Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"
Stephen Daldry, "The Reader"
David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Ron Howard, "Frost/Nixon"
Sam Mendes, "Revolutionary Road"
Danny Boyle wins, and a huge scream goes up. I don't want to call the Oscars now, exactly, but... well. He thanks the HPFA for their "mad, pulsating love" for Slumdog Millionaire.
Sigourney Weaver, tasteful in blue! (It was much more vivid on the red carpet.) She presents the clip from Revolutionary Road.
Whoa, Sandra Bullock is rocking the white one-shoulder foofy goddess dress. I am not even kidding, she rocks it. She's here to present
BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Javier Bardem, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
Colin Farrell, "In Bruges"
James Franco, "Pineapple Express"
Brendan Gleeson, "In Bruges"
Dustin Hoffman, "Last Chance Harvey"
"That is, like, the first time I've ever used the word Flemish in a sentence," she says of In Bruges, adding that Franco's role must have been "the most fun ever to do research for." Whoa, Colin Farrell wins! "It must have been the counting in Florida," he says. I'm really surprised, if only because historically two actors/same movie/one category tends to split the vote. Maybe that $20 he gave Gleeson really did some good. "I hate to wax lyrical," he says, which I doubt, and he's saying something about "curiosity is love" and he'll cut his Globe in half and Gleeson "can have a hemisphere" and five minutes later he's still going and you know, I'm not even going to assume he's drunk. Is he off the sauce these days? I'm not even sure. I'd love to think that this is what Colin Farrell is like sober. "And of course the Hollywood Foreign Press Association! I nearly left without thankin' you! WOOOOOOOOO. That hour we spent together... Thank you very much! For this memory! I'm very humble! Thank you!"
God bless that man.