The Globes are underway, and -- no surprise to anyone, judging from the comments on my last Globes post -- Jennifer Hudson picked up a Best Supporting Actress statuette for her inspiring first performance in a film, as the shoved-aside Effie in 'Dreamgirls.'
And when Meryl Streep accepted her award, she listed the names of the other nominees and complimented them. How gracious. She can afford to be, can't she? She is an acting genius. Did you see 'Devil Wears Prada'? She made that movie.
Oh, no. 'The Departed' just lost (Best Adapted Screenplay) to the 'The Queen.' Not what I was hoping for, Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed and admired 'The Queen,' but really? Over 'The Departed' and its killer dialogue? I'm just a little disappointed. That's all I'm gonna say.
And now that 'Babel' beat out 'The Departed' for Best Drama I'm REALLY disappointed. At least Scorsese won for Best Director. And if that happens with Oscar, I'll be happy. It would be his first Academy Award for Director. See? Now that the Globes are so two minutes ago, I'm thinking ahead. Oscars, baby. Oscars.