Monday, January 12, 2009

.... and (some) of the winners are ...

If the fact that a black man will become President next week isn't miraculous enough, something almost as miraculous happened last night: a Woody Allen movie won a major award for the first time in more than a decade.

His 2008 movie Vicky Christina Barcelona won the Golden Globe for Best Picture Musical/Comedy. Granted it's not a movie set in New York but is there any filmmaker more identified with our fair city than the Woodster? Congratulations are in order for this most nebbishy of directors although Woody famously shuns awards and awards shows like the plague.

In fact, last nights Globes were a very good night for New York-centric entertainment.

30 Rock, the great New York show of the moment, won Best Comedy Series and Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey won Best Comedy Actor and Actress for a TV Show, respectively.

Also, the hot new show of the year, Mad Men, won Best Dramatic Series for a second year in a row.

Personally I think the Golden Globes are, like most awards, total nonsense but it's nice for our city to get a little love -- and 30 Rock most certainly deserved it. And it's nice to have some good news to chew on for a change.

Congrats again.

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