Movie lover comes to grips with TV's superiority

January 22, 2015 4:17 PM

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Someday, when the dust settles on the turbulent, game-changing history of early 21st-century media - at that far-off point when the use of jargon like "game-changing" is met swiftly, and by decree, with a light prison sentence - let's hope this small, tossed-off moment is not forgotten: On Jan. 11, 2015, during their opening monologue at the normally boozy and irrelevant Golden Globe Awards, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler pretended they didn't have enough time to recognize the TV people in attendance and led the audience in a call-and-response: "When we say, 'Movies,' you say, 'Awesome!' ..."

The audience, composed of filmmakers and movie stars and plenty of TV folk, did this, heartily.

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