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These Snubs Prove the Golden Globes Are Hella Outta Touch

There were heaps of winners, but one clear loser.

The 77th Annual Golden Globes marked the first big award ceremony for the decade and boy, oh boy, did they miss the mark. While yes, many up-and-comers left with a chunk of gold in their hands, many left empty-handed. Here are some of those people.

But, if you need a little refresher on what happened at the Golden Globes, we wrapped up everything you need to know in 120 seconds! Watch below.

6.  Queen of Pop, Queen Elsa of Arendelle

Queen of Ice, Arendelle and pop. Credit: GIPHY

Elsa reigned the Arendelle pop charts back in 2013 and far out, did she come back with an anthem. It was a contentious fight for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture, but even against Elton John, Beyonce and Taylor Swift, there was one clear winner – and let’s just say she’s got icy powers.

While “Into The Unknown” may sound annoying if you’re a parent of screaming toddlers, you can’t deny its catchiness and impeccable vocal delivery. Plus, you don’t get the highest-grossing animated film of all time without an iconic bop driving it.

5.  Parasite 

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The groundbreaking motion picture that was Parasite deserved much more than it took away. While it nabbed Best Motion Picture (Foreign Language) at the Golden Globes, many fans were upset Bong Joon-ho didn’t take home Best Director. Or Best Original Screenplay, for that matter.

4. Jennifer Lopez

Jenny from the block, herself. Credit: GIPHY

While J-LO was the queen of the rom-coms back in the early ’00s, her role in Hustlers marked a new era in her acting career. Slaying alongside Constance Wu, Cardi B and Lizzo, this film displayed Jennifer Lopez’s best acting performance to date, making this triple threat more deserving of the award than her peers. Someone give J-LO a Golden Globe so she can get EGOT status, ASAP!

3. The Irishman

I’m sad too, Scorsese. Credit: GIPHY

When Martin Scorsese pops out of his cave every few years, the courtesy is to give him his well-deserved Golden Globe. This year, that didn’t happen. The Irishman is over three hours long and it stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, aka this motion picture is made to win awards. And yet, here we are, no award in sight. 

2. Marriage Story

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While Laura Dern was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Marriage Story, viewers were shocked when that’s all the Netflix Original won. To much surprise, Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson were shut out of Best Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama), respectively. Considering the movie made me bawl my eyes out for approximately 2 hours straight, this snub hit hard. 

1. Netflix

Tea was spilt. Credit: GIPHY

Given the last two on this list, our number one pick shouldn’t shock you. At the start of the night, host Ricky Gervais boldly declared “Everyone is watching Netflix, this show should just be me coming out going: ‘Well done, Netflix. You win everything tonight.’”

And yet, with 34 nominations under their belt, the two wins they did rack hardly seem like a triumph. In addition to the Marriage Story and The Irishman subs, Two Popes was also shut out of any of the categories. Could the Oscars next month rectify this? Only time will tell.

Here's 18 Crazy-Impressive Things That Billie Eilish Has Done Before Turning 18

Not bad for a bad guy.

We all know that Billie Eilish is super-duper talented. But, what you might not know is that behind the numerous awards and magazine covers lies a girl who isn’t even 18 yet. So, if you were hoping to feel bad about what you’ve achieved in your life, allow us to take you through the 18 things that Billie Eilish has achieved before she’s even turned 18.

1. She’s the youngest person ever to be nominated for the “Big 4” at the Grammy Awards, including Record, Song & Album of the Year

But, that’s not all she’s nominated for, Billie Eilish is also up for Best Pop Vocal Album (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go) and Best Pop Solo Performance (‘bad guy’).

2. She’s launched her very own – iconic – fashion label, blohsh

The oversized-fit has honestly never looked so chic.

3. She also makes hypebeast fashion for kids

Your fave, simply could never.

4. She’s gone on a world tour 

Oh, and Billie Eilish has another one starting in March next year.

5. She’s got a Guinness World Record, for ‘Youngest female at No.1 on UK albums chart’

She has taken out her Invisalign and broken world records!

6. And also one for ‘Most simultaneous US Hot 100 entries by a female’

Taylor Swift has since trumped this record, but it’s still impressive nonetheless!

7. She’s got 3 VMA’s under her belt

Not to mention, she slept through this award show. Iconic behaviour by an iconic artist.

8. She headlined Groovin the Moo

And knocked it outta the park, if we may say so ourselves.

9. She’s been on the cover of Rolling Stone

Like all music icons should!

10. And also Vogue Australia

Because evidently, Australia STANS Billie Eilish.

11. She’s redefined beauty standards by only wearing baggy clothes

In her #MyCalvin’s campaign, Billie Eilish discussed her fashion choices, saying “Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath. Nobody can be like, ‘she’s slim-thick,’ ‘she’s not slim-thick,’ ‘she’s got a flat ass,’ ‘she’s got a fat ass.’ No one can say any of that because they don’t know.”

12. She invented the meta-Reacts by reacting to teens reacting to her

Billie proved she’s the most relatable pop star by admitting her love for the ‘REACT’ channel.

13. She’s got over 40 million Instagram followers

As if she’d have any less!

14. She has 27 songs on Spotify that have over 100 million listens

She only has one album out, mind you.

15. She’s been praised by Elton John

Just one of the many legends that have shown love for Billie Eilish.

16. She forgot the words to her own song at Coachella

Rollin’ with life’s punches with utter ease.

17. She’s become a feminist icon by donating money to Planned Parenthood

We absolutely stan a progressive pop star.

18. She’s played GOAT cart with us!

Boxing Day Is Better Than Christmas Day, I’ll Fight You On It

The Most Wonderful Time Of Year Comes A Day After You Expect

Christmas Day is cancelled.

You heard me.

After all those months of trying to decorate the prettiest Christmas tree, shopping for the perfect Secret Santa gift and embarking on the most intense food prep of your entire life, the 25th of December somehow always falls flat. But, don’t let that ruin your end-of-year holiday, because life likes to save the best for last. Well, sixth last.

Introducing Boxing Day, Christmas Day’s younger, cooler, sexier friend! Boxing Day trumps its predecessor by a long shot, allow me to explain why. 

Firstly, it’s the day to relax. Don’t be fooled, Christmas Day is a lot more stressful than it is jolly. From dealing with conservative family members to making sure the ham is baked perfectly, it’s safe to say that Christmas Day is one of the most anxiety-inducing days of the year. But Boxing Day? You’ve got nowhere to be. You can sleep in, chill out, nap all while playing with the presents you got yesterday!

Time to play with those new undies and socks!

Secondly, we have to talk about the movies. If the Aussie heat is too hot to handle this Holiday season, there’s nothing like a trip to the air-conditioned cinema to cool you down. Not to mention, Boxing Day always has the best film releases of the year. As for this year? It’s going to be difficult choosing between Jojo Rabbit and Frozen 2

You can have a Winter Wonderland in Australia if you want to!

Thirdly, the sales. Again, if you need to escape the global-warming-induced heat, then Boxing Day have you covered with those incredible shopping-centre sales! Shop ‘til you drop with the sales you wish were on when you were buying presents!

Did you get money for Christmas? Time to spend it!

Also, if you’re into sport, Boxing Day is such an eventful day for you. There’s not only the Boxing Day Test Cricket but the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Woah! What a bat!

Lastly, we need to talk about leftovers. Let’s be real; leftovers always taste so much better than the originals. We don’t know why or how, but what we do know is that baked ham is much nicer when it’s the second time around. 

Me, warming up a meal that is better than yesterdays!

So next time you stress about that massive family gathering on Christmas Day, try and calm yourself down by thinking about Boxing Day, the far superior day.

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