Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.
This year's Golden Globe Awards were a little disappointing for television. Boardwalk Empire
each took home multiple awards, as expected. On the bright side, the
ceremony itself was full of some very funny moments, particular Robert
Downey Jr.'s strangely hilarious introduction of the nominees for Best
Actress in a Musical or Comedy Film where he talked about having sex
with all of them, including the age-inappropriate Emma Stone. See the list of 2011 Golden Globe winners.
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Here's the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.The Good: Katey Sagal for Sons of Anarchy
For some reason awards shows have been ignoring Katey Sagal's brilliant performance as Gemma Teller on Sons of Anarchy
for the past three seasons. But the Golden Globes made up for that by giving her a much-deserved win. It was great to see her win, and equally great that the cameras showed the happy face of Ed O'Neill, who worked with Sagal for so long on Married ... with Children
.The Bad: Glee for Best Comedy
won the award for Best Comedy for the second year in a row. I'm a fan, but The Big Bang Theory
is funnier, Modern Family
is smarter and The Big C
is better. To give Glee
the award for a second year in a row instead of spreading the love was a real disappointment.The Ugly: The Audience's Reaction to Ricky Gervais
Gervais was on fire as usual with his hosting duty, delivering some fairly mean-spirited but incredibly funny jokes at the expense of the actors. However, the audience seemed to groan more than laugh. It was refreshing that Gervais didn't pander to his audience, and the funniest one for me, other than his nonstop bashing of The Tourist
, was introducing Bruce Willis as the star of Hudson Hawk
and Ashton Kutcher's dad. His goal seemed to be to alienate as many people as possible, right down to the very end of the show when he thanked God for making him an Atheist. The audience may not have appreciated it, but I definitely did.(Images courtesy of NBC)