
Best actor in a supporting role in any motion picture
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Release Date: 2020
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 130 mins
An historical real-life drama written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and released on Netflix due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Trial of the Chicago 7 went on to receive wide critical acclaim for its excellent screenplay, stellar performances and its modern parallels to the 1960s.
Seven men find themselves on trial for various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
This is one of the most interesting and engaging courtroom dramas that I have seen in an age and the incredible cast are really bringing out their best here. Sacha Baron Cohen practically steals the show in every scene that he is in and even landed himself a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor due to his amazing performance. However it must be said that the cast is across the board, with incredible and notable performances delivered from Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong, John Carroll Lynch, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Frank Langella.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a dramatization of a significantly important event that not only resonates with current political events but also demonstrates the power and passion of the people when it comes to human rights.
FINAL SAY: We carried ideas across state lines. Not machine guns or drugs or little girls. Ideas.
4 Chilli Peppers