Last night marked the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards, when all of Hollywood gets together to pat each other on the back and bask in television and cinematic accomplishments. But unlike the Oscars, where red carpet hooplah quickly dissolves into looks of boredom as stars are trapped in their seats for hours, the Globes is an alcohol-fueled romp. This is the ceremony where the who's who of Hollywood are divided amongst tables, liberally showered in booze and able to mill about saying hello to friends and foes. There's no flashy dance numbers and shenanigans to entertain -- and sometimes not even a host, though for the last few years, there's been a generous roasting by Brit funny man Ricky Gervais.

Between booze and buffoonery, does that make all the difference in the growing antipathy towards award programs?