The Golden Globes kept "Argo" in the Oscar hunt and allowed some of the winners to make their Academy Awards speech auditions. (Read Chris' take on TV awards here.)
On the other hand, the "Lincoln" PR team is pulling out all the stops with an appearance by former President Bill Clinton.
The very humorous Sacha Baron Cohen.
While I certainly enjoyed the moving shout-out to Sally Field by Anne Hathaway ("Les Miserables"), the rest of her speech was so self-serving. I am pulling for her to keep winning but would like to see more warmth and less of the other.
I thought Jackman's speech would serve as a launching pad for a possible Oscar surprise, but it was straightforward and dull.
The presenter teams of Sylvester Stallone/Arnold Schwarzenegger and Megan Fox/Jonah Hill.
His director, Quentin Tarantino, was an interesting choice but gave a speech almost impossible to decipher. You would think a writer could put together a few sentences better than that.
Tommy Lee Jones' sour face all night long.
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