Monday, January 12, 2009

Golden Globes: zzzzzz...Kate Winslet! zzzzzz... OMG Kate Winslet! zzzzzz

Well, that wasn't one of the more entertaining Globes ceremonies I've seen. The highlights were definitely watching Kate Winslet almost lose her shit on stage with her TWO wins (I haven't seen either "Revolutionary Road" or "The Reader" so I can't opine on the merits of either victory). Also liked seeing Mickey Rourke win and deliver a surprisingly gracious (though still quirky) acceptance speech for Best Actor. Loved the shout-out to his dogs. Oh yeah, and the "Mad Men" victory was pretty sweet, too.

Meanwhile, the juggernaut aka "Slumdog Millionaire" continues to roll on...To which all I have to say is a big fat YAWN. Alas, the love thrown its way looks like a pretty good preview of the Oscars this year.

Tina Fey was a hoot, though she's generally teetering on the edge of overexposure these days...and I'm not talking about her decolletage. No one else was really very funny that I can recall, though Ricky Gervais did crack me up when he swigged his booze onstage and referred to Kate Winslet's hilarious turn on "Extras." In general, the best speeches were the short, classy ones, like Chris Nolan's acceptance on behalf of Heath Ledger. And I continue to worship slavishly at the altar of the lovely Laura Linney.

Fashion scene was rather dull, as most people dressed tastefully and disappointingly tamely - lots of neutral colors and graceful flowing lines. Except for Renee Zellweger, who looked like a fright - hair, dress, expression, everything was just...wrong. Whatever happened to that adorable girl next door from "Jerry Maguire"?

Several presenters did not seem to know how to deal with the teleprompter, which just made them look like idiots. Also, the choice and pairing of presenters was frequently random and not particularly well conceived, IMO. Whose idea was it to invite the Jonas Brothers, anyway?

But no major mishaps or "WTF" moments that I noticed. Too bad, really. Tonight's show could have used some.


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