Sunday, January 19

The Film Fatales do the Golden Globes

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Nicole: For Cassidy and I, Award Show Season is like our Super Bowl and what better way to get the party started than with the 71st Annual Golden Globes? 

elizabeth: Yes, I took the family jewels out of the vault just in case some reporter from E! was looking in my window.

Nicole: By far, my favorite moment of the night came from Emma Thompson, who presented Best Screenplay barefoot, Louboutins and martini in hand. Thanks for keeping it real, Emma. 

elizabeth: Yes, I do believe Ms. Thompson was shaken and not stirred. I thought she showed that women of a certain age can still kick out the jams. All in all, a happy occasion is when alcohol is served in abundance. Why were our cries for invites so rudely ignored?

Nicole: Just where do they get off? Well, let's try to be big about this and discuss the Film Categories nonetheless.

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
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Nicole: No surprise Lawrence took this home. Everyone’s smitten by Hollywood’s new darling...despite that terrible Dior dress.

elizabeth: I admire Jennifer since she keeps it so real on and off the screen.  She is like a breath of fresh air and she proves that one does not have to sell off one’s soul for a movie role.

Best Actress: Comedy
Amy Adams, American Hustle
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Nicole: How, how, how does Adams beat Streep? It seems like a scientific impossibility that anyone could possible beat that August Osage County performance.

elizabeth: As much as I like Amy Adams and her talents, this win better not be a sign that women of a certain age are being phased out.  Don’t make me throw one of my sensible shoes at you.

Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
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Nicole: Leto deserved it for his portrayal of Rayon: enough said. 

elizabeth: Jared Leto’s portrayal of  Rayon was one of the best performances I have seen in ages. He so deserved the Globe because he made you fall hard for this HIV-positive transsexual woman who showed so much dignity and compassion.

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Nicole: I’m still queasy from seeing Gravity. And just why the hell was Clooney not at the Globes? Is he still drifting in space...rather than spend another second with a woman in his age group, as Tina Fey so correctly put it.

elizabeth: My head and stomach stopped spinning once they started to roll the credits. I don’t think I like having to depend on a barf bag to get through a movie – even a movie with George Clooney in it. Although he can hold my head any time.

Best Actor: Comedy
Leonardo DiCaprio, Wolf of Wall Street
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Nicole: Three hours of F this and F that apparently earns a globe.

elizabeth: I feel an F-bomb coming on. I need a certain number of naughty words to get me through the day, but come on, 506 of them in 3 hours. Whoever counted them deserves a Golden Globe.

Best Picture: Comedy
American Hustle

Nicole: Do you have to know how to do The Hustle before seeing this film? Or have had at least one bad perm? ‘Cause I can safely check both those off the list.

elizabeth: Thank God they don’t have a category for bad hair and bad clothes ‘cuz this film would have won that Globe hands down. It ain’t pretty.

Best Actress: Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
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Nicole: Cate, no contest, and she looked divine in Armani.  

elizabeth: Kate was so great in this role that I went home and started drinking.

Best Actor: Drama
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
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Nicole: Ugh, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy did McConaughey win? It’s not that I dislike his acting. I just hated this movie so, so much.

elizabeth: I had to live thru AIDS and the lost of good friends in the 1980s and beyond so maybe my battle scars hurt when I see someone like McConaughey’s character win a golden globe. I do believe people can change, but I was not buying it in this movie.

Best Picture: Drama
Twelve Years a Slave
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Nicole: How did we let this one pass us by? Must correct that mistake soon!

elizabeth: They are re-releasing this movie so we can get to see what brilliant movie making is all about.  I hate that life won’t give us the time to see all the movies we want to see.  Now, if I ruled the world…

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