Also, there is nothing foreign about foreign films to Madonna, who is a serious movie director now and loves Godard, Truffaut, etc.
@MoRocca: Ok so when Madonna accepts an award she's British. When she presents an award she's from Michigan #accent
I don't know.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
THE FLOWERS OF WAR (CHINA) (Jing Ling Shi San Chai)
IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (USA)
THE KID WITH A BIKE (BELGIUM) (Le Gamin au Velo)
A SEPARATION (IRAN) (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)
THE SKIN I LIVE IN (SPAIN) (La piel que habito)
Winner: A Separation. The director, who has a very slow, soothing voice, wants to end his speech by noting that he thinks his people are "a very loving people." That was a really nice acceptance.
@EW: Asghar Farhadi, the Iranian writer-director of the great new movie 'A Separation' - read our review http://ow.ly/8ulwf
Here's Dustin Hoffman, thanking his wife and his agent, without whom he could not be presenting this award today. Heh.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
CLAIRE DANES – HOMELAND
MIREILLE ENOS – THE KILLING
JULIANNA MARGULIES – THE GOOD WIFE
MADELEINE STOWE – REVENGE
CALLIE THORNE – NECESSARY ROUGHNESS
Man, for real, Madeleine Stowe is like aging backwards. Winner: Claire Danes and her shoulder business! Twentieth reaction shot of Kenneth Branagh applauding beneficently. "Okay, so I first won this award when I was fifteen, and I was utterly stunned and overwhelmed, as one is, and I burst into tears when I got backstage because I forgot to thank my parents," so she is gonna thank them extra double much this time. Also, thank you to her husband Hugh Dancy and many many people as fast as she can go here come the classy orchestrations! SO FAST.
Welcome! Emily Blunt! In golden yellow! ILU EMILY BLUNT! Bridesmaids is heart-warming and hilarious and Obligatory Poop Reference. Please don't put it in the montage.
Please welcome! Tina Fey in a big-ass crimson ballgown and Jane Lynch in a black halter dress! They are not like the characters they play! "But Matt LeBlanc really is Matt LeBlanc. And Thomas Jane of Hung really is... a high school basketball coach." Then they high-five each other: "PENIS JOKE!" Wait, was Thomas Jane wearing a burgundy cowboy hat, or is that just my low blood sugar talking?
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
ALEC BALDWIN – 30 ROCK
DAVID DUCHOVNY – CALIFORNICATION
JOHNNY GALECKI – THE BIG BANG THEORY
THOMAS JANE – HUNG
MATT LEBLANC – EPISODES
Winner: Matt LeBlanc! And then I looked away for five seconds and THINGS HAPPENED.
@annadavid: Matt LeBlanc was previously nominated for Joey. That sort of says it all #goldenglobes
I don't even know if someone different presented this or... it's like I just lost time alien-style or something.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
BERENICE BEJO – THE ARTIST
JESSICA CHASTAIN – THE HELP
JANET MCTEER – ALBERT NOBBS
OCTAVIA SPENCER – THE HELP
SHAILENE WOODLEY – THE DESCENDANTS
Judging by the drunken cheers of the audience, EVERYBODY WINS. But the actual winner is Octavia Spencer (in lavender). DRUNKEN AUDIENCE WOOOO! "OCTAVIAAAAAA!" I don't even know who that was. "Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press--SERIOUSLY." She invokes Martin Luther King Jr. (tomorrow is the holiday in his honor, non-Americans), and Melissa McCarthy is crying in the audience. I don't know. The Help is kind of an odd case--it's kind of everything that's wrong with movies about race in this country (look at the heroic white girl helping all those poor black servants!), but opportunities and recognition for black actresses are good? I don't really know? "WOOOOO!"
YOU GUYS. THEY'RE GIVING THE BATHROOM BREAK AWARD TO MORGAN FREEMAN. THIS IS GONNA BE SO GOOD.
Please welcome! Reese Witherspoon! IN RED. Also, her hair was styled by a wind tunnel, and it works. She is like standing up there with her hands on her hips working this strapless red dress, it's kind of hilarious. It's a Descendants montage, because Witherspoon did a movie with Alexander Payne! FINALLY, a connection I understand.
Please welcome! SIDNEY POITIER. PLEASE ENJOY THIS STANDING OVATION, GOOD SIR. "MORGAN... FREEMAN." YEAH. "That you... illuminate your presence... that you... infuse the characters you play... with a three-dimensional aura... You become the character. The character becomes... you." Morgan Freeman out in the audience is like YEAH. "In my opinion... you are a prince... in the profession... you have chosen. Welcome aboard... Morgan Freeman." For a moment I was like, aboard what? The ship to the Grey Havens? All these grim intonations kind of sound like we're all about to die. Fortunately, here is Helen Mirren and her fierce in dark blue: "I'm really sorry that after Sidney, I'm going to bring the tone down. I've had a couple of glasses of wine and I have a BONE to pick with you. I have only been in ONE of your movies." The Driving Miss Daisy riff on how the British drive on the wrong right left right wrong side of the road goes on too long, but it's worth it for a sprightly, "I coulda been a penguin!" Everything you would expect is in the Cecil B. DeMille Award montage, except that someone with a deep sense of humor has also edited in a long-ass clip of Younger Morgan Freeman from the Electric Company kid's show where he is, like, a vampire taking a bath in a casket ("I take a bath! In a casket! A bath! In a casket!") and I just seriously don't even know. Of course he is deeply flattered to receive this tribute from Sidney Poitier, but as for Helen Mirren, "Watching you handle a gun makes me know that I never wanna piss you off." On that note, I will hit post.