Unable as I’ve always been to separate my feelings from my pulse-readings, I wasn’t very accurate with my Golden Globe predictions. Correct calls: Avatar for Best Picture, Sandra Bullock for Best Actress in a Drama, Jeff Bridges for Best Actor in a Drama, Meryl Streep for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical, Mo’Nique for Best Supporting Actress, and Christoph Waltz for Best Supporting Actor.

I got everything else wrong. But everyone got Best Director wrong. It had been signed, sealed and all but delivered for Kathryn Bigelow — I mean, everyone with a shred of focus and perspective had decided this would happen — and then the HFPA, whores at the core, gave it to James Cameron because of the eye-popping grandiosity of Avatar‘s vision and box-office.