Monday, January 16, 2012
Where do I begin? A quandary due to lack of inspirational material, not a matter of brimming over with too much excitement over last night's NBC broadcast of the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards - aka The Hollywood Foreign Press Association shindig. Not that it was boring, it was just...fine.
Host Ricky Gervais began with saying that his antics of last year - offending just about everyone in the room, the network and the HFPA themselves, earned him an invitation back! He was given a list of "Don'ts" that included not being able to mention anything having to do with Mel Gibson, including Jodie Foster's Beaver. To which Jodie laughed and gave two thumbs up.
I was IM chatting with my sister on facebook during the red carpet segment, which by the way, is sorely lacking if you're not watching it with Giuliana and Ryan on E.
I tweeted: Awards season is the only time I wish I was paying Comcast their ridiculous tariff!
Now that I think about it, why can't we Pay Per View for Red Carpet Coverage, the way men do for boxing events? hmmm.... I digress...
Angelina Jolie - was also wearing Versace. The red accent across the cream satin, was just eye candy stunning. The accessories (including Brad) all wonderful. The only things needed to make it perfection, would be to eliminate all those tattoos and put some meat on her boney chicken wing arms. (said with love & affection).
Julie Bowen - whose show Modern Family won for Best TV show - Comedy - looked like confection in this Reem Acra gown. It may be a little too young for her, but I can't judge, cause I know she's younger than I am, and if I got a chance to wear this stunning gown, I'd still go for it too!
Runners up: Jane Fonda who looked very sexy (even George Clooney gave her props during his post award press conference).
Evan Rachel Wood had the most original gown, (Gucci) made out of real feathers - guess we can assume Evan's not a member of PETA ;)
Charlize Theron - must have been channeling her character from Young Adult, it's the only way to make sense of this headband that could have been purchased in the mall at Claires.
Michelle Williams - again, no headbands at The Golden Globes please. Besides, if you're going to sport a short do, which I don't find this style to be particularly good for her, than you just dress it up with bigger earrings and more make up. I also think the dress would be fine at the SAG awards, but not dressy enough for this night. That being said, congrats to Michelle on winning Best Performance Actress - Comedy Or Musical for My Week with Marilyn.
And it was just wrong to make Melissa McCarthy present next to Paula Patton, come on, give a plus-sized girl a break!
Morgan Freeman adds a certain weight and credibility to all the many films to which he plays a part. It's obvious he's really earned respect among his peers. Congratulation to Morgan Freeman on being the 2012 Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient.
For previous awards shows, I had a desktop pc and a regular cell phone. This year, I'm so blessed to have both a laptop and smartphone, so I tweeted all throughout the show @tinseltine and posted stuff like the menu courses served at the ceremony to Tinsel & Tine's facebook fan page.
Tinsel & Tine before the