Thursday, January 20, 2011

The 2011 Golden Globes: The Show, The Awards, and The Fashion

The Golden Globes have never been my favorite award show, so I chose not to watch them this year. From what I've heard, that was a big mistake. The question that was floating around Hollywood after the award show was: did he go too far?

What do I mean by that? I mean that he pretty much insulted anyone within earshot of him at the mic. People.com reported these as some of his most memorable one-liners: 

"It's gonna be a night of partying and heavy drinking … or as Charlie Sheen calls it: Breakfast." 

"I haven't even seen The Tourist. Who has?"

"Do you want to go see Cher? No. Why not? Because it's not 1975."

"Nothing for Sex and the City 2? I was sure the Golden Globes special effects would go to the team that airbrushed that poster. Girls, we know how old you are. I saw one of you in an episode of Bonanza."

"I Love You Phillip Morris stars Jim Carey and Ewan McGregor, two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay. So, the complete opposite of some famous scientologists … Probably, my lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke."

"Please welcome Ashton Kutcher's dad, Bruce Willis!" 

"She's just Jenny from the block. If the block in question is that one on Rodeo Drive between Cartier and Prada."

"He's the star of Iron Man, Two Girls and a Guy, Wonderboys. Sorry, are these porn films? Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang), Bowfinger. Really! Up the Academy. He has done all those films, but many of you in this room probably know [Robert Downey Jr.] from such facilities as the Betty Ford Clinic and Los Angles County Jail."

I didn't watch so I can't judge, but while I thought some of these were funny, some read real harsh. Although, I really do appreciate the Charlie Sheen zinger. Well played, sir.

For anyone else that didn't feel compelled to watch the show live, I've compiled a list of the nominees and winners in each category. The winners are in bold and my choices (on categories I have an opinion on) are in purple.

Nominees & Winners

Best Motion Picture (Drama)
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Jesse Eisenberg; The Social Network
Colin Firth; The King's Speech
James Franco; 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling; Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg; The Fighter

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Halle Berry; Frankie and alice
Nicole Kidman; Rabbit Hole
  Jennifer Lawrence; Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman; Black Swan
Michelle Williams; Blue Valentine

Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy)
Johnny Depp; Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp; The Tourist
Paul Giamatti; Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal; Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey; Casino Jack

Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical)
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Glee
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

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

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams; The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter; The King's Speech 
Mila Kunis; Black Swan
Melissa Leo; The Fighter
Jacki Weaver; Animal Kingdom 

Best Actor in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical)
Alec Baldwin; 30 Rock
Steve Carell; The Office
Thomas Jane; Hung
Matthew Morrison; Glee
Jim Parsons; The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical)
Toni Collette; United States of Tara
Edie Falco; Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey; 30 Rock
Laura Linney; The Big C
Lea Michelle; Glee 

Best Foreign Language Film
Biutiful
The Concert
The Edge
I Am Love
In a Better World

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hope Davis; Special Relationship
Jane Lynch; Glee
Kelly McDonald; Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles; Dexter
Sofia Vergara; Modern Family

Best Screenplay (Motion Picture)
127 Hours
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Inception 

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Claire Danes; Temple Grandin
Hayley Atwell; The Pillars of the Earth
Jennifer Love Hewitt; The Client List
Judi Dench; Return to Cranford
Romola Gara; Emma

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Dennis Quaid; The Special Relationship
Ian McShane; The Pillars of the Earth
Edgar Ramierz; Carlos
Al Pacino; You Don't Know Jack
Idris Elba; Luther

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy)
Anne Hathaway; Love and Other Drugs
Julianne Moore; The Kids Are All Right
Annette Bening; The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone; Easy A
Angelina Jolie; The Tourist

Best Animated Feature Film
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3
Tangled

Best Original Score (Motion Picture)
Alexandre Desplot; The King's Speech
Danny Elfman; Alice in Wonderland
A.R. Rahmin; 127 Hours
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross; The Social Network
Hans Zimmer; Inception

Best Original Song (Motion Picture)
Bound to You; Burlesque
Coming Home; Country Strong
I See the Light; Tangled
There's a Place for Us; Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
You Haven't Seen the Last of Me; Burlesque

Best Television Series (Drama)
Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

Best Actor in a Television Series (Drama)
 Steve Buscemi; Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston; Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall; Dexter
John Hamm; Mad Men
Hugh Laurie; House

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Scott Caan; Hawaii Five-0
Chris Noth; The Good Wife
David Straithairn; Temple Grandin
Eric Stonestreet; Modern Family
Chris Colfer; Glee

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Pacific
Carlos
Temple Grandin
You Don't Know Jack
The Pillars of the Earth

Best Actress in a Television Series (Drama)
Julianna Margulies; The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss; Mad Men
Piper Perabo; Covert Affairs
Katey Segal; Sons of Anarachy
Kyra Sedgwick; The Closer

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Christian Bale; The Fighter
Michael Douglas; Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield; The Social Network
Jeremy Renner; The Town
Geoffrey Rush; The King's Speech


And if you only watch awards shows for the fashion, I've rounded up some of the best and worst looks on the red carpet. All the men that appeared for the pre-show walk of fame were in suits or tuxes, so I can't say that anyone didn't look good. Take a look for yourself:

Men of the Golden Globes

 Jake Gyllenhaal

Ryan Gosling

 Zac Efron

Robert Downey Jr.

 Robert Pattinson

 Justin Bieber

 Johnny Depp

 Jesse Eisenberg, star of The Social Network

 Michigan Alum (Go Blue!) & Glee star Darren Criss

As for the women, there were some amazing gowns, some that didn't make me think much of anything one way or the other, and some that were just downright confusing.

Women of the Golden Globes

Top 10 Best-Dressed

 1. Maria Menounos - literally, she couldn't look any more stunning?

2. Hailee Steinfeld - for a fourteen year-old just turned actress, she absolutely knocked out her first red carpet experience

 3. Carrie Underwood - it's very hard for this girl not to look good, especially in a gown this gorgeous

 4. Sandra Bullock - her new hair cut and color look amazing against the neutral color and style of her dress

 5. Emma Stone - even though this particular shade of color blends a bit too much into her skin, I love her & her new blonde locks (which is actually her original hair color!)

6. Olivia Wilde - the ex-OC actress took some unflattering shots in this dress, but when you get a good shot, it's stunning (even if it looks like a glittering chocolate cupcake)

 7. Anne Hathaway - I've never been a fan of long-sleeve dresses, but Anne wears this one flawlessly

 8. Lea Michele - this shade of pink and gown-style were made for her

 9. Sofia Vergara - the Modern Family star wears this red gown like a rockstar

10. Leighton Meester - the girl finally got it right at an award show

Numbers 11-20
(not in my top 10, but certainly not "worst-dressed" material)

 11. Nicole Kidman - everything but the bow around her waist is perfect

 12. Megan Fox - the weird style and shade of pink combine to make an interesting, yet still flattering dress on her 

 13. Amy Adams - love the shade & style, could do without the giant flowers

 14. Angelina Jolie - I would love this dress so much more if it wasn't long-sleeve; the green and subtle glitter looks great on her

 15. Natalie Portman - glowing from her pregnancy, this dress works for her (minus the giant red rose sweetheart centerpiece)

 16. Mila Kunis - Angelina's gown material & this style would have made a stunning dress, but Mila still can't look bad

17. Jennifer Lopez - take off the sheer shoulder-cover & she's red carpet ready

 18. Eva Longoria - I'm really confused by the bottom of her dress that is very reminiscent of a mermaid tail

 19. Scarlett Johansson - while Emma Stone and Anne Hathaway tried the nude look, you could still see the distinction between skin and gown that's very hard to see here sans glitter

20. January Jones - a weird cut that I don't think would ever look really good

Numbers 21-30
(in all fairness, I've seen way worse "worst-dressed" than these ladies)

 21. Halle Berry - she looks amazing, but her dress needs to be cut in half

 22. Heidi Klum - for being as involved in fashion as she is, you'd think she could come up with something better than this

23. Julianne Hough - the fact that her collar goes all the way up to her chin just allows the dress to swallow her

 24. Jennifer Love Hewitt - looks like she's coming out of an oyster shell

25. Christina Aguilera - it's a black lace mermaid costume

 26. Kelly Osbourne - now that I know she's capable of wearing flattering dresses, I can't excuse this kind of wardrobe choice anymore

 27. Mandy Moore - looks like this dress was stolen from a girl going to her high school prom in the 90's

 28. Julia Stiles - ditto, minus the color

 29. Tina Fey - this navy blue velvet material reminds me of the heinous vest ensemble that Shaun White wore to the ESPYs last year

 30. Helena Bonham Carter - does anything she does surprise me? No. But those two different shoe colors don't even match her dress! There's really nothing to say about this disaster except that she's dating Tim Burton.

Well the Golden Globes are behind us, officially kicking off Award Show Season. As far as I know, the Grammys are next, so make sure to stay tuned!

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