Monday, January 18, 2010

The Golden Globes 2010

Not too thrilled about the outcome of the Golden Globes this year, but I can't truly complain until I get around to seeing all of the best drama nominees. Still, I have a hard time believing that Avatar will impress me more than Inglourious Basterds did. I am not happy that spectacle is being awarded over true quality. I haven't seen Avatar yet, but I've seen enough of James Cameron's films to know that his movie was probably not better than Tarantino's. Of course, I've also sat through enough of these ceremonies to know that winning has nothing to do with deserving to win.

I'm also skeptical of The Hangover winning best comedy/ musical, but at least it wasn't Nine.

Also, why does the Golden Globes lump adapted and original screenplay into one category? They are relatively incomparable, aren't they? The writers for Up in the Air won that one, but it was adapted from a novel by Walter Kirn.

Mad Men won best drama, which I am truly thrilled about. As much as I love that show, I am pretty happy January Jones didn't score the best actress award.

Coming soon: a brief overview of the new films I've seen lately, including Nine, A Single Man and Up in the Air.



  1. james cameron kind of looks like the penguin from batman, without makeup on?

  2. Or as Jimi Fallon said last night, the Quaker Oat man without his hat.

  3. I have seen Avatar, and blahh. I know I've said this a dozen times since seeing it, but it was Dances with Wolves in space with stupider dialogue. And a happier ending, naturally.

  4. there is a column in the voice this week about avatar being a racist film. hmmm, interesting