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I actually don’t have many entries to make here!  I’m so upset that this is the last chance I have to get my snark on during awards season, and I have so few targets to choose from.  I guess I’ll do my best with what I have.

Sharon Stone

“Oh, hey girlfriend, I think a vulture molted on your shoulder.  You might want to look into that.”  She kind of looks like she wants to steal a litter of puppies and make a fur coat out of them.

Russell Brand

Okay, I know I said last time that I love it when guys take chances on the red carpet AND when they wear navy tuxes.  So you’d think I’d be over the moon for this ensemble, right?  But no.  It’s the plaid that kills me.  He looks like a fancy lumberjack, like Paul Bunyan’s hipster brother.

Helena Bonham Carter

Helena, isn’t being with Tim Burton enough to prove your goth cred?  Must you always be wearing something crazy, black, and/or velour?  And the fan?  I just can’t.  She looks like her dress is made out of the lining of a jewelry box.

Christian Bale

Bale kind of looked like a stiff undertaker.  I hate the black-on-black-on-black look that some guys gravitate towards on the red carpet.  He’s got a black jacket over a black vest over a black shirt with a black tie.  Jesus, Marilyn Manson, we GET it.  Plus there’s the red beard, which makes him look like young Kris Kringle in that old Rankin-Bass movie, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”  But at least he combed his hair this time so he doesn’t look as homeless.

Gwyneth Paltrow

When asked who designed her gown, Gwyneth replied, “Reynolds Wrap.”

Melissa Leo

Did you know Melissa Leo is a Transformer?  Yeah, at the end of the night, she’ll transform back into a doily and return to her rightful home on your grandma’s coffee table.

I think there were a lot of wonderful looks last night on the red carpet and during the show.  It was pretty consistently good, and some people took some risks that I think paid off in spades.

Anne Hathaway

Whatever you think of Anne Hathaway the Host, she (mostly) killed it this year as Anne Hathaway the Dresser.  This Armani Prive gown she wore during the broadcast is a stunning blue jewel tone, and much different than anything other ladies had on that night.  I also love the off-the-shoulder look.

Sandra Bullock

Red complements Sandra’s hair color and skin tone, and this Vera Wang gown did the job very nicely.  It’s subtle, but with a great shape.

Hailee Steinfeld

For a red carpet newbie, Hailee has been killing it this awards season, opting for dresses that are age-appropriate but not childish.  The pink hue of this Marchesa dress is young, girly and fun.  I love the textured skirt with the light pattern.  Also, she opted to wear Chuck Taylors with the gown for the after parties, which is basically the cutest thing ever.

Mila Kunis

This romantic, ethereal lavender Elie Saab gown went perfectly with Mila’s dark hair.  I love the touch of lace at the bodice, and the texture of the whole thing. Read the rest of this entry »

Worst Dressed

Charlize Theron

Seriously?  Seriously?!  It looks like Miss Piggy is groping her from behind.  Oh, Charlize!  You have boobs?!  Thanks for drawing so much attention to them!  We had NO IDEA!

Diane Kruger

I wouldn’t hate this one so much if it wasn’t for the layers.  She looks like a three-tiered wedding cake, and each cake is separated by a layer of black icing.  At least it’s a step up from her hot pink Golden Globes monstrosity… which I also compared to a cake.  Hmm… Read the rest of this entry »

Best Dressed

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda’s ethereal gown luckily avoided the “wedding gown” trope that happens when starts choose white for the red carpet.  An uber-simple gown, the most complex aspect of this ensemble is the understated texture of the material it’s made with.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron had a pretty, easy look going on last night.  Her golden gown fit in well, as gold was one of the “trendy” colors of the evening.  With the flowy hair and red lipstick, her whole looked harkened back to old Hollywood.  Usually sparkly embellishments on gowns are something I have an aversion to, but it works well here. Read the rest of this entry »

8:13 pm – Well, I’ve decided to live-blog the Golden Globes.  I thought I’d do it, then I was eating dinner and it got too late, and then I decided that late is better than not at all.  So here goes.  If you’re following along, just refresh the page every so often while I update the entry – that’s really the only way I know to “live-blog.”

8:16 – For the two awards that I’ve missed, all I have to say is:  1.)  I’m sad that Tina Fey didn’t win for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical, and it would’ve been neat to see Lea Michele win (although she doesn’t really deserve it as much some of those other ladies do, I just like her, I like Glee, and I enjoy seeing newbies win).  However, I do like Toni Colette.  So, good for her!  2.)  Mo’Nique’s speech was very good.  I thought it was cute that she’s known her husband since they were at least 14.  I was rooting for Anna Kendrick, but it’s always nice to see a comedian do well in a dramatic role, as Mo’Nique has done, and the buzz surrounding her performance started months and months ago, so it wasn’t much of a surprise.

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A bunch of analysts who are artistes at praising crappy films have weighed in on this year’s Golden Globes nominations, and who they believe will win.  You can find them at this link.  

The “pundits” are Lane Brown (Vulture, New York Magazine), Erik Davis (Cinematical), Edward Douglas (ComingSoon.net), Scott Feinberg (AndTheWinnerIs), Marshall Fine (Star Magazine, Hollywood and Fine), Pete Hammond (Notes on a Season, The Envelope), Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly), Kevin Lewin (World Entertainment News Network), Guy Lodge (InContention), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Sam Rubin (KTLA), Sasha Stone (AwardsDaily), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Jeff Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere), Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today).

Here are some lowlights:

BEST DRAMA PICTURE
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds” – Lodge
“Precious”
“Up in the Air” – Brown, Douglas, Feinberg, Fine, Karger, Lewin, Rubin, Stone
“Avatar” – Davis, Hammond, Musto, Travers, Wells, Wloszczyna

Okay… sure, Avatar is pretty looking, and it’s got some amazing technological power behind it, but best drama?!  Fo realz?  It’s not even best animated film of the year (because, come on, it’s mostly animated).  I haven’t seen Up in the Air yet, but I’m already rooting for it.  Then there’s that tiny part of me that would love to see Inglourious Basterds win.  Anything but Avatar, please.

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