Hi, everyone! Join me at 8/7 central for a live blog of the Golden Globe Awards. All times will be central (the best time zone, let’s be honest).
I will begin by saying: in news that surprises no one, Jessica Chastain looks stunning tonight.
7:05-The cut to Emma Stone’s eyes was funny. Also, Joaquin Phoenix is here and he seems amicable! Also, that Clooney Lifetime Achievement Award joke was excellent.
7:07-That one-take was Lubezki, too!
7:11-Monologue was excellent. Loved the Bill Cosby jab.
7:15-J.K. Simmons was incredible in Whiplash. It looks like he was rushing during that speech, so I’m going to have to throw at a chair at his head. Anyway, this is probably the award I cared most about tonight, so it looks like we’re done. See you later!
7:15-Downton Abbey SEASON FOUR. Guys, it’s season four!
7:22-Oh, it looks like we have a narrator now to describe the shows for us. I want Renner to be the narrator. “The story of uh, uh. Two detectives who you know, uh, 17 years. Oh, and I like boobs.”
7:25-Wow, Billy Bob Thornton over McConaughey. I’d personally give the award to the latter and to True Detective in general, but Thornton definitely deserves something. Also, awesome speech. “I’ll just say thank you.”
7:30-Cumberbatch photo bomb!
7:37-I haven’t seen Jane the Virgin, but I’m really happy for Gina Rodriguez. I’ve heard she’s wonderful.
7:40-Absolutely deserved. Transparent was wonderful. I hope Tambor will be back up here later. Also, really classy and elegant speech there. Kudos.
7:48-I will never get used to Melissa McCarthy attempting to be serious.
7:49-Trent Reznor deserved it for Gone Girl. That score was impeccable.
7:53-Hey, it’s Prince! “But of course…Selma.” I don’t know why, but I detect sarcasm there. Also, Common’s “Thank you to God…and the Hollywood Foreign Press.”
8:00-I don’t know how Matt Bomer ever interacts with anyone. I would assume they’d be immediately blinded by his attractiveness.
8:07-Yay, Amy! I love her. I will always be happy with her winning anything, unless it’s for Man of Steel.
8:07-“Thank you, Weinstein Company” Yeah, thanks…..for burying The Immigrant. 😦
8:16-Also, how did The Lego Movie not win?????
Everything is not awesome, I guess.
8:18-Guys, Jessica Chastain Gorgeous Alert! Also, I’m looking forward to A Most Violent Year so much; put her and Oscar Isaac together, and you can’t go wrong.
8:23-Well deserved for Arquette.
8:27-Can we have more of Poehler and Fey being funny and less North Korea stuff?
8:35-Jeffrey Tambor! Really one of the most moving, nuanced performances I’ve seen this year. Nice to see the love for this show this year.
Also, did they say House of Cards instead of House of Lies? Well, one thing the two shows have in common: wasting great casts.
8:43-So, the fact that Two Days, One Night is not even nominated is a travesty.
8:46-Colin Farrell, your mustache needs to go.
8:47-I really wish I had time to see more of The Honourable Woman. Anyway, sorry, Allison Tolman.
8:55- “David Nevins just bought it in the room.” He also buys it again every year for the next 10 years. In other news, The Affair deserves it! It was a bit of a mess, but it was a compelling one.
9:00-I’m not a fan of House of Cards at all. Kevin Spacey is alright, though. Also, Katherine Heigl, if you really want to see something funny, just look at your career.
9:15-Pretty class speech all around. My, the speeches during this show aren’t awful and generic like they usually are.
9:21-From the producers of The Bible. Whoa, it looks like I gotta watch this one! Those Bible producers, man. So amazing.
9:26-Yay for Richard Linklater! Should’ve won a while back.
9:28- “Dom, your ass is something of great beauty.” Yeah, Ruth Wilson! She was excellent this year, although Julianna Margulies was just as good.
Also, how the hell does Shameless continue to be, for the most part, ignored by awards shows? Yeah, Macy’s getting nominated now, but only because he’s in the comedy category. It’s the best Showtime show, yet stuff like House of Lies still gets nominated.
9:35-Michael Keaton! You deserve it.
“Two things I said I wouldn’t do earlier: cry and do air quotes.”
9:48-Wow, Grand Budapest Hotel! I thought Birdman had it in the bag, but GBH deserved it 100%. Wes Anderson’s speech was excellent as well.
9:52-Julianne Moore wins for Still Alice. No surprise there, although I can’t help but be disappointed with the lack of awards buzz for Rosamund Pike and Gone Girl. Eddie Redmayne wins as well, and there’s no surprise there either. He was good and all, but Gyllenhaal was the real winner there.
10:01- “How much are we going to miss Amy and Tina?” Apparently, the show already forgot about them after the monologue.
10:01-And there it is. Boyhood wins. Good. Let’s not forget that Whiplash was the best movie of the year, though.
Final thoughts: needed more Amy and Tina.
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