The Golden Globes


I have a love / hate affair with awards shows. I love to watch them. And I hate myself for loving to watch them.

But this was the year I was going to quit. Cold turkey. No more awards shows for me. No Oscars. No Emmys. No Tonys. No Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. I was going to use that time to read a book. Or learn how to cook a soufflé. Or groom my beard. You know, seize the day kind of stuff. And then I found out that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hosting the Golden Globes. I can’t not watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Why would I choose to deprive myself of something so wonderful? A few months ago the two auctioned off the chance to be their new best friend to help raise money for autism education. They raised $72,000 and I have to admit, if I had the money I would have totally bid $72,001.

So, well played, Golden Globes. Well played.

And as expected, Fey and Poehler were great. Super great. The opening monologue was filled with laughs. Their fake nominees – “as a professional vollyball player battling restless leg syndrome, Damian Francisco in Dog President” – were killer. In fact, the only problem I had with Fey and Poehler was that there was not enough of them. Here’s a little tip to all you giant media companies reading the ol’ SJCPL blog: Take one night every month and just show Tina Fey and Amy Poehler talking. Two chairs. Two microphones. One bottle of wine. And two of funniest people alive who genuinely care about each other. Who wouldn’t watch that? Ratings gold. You’re welcome, America.

Now, I know what you were thinking last night: How much longer is Rob going to let that mess he calls a beard grow without shaving? No? That was just my wife? (And my co-workers. And the particularly nosy checkout person at the grocery store. And my daughter’s classmates. And…) What’s that? You were wondering how many of the movies and TV shows that were winners or nominees are available at SJCPL? Take a look at the list below and click on the titles to find out which branches have a copy. Check out one. Or two. Or heck, make a day of it and check out ten!

(As always, several of the big name movies are released at the very end of the year. That means that they won’t be available on DVD until much later in the spring. If we know the release date of the movie it is listed below. But some movies – like Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, and Django Unchained – do not have a release date yet.)



Brave (Winner: Best Animated Movie)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen


Hope Springs


The Deep Blue Sea

Act of Valor

The Hunger Games


Coming Soon

The PaperBoy – January 22nd

Hotel Transylvania – January 29th

Flight – February 5th

A Late Quartet – February 5th

The Sessions – February 12th

Argo (Winner: Best Drama, Best Director) – February 19th

The Master – February 26th

Wreck-It Ralph – March 5th

The Intouchables – March 5th

Skyfall (Winner: Best Original Song) – March 12th

Anna Karenina – March 19th

A Royal Affair – March 26th

Lincoln (Winner: Best Actor, Drama) – March 26th



Girls (Winner: Best Comedy, Actress)

Game Change (Winner: Best Miniseries/TV Movie, Actress)

Homeland (Winner: Best Drama, Actor, Actress)

House of Lies (Winner: Best Actor, Comedy)

Hatfields & McCoys (Winner: Best Actor, Miniseries/TV Movie)

Downton Abbey (Winner: Best Supporting Actress)

The Hour

Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad

Big Bang Theory


Modern Family

Mad Men


The Good Wife

30 Rock


The New Girl

Parks & Recreation

Magic City

American Horror Story


Coming Soon

The Girl – March 19th

Veep – March 26th


  1. I am sorry I missed it. I am a fan of both Fey and Poehler. Did you watch any of the Red carpet stuff? How were the outfits? Did anybody fall or mess up their acceptance speech?

  2. Theresa, hulu has some clips:
    And you can always get your fashion fix from any of these links:
    Personally, I’m torn on Lucy Liu’s dress. I really like the shape, but not really the print.

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