Last night’s Golden Globes were super-fun! Amy Poehler and Tina Fey killed it as hosts, Jennifer Lawrence made a charming speech when accepting her award, and we were treated to some high-profile pro-social moments courtesy of our favorite stars.
Check out the causes and moments that stole last night’s show:
+ “Behind the Candelabra” Win Shows How Far We’ve Come
“Behind the Candelabra” took home the statue for best Miniseries or TV Movie, and while we’re grateful for anything that puts the camera on Matt Damon’s face for a few seconds, there’s another reason we should all celebrate this win. The TV movie reminded audiences just how far some people, in this case pianist Liberace, would go to hide who they really were because they feared backlash because of their sexuality.
We love that the movie and its stars are being recognized because it proves just how far we’ve come in terms of accepting people no matter whom they love. With the defeat of DOMA and Prop 8, 2013 was a big year for equal rights. We can only hope 2014 is even better.
+ U2 Honors Mandela’s Legacy
Although there were some heavy-hitters in the category, U2 took home the Golden Globe statue for Original Song. When the band took the stage to talk about their song “Ordinary Love,” we knew we had a pro-social moment on the horizon. The song was written for the film honoring Nelson Mandela, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” and the band eloquently expressed what the experience meant to them.
The audience learned that the band has been working for Mandela since the ‘70s when they were teenagers doing their “very first concert against the Apartheid movement.” Bono then took the microphone to talk about how Mandela was so inspirational because he was “a man who refused to hate, not because he didn’t have rage or anger or these things, but that he thought love would do a better job.”
+ Jared Leto Thanks the Trans Community
Members of The Echelon had a lot to celebrate tonight as Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. In “Dallas Buyers Club,” Leto portrays Rayon, a transgender woman living with AIDS. During his acceptance speech, Leto reached out to the trans community and expressed his gratitude, saying “To the Rayons of the world, thank you for the inspiration.”
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