The Golden Globe awards ceremony was held on 11th January at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. In the TV series category, ‘Transparent’, (produced and distributed by Amazon), won Best Musical or Comedy Series, whilst Best Drama Series went to ‘The Affair’.
Kevin Spacey won the Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role in ‘House of Cards’ , and ‘Fargo’ was chosen as the Best mini-series or TV film. Two who warrant a special mention include Ruth Wilson and Maggie Gyllenhaal, respectively Best Actress in a Drama Series for ‘The Affair’ and Best Actress in a ‘Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television’ in ‘The Honourable Woman’.
Two delightful women who lit up the red carpet in Beverly Hills; two actresses practically perfect for the excellent series, despite them being completely different in terms of plot, setting and characters.
‘The Affair’ deals with the extramarital relationship between teacher Noah (Dominic West), and waitress Alison (Ruth Wilson), while he’s on holiday. The psychological, existential and family consequences of this meeting shed an intimate, (and sometimes disturbing), light on American life. ‘The Honourable woman’ (from 17th February on Sky Atlantic), on the other hand, finds Maggie Gyllenhaal as Nessa Stein, a recently appointed English Baroness who heads a foundation inherited from her father; one with links to Israel.
The series is, in essence, an intricate spy story that revolves around the Israeli-Palestinian issue and its geopolitical and economic implications. Alison and Nessa are two very disparate figures from distant worlds. However, what they have in common is the powerful women they are – strong, charismatic, yet unstable women, marked by events past and present, and immersed in the madness of everyday life.
They’re real women with whom it’s impossible to not feel connected.