Tonight’s Golden Globes are likely to be the most entertaining and rewarding the show’s ever going to get. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are double-teaming hosting duties after Ricky Gervais failed to stir the pot with his rather toothless third run at the show. Quite suitably, this year also carries with it the most exciting awards season in some time, emphasized by how I’m not at all certain of the predictions I filed in advance last evening. As always, hope for the best with bright optimism, prepare for the worst with barbed criticism, and follow myself, Alex, Justin, Hilary, and G Clark for live tweets on the ensuing madness. Also stay grounded here for winners as they’re announced!
Golden Globe Awards
Live Blog 2013
11:oo pm: Goodnight, we’re all going home with Jodie Foster!
10:20 pm: I’m a sucker for that sentimental music from Argo. Makes it impossible not to be happy when the film wins something.
10:12 pm: Jodie Foster has brought me irrecoverably to tears. That’s just a golden moment!
10:10 pm: Jodie Foster is now the main reason I’m excited for Elysium. Not Blomkamp, Copley, or Damon. Foster’s going to bring it!
10:03 pm: I really have no idea why they had me present Jodie Foster. They know I can only talk about me! – Robert Downey Jr.
9:47 pm: Sacha Baron Cohen should really just be himself more often. He’s a perfectly hilarious man without dressing up.
9:44 pm: Haneke breaks down the percentage of Amour‘s statue’s credit beautifully, with the base to the crew, but the Globe itself to the actors.
9:20 pm: Hathaway accepting awards in tears is most indicative of her ability as an actress.
9:15 pm: Django Unchained clearly an afterthought, since the best person they can have to introduce it is… the star of the movie.
8:54 pm: I suppose Life of Pi looks great next to Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but I imagine there’s more to India than that.
8:38 pm: I know everyone says Homeland went off the rails in its second season, because it absolutely did.
8:25 pm: That Les Miserables montage is as manic and confused as the film itself. Well done editors. You’ve turned mediocrity into mediocrity.
8:23 pm: I never saw Game Change, but I was tempted by the prospect of Moore, Paulson, and Harrelson. Still tempted.
8:12 pm: Christoph Waltz admittedly the best thing about Django Unchained, but his win seems odd.
7:32 pm: Paul Rudd is going to be nominated for something next year. I’m placing that bet right now.
7:26 pm: Bradley Cooper is a better looking, more talented version of Hugh Jackman. We really needed one of those
7:16 pm: Taylor Swift looking sleek and stunning as ever. She dodged a bullet by not starring in Les Miserables. May she shine.
7:09 pm: Thank God Nicole Kidman is here, and blazing a thrilling black dress.
7:07 pm: Amanda Seyfried is in an Oscar nominated film. Let that sink in, and then rip your skin off.
7:05 pm: Jennifer Lawrence rocking red again, though the pointed breastplate isn’t so flattering.
*All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
2012 Golden Globe Awards
Winners (as They’re Announced)
Best Motion Picture – Drama: Argo
Best Motion Picture – Comedy: Les Miserables
Best Actor – Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actor – Comedy: Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Best Actress – Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress – Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Best Director: Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Best Original Song: “Skyfall” from Skyfall
Best Animated Feature: Brave
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
Cecille B. Demil Award: Jodie Foster