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All Around the 'Globes'

Golden Globes a bore -- With lengthy acceptance speeches and tiring tributes, the awards show fell flat

So little time, so many thank-yous. Despite some unusually intimate moments — Jamie Lee Curtis keeping her left breast from spilling out of her dress; Martin Landau revealing that Tim Burton brushes his hair ''every six months whether he needs it or not'' — The 52nd Annual Golden Globes Awards proved that it's still just another free meal. Witness the endless acceptance speeches, gratuitous close-ups, and insufferable tributes:

Number of people X-Files exec producer Chris Carther thanked in his 1-minute-37 second acceptance speech: 29
Number of people Elton John thanked in his 39-second acceptance speech: 4
Number of times Hugh Grant begrudgingly admitted, ''I suppose I should thank '': 3
Number of times Quentin Tarantino said ''uh'' in his acceptance speech: 11
Amount of time dedicated to honoring living legend Sophia Loren: 14 minutes 36 seconds
Amount of time dedicated to honoring 19 departed legends in a ''Goodbye Dear Friends'' segment: 55 seconds
Number of close-ups of Arnold Schwarzenegger: 8
Number of awards Arnold won: 0
Number of times Johnny Depp winked: 2

Originally posted Feb 03, 1995 Published in issue #260 Feb 03, 1995 Order article reprints
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