Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Well, it should be no surprise to anyone that I was right about only 5 Globes, and wrong about 15. But c'mon. I hadn't seen any of the movies, and hardly any of the shows, so 5 is pretty good under the circumstances.
Most hideous dress: Cameron Diaz (you know, since "In Her Shoes" I love her, but her dress looked like gauze. With a wing. I mean, c'mon)
Hottie: Reese Witherspoon. Divorce looks good on her!
Dress I need to see again: The actress who plays Dr. Torres on "Grey's Anatomy." First of all, I didn't think they would win. Second, they only showed like two people's dresses and then they hurried them off the stage. She had on an intense red dress and she looked great (I think?).
Best speech: Well, it's a toss up. But the Brits definitely won. First Hugh Laurie said his crew "always smelled of freshly mown grass" an image I used in my creative writing class today. But Sasha Cohen's whole fart speech was hilarious. And Bill Nighy saying, "I used to think awards were empty, useless things. Then I received one. Now I know they are meaningful." Priceless! And Jeremy Iron too. And Helen Mirren. Yes. The Brits rule. Oh! Except for Meryl Streep. She made a statement about small movies. Love her!
Worst speech: Um, everyone else? Why can't American actors stop thanking their press agents and lawyers? It's gross. And boring. Hello. We want imagery and dry humor!
Back to work. Until Oscar time!


Lisa B. said...

Thank you for this update. I never pay attention to the Globes, so I appreciate your insightful and pithy summary. Especially the parts about the dresses.

Nik said...

Are the British inherently funnier and smarter than us? I think yes but someone once made the argument to me that they just speak more slowly. I don't think that's it. I think they think before they speak. And they think smarter thoughts.

Lisa B. said...

I refuse to believe that an entire nation can be more witty or intelligent than the likes of us. Perhaps _as_ witty and intelligent. Definitely not _more_, though.

ErinAlice said...

I think its the accent. And there is a certain charm that I can't figure out either.I think they have to be clever and funny to make up for the crummy weather and bad food..either way I love those blokes (especially Colin Firth. I heart him)