Okay, perhaps it is a teeny bit hypocritical of me to post about how excited I am about the Golden Globes tonight after my recent rant against celebrating celebrity. But, in my defense, the Golden Globe awards is an award show and not the news that I ranted about. And the hyping of celebrity that drives me nuts is not celebrating excellence in film and television, like in the Globes, but the obsession with talentless, ego-maniacal reality “stars” who are famous because of bad behaviour, stupid behaviour, ignorant behaviour or for the fact that they are rich and beautiful. But I digress again.
I love the Golden Globe Awards. This has been noted on my blog before but, to refresh your memories, it’s a ceremony that celebrates the best in TV and movies. The stars are free to drink and are very relaxed and something unusual usually happens. Ricky Gervais was the most recent host and I loved him as host but this year, it’s going to be even better because the hosts are two fabulous, brilliant comediennes, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
They’re great separately but something special together because they have been best friends for many years and have done tons of improv together. They hosted SNL’s weekend update together as well. They have the chemistry, comedic chops and improvisation experience to make their hosting truly memorable TV. If you don’t believe me, check out my favourite work together of many (their timing, especially Poehler’s is perfect). I can’t embed that video here so here’s another one I loved when Amy Poehler started the parade of nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at the 2011 Emmy Awards. I’ll probably be blogging about the actual awards and my thoughts on it after, or maybe even during, the Globes and will probably be tweeting about it too.