|(c) HFPA and Golden Globes|
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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…