It's that time of the year again, and no, I'm not talking about the holidays. It's Awards Season, and despite the hangover of the Writers' Guild strike, which continues to drag on, there's still plenty of fanfare about the the Golden Globes Nominations which were announced today, which as far as I'm concerned, marks the very beginning of the run-up to the Oscars.
There have been rumors flying that an ongoing strike would shut down the awards shows--no writers to write the jokes, and what if the actors don't cross the picket lines to accept their awards? But it looks like it's happening!
Our parent company, NBC Universal, did quite well, bringing in best picture nominations for "American Gangster" and "Atonement", while NBC's "30 Rock" got nominations in pretty much every single comedy category. Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, who are hysterical, of course got nominations for best actor and actress in a comedy.
The Globes nominations are always a good indication of Oscar front runners--this year it looks like "Atonement," "Michael Clayton" and "American Gangster" are lining up on top. And in terms of the awards ceremony itself, it's always considered more fun that the Oscars (people are drinking and sitting at tables, instead of in a theater, and walking around). I think the show will go on, but with the strike, it may be a bit less festive than last year.
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