Monday, January 18, 2010

Golden Globes, You Crack Me Up, or What I Did Last Night

Last night was the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. You know how excited I've been getting and last night did not disappoint! I got together with a bunch of ladies, including shine and gofahne , to watch the show, stuff our faces, and drink ourselves silly. The spread was definitely cheese heavy (never a complaint mind you). I made two kinds of crostini- one with pepper goat cheese, tomato, and arugula; the other with regular goat cheese, Provencal turkey, arugula, and a honey balsamic vinaigrette. They were scrumptious if I may say so myself. I wish I could take soul credit for their creation, but that really goes here and here .

How did my predictions go? Ok, I'd say- 13 out of 25. My highlights:

* Ricky Gervais. Most of the blogs and entertainment sites slammed him, but we thought he was funny. I loved that he shilled his own DVD's, kept drinking beer from the podium (which lead to his best joke/introduction: "I enjoy a drink as much as the next guy... unless the next guy is Mel Gibson"), and shameless lambaste of any and every celebrity. That being said, did the Globes benefit from having a host this year? I don't think so.

* Robert Downey Jr's "all me" acceptance speech. I've always wanted someone to get up there, thank no one but themselves, and get off the stage. We got that, kinda, with Downey's funny speech. A definite YouTube moment.

* Mo'nique's speech. Not the god part (though someone did point out she was the only one who thanked god. Finally!), but the part at the end about speaking out about abuse and violence. "It's now time to tell, and it's okay". A lovely sentiment for anyone out there dealing with similar situations as in the movie "Precious".

* "The Hangover" wins best comedy. It never occurred to me to pick it- I thought there was no way in hell a raucous "frat-boy" movie would win. Wow! What a game changer. This opens the door for other "R" rated comedies to be recognized for the entertainment they provide.

* Can someone please shut James Cameron up? I'm still pissed he won Best Director (shouldn't he have just gotten a science & technology award? We're really praising the tech, the 3D, not his directing style. This should have gone to Tarrantino or Bigelow (it's about time a woman won, and if any were more poised to do so, it's her). Also, GET A HAIRCUT, HIPPIE! I know you've got the money to head to Supercuts. You look ridiculous.

* Outfits- i.e. The Horror. I was surprised at how few train wrecks there were this year. Little misses here and there (I'm not even going to talk about Cher and Christina Aguilara's "clothes").

* Martin Scorsese's Acceptance Speech. All the haters need to quiet down! I loved his speech. It's nice to hear a little reverence for the past, especially the man for which the award was named (Cecil B. DeMille). Surely there are hundred's of people out there for whom a history lesson is needed. I know several of the people I watched with learned something from the speech. For those in the know, what do you expect from him? He is film. This would be like asking Quentin Tarrantino to not reference movies when he speaks. Impossible!

* On the TV front, I couldn't believe "Glee" won, though I'm also not surprised. Best actor/actress drama was also a surprise. Julianna Margulies really deserved some recognition, who would have thought she'd get it with fellow nominees like Glenn Close, Anna Paquin, and Kyra Sedgwick? Michael C. Hall finally won for "Dexter"- it seemed like a lost cause and another surprise!

The best part, of course, was talking with friends about movies and TV- a dream come true for me! I'm not sure how it was suggested, but we are now starting a movie club- all the films you MUST see (the real classics, the ones that influenced filmmakers and entertainment of today, the ones most referenced, etc). I'm going to get started on my list. I anticipate it taking longer than expected. Suggestions?


  1. LOL I think the award should have just gone to Cameron's hair. I was also very much looking forward to last night, and I was quite pleased. I loved Ricky Gervais, a thousand million times better than the clusterfuck of tv hosts that did it a few years ago. I think Michael C. Hall was my favorite surprise...

  2. I had so much fun, even though I didn't know crap about what I was watching, and I am SOOOOO freaking excited about the movie club that it borders on insane. I'm working on the list as we speak! I also loved Meryl Streep's speech, but I'm pretty much in agreement on everything else.

  3. Dude. Cher was just bringing back "If I Could Turn Back Ti-ime."

    Also, I'm pretty sure movie club started because I have seen...NO MOVIES. Or TV shows, really. I'm hopeless. I can't wait for movie club!

    Also, how could Michael C. Hall NOT win? He has the CANCER. I'm bizarrely proud of The Hangover myself. Even though I'm not sure it should have beat out (500) Days of Summer. that what it beat out? Well, whatever I mean, I'm glad it won.

  4. I feel there should be an award, perhaps at the Razzi's, for Cameron's hair- too awful!

    As for Michael C Hall, I don't think cancer had anything to do with his win- it wasn't widely known at the time of voting. I'm simply surprised that he won when he has never won before. He wouldn't have been my choice (as evident from my list).

    PS- The last time the Globes had a host was 1975. It was the Emmy's that had that horrible reality TV host orgy. Thank god they let that go (and the stage in the round as well)!!

    Thanks for reading!!

  5. ok... i loved that chloe sivegny was pissed about her dress getting ripped, and called the guy out before her speech! i would have done the same thing

  6. I know! What was even better was you could tell she was trying to be polite and not mention anything but then got flustered! I love her!