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Well, we've survived the first leg of awards season so far. The Golden Globes are over, Industry-types are off to Park City for Sundance and the Oscar nomination/winner odds-making begins in earnest. Now is the time for out-of-town journalists to do their legwork about town in order to find new ways to describe the luxuriousness of Wolfgang Puck's Oscar Ball menu or give readers a verbal blueprint of this year's location for the Vanity Fair party.

We really enjoy reading dispatches from the guileless Brits; why are all the Brits in this town so incestuously connected and, well, naive (we know there's an exception to every rule but why does it seem that UK transplants claim to loooove Los Angeles, but then exclusively mix with fellow Brits or other UK Commonwealth types?). sent "celebrity journalist" Emma Forrest to cover the Golden Globes-related parties. Our favorite bit so far has been this choice quotation:

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That's okay: something more painful happened to me tonight at the Warners party. Over-excited at seeing Hotel Rwanda nominee Don Cheadle, I gushed "I saw you in London in Top Dog/Underdog." "No you didn’t. You saw Mos Def." I saw Cheadle play the role in New York. Every card carrying white liberal's - and hard working black actor's - nightmare come to fruition. Seeing my old friend Steve Coogan at the bar I wailed, "I just said the most Alan Partridge thing ever." "Christ," he said as I recounted my tale of woe, "you really did."

Some other choice quotes collected during the Globes around the web:

"Felicity Huffman looked stunning in her floor-length gown, but she needs to master the art of the overshare. The nominee for Desperate Housewives charmingly described her champagne colored gown’s true color: “Everyone’s been sick in my house…me, William [H. Macy, her husband], now the kids…actually, this was a blue dress when we left.”

*Deadwood’s Ian McShane had a little fashion anxiety at the Globes’ ceremony. The Scotsman, who took home the Best Actor in a TV Drama award, realized he was the only one without a tie, and fumed, "Have you seen some of the fucking ties out there?" after his win backstage.

7:22 p.m.: Arrested Development's David Cross walks the red carpet accompanied by...the Book of Mormon. He's overheard telling an interviewer that he brought along the tome as emergency reading material because "these things get boring."

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