Really? It’s Awards Season Already? : My Predictions for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards—The Film Edition


Wow—so it’s that time of year again. I have barely recovered from the holidays, and now it’s awards season. For me this means yet another excuse to bake a tasty treat or whip up an appetizer (because, really, who has appetizers anymore?). While I am not complaining that I get to exercise my culinary muscles, I just can’t get over how the Golden Globes sneak up on me year after year. It probably doesn’t hurt that they put all their ranks in “sneak” and have a Cloak of Elvenkind. Jerks.

 

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Ack! I Failed My Golden Globes Exam!


This year I did what I previously thought impossible– I watched the Golden Globes in its entirety. Heck, I even caught most of the red carpet special that led up to it. Yay, me (I think)! Although there were a few moments of tension early on in my house when the football game was just wrapping up as the celebrities started to parade down the red carpet, the situation was diffused when I gave in to watch “my” show on the other television. Then I watched three hours of “and the Golden Globe goes to…” and “I’d like to thank my manager, the cast, the crew,…” (and so on and so forth). I am sure my life is better for it.

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Break out the cheesecake, It’s Golden Globes Time!


Like most awards shows, the Golden Globes are a highly contested event in my house. Usually, I am thrilled about any awards show and want to have a mini-party with my husband, the cats, and the dog. My husband, on the other hand, tends to fall on the “I can’t stand this five hour long self-congratulatory crock of hooey” side of the fence. Inevitably, I become bored about three presentations in, and we are left with a bunch of party foods to snack on for the remainder of the week. This particular year was fraught with controversy over the Golden Globes. The second the nominations were announced, I “saved the date” in my calendar. However, a few weeks later, my husband scheduled a rousing game of Dungeons and Dragons that same night. Neither one of us would give in and the house was tense for several hours. Then, I realized that the double Gs start early here on the West Coast; allowing time for both geeky endeavors. Phew.

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