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Golden Globes, Hour Two: 6pm – 7pm

6:50 – Ok, two-thirds of the way in and Ricky better up his game. He’s been shockingly tame. And MIA.

6:48 – Shockingly, I have no opinion on The Help, since I haven’t seen it, yet. If Disney wants to send me a screener, I’ll watch it. (Hint. Hint.)

6:42 – Can we please issue a moratorium on Bridesmaids/poop jokes?

6:38 – Time for another drink.

6:36 – Claire Danes is maybe the most deserving winner of the night. An absolutely fantastic performance in Homeland. If you haven’t seen this show, watch it, now!

6:33 – A Separation is a magnificent film. So very happy for Asgahar Farhadi and Sony Pictures Classics.

6:31 – Madonna’s can’t really ad lib.

6:25 – I love Jessica Lange and think she’s pretty amazing in American Horror Story but Dame Maggie deserved this one.

6:23 – Felicity Huffman & Willian H. Macy just became the cutest couple EVER.

6:22 – The Woodman Doesn’t Cometh, but wins!

6:15 – The Adventures of Tintin was another obvious win. It’s a HUGE series everywhere in the world. On a personal note, another one I got right. I’m 8 for 12, so far.

6:13 – Two actors who will never win a Golden Globe: Jessica Alba and Channing Tatum!

6:11 – I have a story about me and Peter Dinklage, but I am not going to tell you. Congrats!

6:01 – In 2 seconds, Seth Rogan manages to upstage Ricky Gervais! Presenting with Kate Beckinsale: “Hello, I’m Seth Rogan and I am currently trying to conceal a massive erection.” Beckinsale is completely knocked off her game! He also ad-libs, pointing out that My Week With Marilyn is not exactly a comedy.

5:58 – HOORAY! Idris Elba wins for Luther! Why was Luther the only nominee without a production company listed?

5:58 – Here we go! Hour two of the 69th Golden Globe Awards!

 

Golden Globes, Hour One: 5pm – 6pm

5:53 – My 1st hour scorecard? 5-3. That’s pretty piss poor.

5:52 – Yay! Even Madonna gets played off!

5:48 – Am I wrong in thinking that playing off a non-English speaker because it takes him longer to get the words out in his second language is in bad taste?

5:47 – Another no-brainer, but I actually think The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo deserved it.

5: 46 – If The Artist wins best score, is Kim Novak going to storm the stage?

5:44 – I am feeling extremely Ricky-deprived, right now.

5:40 – Homeland wins! I’ve never been happier to be wrong. Well, maybe not never but you get the point!

5:38 – I guess TV Guide was right. The HFPA doesn’t like Breaking Bad and they love Frasier!

5:36 – Do you think Steve Buscemi has given up on anyone ever pronouncing his name correctly?

5:32 – How to blog the Golden Globes:

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5:26 – Boo! When are producers going to learn that no one likes it when their favorite celeb gets played off!

5:24 – Kate Winslet wins for Mildred Pierce. The GG are really much easier to predict, for the most part, than the Oscars. 3 obvious winners out of 4 (maybe all 4 and I was just clueless about Laura Dern).

5:22 – The second no-brainer of the evening, Downton Abbey wins for Best Miniseries. LOVE!

5:20 – Talk about low rent! 20 minutes in and the teleprompter fucks up! Rob Lowe looks fantastic. Dorian Gray, indeed.

5:18 – A Velveeta ad? Low rent, much?

5:13 – My prediction? Laura Linney. The winner? Laura Dern. Ooops. Wow. Who did Zoey Deschanel’s hair? I love her, but….

5:10pm – I’m 1 for 1, as Christopher Plummer picks up the first award of the evening for Beginners.

5:07 –  Johnny Depp admits he hasn’t seen The Tourist yet and the show starts off with a thud. No award? We start with a clip reel from Hugo?

5:06 –  3rd joke at NBC’s expense. OUCH.

5:00pm – Ricky is killing….Kim Kardashian is the first and most deserving casualty of the night.

 

 

2012 Golden Globes Predictions

Here’s where I go out on a predictatory (yes, I know it’s not a word, but it should be) limb for the first time this awards season and posit who I think will win each award and sometimes why. Check back here on Sunday, as I update this page live and keep a running tally of my successes or lack thereof. Between now and Sunday, my predictions will be in Blue. During the awards, my incorrect pics will be changed to red and the winner will, well, say “winner” after it. I’m going to use a Will Win/Should Win/Did Win format. Color coding is a pain in the ass!

Best Motion Picture – Drama

The Descendants-Will win/Should win: I’m banking on the HFPA’s love of all things Clooney, here.  Not only that, but its my favorite film of the year. – My review WINNER!!
The Help
Hugo
The Ides Of March – My review
Moneyball
War Horse

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An Impossibly Super Lost Trek: Inside (and on top of) Bad Robot

One of the great things about awards season is that studios and production companies, at least the cool ones, come up with creative and entertaining ways to draw attention to their films that often also celebrate the art of those films. On Saturday I was privileged enough to be invited to one of these events and this one took place on the rooftop patio at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions in Santa Monica.

The event was a cocktail reception and featured a mini-concert by an orchestra conducted by Oscar-winning (Up) composer Michael Giacchino. Selections from Super 8, Star Trek, Lost and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocolwere played and the musicians were amazing.

Michael Giacchino-Conducting
Michael Giacchino conducts

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