GEEKED OUT GOLDEN GLOBE RECAP
12:49 p.m. on January 17, 2006

And what a glorious 3-day weekend it was. I basked in the lazy glow of it all & recuperated from work stresses. Now I am back at work and feel some sort of illness coming on; at least it did not wreck my weekend.

Monday evening was spent melted in front of the TV as I watched the Golden Globes, including the pre-show on E! They had new folks working the red carpet: Isaac Mizrahi & Giuliana Depandi got to speak to the celebs while Ryan Seacrest & Debbie Matenopoulos were banned to the balcony for pointless commentary. Ryan & Debbie were like Tweedle Dumb & Tweedle Dumber. Giuliana was the only decent one; Isaac was the worst. He kept asking people if they were wearing underwear and then insulting them by saying stuff like: “If you don’t win tonight, who would you like to win in your category?” and “who would you like to trade dresses with?” He then he totally felt up Scarlett Johannsen’s breast (& she is ALL breast) and then proceeded to make Hilary Swank cry by bringing up her impending divorce from Chad Lowe. She quickly blurted that she was trying to work on her marriage and then immediately excused herself with a complete pained look on her face.

The show itself was a little dull, but I liked seeing the Desperate Housewives get drunk and belligerent. The best speeches were Steve Carrell from the Office (very funny), Sandra OH from Grey’s Anatomy (she was totally freaked out) & S. Epatha Merkerson for Lackawanna Blues (most heartfelt). If anyone cried during his or her speech, then I would instantly start crying.

I was happy for Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Phillip Seymour Hoffman & LOST, but I was rooting the most for Brokeback Mountain, which did get best screenplay, best Director and best film. I did finally get to see that film & it was quite good. I am not surprised Heath Ledger did not win for his role in it. He was great, but I could not understand much of what he said, because he does not move his lips when he speaks. Jake Gyllenhaal did not show up for the Golden Globes, which seemed in poor spirit unless he had a good excuse. He was not nominated, but his film & colleagues were & could have used his support.

I think Ryan Philippe was wasted, because he was aggressively grabbing his wife, Reese Witherspoon, when she won & even shouted at Joaquin when he was on stage getting his award. Ryan’s film, Crash, should have been nominated for more categories, so maybe he was working out some issues.

Worst dressed predictions are: Kate Beckinsale (eek!), Drew Barrymore (I love you, Drew, but a bra is now a requirement for you) and Catherine Deneuve (unflatteringly poofy).

I am sadly excited about the upcoming Oscars with host Jon Stewart.





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