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Monday, January 12, 2015

The Golden Globes: Matt Bomer wins Hottest Hunk (and an award)



For the third consecutive - and, unfortunately, final - time, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the hosts of the Golden Globes, and and once again this delightful duo made me laugh.

As for the 72nd Annual telecast, here are the winners (my winning predictions are in pink) as well as some of my own personal awards:

Best Opening Monologue Joke Honorable Mention #1: "George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an adviser to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected for a three-person U.N. commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award."

Best Opening Monologue Joke Honorable Mention #2: "In fact, one of those Big Eyes paintings is on display tonight" (yes, it was a little mean to compare actress Emma Stone to one of those "cute but creepy" portraits - but her eyes are big).

Best Opening Monologue Joke Runner-Up: "Boyhood proves that there are still roles for women over 40 - as long as you’re hired while you’re still under 40" (in reference to actress Patricia Arquette playing her role over a 12-year period).

Best Opening Monologue Joke: My personal favorite was Tina and Amy's "Who'd You Rather?" game, in which Tina chose Colin Firth "for a polite amount of time" and Boyhood director Richard Linklater for "five minutes once a year."

Best Expression of the Evening: Steve Carell's when Tina and Amy joked about him in Foxcatcher.

Safest Celebrity of the Night: Frances McDormand because she is the only person in the room that Amy would save in a fire.



Best Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons for Whiplash

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Joanne Froggatt for Downton Abbey

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television: Fargo

Most Amusing Acceptance Speech: Billy Bob Thornton, who won Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Fargo, only said "Thank you" so he wouldn't get in trouble.

Grooviest Winner of the Night Honorable Mention: I was so happy for Gina Rodriguez, who won her first Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Series for Jane the Virgin (one of my favorite new shows of the season).

Best Comedy or Musical Series: Transparent (it was so nice to see the fabulous Alexandra Billings - whom I've interviewed twice - on the stage during creator Jill Soloway's acceptance speech).

Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams for Big Eyes

Best Animated Feature Film: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (The Lego Movie was robbed!)

Most Annoying Presenter: Comedian Kevin Hart wasn't funny.

Hottest Hunk Honorable Mention: A tie between Paul Rudd and Jamie Dornan, who stars in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey.

Hottest Hunk Runner-Up: Jake Gyllenhaal

Hottest Hunk and Grooviest Winner of the Night: Matt Bomer, who deservedly won Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for The Normal Heart.




Best Original Score: The Theory of Everything

Best Surprise of the Night: Prince showed up as the presenter of the Best Original Song Award (at first I thought it might be Tina or Amy dressed up like him).

Best Original Song: John Legend and Common's "Glory" from Selma

Grooviest Winner of the Night Runner-Up: I was thrilled for Jeffrey Tambor, who won his first Golden Globe as Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Series for Transparent.



Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood

Best Foreign Language Film: Leviathan from Russia

Funniest Presenters: Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, who should host next year's Globes.



Best Screenplay: Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo for Birdman

Best Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Maggie Gyllenhaal for The Honorable Woman

Best Drama Series: Showtime's The Affair

Best Actor in a Drama Series: Kevin Spacey for House of Cards

Best Director: Richard Linklater, who won his first Golden Globe for directing Boyhood.

Most Unexpected Winner of the Night: I was surprised when Ruth Wilson won Best Actress in a Drama Series for Showtime's The Affair (she had tough competition in Claire Danes, Julianna Margulies, Robin Wright and Viola Davis, whom I was hoping would win for How to Get Away with Murder).

You've Come a Long Way, Baby Award: George Clooney, who won the Cecil B. DeMille Award, had a career before he became a star on TV's ER in 1994. Too bad they didn't show any clips from his days on The Facts of Life and Roseanne - or from his 1988 film, Return of the Killer Tomatoes!

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical: Michael Keaton for Birdman

Best Actress in a Drama: Julianne Moore for Still Alice

Best Actor in a Drama: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything

Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Motion Picture - Drama: Boyhood

And that, folks, is my review of the Golden Globes. Now on to the Oscars on February 22!

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