Mwah, mwah, mwah! Adele dodges the air-kissing and tells it like it is. Has she invented the Golden Gobs?
by Jeremy Miles
The world of the awards ceremony tends to be about as false as false gets. Lots of air kissing – mwah, mwah, mwah – a shedload of gushing insincerity and an undignified scrum as the almost famous attempt to discreetly beg for invitations to the after-show parties they think they should be going to. Frankly unless you’re at the very least a nominee it’s horrible.
So full marks to Adele who managed to sweep into the Golden Globes last night, captured the hearts of the audience and walked away with the award for best original song – the James Bond movie track Skyfall – without once playing the big star.
In fact it was more like the Golden Gobs as the Sarf Londoner told the audience that she was on a night out with her mate Ida. She continued: “I was not expecting this… Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your world for a night. I’ve been pissing myself laughing.”
Perhaps not the traditional acceptance speech but no one took offence and maybe, just maybe it’s got those Hollywood types thinking.
Not everyone’s so straight talking. Perhaps a bad choice of phrase as I am about to use Jodie Foster as an example of an actress whose speech – she won the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award – made very little sense. According todays news reports it was a brave coming out speech. Really? Jodie Foster has been “out” for years, a fact that she herself acknowledged. To me her comments revealed nothing that isn’t already common knowledge although they did hint that she might be about to retire. Had the great director still been around he might have made her go for Take 2. But know what? I don’t care whether Jodie Foster is gay or not and I’m not particularly fussed if she retires. As long as she’s happy, that’s what really matters. But Hollywood probably wouldn’t understand that.