To Blog or not To Blog
Various rantings, thoughts and points of view from a 29 yr old father living in Canberra.
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Thank you...to my agent.
For some reason, I like awards nights....BUT I do NOT like winners thanking everyone from God to their agent.
I like the fanfare, I like the stars, I like the film snippets and I like the entertainment.
The Golden Globes are different to the Oscars. The invitees are seated at tables and there seems to be a lot more mingling around and socialising than the theatre style presentation of The Oscars.
Last nights awards were ok. I dismissed most of the start of it while I watched an awesome Christmas episode of South Park, and then an equally entertaining Coupling episode, but then I watched the last half of it and caught the big awards.
But you know what annoys me? When all these movies get nominated for awards and we here in Australia have not even heard of them!
I mean, there's The Aviator. An epic story and long-time project for Leonardo DiCapro about Howard Hughes' life. It's only just come out in the States I think, but I really hope we get to see it here before the Oscars.
Then there's Sideways. A comedy with one of my favourite sitcom actors, Thomas Haden Church, (from Wings and Ned & Stacy) who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy.
Other movies I had never heard of include, Kinsey, Hotel Rwanda, Closer, Birth, Vera Drake, The Sea Inside, De-Lovely, Beyond the Sea.
I mean, what the hell? Where have all these movies come from?
Do we here in Australia just get gyped from seeing any of these, or even hearing about them? Or maybe I just live under a rock and should have heard of these films?
But why the hell can't we get to see them at the same time they are premiered in the States?
Ok ok...so there's some marketing to be done, and movies are released at 'peak' times to try and maximise profit, but..hell, with the Internet the way it is, wouldn't delaying the release of a movie in Australia just prompt increased piracy?
Anyway, this post turned into a rant somehow, but it just gets my goat a bit.
I like the Oscars. They have a lot more fanfare and seem to go forever, but If Billy Crystal hosts it again, it is always worth watching.
But last night had it's share of nice moments.
Jamie Foxx's speech after winning for 'Ray' was very touching.
Robin Williams being given the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and then starting his speech with, "I no speak english so good...".
Charlize Theron just looking as hot as ever.
The full list of winners from the Golden Globes are here:
Picture, Drama: "The Aviator."
Actor, Drama: Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Aviator."
Actress, Drama: Hilary Swank, "Million Dollar Baby."
Picture, Musical or Comedy: "Sideways."
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jamie Foxx, "Ray."
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Annette Bening, "Being Julia."
Supporting Actor: Clive Owen, "Closer."
Supporting Actress: Natalie Portman, "Closer."
Director: Clint Eastwood, "Million Dollar Baby."
Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, "Sideways."
Original Score: Howard Shore, "The Aviator."
Original Song: "Old Habits Die Hard" from "Alfie," by Mick Jagger and David A. Stewart.
Foreign Language: "The Sea Inside," Spain.
Television Drama Series: "Nip/Tuck," FX.
Actor, Drama: Ian McShane, "Deadwood."
Actress, Drama: Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
Musical or Comedy Series: "Desperate Housewives," ABC.
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development."
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Teri Hatcher, "Desperate Housewives."
Miniseries or TV Movie: "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," HBO.
Actor, Miniseries or TV Movie: Geoffrey Rush, "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers."
Actress, Miniseries or TV Movie: Glenn Close, "The Lion in Winter."
Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: William Shatner, "Boston Legal."
Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Anjelica Huston, "Iron Jawed Angels."
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