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Golden Globes Smackdown! (Actually, they weren’t really that exciting)

January 17, 2011

Greetings all! Did you all catch the Globes last night? If you were like me, you forgot about them until they were halfway through, and then played catchup online. Why’d I forget? I don’t really know, but I think it was The Food Network’s fault.

Without further ado let’s jump right in here with some pre-show fashion commentary. The dress choices were either really awful or pretty boring and only a few wonders stood out to me.

1) What was with all of the 80s inspired long sleeved sequin gowns? Check out wrong-decaded Anne Hathaway,  Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson below:

I’m not saying they look BAD, I’m just saying, “Uh…..huh?? Oh right they’re redoing Dynasty. Is that it?”

2) Now that everyone hates Betty Draper, is January Jones trying to get a job on Boardwalk Empire? The 20s flapper fringe Versace ensemble tells me yes!

3) To the following, all I have to say is….what…the…hell…happened?!?!?!

4) Sigh, if only Natalie Portman hadn’t gone to the crafts store and hot-glued a giant sparkly rose on her dress, she would have looked lovely:

5) And to these two ladies, congratulations. You made the rest of the bunch green with envy:

Moving on to the highlights of the night:

Ricky Gervais. Oh Ricky, how I love you, let me count the ways: 1) You insult Mel Gibson 2) You insult Charlie Sheen 3) You insult Tom Cruise and 4) You get away with it. He was particularly mean this time around, but probably because he knew he could be. Always charming and funny, hopefully they’ll ask him back.

Worthy Winners: Some love for TV veteran Katey Segal, always good Christian Bale, Glee‘s shining star Cris Colfer and HBO darlings Boardwalk Empire and Steve Buscemi.

A real actor wins Best Actor: Thank GOODNESS Colin Firth won for The King’s Speech. Not only was that movie outstanding, but his performance amazing. Now Mr. Darcy, on to Oscar!

Robert Downey Jr.: and thank goodness for RDJ breathing some life and comedy (other than Gervais of course, who disappeared for a while) into the program. This is the only copy of his presenters speech I could find:

Now for some Globe Downers, wamp wamp

Geoffrey Rush and Tilda Swinton presenting together. As EW says it: “Awwww, the Fringe Observer and the ghost of Conan O’Brien are friends!”

Awkward and Cringe worthy Acceptance Speeches: Hm. Robert DeNiro is a legend, but not only an I unsure of half of what he said because of the multitudinous bleeps, but I’m pretty sure it bordered on bigotry. Then there was Natalie Portman, whose crazytown Black Swan inspired cackle and jokes about sleeping with her baby daddy just made us go, “Uh…….” Watch hers below.

The Facebook Movie swept its categories, including Best Screenplay, Best Directer and Best Picture Drama. Inception was completely and utterly robbed. Look, I’m sure The Social Network is a great film. I’m sure the combo of Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher made for a great film. But I just can’t get over the fact that it’s a movie about Facebook. The idea of a film commenting on the societal importance of social networking while at the same time being so self-involved just enhances this whole narcissistic internet trend that’s going to take over the world one day. It just creeps me out. Please tell others about my blog!! I mean…uh…maybe I should see it.

Well that’s all folks. On to the Academy Awards, where I will no doubt, be a bit more prepared and maybe even have a cheesy party and live tweet some reactions. Here’s a complete list of winners:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Social Network

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Kids Are All Right

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version

Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Glee

Best Director – Motion Picture
David Fincher, The Social Network

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Robert De Niro

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Laura Linney, The Big C

Best Foreign Language Film
In a Better World (Denmark)

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

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack

Best Animated Feature Film
Toy Story 3

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” Burlesque
Music and lyrics by Diane Warren

Best Television Series – Drama
Boardwalk Empire

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

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

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Carlos

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Christian Bale, The Fighter

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Steph permalink
    January 17, 2011 4:13 pm

    Colin Firth YAY!

    And…totally agree about Natalie Portman’s acceptance speech. Bizarre.

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