Celebrity culture, my guilty pleasure!
Tonight’s post was supposed to be about something very personal and heartfelt to me. Then the Grammys happened. As a result, I got dragged into the online world of gossip and fashion and celebrity. Vapid? Perhaps. Do I care? Not in the slightest. I love celebrity culture and awards season, especially when someone who I idolise wins!
My blog for this week will have a slightly different spin to it. I’m going to indulge in my guilty pleasure and review my favourite stories from the Grammy Awards and the BAFTAs. I do love awards season, as I’ve said! I may have outgrown my Kardashian obsession, but I’m not a new woman yet.
The 2017 BAFTAs
The BAFTAs are the biggest night for British Film, and are simply amazing!
I’ve got to jump straight in and talk about La La Land. Best film! Rightly so. This is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are dynamite. It made me feel so happy, and the whole experience of watching this masterpiece is something I’ll never forget (it was my first time at the cinema alone- bravery alert). I love how indulgent this film is. It’s like treating yourself to some Lindt chocolate after only advent calendar chocolate for a year!
This leads nicely to discussions about Emma Stone. She’s possibly my favourite celebrity. Allow me to applaud her, not just for her performance in La La Land (another deserving winner) but for being fucking amazing! Have you heard her on Lena Dunham’s podcast? She’s amazing! I could totally be Emma Stone’s friend. Couldn’t everyone? She’s an insanely good actress (her performance in The Help is still one of my favourites), she unique and beautiful, and as her acceptance speech shows, she’s humble and intelligent. Maybe I have a slight Emma Stone crush?
Sure, there were other notable moments (Kate and Wills looking so in love, for one), but La La Land cleaning up, and Emma Stone’s win was by far my favourite.
The Grammy Awards
I love music. My tastes are eclectic. If I can sing, or even hum, along to it, I’ll like it. I love the Grammy Awards because it’s a bizarre and brilliant mix of styles and genres, and people do whatever the hell they want! These musical celebrity types go all out!
Katy Perry made some stupid comments about mental breakdowns- I know she strives to be controversial, and was being tongue in cheek, but seriously? It’s 2017. Aren’t we past the mundane or derogatory comments that mock mental health issues? What a fool, Katy. What a fool! Celebrity should bring responsibility.
Speaking of controversial, I’m going to bring up the “Bey” word. Beyonce. Now, I have a tempestuous relationship with Beyonce. I adored Destiny’s Child, and even love some of Queen Bey’s music. But her performance last night was another one of those WTF moments. The ramblings about motherhood? What’s that all about? Just as I was warming to her- Lemonade was an amazing album- she pulls this stunt. Her vocals were stupendously good, but the performance as a whole was boring. Definitely disappointing. I did agree with Adele, however, in the fact that Beyonce should’ve won the Best Album award… But Adele was also a deserved winner!
Adele. What a woman! Not only did she win FIVE awards, but she dedicated Best Album to Beyonce in a gracious and not at all patronising manner. She realised she’s made a mistake during her George Michael tribute, so stopped and started from the top in order to honour him properly. Who does that? A class act, that’s who. My favourite Adele moments from the Grammys was the backstage interview… check out how cool she is:
She’s just perfection! I love Adele.
Like I’ve said, I love awards shows. It’s a bit of escapism and just what we need after a hard day, week or month at work. Now I just need to patiently wait for the Oscars! My favourite!