Monday, January 15, 2007

Getting Golden

For the first time since I can remember, the Golden Globes takes place on a night other than Sunday. The foreign press will give out its trophies tonight, many hopefully going to "Borat."

What's interesting about the switch from Sunday to Monday is the reason. I don't think the Globes or the network ever came out and said this, but the shift is clearly because the majority of viewers are women. And women watch "Desperate Housewives" on Sunday (and, last year, "Grey's Anatomy," too). You would think a once-a-year event would trump a weekly soap opera, but apparently it does not, so the Globes got the hell out of the way.

With that said, the show goes down at 8 tonight on NBC. It should be interesting, given that the Globes is usually a good precursor to the Oscars. Hopefully, "Babel" gets shut out. Look for my diary of the show in Friday's Weekend.

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