I have gone over a few times in past posts about how I think Winston is the most underrated character and under-utilized actor on the New Girl cast. Whether you agree or disagree (Schmidt does put up an excellent fight for audience favourite, for sure), it’s undeniable that Lamorne Morris is a comedic genius. His timing is impeccable, his tone is always spot on and his delivery is perfect. The New Girl writers are making it super hard for me to pick just one of the guys to marry and settle down with and live happily ever after, let me tell you that much.
This week, My Personal Top 10 Winston Bishop Moments (season 1 and 2):
1. Rant “It is Saturday”
This is my all-time favourite Winston moment. Sure, others have come and gone that could be argued are better suited to top this list, but this was the moment that I realized that I loved Winston Bishop.
Winston just started a new job, forcing him to work strange hours. That same Saturday that he’s trying to catch up on his sleep, Nick gets caught two-timing a few girls, Jess finds out that the guys have fantasized about her, Cece has some weird, sort of quarter-life crisis and Schmidt is outed for sleeping with Cece. Shenanigans. Winston wakes up to enter the living room and break up the chaos and goes on this little tangent. It’s really the first time we get to see Winston do something really, really funny that makes him stand out from the rest of the cast;and yes, everything about it is perfect:
“Okay now Saturday, is a day for sleeping. And damn it! You will NOT take that away from me! Who am I? WHO AM I? Well I am Theodore K. Mullins. And Nick is my lover on the downlow. Tell her Nick. Tell her how it really goes down in apartment 4D! Oh great Negro spiritual, please come down and loosen these chains on this woman! Flesh on flesh. When the lights are off, we are all the same. Dear Lord, HELP ME, Father! Get out of my house. GET OUT OF MY HOUSE!”
“Now go away. Because I’M having cereal.”
2. Winston singing “Defying Gravity” and other songs from the musical Wicked
Really, any clip of Winston singing anything is spectacular. You will see this again down the list. But arguably one of the best New Girl moments thus far as a whole (yeah, I’ll go there) is when Winston is driving to see Shelby and starts singing songs from the musical Wicked at the top of his lungs on the drive to Mexico, unaware that Cece and Schmidt are in the trunk, hiding.
3. Breaking down at Nick’s dad’s funeral
I know Winston was close to Nick and his family but this moment… I CAN’T EVEN.
4. “I’ve got thick thighs and a fat ass!”
Everyone knows the Golden Globes, in a way, are a prelude to the Ocars. If you’re nominated for a G.G. in a movie category, chances are you’ll get an Oscar nod for it as well. With that said, the Golden Globes nominations were unveiled bright and early this morning.
Ryan Gosling, the crew of Ides of March and the cast of The Help reign supreme. Let’s take a look as some of the nominations. The Huffington Post has the complete list. The * beside a name indications who I’d like to see win.
BEST PICTURE, DRAMA
“The Ides of March” *
BEST PICTURE, COMEDY
“My Week With Marilyn”
“Midnight in Paris”
BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY
Michelle Williams, ”My Week With Marilyn”
Jodie Foster, ”Carnage”
Kristen Wiig, ”Bridesmaids” *
Charlize Theron, ”Young Adult”
Kate Winslet, ”Carnage”
BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
George Clooney in “The Descendants”
Brad Pitt in ”Moneyball”
Leonardo DiCaprio in ”J.Edgar”
Ryan Gosling in ”The Ides of March” * (He also gets a nod for his role in “Crazy, Stupid Love”)
Michael Fassbender in ”Shame”
BEST COMEDY SERIES
“New Girl” * (The star Zooey Deschanel also gets a nod for Best Actress, Comedy)
BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA
“American Horror Story”
“Boardwalk Empire” *
“Game of Thrones”
The Golden Globes will be hosted by Ricky Gervais for the third time in a row. They will air on January 15. Check your local t.v. listings.