Watched the Golden Globes tonight. I thought about not watching, as the “I’m With COCO” Facebook group that I’m a part of had decided not to, in protest of NBC’s treatment of Conan O’Brien. However, I’m not a Nielsen household, so it really doesn’t matter what I watch or don’t watch. NBC couldn’t care less about me. So I watched. I figured that at least there’d be a couple of good Conan/NBC/Leno jokes (and there were)…so it was good. I had my laptop in front of me, so I jotted down some thoughts as it happened. Figured I’d post ’em. They’re a little bit disjointed and random…but here you go…
This is a semi-chronological diary of my watching tonight…I’ve made some minor edits…but this is pretty much what I wrote as it was happening.
Loved all the COCO love shown at the awards. (COCO = Conan O’Brien, if you’re not “hip.”)
I’ve stated fairly frequently that I don’t find Ricky Gervais funny…but he did a pretty good job on tonight’s show. I do kind of like him when he’s just being himself, but not when he’s working from material he’s written…which is weird, because you’d figure that’d be kind of “him,” too…but whatever. Good job tonight, Ricky!
The thing John Lithgow won for was a weird combination of actors. How do you put him, Michael Emerson, Jeremy Piven, and Neil Patrick Harris in the same category and pretend that one of them is “best?”
Paul McCartney: “Cartoons are not just for children, they are also for adults who take drugs.” Nice.
I began to notice that the lady who won the first award (don’t know her name) was given a TON of time for her speech that was slow-paced, dull, said in a whisper, and addressed everything BUT the movie…but then they started playing music underneath other people. (Maybe they were just afraid she would eat them.) Just seems a little unfair.
Looks like they’re trying to pimp “Dexter” to us tonight. Haven’t seen the show…might be genius…but do they really think that showering a cable show with awards is going to make me watch it? (Also…what was with the one guy’s hat? I’m not going to make fun of it, in case he’s got cancer…but if he doesn’t, could someone please let me know so I can totally rip on that hat?)
Harrison Ford. Great actor. Dead-wood without a script, though.
Did Ricky Gervais actually reference Paul McCartney’s divorce right to his face? Balls.
Does Jeff Bridges look like Waylon Jennings on purpose, or is that just a happy coincidence? (Either way, I like it.)
LOVED the ladies talking over the music! People should really be ALLOWED their acceptance speeches.
Big shock that Streep won. She even beat Streep! (Now THAT’S sarcasm! Also, I notice that her acceptance speech was nice and long with no musical interruption…)
I didn’t see “Precious,” but the clips at the Globes made me…well…not want to see “Precious.” I know it’s a moving story…too bad the acting appears to be wooden and cartoonish based on those clips…
Kevin Bacon gives his acceptance speech…then cut to Morgan Freeman drinking. Priceless.
I like Drew Barrymore a lot…but I never like her more than when she’s wearing a dress that’s pretty much transparent…even if she does babble like a hippie.
Is “Up in the Air” doing well nationally? I’m asking because I actually don’t know. Parts of it were filmed in St. Louis, so people here are going NUTS over it, but I don’t know if it’s doing well everywhere else, too. Hard to tell when you live here.
…went to the bathroom…missed some stuff…then there was a lot of stuff I couldn’t find anything to say about…
Scorsese got the lifetime achievement award. There are a lot of Scorsese movies that I love, so that was good to see.
Jodie Foster looks great!
I like Gervais just drinking right into the camera. I liked his Mel Gibson joke even better, though. (If you missed it, in his introduction of Mel he said, “I like a drink as much as the next man, and the next man is Mel Gibson.”)
Really? We’re already awarding “Avatar” for stuff? Didn’t it JUST come out? Shouldn’t a movie have to leave the theatre first or something? I haven’t seen it (and I probably won’t—doesn’t look like my cup of tea), so my opinion of if it DESERVES an award is irrelevant…it’s just the timing that gets to me…
I think I must be the only person in the country who hasn’t seen “Glee.” Only thing I really know about it is that they use a really HORRIBLE version of “Don’t Stop Believin'” as their apparent theme song.
“The Hangover” won a damn Golden Globe! Dunno where Zach was…but congratualtions, Fat Jesus!
Arnold Schwarzenegger STILL talks like that…
I’m voting for Sandra Bullock to play Michael Jackson in the next movie about his life.
Speech of the night – Robert Downey, Jr. Cute…but I think there might’ve been some honesty in there, too. Either way, it was funny.
Going out on an “Avatar” win didn’t do much for me for the above reasons…but all in all, a good show.
…and that was pretty much it.