The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards are today, Sunday, January 13 at 5 pm PST, shot live from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. For those of you who cannot tune in on time, do not fret, we’ve got you covered. Turn The Right Corner will be live blogging the event so you’ll know the winners as they are announced. In case your rabbit ears fizzle out or you locked yourself out of your home, stay posted to TTRC in case you miss anything.
The Golden Globes will be quite the show to watch for multiple reasons. With such a close race for Oscar, the Globes could help predict who is more likely to win. Despite no one really caring who the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are or what they are about, the Globes typically are a good indicator for Oscar. The awards and nominations for the SAGs, DGAs, WGAS, BAFTAs, and Critics Choice have been all over the board; it is still anyone’s game. The bigger question, will Tina Fey and Amy Poehler be as entertaining as the Masters of Ceremonies after Ricky Gervais’ onslaught of insult humor over the past three years?
Let the show begin!
Bill Murray’s mustache/beard FTW! I’m not sure who or what he was channeling, but I hope he continues the trend.
Tina Fey had a nice jab at Ricky Gervais as the previous host. A very clever pun using torture and Kathryn Bigelow being married to James Cameron sewn together nicely in relation to Zero Dark Thirty.
“When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent 3 years married to James Cameron.”
James Franco was called out when Anne Hathaway’s appearance on the Academy Awards was mentioned.
Meryl Streep (not present at the awards this evening), Quentin Tarantino, Life of Pi, Daniel Day Lewis, and Sarah Palin were all on the hot seat tonight.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did an exceptional job at replacing Ricky Gervais; they will most likely return next year. They held their own and worked well off each other as expected.
Kate Hudson and Bradley Cooper are the first presenters of the evening.
Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
- Alan Arkin, Argo
- Leonardo Dicaprio, Django Unchained
- Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
- Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
- Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained (Winner)
A decent choice to win that could have gone to either Waltz or DiCaprio. Tommy Lee Jones was great in Lincoln, but Hoffman is the true winner in my mind.
Kerry Washington and Dennis Quaid are next to present.
Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
- Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
- Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
- Sarah Paulson, Game Change
- Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey: Season 2 (Winner)
- Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Eva Longoria and Don Cheadle welcome Mr. and Mrs. Golden Globes: Sam Fox, son of Michael J. Fox; and Francesca Eastwood, daughter of Clint Eastwood.
Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
- Game Change, HBO (Winner)
- The Girl, HBO
- Hatfields & McCoys, History
- The Hour, BBC America
- Political Animals, USA Network
Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
- Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
- Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
- Sienna Miller, The Girl
- Julianne Moore, Game Change (Winner)
- Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
Catherine Zeta-Jones floats on stage to present Les Misérables, nominee for Best Picture Comedy or Musical. She began singing and I’m sure many were glad that it was only one line.
HFPA President says a few funny words that ended in an awkward wink to Bradley Cooper.
Rosario Dawson walks on stage to present another nominee for Best Comedy or Musical, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Salma Hayek and Paul Rudd present some nominees.
Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama
- Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
- Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
- Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
- Jon Hamm, Mad Men
- Damian Lewis, Homeland (Winner)
Boy do I really need to start watching Homeland. Technical errors on the teleprompter ensue, but the show trudges on.
Best Television Series – Drama
- Breaking Bad, AMC
- Boardwalk Empire, HBO
- Downton Abbey: Season 2, PBS
- Homeland, Showtime (Winner)
- The Newsroom, HBO
John Goodman and CIA Agent, Tony Mendez, that Argo was based on present Argo as a nominee for Best Picture, Drama.
Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham present the next awards with very little enthusiasm.
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
- Mychael Danna, Life Of Pi (Winner)
- Alexandre Desplat, Argo
- Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
- Tom Tykwer, Cloud Atlas
- Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil
- John Williams, Lincoln
Mychael Danna’s first nomination and win is well deserved; a very beautiful score that captures the intense and beautiful emotion of Life of Pi.
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
- “For You,” Act Of Valor – Music By: Monty Powell, Keith Urban Lyrics By: Monty Powell, Keith Urban
- “Not Running Anymore,” Stand Up Guy – Music By: Jon Bon Jovi Lyrics By: Jon Bon Jovi
- “Safe & Sound,” The Hunger Games – Music By: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett Lyrics By: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett
- “Skyfall,” Skyfall – Music By: Adele, Paul Epworth Lyrics By: Adele, Paul Epworth (Winner)
- “Suddenly,” Les Miserables – Music By: Claude-Michel Schonberg Lyrics By: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg
Taylor Swift looked mighty peeved. Her catlike face said she was ready to claw into someone.
Jessica Alba and Kiefer Sutherland are the next to present.
Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
- Kevin Costner, Hatfields & Mccoys (Winner)
- Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock (Masterpiece)
- Woody Harrelson, Game Change
- Toby Jones, The Girl
- Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Bill Clinton comes on stage to present Lincoln, nominated for Best Picture, Drama.
Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell – in full Ron Bergundy mustache – appear on stage, acting higher than a kite. Per usual, their jokes wear out their welcome.
Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
- Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
- Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (Winner)
- Maggie Smith, Quartet
- Meryl Streep, Hope Springs
Jennifer exclaims she beat Meryl which was hilarious and she of course thanks Harvey Weinstein. I love her no BS take on Hollywood. Jennifer Lawrence tells it like it is and she just comes off as a wonderful person. Who could hate her?
Kristen Bell and John Krasinski present.
Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
- Max Greenfield, New Girl
- Ed Harris, Game Change (Winner)
- Danny Huston, Magic City
- Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
- Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Jamie Foxx comes on stage to present Django Unchained, nominated for Best Picture – Comedy or Musical.
Jonah Hill and Megan Fox exchange awkward conversation before they present.
Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
- Amy Adams, The Master
- Sally Field, Lincoln
- Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables (Winner)
- Helen Hunt, The Sessions
- Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
This was a well deserved and predictable win for Anne Hathaway. All of the other nominees were fantastic, but for the 20 minutes on screen that Anne Hathaway had in Les Mis, she dominated each and every one of them.
Amanda Seyfried and Robert Pattinson are the next presenters.
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
- Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
- Tony Kushner, Lincoln
- David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
- Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained (Winner)
- Chris Terrio, Argo
I’m generally shocked along with everyone else that Tarantino won. Even Tarantino was shocked. This is his first big win since Pulp Fiction back in 1994. This could swing momentum his way for the Oscar, but it’s doubtful.
Lucy Liu and Debra Messing are the next presenters.
Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
- Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
- Don Cheadle, House Of Lies (Winner)
- Louis C.K., Louie
- Matt Leblanc, Episodes
- Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Arnold Schwarzenneger and Sylvester Stallone argue with each other and people laugh because no one can understand them.
Best Foreign Language Film
- Amour (Austria) (Winner)
- A Royal Affair (Denmark) (En Kongelig Affære)
- The Intouchables (France) (Les Intouchables)
- Kon-Tiki (Norway/Uk/Denmark)
- Rust And Bone (France) (De Rouille Et D’os)
Ironically enough, and Austrian presents an Austrian the Golden Globe in Hollywood as humbly stated by the director of Amour.
Nathon Fillion and Lea Michele are the next presenters. Lea Michele is pretty to look at.
Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama
- Connie Britton, Nashville
- Glenn Close, Damages
- Claire Danes, Homeland (Winner)
- Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey: Season 2
- Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Sacha Baron Cohen stumbles on stage and yells his presentation of Les Misérables as the next nominee for Best Picture, Comedy or Musical. He does however pull a nice joke against Russell Crowe’s singing.
Best Animated Feature Film
- Brave (Winner)
- Hotel Transylvania
- Rise Of The Guardians
- Wreck-It Ralph
Brave was OK, but nothing compared to Wreck-It Ralph. Let’s hope that changes come Oscar time.
Liev Shrieber presents Life of Pi as another nominee for for Best Picture, Drama.
Aziz Ansari and Jason Bateman look good together as presenters. I hope they appear in a film together soon.
Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series –Comedy Or Musical
- Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
- Lena Dunham, Girls (Winner)
- Tina Fey, 30 Rock
- Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation
Robert Downey Jr. is next on stage to present the Cecille B. DeMille Award to Jodie Foster. Excellent acceptance speech.
Speed reading the next awards presentation, Halle Berry flies through her dialogue.
Best Director – Motion Picture
- Ben Affleck, Argo (Winner)
- Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
- Ang Lee, Life Of Pi
- Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
- Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Ben Affleck, in a fury of anxiety, appears nervous on screen and he has every right to be after the directors he beat out. It’s like he is on speed. The best part of it all is that he did not get nominated for an Oscar. I still think the Academy screwed up by not nominating him and Kathryn Bigelow. Good job HFPA!
Josh Brolin presents Moonrise Kingdom for Best Picture, Comedy or Musical.
Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno are up next.
Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
- The Big Bang Theory, CBS
- Episodes, Showtime
- Girls, HBO (Winner)
- Modern Family, ABC
- Smash, NBC
Christian Bale comes out of the shadows to present Silver Linings Playbook as the next nominee for Best Picture Comedy or Musical.
Jennifer Garner present.
Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
- Jack Black, Bernie
- Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
- Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables (Winner)
- Ewan Mcgregor, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
- Bill Murray, Hyde Park On Hudson
This was a surprise. Bradley Cooper did win at the Critics Choice, and the other nominees weren’t that strong, so it could have gone either way I suppose.
Jeremy Renner presents Zero Dark Thirty for its nomination for Best Picture, Drama.
Dustin Hoffman exudes Dustin Hoffman.
Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- Les Misérables (Winners)
- Moonrise Kingdom
- Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
- Silver Linings Playbook
I’m not overly surprised as I am disappointed. I was hoping to see Silver Linings Playbook win, but you gotta give HFPA less credit than that. They probably still have a hard on for Tom Hooper after The King’s Speech.
Next to present one of the final awards is George Clooney.
Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama
- Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty (Winner)
- Marion Cotillard, Rust And Bone
- Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
- Naomi Watts, The Impossible
- Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
It was either Chastain or Watts. Now that Chastain has won, things are looking pretty good for her Oscar run. We’ll have to wait and see what happens at the SAG Awards.
Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
- Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (Winner)
- Richard Gere, Arbitrage
- John Hawkes, The Sessions
- Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
- Denzel Washington, Flight
Nothing surprising here.
Julia Roberts presents the final award.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
- Argo (Winner)
- Django Unchained
- Life Of Pi
- Zero Dark Thirty
TAKE THAT LINCOLN! This is a pretty huge victory despite it being the Golden Globes. Now with the Critics Choice and Golden Globe under its belt, Argo is sitting pretty high and mighty, which causes even more confusion with the lack of Oscar nom for Ben Affleck as Best Director. If Affleck wins Best Director at the DGAs, than it’s a pretty good chance Best Director will be up in the air and leave a good chance for Argo to win Best Picture.
Where was Amy and Tina throughout the night? They hardly appeared at all which was very disappointing, seeing how I wasn’t enthused by their presence to begin with. I rather enjoyed their opening monologue and expect their reappearance next year.
That’s it folks. Thanks for tuning in! See you at the 85th Academy Awards!
Most of the Photos come courtesy of the LA Times