Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Golden Globes

Guest written by our friend Mason Abbott

Watching The Golden Globes on DirecTV is always an entertaining time. The Hollywood Foreign Press (whoever they are?) honors both the television and film industry on the same night. It takes place live in the middle of January and is telecast in more than 150 countries. Unlike the Oscars they hand out awards for Best Comedy Film, Actress and Actor. Also, in the television category of supporting acting the nominees are from all the shows and movies on tv. It is a fun environment with dinner and drinking done throughout the broadcast. There is no host and the presenters vary from year to year based on who gets nominated. The best presenters are usually the comedians because you never know if they will stick to the script or not. Also, the nominees might not be in their seats when their name is called like Christine Lahti who was in the bathroom when she won for Best Actress for Chicago Hope. During the commercial breaks the actors get to mingle and congratulate each other. It is a very relaxed evening and they usually honor people that don't normally win. For example, Anna Paquin won Best Actress for True Blood has never even been nominated for an Emmy. It is always fun to watch and see who will win.