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Golden Globes: Maggie Smith Wins For Downton Abbey, Julianne Moore For Game Change & Jodie Foster's Speech!

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The 70th Annual Golden Globes were handed out last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California where the best in motion pictures and television get-together for the only award ceremony honoring achievements for the past year in both mediums.

For primetime and daytime soap fans there were a few big moments!  If you are a fan of Downton Abbey, like we are, Dame Maggie Smith won her first ever Golben Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Film Made For Television for her role as the Dowager Countess for the smash British soap!  Smith who is 78 was not in attendance to accept her award.

Julianne Moore, who won a Daytime Emmy for her dual role as Sabrina and Frannie Hughes on As the World Turns took home a Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her performance as Sarah Palin in HBO’s Game Change,  the political drama about the 2008 presidential election.

The Golden Globes speech that has stirred a mix reaction today was that of Cecil B. Demille Lifetime Achievement Award receipient, Jodie Foster! Foster announced that she was “single” in a moment where it seemed she was publicly coming out, although she had alluded it to it publicly when she received an award in 2007, and those in Hollywood were already in the know. 

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Now in 2013, Foster on-stage during the Globes telecast stated, “I guess I have a sudden urge to say something that I’ve never been able to air in public. So, a declaration that I’m a little nervous about but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist.  So I’m just going to put it out there, loud and proud. I’m going to need your support on this.  I am…single! Seriously, I hope that you’re not disappointed that there won’t be a big coming-out speech tonight because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age… But now apparently I’m told that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference…that’s just not me.”

However towards the end of her speech, Foster thanked her longtime partner, Cydney Bernard, by calling her, “ex-partner in love” and “co-parent” who helped her raise their two sons.

The L.A. Times today said of Foster’s speech: “The mere fact that it took her more than six minutes to offer a sometimes coy but ultimately poignant explanation of why she chose to be so private on this matter for so long speaks volumes about how difficult coming out still is for many public figures.”

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Another speech garnering much attention was that of Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture winner, Anne Hathaway.  Hathaway bested Sally Field in Lincoln with her performance in Les Miserables.  However, Hathaway from the Globe podium paid tribute to Field in a memorable and touching moment.

In the most ironic twist of the night, Ben Affleck won honors for Best Director of a Motion Picture for his film Argo, although he was snubbed last week by the Academy Awards and failed to be named in the Director category.  Argo also won Best Motion Picture Drama capping off the Globes.

So soapers, what was your favorite moment of the night?  Let us know!

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Patrick
Patrick

Hello Ms. Jodi Foster and Cydney Bernard. Thank You. Eloquent, so like her intellectual humor….

I really liked that Jessica Chastain, won best actress “Zero Dark Thirty”… she was simply the best, in last years, “The Help”… for which she was also oscar nominated. This may be her year… She’s Hollywoods’ new golden girl.

Blake
Blake

I agree about Jodi and her speech! And I loved Jessica in The Help also, one of my favorite movies.

k/kay
k/kay

Gosh does it ever stop! Jodie Foster no one cares who you sleep with and do the attacks on Sarah Palin never stop does it make you feel big and important to knock someone who has never brought this country to it’s knees like that creature in the White House. The food stamp President Hollywood must be so proud!

Jeff
Jeff

k/kay: Obama(that creature in the White House) has finally brought some respect back to your country after that idiot Bush destroyed any good will or respect for the U.S. I personally refused to enter your country while Bush was in power. His government was evil and reprehensible!! Sarah Palin deserves to be picked on. Imagine if that airhead had become Vice-President, that could’ve been a disaster!

toscanti
toscanti

So very TRUE, all of it!!!!!!!!

Blake
Blake

Loved Jodie Foster’s speech, it was incredible. And I loved Mel Gibson’s reactions and her love for him, it made me respect him more!

And congrats to Julianne Moore! She was dead on with her Sarah Palin and she got the award for it!

bc
bc

Bad win for moore who was horrid. Come on. It was a hit piece and made no effort to be unbiased. I don’t care for palin. But the writing was awful as was moore’s “acting” if you can even call it that. moore struggled w/ the accent and it was like she aiming not to resemble palin but to parody her. But it definitely helped moore’s career. wth is wrong w/ tarantino? He drops the n word backstage after his gg triumph while fielding questions from the press. Who used a slur against gay people backstage after his show won at the gg? Isaiah Washington. He had to go to “rehab” for that. hollywood killed his career for that. But it’s crickets for tarantino. Typical hollywood. Bashing racial minorities by dropping slurs is accepted but it’s unacceptable when people drop epithets against the lgbt community. He may have uttered the n word but hollywood won’t kill tarantino’s career. Maggie smith is downton abbey. She gets the best lines like “she’ll bury all of us” and “i thought you were a waiter”. Great at comedy and w/ the dramatic storylines. tbh she’s carrying abbey bec it’s become too soapy. That cancer storyline is too melodramatic w/ what’s her name clashing w/ mr. carsen and then not telling him. Then she closes the lights. Her life is being extinguished like that light. No need for the soapy metaphor w/c made the whole thing annoying. macclaine’s char eats like she’s uncivilized despite all of her wealth. Her boorish char goes outta her way to be rude. She’s brought nothing to the show while her daughter still acts like a dumb dumb. Great that maggie won the gg and beat ott jessica lange from that disgusting mess ahs. The win for lena dunham was awful! How hilarious were the reactions from Jennifer Lopez and Salma Hayek and Lucy Liu while dunham was giving her speech?! All of those actresses had experienced career lows when they were not very active w/ high profile projects after making names for themselves. All actresses must have experienced disadvantages being racial minorities w/ the lack of roles. And all those racial minority actresses have maintained their physical appearances and had to claw their way thru hollywood to get their parts. And yet lena dunham uses hollywood nepotism to land her own show bec she’s the daughter of prominent artists! There’s lena dunham giving a gg speech for the show she directs! And writes for hbo! And stars as its lead actress! 20 something narcissitic lena dunham wrote a show abt white women only while racial minority women were relegated as background chars despite it being a ny based tv show. And now has her gg! hollywood rewards shows where racial minorities are removed from the narrative and calls that show “the voice of a generation”. That’s degrading. Jennifer Lopez and Salma Hayek and Lucy Liu should be annoyed.

toscanti
toscanti

Was so very pleased with the entire Golden Globes Broadcast. Two of the best host in recent history and I finally agreed with the winners list.

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Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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Some longtime soap opera notables are featured in a new 22 episode faith-based soap entitle, Hilton Head Island.

The series debuts this Friday, November 10th with the first eight installments, and is from the Christian entertainment company, PureFlix.com.

The soap opera is available by subscription, but the service offers a one-month free trial.  In story, Hilton Head Island, revolves around the lives of the fictional Trisk family, who own the a television network.

Hilton Head Island features: Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, General Hospital), Donna Mills (ex-Abby, Knots Landing), Michael Swan (ex-Duncan, As the World Turns), and Crystal Hunt (ex-Lizzie, GL). PureFlix.com specializes in “family-oriented” content and shows. The plan is for Hilton Head Island to be rolled out in two subsequent seven-episode blocks in the coming weeks.

Watch the first official trailer for the soap after the jump.  Then let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! (more…)

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EastSiders is on its way back for season three, which is great news since the LGBT series starring former As the World Turns star Van Hasis (Ex-Luke) as Thom and creator/writer/producer Kit Williamson as Cal.

Over the last few seasons, the funny, poignant, and extremely well-written series tells the tale of a couple who go through the struggles of their relationship while living in Silver Lake, California.

With many twist and turns and featuring a supporting cast that includes: Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat)Brianna Brown (General Hospital, Devious Maids, the upcoming Dynasty), Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings, I’m Dying Up Here), Willam Beli (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nip/Tuck) Traci Lords (Crybaby, Zach and Miri Make a Porno), Matthew McKelligon (You’re Killing Me), Jonathan Lisecki (Gayby) and John Halbach (Producer, EastSiders), the series third season looks to be one of its most intriguing yet.

This time Thom and Cal (Hansis and Williamson) end up on the great American road trip after moving from L.A. to the Big Apple and then trying to get back home! The journey home to Silver Lake was shot on-location in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and  California over 35 days last fall.

The production has now launched their Kicktstarter campaign to finish up the series and is hoping for some funding for additional shoot days, and post-production costs. The campaign is set to run until June 6th, by which time the producers must have attained their goal of $60,000, or if you contribute and they have not met their goal, it is refunded. (more…)

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