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Fresh thoughts while my family and I are watching these stars, fashions and Red Carpet interviews which have become the first part of the Golden Globe Awards’ Doubleheader…
The pre-show is really as much of a show as the show; and for the younger generation, there’s actually quite a bit more interest in the pre-show than the actual awards; my teen crowd and all of their Facebook friends were bored and in bed after the third or fourth award…
Wow, there sure were a lot of stars in attendance–this doesn’t look like any kind of “jayvee” awards show…
NBC’s Tiki Barber, Brooke Burke and especially Nancy O’Dell were unbelievably more down-to-earth and respectful in interviews than the hoopity-loopity-schmoosity fakefest that Ryan Seacrest hosted on ETV. Those goofy moments are close to being an inauthentic and an embarrassing sideshow anyway but O’Dell and team made it palatable…
It was nice to see the people of faith talk about “the blessing” and “thanks to God” without going overboard on the preachiness…


My favorite pre-show moment: Peter Gabriel quipped: “This is my favorite awards show: it’s short, there’s food and plenty of alcohol,” then just when I’m thinking why am I watching interviews about party insights, he goes ahead and talks about “The Elders,” a project he’s doing with Nelson Mandela and others: “If they can connect people on the ground who are suffering with people who can make a phone call to anyone and get it picked up, maybe we can get something done”…
Is it just me or does it seem like agents are pairing lots of younger stars with older stars to do some audience bridging? (i.e. Sigourney Weaver with Beyonce, Jessica Lange with Drew Barrymore, Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell, etc.)
I really liked Dennis Leary and others who brought their families, and stayed with them…
The group interviews didn’t work. As things got crowded, they ended up with some goofy groupings, such as Steven Spielberg with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler; Tom Cruise, Robert Downey, Jr., and Sting, etc.; there was just no gracious way to reach across their faces and bodies and most of ’em couldn’t hear the questions…
I’m no fashion guru, but my kids and I agreed that the attire was generally simple and muted in neutral colors–with nary a faux pas–although we were sure the critics would find a few…
The pre-show resembled the awards show in that the announcer was hurrying the interviews to a close because it was time for the show to start!

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