Monday, January 16, 2006

Think Golden-Globally

I know I'm not the first person to notice this, but the Golden Globes have become far more entertaining than the Academy Awards. The stars seem more relaxed; they get to sit at tables instead of those uncomfortable seats; they wear better clothes and crack better jokes. The awards are totally meaningless, but so are the Academy Awards (where the list of directors who never won is more impressive than those who did). And because there's no prestige or glory involved with winning a Golden Globe, the stars can sit back and look like they're enjoying themselves; there's not that feeling of competition, nor the stiffness that actors get when they know the camera is on them and they have to pretend that they're not disappointed about not winning.

All that, and Pia Zadora has never won an Academy Award, whereas she did win a Golden Globe. Game set and match, Golden Globes.

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