Last night along with millions of other people, I watched the Golden Globes award show. My main focus was to see what the movie stars were wearing and to see if my favorite movies and TV show would win an award. Well, isn’t that why everyone watches a 3 hour TV show? You want to see a movie star look gorgeous. And if they don’t look absolutely stunning, then you berate, make fun of them for their bad taste in fashion and enjoy the evening. That is one of the glories of Elle’s Annual Oscar Party/Girl’s Night. But more about that later.
As I watched the Golden Globes Red Carpet event last night I saw some winners, like Sandra Bullock who looked great in her purple gown…Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm, who was working a beard and Penelope Cruz. They looked great. But alas, the losers…Which I don’t understand, because these stars have a staff of people, agents, dressers and stylists whose sole job is to make the movie star look incredible for 3 minutes while walking down the red carpet. So I ask you one question…Mickey Rourke? What was that about. Did you find that hat on the street? Or wrestle it away from some poor homeless cowboy? I don’t know. What do you think?
The Award Winners
Sandra Bullock for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama for The Blind Side. I think even Sandra was a little surprised by this. Believe it or not, I still haven’t seen The Blind Side. I have tried (three times), but each time it was sold out. I live in Dallas, Texas and any movie with southerners and high school football will be a big hit here. But it is definitely on my list of movies to see.
Jeff Bridges for Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama for Crazy Heart. It was great to see him win this award. Jeff has been a favorite of mine for a while. I loved him with Barbra in The Mirror Has Two Faces. You may recall my predictions about who I thought should win. No? Ok, let me remind you that I thought Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock should win.
We will not discuss the winner of the award for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy. But let me just say that there is certainly some Chick Flick prejudice going on in Hollywood when a movie like The Hangover can beat out two movies with Meryl Streep. I need to look into the proper channels to demand a recount.
Even though I thought Marion Cotillard did a fantastic job in Nine, it was no surprised that Meryl Streep won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her role in Julie & Julia. But another surprise was Robert Downey Jr’s win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy or Musical for Sherlock Holmes. I saw Sherlock Holmes and while I really enjoyed it, I didn’t think he was that great. But again, my favorite was 500 Days of Summer‘s Joseph Gordon Levitt.
It was no surprise that comedienne Mo’Nique won for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role award for her dazzling and disturbing performance in Precious. She looked great in her gold strapless dress. I will be very surprised if she doesn’t take home an Oscar too.
As far as TV shows were concerned, my favorite show Mad Men won the award for Best Drama Series. Yeah! Leaving the biggest surprise of the evening to Avatar and James Cameron. Who expected sci-fi to win an award for Best Motion Picture?