With the Golden Globes, "12 Years a Slave," slighted a tad in the opening and closing, was taken seriously. It is a very well-made, well-acted film. The highpoint for me, believe it or not, was seeing the producer Charles "Chuck" Roven up there. Here is one of Hollywood's most successful producers (The recent Batman trilogy, "The International," and David O. Russell's "Three Kings") who appears direct, collaborative, and personable. I'd love to see him accept the Oscar for Best Picture for "American Hustle." The other nicely deserved surprise was Leonardo DiCaprio winning for "The Wolf of Wall Street." It occurred to me, watching him, that it was twenty-one years ago this spring he was in "This Boys Life" with Robert De Niro, and a few months later in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" with Johnny Depp. Has he ever given a bad performance? the other winner I was very, very glad to see was Michael Douglas for "Behind the Candelabra." As I said in my email blast, that was the performance of his life. He disappeared into character, and we've seen him on the screen for over thirty years. The Actress awards were all in line. And yet, mark my words, "Gravity" will probably win Best Picture. It's too much of a good thing, and dare I say it, too safe in its subject matter and how it went about it. No one dislikes it. That sometimes proves a winner.