I've Seen Your Picture, Your Name in Lights Above It

Phew! That crazy night is over! One of these days, I’d love to attend an awards show. At the very least, it would be fun to sit on the red carpet and watch the stars walk in. Yes, I do think that would be fun. I love movies. It’s that simple. Some thoughts on the Golden Globes (in no particular order).

1. Thank God George Clooney was there. He makes everything better.
2. Mo’Nique totally deserved to win. She was my one bet for the evening.
3. Mo’Nique’s speech was great, but also a little sad and creepy. Also, it’s funny to remember that when all this Award Season buzz started, she was all, “I don’t care about awards. I want money.”
4. Mariah Carey needs a better stylist. Her boobs need their own stylist.
5. Best dressed? Sofia Vergara, Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Anna Paquin, Kate Winslet
6. Worst Dressed (that stuck in my mind)? Amy Adams (very matronly – she should talk to Catherine Zeta-Jones and Cate Blanchett about hot awards season maternity wear), Mariah Carey, Tina Fey (I love her, but I do not want to go to there), Cher (doing her best Morticia Addams), and all of the porcelain-skinned ladies who felt the need to wear dresses the same color as their skin (although Christina Hendrinks is a fave of mine regardless).
7. Biggest guy trend? BEARDS! Did you see William Hurt rocking his? Awesome! And props to Daniel Day-Lewis for not wearing something wacky.
8. Did anyone else notice how HORRIBLE the camera work was? The operators had no idea where they were supposed to be or who they were supposed to be filming, which led to a lot of jerky movement and cuts. I think I heard the sound of people being fired.
9. Best sense of humor in regards to himself? Mel Gibson! I loved that he followed Ricky Gervais’ drunk comment by speaking with a “drunken slur” when he started to present his award.
10. Worse sense of humor in regards to himself? Paul McCartney. Although maybe he had no idea he was being talked about. It was a pretty funny joke though.
11. Overall, I thought Ricky Gervais did a fine job. I was hoping he’d be a little more risque, but that’s cool. He seemed underused for a host, though. What’s the point of having one if he’s not going to be out there? I think one of the great things about the Globes was that they weren’t slowed down by a host. Ricky Gervais didn’t slow the show down, but he didn’t raise the bar, either. The show would have been just as good without any host.
12. Felicity Huffman flubbed her lines, but was adorable doing it. That’s what live TV is all about!
13. George Lucas was there, sitting right in front with Marty Scorsese, but for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why. Anyone know?
14. Know who wasn’t there? Brad and Angelina! Made for a very pleasant evening.
15. I might get a little criticism for this, but I thought the ribbons for Haiti were a bit too much. I think it’s great that people “care” and are getting involved and donating money, but there’s a twinge of insincerity to it all. I couldn’t quite put a finger on it, but my friend figured me out. I think it’s that so few of them genuinely cared about Haiti before the earthquake. Now it’s the crisis of the moment, so everyone wants to take part and show their support. That’s great, but Haiti could have used some help before this.
16. Ah, NBC, you really screwed up with this Late Night debacle. Even movie stars are taking sides. Publicly. At the Globes. Which were on NBC.
17. Speaking of which… Hooray for Julianna Margulies! I love The Good Wife and was happy she won. I also loved her speech and her mention of the 10p drama. I also loved that she kissed George Clooney on her way to the stage. Lucky lady!
18. Nurse Hathaway and Dr. Ross 4 eva!
19. How funny was it when Jon Hamm walked up on stage after Mad Men won and there were no other cast members up there? He was just up there looking like a fool until the rest of them showed up! Hilarious.
20. Robert Downey, Jr. had a funny speech. Drew Barrymore had an unfocused one (although I liked that she said she had been coming to this since she was 7 and that these people were her family. In a way it was very sad.).
21. Martin Scorsese gave a great speech. Very genuine. The man has done so much for film. His movies have paved the path for the future, but he has also reached out to save the past. The man eats, sleeps, and breathes movies. It’s inspiring. I love people who love movies.
22. Glee over Modern Family. Thoughts?
23. I get James Cameron for Best Director, but not Avatar for Best Picture/Drama. I was disappointed with that win. The Oscar race should be interesting this year. They don’t separate Comedy/Musicals and Drama, but this year they are allowing 10 Best Movie nominations. Should make for an interesting category.
24. I think if George Clooney met me, we would fall in love.
25. Jason Reitman loves his wife and his parents. That makes him awesome. Ivan Reitman was actually my one celeb sighting when I was in LA last spring. Yes, I am aware that very few people would recognize Ivan Reitman.
26. Loved Sandra Bullock’s thank you to her husband. He has her back.

Now that the results are in, I can narrow down the movies I still need to see. I think Crazy Heart needs to be seen and I’ll probably want to see A Single Man (just because). Oh, and White Ribbon, which I heard is really good and won the Best Foreign Film Globe. The Oscar nominations come out 2/2 (also the season premiere of LOST – very busy day for me), so I’l get back to business for that. I know there are other things I should be mentioning in this post but am forgetting. What were your thoughts – on the wins, losses, broadcast, red carpet – anything? Do you agree with me? Disagree? Please share!

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