Ricky Gervais is back hosting the Golden Globes. There are going to be many upsets tonight in the television field, but hopefully Gervais keeps the show moving. Remember, the Golden Globes are always the indicator for the Oscars. Keep refreshing for all the updates.
Here we go:
5:00 – Ricky Gervais starts his rip on Hollywood. Nothing off limits, from Jodie Foster’s “beaver” and Justin Bieber’s paternity test.
5:05 – Gervais welcomes Johnny Depp and asks if he has seen The Tourist yet. He then shows Hugo for the first nominee in Best Motion Picture – Drama.
5:10 – Best Supporting Actor in a Movie is Christopher Plummer for his work in Beginners.
5:13 – Ashton Kutcher with his new haircut helps introduce Best Actress in a Televsion Series – Comedy or Musical. Laura Dern wins for Enlightened, a show that has not been too loved by critics yet.
5:19 – Rob Lowe and Julianne Moore are having difficulty with the teleprompter. They introduce Miss Golden Globe, the daughter of famed actress Andie MacDowell. Best Mini-Series of TV Movie winner is Downton Abbey.
5:23 – Lowe and Moore now introduce the Best Actress in Mini-Series or TV Movie category with Kate Winslet winning for Mildred Pierce. With names like Winslet and Diane Lane in categories like this, and Dern winning earlier, I’m still surprised how many movie stars are heading towards television. Winslet is the first winner to get the “get off the stage” music.
5:26 – Midnight in Paris is shown as a nominee for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.
5:32 – The usual “this is what the Golden Globes” does speech. For those of you wondering, yup, that guy up there – Jeremy Irons, is Scar from The Lion King.
5:33 – My Week with Marilyn is shown as nominee for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.
5:34 – Gervais is back telling the audience to keep speeches short. He introduces Melissa McCarthy and Paula Patton. Best Actor in Television Series – Drama goes to Kelsey Grammer for Boss. First shock of the night. He got a nice round of applause though.
5:38 – Best TV Series – Drama goes to Homeland. Very deserving for this HUGE series.
5:45 – Adam Levine and Jimmy Fallon introduce Best Original Score. But first, Fallon was hilarious with his Mick Jagger impression. The Artist won.
5:48 – Best Original Song goes to “Masterpiece” from W.E.
5:57 – Debra Messing and Katharine McPhee introduce Best Actor in Mini-Series or TV Movie. Idris Elba wins for Luther, a great BBC series.
5:59 – Brad Pitt, cane and all, show The Ides of March as a nominee in Best Motion Picture – Drama.
6:01 – Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical goes to Michelle Williams for My Week With Marilyn. The movie faced a lot of scrutiny before they filmed, but I’m glad she won.
6:07 – Sarah Michelle Gellar and Piper Perabo introduce Best Supporting Actor in Television, Mini-Series or TV Movie. Peter Dinklage deservingly wins for Game of Thrones.
6:10 – Gervais tells the audience they are better than last years. “Georgio” Clooney, cane and all (jab at you Brad) introduces Moneyball for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
6:13 – Channing Tatum and Jessica Alba introduce Best Animated Feature Film. The Adventures of Tintin wins, so maybe a 5th Indiana Jones is possible now?
6:20 – 50/50 is introduced as Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.
6:21 – Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman award Best Screenplay – Motion Picture to Midnight in Paris.
6:23 – Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy (husband and wife duo) sing a little song and introduce Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie. Jessica Lange won for American Horror Story.
6:30 – Gervais intrdocues Madonna (not Sir Elton John) to introduce Best Foreign Language Film, with the winner being A Separation from Iran.
6:34 – 6-Time Golden Globe Winner Dustin Hoffman introduces Best Actress in TV Series – Drama, a big category tonight. Claire Danes wins for Homeland, surprising in beating Julianna Margulies winning again for The Good Wife.
6:42 – Emily Blunt showcases Bridesmaids for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.
6:43 – Tina Fey and Jane Lynch introduce Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical. The winner is Matt LeBlanc for Episodes, a show hardly anyone knew was on, and those who did…really didn’t find it funny. This is most likely the first WTF? for the night.
6:46 – Bradley Cooper (back to looking normal with short hair) introduces Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture with Octavia Spencer winning for The Help.
6:54 – Reese Witherspoon showcases The Descendants as a nominee for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
6:55 – Sidney Poitier receives a standing ovation when he pays tribute to Morgan Freeman. Helen Mirren joins Poitier on stage and gives him a hard time about only being in one of more than fifty films that Freeman has been in. A montage of Freeman’s films is shown with Freeman receiving the Cecil B. Demille Award.
7:10 – Robert Downey Jr. is presenting without Gervais making a jab at him. He then showcases The Artist for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.
7:12 – Angelina Jolie presents Best Director Motion Picture with Martin Scorsese for Hugo. Many thought Payne or Clooney would win, with Hugo not even really being thought of as a chance of winning.
7:15 – Gervais, who has hardly been seen tonight, is back, introducing Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas. Gervais was finally censored for the first time as well.
7:16 – Hayek and Banderas present Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical with Modern Family winning, which wasn’t much of a surprise, but many thought New Girl could be a major upset here.
7:23 – Michelle Pfeiffer showcases War Horse as a nominee for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
7:24 – Jessica Biel and Mark Wahlberg introduce Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical with Jean Dujardin winning for The Artist, the dark horse we all wanted to win.
7:32 – Queen Latifah showcases The Help as a nominee for Best Motion Picture – Drama.
7:33 – Gervais is back talking about the ability to be drunk while hosting. He then introduces the Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth.
7:34 – Firth introduces Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama with Meryl Streep winning for The Iron Lady. Streep receives one of the few standing ovations of the night.
7:39 – Jane Fonda introduces Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical with The Arist taking home the trophy!
7:47 – Gervais introduces Natalie Portman, who makes fun of her for having a baby.
7:48 – The “very foolish” Portman introduces Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama with George Clooney winning for The Descendants. Clooney gets funniest acceptance speech for the evening.
7:54 – Harrison Ford introduces Best Motion Picture – Drama with The Descendants winning. I would’ve been happy with either of Clooney’s films winning.
7:58 – Show ended two minutes early. Gervais seemed a lot more reserved this time around.
That’s a wrap. Thanks for coming along to World of Entertainment’s first LIVE UPDATE AWARD feature.