The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual celebration of movies and television is one of the more highly anticipated award shows if only for its at-times curious mixture of talent and free-flowing alcohol. (Glenn Close has had enough!) Last night’s Golden Globe Awards welcomed everyone from the Robyn-loving cast of Girls to Diddy, helping music have almost as large a presence as Ben Affleck’s facial hair did in Argo.
After receiving her first Academy Award nomination last week, Adele made a grand return to the spotlight by attending Hollywood big party on Sunday night. Because, really, it wouldn’t be an award show without her. In a night of confusing outfit choices and even more confounding speeches, the singer picked up her first trophy of the new year for her contribution to Skyfall.
Yes, sitting Bond-adjacent is simply not enough of a prize for the eight-time Grammy winner.
But even more enjoyable than hearing the track played over Daniel Craig’s cheers or getting a glimpse of those nails was experiencing the return of the Adele Thank You Speech (or “Fank You”) we’ve missed so much. “Honestly I’ve come out for a night out with my friend Ida–we’re new mums–we’ve literally come for a night out, I was not expecting this,” she explained in between giggles. “Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your world for a night. It’s amazing, we’ve been pissing ourselves laughing!” After giving NBC at least one idea for how to save its comedic reputation, Adele made thoughtful shout-outs to boyfriend Simon Konecki and her “lovely” baby boy we can only hope to meet sooner rather than later.
Sigh. There’s just something about those Brits. Adele is 1 for 1 on Skyfall-related accolades this year, with the big big show (the Oscars) set for February 24. And after that, maybe just maybe a return to the studio? C’mon, Adele. Everyone’s doing it.
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