Golden Globes Recap (from a non-viewer)

I have made it no secret – in recent years, I have developed an ambivalence towards awards shows of all kind (not just the film and TV ones). That said, I still do have a level of curiosity of who the winners are.

So at around 10:30PM Eastern Standard Time, I visited a couple of sites, including the Internet Movie Database to get a glimpse of who was taking home a Golden Globe.

In TV Land, I would like to congratulate  two of my favorite actors – Idris Elba and Kate Winslet for their wins  (Castor – do I get HFL points for Elba?).

Here is the list of winners in all the film categories:

Category

Winner

Best Motion Picture – Drama The Descendants
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy The Artist
Best Director – Motion Picture Martin Scorcese, Hugo
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Foreign Language Film A Separation (Iran)
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Animated Film The Adventures of Tintin
Best Original Song – Motion Picture Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry, Masterpiece from the film W.E.
Best Original Score Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Cecil B. DeMille Award (Lifetime Achievement) Morgan Freeman

I would feel horrible if I gave an analysis on this list of winners for two reasons (1) what is considered ‘the best’ is obviously subjective (but I guess that is why consensus votes are all about) and (2) I have not seen all the films nominated so I clearly cannot give my personal take whether or not someone was “robbed” or not.

You know how this next part goes; tell me:

  • Did you watch the ceremony? Even if you didn’t, let me know what you think about the winners.
  • Did I miss anything exciting?
  • Do you think this a harbinger for the remaining awards ceremonies?

Comments

  1. I was fast asleep while this was going on, but as I awoke and saw the results I was pretty happy!!

    Thanks matey

  2. Yes, I did stay and watch the GG- they weren’t mind blowing, but I wasn’t bored either! Some great little moments (Michelle Williams speech, Streep forgetting the glasses, Clooney mentioning Fassbender etc), but Gervais was nicer than usual, I was expecting more!

  3. I liked the awards ceremony overall.

    can’t wait to see how the HFL plays out!

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