Cate Blanchett Calls For The End Of Televised Awards Shows While Accepting A Critics Choice Award On The CW…
The Critics Choice Awards aired on The CW last night, and a not-so-surprising guest crashed that shit like, “Bitch, I’m STILL here.” I’m talking about COVID-19. Nominees Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Jamie Lee Curtis, as well as presenter Michelle Pfeiffer, had to sit the show out after testing positive for Coronavirus. COVID-19 didn’t fuck with Cate Blanchett, though. She showed up to last night’s ceremony, won Best Actress for her performance in Tár, and used some of her time on stage to praise all actresses in the business and also declared that we need to finally call the time of death on the “televised horse race” known as awards shows. And then Cate galloped away with her Critics Choice Award in hand to place it right next to her two Oscars, three BAFTAs, four Golden Globes, three SAG Awards, and many other horse race prizes.
Drew Barrymore had Kate Hudson on her talk show yesterday, and the two reminisced about first meeting when they were “young and wild.” Kate, 42, recalls meeting Drew, 46, at a Santa Monica bar with Luke Wilson. At the time Luke and Kate were shooting the rom-com stinker Alex & Emma (2003), and Drew reveals that she and Luke were in an open relationship. Kate replied, “I’ve been there with a Wilson too.” Nope, she’s not talking about that diva volleyball who starred in Castaway. Kate’s referencing her disastrous mid-aughts romance with Owen Wilson.
Remember the 2021 film Music, directed, written, and produced by Sia, and starring Kate Hudson and Maddie Ziegler? It was a cinematic fiasco that received bad reviews from critics and those who made the decision to watch it. Well, Sia apparently heard everyone’s criticism of the movie, and all that negativity really did a number on her mental health. So much so that she was forced to check herself into rehab for treatment.
Last night’s Golden Globes ceremony was a haphazard Choose Your Own Adventure type situation where the stars could either get themselves all dolled up or they could choose to just Zoom it in wearing whichever housefit happened to be on top of the clothes pile. It was a confusing, disjointed show made even more so by the fact that I had forgotten I cut my cable a couple of months ago so I had to watch it unfold on Twitter. There were two red carpets, one in NY and one in LA, there was the Instyle Magazine elevator (above feat. Kate Hudson, a charcuterie board, and her brother Oliver Hudson), there were random elevators, hotel balconies, backyards, and portals into other dimensions. We’ve had a year of pandemic awards shows, you’d think they’d have figured it out by now. It should be obvious that they’re a bad idea!
Sia wrote and directed the original musical movie Music, which stars her longtime muse, Maddie Ziegler, as a girl with nonverbal autism. The movie suffered huge amounts of backlash before it even came out, and while Sia tried to defend making a movie about autistic people with bad autistic representation, people were still pissed. Now that it’s been released and completely shat on by critics and viewers alike, Kate Hudson, who appears in the film as the sister of Maddie’s character, has come out to say that everyone is “listening” to the “conversations.” Not sure if it’s a “conversation” as much as people booing and hissing while throwing rotten tomatoes at the movie.
Sia only just debuted the trailer for Music, the musical movie which she wrote, directed, and produced. It stars Sia’s forever muse, 18-year-old Maddie Ziegler, Kate Hudson, and Leslie Odom Jr. Maddie stars as a non-verbal teenager who is autistic, and it didn’t take long for Sia to get hit with some heat over the choice to not cast an autistic person in the world, as well choosing to work with the controversial organization Autism Speaks. Sia reacted well to the criticism and by that I mean she reacted like shit. A great way to start the movie’s marketing campaign! They obviously used Kate Hudson’s Fabletics person.