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Golden Globes Play Like Emmy Rerun

Some random notes about Sunday's telecast of the Golden Globes:

*Talk about lack of originality. With a few exceptions, the Globes honored just about all the same shows and performers that the Emmy Awards honored four months ago.

"30 Rock," Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, "Mad Men," "John Adams," Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti all won won Emmy Awards in September. The two winners in the television category who weren't honored back then were Gabriel Byrne in HBO's "In Treatment" and Anna Paquin in HBO's "True Blood" (which wasn't eligible for an Emmy).

* Loved Fey's slam at the internet, where she apparently reads all the negative blogs written about her by people who undoubtedly are jealous of her success.

* I was surprised to hear David Duchovny's reference to his wife while presenting an award. The last I read the star of "Californication" and Tea Leoni were separated. You had to wonder if the remark meant anything about their relationship.

* It was a good thing that Mickey Rourke ("The Wrestler") won his award close to 11 p.m. because his language in his acceptance speech was a little blue and inspired one guy instrumental in his comeback to playfully send half the victory salute his way. Unfortunately, NBC's cameras caught the display.

* I was happy to see "Slumdog Millionaire" got so many awards, especially since I wrote last week it was the best movie I've seen this year. I would add this warning -- that some people that I have persuaded to see the film have since told me they were disturbed by some of the violence in it.

* I thought the host of the show was much better than all the Emmy hosts. That's because the Globes didn't have a host.

What did you think of the Globes?

-- Alan Pergament

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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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