Golden Globes mini recap and commentary!
I wrote this while watching it last night, so some of the comments and exclamations may seem out of place, but it was in response or reaction to whatever was going on at the time! 🙂
It’s usually a fun time, and especially after last year with Ricky Gervais hosting, it’s bound to be awesome again this 2nd time around! I also love that it’s much less stuffy and formal than the Oscars. Everyone’s at tables, it’s got a great sense of “togetherness” and “camraderie”. I remember last year following a lot of the Glee casts’ tweets as they posted pics from their table onto Twitter. Anyway, click through to read more, with pics* (and my picks!) of all the categories!
Red Carpet Arrival commentary:
- Watching the NBC interviews… it’s not really very good! Carson Daly is HORRIBLE as an interviewer (to be the FIRST one they get to when they get out of their limos??) His chat with Sandra Bullock was awkward, pretty much saying that he doesn’t REALLY care who she’s wearing, but it’s because of her that it looks good anyway, with a side note of “no disrespect to the designer” (too late). And with Alexa Chung… 30 minutes in and there’s been 3-4 mentions of people’s shoes and her camera person with her is either clearly not paying attention or doesn’t know how to pan down to show the shoes! Natalie Portman, Matt Morrison, Robert Pattinson, and even Alexa herself were posing & showing off their shoes and the camera doesn’t budge.
- I personally can not STAND Justin Bieber, and the fact that he seemed so cocky during his red carpet interview makes me like him even less.. (wow, I wonder how many hate messages I’m going to get from that one sentence. Meh. My own opinion.) Maybe I misheard him, or he mis-spoke, but did he just make a comment about him being the president of America?? And good lord he’s got a MOVIE coming out (oh wait, no, a 3-D movie.) >_< His world domination needs a bit of a cool-down. His publicist may need to warn him of over exposure. AAHAHA and even the wrap-up of the Red Carpet arrivals, Carson Daly goes “Why is he even here, really??” and all 3 shared a huge laugh.. LOL
*photos courtesy of HFPA: Golden Globes (except Olivia Wilde’s is from Jezebel)
The Hits! Some gorgeous dresses: Olivia Wilde stands out as the first one I saw that was WOW.. might actually be my favourite dress of the night.
Natalie Portman looked gorgeous, as did Sofia Vergara.
The Misses! Jennifer Love Hewitt looked like her top could catch stuff in it! Such a weird open clam-shell look… like if someone’s crying, they could shoot their tissue into her top or something. Weird 0_o
Anne Hatheway looks gorgeous, but the dress looks… weird. I don’t know, some of it works, but some of it (maybe it’s the shoulder pads) don’t…
LOL, these red carpet interviewers are so inexperienced… or maybe it really is the “live” part of it, but SO many awkward pauses and looks off-camera when they think they’re done, but the camera hasn’t cut away yet, and you could almost hear them thinking “oh God, can I sit down yet?”
The Awards Show
Nice. Before he even speaks, Ricky takes a drink of his beer. A nice indication of how fun the night’s gonna be! (Nicole Kidman had a bit of an appalled look on her face..) WOW, okay Ricky’s monologue is throwing out the punches and jabs! Here’s a clip of his opening monologue!
Anyway, here are my picks, and underlined means I guessed right! 🙂 (And a lot of them were definitely guesses, as I haven’t seen most of the movies… guesses or who I wanted to win… 😛)
Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Christian Bale – The Fighter
(LMAO! Christian Bale just kept on talking -well, yelling- right over the music!)
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama: Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
(Wow, they TOTALLY gave Christian Bale more time to speak than they’re giving to Katey Segal)
Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television: Temple Grandin
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Chris Colfer – Glee
(YAY! OMG he genuinely was so surprised! What a great message in his acceptance speech too! Can’t remember exactly now, but something about gay teens not being told what they can or can’t do!)
Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama: Michael C. Hall – Dexter
(Well, I WANTED Dexter or House to win, but I had a feeling it would be Steve Buscemi in Boardwalk Empire)
Best Television Series – Drama: Boardwalk Empire
(Once again, wanted Dexter to win, but figured Boardwalk Empire or The Walking Dead would.. although I haven’t seen either of those yet – and which are definitely on my “Must Watch ASAP” list, I figured this was going to Boardwalk…)
Best Original Song – Motion Picture: “Bound To You” – Burlesque
(Meh, it’s a classic Christina Aguilera ballad… I honestly didn’t think Cher’s Burlesque song would’ve won tho!)
Best Original Score – Motion Picture: Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland
(Wow, I didn’t think the guys of Nine Inch Nails looked so… regular, all suited up!)
Best Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3
(I love how noisy it is throughout the place when the kids come out to present… AHA the guy coming up to accept the award kinda looks like Ed Helms! “Were you guys even born when the first Toy Story came out?” hahaha)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical: Anne Hathaway – Love & Other Drugs
(Wow, 3 out of the 5 nominees all have “Anne” in their names! Anne Hatheway, Annette Benning, and Julianne Moore!)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Al Pacino – You Don’t Know
Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Claire Danes – Temple Grandin
(Tilda Swinton looks a bit frightening…)
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network
(Tina Fey + Steve Carell presentation = comedic timing & banter hilarity. “I heard about that movie on facebook from a friend I’ve never met.” – Steve Carell. Aaron Sorkin’s acceptance speech bit to his daughter.. about how the “smart girls have more fun” was kinda nice & interesting to point out J)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Jane Lynch – Glee
(LOL!! “I am nothing if not falsely humble” – Jane Lynch)
Best Foreign Language Film: The Concert (France)
(Oh, harsh! With the nominees in the audience, Gervais comments that this category is one that nobody really cares about. It’s one thing to roast the big celebs, but some/many of these are quite inexperienced with the “awards scene”. Though, Ryan Seacrest’s date looked BORED in the camera cut-away..)
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical: Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)
(I normally would have picked Lea Michele in Glee, and she’s definitely got her moments, but Liz Lemon wins out for me J)
Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical: Steve Carell – The Office
(Definitely a tough choice. Other than Hung – which I’ve only seen once – I’m a huge fan of all 4 of the other shows/actors. I thought they’d give it to Steve Carell since it’s his last year on The Office, but YAY SHELDON!!! BAZINGA!)
Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Mila Kunis – Black Swan
Weird.. Robert DeNiro’s speech for the Cecil B DeMille award sounds more like a bad stand-up comedy act in some parts… even got some disapproving “ohhh”s with some jokes about deportation.
(Did they cut Ricky Gervais out of the rest of the show?!)
Best Director – Motion Picture: Christopher Nolan – Inception
Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical: Glee
(YAY!!!!!! This was a close one.. so many good nominees.. 30 Rock, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family… ALMOST wavered off my Gleek obsession, but I stayed true 🙂 Though, honestly, I would’ve been happy with any of those picks… all such good shows in their own right.)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical: Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland
(Wow, thought the odds were in Depp’s favour w/2 noms! Guess not… BTW, Halle Berry looks GORGEOUS in that dress.. and yay, shoutout to Canada by Paul Giamatti )
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Natalie Portman – Black Swan
(Well deserved. She was amazing in Black Swan! Her acceptance speech was a bit odd.. thanking her grandma for giving her mom life, her parents for giving her life and her fiance for wanting to sleep with her.. lol)
Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical: The Kids Are All Right
(Haven’t seen it, so not sure if it’s good but out of the 5 nominees, it was the most highly-acclaimed one, so I picked it! Haha)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: James Franco – 127 Hours
Best Motion Picture – Drama: Black Swan
Closing comments: A friend mentioned how [she’s] struck by how far we’ve come, when a woman can get onstage and thank her wife. (Referring to Jane Lynch’s win) That, plus Aaron Sorkin speaking “to” his daughter about the “elite” women, and how smart girls have more fun, to strive for that… thought that was pretty cool too.