The Golden Globes was on last night, and Ricky Gervais hosted the show for the third time. Ever since he hosted the ratings of the show has gone up. Ricky said, “the biggest British comedian was hosting the second-biggest awards show on the third-biggest network [NBC] “… oh, wait, its fourth,” He then compared the Golden Globes to Oscars he said “what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton — louder, trashier, drunker and more easily bought.”
Upon following the rules on the Golden Globes and his satire, he read aloud the rules he was to follow — no profanity, no nudity, no smut or innuendo, no Mel Gibson jokes — which followed a quip about Jodie Foster’s “Beaver” (a film in which Gibson starred), which Foster seemed to take with good grace.
Then he vanished and reappearing only occasionally to introduce presenters. There was one awkward but funny moment. When Ricky Gervais introduce Seth Rogen with his co-presenter Kate Beckinsale Seth, who was standing beside her and mention about his enormous erection. A huge laugh, Kate(mildly horrified at the time) laugh too. Seth’s smile in embarrassing.
Real-life spouses William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman sang a surprisingly charming song to introduce nominees for supporting actress in a TV series/mini-series (won by “American Horror Story’s” Jessica Lange), and Rob Lowe covered nicely for a malfunctioning teleprompter, asking co-presenter Julianne Moore “When was the last time you did a cold reading in front of Steven Spielberg?”
When Gervais was introducing Madonna for presenting, he introduced her as “Just like a virgin” then erupted with a theatrical cough. Madonna fired back: “If I’m still just like a virgin, Ricky, then why don’t you come over here and do something about it?” She paused. “I haven’t kissed a girl in a few years. …”A camera caught him dashing across the stage – streaking? He was fully clothed.
Any way, here’s a list of the winners of the Golden Globes:
— Picture, Drama: “The Descendants.”
— Picture, Musical or Comedy: “The Artist.”
— Actor, Drama: George Clooney, “The Descendants.”
— Actress, Drama: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady.”
— Director: Martin Scorsese, “Hugo.”
— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist.”
— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn.”
— Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners.”
— Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help.”
— Foreign Language: “A Separation.”
— Animated Film: “The Adventures of Tintin.”
— Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris.”
— Original Score: Ludovic Bource, “The Artist.”
— Original Song: “Masterpiece” (music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry), “W.E.”
— Series, Drama: “Homeland,” Showtime.
— Series, Musical or Comedy: “Modern Family,” ABC.
— Actor, Drama: Kelsey Grammer, “Boss.”
— Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, “Homeland.”
— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Laura Dern, “Enlightened.”
— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes.”
— Miniseries or Movie: “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece),” PBS.
— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce.”
— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Idris Elba, “Luther.”
— Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story.”
— Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones.”
Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Morgan Freeman.