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The Golden Globes ...Red's Take

Golden-globe-award We love the GOLDEN GLOBES because The Hollywood Foreign Press always make sure it's fun and there is plenty to drink. So, it's like a big party. Plus, I personally love that they still acknowledge that people who act are different sexes by not referring to everyone in the male term - Actor. And not only that, I think the Golden Globes is the only award show that actually sticks to schedule. Probably because everyone is already a bit loopy and wants to get to the after party. Anyway, the 68th Annual Golden Globe Winners are...

PERFORMANCE WINNERS:

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Annette Bening for THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT. Love her and her amazingness. And who doesn't love the gays. This award was also wins the honor of Best Presenter (who I understand will host next years Golden Globes): Robert Downing Jr. is the best because he wanted to give it to all the nominees (sexual pun intended).

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Paul Giamatti in BARNEY'S VERSION - Something I've not seen yet. But I think I should.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Natalie Portman in BLACK SWAN - Fantastic Natalie, of course I was routing for Nicole Kidman in RABBIT HOLE. But maybe I'm biased and we do all love dancing and Swans.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Colin Firth in THE KING'S SPEECH who ironically did a wonderful job in his acceptance speech. And he talked about a triangle of man love...who doesn't love that?

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Melissa Leo - THE FIGHTER.

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Christian Bale for THE FIGHTER. He looks great! I'd do him..Hello! 

Best Actress in a Mini-Series, or TV Movie: Claire Danes for TEMPLE GRANDIN.

Best Actor in a Mini-Series, or TV Movie: Al Pachino for YOU DON"T KNOW JACK. And he was incredible in that mini-series about Jack Kavorkian - Dr. Death. What a guy, both of them. 

Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical: Laura Linny - THE BIG C. This is such a smart show, dramatizing the tragedy of coming to terms with having cancer using humor, bringing to light the paradox of living with death. Laura walks the balance beam of moving and amusing wonderfully. She wasn't there to accept, because of the death of her father. Our hearts are with you Laura.

Best Actor in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical: Jim Parsons – THE BIG BANG THEORY.

Best Actress in a TV Series - Drama: Katie Seagal, SONGS OF ANARCHY - Never watched it. I wanted Julianna Margulies, having worked with her on CITY ISLAND. She is not only lovely to work with, but an amazing actress. Creating real, complicated, and sympathetic characters even when she is walking the line of playing THE GOOD WIFE to a man who has disappointed her in ways that most women cannot imagine dealing with.

Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama: Steve Buscemi for BOARDWALK EMPIRE. I worked with him and Michael Pitt in DELIRIOUS. Steve is a funny guy who plays a gangster-politician with a heart in this dramatic TV series.

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie: Jane Lynch - GLEE. This is her first win for this role which she was nominated for last year. She is brilliant. And she claims that Ian Brennan, one of the writers of the show, puts words in her mouth, making her character live. I, as a writer myself, appreciated that she gives him credit for his work that makes her work possible. The greatest thing for Jane about being a part of GLEE is that it makes people happy and she's right! Love that show, love her character, love that she won!

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie: Chris Colfer for GLEE. He is the true winner here and a wonderful inspiration for everyone. Chris was not supposed to be cast at all because there was no role right for him in the script, as it was originally written. But he auditioned anyway, and they loved him so much they wrote a role specifically for him. And now...he's not only a role model for being who you are, gay or not, as his character on GLEE - but a real life role model for pursuing your dream, even when it looks impossible!! From a Red perspective, this is the best win of the night.

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Robert De Niro. At age 67, with more than 70 films under his belt, he is an icon in this industry! How can it be that he's been in more movies than years he's lived? But somehow, he did it! Graciously, he thanked everyone over and over again during the endless standing ovation.

MUSIC WINNERS:

Best Original Song - Motion Picture: YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE LAST OF ME. Written by Diane Warren for BURLESQUE - this is her 5th Nomination and her first win. Yay Cher too! She brought this song to life! She fought for this song to be in and stay in the movie. And because of who she is, and where she is in her career, Cher really brought meaning to this number that no one else could have!

Best Original Score - Motion Picture: THE SOCIAL NETWORK - the music sets the tone for this movie about how our the world was changed. Underscoring how the virtual world brought a new view to our actual world.

WINNING PRODUCTIONS and DIRECTOR: 

Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT. It's definably a Gay year at the Globes...we've come so far! Now let's allow them to marry - right? And I don't care what anyone says, I think Mary Tyler Moore looked great as she introducing my personal favorite movie nomination, BURLESQUE.

Best Motion Picture - Drama: THE SOCIAL NETWORK...it is a sign of our digitally driven times and an amazingly moving movie about real relationships.

Best Mini-Series or TV Movie: CARLOS (a Latino celebration of Hispanic stuff) I didn't see it.

Best TV Series - Musical or Comedy: GLEE - YAY!!! This show just makes everyone happy! It reminds us of how music and arts change peoples lives and how being different makes you special. And best of all, during the acceptance speech, Ian thanked public school teachers for their work - because Glee makes you appreciate these things!

Best TV Series- Drama: BOARDWALK EMPIRE. This is no surprise with all the money and big names that went into this TV series that it is more like a Movie.

Best Animated Feature Film: TOY STORY 3 - Which incorporated a lot of adult themes, making it fun for everyone. But really, how can any animated film be a loser?

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: THE SOCIAL NETWORK. Which was in fact brilliantly written. But for innovative thinking and creativity, I liked INCEPTION. 

Best Foreign Language Film: IN A BETTER WORLD - Denmark. But the truth is, our host - Ricky Gervais - was right... Americans really don't care about foreign films. But I must admit that for me, working with foreigners on movie sets is one of the best experiences I've had in this business. I'm sure it was great.  

Best Director - Motion Picture: David Fincher - THE SOCIAL NETWORK. A well deserved award. 

So, there you have it, folks. Another award night of fun and drunkenness. Hope you all enjoyed Red's take on this years Golden Globes.


 

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