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Golden Globes Continue to Diverge from the Academy

The Golden Globes are always fun. Jodie Foster's speech wlll be dissected and celebrated for days to come. Daniel Day-Lewis' line to Tony Kushner was as eloquent as anything Kushner wrote in “Lincoln.” And “Argo.” Remember “Argo”?

But what does the Golden Globes mean?

Nothing. At least it means nothing in terms of the Oscars.

Here are the Golden Globe winners for the last 20-odd years with matching Oscar winners in bold:

2012 Argo Les Miserables
2011 The Descendants The Artist
2010 The Social Network The Kids Are Alright
2009 Avatar The Hangover
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2007 Atonement Sweeney Todd
2006 Babel Dreamgirls
2005 Brokeback Mountain Walk the Line
2004 The Aviator Sideways
2003 Lord of the Rings Lost in Translation
2002 The Hours Chicago
2001 A Beautiful Mind Moulin Rouge
2000 Gladiator Almost Famous
1999 American Beauty Toy Story 2
1998 Saving Private Ryan Shakespeare in Love
1997 Titanic As Good As It Gets
1996 The English Patient Evita
1995 Sense and Sensibility Babe
1994 Forrest Gump The Lion King
1993 Schindler's List Mrs. Doubtfire
1992 Scent of a Woman The Player
1991 Bugsy Beauty and the Beast
1990 Dances with Wolves Green Card
1989 Born on the 4th of July Driving Miss Daisy

The Globes and the Academy used to agree more often: 12 out of 15 times from 1989 to 2003. Since 2004? Twice in 8 years: “Slumdog” in 2008 and “The Artist” last year. I think it'll be twice in 9 years since I don't see either “Argo” or “Les Miserables,” neither of whose directors were nominated by the Academy, winning the big one.

And yes to “Girls.” But “Boardwalk Empire” needs to get a little more love. Not to mention “Bored to Death.”

But please invite back Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Please. Their opening monologue here.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes

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Posted at 08:41 PM on Sun. Jan 13, 2013 in category Movies - Awards  


CWaldenNelson wrote:

The GGs are so ridiculously corrupt that I've never felt they were even worth wasting a night laughing at the drunken celebs.

Pia Zadora's husband bought her one.

That's all I need say.

Comment posted on Sun. Jan 13, 2013 at 09:01 PM

Erik wrote:

“Life of Pia.” Now there's a movie.

Comment posted on Sun. Jan 13, 2013 at 09:13 PM

Mister B wrote:

I just finished “Live From New York” and now I'm reading “Bossypants” (which is really funny). I almost want to see “Baby Mama” and “Mean Girls” now.

Comment posted on Sun. Jan 13, 2013 at 09:28 PM

Jordan Muschler wrote:

Please invite Will Ferrell back. I nearly started crying when they called Jennifer Lawrence J-Law.

Comment posted on Mon. Jan 14, 2013 at 05:44 PM
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