Sunday, January 16, 2011

Golden Globes: Quick Take

The big show is officially over, and I'd direct you to Movies with Abe to read about my successes in predicting the film categories. My prediction accuracy total went down from 7 to a mere 5 out of 11. My mistakes: betting against "Glee," which managed to top "Modern Family" in all three races where the two went head-to-head - which sadly demonstrates a lack of appreciation for a much better show while the former one gets too much praise for clumsy plotting in favor of strong musical sequences - betting against Al Pacino, and underestimating "Carlos" (which I haven't yet seen). And then of course there's the mistake I'm so happy I made: picking Piper Perabo over the fantastic Katey Sagal, who somehow managed to take home an entirely deserved and awesome trophy for "Sons of Anarchy." It was also fun to see Chris Colfer look so completely surprised and overwhelmed at his win, ending his speech by saying "screw that" to school bullies. "Boardwalk Empire" deserved its two trophies, and the absent Laura Linney was also a spectacular choice. I have to say that the ten-second montage for "The Walking Dead" got me so excited about the pilot again because the main title music was mixed in with it. In any case, as I noted on the movie site, Ricky Gervais was not funny and was overly offensive, and the show's best moment came from Tina Fey and Steve Carell presenting the screenplay award. What did you think of the show?

Since it's never too early to start thinking about the next awards show, Screen Actors Guild winner predictions begin in just a few hours!

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