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Posted on 01/18/2006 10:11:22 AM PST by SirLinksalot
Gayety at the Golden Globes
James Hirsen, NewsMax.com
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006
In contrast with the Academy Awards, where approximately 6,000 voters pick the winners, about 80 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association determine the outcome of the Golden Globes.
The Globes are thought to be fairly reliable predictors of the Oscars. We'll have to wait until March 5 to see if the pattern holds true.
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards show proved to be a politically charged affair. The first award set the tone for the evening. It went to George Clooney for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in "Syriana."
During his acceptance speech, Clooney said, "I thought Paul Giamatti was gonna win ... this is early. I haven't had a drink yet."
Then he added what has come to be the perfunctory political reference. Clooney said: "I want to thank Jack Abramoff ... you know, just because. First one up, get the ball rolling."
Rachel Weisz took home the Supporting Actress prize for "The Constant Gardener," a liberally distorted conspiracy thriller.
Geena Davis won Best Actress in a TV Show for the incessantly promoted Hillary conditioner, "Commander In Chief."
Davis focused on the cuddly woman-as-president theme in her carefully prepared acceptance speech. She said, "As I was coming in, I felt a tug on my skirt and it was a little girl 8 or 10 in her first party dress and she said, Because of you I want to be president someday.'"
The audience responded with a collective "Awwwww" and Davis added: "Well, that didn't really happen. But it could have."
An awards show these days wouldn't be complete without a drug reference. Leave it to last year's Oscar host Chris Rock to do the dishonors.
While introducing the nominees for Best Actress in a TV Series, Rock explained that Mary-Louise Parker of "Weeds" "plays a suburban mom who deals dope." He added the commentary: "Ain't that what America's all about? Yeah."
Parker was up against four of the "Desperate Housewives" stars. Rock quipped: "You kinda feel sorry for Louise Parker. ... Desperate Housewives' is one of the biggest shows on the planet and Weeds' is only watched by Snoop Doggy Dogg."
Much to Rock's and everyone else's amazement, Parker beat out the four inquisitive residents of Wisteria Lane.
As expected, the most politically correct flick, "Brokeback Mountain," snagged the biggest awards. The "unconventional" cowboy film won Best Picture-Drama, Best Director for Ang Lee, Best Screenplay and Best Song. (The song was co-written by Bernie Taupin and titled "A Love That Will Never Grow Old.")
Ang Lee's win makes underdogs of George Clooney and Woody Allen for the Best Director Oscar. Adding to the gender-jumbled theme of the evening was Felicity Huffman's Best Actress in a Drama win for her role as a male who seeks to become a female in "Transamerica."
Philip Seymour Hoffman took the award for Best Actor in a Drama for "Capote."
The Globes picked the anti-American "Paradise Now," a sympathetic portrayal of suicide bombers, as the Best Foreign Language film. In an apparent aberration, "Walk the Line" was the big winner in the Motion Picture Musical or Comedy category. The Johnny Cash biopic won Best Picture, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Actress for Reese Witherspoon.
Watching the awards show I thought now more than ever, cinematically speaking, we're not in Kansas anymore. And likewise the Kansas farmhouse is swirling farther and farther away from Hollywood.
The more these elitists push their "queer-bait" crap, the less chance they have of actually getting people to spend money on their product. Of course, when they stop getting these gazillion dollar salaries, they'll say it was because they were "black-listed" by all of us "bigots".
I quit going to the movies about 10 years ago. All the good plots have been done and the good actors died or retired.
That's the song from Buttpoke Mountain? That's just too funny! Of course it is quite accurate since at least one partner in a homo coupling usually dies early of AIDS or some such thing so the "love" kicks off while still young.
Geez, it sounds like so are so many Golden Globe catagories that everybody ends up winning one so long as their movie bombed at at the box office.
That's pretty funny actually.
That's pretty funny actually.
I haven't seen them all, and it may have slipped by me, but I'm sure they're going to do it if they haven't already. Probably not Harry himself, but one of those other kids he "hangs" with. I don't see how Hollywood can resist.
I hear they're working on a "Rambo IV" -- I wonder how they'll "gay" that one up?
In case anyone missed Drew Barrymore's dress, and cares, here's a link to a video:
Their days are numbered as 3D gets closer and closer to perfecting a human being. They will be creating "actors" that will be perfect in every way. They won't have tantrums or demand 30 million dollars per picture.
Didn't see it, because I wouldn't hold it against Weisz because she's hot, and have thought so since "The Mummy". There's that scene when she walks out wearing that veil, she's stunning, alluring, whatever you want to call it. (Actually Internet conversation: "Dude, you realize that that was her in the first scene where she's essentially wearing body paint." Me: "Yeah, I know. But that *veil*!)
Anyway, Hollywood wonders about their losing viewers and money and want do they do: make a movie about gay shepherds and pretend their cowboys, a movie about Truman Capote, whom until I was about 10 I thought was some guy from "the Hollywood Squares", and a flick with a chick playing a guy with a (problem) who wants to be a chick. That last one might've been interesting if they had a MALE actor in the role. The second half of the film would've been more convincing. (Didn't Rex Reed do a sex change movie about THIRTY YEARS ago?)
That said, these probably are an indicator of how the Oscars will proceed and why they won't be worth watching.
Fake but accurate?
I suppose that this is because of AIDS...
What is closest thing to the American conservative city that could be an alternative film industry town to Hollyweird.