but really, people, the golden globes are on tonight! i had no idea. i opened up yahoo! five minutes ago, and saw the headline saying "golden predictions: when the startdust settles tonight, blah blah something" and i was like, "tonight? really?"
and the internet was like, yeah, really.
it is slightly lame of me to be as excited as i am about this. the golden globes, however, are definitely the most entertaining awards show to watch. no boring "best technical lighting in a silent film" categories, no celebrities taking themselves (overly) seriously, and no lifetime achievement awards. i'm only fairly certain about that last one. but all in all, you're pretty much guaranteed lots of fashion at which to alternately gawk and pitilessly mock, lots of famous people saying slightly to moderately inappropriate and/or stupid things, and a bunch of award categories where you actually know the people/shows/movies nominated and maybe kinda care who wins! a fun way to spend three hours, if you ask me.
my only problem this year is that we have been woefully lax on our actual movie-going; i blame netflix, mostly. as such, we haven't really seen any of the nominated movies. (though i really do want to see the departed, the queen, and notes on a scandal.) also, we don't watch much tv - other than sporting events and HGTV, both of which i assume are sadly ineligible for nomination tonight - so not much investment there either. (of course, a notable exception to this is my newest television love ugly betty, which i will be rooting for in the Best Actress in a Comedy and Best Comedy Series categories. be ugly!)
ok, on that note, i'm going to get some comfy clothes on, so as to feel even more like a slovenly slackard while watching thin, pretty people in evening wear. i also have newly purchased snacks from trader joe's, half a bottle of pinot grigio in the fridge, and half a bottle of vodka in the pantry. i think i'm in it for the long haul.
UPDATE: be ugly!! wahoo!! two for two, best comedy series and best actress in a comedy. i was jumping up and down on the couch, screeching like a howler monkey. and america ferrera just gave the most touching acceptance speech - peeps were tearing up all over the place. a little glimmer of sanity and quality in the network tv world. who knew??