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The Golden Globes


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Wow.

 

Since I was 5 or 6 I could name, actors and actresses, movies, and songs in seconds. I admit the Oscars, and Golden Globes are my 'guilty pleasures'. I'm getting old though. The revered and respected white hairs nowadays are my heros and heroines from my teens and early 20's. Warren Beatty (can't stand him), was honored for his work and Tom Hanks, who introduced him, made a lot of jokes about the fact that he was chosen in 1962 as the best up-coming personality. I was only 17 at the time.

 

Tonight, I barely knew one quarter of the people there. Oddly enough, it was the 'oldsters' who carried off the awards - Helen Mirren, Martin Scorcese, Clint Eastwood - it made me happy to know they're still getting recognition.

 

That girl, Jennifer Hudson won for Dreamgirls. She's from Chicago.

 

Anne

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Yes Anne, you do need a score card for all the new faces around. The only thing I liked was the Lexus' commercials that paid Homage to films of yesterday. Like the shoes for Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) and the 2 writers coming up with the "Here's Looking at you ,Kid". line from Casablanca (did anyone else see those?)

 

 

vallo

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vallo13, weren't those charming? Specific to film buffs of course, but they can after all be used on AMC in the near future. There was a third one, I think, but it's not coming to me right now what it was.

 

mrsl, did you notice that there were NO women, other than Ms. Mirren, bless her heart, who didn't have their hair dyed? Dame Judi Dench wasn't there, or that would have brought the count to two.

 

Since they are both British, that makes old American actresses the most vain and phony wimmen on the planet. Duh, what a surprise.

 

But a dyed Warren Beatty and an ugly old Jack Nicholson and an ancient Clint Eastwood get junior high school wives and SOs....guess they hooked up with them for their looks? HAH!

 

Oh, and wasn't Borat's routine just side-splittingly hilarious? Not. That remark was sarcasm, I found it puerile and evidence of the level of humor in these here United States. In the gutter.

 

Oh well, doesn't matter, does it?

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Hi,

 

Well, I watched them last night and I can say: "Most of these people have the intelligence of a flee"....

They go on & on naming people nobody's ever heard of and start gushing all over the place looking stupid.

 

I am glad Helen Mirren and Jennifer Hudson won; other than that who cares.

Warren Beatty kept uh'ing and um'ing like a senile old **** and one idiot kept talking about smelling his lover's **** and kissing his 'balls'..... What was that all about? Do people win awards now for porno?

 

Larry

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Was glad to see the talented Forest Whitaker get his award for "The Last King of Scotland" and marvelous Meryl Streep a hoot in "The Devil Wears Prada" (she was quite the witty movie star last night).

 

Other favorites of the evening were Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Toni Collette, and worthy winner Helen Mirren. Would have liked to have seen no-show Judi Dench.

Jack Nicholson was having a good time as usual, and not at all as vain as his 'contempories'.

 

Cozy couples of the evening included Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie and Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick.

Cutie-pie America Ferrera of "Ugly Betty" was genuinely the happiest winner as was Jennifer Hudson, looking swell in basic black and without the glitz.

 

I could have done without that 'Borat' character and the laboriously Warren Beatty, although his wife Annette Bening is a pleasure.

Cameron Diaz looked like she just left the set of "Gone With the Wind", while other fashions were stunning.

 

I always get a kick out of these shows.

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Wow, Stony, I agree... I guess only in Hollywood do the guys do bad dye jobs on themselves, but the "women must dye" mentality is EVERYWHERE... I'm going gracefully gray and loving it (I call the silver streaks "cheap highlights")... To me, dying our gray hair is comparable to wearing lineless rubber masks on our faces (paint is bad enough) or full-body corsets so we fairly scream, "We're no longer 20 but are trying to fool you into believing we are!!!" Crazy; we women should refuse.

 

Didn't watch (no interest), but what's with the... "smelling... lover's... WHA-"????

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I agree otterhere and stand by my beliefs in real life. In a crowded room or at an event, I am so often amused by the vain male and female oldsters thinking that blonde or red or deep black hair makes them look 30 when they are obviously 60 or 70 or 80.

 

Vanity is truly blind and those who are vain no doubt have no mirrors in their house.

 

As to the filth of Borat, see this:

 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16644143/

 

Warning, it is 'humor' most foul and unfunny.

 

Sad that there were so-called actors at the award show who laughed at this moron.

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Do people win awards now for porno?

 

Hola, Lorenzo,

 

As pathetic as it is, there are awards for porno nowadays. A few years ago, the City of Dallas allowed a permit, unwittingly, for the outfit that sponsors it, Adult Video News, (which I understand is the porn industry's version of Variety) to use city-owned facilities or some such deal, to hold their ceremony. I was going to post a picture of one winner holding her award, but on closer inspection prior to posting found the object awarded to be a golden ****. (Man, that would have been embarrassing.)

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I'll have to stay in the minority here with sweetbabykmd, I've never watched a TV or movie awards show. I did watch the Grammy's when I was a kid, until the 1976 Starland Vocal Band fiasco convinced me it was either rigged or run by idiots. I've never cared for awards or recognition of any kind, critics' and pundits' opinions, personal lives of stars, or what they're wearing.

 

Pat, Mr. Negative

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It was as if watching a train wreck in slow motion, vallo13. I couldn't look away nor change the channel. I heard the words coming from his mouth, word after word, and watched the cutaway shots to people who should know better laughing at his slimey tirade.

 

Earlier, I think, one of the bubbleheads on the red carpet (what can I say, I like seeing the dresses) said that she was glad she was still around while all the prettier people from days gone by were dead. I wish I could remember who said it, it was another open-mouthed moment on my part.

 

After hearing the comedian aka Borat vomit forth last night, I am sure all the true actors with class from the Golden Age are also glad they are glad.

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Dolores,

 

Is this the guy, Borat, who's thinking of running for president in 2008.

Surely, America has not sunk this low???

 

I just remembered that I enjoyed Meryl Streep's speech too. She was good last night and great in her role in "The Devil Wears Prada"......

 

Larry

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Larry,

 

It is Obama Barack that is thinking of running for president here next year.

 

Sasha Baron Cohen is hopefully making too many deals with HBO and such to have time to consider a run for the presidency.

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My TV is monitored with an S-Chip so I wasn't able to watch the Globes last night. The "S" stands for STENCH! like in "PEW" It was on, thankfully! when Joan Rivers started to pollute my screen and continued right up to the first commercial! Bits and parts would come through every now and then BUT! I'm sure I was sparred the worst! All Award shows are CR**P! Just one big heinie kissing contest! You kiss mine and I'll kiss yours! that's about it! The only reason to watch these shows would be to catch the latest "accidental" costume malfunction and the resulting nudity. But it's all going to be on the net within a couple of hour anyway.

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No, Larry, as lzcutter said, it is Sen. Barack Obama who is considering a bid for the Presidency. When the likes of Borat considers politics, we can all get in our ships and go back to wherever we came from.

 

Although Ahnald was there to introduce the biggest prize of the night, and mispronounced 'Babel', the ultimate winner.

 

And to think, Lucy couldn't say the word 'pregnant'.

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I never miss the Golden Globes. It's fun seeing ALL those celebrities taking advantage of free food and, especially, booze...

I like to see Meryl Streep win any award because A) She deserves them! and B) She always gives the best acceptance speeches.

I'm not into fashion, but I always wonder why a lot of these men don't bother to shave.

Cameron Diaz and her "boy toy," Justin Timberlake, must have went in different cars...he's quite a snappy dresser...you'd think he would have told her she looked like a Goth "Baby Jane."

I am glad Scorsese won...can't wait to see the restored "The Red Shoes" he mentioned...

As for "Borat's" disgusting anecdote-it seems that "bodily function" humour is big in the UK...

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Brother, from the looks of these posts, I'm glad I tuned out!!! I used to love awards shows (mostly to eyeball the dresses), but I had it on for less than 5 minutes. When I realized I would need a scorecard to tell me who most of these people are (those "15 minutes of fame" must have shrunken to about 5), off it went. Thank God for classic DVDs!!!!

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