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Golden Globe Winners and Losers

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Here is the Official Golden Globes site where you can click to follow any favorite category on twitter and preview all the nominations and categories. Ricky Gervais will be hosting the festivities.

Tonight the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will present the Golden Globes to the nominees announced this past December. At the top of the roll is the Cecil B. DeMille award to Robert DeNiro. 

There are few silver screen luminaries as bright as DeNiro.  At age 67 he has won 8 Golden Globes awards, two Academy Awards and the Kennedy Center Honor.  The DeMille award recognizes contribution to entertainment and past winners include: Martin Scorsese, Barbra Streisand, Al Pacino and Michael Douglas. The winners will be announced tonight and we know there can only be one winner in each category. But we can also talk about how and why that winner was chosen.  I think that only you can decide who was snubbed.  Let’s begin with a rundown of some of the top award categories:

Best Motion Picture–Drama nominees: Black Swan, The Fighter. Inception, The King’s Speech and  The Social Network.

The winner: The Social Network

Best Performance Dramatic–actress: Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice; Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole; Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone; Natalie Portman – Black Swan; Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine.

The winner: Natalie Portman

Best Performance Dramatic–actor: Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network; Colin Firth – The King’s Speech; James Franco – 127 Hours; Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine; Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter.

The winner: Colin Firth

Best performance actress in a comedy or musical: Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right; Anne Hathaway – Love & Other Drugs; Angelina Jolie – The Tourist; Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right; Emma Stone – Easy A

Winner: Annette Bening

Best performance by an actor–comedy or musical: Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland; Johnny Depp – The Tourist; Paul Giamatti – Barney’s Version; Jake Gyllenhaal – Love & Other Drugs; Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack

Winner: Paul Giamatti

Best Performance–actress supporting role/drama: 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 – The Fighter

Best Performance–actor supporing role/drama: 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 Foreign Language film: Biutiful (Mexico, Spain); The Concert (France); The Edge (Russia); I Am Love (Italy); In A Better World (Denmark).

Winner: TBA

Best Director: Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan; David Fincher – The Social Network; Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech; Christopher Nolan – Inception; David O. Russell – The Fighter.

Winner: The Social Network

Best Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle – 127 Hours; Christopher Nolan Inception; Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko – The Kids Are All Right; David Seidler – The King’s Speech; Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network.

Winner: The Social Network

Best original score: Alexandre Desplat – The King’s Speech; Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland; A. R. Rahman – 127 Hours; Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network; Hans Zimmer – Inception.

Winner: The Social Network

Best Television series (drama): Boardwalk Empire (HBO); Dexter (SHOWTIME); The Good Wife (CBS); Mad Men (AMC); The Walking Dead (AMC).

Winner: Boardwalk Empire

Best Performance by actress in television series (drama): Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS); Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men (AMC); Piper Perabo – Covert Affairs; Katey Sagal – Sons Of Anarchy; Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer (TNT).

Winner: Katey Sagal

Best Performance by actor in television series (drama): Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire (HBO); Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad; Michael C. Hall –Dexter (SHOWTIME); Jon Hamm – Mad Men (AMC); Hugh Laurie – House (FOX).

Winner: Steve Buscemi


Golden Globe Red Carpet: Will it be what was she wearing or what was she thinking? Before the show there will be an hour-long red carpet special. You can add your comments here. What you like, what worked, who worked it and how the hotties keep it hot. We want to hear from you.

Shock and awe?  The mention of The Tourist in category for best musical or comedy is shocking IMO. But it did not come out of the blue but out of the mind of director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. After a pre-screening others agreed that the film was preposterous enough for billing as a comedy. The critics were not so kind and it barely garnered one star/five. They talked me out of seeing it.

Halle Berry’s inclusion as nominee for best actress in a drama might be seen as either awe or awful idea. Her film Frankie and Alice had a limited release at the end of 2010 and will be widely released February 2011. That’s why it made the 2010 cut. However, some blacks are already razzed-up about the mere thought that another award could come for a movie that “exposes” Miss Berry. The woman she portrays is mentally unbalanced and works as a stripper, so Halle bares T&A naturally.

Any sweep predictions? That may be hard to divine. Best bet: The King’s Speech might leave the audience speechless. The Oscar buzz begins tonight. So in that sense there are no losers. Because the Golden Globe nods will put them on the Academy’s red carpet win or lose.

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  • MW

    I was very disapointed that Johnny Depp got snubbed at the Golden Globes. Its a shame when people are so jealous that they don’t want to give credit where credit is due. I happen to think he is brilliant in every role he plays. All I can say is next year he is going to clean house and win everything because Captain Jack Sparrow is back.

  • steandric


    Reminder: this is the HFPA or the Golden Globe’s 11th year of continued snub of Naomi Watts, who is amongst the most talented and hard working actresses in Hollywood.

    HFPA must be taken to court.

  • no sweeps tonight would you say?

  • pink and red are in the same color family.

  • Jill Asher

    Only Catherine Zeta Jones can pull off a green dress.

  • Jill Asher

    What was the deal with Sandra Bullocks hair? What an awful cut.

    Really glad to see Natalie Portman win best actress. Though she looked beautiful – even with the clashing pink and red dress.

  • best pic coming up

  • The Kid’s are All Right wins best musical or comedy and it’s all right by me. Good acting, good film. Not too much sex.

  • The Golden Globe for best actor, comedy or musical goes to Paul Giamatti in “Barney’s Version” missed that one. Love Paul’s acting.

  • Barbara can you update the best foreign film: it was Denmark’s In a Better World.

  • Jim Parsons best actor in a TV series or musical or comedy in his role in The Big Bang Theory.

    You notice that the random pics I have from Amazon all won big. I thought so.

  • Al Pacino for “You Don’t Know Jack” as Jack Kevorkian. He was bad ass for sure. And for “Temple Grandin” Claire Danes. I reviewed that movie it was moving about a woman with autism. See my review and the movie too.

  • Jill Asher

    Claire Danes is looking anorexic. Another amazing actress who truly deserved this award. Great performance……

  • Hey Heloise predicted at my blog that “The buzz is about Benning.”

  • I like Justin Bieber…just sayin.

  • Best animated feature film: Toy Story 3.

  • Jill Asher

    Man, the best animated feature film was hard to predict – but glad to see that it went to Toy Story 3. Personally, Tangled was my favorite.

  • Jill–raising my hand here. I just don’t see the Justin thing. Maybe I’m just too old.

  • Jill Asher

    Am I the only person who is NOT a Justin Beiber fan?

  • Jill Asher

    From Chris Colfer – he dedicated his award to all the kids who watch the show and to those who are bullied. He also said the honor delivers a message to anyone who says kids can’t be who they want to be: “Screw that!”

    I simply adore Chris Colfer and his amazing talent.

  • Jill Asher

    So happy that Chris Colfer from Glee won a Golden Globe. I just adore him and the character he plays in Glee. This might be my favorite win of the night.

  • I tried watching Pillars but it was too bloody bloody for me.

  • If you are trying to follow the HFPA directly forget checking in there. The site is down from too many hits probably. Stay here for updates.

  • Best supporting actor TV series: Chris Colfer in Glee. This is his first win. Glee is good. He beat out Straythorn.

  • 7:31 p.m. Michelle Pfeiffer looks fabulous.

  • And Carlos won.

  • I loved Pillars of the Earth

  • It ain’t easy being a crack addict.

  • For Snubbbed: What happened to Naomi Watts for “Fair Game”? She was pretty good. Yes, I noted Bale was long winded too.

  • Bale was a bit longwinded, but nice speech!

  • Supporting actor movie: Christian Bale. Excellent choice. I loved Rush in King’s Speech, but Bale is always wonderful

  • Johnny Depp no like Gervais comment re his movie nominated bcz the press wanted to meet them and they offered bribes! Ouch.

  • Did you see what Halle was wearing? I did not see her on the carpet. Did you see my email?

  • 6:55 p.m. NBC’s live coverage of the red carpet comes to an end and the GG’s will go live in just a few minutes.

    Some beautiful fashions: ruffles and sparkles. Anyone else notice the ’60s style Bee-hive hairdos?

  • Best Mini series: Carlos (Sundance C);The Pacific (HBO);Pillars Of The Earth (STARZ);Temple Grandin (HBO); You Don’t Know Jack (HBO. Winner:

  • Bullock beautiful in pastel brownish taupe. It is also a one-shoulder wonder so that must be the look this season.

  • Kidman’s gown is a pastel yellow. The live feed is harder to see the colors. But on TV now I can see the colors better.

    Helena Bonham Carter is wearing her “wicked witch of the East look.” What was she thinking. Okay she is #2 for WWST award. It is multicolor with a guazy bottom. All she needs is a broom. LOL

  • Uh uh: the first “what was she thinking” award goes to Julianne Moore. It’s a crazy off the shoulder look, one shoulder bare the other in a big pouf ball covering her other arm and it’s RED. Not a good look.

  • Nicole Kidman in an off-the-shoulder gown again soft pastel pink color. Real classy vintage look.

  • Scarlett stunning as usual in a firefly mid length sleeve wonder. It’s kinda off pink in color and a long train that’s wide and flowing too.

  • Heloise

    My bad el bicho. If u say so. I was just using that idiom

  • Emma wearing a light orange gown with the back out and cap sleeves. It is goregeous.

  • Heloise

    Carrie underwood classy in strapless sequence

  • Natalie Portman on the GG red carpet is wearing a pink gown with a red rose and sporting a baby bump. She almost looks portly but pretty. I did not recognize her really. Classy look with red shoes to match.

  • El Bicho

    “we know there can only be one winner in each category.”

    Is this a new rule because there have been ties before at the GGs?

  • BC fav is Laurie for sure and he is damn good.

  • I have to go with The King’s Speech Best Actor certainly. Colin Firth was incredible in the movie. Either Black Swan or KS for best picture.

    On the TV side, of course I hope that Hugh Laurie takes home his third GG, but competition is extreme.

    Toy Story 3 for animated feature

    Director–Christopher Nolan (Inception)
    Mini Series: Pillars of the Earth
    More later

  • Again, I have to differ my reaction “where was the damn dancing!” She looked like a dancer, but watch it again she did NOT dance. One part where she did was in a mirror and far away and out of focus. I think it was a stand in for that. My ONLY complaint about the movie was not the acting, it was good, but the fact that there was not enough ballet. That is the only reason I wanted to see it and it just did not exist IMO.


  • Jill Asher

    How funny – “Natalie Portman looked like she was smelling baby poop the whole movie”!

    I heard that she dropped down to 100 pounds to play the role, and trained with professional ballet dancers to perfect the role.

    I have to say that it was believable AND kept me in suspense the entire movie. I actually loved it, yet was disturbed.

  • Best supporting actress IMO: Mila Kunis, but she probably won’t win.

  • Jill, thanks for your comment. I just saw The Black Swan and my friend’s comment cracked me up. She really wanted to see it and afterward was really disappointed. I did not want to see it. I asked her impression: she said “Natalie looked like she was smelling baby poop the whole time!”

    I was not impressed and wonder what the buzz is about. I think it is because it is different. It’s a female phantom of the opera ripoff–my take.


  • Jill Asher

    I have only seen a few of these movies, but I think Natalie Portman will score best actress, and Colin Firth, best actor. Both pulled off amazing performances!

    My favorite movie was “The Kings Speech” – partly because I went in having NO INTEREST in this subject and left feeling inspired. I have told every friend to see it… and they all had similar reactions.

    Should be interesting to see the winners!