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Are you watching the Golden Globes tonight? I'm so excited for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts. :) Parks and Rec is my current favorite show.
 

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What an eloquent acceptance speech from Jodie Foster for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Very moving.
Maybe you can translate it for me...I thought it was nearly incomprehensible. :eek: I'll have to listen to it again.

I thought Ann Hathaway's speech was great.

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Jennifer Lawrence -- was she being facetious or what?  Paraphrased if I don't have it exactly, "I beat Meryl Streep." 
 

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Jennifer Lawrence -- was she being facetious or what? Paraphrased if I don't have it exactly, "I beat Meryl Streep."
I missed her speech. Did she? Was Meryl Streep up for a GG?

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Category was Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. Jennifer Lawrence won for Silver Linings Playbook. Meryl was also nominated for Hope Springs.

This was a poster's take on it on another message board:

Jennifer Lawrence said "all joking aside" after she said the Meryl Streep comment. I knew what she meant, but I think her delivery was a bit lacking. Basically if you're up against Streep you usually lose because she wins so much -- she was making a joke about that.
 

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Betsy the Quilter said:
Maybe you can translate it for me...I thought it was nearly incomprehensible. :eek: I'll have to listen to it again.
Basically, she came out ... and gave a lovely thanks to her Mother...
 

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Cuechick said:
Basically, she came out ... and gave a lovely thanks to her Mother...
Well, I did get the thanks to her mother, and thought it was very nice. And I thought she came out (like that was a surprise) but I wasn't really sure... I really have to go listen to it again because it's all anyone is talking about on TV today. My overall impression was that it was rambling and disjointed with some moments of clarity. But I guess I'm going to have to listen to it again. :(

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Sandpiper said:
Category was Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. Jennifer Lawrence won for Silver Linings Playbook. Meryl was also nominated for Hope Springs.

This was a poster's take on it on another message board:
Heck, if I was up against Meryl Streep in an acting category and won, I'd brag on it too... Another speech I'll have to go listen to, because I'm not seeing the problem....

I feel like I was watching an alternate reality version of the Golden Globes...

EDIT: Apparently, Washington Post entertainment critic Hank Stuever was watching the same version I was:

The best and oddest part of Sunday night's show came more than two hours in, when a radiant but extremely nervous Jodie Foster came out of the closet. And announced her retirement from show buisness. Or something like that.

Foster, accepting a Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the ripe old age of 50, gave a rambling but heartfelt acceptance speech about everything under the sun: being in show business all her life, guarding her privacy, being a mother, being a daughter. It was very moving--and utterly baffling. It will take many days for a full exegesis of the text, so everyone get to work on that.
So apparently, there were two of us...I really have to find her speech and watch it again. Too bad I deleted the GGs from my recordings...

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Jennifer Lawrence - so the "It says, 'I beat Meryl Streep'" apparently is a line Bette Middler says in the First Wives Club (she says her Oscar reads, 'I beat Meryl Streep').  I didn't think it was all that snarky but it was cute she was trying to have a sense of humor and keep her speech interesting since so many people say the same thing just with different names of people we've never heard of.

Jodie - I don't know if there was a glitch with my recording or if parts of it were cut for language (I can see them speaking but there was no sound) but I do feel that if we were to have heard the whole thing, it might have made more sense.  I got the impression she was trying to come out so she could thank people and help others see it's ok to be gay but not like a "Hey look at me" thing and she was warning the press to giver her some courtesy?  I have no idea.  Perhaps she forgot the speech she prepared and isn't so good at improv?

I loved Tina and Amy, they were great and Adele's speech was my favorite of the night!  Hugh wasn't so bad either.... his open affection for his gorgeous wife is so darling!
 

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Cuechick said:
Basically, she came out ... and gave a lovely thanks to her Mother...
Um. Was there anyone who didn't already think she was gay?

But it is nice to thank one's mother. :D

I didn't watch. ::)
 

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I find it interesting that Les Mis and Argo won the best picture awards, and that Affleck won director.  Those are two of the 3 movies that were snubbed for Best Director by the Oscars (the third being Zero Dark Thirty).  A movie winning Best Picture without a Director nod is extremely rare, so most assume that they're probably out of the running for the Oscar, but maybe this gives them a boost.  I'd still probably bet on Lincoln if I had to put money down, but it seems like the race is more competitive than it is most years.

Amy and Tina were great.  They always have great comedic chemistry together.
 

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Tommy Lee Jones is not impressed (this was during the Will Ferell/Kristen Wiig bit where they introduced the nominees while pretending to not know anything about them):
 

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kindlequeen said:
Hugh wasn't so bad either.... his open affection for his gorgeous wife is so darling!
I told hubby that Hugh raised the bar for acceptance speech nods to one's spouse. Anybody can thank their spouse for their support and tell them they love them; it's something else indeed to proclaim for all the world to hear and on the record that their spouse is always right.

;D

I think hubby's working on hate mail to Hugh now...
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Darn Hugh for setting those standards!  Perhaps hubby's time would be better spent buying you a nice bouquet?

Tommy Lee Jones had such a funny look on his face, I wonder if he was as ticked as he looked.  I didn't hate the intro, I thought it was cute how they were playing around since these things can just be so dry.  I would like to see an awards show where all the awards are presented by SNL alum or stand up comedians, might not be as fun for the serious actors but way more fun for us at home.
 

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kindlequeen said:
Darn Hugh for setting those standards! Perhaps hubby's time would be better spent buying you a nice bouquet?
He's actually doing the dishes...much better than a bouquet. ;D

Betsy
 
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