Long time readers of this blog will know the time and energy I have spent on award shows. They will also know how over the years I have mourned their continual slip into irrelevancy. I mean, does anyone care about the last 5 Best Picture Oscar winners? Can anyone name them?
This brings us to this year's Golden Globe Awards. Often looked at as a precursor to the Oscars but also a look at TV, this year looks to be incredibly uninteresting for two reasons:
1. COVID prevented a number of high-profile movies from being released this year.
2. A lot of the television involves shows I don't watch.
I'm sorry that the second reason is more personal, but I can't do my usual critique of the nominees by pointing to low ratings. Streaming services are notorious for keeping their viewing numbers private, so it is impossible to tell if a show is popular with viewers or only with critics.
I am still curious and there are few suprise nominations here, so below are my thoughts about the awards tonight. I'm only going to comment in categories where I have seen at least one nominated program: