Golden Globes 2010 – an incomplete summary

Not too much to say about the Golden Globes except “Oh, was that tonight?”

Honestly, I wasn’t watching them; I prefer to see all of the winners in a handy list at the end of the evening and to watch the highlights that are put online. That said, the list is in and I am delighted to see Avatar win Best Picture! Despite my love for the movie, I am a little surprised. I would have guessed Inglourious Basterds would win. Of course, I didn’t see Precious, Up in the Air, or The Hurt Locker, either. Love at the box office does not necessarily translate into love at the awards shows. So kudos to James Cameron, and may the Academy Award considerations abound!

The Dude and Mrs The Dude.

Jeff Bridges won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)! I haven’t seen Crazy Heart yet , or Up in the Air (George Clooney), A Single Man (Colin Firth), Invictus (Morgan Freeman), or Brothers (Tobey Maguire), from which his fellow actors were nominated, but I’d give it to Jeff just because he’s The Dude. And he runs Flynn’s Arcade. Seriously, Jeff Bridges has built up decades of instant good will with me for his performances in The Big Lebowski and Tron. The Dude can do no wrong. And he abides.

Sandra Bullock won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) for her role in The Blind Side. Hers was the only movie in her category that I had seen, but she deserved it nonetheless. Wait, drama? But you didn’t win for the Comedy category? I don’t understand!┬áSandra, I loved your wisecracking, sassy bad self as a Memphis super-mom! Really, she definitely deserved to be in both categories (Drama and Comedy-or-Musical), and I am glad she won in one of them.

Christoph Waltz won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. Heil, yes! His portrayal of Hans Landa was spectacular. How could you not see (Nazi?) this movie without giving him an award? Please forgive the puns.
Best Animated Feature Film went to Pixar’s Up. No surprise there, but good on ya’, Pixar, for making a great movie and getting into the 3D game right before Avatar changed the rules on you.
Michael C Hall killed his competition with his performance as Dexter in Dexter, taking home Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Drama) to, no doubt, place it inside his air conditioner. Mr Hall recently revealed that he has been fighting cancer, and that it is currently in remission. Congratulations on both victories, Michael! We wish you the best!
Glee beat 30 Rock and The Office for Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical)?!? I can’t believe it! Maybe it’s time to sit down and watch an episode.
But… Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series (Comedy Or Musical) went to Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock. Now that’s more like it. As Liz Lemon would say, “<something witty>”. Or as Tracy Jordan would say, “Liz Lemon!” And that’s why I don’t have a Golden Globe for Best Entry on a Movie Review Blog.
Anyway, there were other winners in other categories, but I don’t have any comments for them.

Quentin didn't win anything, but he did get pretty close to some golden globes.

No review equals no Babbles, so I leave you with this random quote: “Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.” – Anonymous
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3 responses to “Golden Globes 2010 – an incomplete summary

  1. oh, scott.

    (the tarantino line cracked me up)

  2. Scott

    It’s the Scott you know, Amber. :) Thanks for noticing the obscure caption and commenting!

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