Sunday, January 17, 2010

"Avatar" Wins Top Globes

Like last year, I thought the Golden Globes were a big snnnoooozzzeee. Ricky Gervais didn't add much. Surprised by the double Avatar victory. And Best Picture Oscar front runner The Hurt Locker got 0 wins. Only four times in Golden Globes history has the eventual winner of the Oscar for Best Picture won zero Globes: Casablanca (1943), The Sting (1973), The Godfather Part II (1974), and Crash (2005).

Jeff Bridges made up for his BFCA blunder in which he accidentally called writer-director Scott Cooper, Chris Cooper! I liked Bridges' speech, bringing his parents into it. I also liked his joke about the standing ovation cramping his reputation for being under appreciated... funny! I think the best speech of the night was Scorsese's for the Cecil B. DeMille Award (if a bit long). But really the show was "moment"-less. Quentin got screwed; I hope he gets at least the Oscar for Screenplay.

The biggest surprise, betting-wise was Chloe Sevigny's win over Jane Lynch for Supporting TV Actor; followed by Downey Jr.'s win (for Sherlock Holmes) over Matt Damon and Michael Stuhlbarg in Comedy/Musical Actor.

Usually there is one upset in the acting for the Oscar but I can't see where it would happen this year: Bridges, Streep, Waltz, Mo'nique. Who'd get bumped?


Jeremy said...

It seemed they went for box office winners this year (ie. "Avatar", Sandra Bullock for "The Blind Side", Robert Downey Jr. for "Sherlock Holmes") Also surprised "The Hurt Locker" didn't win.

Anonymous said...

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