Monday, January 18, 2010

Going Global

One of my favorite moments during the Golden Globes Awards: Host Ricky Gervais (criminally underutilized throughout the evening) strolls onto the stage with a beer in his hand, and a smirk on his face, as he announces: “Yeah, I’ve had a couple. I’m not going to lie to you. I like a drink as much as the next man. Unless the next man is Mel Gibson.” And then he introduces... Mel Gibson. To Gibson’s credit, the actor/director/mugshot subject played along with the gag by ignoring audible gasps from audience members and actually feigning drunkenness, fleetingly, before presenting the Best Director award.

(And speaking of inebriation: Just how hammered was presenter Harrison Ford? Two bottles of wine? Three? With maybe a doobie or two for good measure?)

Other random musings and impolite observations inspired by Sunday's Golden Globes extravaganza can be found here.

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