Golden Globes: Janney’s “Prince face” takes Internet, Leelah honored, Legend wins

If I were a betting woman, I’d wager there is a little gold man in Springfield native John Legend’s future.

 

Chrissy Teigen, left, and John Legend arrive at the 16th annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Chrissy Teigen, left, and John Legend arrive at the 16th annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Legend and Common won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for  “Glory” from the film “Selma,” which almost guarantees he will receive an Oscar nomination.

 

The award was presented by Prince, which drove the audience into a bit of a frenzy.

Oakwood-raised Allison Janney didn’t win a Golden Globe for her work on CBS’ “Mom,” but her face when the Purple One walked out won the Internet.

A photo of Joshua Alcorn, who went by Leelah, posted on Tumblr.

A photo of Joshua Alcorn, who went by Leelah, posted on Tumblr.

Everyone is talking about the powerful acceptance speech Common gave for Glory,  but Legend’s comments weren’t too shabby either.

He said:

“I was brought on at the last minute, but I am so honored to be a part of this amazing film that honors such amazing people who did such great work and this is so connected to what is happening right now. We are still in solidarity with those who are out there right now fighting for justice right now. And we are so grateful to write this song hopefully as an inspiration to them.”

Another area resident was remembered during one of the most poignant moments of the awards ceremony.

Jill Soloway, the creator and executive producer  of the groundbreaking Amazon-produced show “Transparents,” dedicated  Transparents’ Golden Globe victory for “Best TV Comedy or Musical” to Leelah Alcorn of Warren County.

“I want to thank the trans community. They are our family. They make this possible. This award is dedicated to the memory of Leelah Alcorn, and too many trans people who die too young.” Soloway said during her speech.

Leelah, a 17-year-old transgendered girl named Joshua Alcorn at birth, died of an apparent suicide late last month. She was struck by a semitrailer on southbound Interstate 71 near South Lebanon.

The “suicide note” and “sorry note” she posted on her blog went viral.

In it, Leelah wrote that she realized at the age of 4 she felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body.

Jeffrey Tambor plays a trans woman in Transparents.  He won “Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical” for his portrayal of Maura Jeffrey

Soloway has a transgendered parent.

Contact this columnist at arobinson@DaytonDailyNews.com or Twitter.com/DDNSmartMouth

 

 

 

 

 


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