Wednesday, January 20, 2010
67th Annual Golden Globe Awards -Alex
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills last Sunday night, the 17th, and were televised on NBC.
The Golden Globe Awards were first held in 1944 at the 20th Century Fox Studios and has been held in various locations ever since. The Awards are presented annually to recognize the stupendous achievements in both motion pictures and television. The Golden Globes are said to be a major part of the film industry’s award season, along with the Academy Awards.
This year, many of the winners and presenters at the Golden Globes sported red and yellow ribbons to show their support for the disaster in Haiti, which in my opinion is a very modest and considerate action.
There were many movies, television shows, and actors and actresses that I was extremely excited to see win awards this year. One motion picture that won two awards was the 3D blockbuster Avatar. I personally haven’t seen this film, but I’ve heard from various friends that it was AWESOME. The awards that Avatar received were ‘Best Movie Drama’ and the director, James Cameron, took home ‘Best Director’.
The 2009 comedy ‘The Hangover’ received the award for ‘Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical’. I was thrilled to see this movie win because I thought it was hilarious. Another movie I was excited to see receive an award was Disney-Pixar’s ‘Up’, which received ‘Best Animated Movie’. You don’t even need to be a kid to enjoy this animated movie, it was a spectacular combination of humor and seriousness, and it even got a couple tears from some people!
My favorite award winner of the night was Sandra Bullock, without a doubt. She received ‘Best Actress Movie Drama’ for her 2009 hit movie, ‘The Blindside’. (If you want to learn more about ‘The Blindside’, feel free to check out my previous story on it by clicking the tag 'alex and joe' on the left side of the page) I was excited to see Bullock win this award because she did a phenomenal job of playing her part in the movie, and also because of the comeback she's made back into the movie industry. She herself stated, "I'm in the best spot of my career." The movie was spectacular; funny and inspirational, and just an all-around feel-good movie.
All in all, I was very impressed with the presentation of most of the awards. The only thing that I didn’t like about the Awards was the host, comedian Ricky Gervais. Many people thought he was hilarious, but for an awards show that is supposed to be elegant and classy, I found his humor to be very crude and a tad bit disturbing. Don’t get me wrong, I think a few jokes to break the ice are acceptable, but some of the things he referred to were just disgusting.
Other than that one little thing, I though the Golden Globes were definitely a success. If anyone has any opinions on the recipients of the awards, or anything else, feel free to leave a comment!
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