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To Be Opened Whenever Looking For Inspiration

January 20, 2020

An Ode To Creative Fulfilment

And people that choose to pursue it. This is on movies, though, the life they create, 2020, the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards.

Having watched the Golden Globes earlier this January, taken notes and then been eager to get it all out has been with me ever since. Not having let it all out burst some sort of anxiety, yet the happiness and inspiration sprung from it won. Or so I thought. Tricked myself into believing. However, the Sag Awards just happened and having watched them made me in awe all over again of the thing that got me excited at the Globes in the first place. Now, it feels like if I don’t do anything about it, it’s going to haunt me until I do. And the Oscars are due on the 9th of February, so let’s flow this out.

Flow. A flow appeared on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, alongside the stars. It gently forwarded our sight into a bright light that might have otherwise been very easily overlooked with today’s politics, climate change and thrive for likes. Not only bright, but warm and kind. Fun, most of all! Heavily overlooked. This flow just had to hang out with the stars just for the world to pay attention to it.

It seems like Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is more than a coincidence. As coincidences are always, in fact. More.

Because when the stars align… Magic happens and Brad Pitt shows up and everything kind of lights up. And then there’s Leo, and Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Quentin Tarantino praising on Margot Robbie’s just goodness, and Charlize, and Scarlett, Renée Zellweger, JLo, and Robert de Niro, Al Pacino, and Beyoncé, and Jay-Z, Meryl Streep, and Martin Scorsese, and Tom Hanks, and Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman only to name a few and we’re not even getting into the nominees list. It was a celebration. A party! Brad said, on the red carpet, ahead of the Globes’ ceremony, he’s there to meet his friends. But then he won the award:

… and the end of his speech was only human,

Hey, if you see a chance to be kind to someone, take it, I think we need it.

Especially in a world where Netflix seemed to have caught on a beautiful moment in television history similar to that of the emergence of the radio or the television itself. Imagine everyone, back in the days, around one – a radio, a tv – enjoying the music, the films. Altogether. As we, nowadays, see happening in old music videos or movies portraying old (but always gold) times. Netflix has been doing just that, only at a time when technology certainly plays a role in popularizing the hermit trend, according to The New York Times, and when technology delivers content through all of the forms of media it encompasses, all at once, into our homes. A time when the gap seems to be both so big amongst people, creating trends like never before, and non existent at the same time through the content that is globally being consumed at, more or less, the same time. The Crown is not big in the UK only, for instance, but in the whole world. Or A Star Is Born, now on HBO. Or Apple’s flagship series, The Morning Show.

It seems like whatever they feed the world, create the buzz around, the world consumes. Crime series or pretty disturbing and weird twisting dramas like Marriage Story seemed to somehow lead the feed of Netflix and Netflix led – being the first streaming service to have achieved that – the list of nominations for the Golden Globes. 34, to be exact, yet won just 2 – Olivia Coleman’s best actress for The Crown and Laura Dern for best supporting actress in Marriage Story. Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, however, did something that no other series or movie had done – brought Martin Scorsese himself, Robert de Niro and Al Pacino to the 77th Golden Globes Awards for us all to grasp on and be thankful for.

Here is what The Lion King did for us.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

No dress, in particular, created the buzz that Lady Gaga’s did in 2019. What could be, though, observed on the red carpet was ease, on one hand, and courage, on the other hand. Nice combination. It was either huge shoulders or no shoulders at all. It was sheer or yellow. Or red.

Netflix, however, has this amount of incredibly good things to watch if you only just browse through it a little, instead of only (binge) watching the Trending Now. This is how I discovered Dave Chappelle. David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with Ellen DeGeneres made me fall in love with Ellen and, obviously, want to watch her Relatable, for instance. Her speech at the Golden Globes was just as inspiring.

Fun.
Clean.
Crisp.

Portia de Rossi made us all love Ally McBeal back in the days.

Everything seemed genuine. Elegant and luminous.

A lot of causes were raised and Joaquin Phoenix lead them all in his speech upon winning the award for best male performance in a drama:

Joaquin Phoenix being Joaquin Phoenix.

His speech at the SAG Awards, though, was the one that made our hearts melt:

Cute with Leo,
touching with Heath.

The SAG Awards only brought even more genuine warmth in the world, since the Screen Actors Guild Awards recognize what all actors know – that acting is a collaborative art. The definition of flow is the movement of something in one direction, especially continuously and easily and this time around, it features Robert de Niro’s speech upon Leonardo DiCaprio’s elegant introduction:

What worship
looks like.

Grounded.

It’s interesting how the Screen Actors Guild exclusively honors performers, it presents thirteen awards for the outstanding performances of the year in film and television in a fast moving two hour show. This only enhanced the sense of intimacy created amongst some of the most brightest stars on earth in front of all of us watching. And it all thanks to the creative fulfilment they have been pursuing and now celebrating.

As humans do.

The sense of community on these particular nights feels so warm, that it almost always arises the question of Why can’t it always be like this amongst people? This is how peace looks like? Imagine how the world would look like if everyone would pursue their creative fulfilment in no matter the field they thrive to pursue it in.

And this is how actors become human and movies become stories. Of the life we are all living in this whole wide world. With fun.

Helena Bohnam Carter says it all:
It’s the most fun job!

It’s so beautiful how actors receiving awards at SAG Awards give thanks and say I love you to actors who are not even in the room or alive.

Renée Zellweger praises Tom Cruise. Aww!

Barack Obama actually thanked Fleabag.
It was his favourite in 2019, so…

Jennifer Aniston shouts out Adam Sandler and tells him she loves him.

Technology is fun and we should only be thankful for it bringing us all this:

Or this:

And these:

It seems like Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was created just in time for Today In Hollywood.

Brad Pitt is riding the flow, because only human, newsflash, hello!

Whooh!

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