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Golden Globes: McCartney Loses to The Weary Kind

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 18, 2010 at 2:08AM

Up also won the Golden Globe for best original score. And "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart won best song. Paul McCartney might have had a better shot if he had written a song for a better movie than Everybody's Fine.
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Up also won the Golden Globe for best original score. And "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart won best song. Paul McCartney might have had a better shot if he had written a song for a better movie than Everybody's Fine.

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At the BAFTA party, I watched as McCartney, Quentin Tarantino and Jane Fonda sang each other's praises, which goes on a lot at these things. Fonda gushed to Tarantino about loving Christoph Waltz and the score. Her boyfriend, record producer Richard Perry, brought her to meet McCartney. She's co-starring with Daniel Bruhl in a French film, she said. (Fonda has a popular blog; here's her version of the Golden Globes party circuit.) McCartney told Tarantino how he had to watch Inglourious Basterds from the second row, peering up. Later I figured out how to meet my first Beatle when producer Jon Landau shyly said he'd like to meet him. I dragged Landau over to McCartney, broke through the circle, and shook his hand, saying, "I'd like to introduce you to the producer of 'Avatar.'" He then told Landau how he and his daughter saw the film in 2-D. She didn't want to see Avatar at all, because she thought she had already seen it on television. "She liked it, and we'll go see it in 3-D too," McCartney reassured Landau.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.