Monday, January 16, 2012

The Golden Globes Redux

The award show season in Hollywood is like my football.  I read, watch movies, and make predictions ALL YEAR LONG to get ready for the Emmy's {in the fall}, The Critics' Choice Awards, The Golden Globes, The SAG Awards, and The Oscars.  I.  Love.  Award.  Shows.

With that being said, here are a few observations from last night's Golden Globes:
  • Winners on the red carpet:  Reese Witherspoon, Zooey Deschanel, Nicole Kidman, and Sofia Vergara.  
  • Losers on the red carpet:  Madonna, Madonna, Madonna, and Madonna.  Oh, and Sarah Michelle Gellar. 
  • Ricky Gervais seemed to be on a pretty tight leash this year, but he sent some major zings in Kim Kardashian's direction.  Winning!
  • Supporting Actor/Actress in a Television Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie:  Jessica Lange and Peter Dinklage.  Winter is coming, and so is the Antichrist!  What a fabulous win for them both!!!  
  • I was super, super surprised that Kate Winslet won for her work in Mildred Pierce.  I'm not saying she didn't deserve the award, but Mildred Pierce was not a favorite of the critics.  
  • DOWNTON ABBEY WON BEST TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES.  And it had some stiff competition.  If you follow the award show season at all, you know that HBO and Showtime normally wipe the television and mini-series categories clean...which is why...
  • Zooey Deschanel never had a chance against Laura Dern.  Or Laura Linney.  Because they can say as many bad words as they want.  Keep your chin up, Zooey D!
  • Who does Kelsey Grammar think he is, stealing that award away from my precious Steve Buscemi??  Never mind that he was Frasier and was once married to that crazy lady on Real Housewives...Buscemi was robbed, people.  
  • Game of Thrones was also robbed by Claire Danes and her wobbly chin.
  • A word {or two} on Madonna:  If Madonna were on fire and I had a glass of water, I'd drink it.  I absolutely cannot stand her.  It burns me up to know that next to her Golden Globe she won for Evita, there will now sit a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.  Madonna, if you're listening...you were born in MICHIGAN, not Devon, not London, and most definitely not England.  That accent is as fake as your nose and we all know very well that you didn't grow up watching foreign films.  Stop wearing one glove a la Michael Jackson, stop wearing ill-fitting clothing, wash your hair, and check back into reality.
  • Christopher Plummer.  He.  Is.  SO.  Fine.  Who knew?  Congrats, not only for the award, but for finding awesome work at the age of 83.
  • Octavia Spencer made me cry.
  • Meryl Streep did not.  Plus, she wore a banana clip. 
  • Viola Davis, like Steve Buscemi and Game of Thrones, was robbed.  Just remember, Viola...you is kind, you is smart, you is special!
  •  The Cloon wins.  Not surprising at all.  
All in all, this year's Golden Globes was a bit stiff, predictable, and boring.  The Hollywood Foreign Press should have thrown caution to the wind and given Gervais free reign.  Instead, he was onstage maybe four times and everything he said came through a filter.  

Favorite moment of the night?  Being able to tweet this:
 And if you don't get it, you have bad taste in movies. 

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