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Recently, we had the Golden Globe Awards. Soon, we shall be bombarded with others including the Logie Awards, the Emmys and heaps of others. Of course, who could forget Elizabeth Taylor’s major goof-up? Did Liz have too much to drink beforehand, or was it just stage fright? Or even problems with concentration, due to previous illnesses? Those less kind could accuse her of being senile. The media made much of the incident, describing her behaviour as “bizarre.” Who knows? Then again, everyone makes a mistake. Tom Cruise did the same but his error wasn’t quite so obvious. The presenters read the nominees from the auto-cue, before they open that golden envelope. Sarah Jessica Parker later claims it was nerve-racking standing up on stage in front of everyone. However, these people are professional actors who should be able to handle the pressure. Sarah Jessica Parker’s routine, “Oh my gosh, I don’t believe I’ve won this award” was tedious, if not annoying. She did the same last year. She had one in five chances of winning. Had she won the lottery, it would be understandable. One would think she would prepare something, just in case. Or a simple “Thank You” should do. Why she won the award in the first place really puzzles me. I don’t think she is a very good actress. Nor is Sex In The City worth writing home about. I think it is one of the worst shows on TV. There are other shows more deserving of a Golden Globe award than this one. Some actors/actresses wrote notes so they remember to thank specific people, including the Hollywood Foreign Press. I was disappointed that the military drama series, JAG, wasn’t nominated as Best Drama on TV. Nor were any cast members nominated for Best Actor/Actress or Best Supporting Actor/Actress categories. © 2001 Carolyn M Cash
Just look at how many people have written reviews of these compared to the Oscars and you can see what esteem they are held in.Off the top of my head I can't remeber any of the winners of this years golden globes whereas the Oscars are a differnt matter. It has struck me before though that the globes are less commercial than the Oscars and so are better in some ways.The main use of them though is as an indicator as to who may win the Oscars.Maybe they should change the time of year so that the Oscars are furthur away and don't overshadow them so much.Just a thought.