There was a time, not that long ago, when Gervais was utterly unknown in America. He was where Steve Coogan is now. Actually, it would be quite a treat to have Coogan host! It may still happen. You will become an instant fan if you see him in “The Trip” but I horribly digress. Ah, a perfect time to mention the new Gervais project, “Life’s Too Short,” which begins on February 17 on HBO. The opening line from Gervais: “So, where was I?” And, later on, the greatest line: “And now for the queen of pop…not you Elton,” which brings up this…
SIR JOHN v. MADONNA
This was a great moment not only for Madonna winning for Best Original Score but for that glare from Sir Elton! Both artists were up for the award, Madonna for original music to her own movie and Elton John for a retread effort in a kid movie. On the red carpet, Sir John said that Madonna “did not have a f***ing chance of winning.” And, on the red carpet, Madonna described her coming to write the score as divine inspiration. When she learned about Sir John’s bitchy remark, she joking said that “those were fighting words” and then went on to win the award.
MICHELLE WILLIAMS WINNING FOR BEST ACTRESS
What a charming moment when Williams thanked her daughter for all the weeks she read bedtime stories to her in the voice of Marilyn Monroe.
KELSEY GRAMMER FOR BEST ACTOR IN A TV SHOW
Critics didn’t like this show, “Boss.” Maybe worth a second look or maybe the Hollywood Foreign Press got it wrong.
BEST SCREENPLAY FOR A MOVIE
Woody Allen! The Woodman is back.
JESSIC LANGE FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
For another show that critics didn’t like, “American Horror Story.” And, again, the Hollywood Foreign Press just wants to support a show that may not be up to the task.
Now, I want to see this movie after getting a full understanding there’s a pooping in the sink scene.
MATT LeBLANC IS A WINNER
LeBlanc is back…on Showtime with “Episodes!” I don’t get cable but I should. This is a good note-to-self. Which leads me to another note-to-self:
HBO IS THE WAY TO GO FOR STUFF LIKE “BORED TO DEATH.”
I was just looking at the offerings on HBO and I need to finally see “Bored To Death” which is explained quite nicely here.
BEST COMEDY: “THE ARTIST”
Alright already, I need to get my ass over to see this movie.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN IS “THE PUNISHER”
Everyone calls him that and he seems to like it. Or maybe you need to be someone as big and powerful as Madonna or Meryl Streep to call him that. Anyway, all in fun.
Wins George Clooney a Best Actor award and wins for Best Movie. Gotta see that too.