This is an ever-evolving story of a girl writer and her two greatest loves, the movies and travel. As she hikes the trenches of Hollywood, you're brought along for the ride.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Proper Etiquette At The Globes

I missed watching the Golden Globes Live.  I was most looking forward to seeing the duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as co-hosts because I had this feeling they'd do a fantastic job.  How could they not?  Hadley Freeman of The Guardian wrote a stellar piece on the Fey/Poehler effect on the Golden Globes, calling it a "groundbreaking performance." Apparently, the two besties stayed true to themselves instead of morphing into the cardboard cut-outs of most hosts.  Awards shows can be genuinely funny?  Without forced laughter?  Who knew?

Since I didn't get to see the show in its entirety, I've had to catch up with the quips, the snarkiness, and the awkward moments on my own.  Luckily, between talks with friends, Youtube, and my own browsing on the internet in the name of research when I should be writing, I'm up to speed on the best moments of this year's Golden Globes. 

Case in point, the clip above.  Sure, everyone affiliated with the film was ecstatic that "Le Miz" won best picture (Comedy or Musical.)  However, what was Ms. Hathaway thinking?  No, you don't get more time to thank the people you may have forgotten in your acceptance speech from a prior award win.  Not only does it catch other people off-guard when you grab the mike out from under them (a la Kanye West) but it's just not cool.  Not to mention, it's particularly distracting to get cozy and overly affectionate with a composed, yet confused Amanda Seyfried while someone else is try to thank their people...without forgetting anyone.

Then, there's the domino effect.  He forgets, she forgets.  Someone's list is longer.  Another film has the maximum number of producers and they all want to make their thank yous.  Before you know it, we'll have nominees auctioning their leftover 'acceptance speech time' to each other via smart phones from the comfort of their seats.

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