So, as usual, the night started with the red carpet; high heel, expensive jewelry and a lot of "who are you wearing?" Some chose wise, others didn't...
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Emily and Zoe Deschanel
I was hoping Michelle would walk the red carpet but, like last year, she sneaked through the back door. But, when she walked on the stage...
... it was grand!
I know I'm going against the stream but I liked Ricky Gervais much better than last year. In his opening monologue he poked fun at Kim Kardashian's 72 day marriage (told you!), Eddie Murphy, the Golden Globes itself and good old Mel Gibson. There was also room for another 'The Tourist' joke right after Johnny Depp entered the stage as the first presenter. "Have you seen The Tourist yet?", Ricky asks. "No." The crowd laughs, no one got insulted, it was nice. Later in the show, Ricky introduces Madonna by naming some of her songs. "Just like a virgin" cough cough, implying Madonna's the exact opposite. But she holds her own, daring Gervais to come and do something about her virginal status.; it's been a while since she has kissed a girl... It's always fun when the trasher gets trashed :)
Best celebrity couple:
They look like royalty.
For me the best speeches of the night were Meryl's because she's just so sweet and humble and she dropped the S-bomb, and George's because he's just 100% charm.
Speaking of George, I love how his bromance with Brad Pitt has lasted since the Ocean's days. Brad presented George's film The Ides of March while George returned the favor with Pitt's Moneyball (while borrowing Pitt's cane). Subsequently, Clooney gave Brad a shout-out when The Descendents won Best Picture.
Oh, and of course the winners:
I enjoyed the show, although I do hope they'll go with another host next year (George Clooney anyone??). But like I said, the globes are more about the people and the dresses and the jokes than the actual awards. Oscar time...