Monday, January 17, 2011

Top 5: Golden Globe Moments

The Golden Globes aired last night and there weren't too many surprises, but there were a couple of good moments.  Actually...picking this list was hard because I didn't think there were very many memorable moments.

Ricky Gervais as the Host
I think this was more horrific than it was memorable. His opening monologue was over the normal lines of host humour and the entire room became less and less amused as it went on.  The only one that thoroughly enjoyed was his introduction to Bruce Willis, "Please welcome Ashton Kutcher's dad."   There was a period towards the end that Gervais was noticeably absent...I think he may have been getting a beating from the shows  producers and then came back out and played nice. I have a feeling he won't be asked to host any more awards shows in the near future...but maybe that was his plan all along.

Chris Colfer won for Best Supporting actor in a musical or comedy...his was my favorite acceptance speech of the night. "Screw that kids." Jane Lynch won as well for her supporting role.I was ok with both of those wins, but I was more happy with the two non-wins....Lea Michelle and Matthew Morrison.  Firstly, because Lea Michelle was acting like Chris' win was all about her and I don't like her as a human and if Matthew Morrison had won his ego probably would have exploded all over the entire room and that would not have been pretty.  Glee also won for best Comedy. Meh. Modern Family all the way. 

Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. How has this man never hosted an awards show? He is hilarious and absolutely shameless...which would make him a perfect choice. His presentation of the best actress in a comedy or musical awards was awesome "I don't know if an actress can do her best work until I have slept with her." Funniest guy out there I swear. Oh, and he's hot...needs a hair cut, but hot.

Winners and Losers
The Tourist went away with no awards...which is fantastic because I, and the rest of the world, was definitely wondering why the hell it was nominated in the first place...and in the musical and comedy category. I will never know. Inception also went away with nothing with all it's nominations as well.  The Social Network got the big ones with Best Drama, Best Screenplay, and Best Director. The Fighter got Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Best Supporting Actress (Melissa Leo) while Natalie Portman took home the Best Actress Drama for her insane role in Black Swan. No real surprises...but I am still hoping for an Oscars upset with a Best Picture win for The Fighter.

Michael Douglas
A touching moment of the night came when Michael Douglas came out to present  the final award of the evening and he got a standing ovation from the entire room.  His response, "There has got to be an easier way to get a standing ovation"...referring to his recent win with his battle with cancer.

Ah awards I love thee.  Next big one is The Grammys. Can't wait.


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