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).
Combine David O.
Russell, the talented maverick director known for getting in a fistfight with
George Clooney on the set of Three Kings (1999)
and humiliating Lily Tomlin while making I Heart Huckabees (2004)
with Christian Bale, the brilliant,
tightly wound actor who attained internet mash-up notoriety with his obscene
tirade at a hapless member of the film crew during the production of Terminator:
and you would think you'd have some fireworks.