Los Angeles, CA
It's the beginning of self-congratulatory season in Hollyweird. Tonight kicks off the masturbatory award ceremonies with the Golden Globes, which are supposedly doled out by the Hollywood Foreign Press, but we all know it's fuckin' rigged like WWF wrestling from the 1980s. As Seth Myers from SNL remarked, "This is the time of the year when Hollywood allows foreigners to tell them how great they are."
Yes, I'm deep behind enemy lines, just a few blocks from the Golden Globes ceremony which means it's time to bust out the champagne and the blow. Wait a minute, didn't we do that 17 days ago in Miami for New Year's Eve? I'm supposed to be in self-imposed rehab, dammit!
Just in case you were remotely interested in wagering on tonight's outcome (ahem, for you total degens with nothing better to do while folding your life away during the Sunday online tourneys), here's the odds (via Sportsbook.com) in the major categories....
Best Motion Picture - DramaI know the screenwriter for 500 Days of Summer, so I'm pulling for that flick to do well across the board. Happy that it was nominated. I saw Up In the Air and that Clooney flick hit too close to home since I spend most of my life on the road living in strange hotels, delayed in airports, and hurtling through the air at 35,000 feet. It's total bullshit that Clooney will probably win for Best Actor considering he wasn't acting a lick and playing himself.
Inglourious Basterds 15/1
The Hurt Locker 5/1
Up In The Air 10/13
Best Motion Picture - Comedy
500 Days Of Summer 3/1
Its Complicated 6/1
Julie & Julia 8/1
The Hangover 7/4
Clint Eastwood – Invictus 10/1
James Cameron – Avatar 2/1
Jason Reitman – Up In The Air 2/1
Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker 4/7
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds 10/1
Best Actor - Drama
Colin Firth – A Single Man 6/1
George Clooney – Up In The Air 1/1
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart 5/4
Morgan Freeman – Invictus 8/1
Tobey Maguire – Brothers 12/1
Best Actor - Comedy
Daniel Day-Lewis – Nine 1/2
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 500 Days Of Summer 10/1
Matt Damon – The Informant 3/2
Michael Stuhlbarg – A Serious Man 10/1
Robert Downey Jr – Sherlock Holmes 5/1
Best Actress - Drama
Carey Mulligan – An Education 5/4
Emily Blunt – The Young Victoria 15/1
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious 2/1
Helen Mirren – The Last Station 12/1
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side 3/2
Best Actress - Comedy
Julia Roberts – Duplicity 15/1
Marion Cotillard – Nine 9/2
Meryl Streep – Its Complicated 15/1
Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia 1/5
Sandra Bullock – The Proposal 5/1
If you didn't know... Meryl Streep is the fuckin' Phil Ivey of acting. She's up for two awards (but in the same category) for two different performances. She's a lock to win Best Actress in a Comedy. Time to parlay that pick with the Vikings and the Chargers.
Best of luck with your wagering today if it's the NFL playoffs, NBA, the Golden Globes... or all three.
And for all you Change100 fans out there, maybe, just maybe, she'll live blog or live tweet tonight's Golden Globe festivities.
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