Sunday, January 11, 2009

Golden Globes 2009

The Golden Globe Awards are given by a small group (85-90) of journalists, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The awards are often touted as a precursor to the Oscars. To me, the only similarity is the network broadcast event to give out the awards. The Oscars are awarded by industry peers, The Golden Globes, by a small group of journalists. They tend to recognize the new face or the edgy. The awards show is usually entertaining to watch. Seating is party style, they serve booze (as the night goes on, the effects become obvious and fun), the stars get all dolled up, the element of unpredictability is fun. That said, these are my favorite moments from the broadcast.

Jake Gyllenhaal
Scorsese introducing Spielberg
Spielberg retrospective
John Adams, Slumdog Millionaire and 30 Rock cleaning up
Tina Fey telling her internet detractors to "suck it"
All the British presenters said "shush" when they came on stage
Surprise winner, Colin Farrell for In Bruges, yay!
Kate Winslet winning two awards and saying, "you have no idea how I'm not wrapping up".
Micky Rourke's acceptance speech
Darren Aronofsky flipping off Micky Rourke on camera
Slumdog Millionaire and Vicky Cristina Barcelona being chosen as the best films.

Good times!


RC said...

jake as a top!

i thought overall it was a fun globes ceremony with some certain surprises...but definitly sweeps for 30 rock, slumdog, and kate.

Linda said...

RC~This is more chronological than anything, but Jake can be on the top of my list any time. It was fun, happy about Slumdog Millionaire.

2 Dollar Productions said...

Globes are fun, and you nailed many of my favorites as well (Fey & Rourke especially).

I thought Tracy Morgan telling Cate Blanchett off randomly was also pretty funny. Posted review of the Wrestler today . . .

Linda said...

2D~Tracy Morgan was awesome, I love moments like that too. Wish the Oscar's producers could figure out a way to loosen that show up a bit.