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The Golden Globe Awards January 18, 2010

Posted by judylobo in Film Awards.

I watched the Golden Globe Awards last night and admit I was surprised by a few of the winners. I was going to send out some of my own thoughts on the award show but Nikki Finke said it all so well I am just sending you her link.  Who is Nikki Finke you say?  She is a Hollywood blogger. Her blog is all about Tinseltown, awards, rumors, breaking gossip and more.  Yes, I know – it is trashy (and I love it).  We all need a break from the usual horrible news of the day every now and then.

Here is a sample of what she had to say about last night’s show:

‘But that’s why people tune in to the annual Golden Globes even though it’s a completely meaningless awards show by a scandal-riddled organization called the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on a network desperate for any kind of ratings. Because, over the years, Jack Nicholson has mooned the audience, Jim Carrey has talked out of his butt, Christine Lahti was locked in the bathroom, and other unscripted weirdness occurs at this intimate dinner. Including 1982’s low point when Pia Zadora’s husband bought her best “New Star Of The Year”. And that’s the perennial problem with the Golden Globes: they have zero integrity. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: studios and networks who lavishly lobby the HFPA usually score nominations. Stars win in direct correlation to their glamour quotient. Everything about the awards is geared towards hyping the media’s interest and the telecast’s ratings. Even the small motley group of freelancers who belong to the HFPA won’t grant membership to the real foreign journalists at the prestige newspapers across the world. NBC and Dick Clark Productions could clean up the Globes but choose not to. Instead, the entire entertainment industry props up this pathetic show because it’s seen as a night-long marketing tool. Therefore, it’s ridiculous to consider the movie categories as a window on the Oscar front runners. So I will not treat tonight with any seriousness’.

Check out the rest of her blog here.

Best Picture, Drama — Avatar
Best Picture, Comedy/Musical — The Hangover
Best Director — James Cameron, Avatar
Best Actress, Drama — Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Best Actor, Drama — Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Best Actress, Comedy/Musical — Meryl  Streep, Julie & Julia
Best Actor, Comedy/Musical — Robert Downey Jr, Sherlock Holmes
Best Supporting Actress — Mo’Nique, Precious
Best Supporting Actor — Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Best Foreign Language Film — The White Ribbon
Best Animated Feature — Up
Best Screenplay — Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
Best Original Score — Michael Giacchino, Up
Best Original Song — The Weary Kind, Crazy Heart
Best TV Series, Drama  –  Mad Men
Best TV Series, Comedy  — Glee
Best TV Miniseries — Grey Gardens
Best Actress, TV Miniseries — Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
Best Actor, TV Miniseries — Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
Best Actress, TV Drama — Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Best Actor, TV Drama — Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Best Actress, TV Comedy — Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Best Actor, TV Comedy — Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Best Supporting Actress, TV — Chloe Sevigny, Big Love
Best Supporting Actor, TV — John Lithgow, Dexter



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