Ahh, sometimes it is good to have two blasts from the past bickering and fighting and jealous. When Madonna walked the red carpet at the Golden Globes for the first time in 14 years, you knew the fix was in. You knew she was going to win. The HFPA was not going to give her any award that has to do with her directing because even they are not that idiotic. But, you knew she knew that she was going to get something. Listen. The show was on NBC which is why we had Katharine McPhee presenting an award. Think about that for one second. Katharine McPhee presented an award at the Golden Globes. What has she ever done?
Processed that? Good. NBC is hosting the SuperBowl. Who is spending 12 minutes and 40 second entertaining people in three weeks at the halftime show of the SuperBowl? Madonna. Suddenly she makes her first Golden Globe appearance in 14 years? Elton knew he had the award for best song. He knew it probably until Madonna agreed to appear and then was magically nominated for an award. Ernst & Young might tabulate the votes, but this is not an Academy, this is about a few handfuls of people who vote and who all know who the other voted for.
So, when Elton John said on the red carpet that Madonna had “no f**king chance of winning,” he knew he was right from an artistic point of view, but not from a NBC/HFPA point of view. David Furnish told Madonna to “f**k off.” The good news for Elton is that unless my boys from White Irish Drinkers somehow make it into the final group, I think Elton will win the Academy Award.