Not that it should surprise anyone after Pia Zadora won
their Best Actress Award in 1981 for her performance in “Butterfly” and Sharon
Stone won in 1999 after buying everyone a gold watch, but this year’s Golden
Globe nominations for the films "The Tourist" and “Burlesque,” derided by just
about everyone including the star of the former, Angelina Jolie, might not have
been exactly on the up and up
The Golden Globes, regarded as a bellwether of the Oscars
is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association? Who
are these people? No one ever answers), came up with their nominations today,
and on the plus side five of the six Boston-accented performances I noted as
potential Academy nominees got nods: Mark Wahlberg for Best Actor, Melissa Leo
and Amy Adams for Best Supporting Actress and Christian Bale for Best
Supporting Acto -- all from "The Fighter"
(like its subject Micky Ward, a powerful late round contender, also getting in
the Best Picture and Best Director races).