As distinguished film geeks, we take a certain bit of pride in being able to recognize the major (and less than major) players in Hollywood. So we were a little perplexed when we saw James Cameron, whose 'Avatar' cleaned up at last night's Golden Globes, come up to the podium to accept the Best Original Song award.
The oval face. The surf-ready hair with the part placed just off-center. The smug visage of heightened self-confidence that can only come from years of accomplishments and laudatory reviews. It had to be him, right? After putting down that eighth or ninth beer (who's counting? It is the Golden Globes) and getting our glasses on, though, it turned out it was actually producer/musician/songwriter T-Bone Burnett. Our bad, T-Bone.
'Avatar,' currently the second-highest grossing film of all time worldwide, snagged the Best Motion Picture, Drama award last night, while Burnett's 'The Weary Kind' got the musical award for Scott Cooper's 'Crazy Heart.' Take a look for yourself and let us know if we have a point or just lost our own Golden Globes drinking game. Our running theory is that Burnett always wears sunglasses as that's the only way to distinguish himself from the 'Avatar' director.