Golden Globes: at least they didn’t run long

The writers’ strike certainly made an impact on the Golden Globe Awards this year. No glitz, no glamour, no stars, no oops-Christine-Lahti-is-in-the-bathroom moments. Shots of the red carpet were replaced by shots of those red-and-black WGA picket signs. But, as cohost (and pinhead) Billy Bush noted, the winners still deserved recognition, so some sort of show had to go on. Here are some highlights of last night’s Golden Globes Winners Special on NBC. (Images are from the press conference rather than the broadcast, but you get the idea.)

MOVIES

Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose

Best Actress, Drama: Julie Christie, Away From Her

Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There

Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd


Best Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men


Best Picture, Comedy or Musical: Sweeney Todd


Best Picture, Drama: Atonement


Best Director: Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

TELEVISION

Best Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, Damages

Best Actress, Comedy: Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Best Supporting Actress: Samantha Morton, Longford

Best Actress, Miniseries or TV movie: Queen Latifah, Life Support

Best Actor, Drama: Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Best Actor, Comedy: David Duchovny, Californication

Best Supporting Actor: Jeremy Piven, Entourage

Best Comedy: Extras (HBO)


Best Drama: Mad Men

And now, my awards:

Stupidest comment of the awards special: Cohost Billy Bush, who thought it was strange for Cate Blanchett to win for I’m Not There — “because at the end of the day, it’s a woman imitating a man.” Well, it’s a lot more believable than Billy Bush imitating someone who knows something about TV and film.

Most painfully missed opportunity to see a hot actress make a clever, heartfelt speech: Glenn Close’s win for Damages

Biggest “what’s that?” moment: Samantha Morton’s win for Longford — not just because few people have heard of Longford, but because she looked nothing like herself (and sort of like Dark Willow)

Biggest “he was robbed!” moment: Alec Baldwin’s loss to David Duchovny for Best Actor in a TV Comedy

Biggest “they were robbed!” moment: 30 Rock losing to Extras for Best TV Comedy

Best fond memories of a movie: Every mention of Juno

Overall, the Winners Special was like an extended episode of Access Hollywood. Which is OK, unless you were hoping to see something else, like … hmm, I dunno … an awards show. The victories felt a little hollow, didn’t they? On the other hand, they also felt a lot more concise. That’s three hours of my life I got back!

For the full list of winners, visit the HFPA website.

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