Sunday, January 11, 2009

2009 Golden Globe Awards

It's time! West Coasties, beware of spoilers. Feed readers, go to the blog itself for further updates.

7:58 - Best thing about the E! red carpet show was Ryan and the other woman being constantly rebuffed by Brad and Angelina.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

AMY ADAMS – DOUBT
PENELOPE CRUZ – VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
VIOLA DAVIS –DOUBT
MARISA TOMEI – THE WRESTLER
KATE WINSLET – THE READER

Awesome. Think this means she won't get it for Revolutionary Road? Or will she snag two awards tonight?

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“DOWN TO EARTH” — WALL-E
Music by: Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman
Lyrics by: Peter Gabriel
“GRAN TORINO” — GRAN TORINO
Music by: Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens
Lyrics by: Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens
“I THOUGHT I LOST YOU” — BOLT
Music & Lyrics by: Miley Cyrus, Jeffrey Steele
“ONCE IN A LIFETIME” — CADILLAC RECORDS
Music & Lyrics by: Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring, Jody Street
“THE WRESTLER” — THE WRESTLER
Music & Lyrics by: Bruce Springsteen


I still say Repo! The Genetic Opera deserved a nod in this category.

8:14 - Yikes, what kind of push up bra is Eva Longoria wearing? Those puppies are racked up to her clavicle.

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Denis Leary, Recount
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Blair Underwood, In Treatment
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams

I cannot agree with any award that Neil Patrick Harris does not win.

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Eileen Atkins, Cranford
Laura Dern, Recount
Melissa George, In Treatment
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment

Interesting. Atkins got the Emmy in September.

8:25 - Local news teaser: "A woman dies after a wild sexcapade in a hotel, after the Globes."

ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, The Tudors

No love for Hugh. Sad. He had a really stong year, too.

ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
January Jones, Mad Men
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Huh! That is surprising. I haven't watched True Blood yet, actually. I have all the eps on my Tivo, I just haven't had a spare 12 hours to watch them. I think Mariska Hargitay had a really, really strong season on SVU last year, but she's already gotten Emmys et al for this role, it's nice to see some fresh Blood in there.

8:33 - Oh god, why did they have a shot of Tom Cruise touching Leonardo DiCaprio? Leo isn't a Scientologist, is he? That would break my heart.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

BOLT
KUNG FU PANDA
WALL-E

Yes, yes. Also, water is wet, the sun is bright, and you're an idiot if you thought this was gonna go any other way.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

REBECCA HALL – VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
SALLY HAWKINS – HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
FRANCES MCDORMAND – BURN AFTER READING
MERYL STREEP – MAMMA MIA!
EMMA THOMPSON – LAST CHANCE HARVEY

I somehow managed to see none of these movies. Luckily this won't be an issue come Oscar time because I doubt many of these will even snag noms! Because lord knows the Academy hates to laugh or sing these days.

8:50 - Commercial for Confessions of a Shopaholic. Man, now THAT is a movie that is gonna be screwed due to external circumstances. Are people gonna line up to see a movie about frivolous shopping and credit card debt in this economy?

MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

A Raisin in the Sun
Bernard and Doris
Cranford
John Adams
Recount

The TV categories always serve to remind me that the Golden Globes are just the watered-down bastard hybrid of the Emmys and the Oscars. Yawn.

8:57 - If RDJ gets an Oscar nod, he'll get a haircut, right? Right?

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

TOM CRUISE – TROPIC THUNDER
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. –TROPIC THUNDER
RALPH FIENNES – THE DUCHESS
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN – DOUBT
HEATH LEDGER – THE DARK KNIGHT

Holy shit. Wow.

9:02 - Still can't believe Heath won. Day to day leading up to this I switched between "It's a gimme" and "He'll never get it." I think it helps that they stacked the category in his favor. I mean, Cruise and Downey were never gonna win, on account of the nature of their roles. PSH was fine in Doubt but not a firecracker like Heath. And Ralph was fine in The Duchess but nothing spectacular. Even if Heath hadn't passed away he might have gotten this one.

9:04 - "All these power players in one room! There's no scene like the Golden Globe Awards! We'll be right back!" Thanks, announcer guy, for reminding me how cheesy the Golden Globes are. I'd forgotten in your absence last year.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX (GERMANY)
EVERLASTING MOMENTS (SWEDEN/DENMARK)
GOMORRAH (ITALY)
I'VE LOVED YOU SO LONG (FRANCE)
WALTZ WITH BASHIR (ISRAEL)

Cool. Ha, Colin Farrell announcing the award, and sniffling and snorting like a madman: "I still have a cold. It's not the other thing it used to be." Lord.

9:10 - I love Maggie Gyllenhaal's dress, she looks fantastic.

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Judi Dench, Cranford
Catherine Keener, An American Crime
Laura Linney, John Adams
Shirley MacLaine, Coco Chanel
Susan Sarandon, Bernard and Doris

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

SIMON BEAUFOY – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
DAVID HARE – THE READER
PETER MORGAN – FROST/NIXON
ERIC ROTH – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN
JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY – DOUBT

Oh hell's yeah! Absolutely deserved. Absolutely.

9:22 - Amy Poehler and Patrick Dempsey presenting together? Did they pull names out of a hat or something? That is so random.

ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Kevin Connolly, Entourage
David Duchovny, Californication
Tony Shalhoub, Monk

No big shock there. It was between him and Shalhoub. I was surprised Kevin Connolly was nominated. Good on Baldwin for thanking Tina Fey. That show would be nothing without Liz Lemon.

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Ralph Fiennes, Bernard and Doris
Paul Giamatti, John Adams
Kevin Spacey, Recount
Kiefer Sutherland, 24: Redemption
Tom Wilkinson, Recount

What, no love for the Kief?

9:35 - What the hell is Glenn Close wearing? Did she raid Prince's closet?

TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

30 Rock
Californication
Entourage
The Office
Weeds

Nice. I would have been happy with 30 Rock or Weeds or The Office. Tracy Morgan speechifying: "Tina and I agreed that if Obama won I'd do the speaking for the show from now on. I'm the face of post-racial America! Deal with it, Cate Blanchett!"

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT –THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
CLINT EASTWOOD – CHANGELING
JAMES NEWTON HOWARD – DEFIANCE
A. R. RAHMAN – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
HANS ZIMMER – FROST/NIXON

Again, well deserved. The score was a nice, tense mix of east and west.

ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Debra Messing, The Starter Wife
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

The reign of Fey continues. From her speech: "I know how lucky I am to have had the year I've had. And if you ever start to feel too good about yourself, they have this thing called the internet. There are a lot of people there who don't like you. I'm going to address some of them now. Babs in Lacrosse, you can suck it. DianeFan, you can suck it. And Cougar Fan, you can suck it, you've been after me all year."

10:08 - Wow. Spielberg's rambling, nattering speech almost put me to sleep.

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

DANNY BOYLE – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
STEPHEN DALDRY – THE READER
DAVID FINCHER – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
RON HOWARD – FROST/NIXON
SAM MENDES – REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

Totally called it. Though he might still get Best Picture, too. But I still think Benjamin Button might upset the streak in that category.

ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell, In Bruges
James Franco, Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman, Last Chance Harvey

Colin: "They must have done the counting in Florida!" Hey, timely joke, there, Col! Oh no, now he's "waxing lyrical" about love. He's drunk right now, isn't he?

10:30 - Sasha Baron Cohen joking about how the recession has affected celebs: “Even Madonna has had to get rid of one of her personal assistants. Our thoughts go out to you, Guy Ritchie.” The joke absolutely tanked. Tanked.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

BURN AFTER READING
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
IN BRUGES
MAMMA MIA!
VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

ANNE HATHAWAY – RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
ANGELINA JOLIE – CHANGELING
MERYL STREEP – DOUBT
KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS – I'VE LOVED YOU SO LONG (IL Y A LONGTEMPS QUE JE T’AIME)
KATE WINSLET – REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

Holy awesome hell that is fricking fantastic. Kate is an amazing actress and was wonderful in the movie. If she gets screwed at the Oscars again, I will choke someone. Kate, overwhelmed: "Anne, Meryl, Kristin...oh god, who's the other one? Angelina!" Later: "'Please wrap up.' Oh, you have no idea much I am not wrapping up. Okay. (Takes a deep breath.) Gather..." Cut away to Angelina giving major bitchface. Wow. Kate thanks Leo, Leo blows her a kiss, adorable. Oh god, she's crying, and now I want to cry, too. She is so lovely. So well deserved.

10:44 - Blake Lively and Rainn Wilson presenting, okay. Another odd pairing.

TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

Dexter
House
In Treatment
Mad Men
True Blood

ACTOR, DRAMA

Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Called that, too. Everyone loves a comeback. Oh shit, he just fell walking up the stairs. Damn, he couldn't take a minute to wash his hair before the awards? Gross. Also, I'm pretty sure I have the same sparkly scarf he's wearing. At least he didn't bring his chihuahua on stage with him. Did my audio just randomly cut out or did he spew an expletive that got beeped? Oh, now he's thanking his dogs. He thanked his dogs before he thanked Bruce Springsteen.

10:57 - Local news anchor: "Coming up, a sexcapade ends in death at a Park Avenue hotel." Okay, okay, we get it, good god.

10:59 - Here it is, the biggie. Cruise presenting.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
FROST/NIXON
THE READER
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Holy shit! What a sweep! That is awesome, awesome, awesome. It's a wonderful movie with great spirit and heart that is genuinely entertaining. It deserved every award it got. Ha, Danny Boyle just let loose some kind of bleeped expletive when he realized they were wrapping him up.

So that's it! I kind of didn't care about the TV awards, which were so anticlimactic after the Emmys in September. Sutrprisingly, I agreed with most of the movie wins.

The final tally for the movie categories:
Slumdog Millionaire: 4 (Screenplay, Score, Director, Best Picture)
The Wrestler: 2 (Song, Mickey Rourke)
The Reader: 1 (Kate Winslet)
Revolutionary Road: 1 (Kate Winslet)
Wall-E: 1 (Best Animated)
Happy-Go-Lucky: 1 (Sally Hawkins)
The Dark Knight: 1 (Heath Ledger)
Waltz With Bashir: 1 (Foreign)
In Bruges: 1 (Colin Farrell)
Vicky Christina Barcelona: 1 (Best Comedy/Musical)

2 comments:

Sex Mahoney for President said...

The only award show I watch is the Southeast Regional Supply Chain Management and Piano Movers Annual Outstanding Performance Award Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Sex Mahoney for President

smd said...

I used to watch that one, but it got too commercial.