Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Golden Night.


It was a fairly lovely and somewhat productive day. I wanted to get some more of my political drama written, but I was only able to manage a film score review of Life of Pi by Mychael Danna, who incidentally won the Golden Globe for best Original Score tonight. This music is literally beautiful; enchanting might be the correct word for it. It has an Indian flair which gives it such a richness and depth of quality and sound; I definitely recommend this score for film score enthusiasts and also for individuals who simply enjoy fine music. I'm going to attempt to review all of the scores that received an Oscar nomination before the Awards show takes place; we'll see how far I get. As I mentioned above the Golden Globes were this evening and it was actually a relatively good show. The hosts included Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who mostly did a fantastic job of making people laugh and keeping the air light when it needed to be. Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for Lincoln, which was a slight surprise since I am anticipating him on winning the Oscar for the same category. Ben Affleck won big with Argo, which also acquired a few awards as well. Hugh Jackman won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Les Miserables which was awesome. Adele won for Best Song in Skyfall. And Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Les Miserables. Those were some of the highlights of the evening, but I hope that the Oscars go more in my favor of who I would like to see win. So a day of film and music; not too bad. Usually I cannot stand the Golden Globes because they tend to be more obnoxious and openly political with their biases, but this year wasn't too bad.

"Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi composed by Mychael Danna

70th Golden Globes Opening Monologue (quite hilarious)

Ben Affleck accepting for Best Director

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