Okay. First thing’s first. If there is a Team Ricky, I am on it. I thought that, yes, sure, there were times where he *may* have crossed the line, especially when speaking about helping the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association onto the toilet, but for the most part? I thought he was hilarious. Ricky Gervais is who he is, and he said that he was going to be less tame this time around. So…he may not be asked back a third time, and he seems to be okay with that. He was all over the zinger last night…and I have a few favorites…
…”Do you want to go see Cher? No. Why not? Because it’s not 1975.” and “Everything this year was three-dimensional, except the characters in The Tourist. I feel bad about that joke. I’m jumping on the bandwagon, because I haven’t even seen that movie. Who has?” and “Please welcome Aston Kutcher’s dad, Bruce Willis.”
Also, in the GOOD category from last night:
Big wins all around for Glee, with the show winning best comedy and Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer each picking up Best Supporting trophies and giving lovely acceptance speeches.
Some serious recognition for The Social Network…it didn’t pick up any acting awards, but it still managed to take home Best Director, Best Screenplay and the ever-coveted top prize…Best Motion Picture, Drama. This bodes well for them come Oscar time.
The big awards seemed to recognize the big movies this year and did a pretty good job sharing the wealth all-around. Christian Bale (WHO IS WELSH, OMG. HOW DID I NOT KNOW?!?!) took home a trophy for The Fighter, Natalie Portman represented for Black Swan (and gave a touching, albeit slightly confusing speech about reproduction, but her nerdy laugh seemed to work in her favor), Paul Giamatti took a surprising win for (Canada’s!) Barney’s Version (and he did a lovely job advertising for Godiva chocolates), Colin Firth took home the best actor trophy for The King’s Speech, and The Kids are Alright was represented as well. See? Wealth was shared.
Robert DeNiro picks up the Cecil B. DeMille award and I am in tears just watching his highlight reel. I can’t help it. He is a genius to me.
Andrew Garfield’s fumble while introducing The Social Network was so incredible endearing. I want to bake him some pie now.
Claire Danes hugging the real Temple Grandin and getting super emotional while speaking. I was so happy that she won for this role, and it is abundantly clear how much this meant to her.
Standing ovation for Michael Douglas.
And, there’s always got the be the BAD:
Mad Men getting completely ROBBED. I mean, I like Boardwalk Empire. But nowhere near as much as I love Mad Men. It should have picked up Best Drama.
Sandra Bullock’s bangs.
Angelina and Brad looking rather, um, post-coital throughout the entire three hours. What was going on there?
Jane Fonda’s nipple. The Denmark lady in the white dress who talked about potatoes’ spanx showing as she climbed the stairs. Megan Fox’s mound.
Fact: January Jones only works as Betty Draper.