Golden Globes live blog: Let’s dish the best, worst and craziest moments

Gold Derby editors can’t stifle what we think of every moment at the Golden Globes. Here are our live musings from Tom O’Neil, Marcus Dixon, Rob Licuria, Ralph Galvan, Charles Bright and …

MARCUS: This is the only place where accountants are celebrities. The three Golden Globes accountants are walking around the lobby, each handcuffed — yes, handcuffed — to the briefcases that hold tonight’s winning envelopes.

CHARLES: What is with Keira Knightley’s dress? Looks like she just waded in from an insect sanctuary.

ROB: There is so much botox on the carpet – are the actresses (and some actors) happy to be there? Sad? Having a bad day? I can’t tell. It’s so refreshing to see natural faces like Allison Janney’s, in glorious widescreen High Definition!

CHARLES: Is Melissa McCarthy wearing a dress? Pant suit? McDonald’s uniform?

MARCUS: Amy and Tina are KILLING IT in the press room. Does it have to be their final year?

DANIEL: Fey and Poehler are at their best when taking a feminist slant, like rattling off Amal Alamuddin’s accomplishments before discussing George Clooney’s dubious Lifetime Achievement Award.

MARCUS: Dammit Daniel, you were RIGHT about Joanne Froggatt and no one believed you.

DANIEL: This may not be printable, but goddamn motherfucking fuck it! I called Joanne Froggatt and then chickened out and went with Aduba.

MARCUS: May this be a lesson to all of this: STICK TO YOUR GUNS! (Unless you’re wrong. Then change your guns.)

DANIEL: Billy Bob Thornton’s upset win lends credence to one of our Globes theories: Best Program winner also takes a lead-acting award. Gina Rodriguez or Viola Davis in trouble?

CHARLES: True Detective has now lost all of it’s nominations. So much for the program benefiting from “spreading the wealth.”

TOM: Hooray! Finally that fraudulent “True Detective” got what it deserved at an awards show: nothing.

DANIEL: Golden Globe theory still holding water, but again not how we expected. “Orange is the New Black” loses its acting awards, allowing “Transparent” to take Best Comedy to go with what looks like an inevitable Best Actor win for Tambor.

MARCUS: I can’t believe that the HFPA decided to go with Billy Bob Thornton as an upset to frontrunner Matthew McConaughey instead of his much better (and non-American) co-star Martin Freeman. Whatever.

DANIEL: I think I had Freeman in fourth and Thornton third. Thornton is the big movie star between them. Sure, Martin Freeman has “The Hobbit” and all, but I don’t think he has quite the movie-star cred Oscar-winner Thornton has.

ROB: Meanwhile… Alison Tolman looks like a million bucks!

DANIEL: Whew! Best Score was a total crapshoot, but I got it right! Plus, I gave Johann Johannsson the Gold Derby Bump by interviewing him, so you’re welcome Mr. Johannsson. 🙂

TOM: Wow! Gina! Let’s give this “Virgin” girl a Globe for Best Performance at the Podium! (I am very glad I was wrong about Taylor Schilling!)

RALPH: GIIINNNAAAAA!!!!!!! Mark another one up for “when you do a Gold Derby hangout …”

CHARLES: What is up with Prince and his scepter?

DANIEL: Awesome, I interviewed both Golden Globe winners for music. Congrats to Common and John Legend.

MARCUS: A theme is developing around social justice tonight: racial equality (“Glory” from “Selma”), Hispanic visibility (Gina Rodriguez), transgender acceptance (“Transparent”), rape survivors (Joanne Froggatt), and of course the HFPA president discussing Paris and North Korea.

RALPH: Great call on Froggat (sp). It made so much sense when you said it but the consensus for Uzo had me going her way.

MARCUS: To paraphrase Charlie from two years ago’s Emmys, our predictions have just gone to $h!t.

DANIEL: BTW, we already have two big shutouts (“Orange is the New Black” and “True Detective”) with more awards still to come. The Globes theory of spreading the wealth isn’t looking good tonight. It’s possible shows like “Good Wife,” “The Affair” could go away empty handed.

CHARLES: Matt Bomer wins. Suck it naysayers!

DANIEL: Matt Bomer wins Golden Globe! I just assume he’ll use that trophy to bludgeon all TV academy members to death, as would be appropriate.

ROB: Yes!!! Matt Bomer! Thanks for nothing, Emmys! HFPA making up for his disastrous loss last year.

RALPH: Bomer is one of the best wins HFPA has ever bestowed. Truly the best in his category (and I say one of because Gina!!!!)

TOM: Would someone please put a sock in Amy Adam’s mouth?

DANIEL: Whew. I’m dropping the ball on the TV side, but I pegged a couple of the close calls on the film side (Adams, Johannsson). I think I’m perfect so far on film. That’s not gonna last.

TONY RUIZ: And the Jaqueline Bisset Award for most rambling incohernt speech goes to….
Amy Adams!

RALPH: How To Train Your Dragon 2 – Gold Derby audio interview. BUT, again pissed I went with the consensus. I even wrote an article on this pointing out it’s HUGE international box office success. Dammit! But awesome!

TOM: This is the first time Dreamworks Animation has won a Globe! Congrats, Jeffrey Katzenberg!

DANIEL: I’ve been thinking for a while that “The Lego Movie” might be vulnerable in the awards race — will voters take it seriously enough? — but I haven’t seen what might take it down, until now.

TOM: I love how these stars keep bringing in current headlines into this show. The references to Ferguson, etc., and now from Jared Leto, “Je suis Charlie.” It profoundly reminds us how relevent award shows can be.

TOM: I hope they hurry up and give out the De Mille Award so I can take a break from populating this blog with our editors’ comments and get some dinner …

ROB: Patricia Arquette, you gave a lovely acceptance speech and Oscar audition. Game over!

CHARLES: From Josh Barro, who writes for the New York Times:
@jbarro: Did you know: Before the 17th Amendment, the U.S. Senate was elected by Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

TOM: Huh?

TOM: Birdman wins screenplay! Yea! Finally, one of my longshot predictions comes true! Thank you, Satan!

ROB: I could be wrong, but I THINK Kristen Wiig is wearing a curtain. It’s a really, really nice curtain though

RALPH: Netflix mus be confused and possibly crying in the fetal position right now. No major awards at the televised Emmy telecast and so far completely shut-out at the Globes (with only HoC prayers left) but Amazon Prime wins two big Globes? Not good for them. Not good.

TOM: I call shenanigans on winner of Best Foreign Film! I suffered through watching ‘Leviathan’ last night. It’s sooooo unremarkable.

DANIEL: Great win for “Leviathan,” which I actually preferred to frontrunner “Ida.” And with its anti-Putin sentiment, it’s yet another political win at the Globes tonight.

DANIEL: And there’s another shutout (“Olive Kitteridge”) and another Globes theory in the crapper: Maggie Gyllenhaal did not have a corresponding nod for Best Program and she beat three ladies who did.

RALPH: Yes! I had Maggie in #2. Was hoping that would happen. Hope they just marked Gyllenhaal on all their ballots so Jake will be up there a bit later!!!

TOM: I loved seeing Jessica Lange’s glassy-eyed look at Maggie as if to say, “Oh, quit blathering on!”

DANIEL: I’m not gonna pretend I saw Maggie Gyllenhaal coming, but when our predictions center first opened for nominations way back when, I think I pegged Gyllenhaal to win, but then moved her down gradually. D’oh!

ROB: “The Affair” and Showtime does it. Wow. I was skeptical. Looks like I better queue it up or find my screeners for a binge-watch. Great. Like I’ve got nothing else better to do!

DANIEL: “The Affair” winning Best Drama points to potentially no Globe winners except first-year programs — except Joanne Froggatt.

DANIEL: Yes, everyone must now watch “The Affair” if they haven’t already Believe the hype. It was the best nominee in the category by far.

DANIEL: The clip they showed for “Pride” is the most anyone in America has seen of that film. Everyone go see that too.

RALPH: “Yes, everyone must now watch “The Affair” if they haven’t already Believe the hype. It was the best nominee in the category by far.”
Aaaaand Daniel is drunk.

ROB: There goes the “HFPA is pissed at Kevin Spacey” theory. I’m so happy he won this award!!!!

RALPH: Damn you, Thomas O’Neil!

DANIEL: Whew, after the Drama Series loss, at least I salvaged Best TV Drama Actor by sticking with Spacey. Ruth Wilson probably can’t lose Actress now, though.

TOM: The first thing I’m going to do tomorrow is call up my HPFA source for the Kevin Spacey rumor and MURDER HER

RALPH: At least Netflix can now exhale

DANIEL: Ralph, I joined you on the “Jane the Virgin” bandwagon, so you owe “The Affair” a fair shake on my behalf. Do it now. Forget your footyball games or what have you. 🙂

CHRIS: Sure glad I kept Kevin Spacey and didn’t give that one up! And my theory was right about “The Affair” winning. That helped redeem my mediocre scoring so far tonight.

DANIEL: Spacey and Froggatt look like they’re going to be the only winners from TV shows that debuted before 2014.

ROB: I was doing remarkably well until those fucking pesky Drama Series categories.

DANIEL: I put my TV predictions in the wastebasket at around “Transparent” winning Best Comedy. I’m just happy to see a lot of actually great winners like “Fargo,” Matt Bomer, and yes haters, “The Affair”!

ROB: I say this every year. The Globes know how to pick worthy winners. Ok, apart from Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

DANIEL; Ooh, I thought I was the only person who wasn’t a “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” fanboy. I’ve seen a few episodes but have never been all that impressed.

RALPH: I think you forget, I did watch “The Affair” when it first was on but then by episode 4 I lapsed into a coma which was more entertaining than the show.

/> DANIEL: You owe me six episodes then, Ralph. Get on it. 🙂

TOM: Oh, nooo. Linklater won. You all have permission to kill me.

MARCUS: I love how I had Director for Linklater and Screenplay for Birdman this morning, but switched them both this afternoon. Ugggghhh!

DANIEL: Haha, I had Linklater for Best Director until this week, when Tom convinced me to dump him. Grab the pitchforks everyone!

ROB: Me too! And I switched Birdman for Budapest in screenplay a few days ago. 

DANIEL: Important TV lessons tonight: (1) a Best Program nomination is STRONGLY predictive of acting awards (all but Maggie Gyllenhaal had one), (2) New shows win, the newer the better, (3) Spreading the wealth doesn’t always happen (big shut outs for “Good Wife,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Olive Kitteridge,” and “True Detective”).

Important movie lessons: Never listen to Tom. 

CHRIS: That’s what Michael Keaton needed to do in marching on to an Oscars win. His speech was funny and touching and grateful. Plus, the audience went absolutely wild. I already thought he would win the SAG, but will now move Keaton into my #1 Oscar slot for the final win.

DANIEL: I’ll wait until Redmayne’s rebuttal, but with his babyface, I doubt he’ll feel as Serious-Actor substantial as Michael Keaton just did, so I’ll probably move Keaton up in my Oscar predictions too.

DANIEL: Important TV lessons tonight: (1) a Best Program nomination is STRONGLY predictive of acting awards (all but Maggie Gyllenhaal had one), (2) New shows win, the newer the better, (3) Spreading the wealth doesn’t always happen (big shut outs for “Good Wife,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Olive Kitteridge,” and “True Detective”).

Important movie lessons: Never listen to Tom. 

CHRIS: That’s what Michael Keaton needed to do in marching on to an Oscars win. His speech was funny and touching and grateful. Plus, the audience went absolutely wild. I already thought he would win the SAG, but will now move Keaton into my #1 Oscar slot for the final win.

DANIEL: I’ll wait until Redmayne’s rebuttal, but with his babyface, I doubt he’ll feel as Serious-Actor substantial as Michael Keaton just did, so I’ll probably move Keaton up in my Oscar predictions too.

ROB: By the way, a few weeks ago, many of you were saying “sexy babyface Redmayne is a lock, he can’t lose the Oscar”. So I followed suit and put him in my #1 slot. But I’m going back to my original belief – Keaton has the Oscar. It’s his to lose!!!

DANIEL: Well holy fuckballs. There have been some surprises tonight, but “Grand Budapest Hotel” for Best Picture was the first where I did a literal double-take.

ROB: I just spat out my Doritos! So happy for Budapest, but how the fuck did that happen?!?

6 thoughts on “Golden Globes live blog: Let’s dish the best, worst and craziest moments

  1. I got 7/14 Film categories correct & 7/11 TV categories correct. So, when do I get my points?

    #Maggie Gyllenhaal WTF win for (admittedly perfect) Israeli accent in boring-as-heck Miniseries THAT DIDN’T EVEN HAVE A BEST PROGRAM NOMINATION!!!!

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