The Golden Globes

Ok so I’ve been trying not to mention it because I decided that it would be too predictable for me to blog on the subject of the Golden Globes but I can’t hold out any longer. 

I don’t want to talk about the dresses, although Catherine Zeta Jones looked absolutely fabulous in bottle green which is a feat in itself if you ask me!   I’m not going to mention the actual awards themselves, I will say though that I’m rather thrilled the lovely Mr Firth picked something for The King’s Speech – is it me or is it he aging rather well ladies?

 I’m not even going to dwell on the fact that apparently my invitation got lost in the mail and let me just tell you they definitely don’t let you in without an invitation –  burly security men everywhere!  

What I do want to comment on is Ricky Gervais’s controversial hosting of this recent event.  I know I’m not the only one weighing in on the debate, it’s all over the place! Was he too offensive?  Did he go too far?   How did he lose all that weight?

Watching on TV,  I was wincing with best of them.  I felt bad for all those Hollywood stars shifting about uncomfortably in their chairs but then I thought hang on a minute – they are HOLLYWOOD STARS why on earth should I feel sorry for them?  Their entire careers are built around self-promotion and they have the most unbelievable perks (like free make-up and let’s face it, the best hairdo’s), they are paid an exorbitant amount of money and surrounded by a team of people paid to massage their over-blown egos. 

There they are, sitting in designer dresses, eating the finest food , drinking jolly nice wine at great expense, all because they made some great movies which is fair enough, except that it’s not as if they discovered a revolutionary cancer drug is it?

And now, all of a sudden, they can’t handle a few clever, if a little cutting, jibes?  Yes Gervais wit is harsh and unforgiving – that’s exactly why they hired him!  Otherwise you get some brown-nosing minor celebrity which makes the whole thing, quite frankly, cringe-worthy.  Not that it would stop me watching it or anything – I mean Johnny Depp in a suit who’d want to miss that?!

At a time when many of us regular folk are losing our jobs (well not me actually I’ve just been promoted) and struggling to make ends meet (better not mention that I just treated myself to a new Chanel handbag),  is it not fitting that the stars of Hollywood are cut down to size a bit?  I mean after all we’re all made of the same stuff aren’t we? Well maybe not because now’s a good opportunity for me to say that I’ve never had Botox or a boob job. 

My point is that even the Queen of England has to suck it up sometimes – and she’s…well Royal for goodness sake’s.  It’s the price you pay for fame as all us celebrities know! Ahem.

So now the very famous actors with their inflated egos are all upset and hurt.  Well they’ll have to get their act together soon because the Oscars are right around the corner – oh it’s a tough life!  Actually come to think of it, I haven’t received my invitation for that either…ooh I must go and call the post office…

Bye y’all!


7 Responses to “The Golden Globes”

  1. Couldn’t agree more! I don’t always watch the Golden Globes, usually just wait for the Oscars, but I tuned in this year specifically because Ricky Gervais was hosting. Like last year he didn’t disappoint! Yes, its a different brand of humor than Hollywood’s used to…being shockingly at their own expense and all, but its wildly entertaining for us little people and God knows they can use the ego check. Besides all that – YES it was great to see Collin Firth win for such an excellent role, and watching Temple Grandin bear hugging Claire Daines for her win was incredibly touching.

  2. Well good for you Josie putting down what most of us were thinking. Although I have to admit I’m not well acquainted with Ricky Gervais’ style. Can’t wait to see how the Oscars are allocated!

  3. Dead right Josie!

    In days of yore, any half-decent King kept a Court Jester so as to stop himself and his advisors getting too big-headed. Could do with more Jesters around if you ask me…

  4. Personally, I think you should have been nominated, Josie. I’m sure we can come up with a category for you. *note to self: have assistant phone GG committee to add category next year.*

  5. Amen sister!

    And Mr. Firth is aging VERY well 😉

  6. Well said. I like Ricky and love his ouchy humour. And yes, Mr Firth is aging in a manner that befits a gentleman like, well, Mr Darcy.

  7. Crikey! Am so thrilled with all your supportive comments – I feel like starting a revolution! 🙂

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