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My Golden Globes 2010 Review

Yes, the Golden Globes are a bit of a departure from tech gadgets and video games, but everyone loves an award ceremony, and they are great for taking shots at – so why not!

I usually prefer the Golden Globes to the Oscars, they seem to be a bit less biased toward the media circus and PR campaigns that lead up to this silly season in movies and TV … it seemed that way, but maybe not any more. The Usual Suspects (not the movie unfortunately) dominated, and the same big star bias was evident. Who are the Hollywood Foreign Press Association anyway? From “humble origins” (their words), they have grown to an organization that, while know mostly for the awards show, does stellar work for charity. They donated more than 1 Million dollars to entertainment-related charities alone last year.

As with all award shows, the red carpet is a big deal for the fashionistas – I’m not much into fashion, and don’t know haute couture from Hors d’Ĺ“uvres, but it’s pretty easy to pick the fashion disasters from the winners. I thought Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, and Sandra Bullock were the big disasters of the night, although there were a few over-frilly numbers that were also in contention. Contrary to most opinions, I thought Jennifer Aniston looked great – but then I’m male!

I’m a big fan of Ricky Gervais, everything except The Office in fact. His running dialogue with Steve Carel is getting pretty old, but I enjoyed the rest of his intros and patter. Unfortunately, I’m not really sure why they bothered though. The show wasn’t really set up for a host. Gervais made some cameo appearances, most seeming to be of his choosing, but he was wasted… bad joke. Just like the Mel Gibson one. As usual, the bias toward the luminaries was evident, with Meryl Streep being allowed to drone on unintelligibly for what seemed an eternity, while other lesser-lights were violin-ed into verbal submission, and marched off stage as quickly as possible.

I followed several social media types online during the awards, and it was neat to see how even stars in the auditorium were posting – Neal Patrick Harris posting a great pic of him and Micky Rourke! Honestly, I found the actual awards pretty boring, it’s the candid crowd shots that are fun! It was fun, however, to see Lithgow, Barrymore, Waltz, Downey Jr., Bacon and especially Jeff Bridges win. It was far more disappointing to see James Cameron’s Avatar bandwagon roll on – regardless of the fact it is actually quite an average movie (special effects aside). I really keep trying hard to like Cameron, but it’s a losing cause. He is to movies what Molyneux is to video games – they both believe they are God. Best Director? Lets be honest, it was closer to an achievement award than for this movie. Speaking of lifetime achievements, Scorsese was brilliant, as usual. A well deserved Cecille B. DeMille, interesting introduction, and a classic Scorsese acceptance. He really is classic old school.

I imagine the Oscars will be pretty much the same. I think i’ll need far more wine to get through that though!

  1. January 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    i think Tina fey looked like a demented newspaper and drew Barrymore looked like mixed up puffin!:)

  2. February 8, 2010 at 1:07 am

    haha, Jen is so crazy! I love her.

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