Award season kicks off with Globes but Brits are nowhere to be seen
The only Brit being singled out for his performance during this year’s Golden Globes – which took place on Sunday night in Los Angeles - is the host Ricky Gervais, who in his usual irreverent way managed to divide the audience and critics alike with his
It seemed as if Hollywood was intent on only rewarding its own stars and being far less generous to British hopefuls Colin Firth (A Single Man), Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria), Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Daniel Day-Lewis (Nine) or the one we were really pinning our hopes on, Carey Mulligan (An Education).
Luckily, James Cameron avoided a repeat of his embarrassingly over-the-top Oscar speech in which he exclaimed to an astonished audience that he was ‘king of the world’ on sweeping the board with Titanic. His latest 3-D extravaganza has hardly been out of the headlines since it was released pre-Christmas and a Best Film and Best Director Golden Globe will help to cement its place in commercial and critical cinematic history.
Jeff Bridges picked up best actor (drama) for Crazy Heart, Sandra Bullock mercifully ditched the kooky routine and won best actress (drama) for The Blind Side whilst Robert Downey Jr received best actor (comedy or musical) for his quirky interpretation of Sherlock Holmes and Meryl Streep made Golden Globe history, yet again, with her seventh award for Best Actress (comedy or musical).
This is just the start of the thespian back slapping – we’ve still got the BAFTAs and of course, the Oscars and let’s hope that our chaps get the rewards they deserve from award season 2010.