Good as Gold

by admin January 11, 2009
Golden Globes 2009: Live Blog

Another awards show, another live blog. This time Mindy Monez and Lauren Gitlin are biting the bullet and putting in their two cents on all the happenings. They'll be swapping off each half hour, so they can survive the night unscathed. First up is Mindy.

8:01:Oh, Golden Globes, how I missed you last year. At first glance, nobody looks drunk yet, but I'm sure that will change soon. Jennifer Lopez starts the show off, looking golder than gold. Seriously, the dead chick from Goldfinger is like, "Oh, too much, girl." They announce JLo as an "actress," by the way. I know, I'm laughing too. She is presenting the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture award, and we're already having some technical problems! And we're back on track! Oh man, Marisa Tomei's pirate outfit. Unbelievable.

8:06 Kate Winslet wins for The Reader. I don't think anyone is surprised by this, including her fellow nominees who don't look outraged or anything. Disappointing. Whoa! Kate actually is surprised and really, really nervous. She is talking a lot because she never wins anything and would like to make the most of it. She's lucky she's delightful, or that would have been much more annoying than it was.

8:08 Ooh, Sting is looking super beardy. He and Joaquin Phoenix should have a beard-off. Joaquin would win, but it'd be a good fight. Sting is presenting the Best Original Song award. Peter Gabriel's Wall-E song, Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino song, some Miley Cyrus awfulness, some Beyonce terribleness, and the Bruce Springsteen song from The Wrestler, which will win because it's Bruce Springsteen and these voters are old. Shock. Bruce won. I'm sure he deserved it, it's just that I have major déjà vu every time he wins an award. He is very happy he beat Clint Eastwood. It's meant as a compliment.

8:12 Commercials. He's Just Not That Into You is so enraging. Ooh! Chuck in 3-D next month!

8:15 And we're back! With Eva Longoria and Simon Baker presenting. Eva looks like a giant chili pepper in her skin tight red dress. I'm lovin' it. They are introducing us to Miss Golden Globe, Rumer Willis. I'm in a forgiving mood, so all I'm gonna say about her appearance is that the dear girl has red hair now. And Demi is in the audience and looks very proud. Of her daughter's ability to stand around for three hours. Oh, moms.

8:17 Now Eva and Simon are presenting the Best Supporting Actor in a TV production series thingy (the actual name is too damn long to type). NPH, Denis Leary (Recount), The Piven, that hot bitch Blair Underwood (In Treatment), Tom Wilkinson (John Adams). Tom Wilkinson wins, of course, because John Adams is like the Bruce Springsteen of miniseries. He is very gracious and this is boring. Haha! There is a shot of Tom Hanks just grinnin' up a storm at the John Adams table for no reason, lovin' life. Everyone else is stone-faced. Wilkinson is done.

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