The 84th Annual Golden Globe Awards...

Monday, January 16, 2012

I know I'm a bit on the late side but I had to watch it online (which turned out to be a disaster) and couldn't blog live. But better late than never, let's dive right in...
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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...
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Best dressed:
 Charlize Theron

Emma Stone 

 Sofia Vergara

Angelina Jolie 

 Reese Witherspoon


Worst Dressed:
Jessica Lange 

Sarah Michelle Gellar 

Jessica Biel 

Amanda Peet 

Emily and Zoe Deschanel 

Michelle Williams


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!


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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.
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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:


Best Motion Picture - Drama

WINNER

Other Nominees:

The Help (2011)
Hugo (2011/II)
Moneyball (2011)
War Horse (2011)

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

WINNER

The Artist (2011)

Other Nominees:

Bridesmaids (2011)
50/50 (2011)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Brad Pitt for Moneyball (2011)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

WINNER

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Other Nominees:

Jodie Foster for Carnage (2011)
Kate Winslet for Carnage (2011)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Albert Brooks for Drive (2011)
Jonah Hill for Moneyball (2011)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Best Director - Motion Picture

WINNER

Martin Scorsese for Hugo (2011/II)

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

WINNER

W.E. (2011): Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry("Masterpiece")

Other Nominees:

Albert Nobbs (2011): Brian ByrneGlenn Close("Lay Your Head Down")
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011): Elton JohnBernie Taupin("Hello Hello")
Machine Gun Preacher (2011): Chris Cornell("The Keeper")

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

WINNER

Best Animated Film

Other Nominees:

Cars 2 (2011)
Rango (2011)

Best Foreign Language Film

WINNER

A Separation (2011)(Iran)

Other Nominees:

The Flowers of War (2011)(China)
The Kid with a Bike (2011)(Belgium)
The Skin I Live In (2011)(Spain)

Best Television Series - Drama

WINNER

"Homeland" (2011)

Other Nominees:

"Boss" (2011)

Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy

WINNER

Other Nominees:

"Episodes" (2011)
"Glee" (2009)
"New Girl" (2011)

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Cinema Verite (2011) (TV)
"The Hour" (2011)
Too Big to Fail (2011) (TV)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

WINNER

Kelsey Grammer for "Boss" (2011)

Other Nominees:

Damian Lewis for "Homeland" (2011)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

WINNER

Claire Danes for "Homeland" (2011)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

WINNER

Matt LeBlanc for "Episodes" (2011)

Other Nominees:

Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock" (2006)
Thomas Jane for "Hung" (2009)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Tina Fey for "30 Rock" (2006)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

WINNER

Idris Elba for "Luther" (2010)

Other Nominees:

William Hurt for Too Big to Fail (2011) (TV)
Bill Nighy for Page Eight (2011) (TV)
Dominic West for "The Hour" (2011)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Romola Garai for "The Hour" (2011)
Diane Lane for Cinema Verite (2011) (TV)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

WINNER

Other Nominees:

Paul Giamatti for Too Big to Fail (2011) (TV)
Tim Robbins for Cinema Verite (2011) (TV)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


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...

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