It’s that time of year again: When the pages of celebrity ‘zines fill up with pictures of Hollywood’s glam ladies and dapper men. When everyone’s buzzing about the year’s best films. When you can’t escape the television and its promotion of awards shows. And you know what folks? I’m a sucker for A-L-L of it.
The Golden Globes are on tonight and I told my husband he knows where he can find me come 8 o’clock—in my PJs, on the couch, a bowl of popcorn in my lap (and probably Tweeting my two cents about what everyone from Angelina Jolie to Natalie Portman are wearing). I’ve been an awards season junkie for years now. Decades, really, as I can’t recall the last Globes or Oscar ceremony I didn’t watch live. To be honest, I don’t know what it is about this season that makes me such a glutton. To watch a show like this for hours when, for a lot of folks, the idea itself would be like punishment. But we all have our own version of the SuperBowl, don’t we? And so, let it be said, this is mine.
For fellow fans of the Globes and the Oscars, who do you think will take home the big prizes? Who’s going to wear the best dress? Give the best acceptance speech? My picks are as follows:
Best Actor: Colin Firth (he’s SO great in The King’s Speech)
Best Actress: Natalie Portman (while I didn’t love Black Swan the way I wanted to, I’m pretty sure she’ll get every award possible just for the amount of dedication to her role in it; if I had my pick though, I’d hand it to Jennifer Lawrence for Winter’s Bone…what a performance)
Best Picture: The Social Network (this movie had an energy about it that I don’t think any other film in 2010 did…was totally fascinated by it and Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay for it was fantastic)
Best Dressed: I think Natalie is going to look amazing and, in my book, Michelle Williams can do no wrong on the red carpet–other ladies who I think will hit it out of the park? Emma Stone, January Jones (Mad Men better sweep those TV categories tonight!) and Anne Hathaway….(also looking forward to seeing some of the guys looking all suave as well (helloooo Jon Hamm ;) )