Sunday, January 17, 2010


The Golden Globes were held this evening in a rainy Beverly Hills, and as usual, it was an awards show that offered very little in the way of surprises.  Ricky Gervais hosting got a few good zingers in, notably about people being able to buy their Golden Globes, the NBC mess, and Mel Gibson -- in between sips of his beer and the hawking of his projects. 

Seemed like the most heartfelt -- and to me, the best -- speech of the night was by Austrian Christoph Waltz who won Best Supporting Actor for his amazing turn in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.  James Cameron won for Best Director and Avatar won for Best Film (did you see his strange hair??)  I was disappointed, but not surprised, that the Hollywood Foreign Press went for that movie instead of less populist (but perhaps more deserving?) folks and films.  It will be interesting to compare the results of the Globes to the Oscars next month.  From those who watched: any favorite moments?  Surprises?  Disappointments?


  1. What bothered me (besides all the obvious bothersome things)was that Jason Reitman adapting a book into a screenplay (albeit a good one) was somehow seen as a greater achievement than Quentin Tarantino writing Inglorious Basterds from scratch.

    How do you not have original and adapted categories? A guy walks into Borders, picks up a bestseller, and he's 3/4 of the way to a Golden Globe.

  2. Why was the stage so hard to get to? Gervais was a great host, I thought. And my song, "The Weary Kind" won... YEAH!


  3. Zak - agreed, those are two different skills. yeah, I never read the book Up in the Air, but supposedly it's markedly different that the film. Still though, they ought to have two categories -- original and adapted.

    Ford - still waiting to see "Crazyheart" -- speaking of crazy though, how about that T-Bone Burnett!


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