Monday, January 14, 2013

Anything but Miserable!

Les Miz Wins!  Photo Source:Digital Spy
I'm thrilled!  Les Miserables won the Golden Globe for Best Picture in the musical or comedy category with Hugh Jackman taking best performance by an actor and Anne Hathaway best performance by an actress in a supporting role. Anne Hathaway's shoutout to Sally Field was so sweet and heartfelt, one of my favorite moments of the show.  Silver Linings Playbook, another of my favorite films of the year, based on a book or otherwise, earned the very poised Jennifer Lawrence, a best actress statue. The Globes don't break down their screenplay award into 'adapted' and 'original' like the Academy Awards do; they gave the prize to Quentin Tarantino. I was rooting for Silver Linings Playbook for David O. Russell's superb adaptation. It was an extraordinary night with frankly, no one film completely cleaning up - although Les Miz came closest with 3. In the TV world it was a bit different with Homeland coming up again and again.



The other award in the book to movie category was Michael Danna's win for his gorgeous Life of Pi score.
The show itself was fantastic as entertainment; Tina Fey and Amy Poehler absolutely ruled, which we knew they would. Talk about fresh! Hilarious without being super bitchy. I had a blast watching and 'live tweeting from my couch' last night. I've never done that before. I lost power about halfway through - my last tweet was sent out at 6:53 PST when Lena Dunham won Best Actress in her HBO comedy series, Girls. Then the show went on to win Best Comedy!

While I had a good time tweeting, I was almost relieved when my electronics went kaput so I could kick back, sip some champagne and watch the show. I'm pretty good at multi-tasking but I did feel that every time I was busy typing and tweeting, I was missing something. Thank God I didn't miss that grumpy Gus look from Tommy Lee Jones when Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig were fooling around with the Best Actress/Comedy category! How about you? Does tweeting take you out of the experience or does the joy of the conversation make you take to twitter to express yourself?

Who else won? Take a look at all the winners here.

Congrats Les Miz!




6 comments:

  1. Reading your blog made me enjoy the awards more, so thanks for that. The only place I disagree with you was Jennifer Lawrence's speech. I thought dissing Meryl Streep at the beginning was so declasse.
    I loved Anne Hathaways's speech and thought the rest of the women in the group were really supportive of each other. Funny when Lena Dunham said she watched Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in middle school. I knew that hurt!

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    1. I didn't think of Lawrence's comment in that way probably because I think Meryl Streep is the world's greatest living actress and no one, No ONE, can take that away from her. But I hear what you're saying and it would have been more seemly for such a young actress to have been more gracious and a little more humble. I'd forgotten the reference but she was apparently quoting The First Wives Club when she joked "I beat Meryl"

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  2. It takes getting used to, you know, with multi-tasking. Before, I had to give up tweeting to focus but yesterday while I was watching the GG, I was also: switching channels to Downton Abbey, Tweeting for both GG and DA, and chatting with my cousin on WhatsApp on my iPhone about GG. Anyway, I'd enjoyed the show. Most impressed me was Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain's acceptance speech. I was cheering for them... and, they're both so humble, which is admirable. I feel so sorry of JL for blurting out 'I beat Meryl'. I think she probably had gone home regret saying that.... but then, maybe not.

    Now, with your influence in the inner circle, could you start a 'Fey & Poehler for Oscar hosts 2014' campaign? They're perfect! Clean and funny.

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    1. Yes Arti, you multi-tasking maven you, BUT were you drinking champagne at the same time, ha ha!
      I ended up missing over half of Downton Abbey - but I did see Edith get left at the alter! I have to catch up and watch the beginning of the episode now. That poor woman!
      I agree about the ladies as hosts. They were amazing! It was a very good night for women all around I thought.

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    2. PS Hey you do know I actually have no influence with any inner circle, right?

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    3. ok then... you can still start a grass root campaign. ;)

      and i just read your reply to Paulita about the First Wives Club. Well... I'm not so sure if it's an intended allusion or not. Anyway, I had appreciated Jen Law when she was a teenager in The Burning Plain, later in The WInter's Bone. I could see she'd be a rising star. In Silver Linings Playbook she had matured a lot. Just hope she'd keep herself grounded and not let fame puff up her ego. You see, the diff. bet. she and Jess. Chastain is, she taste success at a young age, while the latter had to strive and fight for the chance. That's why the diff. perspectives in their speech ... The foible of youth.

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