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“No, but I am really over Jennifer Lawrence!” you told us. “Like, I was really into her last year, but this constant ‘America’s Sweetheart’ thing is pretty grating, and those backlash pieces really have some good points.”
“It’s not even like I don’t like her,” you continued. “I like her fine. She’s a great actress. I just don’t understand why she gets sooooo much attention for being quirky off-camera.”
To which we rolled our eyes, collectively, and steered you towards this video of Ms. Lawrence getting genuinely upset at infotainment program Access Hollywood for giving out Homeland spoilers during her meet-and-freakout with star Damian Lewis.
Golden Globes 2013
On Sunday night, as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were making history as the first two women to successfully elbow out a male host for the Golden Globes, audiences took in an unprecedented display of girl power. With Lena Dunham winning for Best Actress in a Comedy, Girls taking Best Comedy, and Julianne Moore winning for Game Change, we trumpeted a new era … one in which women could not only captivate an audience but do so with an unlikable protagonist. (Hannah Horvath is no Tony Soprano, but she can be plenty unappealing at times.)
Many of the night’s other nominees, including the stars of Veep and Nashville, fit into the same category, as did the un-nominated (but still there in spirit) Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie, Laura Linney in The Big C and Laura Dern in the criminally under-watched Enlightened, which premiered its second season this week. This last is perhaps the best example of these hard-to-watch heroines, with Ms. Dern playing the most delusional, self-righteous and self-martyring female antihero ever to traipse through premium cable.
It was a great night for rude, crude, progressive women. Unfortunately, it was an even better night for Bad Men.
Golden Globes 2013
If you are too busy watching the Australian cycling thing and can’t understand what the hell is going on with Twitter (honestly, we don’t know who you follow, but no one on our feed actually bothers naming the winners of these things), here are the latest updates for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.
Not too many surprises this year in the nominations, announced today, for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. This year, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be making history as the first female duo to host the ceremony, held on Jan. 13., but other than that, it’s all Lincoln (seven nominations), Argo (five) and Django Unchained (ditto).
No surprise here: Showtime has renewed its Emmy juggernaut Homeland for a third season of twelve episodes. Last night’s episode was the series’s highest-rated ever, with 1.75 million viewers.
Mad Men didn’t quite make history.
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