Is it just me or have the Golden Globe nominations been strangely low-profile this year? Happened to catch a glimpse of related news on the CNN ticker a couple of days ago while surfing TV (which I claim never to watch) and only then remembered their existence. The list - which is here - looks interesting, though as has happened with increasing frequency the past few years, I gazed wistfully at it, knowing I probably won’t be seeing most of these films any time soon. (Enormous reduction in movie-watching, esp. Hollywood films, because of 1. my reluctance to get into the VCD-renting culture and 2. increase in reading.)
Have always had a fondness for the Globes because of the separate category for comedy/musical films (which the Oscars are infamous for ignoring). Of the films prominent in this year’s nominations, I’m looking forward to: Million Dollar Baby (think Clint Eastwood’s a very interesting director, despite last year's ponderous, overrated Mystic River); The Aviator (if only to see how any actress, even a very talented one [Cate Blanchett], can possibly get away with playing the great Katharine Hepburn); Finding Neverland (Johnny Depp, Johnny Depp, Johnny Depp); Sideways; and Closer. And yes, I admit to STILL not having watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Eternal damnation in prospect.