Monday, January 18, 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.