Monday, January 17, 2011

Golden Globes: some highs and lows

High: Colin Firth winning Best Actor for "The King's Speech" and "The Social Network" winning Best Picture. So well deserved on both counts, even though I was rooting for "Speech" to win BP.
Low: Ricky Gervais screwing the pooch onstage. Looks like he won't be back next year. Are we surprised? Check out his list of obvious offenses right down to the final out of the show by clicking on the photo. I personally wasn't offended but kind of cringed those couple of times when the audience reacted unfavorably with gasps. There was one remark he made that I totally agreed with though:

"It seems like everything this year was 3-dimensional....except for the characters in 'The Tourist'," Gervais said. "I haven't even seen 'The Tourist'....who has?"

Seriously!!! LOL! Again, why was this movie even nominated for ANYTHING?! Really kind of shows you just how scarce good movies were in 2010.

BTW, what was up with Robert De Niro's Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech? Sometimes strange, sometimes trying for humor that came across as a bit offensive to some when stating the following:

“I’m sorry more members of the foreign press aren’t with us tonight," he said. "But many were deported right before the show along with most of the waiters. And Javier Bardem."

Obviously he was talking about the immigration issues in this country. Weird way of making a political statement.

Mainly I was very happy with who won last night....oh yeah, except for "Glee". NO MORE FUCKING "GLEE"!!! Especially since it beat a GOOD show I love: "Modern Family"! But hey, "MF" was awarded Best Comedy at the Emmys so they've got that going for them...which is NICE!

On to the Oscars, and I'll be up and watching on January 25 at 5:30 a.m. PT for the nominations announcement.


At January 17, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Anonymous Allen Pinney said...

‎"Gervais was scathing and hilarious in a way that made for entertaining television but no doubt bruised some egos and all but killed any chance he'll host again". - The Hollywood Reporter

Lisa and I said the same thing when his monologue was done. "Well we won't see him next year"! But we were still laughing out loud.

"I had absolutely no idea what Ricky was going to say so anything I heard was at the same time you heard it," "When you hire Ricky Gervais, you expect the unexpected." - Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Philip Berk

Guess ya should have vetted the script Phil! LOL

At January 19, 2011 at 11:40 AM, Blogger LA Filmcutter said...

I totally agree that you get what you pay for when you bring Gervais, and he is absolutely funny! But he took too many potshots, especially at Philip Berk. Ouch! That was a line that should NOT have been crossed!


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