I know that people don't exactly "respect" the Golden Globes or the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that vote on them but I remain aghast that they haven't been able to work anything out in terms of the WGA strike and might not even be televised or televised in odd form and yet the BFCA is allowed to go on (tonight in fact on VH1). What a world... The Golden Globes, even at their dumbest, are hella fun. They're the only red carpet show with any real sense of suspense. I'm having trouble imagining awards season without the Golden Globe party, both the one televised and the one I love to throw. It'll just be so... incomplete.
UPDATE: I blame the BFCA for interrupting the previously scheduled top ten posting. They both distracted me and bored me silly and I ended up on some other project entirely. Once again the BFCA thwarted any desire one may generously have to take them seriously by again baldly stating that they exist to predict the Oscars rather than to honor the best of the year. They actually said in the scripted intro for both lead actor and lead actress that they were trying to predict. Shameless.
So here were their Oscar predictions (i.e. winners)
PIC: No Country For Old Men
DIR: The Coen Bros, No Country For Old Men
ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
ACTRESS: Julie Christie, Away From Her
SUPP ACTOR: Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men
SUPP ACTRESS: Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
WRITER: Diablo Cody, Juno
COMPOSER: Johnny Greenwood, There Will Be Blood
SONG: "Falling Slowly," Once
and their awards that don't try to predict Oscars (different rules or category names)
JOEL SIEGEL HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Don Cheadle
I didn't know that Joel Siegel was a humanitarian but cool. Cheadle and Clooney and Pitt and that compassionate gang: Love them.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: The Diving Bell and Butterfly
FAMILY FILM: Enchanted
YOUNG ACTOR: Ahmad Kahn Mahmoodzada, The Kite Runner
YOUNG ACTRESS: Nikki Blonsky, Hairspray
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