Fasten your seatbelts, it's time for a rant.
I tried very hard last night to watch the Golden Globes. I used to adore watching awards shows. I have watched the Academy Awards every year since 1972. Never missed a year. I've watched the Golden Globes also, many times. Not any more. Here's how it went at the Golden Globes last night: 5 minutes of awards show, followed by 5 minutes of commercials. After I had sat through about a hundred commercials I said enough.
I sat through Amy Schumer using the c-word [which I find as offensive as the N-word] while "bantering" with Jennifer Lawrence. I cannot stand Amy Schumer. I don't know why that woman has a career. She isn't funny. She isn't talented. She isn't clever. Not attractive. All she does is make jokes about sex. Call me old-fashioned. I don't care. Not funny. I posted that on Facebook and a number of people in my age group agreed with me. So maybe only people in my son's age group would disagree. My son thinks she's funny. He's 19.
Jennifer Lawrence is a talented young actress. I have liked her ever since I first saw her in X-Men: First Class. Then she became friends with Amy Schumer. Now I think Jennifer is showing terrible taste. Hopefully her horrible lack of friend judgment won't affect her work.
Then Ricky Gervais was awful to Mel Gibson and Mel was awful right back. I don't want to watch that either. Be professional, both of you. Good Lord. [I will admit here I have always liked Mel Gibson the actor and director even while I was appalled at his personal behavior.]
Finally, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell came out in stupid New Year's Eve glasses and did a routine that was very not funny. When the camera panned to people in the audience laughing they seemed to be just laughing out of embarrassment.
Let's see, what else can I bitch about...
Matt Damon won as best actor in a COMEDY for The Martian?!? A guy trapped on Mars and trying to stay alive is a COMEDY?! Haven't seen it but that sounds incorrect. However, Matt Damon seems to always be trapped somewhere in the movies, expecting somebody to come rescue him. If you want to see something really funny, look here.
The dresses were appalling. Kirsten Dunst was showing MOST of her boobs! Yikes. I've seen hookers more covered up. I know she hasn't gotten many juicy movie roles lately but really, flashing your boobs? That's supposed to get you respectful attention?!
I cannot believe Melissa McCarthy didn't win Best actress in a Motion Picture Comedy - Spy was hysterically funny. Jennifer Lawrence won for a movie, Joy, which doesn't exactly look like a laugh riot.
I turned off the Globes after about an hour, and actually sat and read a book for a while, because it was preferable to watching that horrible awards show.