January 16th, 2011
07:15 PM ET
Live blog: 68th annual Golden Globes
The stars are arriving and the champagne bottles have been popped! The 68th annual Golden Globes are ready to get in full swing.
Ricky Gervais will be hosting, and we're expecting him to totally let loose - join us here as we live blog what we hope will be a hilarious night, starting at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Plus, the competition is going to be cutthroat: We've got fan faves "Glee," "Modern Family" and "The Big Bang Theory" going head-to-head in the comedy category, not to mention some of the amazing performances that were given by the actresses up for the best performance by an actress in a dramatic motion picture award.
Who will take the honors? Stay tuned! In the meantime, let's check in on the red carpet...
7:25 p.m: ... Starting with Angelina Jolie, who's still just as surprised as everyone else that she's up for a best performance by an actress in a comedic motion picture award. "Johnny [Depp]’s funny. … I’m still shocked that I got acknowledged as being funny," Jolie told Carson Daly. "But I’m grateful."
"Glee" star Matthew Morrison is also grateful to be at the Globes, but sadly, he's rolling solo. "This is like prom for adults, but I don’t have a date unfortunately," Morrison told Alexa Chung. (We're taking that to mean he's single.) Interestingly, he's pulling for Steve Carell to take the win in his category, best performance by an actor in a comedic TV series.
"I’d love to see Steve Carell win. I actually did a film with him and he couldn’t be nicer," he said. "He’s a generous guy."
7:30 p.m.: While we're talking about "Glee" stars, Jane Lynch let loose one of her favorite Sue Sylvester lines: "Loving musical theater doesn’t make you gay, it makes you awful." Gleeks - is that one of your faves too?
Moving on to one Robert Pattinson, who dared to be different in a navy blue suit. Pattinson is presenting the nominees in the best foreign film tonight, but he hadn't, er, quite brushed up on what's what in that category. Ah well. At least he and Alexa Chung had a good laugh about his cluelessness.
7:35 p.m.: Sofia Vergara, who's nominated in the best performance by a supporting actress in a comedic TV series tonight, is feeling right at home amid the noise on the red carpet. She told Alexa Chung, who was also wearing a red dress on the red carpet, "We look like Christmas, no?" Ah, Sofia, we heart you! The "Modern Family" star is hoping the champagne doesn't run out this year; apparently that happened at Globes 2010. Fingers crossed, Sofia!
7:41 p.m.: Michael Douglas - who announced recently that he's beaten his bout with cancer - said on the red carpet that he's cautiously happy. "The tumor is gone...But it will still be a few more months before I'm jumping up and down." Between their jobs and Douglas' cancer battle, he added that he and wife Catherine Zeta Jones haven't gotten out much. "This is our date!" Catherine said. Awwww.
7:52 p.m.: Just a few minutes till the Globes kicks off, and Alexa Chung is running through her favorite looks of the night. Michelle Williams made the list, as well as Natalie Portman and Olivia Wilde, who's wearing an awesomely huge gown. What do you think?
7:58 p.m.: We appreciate that no one really knows why Justin Bieber's there ...
8 p.m.: Annnd we're live! Ricky Gervais promises a night of heavy drinking and partying ... or what Charlie Sheen calls breakfast, Gervais points out.
8:03 p.m.: The first few jokes are painful for the audience. He makes some jabs at "The Tourist"– "I'm jumping on the bandwagon; I haven't seen it either! Who has?" - and then takes a dig at the HFPA drama. There were more chuckles and groans of embarrassment than actual laughter for Gervais' open.
8:06 p.m.: First award of the night, the best supporting actor in a motion picture, goes to Christian Bale in "The Fighter."
"You can only give a loud performance like mine when you have a quiet anchor," he says of "Fighter" lead Mark Wahlberg. Also gives a thank you to his daughter, dedicating his award to her, and tries to give a shout-out to Robert DeNiro but he ran out of time.
8:10 p.m.: "Sons of Anarchy" star Katey Sagal snagged the best actress in a dramatic TV series award, her first Golden Globe win after being up for an award five times before. She was first given a Globe nod for playing Peggy Bundy on "Married With Children." She's shocked ... but prepared, ha!
8:17 p.m.: Best miniseries or TV movie Golden Globe goes to ... "Carlos"!
8:22 p.m.: We're a little worried for Gervais' safety - he intro'd Bruce Willis as Ashton Kutcher's dad.
8:24 p.m.: Gleeks, rejoice! Chris Colfer grabbed the Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a TV series. "I think I dropped my heart somewhere between Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore," he says. "I have to thank Ryan Murphy for being my fairy godfather."
Colfer also dropped a mini-motivational talk into his acceptance speech: "All the kids who are told no because of who they are ... well, screw that kids!" That's one Golden Globe award down for "Glee," four more up for grabs ...
8:32 p.m.: Ricky dished it out - "I had to help the HFPA president off the toilet and pop his teeth in!" but the prez gave it back: "Ricky, the next time you want someone to qualify your movies, go to another guy."
8:33 p.m.: Best actor in TV series/drama is up next. Steve Buscemi looks nervous! And he had nothing to sweat about it - he nabbed it for "Boardwalk Empire." It's his first win.
8:37 p.m.: Dang, "Boardwalk Empire" is not playing tonight. That's two for two: The show just got the best TV drama Golden Globe as well.
8:45 p.m.: Jennifer Lopez and Alec Baldwin hop out to announce the nominees for best original song, and J.Lo squeezes in a lil reminder that she's a new "Idol" judge, in case you somehow forgot: She tells Alec not to sing, "because then I'd have to judge you." We know, Jen, we know.
8:47 p.m.: "Burlesque" songwriter Diane Warren takes the win with "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," and thanks Cher for being "the eternal bad ass you always were and always will be."
8:48 p.m.: "The Social Network" picks up its first Golden Globe for best original score.
8:55 p.m.: Aha! This is why the Bieb was in attendance, red carpet hosts: He was on hand to present the best animated feature film. And the Golden Globe went to: "Toy Story 3"!
9 p.m.: Robert Downey Jr., announcing the nominees for the best performance by an actress in a comedy or musical, reveals that he's unaware if an actress can do her best work until he's slept with her ... and then calls out Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Anne Hathaway and Angelina Jolie (which Brad found hiLARious). Also: 22-year-old Emma Stone. What he's saying is ... "If I could, I'd give it to all five of you ... at once. .. the award ... on this stage."
9:03 p.m.: But it turns out, Downey can't do that. The award goes to: Annette Bening, who beat out her "Kids Are All Right" co-star Julianne Moore. Of course, Bening thanks her first. "She asked me to do the picture with her, she made it possible for us to shoot it...Julianne, you're a class act."
9:09 p.m.: Gervais seemed to go a little easier on the next presenter, Sylvester Stallone. Think it had anything to do with Robert Downey Jr. calling him out on lobbing "mean spirited" comments?
9:12 p.m.: Al Pacino picks up the Golden Globe for best actor in a miniseries or made for TV movie for "You Don't Know Jack," which means he's now got a collection of four Golden Globes.
9:16 p.m.: Moving on to best actress in a miniseries or made-for-TV movie, the award goes to Claire Danes for "Temple Grandin." Danes also snapped up an Emmy for the role.
9:26 p.m.: So far, the awards presenters' dialogue has been far funnier than what Ricky Gervais has offered. Tina Fey and Steve Carell offered some genuine, non-harmful laughs. They could've written these nominated screenplays, you know, if they'd had time and all.
9:27 p.m.: "Social Network" grabs another one: Aaron Sorkin accepts the Golden Globe for best screenplay.
9:29 p.m.: Another one for "Glee" too! Emmy winner Jane Lynch gets the best supporting actress in a TV series Golden Globe. "I am nothing if not falsely humble," she says, and offers to share the award with "Glee" writer/creator Ian Brennan, "a deranged young man" who came up with her character, Sue Sylvester. "This is yours too, although I will be holding on to it."
9:37 p.m.: Denmark's "In a Better World" takes the best foreign language film Golden Globe, and Laura Linney, who wasn't in the house tonight, was awarded the best actress in a TV series, comedy or musical, for "The Big C."
9:47 p.m.: Aw, Kaley Cuoco could barely announce the best actor in a TV comedy series winner, because it went to her "Big Bang" co-star Jim Parsons! Nerd love's so cute.
9:50 p.m.: Speaking of emotional reactions: Melissa Leo almost didn't make it out of her seat she was so shocked that she won the best supporting actress in a motion picture Golden Globe for "The Fighter."
Her thank you? "Look mama, I got a Golden Globe!" She also thanks her co-star Amy Adams, "who maybe should be standing up here right now" for her "Fighter" performance.
10:02 p.m.: Matt Damon gives a little speech about not knowing who Robert De Niro was until about a few years back when he was to work with him on "The Good Shepherd." Uh huh. Riiight. Anyway, he's drumming up this story because De Niro's this year's recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
10:05 p.m.: De Niro thanks the HFPA for announcing that he was getting this award two months ago, before "Little Fockers" came out. Ha! "We've all got our jobs to do," he says.
10:15 p.m.: Could the best director category be any more competitive? It was Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan"), Tom Hooper ("The King's Speech"), Christopher Nolan ("Inception"), David O. Russell ("The Fighter") and David Fincher ("The Social Network").
But the best director Golden Globe went to Fincher in the end - "Social Network" now has three for three.
10:18 p.m.: "Glee" takes best comedy TV series! The acceptance speech gives a big thank you to public school teachers.
10:24 p.m.: Paul Giamatti took the best actor in a comedy or musical Golden Globe for "Barney's Version." He said was a little messed up because of those five boxes (dude, five?!) of Godiva chocolates he ate, not to mention because of award presenter Halle Berry (who, let's all say it together now, looked amazing).
10:31 p.m.: OK guys, we're back and we're getting close to the rest of the big ones. Who's got money riding on "The Social Network" to take best dramatic motion picture? Or are y'all going with "Black Swan"?
10:34 p.m.: But before we get to that, let's knock out the best actress in a dramatic motion picture, which goes to Natalie Portman for "Black Swan"!
Portman takes the opportunity to say hi to her grandma Bernice back home in Cincinnati, and thanks her for bringing her mom into the world. She also thanks her fiance Benjamin Millepied - who's also her baby's father - for helping her to continue the cycle of "creation." She points out that while Benjamin may say in the film that he didn't want to sleep with her character, clearly, he totally does. (Sweet? strange? What say you?)
10:38 p.m.: Oh THERE'S Ricky. We were wondering what happened.
10:39 p.m.: Tom Hanks and Tim Allen get their own sharp-edged jokes in. "Like many of you, we remember when Ricky Gervais was a slightly chubby but kind comedian," Hanks said. "Neither of which he is now," Allen added.
10:40 p.m.: Who takes the best comedy/musical motion picture Golden Globe? That would be "The Kids Are All Right."
10:46 p.m.: Duh, duh, duh ... who'll take best actor in a dramatic motion picture? And the Golden Globe goes to: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech." (Ryan Gosling, who was also nominated for "Blue Valentine," gives Firth a standing ovation.)
Firth says he's indebted to his "extraordinary no nonsense queen, Helena [Bonham Carter]," as well as co-star Geoffrey Rush - his "true friend and geisha girl" - and director Tom Hooper.
10:54 p.m.: A recovering Michael Douglas takes the stage to an enormous amount of cheering. "There's got to be an easier way to get a standing ovation," he jokes. "I'm very, very happy to be here tonight." Douglas is going to announce the best motion picture, drama winner.
And the Golden Globe goes to: "The Social Network"!
10:58 p.m.: Producer Scott Rudin accepts the award, thanking everyone from Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to his brilliant cast - two members of which, Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, were still sitting down for some reason - director David Fincher and, sweetly, his parents.
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I wish I had the chance to know her. But what about your fiancée he might get jealous Natalie. Who ever you choose as a partner in life, Natalie, I know you will have a wonderful life.
I thought I'd see who wanted to bone Natalie Portman, CNN fails again.
To anyone that was offended... LIGHTEN UP.
Did anyone else notice that Natalie Portman, besides being a bad actress and a Polanski supporter has the Herman Munster laugh??
CNN- What happened to your regular blog ? Cant handle the truth ? Or did our government tell you to shut it down ?
Since when are we trying to tone things down. the only reason anybody watchs the show that won the most ggs is to laugh at mean spirited comments.
When highly respected, class acts like Tom Hanks and Tim Allen have to break away from the show to shut up Gervais, something is wrong. It's about the awards show, Ricky – not YOU.
I'm not a big movie fan, but I watched when I heard Ricky Gervais was hosting. I was not disappointed. Maybe those who are emotionally connected to the stars took offense -I say get a life. He was who he is, a very funny man. The audience at home was delighted by the discomfort of Hollywood's overpaid gas bags. And I for one thought the responses of Robert Downey, Jr. and Tim Allen were given tongue in cheek. Bottom line, the ratings were up.
Ricky came across as a bully and too mean-spirited for an awards show. He might have been funny following the show on a network like Comedy Central. But at a time when we are trying to tone down the harsh tone in our country, he just seemed totally inappropriate and a bad example for the younger people. My answer is to boycott this show for three years. They keep giving the award to criminals and ignoring good talent like Steve Carell and others that continue to grow in their roles and talent. When it ended, my stomach hurt!
I'm sure in your head what you typed makes sense.... but to the rest of us, what the heck are you talking about? "At a time when we are trying to town down the tone in our country" ?? We are?? Did I miss a memo?
Last night was a GREAT way to tell who the real down to earth people are... and then OMG how dare he insult me crowd. Pitt, Jolie, Beatty and Depp were laughing the entire time.
I always love the formal Award shows (GGlobes, Oscars, Emmys, etc. but all of these vulgar and insulting remarks ruin the occasions and it keeps getting worse. Can't someone do something about that? Why can't they snag a host to control his remarks – guess it wouldn't be funny to those attending and don't seem to care. I love seeing all the celebs all decked out in their gorgeous gowns and tuxes. All the ladies looked beautiful and the guys looked so handsome (some until they opened their mouths). By the way, what did Sandra Bullock do to herself? Her hair style and color (looked like she overrinsed it) were very unbecoming to her and all the time I watched her talking, I wondered where her eyes were. I hope she changes it before Oscar time comes as she will be presenting, I'm sure, since she won last year.
ok, I'm going to be the only one in America to say this: I found Ricky insulting... I was embarrassed for the people he commented about. Is it just me or does anyone else notice that we cant find adequate Americans to fill our media spots on tv these days? The Brits have invaded with their lovely accents
I think allowing presenters like Ricky, and other vulgar presenters, brings down the WHOLE respectability of the FORMAL Award Shows. They should keep it clean, respectful, honorable, and proper. yes, I said proper. Even if everything Ricky said was TRUE, it doesnt make it right to say it.
It's like having Kathy G on NY's Eve with Cooper. Ruins such an important event. These filthy presenters are bringing us all down as a "people". Where are young folks role models? If you laugh with the filth, you are indeed just as filthy and degrading to others. I'll go crawl back under my rock ; )
The irony of the night...who was critiquing dresses on the Red Carpet.
Can't NBC afford to hire a make up artist and wardrobe for Alexa Chung. Here dress was hidden, hair undone, no make up, no jewlery. It truly looked like she just woke up out of bed. Yet, she's the one analyzing fashions of others. Too wierd.
She was really unpolished in appearance and commentary, and looked like a school marm in that dress. What the heck in Hollywood's current fascination with hiring Brits to be talk show hosts. In contract, Natalie Morales looked stunning!
do like Ricky Gervais, and yes, I have a sense of humor.
But award shows like the Golden Globes should be fun. Humor about the moves and actor is all in good fun, but there is a line. Last night, universal opinion was that it crossed it. It turned from a humorous host, into a mean-spirited roast at many of the actors expense. Not what the audience and fans want to see.
Tim Allen is I am sure, proud of his work, as is Sylvester Stallone and those involved in the Tourist. Much of it was shock and awe, and simply was not funny. Next year, please look for another host. It Ricky wants to do a celebrity roast as party of his own HBO stand up show great. But the award shows should be about honoring the work and light hearted fun. Let's get another host in 2012 and leave Ricky and his mean-heasrtedness at home.
One fans opinion, but many others I spoke to feel the same way.
Well said, Jeff. Thank you.
applause, applause..... i would give you an award if i could, please accept this smiley face instead : )
ricky g was so laugh out loud funny and i loved it!!!!! If u really listen to what he said he wasnt necessarily making fun of robert downey jr being at the clinics just saying he's been there– so what? I think most of us do know by now that he's been there. It's a good thing to be able to laugh at yourself. Plus i am sure angelina and johnnie are smart enough to know that some movies they make are fluff (hey as long as they r getting paid). They make enough good movies to know they r good actors. And ricky wasn't making fun of bruce willis but actually joking about ashton and demi's relationship. Haha. My favorite was when he thanked god at the end bc at so many awards events the winners thank god almost like they are the chosen ones or something. I am a humanist/atheist too and i absolutely loved it. Hugh hefner jokes were mad funny too!!! Even tim allen–even tim has got to admit it's true right! You go ricky gervais!!!! Loved it loved it loved it!!!! Keep the truth alive!!!!!!!!
Strange - a woman with "peace" in her name lauding the mean-spiritness of an unfunny (and weirdly unoriginal this time) host. Also, that key next to the "A" is called a "capslock" key.
Ricky Gervais was crude, rude and unfunny....never ask him back to host. The awards should have humor, but not by deriding someone's personal struggles.....The show should set a higher standard........he is a crass act.
Ricky made it entertaining for me to watch. Mean spirited? So what? These actors (over paid court jesters) can cry on their pillows of money and wipe their tears away with the fame they have achieved. I like watching their movies and I like watching them squirm. Ricky should host the next year's Globes and be invited to roast people on Comedy Central. Woo-hoo, Ricky!!
"Mean spirited - so what"? Enough said. You're an Idiot, Sean. There. So what?
What happened to Sandra Bullock's hair? Bangs? Really? Ugh. Not a good look for such a classy lady.
I think Marquee Blogger has done an excellent job of reporting accurately exactly what went on at the GG's. I watched it from red carpet to the end, and feel emotionally that all the calls are right on the money. Ricky G. should be banned from all award shows for his mean and rude and not funny commrents.
How sad. The only class of the evening was Michael Douglas. It's about time that the grownups took over these shows again and started showing leadership and true good will. The entertainment industry used to show class, artistic ability and care, and demonstrated respect for the humanity it showcased. The Academy Awards are in danger of going the same direction: mean, degenerative, and lacking in the fairness that Hollywood used to show to all artists. The BUCK rules all, and just another reality game show. A Golden Globe for the story of Facebook? Are you kidding? That about says it all, and so did the receiver's acceptance speech. Yuck. Robert Downey Jr's response to his introduction by the host, was the best. Bravo Bob! You did me proud!
The host really detracted from the goodwill of the rest of the program.
Let's stop hiring those that use mean-spirited humor. I really cringed every time he spoke.
u talkin to me?
Ms. Linney's dad died.
Jack Palance...one armed pushups,70 yrs old! amazing,great evening,and the Danes taking best foreign film.Magical,trailblazing,double rainbow,night
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go back to mexico pinche mexicans
The King's Speech is by far a finer film than The Social Network and everyone knows it. Hollywood friends are always helpful...
Everyone who? Social Network has been picked as the best picture by most associations, it's a more popular movie and more critically acclaimed? What are you talking about??
It's weird how the people in the audience don't curb their table discussions during the presentations. Are the audiences for awards events always this rude? Maybe the GG mics are more sensitive than usual?
When they (Golden Globes) asked for someone with Class...Ricky Gervais thought they said, "Crass."
When they asked for someone with Style...he thought they said, "Vile."
When they asked for someone with Charm...he thought they said, "Do Harm."
When they asked for someone with Wit...he thought they said, "NIT WIT!"
oh my god.... you must be a comedian cuz that was SOOOOO funny... HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Don't quit your day job
Ricky Gervais wasn't funny at last year's GG. Why was he asked back to be even less funny this year?
Ricky gervais was being rude and a jerk to everyone whitch was awesome
Ricky martin is the best singer to ever live!
I'm a huge fan of Gervais but his jokes tonight really did just seem mean spirited rather than roast-style comedy. The whole show became so awkward when presenters displayed their discomfort with Gervais.
Natalie! Natalie! Natalie!
Rude is not funny, Ricky. You must be a miserable little man!
Ricky Gervais was awesome...calling out Hollywood for what it is!
By making mean spirited and offensive jokes? You would like that done to you?
Normally I like Ricky Gervaise, but tonight he's just being a jerk. And what do they mean, Johnny Depp didn't win? Paul Giametti seems to win all the time, and I can't even remember what the movie was. (Nor do I care?) I didn't particularly love the movie, but Depp's performance in Alice in Wonderland was fantastic!
did they yank Gervais? he seems to be m.i.a. (no wonder). Nasty, unfunny comments from him.
I knew The Social Network was awesome the minute I walked out. One of the top ten movies of my life. Well written, acted, directed, with awesome music.
Paul Giamatti just won best supporting actor, for some movie nobody saw.
update more for the folks with no cable who are refreshing this on their phones
Where is the cheesy award ceremony held? Place looks like a comedy club at a Holiday Inn, where each table requires a 2drink minimum. AngieJo looks like she would prefer to be getting her legs waxed, than be at this event. She wants to hide.
I hope natalie portman wins for black swan
woot for muff diving on the big screen
Yeah jim you won!!!,so so happy for you !!!love you!! Keep up the awsome work
Yeah jim you won!!!,so so happy for you !!!love you!!
Pretty much a waste of time... gg are worthless...
And yet here you are; reading the article, logging in, and leaving a worthlessly inane comment. Absolutely nothing better to do with you time, huh? Brilliant.
I LOVE THE BIG BANG THEORY,IT CRACKS ME UP,I HAVE NEVER MISSED A SHOW!,I SO HOPE THEY WIN TONIGHT COMMON JIM!!!!
y do they give such long dumb speaches????
When you master the English language, beginning with your spellings. Things will get a lot more interesting.
This is what happens when you do nothing but text all day
Okay, where's my highball...this sh(it) is boring...
Ricky Gervais rocks. His humor has been the funniest of the night, but appears to have hurt the feelings of the overly sensitive blog writers.
Agreed. I thought his opening monologue and his crack at Bruce Willis were a riot! If the HFPA wanted a comedian that wouldn't push buttons and boundaries, they should have hired Jerry Seinfeld. That's not a crack on Jerry Seinfeld, either. I think he's funny, as well, but he's not exactly offending anyone. Ricky Gervais is in the vein of Louis CK, which is to say that he says funny things that removes people forcefully out of their comfort zones. You can't contract him to host an awards ceremony and not do what it is that he does best. Boo on the thin-skinned celebrities and the goofy bloggers who just don't get it!
I wonder if you'll feel the same way if you were at the other end of such mean spirited jokes.
@pn. Yes, let's feel sorry for the billionaire actors who might have gotten their feelings hurt. Please. Then they shouldn't be in show business if they have such thin skin.
Anne Hathaway should have won, just so I could see her up on stage. Hottie
Yay toy story 3!
Go to Cuba you idiot
And who were YOU talking to?