What could happen at tomorrow night’s Golden Globe telecast that would turn heads? A surprise win, I suppose, but it wouldn’t matter much in the greater scheme. No one cares about the preferences of this utterly discredited bunch. It’ll be okay if they give the Best Motion Picture, Drama award to The King’s Speech, as some are predicting. Tom Hooper‘s film will enjoy a gratifying nationwide moment. And good on Annette Bening if, as expected, she wins the Best Actress, Comedy or Musical award for her performance in The Kids Are All Right.
The only things that will matter are (a) Ricky Gervais‘ opening monologue and (b) a winner flubbing it in some small way during their acceptance speech. But who would? They’re all aware, of course, that everyone will be watching precisely to see if anyone pulls a Mickey Rourke, and I can’t imagine anyone being that reckless. Christian Bale won’t go there. He’ll more or less repeat what he said at last night’s Critics Choice Awards, something sincere, restrained and on the money.