Sunday, January 16, 2011

68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011)

From the star-filled international ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel with boozy host Ricky Gervais, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented their annual Golden Globe Awards.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Christian Bale -- The Fighter
Michael Douglas -- Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield -- "The Social Network"
Jeremy Renner -- "The Town"
Geoffrey Rush -- "The King's Speech"

  • Winner: Christian Bale

Best Actress in a TV Drama

Julianna Margulies -- The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick -- The Closer
Elisabeth Moss -- Mad Men
Katey Sagal -- Sons of Anarchy
Piper Perabo -- Covert Affairs

  • Winner: Katey Sagal (She looks fantastic and excellent red dress!)

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV

Carlos (Sundance Channel)
The Pacific (HBO)
Temple Grandin (HBO)
You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Pillars of the Earth (Starz)

  • Winner: Carlos

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Chris Colfer -- Glee
Chris Noth -- The Good Wife
Scott Caan -- Hawaii Five-0
David Strathairn -- Temple Grandin
Eric Stonestreet -- Modern Family

  • Winner: Chris Colfer

Best Actor in a TV Drama

Steve Buscemi -- Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston -- Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall -- Dexter
Jon Hamm -- Mad Men
Hugh Laurie – House

  • Winner: Steve Buscemi

Best TV Series, Drama

Mad Men
Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife
The Walking Dead

  • Winner: Boardwalk Empire

Best Original Song

"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," by Diane Warren, Burlesque
"Bound to You," Burlesque
"Coming Home", Country Strong
"I See the Light," by Alan Menken, Tangled
"There's a Place for Us," Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  • Winner: There’s a Place for Us

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplot – The King’s Speech
Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland
AR Rahmin – 127 Hours
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – The Social Network
Hans Zimmer – Inception

  • Winner: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Best Animated Film

Toy Story 3
How To Train Your Dragon
Despicable Me
The Illusionist

  • Winner: Toy Story 3

Best Actress, Comedy

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Emma Stone, Easy A
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right

  • Winner: Annette Bening

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

Idris Elba – Luther (BBC)
Ian McShane – Pillars of the Earth (Starz)
Al Pacino – You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)
Dennis Quaid – The Special Relationship (HBO)
Edgar Ramirez – Carlos (Sundance Channel)

  • Winner: Al Pacino

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

Hayley Atwell – Pillars of the Earth (Starz)
Claire Danes – Temple Grandin (HBO)
Judi Dench – Return to Cranford (BBC)
Romola Garai – Emma (BBC)In a Better World
Jennifer Love Hewitt – The Client List

  • Winner: Claire Danes – Temple Grandin (HBO)

Best Supporting Actress, TV

Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch, Glee
Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

  • Winner: Jane Lynch

Best Foreign-Language Film

I Am Love (Italy)
Biutiful (Mexico, Spain)
The Concert (France)
The Edge (Russia)
In a Better World (Denmark)

  • Winner: In a Better World

Best Actress, TV Comedy

Toni Collette, The United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Lea Michele, Glee

  • Winner: Laura Linney

Best Actor, TV Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

  • Winner: Jim Parsons

Best Screenplay Motion Picture

Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Christopher Nolan, Inception
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler, The King's Speech
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours

  • Winner: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

  • Winner: Melissa Leo

Best Director

David Fincher, The Social Network
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter

  • Winner: David Fincher

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical

30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

  • Winner: Glee

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

Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version

  • Winner: Paul Giamatti

Best Actress, Drama

Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

  • Winner: La Natalie

Best Picture, Comedy/Musical

Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist

  • Winner: The Kids Are Alright

Best Actor, Drama

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

  • Winner: Colin Firth

Best Picture, Drama

Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
The Social Network

  • Winner: The Social Network

Christian Bale delivered a funny and humble acceptance speech. Julianne Moore donned a terrible red dress—looked like a red bag bunched across her left shoulder. Jennifer Lopez wore a hideous blinding-white dress; it was an LL-Cool-J-inspired-one-leg-bare number. The sheath up top was festive but couldn’t rectify the bottom trouble. Helen Mirren is still a beauty; she makes aging look easy. Robert DeNiro received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures (the annual award given by the HFPA). Matt Damon delivered a monologue to introduce the award. He did DeNiro impersonations (getting the characters all wrong—Damon has excellent comedic delivery) which was followed by a montage of DeNiro films. DeNiro’s speech was brief but jolly. It’s always surprising to see the man smile. January Jones’s dress—sexy and fabulous. She and Jimmy Fallon’s exchanged quips in their “fake” skit. When Glee won for Best TV Series acceptance speech gave a shout-out to teachers. Halle Berry rocked her stylish black number. Paul Giamatti gave his acceptance speech with soft-spoken humor and modesty. Natalie Portman is the essence of sophistication and grace. America’s sweetheart “Sandy” Bullock sported her terrific Cleopatra shag cut (“not sure about the dress, though” Carrie Rohling). Colin Firth displayed in his acceptance speech shows that he’s one of the smart ones in Hollywood. Johnny Depp didn’t win despite being doubly nominated in one category (“Depp is probably thinking I’m banking on Rango for next year,” Andy Nystrom). Michael Douglas received a standing ovation when he walked out to present for Best Picture (“there’s gotta be a better way to get a standing ovation”). I say, you’re alive, the world is happy. Ricky Gervais was fantastically irreverent as host. Was he mean-spirited? At times, perhaps, but it’s refreshing to not have a lick for a change (Tom Hanks and Tim Allen intro—classic example). Some of the folks dished it back but Gervais was always the winner…especially when he thanked God for making him an atheist.


Andy Nystrom said...

I loved Ricky Gervais as the host, some of those overly sensitve Hollywood types need a dose of reality once in awhile. They need to not take it all so seriously! (P.S. had a blast watching this w/ Ms. Mivelli!)

Andy Nystrom said...

(P.S.S. The above comment was by Carrie R. not Andy---his name comes up as primary now on our google account).