The Free Press reports on the Golden Globes
I stopped watching any of the awards shows when the "winners?" used their acceptance speech as a way to insult anyone who didn't vote, or think they same way they did.
At what point will it cease to be "news" of any kind when Hollywood gathers for its weekly celebration of itself?
None of these people are remotely likeable and none of them seem to care why. All that remains is for news outlets to realize that it's not worth the space.
Hollywood used to be a welcome escape from reality. Now it's an ever-present reminder of the government and entitlement.
I used to love this stuff but now I don't even know who 75% of the people on the red carpet are. Between raising kids, which dramatically curtailed both my viewing habits and choices, and actors injecting politics and their opinions into - well, anything, I feel no compulsion to care and no compunction to try. Also, if I sit down for any length of time, I fall asleep. I always have to pretend I didn't miss the most important part of whatever we watched and then look it up... but they know (probably because I snore).
Also Robert DeNiro has turned me off so much I can barely watch his movies anymore. He's a nutter.
Thank you for the succinct review, as I stopped watching a few years ago when the jokes, the acceptance speeches, the films, the jargon, the funny skits, the special features..everything became an opportunity for Hollywood to talk to itself and lecture the rest of us on political matters. Absolutely obnoxious. But not seeing anything on this review about such lecturing last night. Has Hollywood truly learned??? Are they reversing course? Hahaha. Who remembers the faces of Mel Gibson (not that I’m a fan) and Vince Vaughn, sitting together, while Meryl Streep was lecturing on the Orange god. lol. Priceless.
Wait a second. I thought "The Free Press" was a serious publication covering serious matters. What's it doing writing about a piece of celebrity-infested, brain-dead puffery like the Golden Balls? Did you guys seriously think: "Whoa: we'd better report on this in case all the other press outlets forget to"?
"Big schmooze"? More like Big Snooze. All of these awful award ceremonies are the same, year after plodding year - a horrorshow of insipid speeches; awkward false laughter; preening fashion parades of garishly bad taste; and a topping of virtue signalling to your own side. (Michelle Williams once used her GG acceptance speech to thank her ability to terminate her own child for her career.)
Seriously, guys. This is a real low for the FP. Stick to the grown-up stuff. Please.
I have sworn off all watching any award shows as it’s all become too political, and Hollywood types just take themselves way too seriously. Reading this article is just confirmation I made the right choice.
However, I would watch the Golden Globes again if Ricky Gervais hosted!
The only thing remotely good was Lily Gladstone who won Best Actress. A very good acceptance speech. She should have been mentioned.
Succession deserves all the kudos. It was a phenomenally good series.
Schmooze? Sounds like a Snooze.
The Golden Globes, the Oscars, etc. are all really the “Me” awards. Right after, “and the winner is ….”, someone stands up and says, “thank you for recognizing Me. I am really great and you noticed and I am very appreciative that you finally realized that Me here, is really talented and the world should care.” Then, a few quick thank yous: “I would like to thank a couple of big people that I really need to make Me important the next time and would also like to acknowledge some little people — you are all so amazing — but no time to mention their names here.”
Since this repeats over and over and over and over and over again, year after year, why does anyone need to watch it other than the people who want to see themselves receiving an award?
And if the theatre is the greatest place on Earth, we have even bigger problems than I thought.
I don't watch but love the Twitter commentary and memes. The Taylor drink sip! The Kylie shun of Serena gossip! JLaw mouthing off to the camera! It's so deliciously unserious and thank goodness I need more of that.
Not interested in actors getting awards!
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Showbiz kids.