Monday, January 17, 2011

The Golden Globes Recap

     I didn't make predictions for the Golden Globes like ~M did, but still, I had some thoughts.  Mostly, I thought they had it wrong with the nominees, so the winners were less important.  What I like about The Golden Globes is 1. it brings television and film together, and 2. there's drinking.  However, my #1 reason of liking it leads to terrible categories like "best supporting person who showed up on TV in the last 13 months."  And the one about "best show that might make you chuckle." 
     I didn't have much to say about the film categories.  Most of the nominees deserved to be nominated, probably. I was pleased Social Network won as much as it did, and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross definitely deserved the Golden Globe for score over all those other people who write scores and win awards all the time. The song category should have been done away with though.  It's an antiquated category from the big days of musicals.  (I have no idea if this is true.)  The nominees were ridiculous, and the nerve of Diane Warren to make Jennifer Lopez hold her award.  I raspberry in the direction of that award.
      I'm convinced the huge error made with the nominees for comedy is rooted a bit in racism.  Well, it's going to say racist when I say it.  Humor doesn't always translate.  So when you have an awards show put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, you have to expect there are a few non-English speakers on the voting board, or however the hell that works, and they just don't get things that are funny.  That's the only explanation.  Also, it makes me believe that thing Ricky Gervais said about the HFPA taking bribes.  There's no reason Modern Family didn't take the category.  I love 30 Rock, it should have won.  Community and Parks&Rec are two fantastic and hilarious shows, but they weren't even nominated.  In any category.
     I don't remember what else was nominated, and I don't feel like looking it up.  But I'm sure they weren't funny.  They probably nominated 60 Minutes and reruns of Full House.

Dear HFPA,
Get a sense of humor.  And a clue.

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