The 68th Annual Globe Globes opened with a bang when host Ricky Gervais took aim at Hollywood’s biggest names. Charlie Sheen was the first to get Gervais’s attention as he compared the evening to what would be a typical Monday morning for Sheen. “It’s going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking,” Gervais began, “Or as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast.”
The Tourist was the next target for Gervais. The only reason the film was nominated? Because the Hollywood Foreign Press was bribed… with Cher tickets. Oh how I wished they had flashed to Angelina Jolie instead of just Johnny Depp at that moment. Next up to be roasted, it was either Tom Cruise or John Travolta [I can’t be sure which… perhaps both] and a not so subtle reference to Scientologists pretending to not be gay. All in all, it was a great opening for audiences to watch – though those in the entertainment industry were probably crossing their fingers that their names would not be mentioned.
My favorite introduction of the night went to Robert Downey Jr. as he introduced those up for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. “I don’t know if an actress can do her best work until she’s slept with me,” Downey Jr. joked.
Also memorable was Gervais’s introduction of Tina Fey and Steve Carell. His prelude for Carell closed with some pointed comments on how Carell was leaving a show which Gervais created, of course referring to The Office. “He’s now leaving that show and killing a cash cow for both of us.” Gervais continued, “The ungrateful Steve Carell!”
As Fey and Carell took to the stage, Carell appeared to be not very happy with Gervais’s comments, but we’re pretty sure it was all just for appearances. Although, we still say that Gervais replacing Carell would be the only way in which The Office could successfully continue.
Glee also did exceptionally well. Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch took home awards as well as the show itself which won Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical). Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison were the only nominated Gleeks who didn’t take home awards, but in Morrison’s defense, he was up against my personal pick [and winner!] Jim Parsons! This season has been hot for Parsons seeing as he won an Emmy back in September. However, Glee grabbed Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical) from my favorite comedy The Big Bang Theory ending my happy TBBT moments for the night.
The big surprise of the evening for most was The Social Network. Before last night, if you had asked me who [between The Social Network and Black Swan] would take home the most awards, I would have said Black Swan without question. Even though The Social Network was incredibly well done, I didn’t think its score outshined Inception, I had my money on Darren Aronofsky for Best Director, and I thought for sure [before the start of the show] that Black Swan would take Best Picture for being such a unique and thought-provoking film. With that being said, The Social Network does describe our generation, and it seems befitting that it won. It’ll be interesting to see if the film repeats its success last night at the Oscars next month.
Natalie Portman took Best Actress which I think everyone saw coming. She was incredible in Black Swan and provided us with a great acceptance speech referencing her husband who wants to sleep with her and Mila “Sweet Lips” Kunis. This was one of my favorite acceptance speeches of the night.
I’ve got a full list of winners for you below!
- Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Christian Bale – The Fighter
- Best Original Song – Motion Picture – “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” – Burlesque
- Best Original Score – Motion Picture – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network
- 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 Screenplay – Motion Picture – Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network
- Best Foreign Language Film – In A Better World (Denmark)
- Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Melissa Leo – The Fighter
- Best Director – Motion Picture – David Fincher – The Social Network
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical – Paul Giamatti – Barney’s Version
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama – Natalie Portman – Black Swan
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama – Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
- Best Motion Picture – Drama – The Social Network
- Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama – Katey Sagal – Sons Of Anarchy (FX)
- Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television – Carlos (Sundance)
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Chris Colfer – Glee (FOX)
- Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama – Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
- Best Television Series – Drama – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Jane Lynch – Glee (FOX)
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Al Pacino – You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)
- Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Claire Danes – Temple Grandin (HBO)
- Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical – Laura Linney – The Big C (Showtime)
- Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical – Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
- Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical – Glee (FOX)
Overall, I called about 90% of the winners, and I was busy tweeting that fact the whole show! So I have to say I was pretty happy with the way the evening turned out! 🙂
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Your Pop Culture Junkie,