Thursday, January 18, 2007

Golden Globes Gripe

The last few days I've been reading some blogs about the Golden Globes, and they all basically boil down to this: "I watched the Golden Globes and they sucked."

To those people I have only one question: WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU THINK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN? It's a god-damned awards show - nominees are called out, a winner is chosen, and then the winner walks onto the stage and gives a speech. That's pretty much it. What, were you expecting circus animals and Rappin' Granny? Why do you act as though you're surprised by this?

People who watch the Golden Globes (or the Emmys or the Oscars) do so because they like awards shows (I count myself in that group). But some are just too embarrassed to admit they like watching that stuff and do the whole "I'm too cool for this so I'm just going to write about how much they sucked." Get over it. You watched because you wanted to and guess what? You'll watch next year too. So stop bitching about it because it is so cliche.

There, I feel much better now.


Alannah said...

My roommate and I kept cracking up because, as you probably well know, the Golden Globes are given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press and it seemed like EVERY SINGLE AWARD POSSIBLE went to a non-native American. Did you notice?

And I totally choked up during America Ferrera's speech. And Helen Mirren is still hotter than half the emaciated little young starlets in that room.

Prashant Sridharan said...

I disagree. Helen Mirren's granny boobs were disconcerting and a total buzzkill.

America Ferrera is awesome. I'm very happy for her, and her show kicks ass.

K.I.D. said...

I thought GG sucked, but I'll still watch every year. I remember awards shows being more exciting...not sure if it's because they actually WERE more exciting or I'm just less interested.

One of life's mysteries.

classyandfancy said...

Poodles jumping through flaming hoops would have given it that extra special pizazz. That and seeing more of Helen Mirren's boobs.

Dop said...

You. Go. Girl.

the Imelda said...

C'mon, what was up with that 45 minutes lovefest for Warren Beatty?? I was gonna jump out the window during that...except I was on the first floor.

gizmorox said...

The Globes are usually more fun than most, though, you have to admit. Someone is always stuck in the bathroom or you've got Mary Louise Parker thanking her newborn son for how good her boobs look. Open bar makes for hilarious Hollywood. And how could they have sucked with Sacha Cohen's soliloquy to his co-stars testicles? I mean, really?

Taylor said...

i read the title quickly and though you wrote "golden girls gripe" ... i was about to come to the defense of my fellow southern belle blanche devereaux.


the globes are great, they all get drunk.