So last night was the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards. I love the Golden Globes because it highlights the best (even though Glee did not win for Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy) in both television and film. However, you can’t watch the Globes without watching at least one of the pre-shows.
My Globes routine started at 6 p.m. I got some Doritos and salsa (extra spicy), my MAC (so I could tweet anything instantly), and I began to watch the pre-show on E! hosted by Ryan Seacrest, Giuliana Ranic, Kelly Osbourne and Ross (some comedian).
All of your favorite stars parading down the red carpet decked out in the hottest designer gowns and suits makes seeing them win (or drunk on stage) even more exciting.
Ricky Gervais was the perfect host, yet again. I was on the edge of my seat, along with probably all the celebs, waiting for the irreverent comments to spew from his mouth. However, I do think he was more reserved than last year, but he still managed to make fun of most of the celebs in attendance. His gags at Eddie Murphy and Elton John were particularly hilarious.
The first award of the night was Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Like at the Critic’s Choice Awards, the award went to Christopher Plummer for Beginners. Octavia Spencer received a standing ovation while accepting the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for The Help. The teary-eyed Spencer described the moment as “Nuts”.
George Clooney beat out Brad Pitt for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for The Descendants. With this win, Clooney is the clear front runner for the Best Actor Oscar (sorry Brad). The film also took home the Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama.
Meryl Streep took home Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for The Iron Lady. Streep looked shocked to hear her name called as the winner since Viola Davis won the Critic’s Choice award only a few days earlier. Streep’s acceptance speech was also rather unusual. Personally, I thought she was a little drunk. That being said, her win was well deserved, and she was my favorite from the beginning. Jean Dujardin took home the Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for The Artist while Michelle Williams received the Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for My Week With Marilyn.
In television, the Showtime hit Homeland won two awards. The first being Best TV Series, Drama and Claire Danes won the second for Best Actress, TV Series, Drama. My personal favorite show, Glee, lost the Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy award to Modern Family, which led to the oh-so-funny bilingual acceptance speech initiated by Modern Family hottie, Sofia Vergara.
Some other highlights were Morgan Freeman accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award for his amazing work in film spanning over 5 decades and Madonna winning the award (No! definitely not for acting) for Best Original Song.
Overall, the night had very few surprises and could have been quite boring had it not been for the comical relief of Mr. Gervais.
Hopefully, The Oscars are a little more nerve-wracking.
Here is a list of all the winners in the order they were presented:
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Actress, TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Best Mini Series or TV Movie
Best Actress, Mini Series or TV Movie
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Best Actor, TV Series, Drama
Kelsey Grammer, Boss
Best TV Series, Drama
Best Original Score
Ludovic Bourse, The Artist
Best Original Song
Masterpiece, Madonna, W/E
Best Actor, Mini Series or TV Movie
Idris Elba, Luther
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Best Supporting Actor, TV Series, Mini Series or TV Movie
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Best Animated Feature
The Adventures of TinTin
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Supporting Actress, TV Series, Mini Series or TV Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation (Iran)
Best Actress, TV Series, Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Best Actor, TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Lifetime Achievement Award
Best Director, Motion Picture
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Motion Picture, Drama
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