The Geeks had a Party, andthe Cool Kids Came
The Golden Globes is just an overblown local awards show. The voters are members of the foriegn press. Why they have as much clout as the Oscar people? I don't know.
The Foriegn press are just jourmalists in LA who write for companies in other countries. But with a groovy dinner, booze, and the right agent, the show has become the Brian Williams of the awards season.
At first it wasn't televised, then it was on TNT, then NBC bought it and made it into something big.
The celebs come to get all tehy can. They eat, they drink, they promote a new project, they get to hold an award and talk about themselves. Someof these people will never win an Oscar or an Emmy, so use it while you got it.
Most people made jokes about forgetting to thank the Foriegn press. Really? They are you hosts. They are the ones paying for all this crap. atleast say thankyou, or bring flowers, a bottle of wine, or some chocolates.
It's like a bunch of high school geeks having a party because their parents are away. They hope the cool kids would come. They do. And they trash the place, drink all the liquor and have sex in the parent's bedroom.
Ok, the show wasn't that bad, but I'm trying to make a point.
The New York Times has an article about the members of the foriegn press trying to figure out how they can afford such fancy dresses so they don't look like the help next to the hot celebs, who get their fancy stuff for free.
"What are you wearing?"
"Is that a French designer?"
"No, it's a garage sale."