In what was otherwise pretty much a yawnfest enlivened only by host Ricky Gervais’s hilariously mean-spirited jokes that nobody “got,” The Golden GlobeAwards delivered the goods by awarding The Social Network – my favorite film of 2010 – four of the six Golden Globes for which it was nominated. Globes going home with “The FaceBook Movie” included:
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross for Best Original Score
Aaron Sorkin for Best Screenplay
David Fincher for Best Director
And – most deservedly – Best Picture (Drama)
The two categories in which The Social Network nominees were passed over were Best Actor, in which the adorable Jesse Eisenberg – who was amazing as Mark Zuckerburg – lost to a very brilliant performance by Colin Firth in The King’s Speech. I hate to tell you, Jesse (because you gotta know they’re both going to be nominated again) but you’re going to lose the Oscar to Firth as well, because nobody beats a stuttering Monarch. Andrew Garfield, nominated for Best Supporting Actor – did you know he was British? Acting! – was also bested by fellow nominee Christian Bale for his role in The Fighter. I probably won’t be seeing The Fighter, but I do really like Bale’s new long-haired, Jesus look, which reminds me of the late George Harrison around the time The Beatles recorded Let It Be. Congratulations to all! See you at the Oscars!
Sharon and Stephen and I were at the Film Forum on Houston the other night to see Todd Haynes amazing new film, I’m Not There: the fact-based but still highly-impressionistic Bob Dylan biopic starring Richard Gere, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and the recently departed Heath Ledger, among others. I’m guessing that Blanchett’s Golden Globe Award-winning/Academy Award nominated performance, augmented by rampant, fresh sentimentality over Ledger’s passing, helped to pack the tiny theater to capacity. Beyond that, of course, I’m Not There is fucking excellent and deserves all the awards and praises that it’s earned. Some of my favorite parts of the film were those with actress Julianne Moore playing a character heavily based on Joan Baez. Because Joan Baez is awesome.
Anyway, after the film Sharon and I made a pit stop in the ladies room and who should walk in right behind us but the sensational Bernadette Peters! You know, what’s amazing about Bernadette Peters is how she manages to look like she’s still in her thirties, when I just looked her bio up on the Wikipedia, where it says she’ll be (wait for it) sixty years old on February 28th! Holy cow! She’s obviously had some work done on her face but someone needs to give her surgeon’s phone number to plastic surgery disasters like Joan Rivers because, damn, she’s done a nice job! You can also count on specialists like Miami-based Dr. Andres Bustillo to get the work done flawlessly.