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Amy Poehler made out with Bono, Tina Fey mocked George Clooney’s taste in women and Matt Damon emerged, bizarrely, as the night’s theme.
But at the end of a madcap Golden Globes the major honors soberly ended up with the favorites. David O. Russell’s con-artist caper “American Hustle” led with three awards, including best film comedy. And despite missing out in the other six categories it was nominated in, the unflinching historical drama “12 Years a Slave” concluded the night as best film drama.
“A little bit in shock,” director Steve McQueen said. More here.
As per usual the only Globe-winning movie I've seen as yet is Gravity. Have you seen any of these films?
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Always fun to watch the Golden Globe awards. And this year a few golden-age people won awards.
Jon Voight was acknowledged for his supporting role in “Ray Donovan” while Michael Douglas won the award for playing Liberace in “Behind the Candelabra.” Jacqueline Bissett took home the Golden Globe for her work in “Dancing on the Edge.” Bryan Cranston won for his work in Breaking Bad – a series now ended.
The winners, past their prime by Hollywood standards, remind us following our passion in life has no age limit for satisfaction – and sometimes others even take notice.
(Photo: image released by NBC shows hosts Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler during the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards.)
In this Aug. 28, 1963, file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington. Today marks the 25th federal observance of the birth of King, one of America's most celebrated citizens, and the only non-U.S. president to be honored with a national holiday. (AP Photo/File)
Question: How has Martin Luther King Jr. affected your life?
The Facebook tale "The Social Network" won top honors Sunday at the Golden Globes with four prizes, including best drama and director, solidifying its prospects as an Academy Awards favorite. Winning the dramatic lead-acting prizes were Colin Firth for the British monarchy saga "The King's Speech" and Natalie Portman for the psychosexual thriller "Black Swan." Lead-acting honors for the Globes' musical or comedy categories went to Annette Bening for the lesbian-family story "The Kids Are All Right" and Paul Giamatti for the curmudgeon tale "Barney's Version." The boxing drama "The Fighter" earned both supporting acting Globes, for Christian Bale and Melissa Leo/David Germain, AP. More here.
Question: Was "The Social Network" the best movie of 2010?
Ricky Gervais, from the monologue: “Let’s get on with it before NBC replaces me with Jay Leno.”
Sir Paul McCartney, presenting best animated feature: “Animation is not just for children, it is also for adults who take drugs.”
Ricky Gervais, holding a draft beer: “Cheers. I’ve had a couple, I’m not gonna lie to you. I like a drink as much as the next man. Unless the next man is Mel Gibson.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger, introducing “Avatar”: “I made a deal with Fox that half the proceeds from the movie will go straight to California’s budget.”
Jeff Bridges, accepting for “Crazy Heart”: “You’re really screwing up my under-appreciated status here.” Full list.
I can’t remember the last time I watched an awards show. Do you watch them?
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