Good as Gold
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.
8:20 Eva and Simon are back, presenting the girl version of the previous award. Eileen Atkins (for some British thing called Cranston), Laura Dern (who was amazing in Recount), Melissa George (is the DEVIL! In Treatment), Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters), Dianne Wiest (In Treatment, FTW). Whoa! Laura Dern actually won! That's awesome, she totally deserves it. Aww, she was Miss Golden Globe in 1982. Hang in there, Rumer! Dern looks very nice and is also gracious. Her hair is a little weird, but I'm in support of the egregious back comb, so I'm going to back off her. Also I like her and her performance in Recount. She's done. Denis Leary is smiling. Commercial time. We've been spared the He's Just Not That Into trailer this time, thank god.
8:24 And now we're treated to the "upcoming star of Hotel for Dogs," Don Cheadle. Wow. There's promoting your new movie and then there's reducing Don Cheadle to "the upcoming star of Hotel for Dogs," you know? He is presenting the highlights from Burn After Reading. And making jokes about how the Coen Brothers have never hired him. Which is weird, I have to admit, because he's been in every movie ever made in the past decade. Oh shit! He just made a jab at Brad Pitt! It's like that, Cheadle? I guess Hotel for Dogs can really change a man.
8:28 Now Eva Mendes is announcing the President of the HFPA because they are both Cuban-Americans. OK. He is promising not to be boring, and would like everyone to have a good time, and exits. That, my friends, was mercifully short. I think I'm in love.
8:28 What's Cheech Marin doing here?
8:29 Barely legal alert - Hayden Panettiere and Zac Efron are here to announce Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Michael C.