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Globes – Spoiler Space

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39 Responses to “Globes – Spoiler Space”

  1. EthanG says:

    So happy for her.
    Also for Rourke, Boyle, Fey, Giammati and Linney.
    But still…..

  2. I haven’t been watching it, but have been reading the wonderful Nick Davis’ liveblogging.
    Some good winners – although I would’ve prefered Cruz take the supporting gong – especially Farrell, which I’m so happy for. Glad an awards body has the guts to reward him despite not being in vogue anymore to be a fan of his. Kate sealed her Oscar, didn’t she, with two great speeches, right? And bah to Slumdog Millionaire. I guess while most others can harp on about it being feel good and all that crap I’ll just remember all the delighful child abuse, domestic violence, eye-gouging and police torture. Truly heartwarming.

  3. Lota says:

    good for Mickey…despite his love of saying balls.
    was underwhelmed by Rev Road…and the Reader left a bad taste at times but very happy for Kate W.

  4. IOIOIOI says:

    Camel: it’s like Millions! Seriously; it’s Millions set in freakin India, and I am supposed to be overjoyed with this film? Really?

  5. LYT says:

    Millions was better.

  6. mutinyco says:

    Kate Winsalot…

  7. Hallick says:

    Who was the lead actress in “The Reader”?

  8. Aris P says:

    Hey Puff Didy, or whatever the hell your name is — when Spielberg is talking, accepting his DeMille award, you LISTEN. You don’t look elsewhere, bored. Be thankful you’re even in the same zip code.

  9. christian says:

    P-Diddy is the Paris Hilton of rappers. Or something.

  10. BurmaShave says:

    Just in case it wasn’t clear, Sean “Diddy” Combs is completely insane:

  11. LYT says:

    Who was the lead actress in “The Reader”?
    That chick who played the teenage boy.

  12. Roman says:

    That Spielberg montage gave me chills. Pure class.
    And so was Scorcese.

  13. Roman says:

    Is Aronofsky/NBC in trouble because of his middle finger 🙂 . The best didn’t see that coming moment of the night.
    Also, SBC bombed. Ouch.

  14. Jeffrey Boam's Doctor says:

    SBC did not bomb to me nor hopefully to the rest of the world who were watching. Maybe some insecure stuck up rich narcissists were upset by his comments but I say Hollywood could do with a few more pointed jabs. If causing botoxed bitches and closeted clothes horses to double take is called bombing these days – then long may SBC bomb.
    Does anyone think Angelina Jolie is the most sour c–t on the planet these days? She’s all kind of revolting. Her insipid looks and pained expressions. Please – stay at home with your ragin ego and get out of the slimelight for two fucking minutes and go look after your international football team of a family.

  15. IO, I’m not sure what you’re saying? Are you agreeing with me or not?

  16. Jeffrey Boam's Doctor says:

    And I completely agree with the comment about P-Diddlyo – PuffCrackle’n’Pop or whatever his name is.. how this guy became a symbol of chic and cool I’ll never know. Sean Coombs has the charisma of cancer. Why is he even invited? Do the stage hands wear his label or something?

  17. T. Holly says:

    finger’s in the clips too
    Did you mind SBC’s Ritchie joke? Sally Hawkins, anyone have a problem with her speach?

  18. LexG says:

    Testing 1 2 3…
    How does a movie which is 99.99% pop songs, Hindi hip-hop, and lilting vocals, beat out Desplat’s Barryesque score?

  19. sloanish says:

    While I wasn’t surprised that I was gagging during some of the Globes, I was very surprised that the gag-inducer was Kate Winslet. It’s not the year for that sort of display.

  20. leahnz says:

    anna paquin! cool bananas

  21. Lex (umm…) I’d argue that the music of Slumdog Millionaire is the very best part of the movie and if you took a listen to the soundtrack you’d discover that there is a lot more to Rahman’s score than you probably thought (less M.I.A., less Bollywood numbers) and that it was the music that gave the movie life.
    Besides, I believe if a movie is filled with original songs to go with an original score doesn’t the music of the songs count as part of the score? That probably sounds confusing, but I’m thinking of Bjork’s work on Dancer in the Dark as an example or the many nominations to Alan Menkin.
    I’d also think it worth mentioning that Desplat’s Button score, while lovely, is far from his best (Birth being the finest music score in… oh… twenty years or so.)

  22. montrealkid says:

    Saw Slumdog Millionaire on Saturday and to see it clean up at the Globes on Sunday is baffling to me. Easily Boyle’s worst movie to date. If the same story was told in a poor North American neighborhood and the lead played by a Hollywood actor, the critics would’ve ripped it apart. Easily the most overrated movie of the year.

  23. Reginald_Applegravy says:

    Camel – you won;t believe how refreshing it is to hear you mention the Birth score as you did. I agree with you wholeheartedly – it’s a fantastic piece of work which i regularly listen to but NEVER hear anyone discuss!
    As for Slumdog – it deserves every award it gets. After wading through my screeners over Christmas and coming up against every awards cliche in the book (‘pleeeeease, give MEEE a statue!’) SM was a pure blast of fresh air. Plus Boyle is a lovely chap and completely deserves to be recognized.

  24. diddy was there because he produced (and was a co-star) A Raisin In The Sun, a finely crafted (and underrated) old-fashioned TV movie.
    With all the mocking of him (nis moniker) I thought Walt Kowalski had come back from the dead and learned how to blog.

  25. IOIOIOI says:

    Camel: I agree with you, and I especially agree with Montrealkid. This is why critics and to a certain extent the Academies/Foreign press are so fucking whack. IF Slumdog was set in fucking Kansas. No one would give a shit. Seriously; it would be seen as a slight effort, released in April, and forgotten to the ether.
    This is just how shit works in Hollywood: India is cooler than Kansas. What utter bullshit.

  26. The Pope says:

    Didn’t see the show. Youtubed some of the speeches.
    I think she’s a terrific actress and very pretty to look at… Kate, Kate, Kate!!! Kate Winslet? Kate Winsing. mroe like. That speech was beyond Gwynnie. Hell, she’s now in a galaxy, far, far away. I hope she gets a good look at it and she and her peeps prepare her for something far more dignified for the Oscars.
    Fame lasts 15 minutes, infamy only a life time. But a bad speech ends up played over and over and over on YouTube.
    Think of your kids, Kate!

  27. Triple Option says:

    Who’s SBC?

  28. Mahtigwess says:

    Slumdog couldn’t have been set in Kansas. Mumbai is a character in the movie. That stuff doesn’t happen in Kansas.
    In fact Mumbai is the one character that arcs in the whole thing. The characters grow up but they really don’t change.

  29. Cadavra says:

    Can’t understand why everybody’s bent out of shape over the Madonna/Ritchie joke–it doesn’t even rank in the Top 100 Horrible Jokes made about her. (One of my favorites: then-Weekend Update anchor Norm MacDonald described newborn daughter Lourdes as “the fourth-largest object ever to pass through Madonna’s birth canal.”)

  30. movieman says:

    Winslet’s dual wins were the highlight(s) of the evening for me.
    Now if only she could repeat that hat trick at the Oscars!
    The (surprise) victories of “VCB,” Farrell, Rourke and Byrne were
    (along with the Spielberg centerpiece) other gratifying moments in a generally entertaining, and well-paced, evening. (And thank heavens they didn’t forget the glorious “Catch Me if You Can” in Spielberg’s clip reel.)
    As a non fan of “Happy-Go-Lucky,” “Hawkins’ win did scare the bejesus out of me, though.

  31. T. Holly says:

    Glad you’re not dead Lex!
    Rourke to Tomei during the sound drop out. Need to know basis is running very high. Anyone know? It’s at the :42 mark (the counter runs backwards, it’s time remaining, not time into the clip).
    You can also see the flip.

  32. I’m saying now…I enjoy the Globes more than the Oscars. There’s less bullshit leading up and it’s an all around more fun show. It’s not so stuffy and “proper.” Plus, I like how it brings TV and film together. And, Collin Farrel won for “In Bruges” which is an AWESOME film, Mickey Rourke and “Slumdog” too. Hells yeah!

  33. jeffmcm says:

    I agree in a lot of ways, Don, it’s nice that the Globes don’t waste time with ‘A Tribute to Montages Through the Years’ or production numbers etc. which mostly bore me at the Oscars.
    I was especially glad for the acting winners this year, haven’t seen Slumdog still so no opinion there. ESPECIALLY happy for Rourke, whose performance I like more than Penn’s at this point.
    SBC bombed, as far as the audience was concerned, I think that’s inarguable regardless of whether his jokes were good or not. Personally I preferred Ricky Gervais’s stuff (“I told you, Winslet, do a Holocaust movie and the awards roll in!”)

  34. ployp says:

    I believe that SBC is Sacha Baron Cohen, Triple Option.

  35. Roman says:

    “SBC did not bomb to me nor hopefully to the rest of the world who were watching. Maybe some insecure stuck up rich narcissists were upset by his comments but I say Hollywood could do with a few more pointed jabs.”
    What are you talking about? Pointed jabs? A comments about Victoria Beckham and Madonna.
    You could tell by the audiences reaction that this time they were not amused by his shtick and neither was I, actually.

  36. Joe Leydon says:

    I think I could actually feel the audience collectively flinch when Ricky Gervais made his crack about the lack of “gag reels” for DVD editions of Holocaust movies.

  37. John Wildman says:

    Ricky Gervais was bitingly funny – with his signature delivery. And the Holocaust jokes (while dancing on the edge) were great. Especially after we’ve seen countless stories and references annually either stating outright or alluding to that very real truth. It’s reaffirming to me when jokes like that squeeze through the “safe zone”.
    As far as SBC – the problem is that it was tired, hack material. He might as well have been wearing a pastel tux in front of an off-the-strip crowd in Vegas. If you are going to go there then be daring or original. Otherwise, it’s groans and eyerolls and time to check the watches…

  38. Hallick says:

    Cohen’s problem was just as much due to the delivery of the jokes. He stuttered the first punchline and didn’t have the right energy in the Guy Ritchie capper. He also might just be one of those people who aren’t “on” without a persona to funnel it through.

  39. christian says:

    I’ll be happy when SBC finds a new schtick.

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