Friday, December 14, 2007

Are The Golden Globes As Irrelevant as The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame?

The nominees for next year's Golden Globe Awards were announced yesterday, and once again, the amount of things overlooked is greater than the amount nominated. It is beginning to look like a R'nR Hall of Fame situation over there.

I won't go down the list category by category because, to be honest, I don't care that much. But here are a few of the films, actors, and shows that I am shocked are not even nominated. In Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, where is Knocked Up or Superbad? How did a shitty re-make of Hairspray starring John freakin' Travolta get a nod, while Knocked Up did not? Do members of the foreign press have no sense of humor?

In Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, how about Katherine Heigl in...wait for it...Knocked Up? She was great in that movie. As far as comedic actors, what happened to Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin in Superbad)? I'm sort of joking on that one, but he was hysterical. Seth Rogen, anyone? How was he not nominated?

In television, how was Dexter overlooked in Best Television Series - Drama? What about Law & Order: Special Victims Unit? After all these years, that show is still first-rate. And what about The Sopranos or 24? Hello! At least Michael C. Hall from Dexter got a nod for Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama.

For the Best Television Series - Musical Or Comedy category, they did okay with 30 Rock, Californication, and Entourage getting nominated. But what happened to Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Office? What the hell is Pushing Daisies, and how did it get nominated?

Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey are both up in the comedic actor category, and if Baldwin doesn't win, the whole thing is a sham (well, I'd be okay with The Office's Steve Carell also).

For the rest of the nominees in the rest of the categories, I either don't care or don't feel like continuing to make my point that the Golden Globes are kind of a joke.

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