Golden Globes 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I have been tweeting throughout the show this year. I don't know why as I'm sure no one is reading - but it must be done anyway.

Mixed feelings. Here are some of the messages I've given. Not the nicest at times but it's the truth.

I went into it thinking that Ricky Gervais would be a fantastic host for the second year in a row. Within 5 minutes, I was disappointed. I really do love his work and admire him - but he just doesn't care about what American thinks of him. I'm not saying he should, but you need to have respect. That's always been one of my mottos. He has no respect and just doesn't care if you think he's funny or not. Sorry Ricky, it didn't work this year.

Christian Bale's speech was weird and I didn't understand it. But at least he was having fun.

I always have a grudge against a lot of award shows because I find that music that they use to play people off really annoying and disrespectful. However... tonight there have been a few speeches where I didn't mind the music coming on. Christian Bale was one of them.

I did not see the TV movie "Carlos" but tonight made me want to. Looks very intriguing and like a wonderful piece of work.

The amazing Chris Colfer. I don't know what to say. He deserved this award and more. He is a truly wonderful and diverse actor who has a lot to say and a number of different encouraging messages to give. I was glad to see him win this, and also to see the love and support that his cast had for him. It was wonderfully obvious. I know he is here for the long run and I Look forward to everything he has to bring to the table.

As for dresses - Kelly Osbourne, Jennifer Lopez, Olivia Wilde, and Scarlet Johansson definitely FTW. Two gorgeous and beautiful dresses that really looked great.

I loved Burlesque and my favourite song in the movie was "You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me". I also loved "There's A Place For Us" from Narnia. Carrie Underwood is one of today's great performers.

Just one question. What was Justin Bieber doing there? A) It was past his bedtime and B) He has NOTHING to do with the Globes except for the fact that he he watches animated movies. Sad really.

Robert Downey Jr needs to host next year. That's all I have to say about that.

Zac Efron is someone who I admire for being able to branch out from Disney. He did a great job in Charlie St. Cloud and I'm excited to see what else he has in store for us. He is a good actor.

Social Network was very well done and really makes you think a lot about the internet, social networking, and the way we are in general today in terms of technology. I was glad to see that win for writing.

Nothing new to say about Jane Lynch. She is amazing and of course deserved this award! I'm so glad to see her get it. She also had an amazing dress on, and I really felt like her speech was a true breath of fresh air from Ricky Gervais' major fail tonight.

Dame Helen Mirren does nothing for me. Sorry.

The King's Speech is something I REALLY want to see. This week, it must be done.

Jim Parons. Well, and Kaley Cuoco! Her reaction her his win was more touching than watching him win! Such true love, and respect for her friend and co-star. It was great to see him win. Big Bang Theory is my favourite sitcom. I'm so thrilled.

I have to say, poor Gabourey Sidibe. Looking at the pictures of her walking the carpet, it just looked like the poor woman was squeezed into multiple spanx and it's just unnecessary. She's so pretty and has an amazing smile, and has looked gorgeous in many other things. I wish who ever convinced her to "tuck it in" was not on her "team". Whether it was someone in her management, or a family member - it just wasn't right. She's beautiful! Leave her alone.

Sidenote... at least Christina Aguilera's hair wasn't obviously not hers as opposed to the Britney Spears-esque extensions she was rocking a few months back.

Robert DeNiro got the Cecile B. Demille award this year. I understand it and he deserves it, but this year, I wasn't into it. His speech went a few steps too far. He is really funny and a legend... but no. Too Ricky-esque.

Another little Side note: I don't understand why the ACTORS at these award shows can never memorize their bloody speeches! It's unbelievable. It sounds WORSE when you read it from the teleprompter, then when you read it off paper. Come on now.

David Fincher won for directing The Social Network. As much as I loved that movie, I feel Inception or The King's Speech should have won. Sorry! I know I'm being slightly hypocritical.

Glee took best comedy/musical. Well deserved! I would've been happy with either Glee or Big Bang Theory! Love them both. Fantastic mention of public school teachers in their acceptance speech. It needs to be said.

I did not see Paul Giamatti's film, but I hear he did do an amazing job. I'll have to read more about this movie and watch it. Did intrigue me tonight.

By the way, at this point, Ricky Gervais has been gone for about an hour and ten minutes. Don't know where he went, but I wouldn't be surprised if he was removed from the building.

Natalie Portman won for Black Swan. Gorgeous dress and a fantastic speech. She is a wonderful woman and a great actress.

I realize now I'm just commentating. If you watched, you know all this stuff, and if you didn't you probably don't care. So sorry!

Sandra Bullock's bangs FTL.

Colin Firth for "The King's Speech" is perfection. So thrilled for him.

Michael Douglas received a well deserved standing ovation when he took to the stage to present the best motion picture - drama. So glad to hear he that things will be looking brighter for him. Amazing.

Social Network received best motion picture - drama. Fantastic!

All that to have Ricky Gervais end with a god poke. Religious, spiritual, or neither, inappropriate. Have fun with your lawyers tomorrow dodging bullets with Catholic, Christian, and many other leagues all over you tomorrow.

All in all, not as impressed as I wanted to be. That's alright though. Always a faithful Golden Globes watcher!

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