Monday, January 17, 2005

Golden Girls and Boys

First I would like to say that I’m so very happy I saw Closer before the Globes so that I could be personally excited for Natalie’s win.



As for the show, the Globes are always fun because there is no host to fill the evening with industry ass kissing and random jokes which really aren’t that funny. The other great thing about the Globes is that it’s an awards dinner, which means lots of alcohol, which in turn mean better speech moments. Well, at least the potential for better speech moments. The Globes also intermix “film” actors and “television” actors, which nowadays aren’t too drastically different.

The speeches were great this year from Natalie Portman to Mark Cherry (DH Creator) to Jamie Foxx to William Shatner. There was emotion, spontaneity, and best of all, self-effacing humor in abundance.

Best Speech: Teri Hatcher – She’s stunning with a hit show and isn’t afraid to stand in that room and refer to herself as and over forty “has-been”.

Business as usual: Sideways and Million Dollar Baby, two of the most buzzed about films of the season, both divvied up the Globes with The Aviator getting two wins in as well. The film award offered no fall out of your seat surprises. When it comes to television though, the Globes often honor the new television (or anything on HBO). This makes it much more exciting and varied than The Emmy’s, the broken record of awards shows. For instance, Emmy standard “Everybody Loves Raymond” was totally absent from the party. That means no Doris Roberts, which makes me personally happier.

Upset of the Night: It’s a tie - Nip/Tuck – This FX drama with fiercely loyal fan base beat out 24 (FOX) DEADWOOD (HBO), THE SOPRANOS (HBO), and newbie LOST (ABC) to take top television – drama honors. Mariska Hargitay – who has been walking a rough beat on NBC’s Law & Order for over 5 years now beat out both Edie Falco and Jennifer Garner as well as Christine Lahti and Joely Richardson to take home her long deserved globe.

Taking one for the team: The Brain Drain would like to offer personal congratulations to Natalie Portman, Clint Eastwood, Mariska Hargitay, Teri Hatcher, Jason Bateman, William Shatner, and the entire team at Desperate Housewives on their golden globe wins.

Coverage is everywhere, so if you can’t get enough globes, visit Variety’s Award Central, E-Online, and of course, the DKME.

And the winners are...

MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: "The Aviator"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: Hilary Swank -- "Million Dollar Baby"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: Leonardo DiCaprio --"The Aviator"

MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY: "Sideways"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Annette Bening -- "Being Julia"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE -MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Jamie Foxx -- "Ray"

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "The Sea Inside" (Spain)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE: Natalie Portman -- "Closer"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE: Clive Owen -- "Closer"

DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE: Clint Eastwood -- "Million Dollar Baby"

SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE: Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor -- "Sideways"

ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE: Howard Shore -- "The Aviator"

ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE: "Old Habits Die Hard" -- "Alfie"
Music & Lyrics by: Mick Jagger & David A. Stewart

TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA: "Nip/Tuck" (FX)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA: Mariska Hargitay -- "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA: Ian McShane -- "Deadwood"

TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY: "Desperate Housewives" (ABC)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Teri Hatcher -- "Desperate Housewives"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Jason Bateman -- "Arrested Development"

MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" (HBO)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Glenn Close -- "The Lion in Winter"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Geoffrey Rush -- "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION
PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Anjelica Huston -- "Iron Jawed Angels"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: William Shatner -- "Boston Legal"

1 Comments:

At 11:53 AM, Blogger Darren said...

Yes, it was very fun...it would've been more fun had I been enjoying it with other people. No, I'm over it. :-)

 

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