They're the awards that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in theory gives to the best of cinema and television. They divide everything in two categories: comedy and drama. Once upon a time, the Golden Globes used to be taken seriously, but in recent years their nominees are movies that didn't even intended to be awarded (The Tourist, Bridesmaids, RED, Alice in Wonderland, etc.) and flicks that didn't even deserved it (Avatar the most notable example).
Since the rating drops in these past years, the HFPA has turned to the most desperate gimmicks like having the annoying comedian Ricky Gervais as its host and disposable teen idols like Megan Fox and Justin Bieber as presenters.
Golden Globes injustices:
a) Avatar winning best drama movie and District 9 being ignored in the category.
b) Glee winning over The Big Bang Theory as best comedy series.
c) Terri Hatcher winning as best comedy actress in a TV series while her superior co-star Marcia Cross didn't get anything.
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Guy 2: Man those are more than breasts, those are some golden globes she has!