Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Brit and non-Brit Globe winners

Golden Globes announced.

Much yelling about Rachel winning for Le Carre (not bothered, haven't seen it yet); a little about Gregory House winning (but hurrah for that one I say: well done - looking forward to Thursday and S2); and some mention of old Hoppers as a winner (honorary award? Pah - barely even honorary Brit any longer).

But how come no mention of Jonathan Rhys Myers for winning best actor in a mini-series or TV movie? He won against substantial acting opposition if not in great work (Kenneth Branagh, "Warm Springs, "Ed Harris, "Empire Falls", "Bill Nighy, "The Girl in the Cafe", Donald Sutherland, "Human Trafficking"). I know it was in something called "Elvis" - how American! - but even so, the lad deserves some credit.

Ooops. Of course: he is IRISH. The British Press only counts that as a Brit win when it fancies.

Again though with the "how does Anthony Hopkins still qualify"?

4 comments:

Paul said...

I don't watch these awards programs. For one thing there are so many of them and who really cares anyway?

Darren said...

Best speech of the night was from Geena Davis (winning for a really crap show), and I don't think any of the Americans understood a word that Meyers said.

Kara was happy that Philip Seymor Hoffman won for 'Capote'.

That's me done

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Yeah, I'm looking forward to Capote...

From what I have seen of CiC (Geena D's show) it seems like West Wing Lite. What passes for "quality" in the USA...

Kara said...

Hey, Commander in Chief may be a bit corny, but I still like it.