Esther Williams

The Golden Globes nominations -- it's just a party, after all

"TO SUCCEED in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence." -- Mark Twain

WELL, the Golden Globe nominations are out, and as usual, some things don't make sense. But I suppose that's the fun of it, yes?

"Birdman" is nominated in the "comedy" category. Perhaps it was intended as a comedy, but I found it more a disturbing study of an unstable actor. Maybe in Hollywood, that's amusing.

Glad Michael Keaton was nominated for his amazing turn, along with Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne for their films; ditto Rosamund Pike, so viciously potent in "Gone Girl," and Felicity Jones in "The Theory of Everything." (I'm...