2012 Golden Globes Live Blog

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Join us tonight as Paste’s editor-in-chief Josh Jackson (@joshjackson), publisher Nick Purdy (@nickpaste), film editor Michael Dunaway (@michaeldunaway) and assistant editor Bonnie Stiernberg (@aahrealbonsters) live-blog the 69th Annual Golden Globes.

Check back here at 8 p.m. EST to follow along, and be sure to tweet us your thoughts, predictions, outrage at something Ricky Gervais says, etc.

8:00 So wow, this is sort of unprecedented. Please spank us again! (@nickpaste)

8:05 Ricky’s gone meta on himself in one year flat. (@nickpaste)

8:06 “Have you seen The Tourist yet?” Well done, Ricky, well done. Sidenote: what bizarre, quasi-Hunter S. Thompson accent is Johnny Depp trying to do? (@aahrealbonsters)

8:09 Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Drama

Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks – Drive
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen – A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer – Beginners

Who won: Christopher Plummer – Beginners

8:13 Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical

Laura Dern – Enlightened (HBO)
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl (FOX)
Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)
Laura Linney – The Big C (Showtime)
Amy Poehler – Parks And Recreation (NBC)

Who won: Laura Dern, Enlightened

8:13 Ashton pretty much nails the description of Zooey. (@nickpaste)

8:15 I really thought this was Amy Poehler’s year. Leslie Knope 2012! (aahrealbonsters)

8:20 Aaaand, the first teleprompter goof of the night. (aahrealbonsters)

8:20 SERIOUSLY what is the deal lately with Rob Lowe’s hair (on the show and in real life)…weird….(@nickpaste)

8:21 Best Mini-Series or TV Movie
Cinema Verite (HBO)
A Pariah Production in association with HBO Films
Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) (PBS)
A Carnival/Masterpiece Co-production
Kudos Film and Television/BBC America co-production.
Mildred Pierce (HBO)
A Killer Films/John Wells Production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and HBO Miniseries
Too Big To Fail (HBO)
A Spring Creek and A Deuce Three Production in association with HBO Films

Who won: Downton Abbey

8:23 Andie MacDowell’s daughter is practically perfect in every way. (@nickpaste)

8:24 Can we just agree that Downton Abbey wins everything and save some time here? (@aahrealbonsters)

8:24 Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Romola Garai – The Hour (BBC AMERICA)
Diane Lane – Cinema Verite (HBO)
Elizabeth McGovern – Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) (PBS)
Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult
Kate Winslet – Mildred Pierce (HBO)

Who won: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

8:25 Could an actress have a more perfect career arc than Kate Winslet? All she does is dominate and age perfectly. (@nickpaste)

8:25 Agreed re: Winslet. She’s a class act. And her dress is gorgeous! (@aahrealbonsters)

8:30 The Tina Fey photobomb of Poehler = best moment so far (@nickpaste)

8:32 “The show is brought to you by Loreal, AT&T and Take Me Seriously As An Actor Because I’m Wearing Thick Black Vintage Glasses #GoldenGlobes” – @damienfahey

8:35 Best Actor, TV Drama
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Kelsey Grammer – Boss (STARZ)
Jeremy Irons – The Borgias
Damian Lewis – Homeland (SHOWTIME)

Who won: Kelsey Grammer, Boss

8:37: I haven’t seen Boss, but I’m pretty sure there’s no way Kelsey Grammer was better than Bryan Cranston and Steve Buscemi. (@aahrealbonsters)

8:38 Best TV Series, Drama

American Horror Story (FX)
Twentieth Century Fox Television
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions, HBO Entertainment
Boss (STARZ)
Lionsgate Television in association with Grammnet NH Productions, Roya Productions and Old Friends Productions
Game Of Thrones (HBO)
Bighead, Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok and Generator Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Homeland (SHOWTIME)
SHOWTIME Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21

Who won: Homeland

8:43 “Best moment of the night has been GIF’d http://kellyoxford.tumblr.com/post/15919030192” -@kellyoxford

8:44 A Claire Danes drama wins…Twenty years too late. (@michaeldunaway)

8:45 Jimmy Fallon can rehash his old Mick Jagger “pointin’ fingers” bit as much as he wants to. I will giggle. (@aahrealbonsters)

8:45 Good Jagger bit from Fallon. His nightly reps should earn him another shot at hosting big shows. (@nickpaste)

8:45 Best Original Score

Ludovic Bource – The Artist
Abel Korzeniowski – W.E.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore – Hugo
John Williams – War Horse

Who won: Ludovic Bource, The Artist

8:48 Best Original Song

“Hello Hello” – Gnomeo & Juliet
Music By: Elton John
Lyrics By: Bernie Taupin
“Keeper, The” – Machine Gun Preacher
Music & Lyrics By: Chris Cornell
“Lay Your Head Down” – Albert Nobbs
Music By: Brian Byrne
Lyrics By: Glenn Close
“Living Proof, The” – The Help
Music By: Thomas Newman, Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr. and Damon Thomas
Lyrics By: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr. and Damon Thomas
“Masterpiece” – W.E.
Music & Lyrics By: Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry

Who won: “Masterpiece,” Music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry

8:50: Yeah, Madonna, it’s a surprise for us, too! (@nickpaste)


8:52 “”I’m not french, I have no excuse,” said Madonna in a British accent. #GoldenGlobes” – @jakefogelnest

8:52 Hi from Turkey! #wtf? (@nickpaste)

8:57 ATTN SMASH: You can’t “INTRODUCE” a singer who came in 3rd or whatever on American Idol. (@nickpaste)

8:58 Every time I hear Idris Elba’s real-life British accent, I’m reminded how fantastic his American accent is. (@aahrealbonsters)

8:59 #herecomethecanejokes (@nickpaste)

9:00 Brad Pitt is prettier than half my ex-girlfriends. (@michaeldunaway)

9:00 Best Actress, Comedy or Musical

Jodie Foster – Carnage
Charlize Theron – Young Adult
Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn
Kate Winslet – Carnage

Who won: Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

9:02 “Michelle Williams, in the HILARIOUS COMEDY My Week With Marilyn…” Seth Rogen editorializing a bit, huh? (@aahrealbonsters)

9:03 Michelle Williams either gets another acting award or the sincerity award. (@nickpaste)

9:07 Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Peter Dinklage – Game Of Thrones (HBO)
Paul Giamatti – Too Big To Fail (HBO)
Guy Pearce – Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Tim Robbins – Cinema Verite (HBO)
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family (ABC)

Who won: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

9:09 Paul Giamatti’s beard is too big to fail (@michaeldunaway)

9:10 Dinklage looks like he knows how meaningless Golden Globes are. (@michaeldunaway)

9:12 CLOONEY FOR THE EFFING WIN (@nickpaste)

9:12 Moneyball could have also been called “Brad Pitt Angrily Flipping Tables” (@aahrealbonsters)

9:13 Best Animated Feature Film

The Adventures Of Tintin
Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures/ Hemisphere Capital/Amblin Entertainment/Wingnut Films Production/ Kennedy/Marshall Production A Steven Spielberg Film; Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures
Arthur Christmas
Columbia Pictures & Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman; Sony Pictures Releasing International
Cars 2
Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures
Puss In Boots
DreamWorks Animation; Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink / GK Films Production; Paramount Pictures

Who won: The Adventures of Tin Tin

9:15 Steven Spielberg is not allowed to feign surprise whenever he wins an award. (@aahrealbonsters)

9:15 Spielberg: Most relaxed guy you’ll ever see up there. #ownstheentireroom (@nickpaste)

9:16 JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT’S BOWTIE. (@aahrealbonsters)

9:22 Best Screenplay

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne, Jim Rash – The Descendants
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon – The Ides Of March
Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris
Stan Chervin, Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian – Moneyball

Who Won: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

9:23 Yeah, Woody’s “could not be there” is actually “yeah, right.” (@nickpaste)

9:23 Nicole Kidman FTW with the Woody comment! (@michaeldunaway)

9:24 Best Supporting Actress, Miniseries, Series, or TV Movie
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story (FX)
Kelly MacDonald – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) (PBS)
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family (ABC)
Evan Rachel Wood – Mildred Pierce (HBO)

Who won: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

9:25 Jessica Lange with the 2nd self grammar correction of the evening. Madonna’s still setting trends. Who knew? (@nickpaste)

9:28 Robert California for Acura! (@nickpaste)

9:29 For an awards show that loves to remind us they serve booze, the Globes have been a pretty dry affair so far. (@aahrealbonsters)

9:31 Madonna ups the cringeworthy. (@nickpaste)

9:32 Best Foreign Language Film

The Flowers Of War (China)
The Country of China
(Jing Ling Shi San Chai) New Pictures Film Company; Wrekin Hill Entertainment
In The Land Of Blood And Honey (United States)
The Country of United States
GK Films; FilmDistrict
The Kid With A Bike (Belgium)
The Country of Belgium
(Le Gamin au Velo) Les Films du Fleuve; Sundance Selects
A Separation (Iran)
The Country of Iran
(Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) Asghar Farhadi; Sony Pictures Classics
The Skin I Live In (Spain)
The Country of Spain
(La piel que habito) El Deseo D.A., S.L.U.; Sony Pictures Classics

Who won: A Separation

9:34 Glad to see one of our Top 50 films of the year (A Separation) take home an award. (@aahrealbonsters)

9:35 Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Claire Danes – Homeland (SHOWTIME)
Mireille Enos – The Killing
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS)
Madeleine Stowe – Revenge
Callie Thorne – Necessary Roughness

Who won: Claire Danes, Homeland

9:36 Ha @michaeldunaway – Claire Danes DID win 20 years ago! (@nickpaste)

9:37 Claire Danes threatening to steal the Charmingly Sincere Award from Michelle Williams. (@michaeldunaway)

9:40 We’re nearly two hours into the show, and so far zero Ryan Gosling sightings. #whereisryangosling (@aahrealbonsters)

9:43 “I am nothing like Liz Lemon…I just can’t think of any examples right now that prove it.” Tina Fey, we love you. (@aahrealbonsters)

9:45 Best Actor, TV Series Comedy
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)
David Duchovny – Californication (SHOWTIME)
Johnny Galecki – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Thomas Jane – Hung (HBO)
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes (SHOWTIME)

Who won: Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

9:46 Joey with missed opportunity. Why not How YOU doin? instead of HI! (@nickpaste)

9:48 Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Berenice Bejo – The Artist
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer – The Help
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Who won: Octavia Spencer, The Help

9:49 I don’t think Octavia Spencer’s was the best performance, but you’d have to be awfully hard-hearted not to enjoy seeing her win. (@michaeldunaway)

9:56 Sidney Poitier with a well-deserved standing O. (@aahrealbonsters)

9:57 Truly moving to see Morgan Freeman look at one of his heroes like that. (@michaeldunaway)

10:02 Besides the Demille Award, Morgan Freeman wins the “Most Likely to Make Me Weep Uncontrollably Every Time” Award. (@aahrealbonsters)

10:10 Robert Downey Jr. is looking dapper as always. (@aahrealbonsters)

10:12 Robert Downey needs to present every award ever. Except when Sidney Poitier trumps him. (@michaeldunaway)

10:13 Best Director, Motion Picture

Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris
George Clooney – The Ides Of March
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo

Who won: Martin Scorsese, Hugo

10:15 Can we talk about what’s going on with Angie’s shoulders? (@aahrealbonsters)

10:17 Best TV Series, Comedy

Enlightened (HBO)
Ripcord Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Episodes (SHOWTIME)
SHOWTIME Presents, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions
Glee (FOX)
Ryan Murphy Television, Twentieth Century Fox Television
Modern Family (ABC)
Twentieth Century Fox Television
New Girl (FOX)
Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Who won: Modern Family

10:18 Modern Family’s been a little hit-or-miss lately, but this is deserved. (@aahrealbonsters)

10:24 I can’t possibly be the only one who thought War Horse looked like the cheesiest thing ever, can I? (@aahrealbonsters)

10:25 @aahrealbonsters It wasn’t just you. (@michaeldunaway)

10:25: Once again, JGL’S BOWTIE. (@aahrealbonsters)

10:26: Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Brendan Gleeson – The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 50/50
Ryan Gosling – Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Owen Wilson – Midnight In Paris

Who won: Jean Dujardin, The Artist

10:34 Way to cut to The Help table as Gervais says Colin Firth is “actually very racist,” Globes producers. (@aahrealbonsters)

10:35 Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis – The Help
Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep – Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin

Who won: Meryl Streep, Iron Lady

10:36 Meryl Steep’s best acting performance ever=pretending this award means anything. (@michaeldunaway)

10:38 I guess when you’re the best actress of all time you get to talk as long as you want. (@aahrealbonsters)

10:39 Best Picture, Musical or Comedy

Summit Entertainment and Mandate Pictures; Summit Entertainment
The Artist
a La Petite Reine – Studio 37 – La Classe Americaine – JD Prod- France3 Cinema – Jouror Production-uFilms coproduction; The Weinstein Company
Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions; Universal Pictures
Midnight In Paris
A Mediapro, Versatil Cinema & Gravier Production; Sony Pictures Classics
My Week With Marilyn
The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company

Who won: The Artist

10:40 JANE! More real movie stars in this year’s Golden Globes than last year’s Oscars… (@michaeldunaway)

10:48 Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

George Clooney – The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Ryan Gosling – The Ides Of March
Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Who won: George Clooney, The Descendants

10:49 Come on, if you can’t love George Clooney, you just don’t love Hollywood. (@michaeldunaway)

10:50 George Clooney somehow makes even a penis joke sound classy and elegant. (@aahrealbonsters)

10:54 Clooney and Pitt. Long time since two movie stars were this huge, this close, and this talented. We’re lucky. #SorryNoSnark (@michaeldunaway)

10:55 Best Motion Picture, Drama

The Descendants
Ad Hominem Enterprises; Fox Searchlight Pictures
The Help
DreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media; Touchstone Pictures
Paramount Pictures presents a GK Films Production; Paramount Pictures
The Ides Of March
Columbia Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media Group, Crystal City Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing
Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing International
War Horse
DreamWorks Pictures; Touchstone Pictures

Who won: The Descendants

10:58 That’s it? No real surprises or zany ad-libs this year. (@aahrealbonsters)

11:00 No “in memoriam” montage this year either. Hmm. (@aahrealbonsters)

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