10 Ways the Golden Globes Beat the Oscars

Food, drink, and fashion flubs start awards season off right
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2010 10:28 AM CST
Alec Baldwin accepts the award for Best Actor, TV Series, Musical or Comedy for "30 Rock" at the 66th Annual Golden Globes Awards, Jan. 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/NBC,Paul Drinkwater)
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(Newser) – Awards season unofficially begins with tonight's Golden Globes ceremony, an alcohol-addled free-for-all that makes the Oscar telecast feel like a prayer meeting. Breeanna Hare of CNN runs down 10 reasons the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's shindig beats the Academy Awards:

  • Booze: "The Globes would not be the Globes if the nominees weren't loose enough to potentially shirk their handler's instructions and drop an F-bomb or two during an acceptance speech."

  • Better categories: No death march through sound-engineering achievements here—"by and large, the show keeps boring categories to a minimum."
  • Ricky Gervais: The creator of The Office will host, giving new meaning to the notion that anything can happen.
  • Hideous fashion: "The red carpet is brutal, and many still haven't lived down their flubs. (Drew Barrymore, green dress, and the lack of a bra come to mind)."
To see the complete list, which includes a shot at Kanye West and anticipates some Jay Leno/Conan O'Brien wisecracking, click here.

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