6 Times Amal Was Totally Unimpressed With Her Husband's Award Show
Amal Alamuddin may have been the most exciting guest at Sunday night's Golden Globes; it was the first time we've seen her on the red carpet at an award show since she and George Clooney tied the knot back in September, and the minute she stepped out of her car, all eyes were on her. She stunned in a black Dior Haute Couture gown, which she accessorized with her own white opera-length gloves, and was eloquent and charismatic while speaking to reporters. She was a total natural! Inside, though, Amal seemed pretty unimpressed with her husband's silly award show — we imagine her sitting there in the room, among A-list Hollywood stars, silently thinking, "So this is what you do?" Tina Fey and Amy Poehler paid homage to the accomplished lawyer in their opening monologue (resulting in one of the funniest jokes of the night), and Amal mustered a polite smile when the cameras panned to her. Throughout the ceremony, it seemed like her boredom may have gotten the best of her.
In her defense, Amal is used to dealing with some pretty exciting, high-level events in her work. As Tina and Amy pointed out, Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an advisor to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected for a three-person UN commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip — so, maybe an award show just isn't that big of a deal to her. Amal did perk up during her husband's acceptance speech, though: when George hit the stage to accept the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, he took the chance to gush about his new bride, saying, "It's a humbling thing when you find someone to love. . . Amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn't be more proud to be your husband." Keep reading for six moments when Amal probably just wanted to go home, and be sure to check out tons more of our Golden Globes coverage here.