Burlesque’s Golden Globe Odds Not Exactly Hurt by Free Concert and Free Trips


So how did Burlesque manage that unexpected Best Picture nomination at the Golden Globes? "If you talk to the top award-season consultants, they can barely disguise their lack of respect for the HFPA members, who often put themselves in indelicate situations," notes the L.A. Times's Patrick Goldstein, "as with this year's crew, which took a Sony-sponsored trip to Las Vegas to see Cher in concert, then gave her film a stunning best picture nod." (Or maybe they already had an affinity for movies where Christina Aguilera sings like a burp? No, it was probably the free trip thing.) [LAT]