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!
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! Sandra, 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.