＜原文＞ Hi readers!! It is THAT time again...one of Hollywood's favorite time of the year...award season!!! This past Sunday I had the opportunity to work with a Japanese tv station, doing the red carpet for the Golden Globes and I must say that it was a lot of fun!
First of all, the stars were DEFINITELY out! During the 2 1/2 hour red carpet, I got to see SO many amazing celebrities, both from the big and the small screen.I got a great interview with Glenn Close, one of my favorite actresses, who was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe for her role in the film "Albert Nobbs". When I asked her what film she was rooting for at the Golden Globes, she said that even though She talked about how close the film "Albert Nobbs" was very close to her heart, and so of course she was supporting all the other fine films/tv shows and actors/actresses that were nominated. I then asked her if she would be heading to Japan sometime soon to promote her latest film, and she said that right now she is too busy with filming her television show, "Damages" to do anything else. Damages, by the way, is an excellent legal thriller/drama that Glenn Close stars in, and it is definitely one of the most exciting and well-done shows on television right now. (and one of my favorites!!)
Just a little info for all you readers..."Albert Nobbs" is based on a short novel by Irish novelist George Moore, and in the film Glenn Close plays a woman who is pretending to be a man in order to find work and survive in the 19th century.I haven't seen the movie yet, but I have heard only brilliant things about her performance in the film.She was originally in the "Albert Nobbs" stage production in 1982, and since then has spent 15 years trying to turn it into a film.Glenn Close is not only the lead character in the film, but she also co-wrote the script as well as being a co-producer. It was such a wonderful pleasure interviewing her because I find her to be one of the most talented and most gracious actresses in Hollywood.
I also had the opportunity to speak a bit with the very gracious George Clooney, who was with his latest girlfriend, former WWE wrestler, Stacy Keibler. As in usual George Clooney fashion, he stopped at almost every media outlet and answered their questions, adding his unique sense of humor to the interviews. I managed to get ahold of him right before he had to go inside for the ceremony and he talked about how much he loved Japan and when I asked him if he thought he would "get lucky and win a Golden Globe", he laughed it off and said "I don't see that happening with all the REAL talent in the room". But as we all know, he DID win for Best Actor in Drama for the film "The Descendants".
Another big winner at the Golden Globes on Sunday was one of my current favorite tv shows, "Downton Abbey", which is a British period drama, which was recently named by the Guiness Book of World Records as the "most critically acclaimed English-language television show" for the year. The show follows the lives of the fictional aristocratic family, the Crawleys and their servants, and the first episode starts with the news of the sinking of the Titanic (the family knew people on the ship) and goes on to cover life before and during World War II. Such wonderful actresses as Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern are in the tv show, as well as some new talent that I am sure we will be seeing much more of! The show won SIX Emmys last year, and then this past weekend it picked up a Golden Globe for Best Miniseries or Television Film.
Some other celebrities that I got a chance to talk with very briefly include Melanie Griffin, Dustin Hoffman, Madonna, Gerald Butler, Jeremy Irons, Claire Danes, and we also had a wonderful interview with Yoshiki (from X Japan) who composed the theme song for the Golden Globes this year. All in all, it was a wonderful night and I don't know about you, but I am VERY excited to see how things progress as we get closer to the Academy Awards!!!