By: Open Book
Does it really matter? The true winners are the bloggers who reported non-stop reactions to the event. That’s right, the real show took place on various online streaming videos of the red carpet arrivals and on live feeds covering the show. The responses from bloggers listening to Ricky Gervais (who was the MC), opening monologue was priceless to watch!!! Many gave him rave reviews over his candid, shocking and honest reactions to the nominees, winners and of course The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). You could say Gervais did a classic “roasting” of the Golden Globe Awards last night. There was no hiding or sugar coating what many viewers felt since the news broke of a pending lawsuit against the HFPA a few days ago.
Nine out of ten blog sites repeatedly stated, “The Golden Globe Awards are a joke!!” The HFPA scandal’s from previous years is inescapable. A 2004 documentary by Vikram Jayanti entitled, The Golden Globe: Hollywood’s Dirty Little Secret, might offer some insight into the HFPA past reputation. Many have implied the Golden Globe Awards as a pre-cursor to The Academy Awards predictions. However, this year the idea of being affiliated with the Golden Globe might be a TV rating hang noose for ABC network.
In reviewing the Golden Globes, I watched the live red carpet event on E! The interviews were awkward and predictable as always. Yet, despite climbing some ridiculous stairs in heels and pregnant, Natalie Portman looked beautiful and spoke eloquently. She deserved an award just for that!!! The most hilarious time was spent over at Deadline.com reading Nikki Finke Live-Snarking 2011’s Awful Golden Globes. I’m not sure how well the ratings were for NBC network coverage of the Golden Globe Award’s but the blogosphere coverage was extremely entertaining to watch.
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