Highlights from The 69th Annual Golden Globes with Ricky Gervais
by Ethan Anderton
January 15, 2012
Last night, one of Hollywood's biggest nights unfolded with the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards honoring some of the best work on film and television in the year 2011. While both stars of the big and small screen were present, our focus was zeroed in on those who made a splash in cinema and of course, the skewering of stars by host and comedian Ricky Gervais who was just as bored as audiences and attendees. With more great digs at Johnny Depp, who even got in on some of the humor himself, Gervais killed again and despite a bland show there were some highlights, especially from those accepting the awards. Watch!
Here's our fearless host delivering what everyone simultaneously hates and loves about Ricky Gervais:
Steven Spielberg accepts for The Adventures of Tintin winning Best Animated Film:
Ricky Gervais has some more fun introducing Madonna who has a nice comeback of her own:
A touching speech from Octavia Spencer winning Supporting Actress in a Musical/Comedy for The Help:
Martin Scorsese wins as Best Director for Hugo:
Here's the acceptance speech for The Artist winning Best Comedy or Musical with a great canine cameo:
And finally Morgan Freeman humbly accepts the Cecil B. Demille Award:
Overall, the awards really seemed to be all over the place. The only film that seemed to consistently get some love was The Artist nabbing Best Comedy or Musical and Best Original Score, not to mention a victory for lead actor Jean Dujardin. Following closely was The Descendants with a couple of victories for George Clooney as Best Actor in a Drama and the film itself as Best Drama. However, I'm not sure that I'd count on that kind of honor being duplicated at the Oscars. While I really enjoyed the heart-wrenching film, it just doesn't feel like a Best Picture winner to me, though it will surely be nominated. As of now, it really seems like it's anyone's game in the race for Best Picture at the forthcoming 84th annual Academy Awards, but we'll have a better idea once the nominees are announced on the morning of January 24th at 8:30 EST.