BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TV
PETER DINKLAGE – GAME OF THRONES
PAUL GIAMATTI – TOO BIG TO FAIL
GUY PEARCE – MILDRED PIERCE
TIM ROBBINS – CINEMA VERITE
ERIC STONESTREET – MODERN FAMILY
Winner: Peter Dinklage! DRUNKEN AUDIENCE WOOOO! "I was talking to my mother, and she said, 'Have fun... but have you seen Mildred Pierce? Guy Pearce is really good." Heh. He thanks, among others, "my lovely new daughter," noting that he is nervous at leaving her with their first babysitter, and the audience aws.
Gervais: "It's going well, isn't it? You're so much better than last year's audience! No, they had a right stick up their ass! There's a pecking order here," he says, waving around the audience: "TV [actors] around the sides... movies in the [front and middle]." There's a bit of rumbling because... it's kind of true. Thus, a segue to George Clooney, MAN OF BOTH WORLDS, who is wielding a cane, for reasons that escape me. "It's called a baseball movie that's not about baseball"--so he and "some up-and-comer named" Brad Pitt just traded clip packages? That's... pleasantly random, I guess. A Moneyball montage!
Please welcome! Jessica Alba in a mauvish neutral sparkle and Channing Tatum in no hair! I was wondering what the trend color was going to be this year, and it looks like "melancholy neutral" is overtaking "princessy non-color," as the Fug Girls put it. I was looking forward to a Battle of the Beiges, but these colors look too depressed to put up a fight.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
PUSS IN BOOTS
Winner: Tintin, which really surprises me, because I thought Johnny Depp was an HFPA auto-win, but: Spielberg. He UP FRONT is all like "I know you're gonna try to play me off so THANKING LIKE THE WIND." He thanks Peter Jackson, and the actors, and the producers, and particularly "man of a thousand faces" Andy Serkis, as all right-thinking people should.
Also, there is a commercial for a Betty White show about "the old pranking the young," "because at this age, these are the only tricks we can turn." NO. BAD.
Please welcome! Ewan McGrrregorrr! "Bravo, Christopher!" he starts out, in answer to Plummer's acceptance speech. "Nice one, Pops." Aw. Also, there is a 50/50 montage.
Please welcome! Clive Owen! And Nicole Kidman in hair that is not really red enough but my God, that looks like an amazing dress. Some kind of mint green and some kind of sequined embroidery, omg ilu.
BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
WOODY ALLEN – MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
GEORGE CLOONEY, GRANT HESLOV, BEAU WILLIMON – THE IDES OF MARCH
MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS – THE ARTIST
ALEXANDER PAYNE, NAT FAXON, JIM RASH - THE DESCENDANTS
STEVEN ZAILLIAN, AARON SORKIN – MONEYBALL
Winner: Woody Allen, who is not present this evening. "Come and get it, Woody!" challenges Kidman, because... what? He's not in self-exile or something, is he?
HELP I AM FALLING BEHIND William H. Macy is singing a song that ends in "blah blah blah blah blah"?
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TV
JESSICA LANGE – AMERICAN HORROR STORY
KELLY MACDONALD – BOARDWALK EMPIRE
MAGGIE SMITH – DOWNTON ABBEY
SOFIA VERGARA – MODERN FAMILY
EVAN RACHEL WOOD – MILDRED PIERCE
Winner: Jessica Lange, in tight long-sleeved black! I'm not sure whether I'm shocked or not, given who she was up against. "I find it rarer every year..." she begins, and for some reason, they cut to Michelle Pfeiffer in the audience. I'm half convinced they thought she was going to say "to see good roles for older women." She's just talking about good writing, though. Speaking of writing, WRITE FASTER, OMG POST