Award Show Rumble: Oscars Or Golden Globes?
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards were held Sunday night to little fanfare, save adoration for Ricky Gervais' opening monolouge. I don't think it's at all controversial to say that people consider the Oscars to be the much more prestigous of the two major movie award shows. But, do the Oscars actually deserve to be considered the more prestigous of the two?
Comparing the two gives you an interesting alternate history of film. While Shakespeare In Love still wins Best Picture over Saving Private Ryan, the Globes have made some very interesting choices over the years. For example, Doctor Zhivago, Chinatown, and E.T. win best picture over The Sound of Music, Godfather II, and Gandhi respectively. Jim Carrey and Al Pacino win best actor for the Truman Show and Serpico over Roberto Benigni in Life Is Beautiful and Jack Lemmon in Save The Tiger. The list goes on and on...
Reckonauts, if forced to choose would you want to live in a world where the Golden Globes are the be all and end all of award shows or one where the Oscars continue to rule the roost?