Please welcome! Geoffrey Rush and Tilda Swinton! Don't mind if I do! SWINTON is in a shapeless sort of long white shirt dress, because she can. Geoffrey Rush is wearing a fedora, as you do. They pronounce "Special Relationship" and "Ramirez"
with gusto, respectively.
@fuggirls: We just got a bunch of tweets saying merely "SWINTON!" which is actually what I just squawked here in my living room to H. - J
Best Actor — Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie
Idris Elba, Luther
Ian McShane, Pillars of the Earth
Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack
Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
Paul Giamatti half gets up to let Pacino squeeze by to get to the stage. I'm not sure why there's a shot of Lea Michele gazing moistly at him.
I wish I could reproduce the way SWINTON pronounces "series."
Best Actress — Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie
Hayley Atwell, Pillars of the Earth
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Judi Dench, Return to Cranford
Romola Garai, Emma
Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List
Jennifer Love Hewitt was nominated for THE CLIENT LIST? SERIOUSLY? Against JUDI DENCH? Claire Danes, blessedly, wins. Wow, that is a bright, hot, flamingo pink. It is a world-annihilating pink. This pink is a destroyer of worlds. "This is soooo coool!" Aw, Temple Grandin herself is here tonight. Jennifer Love Hewitt stares at her with tanned, heavy-lidded eyes that promise vengeance.
Soon to be seen in something! Zac Efron with no hair! I mean, he has hair. Just not a whole lot of it. Nominated for four awards, The Kids Are All Right! I don't know what this has to do with Zac Efron! Yay.
Gervais: "The next two people are two of the funniest people in America. [Steve Carell] is now leaving The Office and killing a cash cow for both of us! Please welcome! Tina Fey and the ungrateful Steve Carell!" I love Steve Carell, but he's in that I AM BOMBASTICALLY FUNNY! mode that just makes me tired. Bless.
127 Hours, Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle
Inception, Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
The King’s Speech, David Seidler
The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin wins! I am happy for a movie I actually saw! This is the man who came up with the word "Winklevi." WINNER. Also: "Elite is not a bad word, it's an aspirational one."
Please welcome! Chris "Thor" Hemsworth and Chris "Captain America" Evans! I... I'm not feeling the Chris Evans thing right now. He looks painfully muscly at the moment.
Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie
Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch, Glee
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
HUGE cheer for Jane Lynch, who wins (aw, ilu Kelly Macdonald). Sofia Vergara, undaunted, steals a hug from someone in front of her. Lynch thanks
SPARKLE ADVISORY: We are informed that Robert Pattinson will be up to bat soon. Summon or subdue your local Twifans as you deem appropriate.