Eat, Drink and Be Insulted by Ricky Gervais: Golden Globes Roundup

The Golden Globes have just ended, awards have been handed out to the (some most, some least) deserving winners and those of you who follow me on Twitter have had to put up with my manic live-tweets of the whole thing; from the red carpet to the actual show. I hope you do forgive me for crowding your timeline. 🙂

I have updated my Golden Globes post with the winners list, so feel free to check it out again. I will be posting my red carpet coverage after this, so keep on a lookout for that, but for now, here are some highlights from the event:

1/ What is up with Christian Bale’s hair (and beard)? No, seriously, what? I know there’s a Jesus biopic coming out soon… but he’s not playing Jesus, is he?

On another note; despite being press shy and prone to explosive tantrums, Bale’s speech when he won Best Supporting Actor was actually quite charming. His HFPA joke was priceless, and he managed to insert some good loving family stuff. Loved that he also got censored for his “expletive-heavy” praises for Robert De Niro toward the end there.

2/ Ricky Gervais insulting everyone in the audience, HFPA and then some. From Twitter, it seems that most people think his insults were in poor taste and mean-spirited. But I actually kinda loved it. It took him less than five seconds to make a Charlie Sheen joke, and to rip apart The Tourist, as well as HFPA’s choice of nominating it as Best Picture Comedy. Yes, the jokes were rather mean but come on, we all made fun of Charlie Sheen and Gervais’ Tourist jab was actually nicer than some of the things that critics have written about the movie. The best part of Gervais’ monologue, however, was Steve Buscemi, looking absolutely terrified when he brought up Boardwalk Empire.

3/ Chris Colfer’s acceptance speech when he won for Best Supporting Actor nearly brought tears to my eyes. He looked genuinely surprised and humbled when his name was called out, and went on to encourage teenagers everywhere to stay strong and not give in to bullies. Such an amazing actor, amazing man – and what an inspiration. And he also said: “I think I just dropped my heart between Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman.” Too adorable. You go, Chris Colfer!

Also: the cast of Glee are unbelievably gracious and loving. When Colfer won, they each tweeted their love, excitement and support. Aww.

4/ I don’t know if you can see it in the picture above, but Johnny Depp looked positively orange. Like, Snooki orange. Weird. Also: Paul Giamatti beat him twice for the Best Actor Comedy category, since he was doubly nominated and all. Depp, as always, looked nonplussed.

5/ Robert Downey Jr called Ricky Gervais “mean-spirited” and “sinister” and meant it. OUCH. I wonder if these two are going to get into a real fight at the after parties.

Also interesting to note:

– HFPA loves them some Glee. Even though Lea Michele lost to Laura Linney and Matthew Morrison lost to Jim Parsons, the Ryan Murphy musical comedy still won big: Best Supporting Actor for Chris Colfer, Supporting Actress for Jane Lynch and of course, Best TV Comedy. Best Part: The whole cast, and I mean the entire giant cast including Jacob Ben-Israel and Karofski (whatever their real names are) got up onstage to celebrate the win. Pretty awesome.

– Aaron Sorkin forgo his usual jerky self and opted for a more gracious demeanor after winning Best Screenplay, praising Mark Zuckerberg, who wasn’t too in love with how he was depicted in the movie,  and giving a surprising shout out to smart girls of the world; saying “Smart girls have more fun”. Considering that The Social Network has been accused of being a tad sexist, this was a smart move. Good on ya, Sorkin.

– Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield are basically nerds at heart. When The Social Network won Best Picture Drama, the god-like Armie Hammer went up on stage with the rest of the crew, while those boys stayed seated, unsure whether or not they deserved to be up there. Too cute. Scott Rudin, who accepted the award, had to call them up on stage before they joined the rest of the cast and crew. Rudin also thanked Zuckerberg, which led me to believe that considering the amount of success this movie has been getting during award season, these people are told to thank the man who inspired it all.

– Speaking of nerdy (but gorgeous) Andrew Garfield, he stumbled on the word “inspiringly” a few times while introducing The Social Network, thus accidentally plugging The King’s Speech.

– Trent Reznor, who won for Best Original Score, was barely recognizable in tuxedo.

– Natalie Portman was incredibly composed at first when she accepted the Globes for Best Actress, only to go giggly when she talked about how her baby daddy, Benjamin Millepied, “totally wants to sleep with her in real life”. Too cute. Somewhere, a jilted ballerina screamed and threw her TV out the window.

– Michael Douglas got a standing ovation for beating cancer. He was classy about it, remarking, “There’s got to be a better way to get a standing O.”

– Gervais’ closing note: “Thank God for making me an atheist.” You really got to love this guy.

And there you have it, some highlights from tonight’s Golden Globes. What did you think of the award show? Did you like Ricky Gervais? How do you feel about the winners?

Sound off below!

xoxo

Binky Bee

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