Stuck on the couch with a wicked head cold, I find myself watching The Golden Globes, something I never, ever do. So, it seems like the perfect opportunity for some real time Random Thoughts. It will give me something to do during the acceptance speeches. Here we go. Globers:
Five minutes of Red Carpet coverage reinforces why I never watch Red Carpet coverage. Some reported just claimed she was having “fashion sex” with Bryan Cranston.
Wow, NOBODY is laughing at Ricky Gervais. And Elton John really, really doesn’t like him. If looks could kill…
The world needs more Captain Von Trapp.
These are the worst intros and the worst acceptance speeches of all time. Is this the norm?
Why even show up if Kate Winslet is in your category?
Now, Melissa McCarthy looks like she wants kill Ricky Gervais after second defacating joke. Tina Fey is in line behind her.
Thumbs up, Channing Tatum, Gerard Butler and Brad Pitt.
Thumbs up, Jessica Alba, Michele Williams and Frida Pinto’s yellow diamond necklace.
I wish we got Showtime. Saw one episode of Homeland, then got shut out. Damian Williams is an ACTOR.
Kenneth Branaugh! Good to see you, buddy.
Drew Barrymore’s whale movie looks horrible. Smash looks fab.
Dustin Hoffman is SO bored.
It always shocks me when performers like Madonna, who perform in front of thousands, can’t spit out two words in an acceptance speeches. Mad Dog, whattup? But, Holy Cow, she looks amazing.
Downton Abbey– whoop, whoop. But Lord Gratham looks 20 years less stuffy!
I asked my son if he thought I looked like Jodie Foster- cuz people have been telling me that since I was 12– and he howled. Could it be the chapped face and glasses I’m sporting?
But clearly, Jodie’s sons are a miracle. From the looks of the two of them, she is both the mother and the father.
Up next, the Jodie Foster Haircut?
Wow, nobody is having “fashion sex” with Nicole Kidman in that Barbarella get-up. I feel sorry for her pint-sized hubby. Ouch.
Finally, Clare Dane’s gets off a good speech. Not sure about the red lipstick, but tribute to mom and dad was excellent.
Matt La Blanc, way to be funny, charming and humble. Nice moment.
Followed by a genuine moment by Octavia Butler. It’s nice ot see new faces make it into the Big League.
I happened to be in a waiting room at CBS this fall and Octavia Butler was there, too. When she checked in with the receptionist, who had probably graduated from Stanford, the receptionist broke into tears, telling her about her mother and grandmother who had both been domestics in the South. She kept telling the lovely Octavia how much her performance had meant to her. It was a very touching moment at 4 pm on a Tuesday, just like tonight.
Elton John, still not having a good time.
I don’t care if Woody won. Still Boycotting movie .
Sidney Poitier. Stud.
Helen MIrren’s bit isn’t working.
But love seeing the Morgan Freeman clips, especially the Electric Company.
Finally, a smile from Elton John.
Now, Angelina Jolie can pull off that red lipstick.
My husband just came in from re-doing the front yard landscaping at 7:30 pm. (Details on podcast)
High concept speech by Modern Family actress and creator. Way to go. Finally a ‘written speech,’ not a list of meaningless names. See, people? Writers make everything better.
I find the Cheers music on the Allstate commercial very disconcerting.
Mark Wahlberg, wake up! Jessica Beil, lose the dress!
French people keep winning. I think it’s time to go back to Freedom Fries. Are you with me?
Tilda Swinton. Actress from another planet.
Why even bother showing up when Meryl Streep is in your category?
Jane Fonda wins whatever contest she thinks she’s entered in.
Embracing my Chaos, Lian