It's the start of movie awards season, and we're already dreading this particular self-congratulation fest since the incessant commercials running for the ceremony make us cringe. They're bringing Ricky Gervais back to say crazy things, but no one liked it the last couple times he did it. We don't get it. So while we have to suffer through the night in real time (because it is our job), there are a few things that could actually make us enjoy it.
It's awards season again, which means that we're mostly flummoxed by the people who come up with nominations for the various prizes. Yesterday, we were scratching our heads over the fact that the SAG Awards had picked Suits' Patrick J. Adams for a Best Actor nom instead of Homeland's Damian Lewis, while today we're wondering how anyone could think Boss had a better season than Breaking Bad. But hey, at least the Hollywood Foreign Press Ass gave the gut-wrenching and brilliantly performed Homeland its due, along with showering Downton Abbey with four nominations. But how did Community and Parks & Recreation get overlooked in the comedy nominations? And how is Alec Baldwin nominated again? And who thinks Mireille Enos is a good actress on The Killing? Anyway, for our initial thoughts on the Globe noms, read on. Fair warning, there's a lot of Community outrage coming your way.