I have just endured three painful hours of the Golden Globes. Thankfully, folks who deserved awards got them (except for Community, which wasn’t even nominated, so way to screw that up, Hollywood Foreign Press Association). You can click here to check out my live blog of the entire ceremony, but if you just want a listing of who won what, then hit the jump. The Social Network took home four Golden Globes including Best Score (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross), Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Best Director (David Fincher), and Best Motion Picture (Drama).
Tonight I’ll be live-blogging the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. The Golden Globes continue to receive attention because they used to be seen as a reliable indicator of what films would be receiving Orscar love. However, due to shifting deadlines, Oscar ballots are already due and there’s no way that the Globes can affect the Oscar nominees. Also, the Globes, which are hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are known for being delightfully carefree with their integrity and will nominate you if you show them enough love. They’re basically like the MTV Movie Awards except they serve food and there aren’t any sketches.
However, I think host Ricky Gervais will do a fine job tonight and I’m curious to see if the Globes will follow through on their clearly bought-and-paid-for-love of films like Burlesque and The Tourist. Click here for a list of the nominees and hit the jump for my on-going live-blog and be sure to keep refreshing the page for my comments. The 2011 Golden Globe Awards air at 8pm (EST) on NBC.
“Sons of Anarchy” is one of the best shows on television. It’s relentlessly hardcore, but beneath the bikes, bullets, and boobs there is a brain and a heart that few shows will match. The first season set up the major players and loosened the screws of the soon-to-be-crumbling empire that is the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, and the show’s overarching “Hamlet” motif is truly set in motion. With the show’s second season starting Tuesday, September 8th, FX sent over the first 5 episodes of Season 2, and oh man are they good. My spoiler-free preview after the jump.