Colin Farrell! He immediately starts snarking on his scripted intro, hee ("Hollywood isn't the only place for great movies this year. In case you actually thought that. That's a weird one"). He apologizes for having a snerfly cold and says something like, "It's not the other thing it used to be"--what, is he talking about doing coke or something? Fantastic.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE
"The Baader Meinhof Complex"
"I've Loved You So Long"
"Waltz With Bashir"
Waltz with Bashir wins. Word on the street is that this is the smart pick for your Oscar ballot. You get that one for free.
"Here are TWO STARS OF THE DARK KNIGHT!" ASK THEM HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT HEATH LEDGER! QUICK, BEFORE THEY GET AWAY! Maggie Gyllenhaal cannot read off a TelePrompter for shit. I mean, she can, but she can't make it sound the least bit natural. Not that she should cry herself to sleep over this or anything.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Judi Dench, "Cranford"
Laura Linney, "John Adams"
Catherine Keener, "An American Crime"
Shirley MacLaine, "Coco Chanel"
Susan Sarandon, "Bernard & Doris"
Giant cheer for Laura Linney, who wins. She's in sort of a buttery neutral color, with a big fluffy sheer skirt that she keeps tripping on. I think a blonde needs a bit more color than that, but otherwise she looks great. Also, she is thrilled for Tom Wilkinson, which is sweet.
(How is it that this show can move so fast and yet still have two hours left?)