As I’ve said repeatedly on this blog, the Golden Globes are very silly (and, contrary to popular belief, mean nothing whatsoever in terms of Oscar buzz). But I always watch them anyway, because silly can be a lot of fun. Here are five reasons why:
— Because it was at the Golden Globes that Emma Thompson gave a speech in which she pretended to be Jane Austen, and it was heavenly, particularly the problems Emma kept having with her hair.
— Because, even though Meryl Streep isn’t nominated this year, somebody might give a speech as good as hers in 2007. Note how she turns into Miranda Priestly at the end.
— Because someone might follow Hugh Laurie’s example and decide who to thank in his acceptance speech by drawing random names from his pocket (in Laurie’s case: the script supervisor, the hairdresser, and his agent).
— Because somebody, like Drew Barrymore last year, might decide to wear a gown with a sequined hedgehog on the shoulder. (And the hip, too.)
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— And because I’ll be here at the office, live-blogging the red carpet and the ceremony, and it might get a little lonely without at least a few of you chiming in. Join me online here, starting at around 4pm Sunday, and we’ll have some fun.