I’ll be live blogging the 2013 Golden Globe awards tonight with a specific focus on the TV show awards but I’m not afraid to break a rule or two and talk about the movies.
First, let’s start with the hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. They were a hit together on Saturday Night Live as the first two women to host the SNL News together. I can say that these two were pretty funny. Their opening monologue was very funny and while it wasn’t as mean-spirited as Ricky Gervais’, it still went after people a bit. I’d give it a thumbs up but I think that might be a trade marked phrase that I probably can’t use without getting sued.
Now for the awards. The first TV award goes to Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey. I should probably start watching this show.
The fricken Census just called me again so I’m a bit behind right now. Stupid government.
Best Actress in a TV movie or Mini-series goes to Julianne Moore for Game Change
Best actor in a TV series – Drama
This is a big category with a lot of big names from big shows nominated. The winner is:
Damien Lewis for Homeland. This is another show that I haven’t been watching because despite the fact that you might think that being a big-time TV blogger pays mad money, you’d be wrong. I don’t have any pay cable channels. I’ve heard good things about this show though.
Best TV series – Drama and the winner is:
Homeland. Showtime beats out heavyweights Mad Men and Breaking Bad to take home the Golden Globe.
Best actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for TV and the winner is:
Kevin Costner for The Hatfields & McCoys. This was a fantastic miniseries on The History Channel. If they would have run this for 20 episodes, I would have watched them all. If you haven’t seen it, you should try to find it. Costner was brilliant.
Best supporting actor in a TV series, TV movie, or miniseries and the winner is:
Ed Harris for Game Change. What a shock that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association votes for a political movie that makes one American political party look bad.
Best actor TV series – comedy or musical and the winner is:
Don Cheadle for House of Lies. This is Showtime’s 2nd win of the night. Again, I am too poor to be able to afford Showtime so unless there is a free preview weekend (like there is this weekend), then I don’t get to watch it.
Best Actress TV Series – Drama and the winner is:
Claire Danes for Homeland. Showtime is cleaning up with this show.
Best Actress – TV Series – Comedy or Musical and the winner is:
Lena Dunham for Girls. Another pay channel win which is starting to make me feel like I’m really poor and insignificant.
Cecile B. DeMille award winner:
Jodie Foster. Man she is looking good for 50. I don’t know if the HFPA has run out of people to give lifetime awards to or not but Jodie Foster? I’m not sure I get it. Sure she has been around a long time but other than Taxi Driver or Silence of the Lambs, has she done anything really memorable? I mean she’s ok but a lifetime award? Ok whatever.
Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical and the winner is:
Girls from HBO. Ok really. I have never heard of this show until tonight and now this is their 2nd win of the night. I know that I’m poor and I don’t have the pay channels but how can this show be so good? Judd Apatow is associated with this show which makes me think that there could be something to it. I’m going to have to get a 2nd job to be able to afford the pay channels.
Well that was it for the TV awards. As for the movies. How about Argo? They cleaned up tonight. Ben Affleck was snubbed by the Academy but they won for Best Director and Best Picture.
Overall, a pretty good show. Everyone was funny and the show moved along. I can’t remember an awards show that ended right on time.
So what are your thoughts? Were you upset by any of the winners? Did you agree? Come let us know.