I just finished watching the rewind of the 64th Golden Globe Awards ceremony which was held early morning today. I couldn't catch the event live because the timing collided with my examination schedule, and I was studying for a final while it started airing at 4:30 am in the morning. Anyway, I just finished watching the rewind, and here are a few points
I usually don't give a shit about what everyone's looking like or wearing or whatever, but I fell in love with Emily Blunt, I've never heard of her before and I don't think I've seen any of her work, but I'm definitely putting her next in line in my favorite 'grown-up' actresses list alongside with Evangeline Lilly and Mary-Louise Parker. Emily Blunt did take home (or after party) the 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television' award.
Lorraine & Jack Nicholson
Lorraine Nicholson, daughter of Jack Nicholson and another new face for me, was this year's Miss Golden Globe. She worked in Click and a few other movies. This girl is HOT, which is why I'm putting her next in line in my 'growing-up' actresses list.
The Cecil B. DeMille award is given to honor the big names that offered outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry, people like Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Robin William, Michael Douglas and many others. This year it was given to Warren Beattey, who you might not be familiar with the name, but definitely familiar with the face. Personally, I don't remember many of his movies, because he only did one movie after 2000, but I will never forget his outstanding performances in his older films such as Reds, Bulworth and Dick Tracy.
Reading the nominee lists again, I realize that I haven't watched most of these movies. It's a bit contradictive with my recent entry on movies, where I said that most of the movies that came from Hollywood were crap, which has a sense of truthfulness to it. In this case, we haven't gotten most of the nominated movies here in Oman, or still haven't, even though that bandwagon has long moved on. Hype is a very important factor for the promotion of any movie, and usually news and trailers start coming up when those movies are to be released soon. In our (or mine alone's) case then we watch those movies 4 or 5 months after they released, long enough to cause that eagerness from watching the trailer to dry. It's think it's really time we start competing catching up with our neighbors, UAE, and their cineplexs, in both terms of quality and quantity.