Ricky Gervais has brought his drink onstage. "SHUSH! How rude are you lot, just because you're film stars! SHUSH! I'm not even nominated. I'm like staff. Hey, Winslet! I told you, do a Holocaust movie..." I actually started clapping at this point. Winslet and DiCaprio are shown roffling over at their table. "The problem with Holocaust movies is that you don't really have a gag reel on the DVD..." I'm not even sure what he's saying about having sex with 200 foreign journalists--the HPFA, I assume. ("Europeans with wispy beards. Shush.") He's here with the clip for Happy-Go-Lucky, not that you can tell.
The Brethren Jonai ("Stars of The Jonas Brothers 3-D: The Jonas Brothers Experience: THE JONAS BROTHERS!") are here to present
"Kung Fu Panda"
and I'm still typing about Ricky Gervais. Good Lord. Wall-E wins, like anyone's really surprised. Director Andrew Stanton looks cuddly.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, JOHNNY DEPP! Even Tom Hanks and Glenn Close are a-squee.
BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Rebecca Hall, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
Sally Hawkins, "Happy-Go-Lucky"
Frances McDormand, "Burn After Reading"
Meryl Streep, "Mamma Mia!"
Emma Thompson, "Last Chance Harvey"
Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson are both also in black, I would like to add. I would have dressed my avatar in black if I'd known that was going to be The Thing this year. Sally Hawkins (in black) wins and another big cheer goes up--hey, she and Laura Dern kinda have similar dresses, with the transparent black up top, except that Hawkins' is way more epic in the skirt. She wanders around tables past a friendly Streep. "Wow... okay," she says, half-sobbing. "Sorry... I have to put this down. I'll get it in a minute," she says, putting her Globe on the floor. I love her copper eyeshadow by the way. She is seriously choked up (the audience applauds). "Meryl Streep... Emma, where are you?" "HERE!" shouts Emma Thompson. "I'm okay... maybe in a minute," says Hawkins (I don't know, go give her a hug?). Aw, there's Marisa Tomei with wet eyes in the audience, that's sweet.
Next: "One of the most talked-about awards, Best Supporting Actor!" Subtle Announcer is subtle!