Brad Pitt and George Clooney showed that their Ocean's 11 man-love is still going strong by presenting the intros for each other's best motion picture drama films. The show of good sportsmanship was a nice moment during a night where a win here can mean large things for the Oscar race. Who would have thought filming a series of movies about robbing casinos would form such a deep bond? Only thing missing was Matt Damon.
Between taking the red carpet in a little doggie bow-tie and stealing all of the attention during The Artist's best comedy or musical win, Uggie got an awful lot of attention during the Golden Globes. Thankfully, winner Christopher Plummer got to give due to his Beginners co-star Cosmo, thanking him in his supporting actor speech. Did his invitation get lost in the mail?
Claire Danes Gets a Do-Over
The first time Claire Danes won a Globe was when she was 15 and starring in My So-Called Life. She says she was in tears afterward, because she realized she didn't thank her parents. This time around, she made sure they knew how much she appreciated them then and now.
And Now a Word From the HFPA ...
Being the force behind the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association could probably put a little more thought into the interstitial messages from their member. It was a nice thought when one journalist representing Turkey popped on stage to share her message of peace, but some context might have spared a lot of head scratching.
'The Tourist' Jokes Will Never Die
Some of the flack from Ricky Gervais' 2011 turn as Golden Globes host came when he mocked the HFPA for recognizing Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie's stinker, The Tourist. So when Depp joined Gervais on stage, he naturally brought it up, asking if he ever even saw the film. His answer? No.
Kelsey Grammer Thanks New Wife for ‘Magnificent Year’
Kelsey Grammer’s ex-wife Camille may be enjoying her time in the spotlight on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but the Boss actor made sure to reference his new wife, Kayte Walsh, while accepting his best actor in a drama series award.
“I’d like to thank my wife Kayte for the future, and the magnificent year it’s been,” he said. It was earlier announced that the couple, who wed in February 2011, is expecting twins. On the red carpet, Walsh opted for a strategically draped peach gown to conceal the growing baby bump.
Moving Melissa McCarthy
When Octavia Spencer was named best supporting actress for her fiery role as Minny Jackson in The Help, nobody was more moved than Melissa McCarthy. The Bridesmaids star wept tears of joy following Spencer's win, wiping away visible tears on camera. Meanwhile, Spencer appeared nervous on stage, rapidly thanking the Help cast and crew and "everyone at table 10."
Meryl Streep Pulls a Melissa Leo
So it wasn’t the F-bomb, but Meryl Streep enlisted the help of NBC’s censors by exclaiming Oh, S---! upon realizing that she would be required to deliver her acceptance speech by memory. Nevertheless, Streep had the room in stitches with this line: “I’d like to thank my agent Kevin Huvane and, god, Harvey Weinstein. The punisher. Old testament, I guess.”
The actress paid tribute to her fellow nominees, Viola Davis, Mia Wasikowska, Glenn Close and Tilda Swinton. When the music kicked in to cue her offstage, the legendary Ms. Streep finished with, “I love you, Viola. You’re my girl!”
'Modern Family' Crosses the Language Barrier
When accepting the award for best comedy, Sofia Vergara took the lead by speaking in Spanish with EP Steven Levitan providing some off the cuff and hilarious translations for the crowd. After all, it is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Morgan Freeman Accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award
Before accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, Morgan Freeman was feted by Sidney Poitier and Helen Mirren, who used the opportunity to poke fun at the fact that she’s only worked with him in Red.
“Watching you handle a gun made me know I never want to piss you off,” the actor quickly retorted. As for Poitier: “Getting it from you makes it clear to me that, though they call it the Cecil DeMille award, in my house it will also be known as the Sidney Poitier award.” The actor gave a shout-out to Elton John, saying that he’s struck by working “with people that I really, really admire” and “how much fun I’ve been having” before throwing in, “Hey Elton!”
Rob Lowe and Julianne Moore Telemprompter Fail
Aren't actors trained not to let the audience know when something's going wrong? That wasn't the case when Rob Lowe and Julianne Moore were presenting and experienced a teleprompter glitch. Lowe joked about it happening in front of Steven Spielberg. He's right. That's no way to impress a director.
Seth Rogen Wood
Was Seth Rogen taking cues from Ricky Gervais? The 50/50 actor was in rare, unfiltered form Sunday night, making Gervais-style quips while presenting the award for best actress in a motion picuture, drama, alongside Kate Beckinsale. "Hello, I'm Seth Rogen and I'm currently trying to conceal a giant erection," he cracked, making obvious reference to the statuesque British beauty standing next to him. Awkward. Rogen hit another comic note during his intro when he described the Marilyn Monroe drama, My Week With Marilyn, as "hysterical." (Michelle Williams won the trophy for her decidedly non-hysterical performance.)