Friday, January 12, 2007
Here come the Globes!
So, what's so special about the Golden Globes? After all, it's not Oscar. Isn't this the awards show where Christine Lahti nearly missed out on her acceptance speech because she was stuck in the bathroom?

Well, yes, but it's also a big deal. It's the first big opportunity to break out those outrageously expensive designer dresses. Moreover, the press surrounding this event is enormous. If you're part of a TV show or in an upcoming film, this is the place to be seen. (And if you wear a gorgeous outfit, you will be seen.)

Besides, the perks are irresistible (for the stars, anyway). There's a fortune in gifts given away every year -- the "swag." The IRS is threatening to make this tradition all but extinct but, somehow, I don't see celebrities walking away empty-handed.

In all seriousness, though, for an actor or actress a Golden Globe can put them on the fast track to Oscar gold. One industry insider told me that winning a Golden Globe becomes the centerpiece for that all-important Oscar campaign. Your chances of taking home an Oscar become greater if, every time an Academy Award voter hears your name, it's preceded by three words: "Golden Globe winner." And you can bet your bottom dollar that the studios will make sure those words are repeated constantly.

Oh, and one last thing. If you're a "Grey's Anatomy" fan, the steamy McDreamy (drum roll, please!), Patrick Dempsey, will be there. 'Nuff said!
I see that Leonardo DiCaprio is up for 2 best actor awards this year. I hope he finally gets at least 1 and goes on to win the Oscar. He was a great actor as a kid and just keeps getting better. Why does Hollywood tend to ignore actors that are extremely good looking even if they are above average actors? Over and above his good looks I think Brad Pitt is a very good actor and so is Matt Damon although I think Matt is leading up to it with his latest film. It should be an interesting year.
If "The Office" doesn't win for best comedy, there's something wrong.
Hugh Laurie wins two in a row! House is one of the best medical series, along with Grey's, on TV now...a little recognition wouldn't take anything away from McDreamy! :)
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