Just realized something. In Canada (in the literary world, anyway) the GG's means something entirely different... The Governor General Awards.
But I'm talking, of course, about the Golden Globes.
This is the first year since I started blogging that I didn't do a big post when the nominations came out. I just couldn't summon up any enthusiasm this year.
So imagine my surprise when the awards show was the most fun I've had watching an awards show in years.
Lots of fabulous gowns and great acceptance speeches, plenty of deserving nominations and wins, and some great accidental swearing and drinking on stage.
Highlights for me:
Mickey Rourke winning best actor in a drama. His performance in The Wrestler -- amazing. The director Darren Aronofsky giving Mickey the finger during the acceptance speech while a camera was on him -- fabulous. Mickey thanking his dead dogs. Priceless.
But seriously. You should see this film if you get a chance. I talked about it a bit here.
Colin Farrell winning for In Bruges. His acceptance speech was great. He looked great. And it reminded me what a great film this was. Come awards season, it's often hard to remember the great films that were released a year ago. Here's my year old post on In Bruges. Rent this DVD. You won't regret it.
Heath Ledger winning for Dark Knight. So sad. I cried.
Slumdog Millionaire winning a bunch of awards including best picture. Fabulous.
Don't let the Indian setting and some sub-titled bits scare you off. If this film comes to a cinema near you, go. You won't regret it.