Intro for December 14, 2011
Today it was the SAGs. Tomorrow it’s the Golden Globes. The Globes don’t mean much, no. But they will tell us who’ll be getting drunk on live television. As for what happened at the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations...
The Help happened, that’s what.
I feel really uneasy about this. Not that I don’t love each of those actors individually but the film (and the source material) and all its flaws, at the risk of repeating myself about the source material, provide an absolution that is much, much too easy. Will the possible success of The Help on the awards circuit mean more opportunity for non-white actors in non-white driven features? Or will it just help Hollywood feel better about itself for a couple of years?
More on the SAG nominations later.
I woke up grumpy today and then I watched the Rock Of Ages trailer and felt better. What a great surprise. There are too few movies that surprise. And now Tom Cruise is in one. What is this world?
Yours in gossip,