For those who followed my "live" tweet, you know my thoughts.
My tastes were far afield of the Hollywood Foreign Press in terms of their television honors. I don't watch Girls or Homeland, so I found that part of the night very uninteresting.
But I have to say that I was surprised by how much the film winners were in sync with my judgment.
Best Drama: Argo
-Very solid choice and the best in that category
Best Director: Ben Affleck
-This only highlights what a snub he received from the Academy. I loved his acceptance speech where he said he was excited to be listed with the likes of Stephen Spielberg. But he did a better job directing than any of those nominated.
Best Actor Drama: Daniel Day Lewis
-No doubt that his portrayal of Lincoln is brilliant. I remember being very skeptical of it from the previews, but now I see it's wisdom.
Best Actor Musical/Comedy: Hugh Jackman
-What a powerful performance. I think he is the dark horse to beat out Day Lewis for the Oscar.
Best Actress Drama: Jessica Chastain
-I haven't seen Zero Dark Thirty, but everything I've read has been so positive that I want to see it now.
Best Actress Musical Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence
-She was the absolute best thing in Silver Linings Playbook and her award is well deserved.
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
-I haven't seen his performance, but he is a fine actor.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
-No surprise here as it is one of the most emotionally harrowing performances all year.
I thought that hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey did a very decent job and made me laugh throughout the night.
Of course the stars couldn't help themselves rubbing salt into the red state wounds. I'm not making a political point here, but a business one. Is it wise to go out of your way to insult half of your potential consumers when you don't have to? I've never understood that.
Both Affleck and the producers of Argo made sure to thank our troops and other real American heroes. Part of me is rooting for an upset at the Oscars and Argo taking the big awards.
Below are my "live" tweets in case you missed them: (start from bottom)