Sunday, January 30, 2011

Screen Actors Guild Awards- Real-Time Updates

The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards begin in a few minutes, where Hollywood actors salute themselves in 13 categories. Academy-Award winner Ernest Borgnine (Marty, McHale's Navy) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award tonight as well. At 94, Borgnine is not missing a beat, and he is still actively working on projects.


8:00PM- I love seeing actors on the Red Carpets; Actors sharing why they are actors

8:03PM- Betty White (Hot in Cleveland) and Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) begin the celebration of the SAG Awards presenting the first category of the night- Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series.

8:06PM- Steve Buscemi wins the SAG Award for his role as Nucky Thompson in Boardwalk Empire. Emmy next?

8:07PM- "I was given an award by Alec (Baldwin) and Betty White [...] I didn't know that this was going to be the first one, and I'm nervous."- Steve Buscemi

8:08PM- Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo present the first nominee for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture- The Kids Are All Right.

8:10PM- Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) and Cory Monteith (Glee) present the second award of the night- Female Actor in a Drama Series.

8:12PM- Julianna Margulies wins her 2nd in a row for The Good Wife.

8:13PM- "I love my job so much, and I'm so grateful to Robert and Michelle King for giving me the job of a lifetime."- Julianna Margulies

8:14PM- "My beautiful friends and family, you are so inspiring to me."- Julianna Margulies

8:15PM- First Commercial Break

8:19PM- Promo about joining Angie Harmon's Conversation on Twitter during the Awards

8:20PM- Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Taye Diggs (Rent) present the Nominees for the Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series.

8:22PM- Boardwalk Empire wins the SAG Award for Ensemble Acting in a Drama Series.

8:23PM- "I lost my speech on the other paper [...] I'm glad we won, because I love all the actors in the cast."- Steve Buscemi; "I have time left, and I'm supposed to keep talking."- Buscemi

8:24PM- The President of the Screen Actors Guild- Ken Howard (1776, The White Shadow, Grey Gardens)

8:26PM- Dennis Haysbert (24) introduces a segment on commercials and actors who keep us entertained through advertising.

8:29PM- Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) presents the fourth category- Female Actor in a Supporting Role (in a Motion Picture).

8:31PM- Melissa Leo wins the SAG for The Fighter.

8:33PM- "Thank you girls for helping me bring home a man I can be with tonight."- Melissa Leo (on her SAG Award, giving a shout-out to the actresses who played her daughters in "The Fighter")

8:34PM- 2nd Commercial Break

8:38PM- Among the commercials in this break are a dude texting while driving (a clip of which was seen in the aforementioned commercial montage) and a movie with Liam Neeson and January Jones.

8:39PM- Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation) presents the nominees for Male Actor in a Comedy Series.

8:41PM- "The best actor in this category, according to some people Alec Baldwin."- Amy Poehler

8:41PM- Alec Baldwin repeats as Best Male Actor in 30 Rock.

8:42PM- Jon Hamm (Mad Men) presents the award for Female Actor in a Comedy Series. "They called the funniest female actor in comedy to present this"

8:44PM- "The funniest actress according to Amy Poehler and the Betty White."- Jon Hamm; Betty White, at 89 years young, wins the SAG Award for Hot in Cleveland, the first major award for 15 year-old cable network TV Land.

8:46PM- "I cannot believe this. And they had to get the old rollout at the stairs. There wasn't a prayer. I'm so lucky to be at 89 working with...(applause)...You didn't applaud when I turned 40, but I'm working on the happiest set on the business."- Betty White

8:47PM- Helena Bonham-Carter, Colin Firth, and Geoffrey Rush present the second Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture nominee, The King's Speech.

8:49PM- Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles) and LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles) present the Ensemble in a Comedy Series category.

8:51PM- Modern Family wins the SAG Award for Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

8:52PM- "When the cast wanted me to speak, I said, 'Geez, I hope we don't win.'"- Ed O'Neill

8:53PM- Another Commercial Break

8:58PM- Back again. Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman present the third Ensemble Acting nominee, Black Swan.

9:00PM- TV Veteran Tim Conway (McHale's Navy, The Carol Burnett Show, announcer to TVLand) introduces the Lifetime Achievement Award to Ernest Borgnine.

9:08PM- "And they don't make them like Ernest Borgnine anymore."- SAG Awards Announcer

9:09PM- Morgan Freeman (Red) presents the SAG Award for Lifetime Achievement to Borgnine. ("Ernest Borgnine is a practicing Italian.")

9:11PM- Ernest Borgnine, at 94 years young, gives an eloquent acceptance speech.

9:12PM- More categories coming up after this commercial break, plus the In Memoriam Tribute

9:16PM- Flipping back to the Pro Bowl during the commercial break; on 4th & 9, Philip Rivers slings a touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne in traffic, to cut the NFC's lead from 42-7 to 42-14. A lot of catching up to do for the AFC.

9:17PM- Robin Wright (Santa Barbara, Forrest Gump, Empire Falls) and Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) present Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries.

9:20PM- An absent Al Pacino wins for his role as Dr. Death in You Don't Know Jack.

9:21PM- Armie Hammer, Spider Man (Andrew Garfield), this Generation's Sinatra/Michael Jackson (Justin Timberlake), and Jesse Eisenberg (last night's SNL host) introduce the fourth Ensemble film nominee about Harvard classmates who create Facebook, The Social Network.

9:22PM- Rosario Dawson (Rent) and Josh Duhamel (All My Children, Las Vegas, When in Rome, Transformers movies) present Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries.

9:23PM- Claire Danes wins the SAG for her role as Temple Grandin.

9:26PM- Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank introduces the In Memoriam Segment

9:29PM- In Memoriam: Jill Clayburgh, Leslie Nielsen, Lynn Redgrave, Robert Culp, Gloria Stuart, Kevin McCarthy, John Forsythe, Anne Francis, Pernell Roberts, Harold Gould, David Nelson, Frances Reid, Larry Keith, Patricia Neal, Danny Aiello III, June Havoc, James MacArthur, Barbara Billingsley, Gary Coleman, Rue McClanahan, Zelda Rubinstein, Fred Foy, Janet MacLachlan, Fess Parker, Lena Horne, Peter Haskell, Peter Graves, Dixie Carter, Tom Bosley, Kathryn Grayson, Peyte Postlethwaite, Steve Landsesberg, Eddie Fisher, Tony Curtis, Jean Simmons, Dennis Hopper

9:30PM- Commercial Break

9:35PM- Only four categories left...Susan Sarandon presents the Award for Supporting Male Actor in a Motion Picture.

9:37PM- Christian Bale wins for his role in The Fighter.

9:38PM- Christian Bale is surprised by his real-life counterpart (Dickie Ecklund) on the stage accepting his SAG Award.

9:40PM- Amy Adams and Mark Wahlberg present the fifth and final nominee for Ensemble in a Motion Picture, The Fighter.

9:41PM- "It's not like the DGA's. We're not gonna run five hours. We'll all be home for dinner."- Mark Wahlberg presenting The Fighter

9:42PM- Jeff Bridges presents the Female Actor in a Motion Picture Award.

9:44PM- Natalie Portman dances to victory as the Best Female Actor in a Motion Picture for Black Swan.

9:45PM- Portman thanks SAG for everything; Portman has been acting since 11

9:46PM- Coming up- only two prizes left- Male Actor and Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture. (flipping back) NFC leads AFC 45-28 after three quarters.

9:51PM- Back for one last time as Nicole Kidman presents the Male Actor in a Motion Picture Award, the penultimate category of the night.

9:53PM- Colin Firth wins the SAG for his role as King George VI in The King's Speech.

9:55PM- "I'd like to thank security for letting me into the building."- Colin Firth, jokingly, while accepting his SAG Award

9:56PM- All the excitement has led to this. The final award of the evening, brought to you by Donald Sutherland (M*A*S*H, Klute)

9:57PM- The cast of The King's Speech wins the SAG Award for Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture, therefore putting another nail into The Social Network's coffin.

9:58PM- "It shouldn't be called the SAG award, it should be the Uplifting award."/"This film was originally going to be called The King's Therapist's Speech."- Geoffrey Rush, accepting the SAG Award for The King's Speech.

10:00PM- This game is over. I'm having second thoughts of accepting The Social Network's friend request.

A recap of the Guild Awards coming in February's BC Bulletin, which will be coming up like roses on Tuesday afternoon.

Last-Second SAG Predix + Directors Guild Upset Alert

The Screen Actors Guild Awards will begin in a little over an hour, as Hollywood's actors celebrate themselves. The Fighter leads with five nominations, including Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Here are the final predix for all 13 races:
Cast, Motion Picture: The King's Speech
Actor: Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Female Actor: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Supporting Female Actor: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
Female Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Cast, Drama: Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Female Actor, Drama: Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer (TNT)
Cast, Comedy: Glee (Fox)
Actor, Comedy: Ed O'Neill, Modern Family (ABC)
Female Actor, Comedy: Betty White, Hot in Cleveland (TVLand)

Last Night, The Social Network took another setback as Tom Hooper won the Director's Guild prize for helming The King's Speech. The King's Speech leads with 12 Oscar Nominations, including Best Picture.

Other Director's Guild Winners:
Martin Scorsese- "Boardwalk Empire" (TV Drama)
Mick Jackson- Temple Grandin (Miniseries/TV Movie)
Michael Spiller- "Modern Family" (TV Comedy)
Larry Carpenter- "One Life to Live" (Daytime Soap)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oscar Speaks Loudly To The 'King' With 12 Nominations

"The King's Speech", a film about the speech impedient of King George VI, leads all movies with 12 nominations, including Best Picture, at this year's Academy Awards.

The nominations were announced this morning at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Hollywood, presented by Academy Chair Tom Sherak and last year's Supporting Actress winner, Mo'Nique.

"The King's Speech" dethroned perceived frontrunner "The Social Network" at the Producer's Guild Award, winning the Best Picture prize there, recently. "The Social Network" was friended in almost every single high-profile awards ceremony for Best Picture until then, including the Golden Globes. "The Social Network" is tied with "Inception" as the third-most nominated movie with eight nominations.

The nominees for Best Picture are "Black Swan", "The Fighter", "Inception", "The Kids Are All Right", "The King's Speech", "127 Hours", "The Social Network", "Toy Story 3", "True Grit", and "Winter's Bone".

The Best Director category is back to the same old "Boy's Club" after Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win this coveted Oscar race last year. The five men up for the prize are Darren Aronofsky for "Black Swan", David Fincher for "The Social Network", Tom Hooper for "The King's Speech", David O. Russell for "The Fighter", and the Coen Brothers for "True Grit".

The nominees for Best Actor in a Motion Picture are Javier Bardem for the Mexican film "Biutiful", Jeff Bridges for "True Grit", Jesse Eisenberg for "The Social Network", Colin Firth for "The King's Speech", and this year's Oscar co-host James Franco for "127 Hours".

The nominees for Best Actress in a Motion Picture are Annette Bening for "The Kids Are All Right", Nicole Kidman for "Rabbit Hole", Jennifer Lawrence for "Winter's Bone", Natalie Portman for "Black Swan", and Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine".

Noticeable snubs included Andrew Garfield ("The Social Network") in Supporting Actor, Mila Kunis ("Black Swan") in Supporting Actress, Mark Wahlberg ("The Fighter") in Best Actor, and Christopher Nolan ("Inception") for Best Director. "Waiting for Superman" was snubbed in the Documentary Feature race, where it had been the perceived favorite to win that award.

Wahlberg and Nolan, however are competing in the Best Picture category, as producers of "The Fighter" and "Inception", respectively. Nolan also got an Original Screenplay nomination, as well.

Winners will be announced at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, which will be broadcast live on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on February 27. James Franco and Anne Hathaway are the hosts, and the Oscar show this year will be produced by Don Mischer and Bruce Cohen.

To view the complete list of nominees, go to

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Oscar Shortlists

The 83rd Annual Academy Award Nominations will be announced on Tuesday morning, and shortlists were recently revealed in some of the categories.

Animated Feature

Short Animated

Documentary Short

Documentary Feature

Foreign Language Film

Short Film

Visual Effects



“Black Swan” Dances With 14 Bryan Movie Award Nominations


January 21, 2011

The dark thriller “Black Swan” danced away with 14 Bryan Movie Award nominations, including Best Picture, Director (Darren Aronofsky), and Actress (Natalie Portman) on Friday.

“Black Swan” is about a ballerina who auditions for the role of the White Swan in “Swan Lake” but loses her mind as she acts more like the Black Swan.
The recent Golden Globe champ for Motion Picture-Drama, “The Social Network” has 10 Bryan Movie Award Nominations, including Best Picture, Director (David Fincher), and Actor (Jesse Eisenberg).

“‘The Social Network’ is more than about the creation of Facebook,” said Bryan Awards creator Bryan Curtiss. “It is about many things- power, inspiration, greed, and it features characters you can root for. It is in the drivers seat this awards season.”

The other eight Best Picture nominees are “Alice in Wonderland”, the latest Tim Burton-Johnny Depp collaboration; “127 Hours”; “The Kids Are All Right”, a film about a sperm donor coming back to the lives of a lesbian couple; “Inception”; “The King’s Speech”, the story of King George VI; “Toy Story 3”, the sequel to “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2”; “The Fighter”; and “True Grit”, the Coen Brothers remake of the Oscar-winning 1969 John Wayne film.

Winners will be announced on February 20. To view the complete list of nominees, go to

Best Picture:
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Best Director:
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
David Fincher (The Social Network)
Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)
Christopher Nolan (Inception)
David O. Russell (The Fighter)
Best Actor:
Jeff Bridges (True Grit)
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
Colin Firth (The King's Speech)
James Franco (127 Hours)
Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter)

Best Actress:
Annette Bening & Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right)
Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
Gwyneth Paltrow (Country Strong)
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale (The Fighter)
Andrew Garfield (The Social Network)
Jeremy Renner (The Town)
Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right)
Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams (The Fighter)
Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech)
Mila Kunis (Black Swan)
Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)

Best Younger Performer:
Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right)
Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right)
Best Adapted Screenplay:
I Love You, Phillip Morris
127 Hours
The Social Network
The Town
True Grit
Best Original Screenplay:
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech

Best Animated Feature:
How To Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3

Best Performance by a Cast:
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network
To view the complete list of nominees, go to

‘Airbender’ Soars Off With 16 Silver Garbage Film Nods, ‘Sex’, ‘Eclipse’ Garner Multiple Nods


January 21, 2011

“The Last Airbender” leads all films with 16 Silver Garbage Film Nods, including Worst Picture and Director (M. Night Shyamalan) at the first-ever Silver Garbage Film Awards.

The categories in this category were formerly part of the Bryan Movie Awards, but were separated to provide clarity to the Bryan Movie Awards.

“In years past, it was utterly confusing to say that ‘this movie here’ led the Best of Movies with 15 nominations, while ‘that movie here’ led the Worst of Movies with 12 nominations,” said Bryan Awards creator Bryan Curtiss. “It’s a more clearer and understanding picture. Both awards will be posted on the exact same web page, but they will be two separate awards shows, and I feel that singling out the worst of the big screen fits under the Silver Garbage label.”

The Silver Garbage Awards, are the name of Curtiss’s annual “Worst of Television” awards, honoring the worst programs of the small screen.
Joining “Airbender” in the Worst Picture Category are “The Back-Up Plan”, Jennifer Lopez’s romantic comedy about a woman trying to get pregnant; “Sex and the City 2”, the sequel to the first “Sex and the City” movie; “Burlesque”; “Jonah Hex”, a live action version of the DC Comics Civil War hero; “Grown-Ups”; “Tooth Fairy”; “The Last Song”, Miley Cyrus’s film, based on the Nicholas Sparks (“The Notebook”) novel; and “Yogi Bear”, a live-action remake of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon.

Winners for the Silver Garbage Film Awards will be announced on February 20. The nominees for the regular Silver Garbage TV Awards will be announced in early July with the winners for that being announced on the eve of the telecast for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

To view the complete list of nominees, go to


Worst Picture:
The Back-Up Plan
Jonah Hex
The Last Airbender
The Last Song
Sex and the City 2
Tooth Fairy
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Yogi Bear

Worst Director:
Dennis Dugan (Grown-Ups)
Jimmy Hayward (Jonah Hex)
M. Night Shyamalan (The Last Airbender)
Julie Anne Robinson (The Last Song)
Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City 2)

Worst Actor:
Dan Aykroyd (Yogi Bear)
Josh Brolin (Jonah Hex)
Dwayne (formerly known as The Rock) Johnson (Tooth Fairy)
Robert Pattinson (Remember Me & Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
Adam Sandler (Grown-Ups)

Worst Actress:
Christina Aguilera (Burlesque)
Miley Cyrus (The Last Song)
Megan Fox (Jonah Hex)
Jennifer Lopez (The Back-Up Plan)
Kristen Stewart (Twilight Saga: Eclipse)

Worst Supporting Actor:
Dev Patel (The Last Airbender)
Jackson Rathbone (The Last Airbender & Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
Mickey Rourke (The Expendables & Iron Man 2 & Passion Play)
Rob Schneider (Grown-Ups)
David Spade (Grown-Ups)

Worst Supporting Actress:
Cher (Burlesque)
Salma Hayek Pinault (Grown-Ups)
Bryce Dallas Howard (Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender)
Kelly Preston (The Last Song)

Worst Screenplay:
The Last Airbender
Sex and the City 2
Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Performance by a Cast:
The Last Airbender
Sex and the City 2
Twilight Saga: Eclipse

To view the complete list, go to

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The 68th Golden Globe Awards: LIVE Real-Time Updates

In less than an hour from now, the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC live from the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel. The stars from television and movies will all be out tonight for what is billed as "the party of the year". Expect a lot of surprises, and as usual, lots of great fashion.

1st Update- 7:35PM: I have not turned the channel to the pregame show yet, as I am still watching football, as the New York Jets put the final nail in the New England Patriots coffin, taking a 27-14 lead right now with 1:46 left in the game. And now it's 28-14 Jets. (Courtesy of our brother blog, DJBC Sports Corner). (7:48PM) Jets win 28-21 and will play at Pittsburgh next Sunday night.

8PM- The show has just begun, following the Red Carpet pre-show co-hosted by Carson Daly & Natalie Morales. Morales looks stunning in her gown reporting on the red carpet.

8:01PM- "It's going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking, or as Charlie Sheen would call it, breakfast."- Ricky Gervais in his opening monologue

8:02PM- "Wanna see Cher? No, because it's not 1975."- Ricky Gervais in his opening monologue
8:03PM- "My lawyers helped me with the wording of the joke. They're not here."- Gervais in his opening monologue about the snub of "I Love You, Philip Morris"/the Scientology joke

8:05PM- First Category of the Night- Scarlett Johannson presents Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

8:06PM- Christian Bale wins for Supporting Actor for his role as a drug addict in the film "The Fighter."

8:09PM- Julie Bowen (Modern Family) and LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles) present the Actress in a TV Series-Drama Category.

8:10PM- "Peg Bundy" (Katey Sagal in real-life) wins for Best Actress in a TV Series-Drama for the F/X Show "Sons of Anarchy".

8:12PM- Commercial Break

8:16PM- After a commercial break; Julianne Moore and Kevin Spacey introduce Gia Mantegna, daughter of "Criminal Minds" co-star Joe Mantegna as Miss Golden Globe; Moore and Spacey introduce the Miniseries or TV Movie.

8:17PM- "Carlos" is about Carlos the Jackal; "Pillars of the Earth" takes place in 12th Century England

8:18PM- "Carlos" about Spanish terrorist Carlos the Jackal pulls off a shocker by winning Best Miniseries or TV Movie, knocking off Emmy winners "The Pacific" and "Temple Grandin".

8:21PM- "Please present Ashton Kutcher's dad, Bruce Willis"- Ricky Gervais. Bruce Willis presents "Red", Best Motion Picture-Comedy Nominee, starring Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Dame Helen Mirren, and Mary-Louise Parker.

8:23PM- Two actors from "Country Strong"- Leighton Meester present Supporting Actor in a TV Program.

8:24PM- Chris Colfer wins the Golden Globe for Supporting Actor in a TV Program for his role as Kurt Hummel on "Glee".

8:25PM- "I think I dropped my heart between Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore. If anyone sees my heart, please pick it up for me...I'd like to thank Ryan Murphy for being my fairy all the kids who our show celebrates, who are being constantly told 'no'..."- Chris Colfer in his acceptance speech

8:26PM- Commercial Break

8:30PM- We're back. Michelle Pfeiffer presents Alice in Wonderland, the next Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy nominee, directed by Tim Burton, and the latest Tim Burton-Johnny Depp collaboration, starring Depp as the Mad Hatter.

8:31PM- Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) introduces the President of the Hollywood Foreign Press

8:33PM- Milla Jovovich (The Three Musketeers) and Kevin Bacon introduce Actor in a TV Series- Drama.

8:34PM- Steve Buscemi wins for Best Actor in a TV Series- Drama for HBO's new hit drama, "Boardwalk Empire" about Prohibition in 1920s Atlantic City.

8:35PM- "First of all, I have to thank Table 114, you guys are a lot of I have to put my glasses on before they play that sad music."- Steve Buscemi

8:37PM- Bacon and Jovovich also Present Best TV Series- Drama.

8:38PM- The streak is over- Boardwalk Empire halts Mad Men's three-year winning streak in the Drama Series race. Could this be a precursor to next August at the Emmys?

8:38PM- "Holy f-in crap, we just won a Golden Globe Award."- Terence Winter, creator/writer/executive producer of "Boardwalk Empire"

8:39PM- "And to my family in Brooklyn, I can't believe I'm sitting in a table next to Al Pacino either."- Terence Winter

8:39PM- Commercial Break

8:42PM- Ted Williams' Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Commercial

8:43PM- We're baaaaaaaack...Andrew Garfield introduces "The Social Network", the first of five Motion Picture-Drama nominees

8:44PM- "That's my favorite movie of the year. The creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is worth 7 million dollars."- Ricky Gervais

8:45PM- Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) and Jennifer Lopez (Gigli, American Idol) present Original Song in a Motion Picture

8:45PM- "That was close. I almost wore the exact same thing."- Alec Baldwin (to Jennifer Lopez)

8:46PM- "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" from the gawd-awful "Burlesque" for Original Song. Diane Warren, the songwriter wins her first Golden Globe.

8:49PM- Baldwin and Lopez also present Best Original Score for a Motion Picture as well.

8:50PM- Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win for composing the score to "The Social Network".

8:51PM- Commercial Break

8:55PM- We're back. Justin Bieber and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) present nominees for Animated Feature.

8:57PM- "Toy Story 3", the third of the "Toy Story" movies, by no surprises wins for Animated Feature. Well-deserved win. We all knew it was coming back in June. Next stop, Kodak Theatre in Hollywood

8:57PM- "Wow, were you two even born when the first 'Toy Story' movie came out?"- Toy Story 3 director, on Bieber and Steinfeld

8:59PM- Robert Downey Jr. presents the next category, Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy

9PM- "I don't know if an actress can do her best work, unless I first slept with her."- Robert Downey Jr. presenting Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy

9:02PM- Annette Bening wins for "The Kids Are All Right", beating her better half in the film, Julianne Moore, in the Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy

9:03PM- "Julianne, you are a class act, thank you."- Annette Bening (citing her co-star, who helped make "The Kids Are All Right" possible)

9:05PM- "...and to the 1962 Golden Globe Winner for Most Promising Male Star, my husband, Warren Beatty."- Annette Bening

9:06PM- Commercial Break

9:09PM- Sylvester Stallone presents the second Motion Picture-Drama nominee, "The Fighter"

9:11PM- Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech) and Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) present Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie.

9:12PM- Al Pacino wins the Golden Globe as Dr. Death for "You Don't Know Jack".

9:15PM- Rush and Swinton present the female counterpart for the latter category as well- Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

9:16PM- Claire Danes wins the Golden Globe for "Temple Grandin"

9:17PM- "I have to go fast, because that thing will yell at me."- Claire Danes during her acceptance speech

9:18PM- "She's working with incredible zeal on working with autism and on animal behavior."- Claire Danes about Temple Grandin

9:19PM- Commercial Break

9:23PM- Zac Efron presents the third Musical or Comedy in a Motion Picture Nominee- "The Kids are All Right", about a sperm donor returning to the lives of a lesbian couple

9:24PM- "He starred as the main role in the remake of a TV Show that I created, and now he's leaving the show, and killing cash cow for the both of us."- Ricky Gervais (on Steve Carell)

9:24PM- Tina Fey (SNL, 30 Rock) and Steve Carell (The Office) present the nominees for Best Screenplay

9:25PM- "Screenplays we would have written if we had time."- Tina Fey; "It never gets old"- Steve Carell; "And then there is the story of social networking and how it almost destroyed us."- Fey; "I heard about that movie on Facebook from a friend I've never met."- Carell

9:27PM- Aaron Sorkin wins the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay for "The Social Network". It was 10 Years ago at the Globes that Sorkin won a Globe for TV Series-Drama for the most-honored Drama Series in the history of the Emmy Awards- "The West Wing"

9:28PM- "And I want to thank all the female nominees tonight for helping demonstrate to my young daughter that elite is not a bad word, it's an aspirational one. Honey, look around, smart girls have more fun, and you’re one of them."- Aaron Sorkin

9:29PM- Supporting Actress in a Television Program

9:30PM- A Supporting sweep for the Gleeks of McKinley High as Jane Lynch wins for Supporting Actress for "Glee".

9:31PM- "I'm nothing, if but falsely humbled."; "I get these 14-year olds vibrating out of their bodies telling me how wonderful 'Glee' is."- Jane Lynch

9:32PM- Commercial Break

9:35PM- Back to the Beverly Hilton and the Party....

9:36PM- "...A category that nobody cares about."- Ricky Gervais on the Foreign Language Film category

9:36PM- Olivia Wilde (House) and Robert Pattinson (Twilight series) present Best Foreign Language Film.

9:37PM- They will be celebrating this Globe win in the streets of Copenhagen; "In a Better World" from Denmark wins the Globe for Best Foreign Language Film

9:38PM- Dame Helen Mirren presents The King's Speech, nominee for Motion Picture- Drama

9:39PM- "This film was inseminated in Australia...was gestated in England...and given life by a beautiful team..."- Helen Mirren on "The King's Speech", about King George VI's stammering speech

9:40PM- Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives) and Blair Underwood (LA Law, The Event) present Actress in a TV Series- Comedy or Musical

9:41PM- Laura Linney wins for "The Big C"; Linney was unable to attend the Golden Globes tonight due to the death of her father, playwright Romulus Linney IV.

9:42PM- Commercial Break; Gotta love Ernst & Young....they have the answer to everything, including who wins.

9:44PM- Kraft Macaroni and Cheese...if I wasn't blogging live reactions, I would get some right now...

9:45PM- "Must See TV" > "Comedy Night Done Right" (NBC's new three-hour Thursday night comedy block)

9:46PM- Back again....Jane Fonda returns to the Globes for the first time in a quarter-century; Jane presents "Burlesque", the least deserving Golden Globe nominee for Musical or Comedy Motion Picture; hopefully John Wilson gives "Burlesque" a ton of Razzie nods next week. ;)

9:47PM- Matthew Bomer (Royal Pains, Guiding Light) & Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) present Lead Actor in a TV Series- Comedy or Musical (or the other way around)

9:48PM- Kaley blushed when she read the envelope, which meant that her Emmy-winning co-star Jim Parsons won the Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series- Musical or Comedy

9:48PM- ^^"Kaley, if you can't tell, she's on the show with me."- Jim Parsons, accepting the Globe

9:50PM- Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) presents Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

9:51PM- Melissa Leo wins the Golden Globe for "The Fighter"

9:51PM- "All that and a kiss from Jeremy Irons."- Melissa Leo, accepting her Globe

9:53PM- Commercial Break; up next is the Cecil B. DeMille Award

9:58PM- Matt Damon presents the Cecil B. DeMille Award Lifetime Achievement Award to Academy Award winner Robert DeNiro

9:58PM- "I don't go to movies a lot, because I'm too busy making them."- Matt Damon

10:01PM- Long clip show montage of Robert DeNiro's illustrious career

10:03PM- Standing ovation for Robert DeNiro

10:05PM- "Matt Damon will someday get his own Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, and I hope to present it to him, if I'm still alive."- Robert DeNiro, on stage

10:09PM- Commercial Break

10:13PM- Back to Beverly Hills; Megan Fox presents the next "The Tourist", the fifth and final Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy Nominee.

10:14PM- Annette Bening presents the Best Director nominees

10:15PM- David Fincher wins for Best Director for Facebook...I mean, "The Social Network"

10:16PM- "I had no idea when I finished this film five months ago that I would be up here."/"Aaron and Scott, thank you for giving me your baby."- David Fincher accepting the Golden Globe for Best Director

10:17PM- Jimmy Fallon (SNL, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) and this month is named after her- January Jones (Mad Men) present TV Series- Musical or Comedy

10:17PM- "I love the Golden Globes. Everyone gets to drink and have a good time."- January Jones; "Nobody is pretentious..."- Jimmy Fallon

10:18PM- Glee-peat!! "Glee" wins for TV Series- Musical or Comedy for the second straight year

10:19PM- "Thank you to public school teachers. You don't get paid for it, but you are doing the most important job in America. Thank you very much."- "Glee" co-creator Ian Brennan, "Glee" acceptance speech

10:20PM- "Will Johnny Depp beat Johnny Depp?"- The Announcer

10:20PM- Another Commercial Break; hopefully I get to see the Ted Williams Kraft commercial one more time.

10:24PM- Alicia Keys presents the fourth Best Picture Drama Nominee- "The Black Swan", a psychological thriller which is more disturbing than Cam Newton's Heisman Trophy win

10:25PM- Halle Berry presents the Nominees for Actor in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy- Can Johnny Depp beat Johnny Depp?

10:26PM- ^^ The Answer is NO...Paul Giamatti wins for "Barney's Version". Paul's late dad banned Pete Rose from baseball FOR LIFE.

10:26PM- "I'm a little jacked up, because I ate five boxes of Godiva chocolates. I never fell in love with Godiva chocolates."- Paul Giamatti

10:27PM- "I got to smoke and drink and (CENSORED) and get paid for it."- Paul Giamatti

10:28PM- Commercial Break; up next is Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

10:31PM- Down to the Wire...Two Best Picture Prizes, and Actor & Actress, Motion Picture-Drama are

10:32PM- And, we're baaaccck....Joseph Gordon-Levitt ([500] Days of Summer, Inception, 3rd Rock from the Sun) presents Inception, the fifth and final Motion Picture-Drama nominee; Remember when "South Park" did a spoof of "Inception"? Creating the world into a dream, filling it with a bunch of secrets, called inception...

10:33PM- Jeff Bridges presents Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama

10:34PM- Probably the most up-in-the-air category, Natalie Portman wins the Golden Globe for "Black Swan".

10:35PM- "Jeff Bridges, I love you, Thank you."- Natalie Portman, accepting her Globe

10:37PM- Tom Hanks and Tim Allen present the Golden Globe for Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy

10:38PM- "We can kindly recall when Ricky Gervais was a chubby and a politely kind comedian."- Tom Hanks; "Neither of which he is now."- Tim Allen

10:39PM- "According to the HFP and Table 114, the Golden Globe goes to...The Kids are All Right."- Tom Hanks & Tim Allen

10:40PM- The Kids Are All Right wins the Golden Globe for Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical

10:42PM- Another Commercial Break; the NBC Thursday night stars in a promo for "Comedy Night Done Right"; "Amy Poehler and I are like Oprah and Gayle, only we're not denying anything."- Tina Fey in the promo

10:44PM- Only two categories left...

10:45PM- Back again...

10:46PM- Sandra Bullock presents the Golden Globe for Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama.

10:47PM- Colin Firth wins the Globe for his role as King George VI in "The King's Speech".

10:48PM- "Getting through mid-life stage with your dignity in tact is reassurance...this is all that stands between me and a Harley-Davidson."- Colin Firth in his acceptance speech

10:49PM- from Goldderby Forums poster 742- "When Tom Hanks and Robert Downey Jr., good sports both, are calling you out for mean-spiritedness, Ricky, it's time to re-evaluate your material. I hope he didn't ever want to work with anyone in attendance tonight."

10:50PM- One more commercial break, and one final category- Motion Picture- Drama. Can Facebook coast to Golden Globe victory?

10:54PM- Last check at traffic with Michael Douglas presenting Motion Picture- Drama. Douglas received a standing ovation from the audience, less than a week after Douglas said that he won his battle against cancer.

10:54PM- "There's got to be an easier way to get a standing ovation."- Michael Douglas

10:55PM- And the Golden Globe goes to...Facebook!!!!! "The Social Network" wins the most Golden Globes of the night- four, and now has the keys to the Honda Prius on the ride to victory at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

10:58PM- That's all she wrote on the Golden Globies. Now I'm off to write a wrap-up for the February BC Bulletin, which will include Best and Worst Dressed, a Rundown of all 25 Winners, and a recap of the ceremony. Congratulations to all the winners!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Golden Globes- The Final Countdown & Predix

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air on Sunday night on NBC, hosted by Ricky Gervais. Lots of stars from television and movies will show up for this annual "party of the year".


Motion Picture- Drama:
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
The Social Network- WILL/SHOULD WIN

Yes, "The King's Speech" has the most nominations, and is probably a sure bet to win because this is an awards show run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of foreign journalists. However, "The Social Network" is too hard to be ignored. This movie has dominated critics' lists all across the country as one of the ten best films of 2010, and with a Globe win, will sit comfortably in the driver's seat on Oscar Sunday.

Actress, Motion Picture-Drama:
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)- SHOULD WIN
Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)
Halle Berry (Frankie and Alice)
Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)- WILL WIN
Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)

Actor, Motion Picture-Drama:
Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)
Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter)
Colin Firth (The King's Speech)- WILL WIN
James Franco (127 Hours)
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)- SHOULD WIN

Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical:
Alice in Wonderland- WILL/SHOULD WIN
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist

It is no secret that Globe voters are smitten with Johnny Depp films, especially in recent history. This is a no-brainer as the latest Depp collaboration with Tim Burton will win this category. On a side note, "Burlesque" will still be in the running for another award, the Golden Raspberry.

Actress, Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical:
Emma Stone (Easy A)- SHOULD WIN
Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)
Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right)
Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs)- WILL WIN
Angelina Jolie (The Tourist)

Actor, Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical:
Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland)- WILL WIN
Paul Giamatti (Barney's Version)
Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack)
Jake Gyllenhall (Love and Other Drugs)- SHOULD WIN
Johnny Depp (The Tourist)

If Johnny Depp wins, it will be for his role as the Mad Hatter in his latest collaboration with director Tim Burton. If Depp loses, then it is up in the air to see who will win.

Supporting Actress, Motion Picture:
Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
Mila Kunis (Black Swan)- SHOULD WIN
Amy Adams (The Fighter)
Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech)- WILL WIN

Supporting Actor, Motion Picture:
Christian Bale (The Fighter)
Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)
Andrew Garfield (The Social Network)
Jeremy Renner (The Town)
Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)- WILL/SHOULD WIN

Michael Douglas has been through a lot personally in the past several months, fighting throat cancer and getting accolades for reprising his Oscar-winning role as Gordon Gecko in the sequel to the 1987 film "Wall Street". Douglas is a cinch to win this category.

Best Animated Feature:
Despicable Me
How To Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist

This isn't even close. "Toy Story 3" was the most heartbreaking movie of the summer of 2010, and is a future Best Picture nominee.

Best Director- Motion Picture:
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)- SHOULD WIN
David Fincher (The Social Network)- WILL WIN
Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)
Christopher Nolan (Inception)
David O. Russell (The Fighter)

Best Foreign Language Film:
Biutiful (Mexico/Spain)
The Concert (France)
The Edge (Russia)
I Am In Love (Italy)
In a Better World (Denmark)

Best Screenplay- Motion Picture:
Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle (127 Hours)
Christopher Nolan (Inception)
Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids are All Right)- SHOULD WIN
David Seidler (The King's Speech)
Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)- WILL WIN

Sorkin has been a Globe nominee before, but as Executive Producer of his hit TV drama "The West Wing" and short-lived dramedy "Sport Night". This is a tough race to handicap, as all of the five screenplays seem scrumptious to the writer's palate.


Best Television Series- Drama:
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)- WILL WIN
Dexter (Showtime)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Mad Men (AMC)
The Walking Dead (AMC)- SHOULD WIN

Globe voters are in love with the "IT" factor when it comes to the small screen. While "Mad Men" has won the last three years, it is time for Globe voters to step further back in time, from the 1960s to 1920 Atlantic City. A possible spoiler is AMC's "The Walking Dead".

Best Actress- Television/Drama:
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, CBS)- WILL WIN
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, AMC)
Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs, USA)
Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy, F/X)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer, TNT)- SHOULD WIN

Best Actor- Television/Drama:
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)- WILL WIN
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Showtime)- SHOULD WIN
Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC)
Hugh Laurie (House, Fox)

Best Television Series- Comedy or Musical:
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
The Big C (Showtime)
Glee (Fox)- WILL WIN
Modern Family (ABC)- SHOULD WIN
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
30 Rock (NBC)

Yes, "Modern Family" won the Emmy back in August, but "Glee" is a universal hit, both on the small screen and on the Billboard charts. Can you sing "repeat"?

Best Actress- Television/Comedy or Musical:
Toni Collette (The United States of Tara, Showtime)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, Showtime)
Tina Fey (30 Rock, NBC)
Laura Linney (The Big C, Showtime)- WILL/SHOULD WIN
Lea Michele (Glee, Fox)

Best Actor- Television/Comedy or Musical:
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, NBC)
Steve Carell (The Office, NBC)- SHOULD WIN
Thomas Jane (Hung, HBO)
Matthew Morrison (Glee, Fox)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)- WILL WIN

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Carlos (Sundance Channel)
Pillars of the Earth (Starz)
Temple Grandin (HBO)
You Don't Know Jack (HBO)

Best Actress- Television/Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Hayley Atwell (Pillars of the Earth, Starz)
Claire Danes (Temple Grandin, HBO)- WILL WIN
Judi Dench (Return to Cranford, PBS)- SHOULD WIN
Romola Garai (Emma, PBS)
Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Client List, Lifetime)

Best Actor- Television/Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Idris Elba (Luther)
Ian McShane (Pillars of the Earth, Starz)
Al Pacino (You Don't Know Jack, HBO)- WILL WIN
Dennis Quaid (The Special Relationship, HBO)
Edgar Ramirez (Carlos, Sundance Channel)- SHOULD WIN

Best Supporting Actress- Television:
Hope Davis (The Special Relationship, HBO)
Jane Lynch (Glee, Fox)- WILL WIN
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Julia Stiles (Dexter, Showtime)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, ABC)- SHOULD WIN

Best Supporting Actor- Television:
Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-O, CBS)
Chris Colfer (Glee, Fox)- SHOULD WIN
Chris Noth (The Good Wife, CBS)
Ed O'Neill (Modern Family, ABC)
David Strathairn (Temple Grandin, HBO)- WILL WIN