Live blog: 2011 Golden Globe Awards
7:00: Ricky Gervais has an undisclosed drink in hand and he’s opening with a disappointingly easy target: Charlie Sheen and his recent drunken antics. But now he’s getting onto to some better bull-eyes: He’s clearing up the reason why “The Tourist” got nominated: Apparently the Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn’t just nominate it to hang out with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. “They also accepted bribes.”
He’s also suggesting the best special effects Globe should go to the people who airbrushed the “Sex and the City 2″ poster. Now, he’s taking cracks at Hugh Hefner, Mel Gibson, certain famous Scientologists (yikes!), and the “Lost” finale. We’re less than five minutes in and he’s already been bleeped once, and I think these stars aren’t drunk enough yet for Ricky because most of the jokes got pretty icy responses from the star-studded crowd.
7:05: Scarlett Johansson, wearing tonight’s trend of pale sparkling gowns, is here to give out the first award, for best supporting actor in film. And I bet it’s going to Christian Bale. Here are the nominations:
Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, “The Fighter”; Michael Douglas, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”; Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”; Jeremy Renner, “The Town”; Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech.”
7:07: Winner: Christian Bale, who is rocking some flowing locks tonight. He acknowledges that he never knew who the HFPA were before now – who does? – but he’s saying he now realizes how wise and perceptive they are. Love it. He’s thinking everyone very graciously but now he will. not. leave. Even the go-away music isn’t deterring him. LL COOL J may have to physically move him out of the way.
7:10: Here come LL COOL J and Julie Bowen to announce the first TV award, best actress in a drama series. Here are the noms:
Actress, Drama: Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”; Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”; Piper Perabo, “Covert Affairs”; Katey Sagal, “Sons of Anarchy”; Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer.”
7:12: Winner: Katey Sagal of “Married With Children” fame comes out of nowhere to win for the FX biker series “Sons of Anarchy.” I did not see that one coming. She’s been around the biz for so long, and it’s great to see how excited she is to win. She’s thanking her husband, Kurt Sutter, who produces the show, saying “I’m so glad you’re the boss of me.” She got the go-away music even faster than Christian Bale, and she’s ignoring it nearly as effectively.
7:17: Julianne Moore, who looks stunning in her red gown with the incredible necklace, and Kevin Spacey are introducing Miss Golden Globe, Joe Mantegna’s daughter Tia, who will be assisting with the awards. Now they’re are presenting best mini-series or TV movie. Here are the options:
Miniseries or Movie: “Carlos,” Sundance Channel; “The Pacific,” HBO; “Pillars of the Earth,” Starz; “Temple Grandin,” HBO; “You Don’t Know Jack,” HBO.
7:20: Winner: “Carlos,” which tells the story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting. The producer representing the show keeps thanking the Academy, so either he doesn’t know the HFPA either or the language barrier is tripping him up. But ignoring the go-away music is universal here tonight. Well, in everyone’s defense it is being applied so inconsistently tonight, you can’t blame the winner.
7:22: Bruce Willis has a big grin and a good nature about getting stung by one of Ricky’s sharper barbs. He just introduced Bruce by listing a series of his less-respected films and then calling him “Ashton Kutcher’s dad.” Bruce is showing a clip from “RED,” which is nominated for the best musical or comedy film, but not before striking back with “Hollywood sometimes provides you with great fortune – Ricky.” Kids, that was a rare case of canned banter being used for good. It’s like sighting a Bengal tiger in the wild, it’s so rare.
7:24: The handsome Garrett Hedlund and cutie Leighton Meester of “Country Strong” are going to present best supporting actor in a TV series prize, right after Leighton subtly adjusts her tangled but cute long gown. Here are the noms:
Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Scott Caan, “Hawaii Five-O”; Chris Colfer, “Glee”; Chris Noth, “The Good Wife”; Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”; David Strathairn, “Temple Grandin.”
7:25: Winner: Chris Colfer, who is just shocked and so cute about it. “I think I lost my heart between Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore so if you find that, please give it back.” After thanking all the usual suspects, he’s dedicating his win “to all the amazing kids who watch our show who are told no by bullies and people at school, told they can’t be who they are. Well, screw that kids.” Well said. This may be the start of a huge night for “Glee.”
7:30: Golden Globe winner Michelle Pfeiffer still looks amazing, especially in that dark blue dress that brings out her eyes and flatters her coloring so well. She’s introducing the clip from “Alice in Wonderland,” another nominee for best musical or comedy film. That movie also won the Not-So-Obviously-Worst Movie award from the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. So obviously, it’s not so obvious that Tim Burton’s “Alice” was disappointing. Apparently, it’s not obvious to the HFPA, whoever that is.
7:32: Ricky is introducing Eva Longoria, who will introduce the president of the mysterious HFPA, joking that he just had to haul the guy off the toilet and pop his teeth in. I don’t think the prez, Phil Berk, appreciated it because he just told Ricky the next time he wanted to qualify one of his movie, “Go to another guy.” He’s congratulating everyone else for being cool, essentially. This may be Ricky’s last stand as Golden Globes host.
7:34: Milla Jovovich, love her silver gown, and Kevin Bacon are going to present another TV award, for best actor in a drama. Here are the options:
Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”; Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”; Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”; Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”; Hugh Laurie, “House.”
Winner: Steve Buscemi gets his first Golden Globe for “Boardwalk Empire.” I love him so much and everyone else seems to as well. He’s thanking Table 114 for being a lot of fun and then putting on his glasses. “I gotta talk fast before that sad music comes on.” “I’m only as good as the people I work with, and I have an amazing cast.” That’s probably why so many people there love him. He’s thanking the usual suspects, and he’s commenting that his 4-year-old nephew left him a voicemail saying “Uncle Steve, wish me luck,” so he’s doing it. And he’s even a good uncle.
7:38: Moving right along, Kevin and Milla are now presenting the best TV drama award, which is probably an indication it’s going to go to “Boardwalk Empire.” Here are the noms:
Series, Drama: “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO; “Dexter,” Showtime; “The Good Wife,” CBS; “Mad Men,” AMC; “The Walking Dead,” AMC.
7:39: Winner: Yep, “Boardwalk Empire.” Exec producer Terence Winter sums it up: “Holy f-ing crap, we just won a Golden Globe.” Mark Wahlberg, another EP of this HBO powerhouse series, laughs when Winter comments “to my friends back home, I can’t believe I’m sharing a table with Al Pacino, either.”
I was rooting for “The Walking Dead,” but to be fair, I have yet to see “Boardwalk Empire.” Need to put that on the Netflix wish list.
7:41: They just showed a clip of Angelina Jolie adjusting Brad Pitt’s collar. Either the HFPA is really obsessed with them, or this is somebody’s way of showing us they are just another couple just like us. Now, they’re really not.
7:44: “The Social Network” star Andrew Garfield is introducing the montage of clips from the film, which is nominated for best drama film. The future “Spider-Man” is getting tangled in the prompter dialogue, and laughing it off charmingly. That was my favorite movie of the year.
7:46: Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Lopez are here to present, and Alec is taking a moment to point out her gorgeous white gown with the sheer and sequined wrap. It really is lovely. They are going to present the best original song prize, and I’m rooting for Oklahoma girl Carrie Underwood. Here are the noms:
Original Song: “Bound to You” (written by Samuel Dixon, Christina Aguilera, Sia Furler), “Burlesque”; “Coming Home” (written by Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges), “Country Strong”; “I See the Light,” (written by Alan Menken, Glenn Slater), “Tangled”; “There’s a Place for Us” (written by Carrie Underwood, David Hodges, Hillary Lindsey), “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”; “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” (written by Diane Warren), “Burlesque.”
7:48: Winner: Aw, it’s Diane Warren for “You Haven’t See the Last of Me.” Darn it. It’s her first win in five nominations, so she seems really surprised and totally flustered. She’s thanking Cher for being “an eternal badass.” She’s dedicating the award to her mom and the late Roni Chasen, her publicist who was murdered last year. She also comments that the first time she was nominated her dad wrote her speech on a napkin and she didn’t win and has since lost the napkin.
I wish Carrie had won, and I’m not a big Diane Warren fan, but it was a disarmingly likeable speech, mostly because she seemed genuinely thrilled and nearly cried.
7:50: Moving right along, Alec and JLo are presenting best original score:
Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, “The King’s Speech”; Danny Elfman, “Alice in Wonderland”; A.R. Rahman, “127 Hours”; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, “The Social Network”; Hans Zimmer, “Inception.”
I’m disappointed that Daft Punk’s “Tron: Legacy” score is not among them, but I’m rooting for “Social Network.
7:51: Winner: “The Social Network.” Wow, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor cleans up nice. He looks quite happen in his tux, and he’s speaking on behalf of Ross when he thanks all the usual folks and comments he never imagined a year ago that he would have the chance to score a film.
He and Ross did a great job on “The Social Network,” and I’m stoked to hear what they come up with for “Social Network” director David Fincher’s adaptation of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
7:56: “True Grit” breakout star Hailee Steinfeld and teen idol Justin Bieber have been paired to present the best animated feature award, which seems a little condescending. But she looks radiant, and he looks like a cutie now that he’s ditched the mongo glasses, and there are some great films competing here. But I think it’s another lock for Pixar:
Animated Film: “Toy Story 3,” “The Illusionist,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Despicable Me,” “Tangled.”
7:57: Hailee and Justin have huge grins as they announce that “Toy Story 3″ is the winner. Director Lee Unkrich asks “Wow, were you two even born when the first ‘Toy Story’ came out?” Lee started trying to just wing it and quickly stuck his foot in his mouth, so he’s breaking out the old index card. Good move. He’s thanking audiences “for coming out in record numbers to support an animated film that beat with a human heart.”
8:00: Ricky is introducing Robert Downey Jr. by his list of films including “Iron Man,” “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” and “Wonder Boys,” and then ponders “Are these porn films?” “But you know him better from such facilities as the Betty Ford Clinic and Los Angeles County Jail.” Robert gives Ricky a look and then comments that the tone of tonight’s show has been rather creepy and slightly sinister but good. And he’s adding to it, but telling the five women nominated for the best actress in a comedy or musical that he believes that an actress can’t do her best work until she’s slept with him, and ends a series of randy ramblings about each one with “I’d like to give it to all five of you at once, right here on center stage, in front of my wife and millions of viewers – the award.”
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