Sunday, January 16, 2011

Golden Globes - quick hits

Some off-hand observations from an evening of Hollywood glitter and self congratulation.

First off, when you bring Ricky Gervais back a second time you really should know what you're getting yourself into.  Have a little thicker skin folks - these are jokes, 'mkay?

That being said, I doubt we'll see him next year.

His best line of the evening wasn't even directed to anyone in particular and was said right at the end, so many may have missed it:

"And finally, thank you to God for making me an atheist."

And now to my awards:

The Toughest Category goes to:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Drama (and longest category title)
Steve Buscemi
Bryan Cranston
Michael C. Hall
Jon Hamm
Hugh Laurie
Wow, now that's a loaded category.  Any one of them could have easily taken the award and although I would have preferred Cranston, I was happy to see Buscemi bring it home.

The Who Knew He Owned a Tux award goes to:
Trent Reznor

Nice job rockin' the thin tie-look. 

The Most Inspirational award goes to: 
 Glee star Chris Colfer and his heartfelt speech:
"But mostly importantly [a thank you] to all the amazing kids that watch our show and that our show celebrates and are constantly told 'no' [by] people and environments and bullies at school, that they can't be who they are or can't have what they want because of who they are... Screw that, kids."

The Best Presenter award is awarded to:
Robert Downey - Hilarious, witty, bawdy and perfect timing as always.  Perhaps we just saw next year's presenter???

(Runners up - Steve Carell and Tina Fey)

The So Last Year's News award goes to:

Mad Men.  Sorry folks, no love this year - although I still love ya.

The Best Acceptance Speech award goes to:

(Tie)  David Fincher and Steve Buscemi.  Concise, well-thought, funny and to the point.  Well done, lads.

The OMG, is She Actually Wearing That award goes to:

January Jones... who knew?? 
Sorry, I guess that should be How is She Actually Wearing That...

(two-sided tape)

The Wish I Knew What He Said award goes to:
Paul Giamatti.  He got bleeped right away - then kept the censor's fingers trembling the rest of the way.  God, how I love that guy!

The Creepy-as-all-Hell-Laugh award goes to:
Natalie Portman, right after she delivered the line, "He totally wants to sleep with me...", she let out this weird snickering cackle, which made her punch-line very creepy indeed.

The Most Gratuitous Cutaway award goes to:
Brad & Angelina.  Besides being the butt of many of Gervais' zingers, there really was no reason to be seeing them every third cutaway.  Except of course that they are... Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Also, Jack Nicholson wasn't there.

The Hey, Could we Actually Hear From Someone Who Deserves It award goes to:
Lisa Cholodenko, the Writer/Director of award-winning The Kids are Alright had to stand mute as the producer yapped on and on and took all the glory.  Now, I know the award is officially given to the producer, but cripes, it is her movie, at least let her say something.

The Looking Like a Wax Figure award goes to:
Sadly, Sandra Bullock, who usually comes off so effortlessly beautiful and charming looked sad and a little waxen. Ouch.

And, finally the Biggest Winner award goes to:
The Social Network won for Best Director, Best Drama, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score.
Nice job to Mr. Fincher - he looks to be a lock for Oscar Night as well.


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