I was expecting more fireworks from Ricky Gervais (that was the point, wasn’t it – to get us to watch?), but his jokes were pretty tame this year. Tame and mostly not funny. Plus, here on the West Coast he was bleeped a few times, which I found annoying (thanks a lot, NBC).
The stars showed up as they always do at the Globes. Where else do they get food and alcohol, not to mention nominations for projects that wouldn’t ordinarily get nominated? (Can you say Madonna?)
My favorite moment of the show had nothing to do with the awards. It was when Felicity Huffman and Bill Macy sang a duet. I love those two.
Michael’s favorite moment was the appearance (all too brief in his opinion) of Michelle Pfeiffer, his fantasy woman.
As for fashion statements, I found the following to be head scratchers:
What was a pretty girl like Jessica Biel doing in a dress that made her look like a cross between a drowned bride and a tablecloth?
And then there was…
Her dress had a lot going on, but in spite of all its distractions I focused on her arms. I’m all for being toned and fit, but she needs to cover up those tree trunks.
I usually like Reese Witherspoon’s look, but…
But this was an awards show, not a day at the beach, and her hair was messy to me. And why the dark roots?
Michelle Williams may have been trying not to look like her Marilyn Monroe character, but…
Did she have to go all Peter Pan on us?
As for Brangelina, I don’t know what they were thinking…
She looked a bit severe – like a queen of hearts playing card. And I prefer him clean shaven. Still, they’re one glamorous couple.