Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Golden Globe Nominations Spotlight Why No One Takes Golden Globes Seriously
Conventional Hollywood wisdom held that True Grit, Somewhere, and maybe The Town would pull down some kudos come awards season, so thank God we've got the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to be all, "Hey dudes, how about Burlesque? And Red? And did you see The Tourist? It's got Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in it, and boy are they easy on the eyes, eh? Hey, did Johnny Depp do anything else we can nominate him for?"
Now, yes, part of this is due to their weirdo splitting of films into Drama and Musical/Comedy categories, but seriously guys, when you're down to nominating Alice in Wonderland for any division of "Best Picture," it's time to rethink your paradigm. And does anyone besides these people consider The Tourist to be either a musical or a comedy?
Anyway, if you're so hungry for the Oscar derby to start that you'd like to read a bunch of entirely inconsequential nominations that won't affect anything, hey, I'm at you're service: