Sunday, January 11, 2009

"Slumdog Millionaire," "John Adams," "30 Rock" Big Winners At the Golden Globes; Kate Winslet Nabs Two Globes

The Globes were a bit dull. Just like the Emmys, Ricky Gervais was the only real highlight. I did like Laura Linney's speech and Tracy Morgan's irreverence. But jees, the Globes felt long.

Although generally an actor, say Tom Hanks-- who was right there-- would normally be asked, I admire the HFPA for choosing Martin Scorsese to present to Spielberg. It seemed more genuine. The clip reel was weak (how do you screw that up?). I did like Spielberg's speech (and seeing Drew Barrymore-- Gertie!-- in the audience).

Surprises? A few. Colin Farrell-- a pleasant surprise. Oddly, Vicky Christina Barcelona won up against the others (despite no other wins) but go Woody! And of course Kate Winslet's double win-- hated her speeches-- if you can call them that. Poor Penelope Cruz-- supporting should have been hers.

There was a whole lotta love in the room for Mickey Rourke-- will he win the Oscar?

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