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Diary: On Awards Season

(or, "One of the things that's crap about living in Australia")

For once, I would like to be able to watch the Golden Globe Awards (or, for that matter, the Academy Awards, which are usually nearly as bad), and say to myself upon the announcement of the winners:

"I'm glad [movie or television program X] won - it was really deserving"

rather than:

"Yes, [movie or television program X] does look like it might be worthy of an award, but I'll find out for sure when it's finally available to be viewed in this Godforsaken country!"

Of the films nominated in the two "big" film categories, Picture - Drama, and Picture - Musical Or Comedy, only five of the 11 nominees have been released in Australia as yet, and all but one have been out less than a month.

Observe:

FillumAussie release date
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)15th April 2004
The Incredibles (2004)26th December 2004
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)26th December 2004
Finding Neverland (2004)1st January 2005
Kinsey (2004)13th January 2005
Closer (2004)26th January 2005
Million Dollar Baby (2004)26th January 2005
Ray (2004)27th January 2005
Sideways (2004)27th January 2005
The Aviator (2004)10th February 2005
Hotel Rwanda (2004)24th February 2005

There's nothing like rubbing salt in the wound, and that's just what Channel Ten did, by showing advertisements for the nominated films throughout the telecast, almost all of them with an "opens in a coupla weeks" tagline at the end. Grr.

P.S. my pick for best-dressed is Natalie Portman. She looked unusual and lovely.

by pearly on Tue 18 Jan 2005 at 10:38 AM

Reader comments

  1. My pick for best-dressed is Lisa Ling.

    http://imdb.com/gallery/granitz/2663/Events/2663/LisaLing_Grani_4199429_400.jpg

    She looked.. erm... never mind.

    A comment from nofreelist's own mino on Tue 18 Jan 2005 11:01 #


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