Golden Globes Awards

Posted by Mr. Longmire on Jan 12, 2009 in Entertainment |

I watched most of the Golden Globe Awards last night. Previously, I had vaguely heard of the film Slumdog Millionaire, but after it swept through several categories last night, it is on my list of movies to see. I’m also interested in seeing Gran Torino, In Bruges, the John Adams HBO mini-series, and The Wrestler. I have also yet to see Wall-E, which won for best animated film.

Speaking of The Wrestler, Mickey Rourke won best actor in a drama for the title role of that film and his appearance and acceptance speech were quite something. After stumbling to the stage and making a few off-color remarks, he made a comment to the director of the film or whoever it was at his table and in return the guy shot him the middle finger… all on national television.

There were other moments during the Golden Globes Awards broadcast that were less than classy. They had to bleep a guy accepting an award who dropped the f-bomb. Where exactly did he think he was?

Whatever happened to the so-called glamour of Hollywood? I’m not a prude, but when it comes to award shows like the Golden Globes, Oscars, Emmys, etc., it would be nice to see adults acting as such with some grace and finesse… watch the language, and for god’s sakes, unless it’s grown out for a current role, shave your face and comb your hair for one night in your life. That goes for the men, too. I can tolerate the vulgarity and crudeness of everyday life, and sometimes I’m guilty of being a purveyor of crudeness (it is funny at certain times), but Hollywood needs to be classy as it used to be, even if it’s a short-lived illusion for an awards show.

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