Sunday, September 23, 2012

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Ceremony (Real-Time Blogging)

Hello, in about 45 minutes, the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on the ABC network (from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles), hosted by late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel.

(The DJBC Happy Hour's Final Predictions:

8:03PM- Love the opening sketch; Jimmy Kimmel in the ladies room; classic, from Lena Dunham eating cake to Kimmel's face being punched in

8:04PM- "We are here tonight to honor television...the only product that China has not perfected."

8:05PM- "One of every five acting nominees are British."; "What it must have been like to live in Mitt Romney's house."- Mitt Romney on Downton Abbey; "Being a Republican in Hollywood, is being a Chick-fil-a sandwich on the snack table on 'Glee'."

8:06PM- "I don't think that Obama showld be watching 'Homeland' like Charlie Sheen should not be watching 'Breaking Bad'."- Jimmy Kimmel

8:07PM- The Academy is showing us a clear message: "Show us your boobs"- Jimmy Kimmel

8:08PM- "That's how the Emmys got their name...'M-E...Emmy.'"- Kimmel

8:08PM- "Most of you will be losers."

8:09PM- We start with the Comedy categories, and a look at the year in Comedy.

8:11PM- "Here to present the first of 800 awards tonight, please welcome Amy Poehler and Louis C.K."

8:11PM- "The first presenters set the tone...what we do or say make a difference.  We could radiate love to this room or to the whole world."- Amy Poehler

8:12PM- Amy Poehler and Louis C.K. present the category for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

8:13PM- Eric Stonestreet wins his second Emmy for Modern Family.

8:14PM- "There is no Cam without Mitch...we're only Mitch and Cam if we know that."- Eric Stonestreet; "I want to share this with every actor who has an audition in Santa Monica at 5:00 tomorrow."

8:15PM- Commercial Break (Supporting Actress is next)...

8:18PM- Welcome Back... "Try to imagine your favorite television stars looking at their phones, ignoring each other."- Jimmy Kimmel

8:19PM- Jim Parsons and Zooey Deschanel present the Emmy for Writing in a Comedy Series.

8:19PM- "I base my character Jess on the real Jim."- Jim Parsons
8:19PM- "I base Sheldon on the real Zooey."- Zooey Deschanel

8:20PM- "How would your childhood teachers describe you? (Question for Writing nominees)

8:20PM- Louis C.K. wins the Emmy for Writing in a Comedy Series for "Pregnant".

8:21PM- "I won an Emmy just now."- Louis C.K.

8:22PM- "What shows would have been like before cable." (The Breaking Bad Show, a la the Andy Griffith Show)

8:23PM- Jon Cryer and Kat Dennings present the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

8:24PM- Julie Bowen is back for a second helping of Emmy with a repeat win for Modern Family.

8:25PM- "My job really amounts to my falling down wearing lipstick and nipple covers."- Julie Bowen

8:26PM- Commercial Break

8:30PM- Back to the Emmys.  Matthew Perry announces the Guest Acting winners for Comedy.  "When the Academy asked me to announce them again, I asked, 'Why do they want me to do this, the winners have already been announced.'  But then I realized I want attention."- Perry

8:32PM- Comedy Guest Acting winners Kathy Bates and Jimmy Fallo are presenting the Emmy for Directing in a Comedy Series.

8:33PM- "What kinds of people make the best Comedy directors?"

8:34PM- Steven Levitan wins the Emmy for Directing the Season 3 finale for Modern Family, "Baby on Board", which also won the covetous Bryan Award four short weeks ago.

8:34PM- "I would like to thank me for hiring me as a director when nobody else would."- Steven Levitan; "I would like to thank my wife Christa for being the best decision I ever made."; "With your cast and your crew, a complete idiot could have directed an episode of 'Modern Family'."

8:35PM- A clip with the cast of "Modern Family" (little Aubrey Anderson-Emmons is the scene stealer in this clip)

8:37PM- Mindy Kaling and Melissa McCarthy present the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

8:39PM- Ducky did it again! Jon Cryer pulls off another upset for Two and a Half Men.  He joins Robert Guillaume as the only Lead/Supporting Comedy winners in Emmy history.

8:40PM- "I did not just win this."- Jon Cryer; "This is crazy...thank you guys, good night."

8:40PM- Commercial Break

8:43PM- "I don't want to jinx it, but we've had a winner in every category."- Kimmel

8:44PM- Stephen Colbert presents the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.  "We should not have a war on women.  We should celebrate women.  Women are wonderful."

8:45PM- "Five of them are just great, and the other two- I've been told I'm out of time."- Colbert

8:46PM- Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Veep.  I think that she's the first to win three Comedy acting Emmys for regular roles in three different Comedy series.

8:46PM- JLD is reading Amy Poehler's acceptance speech.

8:47PM- "I don't see anything funny about being the Vice President of the United States."- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

8:48PM- "One last thing, isn't it a shame that Amy Poehler didn't win?"- JLD reading

8:49PM- That's all the Comedy races, and now it's time for Reality, and the "Year in Reality" clip show.

8:51PM- James Van Der Beek and Damon Wayans Jr. present the Emmy for Reality-Competition Series.

8:51PM- "A little bit of unscripted information...a score update, the Patriots lead the Ravens 3 to 0."- Damon Wayans Jr.

8:52PM- "The Amazing Race" makes it nine out of ten.

8:53PM- Commercial Break

8:56PM- A clip from "The Big Bang Theory"

8:57PM- "Not everyone there is popular...the writers and directors are there."- Penny

8:57PM- Sheldon, Leonard, and Penny are introducing the accountants from Ernst & Young in charge of the votes

8:58PM- Seth MacFarlane presents the award for Reality Host.

8:59PM- "Brian Dunkleman, Roger Lodge, Joey Greco, That's all I can think of."- Seth MacFarlane; "The winner will be signed to a record deal and the chance to charm their way into Donald Trump Jr.'s pants."

8:59PM- Tom Bergeron wins the Emmy for Reality Host.  "This is satisfying, considering Betty White kicks my ass in our mixed martial arts class."; "I would like to thank Jeff Probst for not being nominated."- Bergeron

9:01PM- The year in Drama, with the Drama clip reel, moving over to the Drama races

9:04PM- "I gotta get out less."- Jimmy Kimmel; " Our next nominee is expecting a baby, but will present the nest category because the baby cannot read yet."

9:05PM- Claire Danes presents the Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

9:05PM- Aaron Paul wins the Emmy for Breaking Bad, being the first repeat winner of sorts in 16 years.

9:06PM- "I truly didn't attempt to prepare a speech."- Aaron Paul; "Vince Gilligan and the rest of the writers, thank you so much, for not killing me off."

9:07PM- Commercial Break

9:12PM- "I would like the people watching the Emmys at home to pull a prank on the people NOT watching the Emmys at home."- Jimmy Kimmel (post "Oh my God, Tracy Morgan just passed out on stage at the Emmys, turn ABC on now.  We have a few seconds on time delay before ABC explodes.")

9:13PM- Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere present the Emmy for Writing in a Drama Series.

9:14PM- "How do you handle Writer's Block?"- Writing in a Drama Series nominees

9:15PM- Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, and Gideon Raff win the writing Emmy for the pilot of Homeland.

9:16PM- Britton & Panettiere also present the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

9:17PM- Dame Maggie Smith wins the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Downton Abbey.  Mad Men is 0-for-23 ALL-TIME in the Acting Races.

9:18PM- Commercial Break

9:22PM- Giancarlo Esposito introduces the Drama Guest Acting winners.

9:24PM- Drama Guest Acting winners Martha Plimpton and Jeremy Davies present the Directing in a Drama Series Emmy.

9:24PM- "Are You A Dramatic Person?"- Directing in a Drama Series Nominees

9:25PM- Salami (Tim Van Patten) wins the Emmy for Directing in a Drama Series for the Season 2 finale of "Boardwalk Empire", "To the Lost".

9:25PM- Jimmy Kimmel introduces a faux "Memoriam Tribute" to "the living", which are all clips of Kimmel himself through the years.  Josh Groban is at the piano singing during this "Clip Show".

9:27PM- Julianna Margulies presents the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

9:28PM- Damian Lewis wins the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Homeland.

9:28PM- "Hello, I am Damian Lewis, one of those pesky Brits.  I don't believe in judging art, but I'm proving just the case."- Damian Lewis

9:29PM- "My two children at home think I am nominated for an Emmy.  Nanny and Gulliver, Daddy just won an Emma."- Lewis

9:30PM- Commercial Break

9:36PM- "Would anyone like to trade in an Emmy for a Hot Pocket?"- Kimmel

9:36PM- Jon Hamm and Tina Fey present the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

9:38PM- Claire Danes wins the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Homeland.

9:40PM- A clip show of Variety, the year in Variety.

9:42PM- Aziz Ansari and Jane Levy present the nominees for Variety Special Writing.

9:42PM- "On behalf of the British actors, thank you Hollywood for welcoming us."- Aziz Ansari

9:44PM- Louis C.K. also wins the Writing in a Variety Special for Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theatre

9:45PM- "I wanted another one, so that's nice."- Louis C.K.

9:46PM- Commercial Break

9:49PM- Ricky Gervais presents the Emmy for Directing in a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special

9:52PM- From the stage to the truck, Glenn Weiss, who is in the truck directing the Emmys, won the Emmy for directing the 2011 Tony Awards.

9:53PM- "Mom and Dad, nine years of guilt is not able to get over quickly, thank you very much."- Glenn Weiss

9:54PM- Gervais also presents the Emmy for Variety, Music, or Comedy Series.  Can Jon Stewart make it ten in a row, or will a new winner emerge?

9:55PM- Tic-Tac-Toe, TEN IN A ROW!  (Need I say more?)

9:58PM- "We do topical comedy, which has the shelf life of egg shells after five days."- Jon Stewart

9:59PM- Commercial Break; End of Variety races, End of Second Hour

10:02PM- "You said I could do anything I wanted to, and you lied to me."- Jimmy Kimmel (after losing for Variety Series)

10:03PM- Miniseries/Movie Clip Show, the year in Miniseries/Movies

10:05PM- Steve Buscemi presents the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

10:06PM- Jessica Lange wins the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for American Horror Story (she won both the Golden Globe and the SAG Award in January as well)

10:08PM- Commercial Break

10:12PM- Bruce Rosenblum (Academy Chairperson) and Ellen DeGeneres are on the stage right now.

10:13PM- "You think that after 2 and a half hours, (Ellen DeGeneres) would be able to rustle up another pair of pants?"- Jimmy Kimmel (referring to Ellen DeGeneres in the opening sketch)

10:14PM- Kerry Washington presents the Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

10:15PM- Tom Berenger wins the Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his role as Uncle Jim Vance in "The Hatfields and McCoys".

10:15PM- "There's my 40 seconds, it's gone."; "I think that Emmy should have melted this into ten or eleven little pieces to all my family."- Tom Berenger

10:16PM- Ron Howard is on the stage to lead the Memoriam Segment, which starts with a tribute to his first TV father, Andy Griffith.

10:18PM- In Memoriam: Andy Griffith, Marvin Hamlisch, Davy Jones, Hal Kanter, Richard Dawson, Jim Paratore, Lee Rich, Sherman Hemsley, Phyllis Diller, William Asher, Celeste Holm, Michael Clarke Duncan, Lupe Ontiveros, James Farentino, Irving Fein, Heavy D, Chad Everett, Don Cornelius, Robert Hegyes & Ron Palillo, Robert Easton, Andy Rooney, John Rich, Michele O;'Callaghan, Steve Jobs, Gil Cates, Bob Henry, Albert Freeman Jr, Patrice O'Neal, Whitney Houston, Ben Gazzara, Donna Summer, Tony Scott, Kathryn Joosten, Paul Bogart, William Windom, Norman Felton, Frank Pierson, Mike Wallace, Ernest Borgnine, Harry Morgan, and Dick Clark were among those whom we lost this past year
10:22PM- Commercial Break

10:26PM- Lucy Liu and Kiefer Sutherland present the Emmys for Writing and Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.  First up, Writing.

10:27PM- Danny Strong wins the Emmy for Writing in a Miniseries or Movie for "Game Change".

10:28PM- Liu and Sutherland also present Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.

10:28PM- Julianne Moore wins the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role as Sarah Palin in Game Change.

10:29PM- "I feel so validated, because Sarah Palin gave me a big 'thumbs-down'."- Julianne Moore

10:31PM- Commercial Break

10:35PM- "I saw a moment ago that Jon Stewart is not in his seat.  He threw his Emmy in the trash and walked out backstage.  Something to remember next Emmy voting season."- Kimmel

10:36PM- ABC lovelies Ginnifer Goodwin and Emily Van Camp present the Emmy for Directing in a Miniseries or Movie

10:36PM- Jay Roach wins the Emmy for Directing for Game Change

10:36PM- "It's so freakin' hard to get films about politics done."- Jay Roach

10:37PM- Goodwin and Van Camp also present the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

10:38PM- Kevin Costner wins the Emmy for his role as William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield in "The Hatfields and McCoys"

10:39PM- "We had to go all the way to Romania to film that 'Great American Story'."- Kevin Costner

10:39PM- "For those who haven't seen it, there is always TV and reruns."- Costner

10:40PM- THREE CATEGORIES LEFT!  Can Mad Men make it "One for the Thumb" or will they suffer the biggest shutout in Emmy history?  But first...another Commercial Break

10:45PM- Andre Braugher presents the Emmy for Made for Television Movie or Miniseries.

10:46PM- Game Change wins the Emmy for Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Miniseries.  (Another Emmy win for Tom Hanks)

10:46PM- "We would like to thank the Founding Fathers..."- Tom Hanks

10:47PM- "Am I nuts or does that guy in the mustache look like Tom Hanks?"- Jimmy Kimmel

10:48PM- Julianne Moore presents the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.  Can Mad Men make it 5 in a row, or will a new champion be crowned?

10:48PM- THE STREAK IS OVER!  Homeland wins the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.  Bad news for Mad Men.  Mad Men has set a new Emmy record, that for Biggest Shutout in Emmy History, going 0-for-17.  That's right.  17 nominations, 17 losses for Mad Men.  OUCH.

10:49PM- "I don't know if they're going to cut me off, but it's the biggest night of my career."- Howard Gordon, accepting the Emmy for Homeland in Outstanding Drama Series (the 2012 Bryan Award winner for Outstanding New Series); Homeland is the VERY FIRST Drama Series winner for Showtime

10:51PM- ONE MORE CATEGORY LEFT, Michael J. Fox presents the Comedy Series Emmy, but one last commercial break

10:53PM- All the male acting winners = UPSETS; All the female acting winners = FRONTRUNNERS

10:55PM- Marty McFly and Alex P. Keaton present the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, but first, a standing ovation for Columbus's native son, Alexander P. Keaton.

10:55PM- "We were told that laughter is the best medicine, and that Facebook has a 38 percent share."

10:56PM- Modern Family makes it THREE in a row in the Comedy Series category, 45 wins and 12 nominations in three seasons.  As my college buddy Jeff would say, "Not toooo shabby."

10:57PM- What was the best and worst?  Find out tomorrow night LIVE on The DJBC Happy Hour on WCRS-FM, 102.1 FM and 98.3 FM in Columbus, Ohio and streaming online at (

10:58PM- **Steve Levitan gets cut off**; "Did you guys want to stay another hour?  Thanks for watching."-  Jimmy Kimmel closing the category

Homeland (first non-Mad Men winner since 2007)
Game Change (Miniseries/Movie champ)
Modern Family (third consecutive Comedy Series win)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (record tenth consecutive Variety Series win)
(If you count Daytime Emmys, since I didn't blog those) General Hospital (a record 9 Daytime Emmy wins)

MAD MEN = Biggest Shutout in Emmy History (17 nominations, 17 losses)
American Horror Story
Saturday Night Live (still can't beat Jon Stewart, no matter what)

11:02PM- That's all she wrote on the Emmys.  I'm going to digest what I saw tonight, and compile it for a LIVE report on tomorrow night's LIVE DJBC Happy Hour.  Congrats to all of the Emmy winners!  Good night.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcement

Right now, actress Kerry Washington & late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel are announcing the Emmy nominations.

New Academy Chair Chris Rosenblum- "This is truly a Golden Age of Television."

"This is a weird dream, isn't it?"- Jimmy Kimmel (in his Husky Bee collection)

Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Mad Men
Actress: Kathy Bates (Harry's Law), Glenn Close (Damages), Claire Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Margulies (The Good Wife), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Actor: Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Minis: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Hatfields amd McCoys, Hemingway & Gellhorn, Luther, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia- Masterpiece
Actress: Connie Britton (American Horror Story), Ashley Judd (Missing), Nicole Kidman (Hemingway & Gellhorn), Julianne Moore (Game Change), Emma Thompson (A Song of Lunch)
Actor: Kevin Costner (Hatfields and McCoys), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia), Idris Elba (Luther), Woody Harrelson (Game Change), Clive Owen (Hemingway & Gellhorn), Bill Paxton (Hatfields and McCoys)
Reality Host: Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race), Ryan Seacrest (American Idol), Betty White
Reality Competiton: The Amazing Race, Dancing With The Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef, The Voice
Variety: The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Real Time with Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live
"That could have been uncomfortable."- Jimmy Kimmel
Actress: Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Actor: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Louis CK (Louie), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Comedy Series: The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, Modern Family, 30 Rock, Veep

Robin Roberts said that a lot of people that you just see in the movies are Emmy nominees.  And she's right.  From Julianne Moore to Nicole Kidman to Kevin Costner to Glenn Close, telvision is becoming an art form, once again.

Listen to The DJBC Happy Hour on Monday night on WCRS-FM, 102.1 and 98.3 and online at for a complete wrap-up of the Emmy nominations.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

64th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations- BC's Final Picks

Pandora Will Open Up Her Emmy Nomination Box Thursday Morning

Lots of TV Stars will have visions of Emmy Statuettes dancing in their head this summer.  (Photo by Bryan Curtiss)- Bryan Curtiss, Writer

On Thursday morning, Kerry Washington and Nick Offerman will announce the nominations for the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. One or both of them could be nominees this year. The Emmy Awards honor the best of television, but that is debatable. We each have our very own tastes in what we individually consider “The Best of Television” (please refer to The Bryan Awards as an example of this). But, year in, year out, there are more twists, shocks, and surprises than on Big Brother, and like with Big Brother, with the Emmy nominations, I have learned to “expect the unexpected.”

So, with that said, here are my final Emmy nomination predictions, starting with Comedy, then Drama, followed by Movie/Miniseries, and Variety/Reality.

Outstanding Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Louie (F/X)
Modern Family (ABC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)

Upset Picks: Glee (Fox), New Girl (Fox), Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO)
Don Cheadle (House of Lies, Showtime)
Louis C.K. (Louie, F/X)
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, NBC)

Upset Picks: Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, NBC), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men, CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Laura Linney (The Big C, Showtime)
Laura Dern (Enlightened, HBO)
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl, Fox)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Tina Fey (30 Rock, NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, HBO)

Upset Picks: Lena Dunham (Girls, HBO), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly, CBS), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, Showtime), Lisa Kudrow (Web Therapy, Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family, ABC)
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family, ABC)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family, ABC)
Max Greenfield (New Girl, Fox)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, NBC)

Upset Picks: Chris Colfer (Glee, Fox), Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings, ABC), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives, ABC)
Betty White (Hot in Cleveland, TV Land)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family, ABC)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, ABC)
Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope, Fox)
Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Dark Horses: Jane Lynch (Glee, Fox), Casey Wilson (Happy Endings, ABC), Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland, TV Land), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock, NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:

Alan Alda (The Big C, Showtime)
Michael J. Fox (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO)
Matt Bomer (Glee, Fox)
Jimmy Fallon (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Will Arnett (30 Rock, NBC)
Kelsey Grammer (30 Rock, NBC)

Upset Picks: Sean Hayes (Hot in Cleveland, TV Land or Parks and Recreation, NBC), Bobby Cannavale (Modern Family, ABC), Greg Kinnear (Modern Family, ABC), Louis C.K. (Parks and Recreation, NBC), Carl Reiner (Parks and Recreation, NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:
Whoopi Goldberg (Glee, Fox)
Ellen Barkin (Modern Family, ABC)
Patricia Clarkson (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Elaine Stritch (30 Rock, NBC)
Kathy Bates (Two and a Half Men, CBS)

Upset Picks: Susan Sarandon (The Big C, Showtime), Dot-Marie Jones (Glee, Fox), Doris Roberts, Rhea Perlman, and/or Kristin Chenoweth (Hot in Cleveland, TV Land), Kathryn Hahn (Parks and Recreation, NBC), Zooey Deschanel (Saturday Night Live, NBC), Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock, NBC), Susan Sarandon (30 Rock, NBC), Blythe Danner (Up All Night, NBC), Megan Mullally (Parks and Recreation or Up All Night, NBC)

Outstanding Drama Series:
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey – Masterpiece (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
Mad Men (AMC)

Upset Picks: Dexter (Showtime), The Good Wife (CBS), House (Fox), Smash (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Kelsey Grammer (Boss, Starz)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Damian Lewis (Homeland, Showtime)
Dustin Hoffman (Luck, HBO)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC)

Upset Picks: Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Showtime), Hugh Laurie (House, Fox), Timothy Olyphant (Justified, F/X), Patrick J. Adams (Suits, USA)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Glenn Close (Damages, The 101)
Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, PBS)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, CBS)
Claire Danes (Homeland, Showtime)
Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU, NBC)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, AMC)

Upset Picks: Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer, TNT), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey, PBS), Jessica Paré (Mad Men, AMC), Kerry Washington (Scandal, ABC), Debra Messing (Smash, NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, HBO)
Josh Charles (The Good Wife, CBS)
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland, Showtime)
John Slattery (Mad Men, AMC)

Upset Picks: Dylan Baker (Damages, The 101), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, CBS), Walton Goggins (Justified, F/X), Neal McDonough (Justified, F/X), Jared Harris (Mad Men, AMC), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men, AMC), Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age, TNT)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Dame Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, PBS)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife, CBS)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife, CBS)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, AMC)

Upset Picks: Morena Baccarin (Homeland, Showtime), January Jones (Mad Men, AMC), Megan Hilty (Smash, NBC), Anjelica Huston (Smash, NBC), Katharine McPhee (Smash, NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series:
Fred Willard (The Closer, TNT)
Chris Messina (Damages, The 101)
Michael J. Fox (The Good Wife, CBS)
Matthew Perry (The Good Wife, CBS)
Edward Asner (Hawaii Five-0, CBS)
Robert Morse (Mad Men, CBS)

Upset Picks: Paul McCrane (Harry’s Law, NBC), Alfred Molina (Harry’s Law, NBC), Mykelti Williamson (Justified, F/X), T.R. Knight (Law & Order: SVU, NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Carrie Preston (The Good Wife, CBS)
Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy, ABC)
Jean Smart (Harry’s Law, NBC)
Chloe Sevigny (Law & Order: SVU, NBC)
Joan Cusack (Shameless, Showtime)
Louise Fletcher (Shameless, Showtime)

Upset Picks: Debbie Allen (Grey’s Anatomy, ABC), Alexis Bledel (Mad Men, AMC), Julia Ormond (Mad Men, AMC), Bernadette Peters (Smash, NBC), Uma Thurman (Smash, NBC)

Outstanding Made for TV Movie or Miniseries:

American Horror Story (F/X)
Game Change (HBO)
Great Expectations – Masterpiece (PBS)
The Hatfields and McCoys (History)
Hemingway and Gellhorn (HBO)
Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia (PBS)
Upset Picks: Five (Lifetime), Luther (BBC America), Page Eight – Masterpiece Contemporary (PBS), Treasure Island (SyFy)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Made for TV Movie or Miniseries:
Woody Harrelson (Game Change, HBO)
Clive Owen (Hemingway and Gellhorn, HBO)
Idris Elba (Luther, BBC America)
Bill Nighy (Page Eight, PBS)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia, PBS)

Upset Picks: Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story, F/X), Dominic West (Appropriate Adult or The Hour, BBC America)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Made for TV Movie or Miniseries:
Connie Britton (American Horror Story, F/X)
Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult)
Julianne Moore (Game Change, HBO)
Nicole Kidman (Hemingway and Gellhorn, HBO)
Rachel Weisz (Page Eight, PBS)

Upset Picks: Patricia Clarkson (Five, Lifetime), Melissa Leo (The Space Between, USA)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Made for TV Movie or Miniseries:
Ed Harris (Game Change, HBO)
Powers Boothe (The Hatfields and McCoys, History)
David Strathairn (Hemingway and Gellhorn, HBO)
Ralph Fiennes (Page Eight, PBS)
Sir Michael Gambon (Page Eight, PBS)

Upset Picks: Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story, F/X), Jeffrey Tambor (Five, Lifetime), Peter MacNicol (Game Change, HBO), Tom Berenger (The Hatfields and McCoys, History), Tony Shalhoub (Five, Lifetime or Hemingway and Gellhorn, HBO), or Robert Duvall (Hemingway and Gellhorn, HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Made for TV Movie or Miniseries:
Frances Conroy (American Horror Story, F/X)
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story, F/X)
Sarah Paulson (Game Change, HBO)
Mare Winningham (The Hatfields and McCoys, HBO)
Judy Davis (Page Eight, PBS)

Upset Picks: Gillian Anderson (Great Expectations, PBS or Moby Dick, Starz), Molly Parker (Hemingway and Gellhorn, HBO)

Variety Series:
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Upset Picks: Conan (TBS), Kathy (Bravo), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS)

Reality-Competition Program:
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Idol (Fox)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Upset Picks: Dancing With the Stars (ABC), Survivor (CBS), The X Factor (Fox)

Reality Host:
Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race, CBS)
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol, Fox)
Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars, ABC)
Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance, Fox)
Jeff Probst (Survivor, CBS)

Upset Picks: Heidi Klum (Project Runway, Lifetime), Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef, Bravo), Carson Daly (The Voice, NBC)

Other Things To Watch Out For:
- South Park being snubbed for Animated Program ("Jackin' It"- if submitted for Music and Lyrics, could sneak in that category)
- Can any other freshman series besides Homeland break in?
- What program will get 20 nominations or more?
- Are The Daily Show, The Amazing Race, Modern Family, and Mad Men beatable?
- What surprise snubs could happen?

The DJBC Happy Hour radio program will recap Thursday's nominations on Monday (July 23).

Saturday, June 23, 2012

39th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Preview

An Emmy Award.  Tonight, at the Daytime Emmys at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, it could be a big night for "General Hospital", as it could break one record it shares (most wins in a single year), and extend another record they already have (most Drama Series wins).

Here are the final predictions, right here-

We will NOT be Live Blogging the Daytime Emmy Awards tonight.  However, this post will be updated with the winners afterwards.  The next "A Man and His Awards" LIVE Blogging will be the Emmy Nominations on July 19.

Listen to The DJBC Happy Hour on WCRS-FM in Columbus, Ohio (or online at on July 9 at 8PM EDT, as the nominations for the 12th Annual Bryan Awards are announced LIVE.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

66th Annual Tony Awards Live Blogging

No, I am not blogging LIVE from the Tony Awards (which are at the Beacon Theatre in New York), but the 66th Annual Tony Awards air in about ten minutes, once again hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, who won an Emmy for hosting the 63rd Annual Tony Awards in 2010, and could be nominated for another Emmy next month for hosting last year's ceremony.  All of the technical Tonys are handed out before the three-hour telecast, so that the more interesting races can be shown, and so that the musical performances can be accommodated into the three hour telecast (When PBS and CBS both aired the Tonys together, PBS aired the first 10 categories, while CBS aired the rest).

Final Predictions:
Best Play- Clybourne Park
Best Musical- Newsies
Best Revival of a Play- Death of a Salesman
Best Revival of a Musical- Follies
Best Actor of a Play- Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Death of a Salesman
Best Actress of a Play- Tracie Bennett, The End of a Rainbow
Best Featured Actor of a Play- Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Featured Actress of a Play- Judith Light, Other Desert Cities
Best Actor of a Musical- Jeremy Jordan, Newsies
Best Actress of a Musical- Audra McDonald, Porgy and Bess
Best Featured Actor of a Musical- Michael Cerveris, Evita
Best Featured Actress of a Musical- Jayne Houdyshell, Follies
Best Director of a Play- Mike Nichols, Death of a Salesman
Best Director of a Musical- Jeff Calhoun, Newsies
Best Choreography- Christopher Gattelli, Newsies
Best Book- Harvey Fierstein, Newsies
Best Score- Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, Newsies


7:58PM- One minute-plus and counting....

8PM- LIVE from New York, it's Sunday Night!  Elder Price from "The Book of Mormon" goes to Ricky Martin's dressing room, who shuts the door, then Matthew Broderick, Cynthia Nixon, James Earl Jones, Judith Light all shut the door, and the cast of "The Book of Mormon" perform.  (The Book of Mormon, written by the creators of the Emmy-winning animated series "South Park" swept the Tonys last year)

8:02PM- "Would you like a free religious book?  It's written by Jesus."

8:03PM- "This Host Will Change Your Life..."

8:04PM- "Welcome to the 66th Annual Tony Awards, or as we like to call it, '50 Shades of Gay'."- Neil Patrick Harris, opening the ceremony

8:04PM- "Like with sequels, the third one comes with quality."- NPH

8:06PM- Harris goes out in song

8:07PM- "Crazy Dance Routines..."

8:08PM- Broadway legend Patti LuPone joins Harris in the opening number.

8:09PM- "The role of Cam will now be played by me."- Jesse Tyler Ferguson

8:10PM- The "Big Finish" of the Opening Number

8:11PM- Paul Rudd presents the first category (Featured Actress in a Play).  "She's featured in this production, she's in it." (Rudd answering the question of what is a Featured Actress)

8:13PM- Judith Light (remember her from One Life to Live and Who's the Boss?) wins the Tony for Featured Actress in a Play for "Other Desert Cities".

8:15PM- Nick Jonas (really?) introduces the first Musical Nominee of the night, based off the 1992 movie (nominated for 6 Golden Raspberry Awards) based on the 1899 Newspaper Strike- "Newsies".

8:16PM- The cast of "Newsies" performs on stage (and unlike "Once", they are dancing on the stage)

8:20PM- "Once" won for Best Orchestrations

8:20PM- Commercial Break # 1

8:24PM- Christopher Gattelli won the Tony for Choreographing "Newsies".

8:25PM- "There's a trend of making movies into musicals."  "The Towering Infer-No, No, Newsies", "The Exor-Sister Act", "Field of Dreamgirls", "Psycho Calcutta", "The Bridge of the River Kwai Baby", "My Left Footloose" ("Think of the Dance Numbers")

8:26PM- Amanda Seyfried (SI-FRED) presents the category for Featured Actor in a Musical.

8:27PM- Michael McGrath pulls off an upset for Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Cookie McGee in "Nice Work If You Can Get It", a category that was between former winner Michael Cerveris and "In Living Color" alum David Alan Grier.

8:29PM- Bernadette Peters introduces the Musical Revival Nominee "Follies" (a 1972 nominee for Best Musical).

8:30PM- Danny Burstein (Best Actor in a Musical nominee) performs "The God Why Don't You Love Me Blues" from "Follies".

8:33PM- Another Commercial Break

8:38PM- A performance from "Ghost the Musical"

8:41PM- John Larroquette presents the Tony for Direction of a Musical (followed by Direction of a Play).

8:42PM- John Tiffany wins the Tony for Directing "Once" in his Broadway directorial debut

8:45PM- Mike Nichols wins the Tony for Directing "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman", which is his record 6th Tony, and he gets a standing ovation.

8:46PM- "You see before me a happy man."- Mike Nichols

8:47PM- "A Salesman has got to dream, it goes with the territory."- Mike Nichols

8:48PM- Ben Vereen presents the next Best Revival of a Musical Nominee, the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" (another 1972 Best Musical Nominee and the first of two Andrew Lloyd Webber revivals nominated tonight).

8:50PM- Josh Young (Featured Actor Nominee) and the cast perform "Superstar" from "Jesus Christ Superstar".

8:58PM- Neil Patrick Harris is hanging down (a la Spiderman) while Angela Lansbury and the President of the American Theater Wing, Theodore S. Chapin are on the stage.

9PM- Jessica Chastain presents the Tony for Actor in a Featured Role in a Play.

9:01PM- Christian Borle (the better half of the Marilyn Monroe musical composing team on "Smash") wins the Tony for Featured Actor in a Play for "Peter and the Starcatcher".

9:03PM- Matthew ("Don't Call Me 'Mr. Shoe'") Morrison presents the next Best Musical Nominee, "Nice Work If You Can Get It", full of extravagant dance numbers, Gershwin tunes, and co-stars Matthew Broderick (and Tony nominee for Best Actress) Kelli (with an I) O'Hara, and the ensemble cast.

9:06PM- Enda Walsh won the Tony for Best Book of a Musical for "Once".

9:07PM- Commercial Break

9:11PM- "Once" also won for Sound Design

9:12PM- James Marsden presents the Tony for Featured Actress in a Musical.

9:13PM- Judy Kaye wins the Tony for Actress in a Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Duchess Estonia in "Nice Work If You Can Get It".

9:15PM- Ellen Barkin (40 New Productions- Plays, Musicals, Revivals, and Special Events, opened this past season on Broadway) introduces "The Year in Plays" (which includes Peter and the Starcatcher, Master Class, Man and Boy, The Mountaintop, The Columnist, Clybourne Park, Wit, Other Desert Cities, One Man, Two Guvnors, Magic Bird, Seminar, The Best Man, Chinglish, The Lyons, The Road to Mecca, End of the Rainbow, Relatively Speaking, Don't Dress for Dinner, Stick Fly, A Streetcar Named Desire, Venus Fur, and Private Lives)

9:17PM- An excerpt from "Peter and the Starcatcher"

9:18PM- An excerpt from "One Man, Two Guvnors"

9:20PM- An impromptu Judy Garland medley

9:22PM- Commercial Break

9:28PM- Neil Patrick Harris performs a medley of Best Score winners (South Pacific, CATS, Annie, A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly!, Evita, Avenue Q, The Light in the Piazza, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Titanic, Rent, The Wiz, and Man of La Mancha, to name a few).

9:30PM- Sheryl Crow presents the Tony for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics written directly for the stage), of which two of the nominees are NOT Musicals, but Plays.

9:31PM- Alan Menken and Jack Feldman win the Tony for Best Original Score, and Alan Menken finally wins a Tony for Best Original Score, for "Newsies".

9:32PM- "It has been an incredibly long journey for 'Newsies', from the film that made nothing at the Box Office and won us the Razzie for Worst Original Song."- Alan Menken, accepting the Tony

9:32PM- "It never occurred to me that it would take 56 years to accomplish this feat.  Look, Ma, a Tony!"- Jack Feldman

9:33PM- B.B. Winans introduces the third Musical Revival nominee, the timeless 1935 classic "Porgy and Bess", featuring Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, and David Alan Grier.

9:38PM- Peter and The Starcatcher won for Sound Design of a Play earlier...

9:39PM- Commercial Break (first commercial this break is the promo for the film adaptation of "Rock of Ages", the 1980s rock musical based off the stage musical of the same name)

9:42PM- Peter and The Starcatcher also won for Costume Design of a Play.

9:42PM- Tyler Perry introduces the Best Revival of a Play category.

9:43PM- They did it again..."Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman" wins the Tony for Best Revival of a Play.

9:45PM- Josh Groban presents "Once", with the cast of "Once" performing a song from the musical.

9:50PM- Follies won the Tony for Costume Design of a Musical

9:50PM- Commercial Break

9:56PM- Peter and the Starcatcher won for Scenic Design of a Play

9:57PM- "While you were away, Tyler Perry just sold the film rights to 'Porgy and Madea'."- Neil Patrick Harris

9:57PM- Jim Parsons introduces the nominees for Best Play- starting with "Clybourne Park" (about a neighborhood in the 1950s that became a predominantly black neighborhood in the 2000s), then "Other Desert Cities" (about a woman about to publish a memoir about a family tragedy in their past), followed by "Peter and the Starcatcher" (about the journey of the origins of Peter Pan), and finally "Venus in Fur" (about a playwright who writes a serious novel).

10:01PM- Parsons presents the Tony for Best Play, which goes to "Clybourne Park".  "Clybourne Park", written by Bruce Norris, wins the Tony Award for Best Play.

10:04PM- Cote D'Pablo introduces the fourth and final nominee for Revival of a Musical (and the other Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical in this category), "Evita".

10:05PM- The cast of "Evita" (led by Ricky Martin) performs a song from "Evita".

10:09PM- Commercial Break, but first "Once" won the Tony for Scenic Design of a Musical

10:11PM- First commercial, the promo trailer for "Les Miserables", coming out to the big screen just in time for Oscar season (aka Christmas).

10:13PM- The cast of "Godspell" performs a medley on the stage from the 1971 musical (normally, performances are reserved for shows that are Best Musical [or Musical Revival] nominees, but this is a good exception), the odd show out of a competitive Best Revival of a Musical category this year

10:15PM- Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, the stars of the original 1979 Broadway Musical of "Evita", and Mandy and Patti sing lines for Best Revival of a Musical while they present Best Revival of a Musical.

10:17PM- The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess wins the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

10:19PM- Harvey Fierstein introduces a LIVE performance on "Hairspray", direct from the Oasis in the Carribean

10:23PM- Commercial Break

10:29PM- Emanuel Azenberg won a Lifetime Achievement Award; Bernadette Peters with the Isabelle Stevenson Award; Actors Equity Association won a Special Tony; The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C. won the Regional Tony Award

10:30PM- Deborah Lee Furness presents a Special Tony Award to her husband Hugh Jackman.

10:31PM- Hugh Jackman accepts his Special Tony Award.

10:34PM- "I just got terrible news that the cast of 'Hairspray' has been taken over by Pirates...of Penzance."- Neil Patrick Harris

10:34PM- Candice Bergen presents the Tonys for Leading Actor in a Musical, then Leading Actor in a Play.

10:35PM- Steve Kazee wins the Tony for Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as the Unnamed Boy in "Once".  (Looks like "Once" will sweep the Tonys, dontcha think?)

10:37PM- "This ensemble, and this woman (Cristin Milloti) are some of the most incredible people I've worked with."- Steve Kazee

10:37PM- Steve Kazee dedicates his Tony to his mother, who passed away on Easter Sunday.

10:38PM- James Corden (from across the pond) wins the Tony Award for Leading Actor in a Play for his role as Francis Henshaw in "One Man, Two Guvnors".

10:39PM- "To be on a list with you is enough, and holding this, it reminds me there is no such thing as 'Best'."- James Corden, accepting his Tony Award

10:41PM- "She's my baby mama, and I can't wait to marry her."- Corden, acknowledging his girlfriend in his acceptance speech

10:42PM- Raul Esparza and the company from the late "Leap of Faith" perform as the fourth and final nominee for Best Musical, which coincidentally is this musical's one and only nomination.

10:45PM- Once won for Lighting Design of a Musical; Commercial Break...only three more categories left...

10:50PM- Peter and the Starcatcher won the Tony for Lighting Design of a Play.

10:50PM- Christopher Plummer presents the Tonys for Leading Actress in both a Musical and a Play.  The latter is up first.

10:51PM- Nina Arianda wins the Tony for Leading Actress in a Play for her role as Bamba in the play "Venus in Fur".

10:52PM- "Sir, you were my first crush...when that whistle was blown in 'The Sound of Music', you made my day."- Nina Arianda, to Christopher Plummer, accepting her Tony Award

10:54PM- "I will not do this again..."- Nina Arianda, upon hearing the "cut-off music"

10:55PM- Audra McDonald wins her first Leading Actress Tony (after four Featured Actress Tonys) to win her fifth Tony, this one for her role as Bess in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess".

10:56PM- "I was a little girl with potbelly and Afro puffs and overdramatic.  I found the theatre, and I found my home..."- Audra McDonald, accepting her Tony Award

10:58PM- One last commercial break, and one last category, and then the creators of "South Park"- Trey Parker and Matt Stone will present the final award of the evening, the covetous Best Musical category.  Who will win?  Leap of Faith?  Newsies?  Nice Work If You Can Get It?  Once?  Find out in about 2 minutes.

11:01PM- "Winning the Tony Award for Best Musical can transform your life forever."- Matt Stone; Matt Stone and Trey Parker present the Tony Award for Best Musical.

11:02PM- "Once" wins the Tony Award for Best Musical.

11:04PM- "If I Had Time, I Would Sing A Little Song Recapping The Awards..."- Neil Patrick Harris singing a little ditty to close out the show

11:06PM- That's the end of the Tony Awards.  Now, I am off to finish the Bryan and Silver Garbage Award Shortlists and edit sketches for tomorrow night's show.  And now, the late night news... 'Night, All!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The 84th Annual Academy Awards: Real-Time Blogging the Oscars

In about 15 minutes, the 84th Annual Academy Awards will broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, hosted once again by Billy Crystal. Right now, the blogger of this blog is watching ABC's live Red Carpet coverage, which is winding down. And like the other times, this blog will be updated during the commercial breaks.

8:16PM- Actors being asked whom they are rooting for...

8:26PM- Well, it's about time, so I'm excited. It's Oscar night, and I've got my water and candy right beside me. Not leaving my seat, except during the commercials.

8:29PM- It's Time!

8:30PM- Morgan Freeman kicks the show off. "This magnificent event enables us to look at the present and acknowledge the past."

8:31PM- And like the eight other times in Oscar history, so it begins, the Billy Crystal Oscar open, first with The Artist, then The Descendants

8:31PM- "Say, I'm Batman. Hit me."

8:32PM- Next up, Moneyball...then, it's Midnight in Paris, where Justin Bieber gives Billy Crystal "the 18-24 demographic". "We're going to hang out with Hemingway and Fitzgerald...", "...and then we're going to kill Hitler."

8:33PM- The Help, followed by Bridesmaids' and their scenes of excrement

8:34PM- "Are you sure this is a Scorsese movie? Nobody's going to watch it." Hugo (taken to Mission: Impossible 3D)

8:35PM- Billy rides the coattails of the film reel through the green screen to the Kodak Theatre.

8:36PM- "That was Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close..."- Billy Crystal, about the applause

8:37PM- "This is my 9th time hosting the Oscars, just call me War Horse."; "Welcome to the Chapter 11 Theatre."- Billy Crystal

8:38PM- "It's a Wonderful Night for Oscar"...first "The Artist" (parody of I Won't Dance), then "War Horse" (parody of Mr. Ed), then "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close", then "Moneyball"..."They're serving cupcakes after the show", then "Hugo" (parody of That's Amore), then "The Tree of Life"..."I even heard it freaked out God", followed by "The Descendants" (parody of the Hawaiian War Dance), then "Midnight in Paris" (parody of The Last Time I Saw Paris", then "The Help".

8:41PM- Tom Hanks presents the first award of the Oscar night, but not before acknowledging a 59-year Oscar seat holder veteran named Carl.

8:42PM- Hanks presents the First Two Awards of the night, first up Cinematography.

8:43PM- Robert Richardson wins the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for "Hugo", previously winning for "JFK" and "The Aviator".

8:43PM- "I can't believe somebody put Cinematography first. You can only go up."- Robert Richardson, three-time winning Cinematographer

8:44PM- Art Direction is the next category.

8:45PM- Hugo wins the Academy Award for Best Art Direction for Production Designer Dante Ferretti and Set Decorator Francesca Lo Schiovo.

8:46PM- Musicians playing in the balcony area taking us to the first Commercial Break.

8:50PM- "Welcome back to the 'Your Name Here' Theatre."- Billy Crystal

8:51PM- A clip show of past films: Forrest Gump, Titanic, LEgends of the Fall, The Princess Bride, Avatar, Amelie, Ghost, Jaws I, Apollo 13, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Hangover, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Arthur, Shawshank Redemption, Austin Powers, Something About Mary, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, French Connection, A Few Good Men, Star Wars, E.T., Raging Bull, Midnight Cowboy, When Harry Met Sally

8:53PM- "Please welcome a recurring dream of mine, Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz."- Billy Crystal

8:54PM- Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz present the Oscar for Best Costume Design, won a record eight times by Edith Head.

8:55PM- Mark Bridges win the Oscar for Achievement in Costume Design for "The Artist".

8:56PM- Lopez and Diaz are also presenting the Makeup Oscar, where there are three nominees.

8:57PM- The Makeup team from "The Iron Lady", Mark Coulier and Roy Helland wins the Academy Award for Achievement in Makeup.

8:58PM- "Thanks, Meryl for keeping me employed for the last 37 years."- Roy Helland

8:59PM- Interviews of Actors (including 11-time Razzie nominee this year Adam Sandler) about the movies.

9:00PM- "In the end, the good Gargantuan had to sacrifice himself to defeat the bad Gargantuan."- Brad Pitt (in the interview package)

9:01PM- No Baseball film has ever won the Oscar for Best Picture. Moneyball is the first baseball film since "Field of Dreams" to be a Best Picture nominee.

9:02PM- Commercial Break

9:05PM- Sandra Bullock presents the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

9:06PM- Sandra Bullock says something in Mandarin Chinese.

9:07PM- From Iran, "A Separation" wins the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Iran's first Academy Award in this category.

9:08PM- "You'll get to choose one on Super Tuesday..."- Billy Crystal

9:09PM- Defending Supporting Actor champ (and Batman) Christian Bale presents the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Four of the five nominees are first-times.

9:11PM- Octavia Spencer wins the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mississippi maid Minnie in "The Help", one of four first-time nominees in this category this year, and the third African-American in the last six years to win in this race.

9:14PM- Balcony musicians...again. "The Artist" is the first silent film to be nominated for Best Picture since 1928, and only the fourth Black & White film to be nominated for Best Picture since 1967.

9:15PM- Commercial Break

9:18PM- "Footage of 'Wizard of Oz' Focus Group" with the Christopher Guest film actors.

9:19PM- "I was somewhat perplexed."

9:20PM- "I loved the Flying Monkeys...if you can teach a monkey to fly, you can teach a monkey to talk."

9:20PM- "I didn't particularly care for the Rainbow song."

9:21PM- Catherine O'Hara sings a lyric of the parody of "Over the Rainbow".

9:21PM- They will be screening "Gone With the Wind" "next week".

9:22PM- "You're a lucky girl. He's a very good kisser."- Billy Crystal (to Stacy Kiebler on George Clooney)

9:22PM- Tina Fey & Bradley Cooper present the Academy Award for Achievement in Film Editing.

9:23PM- Last year's winners Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall return for seconds, winning the Academy Award for Achievement in Film Editing.

9:24PM- Angus: "Let's get out of here." Kirk: "We're editors. Thank you."

9:24PM- Cooper and Fey are also presenting the Oscar for Sound Editing.

9:25PM- Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty win the Oscar for Sound Editing for "Hugo".

9:26PM- "If I forgot anyone, you know who you are..."- Stockton.

9:27PM- Cooper and Fey make it three categories in a row as they are also presenting the Oscar for Sound Mixing.

9:28PM- "Hugo" wins its fourth Oscar of the night, this time for Sound Mixing for Sound Mixers Tom Fleischman and John Midgley.

9:29PM- Commercial Break. Cirque du Soleil is coming up after the Commercial Break.

9:33PM- Kermit T. Frog and his lovely bride Miss Piggy

9:34PM- "It's time Spielberg left some for the rest of us. How many Oscars does he need?"- Miss Piggy

9:35PM- Cirque du Soleil does their interpretation of "What Is It Like To Go To The Movies?"

9:38PM- So that's what it's like to go to the movies?

9:38PM- "Wow. I pulled a hamstring just watching it. We've got puppets, acrobats...we're just a pony away from being a Bar Mitzvah."- Billy Crystal; "He may be walking on the stage, just because he wanders off." (about Christopher Plummer); "When my grandfather was 82, we didn't allow him to go to the movies."

9:40PM- "84 and timeless, but the show isn't, so let's move on."

9:40PM- Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. present the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

9:40PM- Gwyneth: "What are you doing here?"; Robert: "I'm filming a documentary, 'The Presenter'."

9:43PM- "Undefeated" (not the Sarah Palin one, but I thought it was) wins the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay, and Rich Middlemas.

9:44PM- And the trio gets cut off.

9:45PM- Past Oscar host Chris Rock presents the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

9:46PM- "Rango", directed by Gore Verbinski, win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

9:47PM- "It was created by a bunch of grown-ups acting like children."- Gore Verbinski (about Rango) in his acceptance speech

9:48PM- Northern Ireland, France, Canada, Argentina, England, Mexico, and the United States represent the nations of our 20 acting nominees.

9:49PM- Commercial Break

9:52PM- Melissa McCarthy blocks Billy Crystal from the backstage door. Meanwhile, Emma Stone and Ben Stiller present the Academy Award for Visual Effects.

9:52PM- "This is my first time presenting an Academy Award."- Emma Stone (acting airy)

9:53PM- "We should have banter, where you act cocky..."- Stone (and she's taller than Ben)

9:56PM- The team from "Hugo"- Alex Hemmings, Rod Legato, Joss Williams, and Len Grossman, wins the Academy Award for Visual Effects.

9:57PM- "This is the year we said goodbye to Harry Potter. He made $ 7.7 Billion, and he only paid 14 percent income tax."- Billy Crystal

9:58PM- Last year's Supporting Actress winner Melissa Leo presents the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

10:00PM- Christopher Plummer becomes the oldest Academy Award winner, winning for Best Supporting Actor for "Beginners". (Plummer receives a standing ovation)

10:01PM- "You're only two years older than me, but where you've been all my life...when I came out of my mother's womb, I've been practicing my acceptance speech."- Christopher Plummer, accepting his Oscar

10:03PM- Commercial Break (and more balcony musicians), then after that are the two Music categories- Score and Song.

10:07PM- "What's on their mind?" (Brad Pitt has six parent-teacher conferences in the meaning, Morgan Freeman narrating, George Clooney: "Billy didn't tell me that this kiss was being filmed", camera on Scorsese, Viola Davis: "I want to thank the writers for creating a strong, powerful black woman not being played by Tyler Perry", Peppy: "If I had him, I'd lick him." (What people are thinking)

10:09PM- A word from the Academy President Tom Sherak.

10:10PM- "Thank you for sharing our love for the movies."- Tom Sherak

10:10PM- "Thank you, Tom, and thank you for whipping the crowd into a frenzy."- Billy Crystal

10:12PM- Penelope Cruz and Owen Wilson present the Academy Award for Best Original Score.

10:13PM- Ludovic Bource wins the Academy Award for Best Original Score for composing the score/dialogue to The Artist.

10:15PM- Will Ferrell and Zach Galiafanakis (with cymbals) proceed up to the stage to present the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Get your coins ready for the coin toss (there are only two nominees, remember?)

10:16PM- "One of our nominees will join the ranks of songs such as..."

10:17PM- **Coin Flip** (and cymbals dropping) Bret McKenzie (of Flight of the Conchords fame) wins the Academy Award for writing "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets.

10:18PM- "If you get to meet (Kermit), he's nice in real life, and like everybody else, he's shorter in real life."- Bret McKenzie

10:19PM- Candy girls pass out popcorns as we head to another break. Nine SNL cast members (Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Robert Downey Jr., Joan Cusack, Michael McKean, Randy Quaid, George Coe, and the first SNL cast member to receive a nod while on the show, Kristen Wiig) past and present have been Oscar nominees. Will Kristen Wiig be the first to win one? Adapted and Original Screenplay up next, after, yup, you guessed it...Another Commercial Break.

10:24PM- "Please welcome the Original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Angelina Jolie."- Billy Crystal

10:24PM- Angelina Jolie presents the Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay.

10:27PM- Alexander Payne, Matt Faxon, and Jim Rash win the Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay for "The Descendants". Payne won seven years ago for writing "Sideways".

10:27PM- "We bow to our fellow nominees."- Alexander Payne

10:28PM- Jolie also is presenting the Original Screenplay category.

10:29PM- Woody Allen (who is not here, obviously) wins the Academy Award for writing "Midnight in Paris".

10:30PM- Another interview Q&A defining "What Makes a Great Film".

10:31PM- "I just really wanna watch some sick stuff."- Sacha Baron Cohen

10:31PM- "I don't know if I'm gonna get there."- Adam Sandler, nominated for as many Golden Raspberry Award nominations as Hugo has Oscar nominations for Best Picture

10:32PM- Commercial Break, then the three shorts categories.

10:36PM- Milla Jovovich recaps the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Technical Awards.

10:37PM- The Bridesmaids (too many to name: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, and Wendi McClendon-Covey) present the three Short categories. First up, Wiig and Rudolph present Live Action.

10:40PM- "The Shore", produced by Terry and Orlagh George, shot and produced in Northern Ireland, wins the Academy Award for Live Action Short.

10:41PM- Byrne and McCarthy present the Documentary Short Subject. (**Someone yells Scorsese**)

10:42PM- "Saving Face" (produced by Daniel Junge and Charmeen Obaid-Chubay) wins the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.

10:44PM- McClendon-Covey and Kemper present the Animated Short Film.

10:45PM- "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mister Morris Lessmore" wins the Academy Award for Animated Short Film for William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg.

10:46PM- Will Scorsese win his second Oscar for Best Director? Or will the Director's Guild winner take the Directing Oscar for the 58th time in 64 years? Find out...after the Commercial Break.

10:49PM- "Our next presenter was occupying Wall Street before it was cool, please welcome two-time Oscar winner Michael Douglas."- Billy Crystal introducing Michael Douglas, who is presenting the Best Director Academy Award.

10:52PM- Michel Hazanavicius wins the Academy Award for Best Director, making it the 58th time in 64 years that the DGA winner has won the covetous Best Director Oscar. Tom Hooper, pass the rubber stamp to Michel Hazanavicius.

10:54PM- "14 times, she's had to sit there, pretending to act thrilled when somebody else wins."- Billy Crystal on Meryl Streep who is presenting the Governor's Award winners, who are Oprah Winfrey (Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award), James Earl Jones (Honorary Oscar), and makeup artist Dick Smith (The Godfather, The Exorcist, Amadeus; Honorary Oscar).

10:57PM- James Earl Jones, Dick Smith, and Oprah Winfrey receive a standing ovation.

10:58PM- Balcony time once more, you know what that means....Memoriam is next, then the final three categories. Will Meryl finally get off the schneid after 29 years, or will the streak continue?

11:02PM- Billy Crystal leads the Memoriam, which includes Gil Cates, whom produced 14 Oscar ceremonies, including six with Billy, and Laura Ziskin, another Oscar producer; Jane Russell, Annie Girardot, John Calley, Polly Platt, Ken Russell, Donald Peterman, Farley Granger, Whitney Houston, Bingham Ray, Tak Migashima, Burt Schneider, Michael Cocoyannis, David Z. Goodman, James Robmunsky, Peter E. Berger, Jack J. Hayes, Peter Falk, Cliff Robertson, Laura Ziskin, Sidney Lumet, Sue Mengers, Steve Jobs, George Kuchar, Hal Kanter, Theodoria Van Runkle, Tim Hetherington, Gene Cantamesse, Gary Vinick, Bill Varney, Jackie Cooper, Gilbert Cates, Richard Leacock, James M. Roberts, Marion Doughtery, Norman Corwin, Paul John Haggar, Joseph Farrell, Ben Gazzara, and Elizabeth Taylor were among the industry professionals in front of and behind the camera that we lost this past year. Esperanza Spalding sings "What a Wonderful World" (with the Southern California children's choir).

11:07PM- Commercial Break

11:12PM- "I never had any of those feelings."- Billy Crystal, about the short films during the Oscars

11:13PM- "Our next presenter is what little girls want to be when they grow up- smart, beautiful, and a murderous ballerina."- Billy Crystal introducing defending Best Actress champ Natalie Portman, presenting the Best Actor Oscar.

11:13PM- Natalie Portman presents the Best Actor Oscar.

11:18PM- Jean Dujardin dances his way to victory. Jean Dujardin wins the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in "The Artist".

11:19PM- "Tickets were five dollars, and the ceremony lasted fifteen minutes..." (the first Oscar ceremony, hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in 1929)- Jean Dujardin (in his acceptance speech)

11:20PM- Balcony time again, up next Colin Firth presents the Best Actress Oscar, and Tom Cruise the Oscar for Best Picture. But, until then, one final commercial break.

11:22PM- Angel hair pasta, green tea, sausage, and Bill Cosby's favorite dessert, Jell-O pudding were this blogger's main dinner fare. At the Oscar after parties, they'll be having more fancier feasts.

11:23PM- "In France, they must be going nuts right now."- Billy Crystal

11:23PM- Last year's Best Actor winner, Colin Firth presents the Best Actress Oscar.

11:24PM- Will Meryl get off the schneid, or will it be Viola's night?

11:26PM- "Meryl, Mamma mia. We danced, it was gay. I may have fathered your daughter."- Colin Firth

11:29PM- "The Streak Is OVER!!!!!!!!" For the first time since 1983, Meryl and Oscar meet. Meryl Streep wins the Academy Award for her role as The Iron Lady (Margaret Thatcher).

11:30PM- "Oh, my God!!! When I heard her name, I kinda heard half of America, saying, 'Oh, no, why her, not again.'"

11:31PM- "I really want to thanks, because I'll probably never be up here again..."- Meryl Streep

11:31PM- "For this inexplicably wonderful career, thank you so much."- Meryl Streep

11:32PM- Tom Cruise presents the final award of the night...Best Picture. Nine films nominated. Eight will lose. Which lucky film will join the ranks of Patton, Forrest Gump, The King's Speech, Rocky, and West Side Story? Can The Artist be the first silent film since Wings to win the Best Picture Oscar? Find out after this Best Picture montage. The Artist, The Descendants, Midnight in Paris, Hugo, The Help, War Horse, The Tree of Life, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Moneyball are the nine films up for Best Picture

11:35PM- The Academy Award for Best Picture goes to...The Artist (Thomas Langmann, producer).

11:36PM- The Artist was the Only one of the nine Best Picture nominees filmed entirely in Los Angeles. The Artist is the first black and white film since Schindler's List to win the Best Picture Oscar, and the first film entirely shot in black and white since The Apartment to win the Best Picture Oscar, and most importantly, the first silent film since the very first Best Picture winner, Wings, to win this Oscar.

11:37PM- "I would like to thank three people. I would like to thank Billy Wilder, I would like to thank Billy Wilder, and I would like to thank Billy Wilder. Thank you very much."- Michel Hazanavicius during the Best Picture acceptance speech

11:38PM- "That's our evening, everybody! Good night, everybody!"- Billy Crystal, closing out the Oscars, which are running almost ten minutes over.

The Academy Awards were produced by Don Mischer and Emmy (24, Arrested Development) and Oscar (A Beautiful Mind) winning producer Brian (with an "I") Grazer. Billy Crystal created "The Focus Group" sketch.

The Artist and Hugo are tied with five Oscar wins, the most for any film. Like last year, there was a tie for the most wins. The Iron Lady went 2-for-2.

Tomorrow night (February 27th), a recap of the Oscars on The DJBC Happy Hour...LIVE (yup, LIVE!) at 8PM EST on WCRS, a low-power FM in Columbus, Ohio. If you don't live in the Columbus area, you can listen in live on (or listen to it later in the week, if there are technical glitches that are beyond our control).

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards

IN about 15 minutes, the 54th Annual Grammy Awards will air LIVE on CBS, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles (home of the L.A. Lakers), hosted by LL Cool J. The glitz and the glamour of the recording industry's most important night of the year has taken a backseat this year with the death of singer Whitney Houston yesterday.


8PM Sharp- The Show kicks off with the Boss as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band begins the Grammys with that famous Jersey sound.

8:05PM- Grammy Host LL Cool J comes to the stage for the first time tonight. "How do we speak to this time? To this day? There is no way around this. We've had a death in our family. [...] Tonight, we begin with a prayer for our fallen sister, Whitney Houston."

8:07PM- "There are moments on this show that we will remember for the rest of our lives."- LL Cool J

8:08PM- A clip of the late Whitney Houston from a past Grammy show is played, followed by a standing ovation.

8:08PM- "The Grammys were one of Whitney's greatest joys."- LL Cool J

8:09PM- "We're going to make new Grammy history tonight on this stage."- LL Cool J

8:11PM- One of the biggest names in music, Bruno Mars, a nominee again this year takes the stage.

8:15PM- First Commercial Break

8:20PM- Bonnie Raitt and Alicia Keys will present the first category of the night, but first they will perform "A Sunday Kind of Love", as a tribute to the late Etta James, who passed away last month.

8:23PM- The first category of tonight- Pop Solo Performance- Adele, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, and Pink are the nominees.

8:24PM- "Someone Like You" by Adele wins the Grammy for Pop Solo Performance.

8:25PM- Adele thanks her doctors in her acceptance speech, which probably won't be her last acceptance speech of the night.

8:26PM- Chris Brown performs on the Grammy stage, nominated thrice tonight.

8:30PM- Another Commercial Break

8:35PM- Fergie and Marc Anthony present the Rap Performance Category.

8:35PM- Nominees are Chris Brown, Lupe Fiasco, Jay-Z & Kanye West, Nicki Minaj & Drake, and Wiz Khalifa

8:36PM- "Otis" by Jay-Z and Kanye West, whom are both M.I.A. on Grammy night, win the Grammy for Rap Performance

8:37PM- "No show in music history has brought people together like this one."- Reba McEntire, introducing Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson

8:38PM- Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson perform their Grammy-nominated, "Don't You Want to Stay"

8:41PM- Commercial Break

8:46PM- Jack Black introduces the Grammy-nominated Foo Fighters.

8:47PM- The Foo Fighters are performing their nominated "Walk" right now on stage.

8:51PM- Commercial Break

8:56PM- Rihanna and Coldplay unite on the Grammy Stage, for "A Grammy Moment". First, Rihanna performs some Madonna song.

9PM sharp- Next, Coldplay takes the stage.

9:03PM- Coldplay performs "Paradise".

9:07PM- Commercial Break

9:11PM- NCIS co-star Pauley Perrette and New York Giants Mario Manningham and Victor Cruz present the third category of the night- Rock Performance.

9:12PM- Victor Cruz does his trademark "salsa" dance. Anyway- Coldplay, The Decemberists, The Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, and Radiohead are the nominees.

9:13PM- "Walk" wins the Grammy for Best Rock Performance by the Foo Fighters.

9:14PM- "This record was a special record for our band. [...] We made this record in my garage with some records and a tape machine."- Dave Grohl, accepting the Grammy for "Walk"

9:15PM- "The human element of making music is the most important."- Grohl

9:16PM- American Idol host Ryan Seacrest comes onto the stage to introduce The Beach Boys reunion. "Wouldn't it be nice to reunite the band that brought us that California harmony?"

9:17PM- Maroon 5 performs "Surfer Girl" to kick off the Beach Boys Reunion/50th Anniversary tribute performance.

9:19PM- Foster the People performs "Wouldn't It Be Nice?"

9:22PM- The Beach Boys, reunited on the Grammy stage perform their 1966 hit "Good Vibrations".

9:25PM- Commercial Break

9:30PM- Trustees Awards went to jazz artist/producer Dave Bartholomew, the late Steve Jobs, and Rudy Van Gelder

9:31PM- Stevie Wonder introduces our next performer, Sir Paul McCartney.

9:32PM- Sir Paul McCartney performs a new song, "My Valentine", with Joe Walsh on the guitar

9:36PM- Taraji P. Henson and Common salute Gil Scot Heron ("Thanks to Gil Scot-Heron, the revolution is being televised."- TPH) before presenting the Grammy for R&B Album- Nominees are Chris Brown, El Debarge, R Kelly, Kelly Price, and Ledisi

9:37PM- "Fame" wins the Grammy for R&B Album of the Year for Chris Brown.

9:38PM- The Civil Wars are in the center isle of the Grammy stage performing right now. Taylor Swift is coming up next.

9:40PM- Taylor Swift, who had a big night not too long ago at the Grammys, is performing right now her nominated song "Mean".

9:45PM- Commercial Break

9:50PM- Neil Patrick Harris presents the fifth Grammy of the night- Song of the Year. Nominees are: "All of the Lights", "The Cave", "Grenade", "Holocene", and "Rolling in the Deep".

9:51PM- We could have had it all, because "Rolling In the Deep" wins for Song of the Year, composed by Paul Epworth and of course, Adele Adkins, or Adele for short.

9:52PM- Kate Beckinsale joins LL Cool J as she introduces Katy (with a Y) Perry (also with a Y).

9:53PM- Katy Perry performs on the Grammy stage...and then the lights go out at the Grammys...

9:57PM- Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley present the Country Album Grammy, of whom the 6 (yes, six) nominees are...Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Miranda's hubby Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Taylor Swift.

9:58PM- Lady Antebellum comes back for seconds as "Own the Night" wins the Grammy for Best Country Album.

9:59PM- Commercial Break

10:05PM- Gwyneth Paltrow introduces Adele.

10:06PM- Adele sings the Song of the Year winner "Rolling in the Deep", from the Pop Album winner "21".

10:10PM- Adele gets a standing ovation.

10:11PM- Commercial Break

10:16PM- Taylor Swift introduces the salute to country music legend Glen Campbell, better known as the "Rhinestone Cowboy".

10:17PM- The Band Perry (Best New Artist nominees) perform Glen's 1968 hit "Gentle on My Mind", which was also covered by Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra, and served as the them to Glen's TV show, the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, which aired on CBS from 1969 to 1972.

10:19PM- Blake Shelton (also one-fourth of the judging panel on the hit show The Voice) performs Glen's 1977 hit "Southern Nights".

10:21PM- Glen Campbell himself comes onto the stage and sings his 1975 hit "Rhinestone Cowboy".

10:23PM- The Band Perry and Shelton join in on this song.

10:24PM- Glen Campbell, The Allman Brothers Band, Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Memphis Horns, George Jones, and Diana Ross are all this year's Lifetime Achievement Recipients at the Grammy Awards.

10:25PM- Commercial Break

10:30PM- Carrie Underwood comes onto the stage and introduces Tony Bennett, winner of 16 Grammys, including one tonight.

10:31PM- Carrie Underwood and Tony Bennett sing "It Had to Be You" (made most famous in the 1977 film Annie Hall) on the Grammy stage before Presenting the Best New Artist Grammy.

10:33PM- The Band Perry, Bon Iver, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, and Skrillex are the Best New Artist nominees.

10:34PM- Bon Iver wins the Grammy for Best New Artist.

10:35PM- Neil Portnow, President and CEO of the Recording Academy comes to the stage.

10:38PM- "There should be no debate on how creators should be fairly compensated...let's work together. Let's work together."- Neil Portnow

10:39PM- Portnow acknowledges Whitney Houston (and former Grammy producer John Puccette)

10:40PM- In Memoriam Segment: Amy Winehouse, Nick Ashford, Phoebe Snow, Jerry Leiber, Steve Jobs, Sylvia Robinson, Heavy D, Jimmy Castor, Roger Williams, George Shearing, Ray Bryan, Gil Cates, Fred Steiner, Dobie Gray, Larry Butler, Harlet Allen, Liz Anderson, Barbara Orbison, Johnny Otis, Benny Spellman, Roger Nichols, Joe Arroyo, Facundo Cabral, Marv Tarplin, Esther Gordy Edwards, Carl Gardner, Jerry Ragovoy, Gene McDaniels, Joe Morello, Gil Bernard, Ralph Macdonald, Andrew Gold, Bert Hansch, Gerard Smith, Doyle Bramhall Sr., Honeyboy Edwards, Camilla Williams, Milton Babbitt, David Madon, Andy Kazdin, Bill Johnson, Jessy Dixon, Don Butler, Clarence Clemons, and Whitney Houston were among the members of the recoding community who died this past year.

10:43PM- Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson sings "I Will Always Love You", originally written (and performed) by Dolly Parton, but made Whitney Houston's own after the 1992 film The Bodyguard.

10:46PM- Commercial Break

10:51PM- The "One Night Only" Dance Music Grammy Party from Nokia LIVE! in Los Angeles starts off with Chris Brown, with DJ David Guetta at the turntable.

10:54PM- The Foo Fighters perform once again.

10:59PM- Commercial Break

11:04PM- Drake introduces Nicki Minaj.

11:05PM- Now showing...A Nicki Minaj video, which is very spooky

11:06PM- Nicki Minaj performs on the stage

11:10PM- Lady Antebellum, last year's Record of the Year winners, present this year...guess what, yup, you guessed it...Record of the Year- "Rolling in the Deep", "Holocene", "Grenade", "The Cave", and "Firework" are the nominees.

11:11PM- We could have had it all..."Rolling in the Deep" wins the Grammy for Record of the Year...and we played it to the beat...Adele returns to the stage for the fourth time tonight.

11:12PM- Commercial Break

11:18PM- Diana Ross presents the final award of the night, the coveted Album of the Year. Adele? Foo Fighters? Lady Gaga? Rihanna? Bruno Mars? Who will get it?

11:19PM- "21", "Wasting Life", "Born This Way", "Loud", "Grenade"...

11:20PM- "21" wins the Grammy for Album of the Year, thus completing the trifecta for this soulful singer from England.

11:21PM- "Mum, Gold is Good!"- Adele, accepting the Album of the Year Grammy; The record is inspired by relationships

11:23PM- Sir Paul McCartney closes out the Grammy show with another number.

11:28PM- It is amazing that Sir Paul McCartney has still got it. He turns 70 this summer, and he's been in the business going on 50 years. Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl, and the Boss (Bruce Springsteen, in case you were wondering) join Sir Paul on the Stage

11:29PM- "The Love You Save...Is Equal To The Love You Make". Happy Valentine's Day, y'all, and Congratulations to ALL of the Grammy winners, including the 70 other categories that weren't cool or important enough to be included in the telecast.

11:31PM- Speaking of Sir Paul McCartney, could "My Valentine" be a nominee next year? ("Born This Way", which debuted at last year's Grammys, was an Album of the Year loser tonight)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The 84th Annual Academy Award Nominations

This morning, the nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards are being announced from the Academy's Headquarters at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Hollywood by Academy President Tom Sherak and one of last year's nominees, Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone).

Last night on The DJBC Happy Hour, I gave my final predictions on who would get nominated, who might get nominated, and what surprises there could be.

**The average age of an Academy member is over 60.**

"Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood."

New this year, there will be between 5 and 10 nominees for Best Picture.

8:38AM- Let the show begin.

Best Supporting Actress:
Berenice Bejo (The Artist)
Jessica Chastain (The Help)
Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)
Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Best Supporting Actor:
Sir Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn)
Jonah Hill (Moneyball)
Nick Nolte (Warrior)
Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
Max Von Sydow (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

Best Actress:
Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
Viola Davis (The Help)
Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo)
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)

Best Actor:
Demian Bichir (A Better Life)
George Clooney (The Descendants)
Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

Best Director:
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
Martin Scorsese (Hugo)
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)

Original Screenplay:
The Artist
Margin Call
Midnight in Paris
A Separation

Adapted Screenplay:
The Descendants
The Ides of March
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Foreign Language Film:
Bollhead (Belgium)
Footnote (Israel)
In Darkness (Poland)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
A Separation (Iran)

Animated Feature:
A Cat in Paris
Chico and Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots 2

Best Picture:
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Help
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
War Horse
(9 Best Picture Nominees)

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Bryan and Silver Garbage Film Award Nominees for 2012

On Friday, the Silver Garbage Film Award Nominees were announced, and Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 leads with 13 Nominations, including Worst Picture. Today, after being postponed three days due to an Internet outage, the Bryan Film Award Nominees were announced just now, and Hugo leads with 16 Nominations.

The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Help
The Ides of March
Midnight In Paris
War Horse

Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
Martin Scorsese (Hugo)
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
Steven Spielberg (War Horse)

Jean Dujardin as George (The Artist)
George Clooney as Matt King (The Descendants)
Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover (J. Edgar)
Michael Fassbender as Brandon (Shame)
Gary Oldman as George Smiley (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo)
Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark (The Help)
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher (The Iron Lady)
Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe (My Week with Marilyn)
Charlize Theron as Mavis Gary (Young Adult)

Christopher Plummer as Hal (Beginners)
Albert Brooks as Bernie Rose (Drive)
Sir Ben Kingsley as Georges Méliès (Hugo)
Jonah Hill as Peter Brand (Moneyball)
Sir Kenneth Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier (My Week with Marilyn)

Berenice Bejo as Peppy (The Artist)
Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Volumnia (Coriolanus)
Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote (The Help)
Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson (The Help)
Carey Mulligan as Sissy (Shame)

Shailene Woodley as Alexandra King (The Descendants)
Thomas Horn (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)
Asa Butterfield as Hugo Cabret (Hugo)
Chloe Grace Moretz as Isabelle (Hugo)

The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
Bridesmaids (Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig)
50/50 (Will Reiser)
Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)
Young Adult (Diablo Cody)

The Descendants (Nat Faxon, Jim Rush, and Alexander Payne- Based on the Novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings)
The Help (Tate Taylor, Based on the Novel by Kathryn Stockett)
Hugo (John Logan- Based on the Novel ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’ by Brian Selznick)
Moneyball (Steven Zaillan & Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chafin- Based on the Book by Michael Lewis)
War Horse (Richard Curtis & Lee Hall- Based on the Novel by Michael Morpurgo)

Flowers of War (China)
In Darkness (Poland)
Omar Killed Me (Morocco)
A Separation (Iran)
Warriors of the Rainbow (Taiwan)

The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss In Boots

Captain America: The First Avenger- “Star Spangled Man” (Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by David Zippel)
Gnomeo and Juliet- “Hello, Hello” (Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Bernie Taupin)
The Help- “The Living Proof” (Music by Thomas Newman, Mary J. Blige, & Harvey Mason Jr., Lyrics by Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason Jr., and Damon Thomas)
Hugo- “Coeur Volant” (Music and Lyrics by Elizabeth Cotnoir, Isabelle Geffroy, and Howard Shore)
The Muppets- “Life’s a Happy Song” (Music and Lyrics by Bret McKenzie)

The Cast of The Artist
The Cast of The Descendants
The Cast of The Help
The Cast of Hugo
The Cast of The Ides of March

Atlas Shrugged, Part I
Big Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Conan the Barbarian
The Human Centipede
Jack and Jill
Just Go With It
The Smurfs
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

Russell Brand as Arthur (Arthur)
Nick Swardson as Bucky Larson (Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star)
Adam Sandler as Jack Sadelstein and Jill Sadelstein (Jack and Jill)
Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1)
Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1)

Sarah Jessica Parker as Kate Reddy (I Don’t Know How She Does It)
Jennifer Aniston as Katherine Murphy (Just Go With It)
Minka Kelly as Sara Matthews (The Roommate)
Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1)
Abbie Cornish as Wally Winthrop (W.E.)

Edward Herrmann as Jeremiah Larson (Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star)
Don Johnson as Miles Deep (Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star)
Al Pacino as Himself (Jack and Jill)
Cam Gigandet as Stephen (The Roommate)
Patrick Dempsey as Dylan Gould (Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon)

Mary-Kate Olsen as Kendra Hifferty (Beastly)
Christina Ricci as Kathy (Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star)
Katie Holmes as Erin Sadelstein (Jack and Jill)
Nicole Kidman as Devlin Adams (Just Go With It)
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Carly Spencer (Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon)

Paul Johannsson (Atlas Shrugged, Part 1)
Tom Brady (Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star)
Dennis Dugan (Jack and Jill & Just Go With It)
Michael Bay (Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon)
Bill Condon (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1)

Arthur (Peter Baynham; Based on the 1981 film written and directed by Steve Gordon)
Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 (John Aglialoro and Brian Patrick O’Toole; Based on the Novel Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand)
Just Go With It (Allan Loeb and Timothy Dowling; Based on the 1969 film Cactus Flower and the play Cactus Flower by Abe Burrows)
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon (Ehren Kruger, Based on Transformers by Hasbro)
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (Melissa Rosenberg; Based on the Novels by Stephenie Meyer)

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, and Nick Swardson)
New Year’s Eve (Katherine Fugate)
Take Me Home Tonight (Jackie and Jeff Filgo, Story by Topher Grace and Gordon Kaywin)
Trespass (Eli Richbourg and Karl Gajdusek)
W.E. (Madonna and Alek Keshishian)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Conan the Barbarian
The Smurfs
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

The Cast of Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
The Cast of Just Go With It
The Cast of New Year's Eve
The Cast of Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
The Cast of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

Winners for The Bryan Film Awards will be announced on February 17. The Winners for the Silver Garbage Film Awards will be announced on February 19.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The 68th Annual Golden Globes: LIVE Blogging

In about 30 minutes, the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air LIVE on NBC, once again hosted by comedian Ricky Gervais. This awards ceremony, run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, honors achievements in both film and television. Once again, A Man and His Awards will be blogging while watching what Hollywood calls the "Party of the Year".

EDIT: 8PM- The Show has begun LIVE from the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom (and it's the 69th, NOT the 68th)

8:01PM- "You get Britain's biggest comedian hosting the second biggest awards show on America's third biggest network"- Ricky Gervais

8:01PM- "Who needs the Oscars? Not me, not Eddie Murphy."

8:04PM- "A marriage that lasted 72 days. I've been through longer James Cameron acceptance speeches."- Ricky Gervais

8:07PM- Johnny Depp presents the first Best Drama Picture nominee of the night, "Hugo".

8:08PM- Gerard Butler and Mila Kunis present the first award of the night, Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.

8:09PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Christopher Plummer for his role as an elderly man exploring his sexuality in the film Beginners. A standing ovation for the veteran of stage and screen.

8:10PM- "Welcome back to the home of King Kong, Rin Tin Tin, and all our youthful fantasies."- Christopher Plummer

8:13PM- Ashton Kutcher and Elle MacPherson present the role for Lead Actress in a Comedy or Musical TV Series.

8:14PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Laura Dern for the HBO comedy (which I use the term loosely) Enlightened. Dern is a former Miss Golden Globe, and also won for her role as Katherine Harris in the movie Recount, of which she was robbed on an Emmy.

8:16PM- Commercial Break

8:20PM- Julianne Moore and Rob Lowe present Miss Golden Globe (teleprompter error).

8:20PM- "When was the last time you did a cold reading in front of Steven Spielberg?"- Rob Lowe

8:20PM- Moore and Lowe present Best Miniseries or TV Movie.

8:21PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Downton Abbey (which also won the Emmy)

8:22PM- "The whole Downton adventure has been an exciting one, like an exciting child who just won the Olympics."- Julian Fellowes; "It's the audience that makes a success."

8:23PM- Lowe and Moore also present Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie.

8:24PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Kate Elizabeth Winslet for her role as Mildred Pierce (which won her the Emmy). She was a double-winner three years ago on the Golden Globe stage.

8:27PM- Frieda Pinto presents the first nominee for Best Musical or Comedy Film- Midnight in Paris.

8:28PM- Commercial Break

8:32PM- A Message from the Head of the HPFA and Jeremy Irons

8:33PM- Jake Gyllenhall presents the second nominee for Best Musical or Comedy Film- My Week with Marilyn.

8:34PM- "You don't have to thank everyone you met. [...] You just have to thank the main two- your agent and God."- Ricky Gervais

8:35PM- Melissa McCarthy and Paula Patton present the Golden Globe for Lead Actor in a TV Series- Drama.

8:36PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Kelsey Grammer for Boss.

8:37PM- McCarthy and Patton are also presenting TV Series- Drama.

8:38PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Homeland, Showtime's new thrilling drama.

8:40PM- Commercial Break

8:44PM- Jimmy Fallon and Adam Levine are going to present the Golden Globes for Original Score and Song for a Motion Picture.

8:45PM- First is Score.

8:46PM- The Golden Globe goes to...the Score from The Artist, composed by Ludovic Bource.

8:48PM- Then Song.

8:50PM- The Golden Globe goes to...the Song "Masterpiece" from W.E., co-written by Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Entertainment Madonna.

8:52PM- Commercial Break

8:56PM- Katharine McPhee and Debra Messing present the Golden Globe for Lead Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries.

8:57PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Idris Elba for Luther.

8:59PM- Brad Pitt presents the second Drama Motion Picture nominee, The Ides of March.

9PM- Kate Beckinsale and Seth Rogen present the Golden Globe for Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical.

9:01PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn.

9:03PM- Commercial Break

9:07PM- Sarah Michelle Gellar and Piper Perabo present the Golden Globe for Supporting Actor in a Television Program.

9:08PM- The Golden Globe goes to...(lol at Jesse Tyler Ferguson's sign) Emmy-winner Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones.

9:09PM- "I haven't seen Mildred Pierce, but I'm sure it's pretty good."- Peter Dinklage

9:10PM- "You're so much better than last year's audience."- Ricky Gervais; "There is a pecking order around here. TV stars around the edge. Movie stars in the middle."

9:11PM- George Clooney presents the third Drama Motion Picture nominee Moneyball.

9:12PM- Jessica Alba and Channing Tatum present the Golden Globe for Animated Feature Film.

9:14PM- The Golden Globe goes to...The Adventures of Tintin.

9:16PM- Commercial Break

9:20PM- Ewan McGregor presents the third nominee for Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical, 50/50.

9:21PM- Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman present the Golden Globe for Screenplay.

9:22PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris. (Woody Allen is not here; "Come and get it, Woody"- Nicole Kidman)

9:23PM- Husband-and-wife William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman sing and present the Golden Globe for Supporting Actress in Television.

9:24PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Jessica Lange for American Horror Story.

9:26PM- Commercial Break

9:31PM- Madonna presents the Golden Globe for Foreign Language Film.

9:32PM- The Golden Globe goes to...A Separation (Iran).

9:34PM- Dustin Hoffman presents the Golden Globe for Actress in a TV Series- Drama.

9:35PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Claire Danes for Homeland. She's 3-for-3 at the Golden Globes.

9:37PM- Commercial Break

9:42PM- Emily Blunt presents Bridesmaids, the fourth Musical or Comedy Motion Picture nominee.

9:43PM- Tina Fey and Jane Lynch present the Golden Globe for Lead Actor in a TV Series- Musical or Comedy.

9:44PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Matt LeBlanc for Episodes.

9:46PM- Bradley Cooper presents the Golden Globe for Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

9:47PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Octavia Spencer for The Help.

9:49PM- Commercial Break, then the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award to Morgan Freeman

9:54PM- Not quite, Reese Witherspoon presents the fourth nominee for Motion Picture- Drama, The Descendants.

9:55PM- Sidney Poitier comes onto the stage (and receives a standing ovation) to introduce Morgan Freeman.

9:58PM- Helen Mirren joins Sidney Poitier onto the stage

10:03PM- After a clip show of highlights from Freeman's illustrious career, a standing ovation as Morgan Freeman takes to the stage to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.

10:06PM- "For the past 45 years, I've never worked."- Morgan Freeman (elaborating on the quote "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life")

10:07PM- Commercial Break

10:11PM- Robert Downey Jr. presents the fifth and final nominee for Musical or Comedy Motion Picture- The Artist.

10:12PM- Angelina Jolie presents the Golden Globe for Best Director.

10:13PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Martin Scorsese for Hugo.

10:16PM- Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas present the Golden Globe for TV Series- Comedy or Musical.

10:17PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Modern Family.

10:19PM- "They may be pasty and out of shape, but they are the best lovers I've ever had."- Sofia Vergara (in Spanish), then Modern Family co-creator Steven Levitan (in English)

10:20PM- Commercial Break

10:23PM- Michelle Pfeiffer presents the fifth nominee for Motion Picture- Drama, War Horse, based off last year's Tony winner for Best Play.

10:24PM- Jessica Biel and Mark Wahlberg present the Golden Globe for Lead Actor in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical.

10:25PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Jean Dujardin as The Artist.

10:27PM- A few more Globes to go, but, yup, you guessed it...another Commercial Break

10:31PM- Queen Latifah presents the sixth and final nominee for Motion Picture- Drama, The Help.

10:34PM- Colin Firth presents the Golden Globe for Lead Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama.

10:35PM- The Golden Globe goes to...Meryl Streep as The Iron Lady.

10:36PM- "When Ricky Gervais' deal fell through, and they came to me to play Margaret Thatcher..."- Meryl Streep

10:38PM- "Serious, challenging, weird movies, are like exotic birds [...] and every year, a new flock flies in [...] I'd like to thank my agent and God- Harvey Weinstein, 'The Punisher'"- Meryl Streep

10:38PM- "We made this for 25 cents in 25 minutes."- Meryl (with a Y) Streep

10:39PM- Jane Fonda presents the Golden Globe for Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy.

10:40PM- The Golden Globe goes to...The Artist. (Even Peppy comes up to the stage, classic)

10:42PM- Only two more categories...another Commercial Break

10:47PM- Natalie Portman presents the Golden Globe for Lead Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama.

10:48PM- The Golden Globe goes to...George Clooney for The Descendants.

10:49PM- One final Commercial Break, and then the Award for Motion Picture- Drama.

10:54PM- Harrison Ford presents the final award of the evening, Motion Picture-Drama.

10:55PM- The Golden Globe for Motion Picture- Drama goes to...The Descendants.

10:58PM- And that's all she wrote on the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Next Monday, the Golden Raspberry Award nominations, and the day after that, the nominees for the 84th Annual Academy Award nominees will be announced.