Did you watch the 2014 Golden Globes? What were you watching for? Hopefully… talent! I was watching for the talent factor on stage last night. If we scale back the pageantry, all that’s left is talent! So, I’ve come up with the top 3 things that you can learn from the talent we saw at the Golden Globes ceremony last night. Here’s how to put them into practice in your own career:
1. Personality: Not every actor — especially if you’re just starting out — is aware that there’s a lot of wait time in this industry. Seventy percent of the time you spend on-set is actually spent waiting to shoot. The flip side of this downtime is that it allows for a perfect opportunity to let your personality shine. Last night we saw the stars during some of their downtime. Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Lawrence, and Taylor Swift are just a few of the stars we got to see goofing off and letting their true selves shine: from the red carpet, to the dinner table, to the stage. Take their cue and remember that a winning personality is key to getting work & succeeding in this business!
2. Diversity: There was a lot of diversity on stage last night. For example, Andy Samberg is a triple threat: he sings, he acts, and he has great comedic skills. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association crowned his show Best Comedy and gave Samberg the award for Best Actor in a TV Comedy. Why?He is a multi-talented actor and hits it on all of his marks. Samberg, who was nominated for the first time, beat out comedic heavyhitters such as Michael J. Fox, Jim Parsons, and Jason Bateman.
3. Style: In-demand actors are in-demand because of their talent, but let’s not forget they have style too. Award shows serve as yet another opportunity for stars to show off their unique style. Why not make everyday an opportunity to craft your own style? Look at someone like Cate Blanchett who was nominated for her starring role in “Blue Jasmine.” Cate took the 71st Golden Globe Awards as an opportunity to rock the red carpet in an elegant, black-lace Armani dress. She looked regal and exuded an undeniable sense of style and confidence. What you choose to wear — whether it be to an audition, a film screening, or out on the street — says a lot about who you are and how you want to be perceived. Cate didn’t need to bare herself to make a style statement or to get noticed. To me, that was the smartest style approach we saw at the Golden Globes. It was subtle, yet memorable. Remember, how you present yourself is how you will be remembered in this industry. Always put your best foot — and face — forward!
Isabelle Dungan is the Editor-in-Chief of ClaimFame. She is also a working actress, writer, and personality. Isabelle has worked in the casting, editorial, and entertainment industries since 2007 and is excited to apply her varied experiences to help actors further their careers!
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