I watched a little bit of the Golden Globe Awards tonight. I had it off and on throughout the evening. I am usually not much into awards shows like that. Yet I am glad that Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and Walk the Line all won awards in their respective categories.
Despite it still being a bit overblown and silly, there is one thing about the Golden Globes that I am impressed if not amazed by. In three hours, (very nearly to the minute) they manage to do what the Oscars generally cannot get done in more than 4 and a half hours most years. And, the Globes do it for both television AND movies!
I realize that the televised Academy Awards ceremony includes many categories that the Globes omit. Yet I still feel safe in declaring that usually the Globes are a more upbeat and efficiently presented affair than the Oscars are. If Oscar would move about half of its awards into the untelevised Science and Technical Awards night, where they belong, and lost a lot of the uber-hokey song and dance tribute type stuff, it would be just as watchable as the Globes are.
But who am I, right?