Monday, January 14, 2013


I have to.  I love the Golden Globes.  I loved them way before people even knew what they were.  When I was a kid they would be on a some small independent local station and I'd watch them with awe and fascination.  Drunk celebrities.  Seeing the actors in a very relaxed setting.  Never knew what they'd do or say.  One year Bette Midler fell under the table. She was hilarious.  Since they have become more popular and mainstream, they are a little bit tamer because it's now national television, but it is still the most fun award show of the season. Last night didn't let me down.  It is full of stars looking fabulous.  Only best acting, best picture, best TV, and director awards.  No "below the line" awards which are valuable but make the Oscars deadly dull. Only familiar faces getting up on the stage.  A true Hollywood fashion show. 

This year NBC had the Today Show crew on the red carpet. I didn't think they were very good at it and made me realize it is a skill set.  Regis Philbin was the first person I ever saw do red carpet interviews and he made it look effortless, so I never realized it was difficult, but Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, and Al Roker brought little to light.  Ryan Seacrest and Guiliana Rancic did a better show on E.  Guiliana, though I have new respect for her, looks like E.T. She shouldn't ever wear her hair off her face.  I look forward to Joan Rivers and the Fashion Police on E tonight.

Now, as far as the awards themselves....Thrilled about Ben Affleck.  The Academy nominations snubbed him and I think Argo was one of the top films of the year.  I was a bit surprised by Quentin Tarantino receiving the best screenplay award.  Thrilled that Christoph Waltz won for Django Unchained.  I thought he was fantastic. So happy for Hugh Jackman always. Daniel Day Lewis won deservedly for Lincoln.  Homeland won big.  Girls did too, which I don't watch, but always thrilled when a new young, woman gets acknowledged. Adele was brilliant in her speech for Best Song for Skyfall. Great surprises...President Bill Clinton introducing the clip for Lincoln!  Standing ovation and thunderous applause.

Jodie Foster.  She received the Cecil B. Demille Award.  Introduced by Robert Downey Jr. with a fast paced clip segment. Her speech was long, rambling, moving, and confusing. She honored her mother with beautiful heartfelt words.  Clearly, her mother must suffer with alzheimer's or some form of dementia.  She alluded to retiring at the end, but she clarified backstage that she wasn't, so not sure what she was trying to convey.  No matter, she is beautiful, accomplished, and a much-respected star.  The only thing that ever confuses me is her blind loyalty for Mel Gibson. I don't get it, but we should all be so lucky to have that good of a friend.  

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as the first female co-hosts for the Golden Globes were exquisite.  They were funny, charming, and beautiful.  The only problem was there wasn't enough of them.  They are one of the best comedic duos.  They have a great and easy rhythm together.  So, all in all, it was another great Golden Globes.  It's downhill from here.  

Sidebars:  Hurray for the San Francisco 49ers! Now they have to go into Atlanta and beat the Falcons.  Baltimore needs to beat the Patriots in Boston.  Clearly, rooting for a Harbaugh Super Bowl!  Come on, Harbaugh brothers. It's your time.  Because of the Globes, totally behind on the Sunday line-up.  I can't leave without mentioning the humorless Tommy Lee Jones.  No big surprise, but to catch it in full view on the Globes....Tonight is night number two for The Bachelor.  Also, The Biggest Loser is on, too.  Almost 60 degrees today, but going back to seasonal temperatures tomorrow.  

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