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.
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
That Morgan Freeman can surely give a speech. What a class act!
Bltzie on Jan 15, 2012
Indeed. I only wish more people today had even a shadow of that man's class and refinement.
Thexn on Jan 15, 2012
Except for the whole rumor of "marrying his step granddaughter" thing. *writer cringes*
Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012
I think Morgan Freeman needs to put out some of those CDs that you sleep to. I'm disappointed that Michael didn't win best actor, but I can't say I know the other roles to say he was the best, only that I was blown away by the power of his performance that I wanted him to win. Only award I was interested in the results. Otherwise Ricky coming back after last year was an interesting move, on everyone's part. So much tension... why does everyone seem to install sticks on their chairs for awards like this, when you know they can have fun at some of the others? The classic awards need to liven things up if they want to continue being aired.
SapphireD910 on Jan 16, 2012
you can listen to him on the scince channel late at night on through the wormhole with morgan freeman!
Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Jan 16, 2012
The 'Globes' show was lackluster, at best! Gervais, was good, but very restrained. He was hardly the host at all. I sure hope he comes back next year,... with a VENGEANCE! Freeman is a CLASS ACT! He gave one of the most honest, sincere speeches in recent memory. He deserves all the accolades and roles he can amass because Hollywood is in shortage of REAL TALENT like that!
Spider on Jan 16, 2012
Damn, was hoping Trent would win again this year.
Tester on Jan 16, 2012
Morgan Freeman was good. I couldn't bear to watch the rest.
Crapola on Jan 16, 2012
Hm. Gotta go with Fincher and George Clooney's rock-paper-scissors moment over Meryl Streep's reading glasses.
Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012
I'm kinda disappointed that Theron didn't win and Drive didn't get any recognition. Too bad Woody wasn't there, but I'm glad he won and also Spielberg definitely deserved the award for his film. I can't stand Clooney any other actor nominated would have deserved to win more than him.
Davide Coppola on Jan 17, 2012
Man, Ricky is great hosting this shindig, about time Johnny came up and had a laugh at his expense, love that guy and Freeman really brought some class up there. Good stuff.
Johnny Neat on Jan 17, 2012
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