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Golden Globes update:

Laura Linney just won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in “The Big C.” But it’s a bittersweet victory since Linney’s beloved playwright dad, Romulus Linney, died yesterday. Life is full of these ironies. Laura is so good in “The Big C,” she deserves to enjoy her success. Condolences.

Annette Bening, meanwhile, won Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for “The Kids Are All Right,” which is neither a comedy or a musical. Natalie Portman will win Best Actress in a Drama later tonight. Then the two will go head to head in the Oscar race.

So far who looks great: Jane Fonda, spectacular.  Melissa Leo, who rocks.

Odd stuff: so many of the TV nominees, and all the “Glee” winners. HBO has raked in the awards tonight, for Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire,” and Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian. If it weren’t for HBO there would be no dramatic TV. The networks should be ashamed of themselves. Strange juxtaposition: Claire Danes and Jennifer Love Hewitt in the same category. Hmmm….

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  1. Dear Ms Linney: My condolences to you regarding the recent passing of your father. Due to personal matters, could not find a way to send my regards to you & your loved ones sooner. Peace. SC.

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