The 2011 Golden Globe Awards started off with a bang thanks to host Ricky Gervais, who wasted no time throwing some well deserved punches at some Hollywood bigwigs. Gervais poked some fun at Charlie Sheen, The Tourist’s inexplicable nominations, the allegations of bribery regarding The Hollywood Foreign Press, and closeted Scientology homosexuals.
Yowza, he’s got some balls. Was it sheer coincidence he disappeared for much of the show’s duration?
This show was noticeably tame for a Golden Globe telecast. In fact, nothing really wacky or notable happened. Here are a few observations:
- Worst dressed Tilda Swinton, wearing a potato sack.
- Best dressed January Jones in that red dress? Hubba hubba.
- People who refuse to age Michelle Pfieffer (she’s 53!?) and Jane Fonda (74).
- Best presenter Robert Downey Junior
- Most charming flub Andrew Garfield
- Most shocking transformation Trent Reznor (who was a fresh scrubbed yuppie) and Melissa Leo, who is not really a bleached and teased hag. In fact, she’s quite fetching in real life.
Here are the awards, listed in the order they were presented. Glee came away a big winner with 3 awards. The Social Network continuing to steam roll through the award season with a win for best director, best picture, and best screenplay. Lovable losers Paul Giamatti and Steve Buscemi both took home awards, and Natalie Portman is one step closer to an Oscar for her role in Black Swan.
Boardwalk Empire beat out some stiff competition for best television drama. Here’s the rest of the night’s winners:
Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale
Best Actress in a TV Drama Katey Sagal
Best Mini-Series or TV Movie Carlos
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made for Television Movie Chris Colfer Glee
Best Actor TV Series/Drama Steve Buscemi Boardwalk Empire
Best TV Series, Drama Boardwalk Empire
Best Original Song, Motion Picture “Your Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” Burlesque
Best Original Score, Motion Picture Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Best Animated Film Feature Toy Story 3
Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Annette Bening
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Made for Television Movie Al Pacino You Don’t Know Jack
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Made for Television Movie Claire Danes Temple Grandin
Best Screenplay Motion Picture The Social Network Aaron Sorkin
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made for Television Movie Jane Lynch Glee
Best Foreign Film In a Better World
Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy Laura Linney The Big C
Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Melissa Leo The Fighter
Best Director Motion Picture David Fincher The Social Network
Best TV Series Musical or Comedy Glee
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Paul Giamatti Barney’s Version
Best Actress Motion Picture Drama Natalie Portman Black Swan
Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy The Kids Are All Right
Best Actor Motion Picture Drama Colin Firth The King’s Speech