Golden Globes viewers may have missed out on celebrities rubbing elbows at this year’s semi-virtual awards show, but they did find a surprising new pastime: rating the stars’ living rooms.
Co-hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the bicoastal ceremony was largely attended remotely due to the pandemic, with nominees Zooming in from all over the world — inadvertently giving fans a rare glimpse into their homes.
Big win: The popular Twitter account ‘Room Rater’ gave A-listers marks for their backgrounds at Sunday night’s Golden Globes, with Taylor-Joy getting a perfect ten
‘Thank God he’s talented’: Jeff Daniels was given a low four for having poor lighting and ‘too many doors’ in the room where he set up his camera
Claude Taylor, 57, started Room Rater back in April after stay-at-home orders had late night talk shows, news programs, and even benefit concerts being recorded from inside people’s homes.
The Golden Globes’ first semi-virtual show gave him another opportunity to weigh-in on the stars’ makeshift studios, though many of them likely had professional help getting their homes camera-ready before the show.
Actress Anya Taylor-Joy, 24, earned her first Golden Globe for the chess drama The Queen’s Gambit at Sunday’s 78th annual awards, but she also got a perfect score for her background.
‘Brought her “A” lighting game. Great lamp/mirror work. Tall plant. 10/10,’ Room Rater commented on the setup.
Perfect ten: Eugene Levy gave fans a wide shot of his livng room, which featured a cream couch and striped chairs
Nice touch: Don Cheadle got a perfect ten thanks to his well-curated art collection
He got a glow! Jared Leto was praised for his ‘other level lighting game’
‘Classic’: Legendary producer Norman Lear got a ten for showing off his stunning living room
However, Taylor-Joy’s fans may be disappointed to know that she was in a hotel room, not her living room when she accepted the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Jared Leto, 49, earned a ten thanks to his ‘other level lighting game’ that gave him a glow and the ‘great spacing’ on his bookcase.
Actors Eugene Levy, 74, and Don Cheadle, 56, and legendary producer Norman Lear, 98, also received top scores for their backgrounds, but not everyone was that lucky.
Hugh Grant, 60, was just one point shy of getting a ten. While Room Rater loved the art and flowers in The Undoing star’s room, the account described Grant’s peach drapes as being just ‘good enough.’
Colin Farrell, 44, received a seven for his dark, moody-looking room, which featured a globe and a drum.
Aww: Minari Director Lee Isaac Chung definitely earned points for his adorable daughter, who sat on his lap while he accepted the award for Best Foreign Language film
Zoom ready: Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell also got a perfect score thanks to her room decor
Blame the drapes? Hugh Grant was just one point shy of getting a ten
Respectable score: Colin Farrell received a seven for his dark, moody-looking room, which featured a globe and a drum
Keeping it professional: Fans noticed that Daniel Levy opted to sit in front of a backdrop
Compound: Another Twitter user joked about how Aaron Sorkin was surrounded by women during the telecast
However, the lowest score of the night went to Jeff Daniels, 66, who set up his camera in front of three white doors.
‘Too many doors. Poorly lit. Thank God he’s talented and doesn’t care,’ Room Rater tweeted, giving the actor a measly four.
But others were deeply amused by the room, with one person tweeting: ‘A real actor like Jeff Daniels knows that true talent isn’t measured by how many awards you win — it’s measured by how many doors you have in your guest bedroom.’
‘Welcome to the only Jeff Daniels-themed virtual escape room. Jeff’s Hall of Many Doors!’ someone else joked.
Others were delighted to see celebs such as Jodie Foster, 48, and Regina King, 50, letting their pets take center stage.
Amazing: Jodie Foster (left) was wearing pajamas and cuddled up with her wife Alexandra Hedison (right) and their dog when she gave her acceptance speech
Something to cheers to: People loved Bill Murray’s laidback appearance at the awards show
Too cute: Regina King’s dog, Cornbread, stole the show during her pre-Golden Globes interview
Can I get a plus one? The Crown star Emma Corrin brought her pet along for the video call from home, which delighted her fans
Foster, who won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for her role in The Mauritanian, was wearing pajamas and cuddled up with her wife Alexandra Hedison and their dog when she gave her acceptance speech.
Meanwhile, King let her dog, Cornbread, chill out in a doggie bed behind her during the pre-show while she showed off her Louis Vuitton gown and spoke about her nominated film, ‘One Night in Miami,’ which she directed.
‘MVP of the Golden Globes pre-show thus far is Regina King’s dog,’ one fan tweeted.
And Emma Corrin’s cat arguably stole the show when she scooped up the coveted Best Actress trophy for her role as Princess Diana in ‘The Crown.’
Sharing a screenshot of the actress holding her feline friend as she accepted her award in front of a packed bookcase, one Twitter user wrote: ‘Emma Corrin bringing her cat to the Golden Globes is the best part of the night.’