Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Laura Linney: Bittersweet Globes Win; Annette Bening Finally!

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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….

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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