Oscars may not go ape: no Golden gong for Kong

January 19, 2006
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Now that the Golden Globes have been handed out, the movie buffs can sit back and wait for the big event themselves — the Oscars.
Our own Peter Jackson missed out on getting one of the Golden Globes to take home and add to his collection for King Kong. Narnia also missed out but, on a brighter note, Russell Crowe didn’t get one either.

Unfortunately, statistics show this award ceremony often predicts what will happen at the Oscars. Let’s hope the statistics are wrong.

The Globes are awarded for movies and television shows each year by the controversial Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The gongs are handed out based on votes from mostly part-time journalists living in Hollywood and tied up with media outside the United States. According to Wikipedia, some members of the association are in their 90s, several in their 80s and perhaps only two dozen are working journalists.
Sticking with my theme of picking on the beautiful people, Go Fug Yourself is a gem of a site that runs photographs and commentaries related to assorted celebrities wearing criminally ugly clothing.

Posh Spice Victoria Beckham with a face like thunder and leather chaps is a sight to behold. It should come as no surprise to anyone that Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas all have their own special sections on this site.

For a good, juicy dose of Hollywood dirt you can’t go past Defamer, the LA gossip rag, which says as an introduction to its entries on the Golden Globe Awards: “If the Emmys are Oscars crayon-eating little brother, then the Golden Globes are its developmentally disabled cousin from abroad.” Nice.

Finally, if you just want to know everything about everything, The Smoking Gun is the site for you. Here you’ll find all the goss on Oprah’s book club blip, celebrity mugshots and more.

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