Last night was the Golden Globe awards, as I told you was coming in this earlier post. It was a fun evening, and here's my round-up of the night's events.
First I should point out that the Globes is the best awards show to watch. Not only do you get TV and movie stars together, but they're totally drunk. Fun abounds!
There were a lot of expected wins, including Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and S. Epatha Merkerson. But a few fun surprises came out of the night. I was tickled to see Sandra Oh win, and her sister was very pregnant and quite possibly her twin. Another thumbs up to Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who won deservedly, setting up a three-way Oscar race with Joaquin and Heath Ledger. And of course I'm happy anytime Lost wins something! It was also nice to see so much acclaim for Brokeback Mountain. My fingers are crossed for a Best Picture win at the Oscars! Felicity Huffman won for Transamerica, which was well-deserved and expected. My hope is she'll edge out Reese come Oscar time.
Disappointments? My only one came with Desperate Housewives - it has not been having a good season, so I can only assume that the foreign press are celebrating season 1. (Seriously, the episode was so dull this past week, I might cancel my TiVo season pass. I'm only holding out for next week's catfight between Gaby and the naughty nun.)
Best moment of the night, bar none, was the winning speech from Geena Davis (Best Actress for Television - Drama). First she had me misty talking about a child who told her she dreamed of being President thanks to Geena. Then Geena tells us she made that up. I began to cry...with laughter! And she just kept bringing the funny. Kudos to Ms. Davis for reminding us all that she's not only a good actress, she's damn hilarious as well. You can get a similar perspective from the Chicago Tribune.
Fortunately this year there were mostly hits and very few misses. If I had to pick my top 3 for women, I'd go with:
- Eva Longoria in a divine red form-fitting dress by Bob Mackie
- Ziyi Zhang pulling off a very difficult color that was yellow-green, but kept her looking young and fresh
- Nicolette Sheridan in cool midnight blue
- Charlize Theron in a dress that made her look naked underneath, and wasn't that hot on the outside
- Reese Witherspoon, who apparently thought a gladiator breastplate would be a good thing to wear when accepting a major award
- Rachel Weiss, who had a horrid dress, bad make-up, and looked as if someone had hit her in the face with a shovel (seriously, was she wearing fake "redneck" teeth or something?)
It was a great night, and if you missed it, I'm sorry. Here's hoping someone spikes the water at the Oscars! But for another fun look, check out Entertainment Weekly's top 10 moments from the Globes.