Sunday, January 12, 2014

71st Golden Globes on NBC starts out like SNL; can water pipes freeze in LA?

The 71st Annual Golden Globes, of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, aired Sunday night on NBC, with the preview party at 4 PM PST.  It was 68F in Los Angeles, so, other than Santa Anna winds, weather was no excuse for the water leak on the red carpet at the preview. The event was held in the grand ballroom at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, about two miles from the bars in West Hollywood, maybe 3 miles from the 405. The blue d├ęcor of the ballroom was quite striking, and looks gaudier that that the Oscars have.

Tina Fey and Amy Pohler opened the ceremony was if it were a Saturday Night Live episode.  Tina welcome the show particularly for “women and gay men.”  Sorry, gay men and not equivalent to women.

Like the Oscars, clips from the major contenders were played, but only clips from the songs.  I really was impressed by the song from “Hunger Games”. 

“American Hustle” won best comedy, and “12 Years a Slave” won best drama.  There was a lot of sentiment that American moviegoers should learn history as it really was. 

Spike Jonze, writer and director of “Her” said, “I’m bad at speaking English.  It’s the only language I know.”
Matthew McConaughey won best actor for “Dallas Buyers Club” and joked that the film kept getting passed until it came to him. He also said that he had to play outside as a boy rather than watch television so he really learned to do things rather than watch them.
Any Samberg won best actor for a role in “Brooklyn 99”. 

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