Thursday, January 17, 2008

Did anyone see the Golden Globes?

Let me just be the first to say that it was the most awesomely bad thing I've seen in a while. Because of the WGA strike, and the fact that WGA wouldn't grant a waver to the foreign press for the event, writers were going to picket the event, and none of the actors/celebrities would have crossed the line, least if they ever wanted to work again.

So, the awards were called off and a press conference hosted by Billy Bush and a younger version of Mary Hart took its place. They would read off the nominees, read the winner and then have a back and forth that went a little like this...

BB: WOW! I did not see that coming!
YMH: Yeah, what a big surprise, although I did love that movie.
BB: Yeah that movie was great, and I'm a big tool.

Occasionally they would go over to two other tools, whose names I didn't bother to read and they would talk about the winners in this matter:

T#1: Wow, what a great performance so and so gave!
T#2: Yeah, there's certainly nothing getting in their way for the Oscars this year!

BLAH! What a complete waste of an hour, the only significant thing is the fact that hopefully it will be the only awards show like it.

And frankly, this just brings home the fact that the real losers with this strike mess are us viewers. No offices, no 30 rocks only 8 episodes of Lost...

And the globes were usually fun to watch because recipients of the awards were loose and candid in their acceptance speeches, which lead to some genuinely funny moments like Geena Davis (who knew?) and Sasha Baron Cohen (A bit PG-13, watch out for little ears in the room). Surely watching Johnny Deep accept might have been fun.

Now we have to hope for some sort of resolution, or the Oscars are going to be the same sort of thing, which REALLY will be a shame.

So Provoian, what think ye?


  1. What's the difference between a Golden Globe and an Oscar?

  2. The Golden Globes are given out by the Foreign Press and the Oscars by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The Oscars are a MUCH bigger deal, drawing the second biggest TV audience of the year behind the super bowl. Losing the Oscars to the writers strike would be a big blow to the Producers Alliance, yet it may turn public opinion against the writers.

    I've always liked watching the Oscars with my family. We have good eats and hang out, good times...great oldies. So I'm hoping there's some sort of resolution.

  3. Thanks for reducing my ignorance.