Something tells me there isn’t much crossover love between comic fans and the people who enjoy watching award shows each year but last night something strange happened. The Golden Globe Awards were filled with comic book characters. With all those heroes in the room I’m surprised a supervillain didn’t attack.
Boardwalk Empire may have won Best Television Series – Drama over The Walking Dead but that doesn’t mean Robert Kirkman didn’t win a Golden Globe in an alternate reality. Hey, you can’t blame a guy for playing make-believe.
So a creator was in the crowd, but as the show progressed, people started noticing something oddly familiar about the audience – it was sprinkled with all kinds of comic book characters.
Marvel had the largest representation at the Globes with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and James Franco representing the Spider-Man contingency. Stone actually confirmed that night to press that Garfield’s webshooters will be mechanical in the new film. Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans presented an award together putting faces to the names Thor and Captain America to an audience who may not have been familiar with the characters. Hemsworth’s co-stars in Thor, Natalie Portman and Idris Elba were also present, Portman winning Best Actress – Drama for her role in Black Swan and Elba losing his nomination for the fantastic BBC series Luther.
Robert Downey Jr., Scarlet Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo (whose film The Kids Are All Right won for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical) assembled as Avengers. Thomas Jane, the Punisher as well as January Jones and Kevin Bacon, two stars of the upcoming X-Men: First Class were also in attendance.
On the DC side of things, Batman himself (looking more like Jesus himself last night) Christian Bale won Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for The Fighter over Garfield and Renner in that category. Batman’s gal pals Nicole Kidman and Halle Berry (who could also be counted for the Marvels) were looking beautiful as usual and Helen Mirren and Bruce Willis represented Red. And finally, Olivia Wilde held up the indie category as she stars in the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens.
I didn’t watch the whole show so I may have missed a few but you have to admit it’s pretty weird that Hollywood is being overrun by the comic book movie genre. It’s a shame no one got all of them together for one big group shot. Did you spot any other comic book characters in the audience?