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January 28, 2004
A new year and finally some new updates to my woefully ignored journal (yeah, New Year's resolutions!) Big week for film nerds/media whores with the Golden Globes this past Sunday and the Academy Awards nominations yesterday. For my thoughts on the Oscars and my predictions, leap over to the movies section of my site. To kick things off here, though, I've got some ramblings about the Globes.
Okay, now I know Sarah Jessica Parker is all emotional about the impending end of Sex and the City, but she's won this damn award before, so couldn't she at least look like she has some idea how to act up there. The flustered, not sure what to say and who to thank, crying act works for a first-timer and maybe even for your second time up there, but, really, she's won FOUR times now. And, though her cashcow claim to fame is finally ending (a few years late, if you ask me), I'm sure she'll find her way back there at some point. I think it would have been a good time to actually give this award to someone else (Debra Messing won the Emmy last year (which Sarah Jessica Parker never has) and has been nominated the past five years for the Golden Globe with nary a single win).
I love Nicole Kidman, but her dress was a little off this year. Definite potential for greatness, but that white, sheer part in the middle of the dress blended in a little too much with her own stark white complexion when she was up on stage. I couldn't even tell it was part of the dress at first. But when my initial thought is, "Oh my God, is she sick??" that can't be a good start. I still can't say she looked bad, though, and in fact, looking at the pictures again, I'm almost inclined to delete this paragraph entirely. (For comparison's sake, here's Nicole taking care of business at the Globes last year.)
Again with the acceptance speeches: Diane Keaton. Here's one of Hollywood's great comedic actresses delivering a pre-written, but still badly delivered speech. Fine if she wants to write it down, but it had the vibe of an improptu inside-joke (her many references to the great NANCY MEYERS, that's right, her name again is NANCY). She won me back with the age joke about her and Jack, though.
On the subject, I think I speak for many people when I say that Jack should be invited to every awards show that's broadcast on TV, he should be put in the front row, and hell, let's let him present an award. I don't care if it's the Source Awards. He exudes more charisma in his sunglasses kicking back at these shows than entire casts on the WB. I think we can all be in agreement here.
Don't you think when they showed that clip of Michael Douglas's first starring role in "Hail, Hero!" that he had to be thinking, "1969: My lifetime achievement career is just beginning...and my wife is just being born. God, it's great to be me!"