What? No Banquet?



The Golden Globe (a rather prestigious award, considering only a paltry 85 people or so have a say in who carries home the statue), winners were announced at a press conference last night. Out of respect for the striking writers, the celebrities declined to appear.

The public was spared inane red carpet interviews that usually consist of one question: "Who designed your dress?" Everyone also knew the names of the winners within an hour.

I'll bet all those women who otherwise would have to fast and work out to get into those gowns celebrated by having a cheeseburger, fries and a chocolate shake . . . .

6 comments:

Shelia said...

To be honest, watching the red carpet is usually the best part of the event. Only one person won that I wanted to win and that was Queen Latifah. The Great Debaters, Denzel Washington didn't win a thing.

Watching a press conference can be boring...but I guess if I was nominated, I wouldn't think so. I feel bad for the first time nominees, because this would have been there chance to shine in the spotlight. Hopefully, they'll get another chance.

Hopefully the writers now have some leverage and can get back to the bargaining table. We'll see. The Oscars is right around the corner.

P.S. - I love your new website.

bettye griffin said...

Shelia,
Come back tomorrow, when I'm starting a salute to the movie award season with a series of trivia questions. You might even win a prize!

Glad you like my husband's re-design of my website. I tried to update it over the weekend to make Once Upon A Project prominent, but it acted up and I didn't feel like calling their Tech Support. Maybe this week . . . .

bettye griffin said...

Oops, meant to add that I'm glad Queen Latifah won, and that I, too, feel sorry for the first-time nominees, like the girl from Hairspray, who didn't get to attend a banquet.

You mean you don't enjoy all those eternal acceptance speeches????

Gwyneth Bolton said...

I'm all for the writers' strike, honest I am... but TV is starting to suck. I would have mindlessly watched the awards show, pre-show and after-show... I hope they get what they want soon. Or I'm going to actually have to start being productive with my time... the horror!
:-)

Gwyneth

Shelia said...

lol...now the acceptance speeches are the one thing I don't miss.

bettye griffin said...

Yep, Gwyneth, it looks like you'll have to get to work, girl! And Shelia, hopefully they'll salvage the Oscars so you can watch all the good people in the film industry thanking . . . well, everybody!