10 Thoughts on the Golden Globes

Check out some of my thoughts about tonight’s uneventful yet somewhat-entertaining Golden Globes.

1. Glee’s win was HUGE.

When you’re in a category with 30 Rock and The Office in your first year on the air, it’s a miracle you even get a nomination. But this year’s fan favorite pulled through with a big upset. Maybe next year, NBC!

2. Ricky Gervais lived up to his hosting duties.

Let’s face it, these award shows are dreadfully dull most of the time. As soon as I found out Ricky Gervais was hosting, I knew I would be anything but bored. From poking fun at Mel Gibson and Colin Farrell to talking about his genitals and drinking a beer on stage, he brought on the laughs. Success!

3. Tina Fey’s red carpet comments on the weather—predicable but hilarious.

“It’s not rain, it’s God crying for NBC.”

4. Mo’Nique’s touching acceptance speech set the bar.

The girl took forever to get to the stage and yeah, her speech went long. But, it was most moving one of the night. It’s nice to see someone different win, as they are always the most humble. After her, the long thankful diatribes went downhill quick (with the exception of the cute bumbling Drew Barrymore).

5. Michael C. Hall accepts his best actor award post-treatment.

It’s not a big secret as to why Dexter’s leading man donned a knit winter cap after announcing his fight with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma recently. Either way, it was great to see him win. Apparently, the finale was crazy. I still need to catch up…

6. Expected drunken celebrities are proven entertainment.

Maybe I’m the only one, but it seemed we had the typical amount of hilariously drunken celebs present—and surprisingly I’m not talking about Mariah. From the adorable and giggly Julia Roberts to the slurring confused-looking Harrison Ford, it seems everyone was a little tipsy for the occasion.

7. Haiti relief monologues continue with slight annoyance.

I’m not a horrible human being, I swear. But did anyone else get agitated at the constant references to what’s going on in Haiti? Seems a little ridiculous that these multi-millionaires are drinking fancy free drinks and accepting awards meanwhile reminding us lowly people at home to donate. Um, OK.

8. It’s Complicated…really?

Thankfully, the movie didn’t win a thing because if it weren’t for John Krasinski, I would have walked out of the theater. I didn’t understand it’s nomination or the appeal. The Hangover on the other hand…

9. Chloe Sevigny’s dress deemed more important than her award.

I get it, the usher dude ripped your dress. I’d be pissed too. I don’t know if I’d spend part of my speech complaining about it though. Tacky.

10. Overall, no big surprises.

Yeah, Glee and The Hangover were pleasant underdog wins, but other than that, the show was completely predictable. I could have told you that Meryl Streep, Mad Men and Avatar were all going to walk away with globes. But what’s the fun in that?

What did you think about tonight’s show? Any surprises or favorites?

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