OK, I know I’m a couple days late with this verdict, but my review of this year’s Golden-Globe-Awards meets-Access-Hollywood-suck-fest can be summed up in three simple words: WORST SHOW EVER!
Someday, when the strike is long behind us, we should band together as a nation and try Access Hollywood’s curiously-orange Billy Bush and Nancy O’Dell for crimes against television. Seriously, NBC’s coverage of the event was probably the most painful hour of television I’ve sat through since some of those wobbly season three episode’s of “Lost”. I mean, wow…not only was the so-called “LIVE” feed obviously NOT live, but that banter was like, excruciatingly bad…
“Wow, I didn’t think she’d win…I thought [blank] would win…” For the love of Pete, who cares who you thought would win? You’re Billy Bush!! And then, the real kicker came when Mr. Bush and Ms. O’Dell totally skipped over the screenwriting award. Nice one, NBC. Real mature…
In their defense, the Best Screenplay award wasn’t the only one they skipped over, but seeing as the original press conference only took 35 minutes and NBC broadcast their show for an hour, it would seem that they’d have plenty of time to get to all the awards. But, no such luck. You could almost hear the NBC suits laughing: “We’ll show those striking writers…muh-ha-ha-ha!”
But hey, skipping the writing award — they also didn’t announce the winners of Best Foreign Film, Score and Best Mini-Series or Movie Made For Television — was really just the nail in the coffin of an already epically bad show. I’m not kidding, compared to the crap NBC cobbled together, the Hollywood Foreign Press’ boring — but factually “Live” — reading of the winner’s names seem positively riveting!
And in honor of that fact, aside from my photo collage above, I’m only including pics today of the Hollywood Foreign Press event. So, right back at ya, NBC!
But speaking of the HFPA’s event…wow…who would think we’d live to see the day when Mary Hart seemed regal and well…entertaining? Man alive, we were so hungry for star-wattage at that point that we just totally ate her up! But, sadly, even Mary’s delivery was a bit forced at times. So, in the end, we just felt kinda bad for the winner’s…I mean, this thing was a total disaster all around.
But once again, a disaster that could have been easily averted weeks ago had the AMPTP not broken off talks with WGA leaderships back in December.
I’m just praying the Studios and Network honchos “man up” and return to the bargaining table soon, so we can avoid another nightmare like this come Oscar time…I mean, hello, we’ve got a party to plan!