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Monday, January 17, 2011

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards

He honestly doesn't give a damn.

After the disappointing failure of a live feed of the awards show on this blog, I gave up the stress and had a chance to truly enjoy the show as it was meant to be seen. On good ol' fashioned television. Ricky Gervais hosted the party and most of the expected winners won. All in all, it was a normal night, but thanks to Gervais' extraordinarily nonchalant sense of humor, it was definitely a night to remember.

More, plus a list of winners after the cut --

E! brought us, per usual, their two hour live coverage of the Red Carpet arrivals, allowing Ryan Seacrest to ooze whatever it is he oozes all over innocents. This was, by default, automatically more pleasing that Justin Beiber's Red Carpet coverage of the Critics' Choice.

But, the person who truly stole the show and made the event worth watching is Gervais. He shows no fear of the Hollywood mass and doesn't try to censor what he thinks is funny. He's a bold comedian and a wonderful fit for shows like these. I wouldn't be surprised if he's asked to host the Oscars in a year or two. Taking shots at Charlie Sheen's beastly drinking, the Sex and the City girls' remarkable ages, and the overall "pushover-ness" of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, it's a wonder he was even asked to host again. But, it just goes to show either one of two things. Either, A) people actually have a sense of humor about themselves, or B) they know what he's saying is completely true, and they'd be hypocrites to deny him an audience. Especially when he wants to talk about how horrendous The Tourist is.

But, since this is Hollywood, the answer has to be A.

Jennifer Lawrence at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, January 16.
Damn, girl. Damn.
Also, I'm not one for all the fashion talk, and I'm certainly not a fashion expert, but...

Jennifer Lawrence, on the right, from Winter's Bone, looked absolutely gorgeous in her Louis Vuitton gown. She was one of the highlights in what wound up being a poorly dressed event. Even my darling Sandra Bullock looked like a mess. But, of course, not to be outdone by anyone, Anne Hathaway looked outstanding. Let's hope she looks just as beautiful when she hosts the Oscars.

I'd post more pictures, but it might just be easier for me to post a link to galleries, as I want to move onto the film portion of the night -

The movies...

The Social Network cleaned up, with four awards. Picture - Drama, Director, Screenplay, and Original Score. Colin Firth earned yet another Best Actor awards (the review for his film is coming soon), and Natalie Portman and Christian Bale got their due. Best performances of the year. Melissa Leo also won Best Supporting Actress.

For a complete list of nominees, and winners, click here.

^^ the man has a voice. A strong one. I know it's not anything groundbreaking or Earth shattering that he's doing here, but it's always refreshing to see a respected member of this society be able to bust everyone's balls.

I'm pleased as pie that The Social Network has been racking up awards left and right. It's my no2 on my top10 list for last year, beneath Shutter Island, and deserves all of the attention it's getting. Especially for its remarkable screenplay by Aaron Sorkin - which is available here:

It's one of the finest screenplays of the last five years, and deserves more than the amount of loves it's been getting. Aaron Sorkin is brilliant.

Leave comments below and tell me what you thought about the show last night!