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Golden Globes #7
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I like how Twitter is awash with "THE HANGOVER? SERIOUSLY?" right now.

"Please welcome! Golden Globe winner and Governor of California! Arnold Schwarzenegger!" He is here to present a clip from Avadah.

Gervais has lost his drink, and also, he is scared of Mickey Rourke. Shit, I'm scared of Mickey Rourke. Mickey Rourke and his taupe ten-gallon hat are here to present best actress, drama. Yay, Emily Blunt! I mean, she won't win, but I like her a lot. Apparently Sandra Bullock is seated next to Robert Downey Jr. There are worse fates, let me tell you. Oh hey! Not only does Bullock win (this kind of baffles me. I mean, I like her and she's a good actress, but this whole The Blind Side thing eludes me), but I love her shiny floaty purple dress. (I would, wouldn't I?) "Please don't let Ricky Gervais be right--do I need to thank whoever bought this for me?" O snap. ARE YOU TRYING TO PLAY SANDRA BULLOCK OFF THE STAGE? FOR REAL?

Next up, it's Sally Hawkins in... well then. A short, sparkly, silver and dark grey dress. It's interesting. Maybe I need to see it again. Best actor, musical/comedy! Robert Downey Jr. is grinning; Joseph Gordon Levitt is like, "I can't believe I'm even here!"; and Matt Damon is HOSHIT FOR REAL? Robert Downey Jr. wins for Sherlock Holmes? FOR REALLY REAL? Joseph Gordon Levitt can't believe it either! "If you start playing violins, I WILL TEAR THIS JOINT APART. First of all, I would like to thank SUSAN DOWNEY for telling me that MATT DAMON was going to win so don't bother WRITING A SPEECH." The theme of the speech is "People I don't want to thank," and also, "AVATAR IS GONNA TAKE US TO THE CLEANERS." Aw. He also quotes Arthur Conan Doyle: "Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms." You, sir, now have a free pass for life, as far as I'm concerned. Anyway, the point of the quote was that the HFPA is "a strange bunch, and now I'm one of you. [Waving award:] Take it easy!"

Please welcome! Kate Winslet! In black! Somehow not wearing last year's two Golden Globes as earrings! Wait, Tobey Maguire is up for best actor? Jeff Bridges wins for Crazy Heart, and everything I hear indicates that he is the frontrunner for the Oscar. Semi-standing ovation! Wait--wait--do we--we have full standing ovation! Yeah, he's totally getting the Oscar.  "Whoa! Thank you guys! ... Whoa." He wants the drunken camera to get a shot of his beautiful wife of 33 years, and then he starts thanking his father. Yeah, you try to play The Dude off the stage, I dare you. His mother taught him to dance the cha-cha in this room? I don't even know. He also thanks Maggie Gyllenhaal and Colin Farrell--wait, why? Is Colin Farrell in the movie? I don't see him? Maybe he just wants to thank him for being mellow. I'm down with that.

Please welcome! Julia Roberts! In knee-length black and a GIANT gold and ruby pendant-necklace deal. "By the way, if you want attention? Sit next to Paul McCartney. I have never gotten so many texts IN MY LIFE." Best picture! Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, Up in the Air. "HOLD ON, PEOPLE!" And then Julia stops mid-envelope to tell her kids to go to bed. I have never seen anyone who could manage to make any given award presentation about her, it's breathtaking. You know, like the time Denzel Washington won Best Actor and she announced it with, "I love my life!" Yeah. Oh, by the way, Avatar wins. Which was why I was kind of expecting Bigelow to win director, as a consolation prize (she's beaten him for previous awards this year, so it's possible). Because... yeah. "This is the best job in the world!" enthuses James Cameron. "I just want you to give it up for yourselves!" (Everyone is more than happy to clap.) "They're telling me to wind it up, but they're afraid to start the music." Okay, that did make me laugh.

Show's over! Gervais: "We've got about eight seconds, so if I could have one wish, I would wish for world peace--no! No! Can I change that! I would want everyone to watch The Ricky Gervais Show, starting February 19th!" Yeah, I called it.


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So mad that Avatar won. And your liveblog has been hilarious, as usual.

That is all.

I seem to remember reading in a review that Colin Farrell is uncredited in Crazy Heart.

here's there on IMDB, you just have to click the "more" link at the bottom of the cast list. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1263670/fullcredits#cast

UGH AVATAR. GO DIAF.

But ILU RDJ. FOREVER.

His speech sounds great. I wish "Sherlock" had gotten best score, too!

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Cleo, you win at liveblogging. Avatar, on the other hand...augh.

I'm still vomiting forever at Avatar winning over HURT LOCKER. REALLY, WORLD? THIS IS WHAT WE'VE COME TO?

Thanks for the liveblogging. You're a trooper for doing this. <3

Kate Winslet! In black! Somehow not wearing last year's two Golden Globes as earrings!

LMAO
ILU.

ILU

ADI. (Is that the right way to say "As Do I"?)

wonderful liveblog Cleo!
*Applauds*

CAN. NOT. Believe. Joseph Gordon-Levitt did not win that.

Boo. But RDJ's incredible speech made up for it. XD He was my second choice.

I love RDJ. I loathe Avatar. Why do people LIKE that movie? I do not understand. WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN

Thank you for liveblogging! I knew it was alright for me to miss bits and make dinner because you were taking one for the team. :)

So many of the winners are major head-scratchers to me. I felt like the masses were being pandered to.

I think after last year, there is a concerted effort for popular films to win the big awards. Which is really sad because the popular film I'd like to see nominated is Star Trek. But thanks to Avatar it has no shot at any awards. I liked Avatar but I really LOVED Star Trek. Damn you, James Cameron!

Seriously, Avatar? I could let them get away with Best Director, in the sense that he has Brought His Vision to Life in the movie....but I mean....it's not that good a *movie*, per se, like, storywise (and acting wise, etc etc). I assumed a real movie might win. Ah well.

Also, RDJ was awesome. He'd totally dive into the orchestra pit and start whacking people with a viola.

THIS. I can accept Best Director, for technique and whatnot, but movie overall? HELL no!

Okay, seriously, awesome speech, RDJ, but... "Sherlock Holmes" is a *comedy*? Really?

Well this new version kind of was....perhaps "dramedy" would be a better term?

Julie Roberts is just so ugh. I'm glad she doesn't get out much anymore because her ego makes me ill.

I wonder if Bigelow is tearing her hair out because her movie is going head-to-head against her ex's film. Because after having been through a divorce, I've gotta think that's a crazy-making situation.

Wait, who was Katherine Bigelow married to?

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The thing tha bugs me most about Avatar is all the gushing about how it's made so much money so fast. Of course it's made a shit-ton of money! If you see it in 3D or IMAX you have to pay more to see it than a regular film. Of course it's going to break all sorts of box office records!
But I bet if you looked at number of tickets sold, it would be far behind Titanic and Gone With The Wind.

OMG you're totally right, I never thought about the 3D costing more thing! Fuck....I was really bummed about it beating SH so much!

I hope they do look at number of tickets sold, Titanic and GWTW >> Avatar.

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