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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

January 13, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Join me for the Golden Globes

(Day 2 in the new location: I’m becoming fascinated by the condo building directly across from my window, in which virtually none of the units have curtains. There may be a “Rear Window” situation developing; stay tuned.)
Yes, we all like to make fun of how silly the Golden Globes are — and, indeed, they’re silly even by awards-show standards. But I watch them every year, and enjoy the outfits and the vaguely intoxicated speeches (generally far better than their Oscar counterparts). It all means not a whit, not even for Oscar predictions, but it’s good fun. So I’ll be here live-blogging on Sunday, starting at around 4ish (unless the Snowpocalypse arrives, in which case all bets are off). Will Ricky Gervais bring more snark this year? Will the Globes sort out their tragic seating shortage? Will Meryl Streep or Viola Davis take best actress in a drama — or will they accept the award together, reprising their classic “Doubt” scene on the podium? And will anyone make a speech as good as Emma Thompson’s at the Golden Globes in 1996 (for “Sense and Sensibility”), surely the greatest acceptance speech of all time?

(Fun bonus: Note the young and brunette Aaron Sorkin . . .)
Please join me online Sunday, so I don’t get lonely. The show kicks off at 5 p.m. Pacific time; I’ll start around 4, so as to comment on the red carpet display. All should be over in time for “Downton Abbey” at 9. And then I’ll be off Monday, for the holiday. Have a lovely weekend, snow or no snow . . .

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