Just as boring as your corporate Christmas party, but you gotta show, helas. Every self-respecting cinema lover will sit annually through at least one of these painfully long praise the lord acceptance speeches to see if your favorite films got their moment in the sun. And not to be cynic, but we are genuinely happy for the winners, who stumble-rumble on stage, red cheeks, holding on to the new trophy, waving it through the air like a meat tenderizer on speed.
We are there to see what the stars are wearing, WHO shows up and who is MIA. Yesterday, Woody Allen was shining in absentia and Jennifer Aniston didn’t join the party, the golden girl, not even as announcer. Yes, we noticed. She was replaced by Reese.
It’s a long evening. A sacrifice we are willing to make, just like lambs that get slaughtered for the High Holidays. Filmfare or IIFA is more fun than the Golden Globes, for who understands hindi. Those who don’t understand hindi, don’t know these exist and if they do, probably wouldn’t be interested in their existence, unless they are Bollywood addicts like me or have invested money.. And I can tell you, they are missing out on a lot of fun! Just think of the year Akshay did his Singh is King gig, let me see if I can find it..
oh okay it was at the IIFA, the International Indian Film Academy Awards in 2008. The film was a flop at the box office and Akki with his great sense of humor in his intro complains to his mom about it: (or maybe he complains about his last film that flopped? could someone be so kind to translate what he says..?)
NOW, THAT’S A PARTY!
…here is the second part, if you liked the first:
I beg thee, dear members of the Academy, the Oscar’s, Golden Globes or Foreign Press, to invite Akshay Kumar one year!
So what did I take home yesterday at the Golden Globes? Ricky Gervais shouldn’t be invited anymore. Angelina’s lipstick was too red. Jessica Lange was too cranky. Older women should stay away from showing their bare backs, cuz the face-lift clashes with the wrinkle rear. I don’t know if I am crazy about the movie that won best picture. I thought it was just an okay kinda movie. I still didn’t watch A Separation. I was happy for The Artist team, joined by their dog. I was glad when it was over. And These were the proud winners and nominees:
Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Descendants (2011)
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
The Artist (2011)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Best Director – Motion Picture
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Best Animated Film
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation (2011)(Iran)
Best Television Series – Drama
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
“Modern Family” (2009)
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“Downton Abbey” (2010)