Tuesday 15 January 2013

"utterly bizarre" yet weirdly awesome

And then there was Jodie Foster. Bless Jodie Foster for injecting the dreaded, pompous lifetime achievement segment with utterly bizarre, oddly moving energy. She turned her acceptance speech into an impassioned manifesto on Hollywood, at first puzzling everyone with some strange faux coming-out statement before moving on to a diatribe about the state of privacy and celebrity. The manic speech then quickly had viewers in tears as she spoke about her mother, saying that her mom wouldn't understand what's happening, but "I love you, I love you, I love you ... please take that with you when you're finally OK to go." As audience members dried their eyes, Foster moved on to the final act of her speech, the triumphant conclusion: "Jodie Foster was here. I still am, and I want to be seen, to be understood deeply, and to be not so very lonely."
It was baffling. It was nearly nonsensical. It was dramatic. It was amazing. People will be talking about it for years to come, which is something any awards show can hope for. 
The Atlantic: Golden Globes 2013: The Best Awards Show ... Ever?, January 14, 2013
Considerable point loss because of the nominations and the actual awards part of the award show though. All the fantastic James Cameron-James Franco jokes in the world can't make up for Argo and Lena Dunham winning anything, ever.

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