64th Annual Golden Globe Awards Results and Commentary (2007)
- Date of Ceremony: Monday, January 15, 2007
- For films released in: 2006
Welcome to Digital Hit’s coverage of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
8:02 PM ET
And we’re off with tonight’s first presenter, George Clooney, whose presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Jennifer Hudson. She’s obviously enjoying the moment she’s in right now.
“I have always dreamed but never, ever this big ever. This goes far beyond anything that I could have ever imagined. I just want to say thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for such an amazing honor. Baby, give me one second. I’m trying not to cry, but you do not know how much this does for my confidence. Because of this — oh, my God. I feel like Effie up here. OK. Because of this, it makes me feel like I’m a part of a community, and it makes me feel like an actress, and you do not understand how much that feels good to say.” – Jennifer Hudson
8:05 PM ET
Moving right along, Justin Timberlake’s here to present Best Original Song. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Prince for Happy Feet’s “The Song of the Heart”. Prince isn’t there to accept, so Justin crouches down to his height and says he’ll accept it on his behalf.
8:11 PM ET
Adrian Grenier and Eva Longoria introduce Miss Golden Globe, Jack’s daughter, Lorraine Nicholson. They then present the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Jeremy Irons for Elizabeth I.
“Why is it that the jobs that are the most fun are the ones that give you the awards? It’s like you don’t deserve them. I was up against a great god of people and I’m supporting Helen Mirren and if you can’t support Helen Mirren you can’t do anything.” – Jeremy Irons
8:15 PM ET
Tina Fey and David Spade present Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama, or as they call it, the least funny actresses. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer.
“This show has been such an amazing gift, an unexpected gift, which is the very, very best kind, and I am just so grateful for all of it.” – Kyra Sedgwick
8:23 PM ET
One of our fave Aussies, Naomi Watts, introduces the first clip for the nominated dramas. It’s a clip for Babel.
8:25 PM ET
Rene Zellweger, in simple green dress, presents the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press, Philip Berk.
8:27 PM ET
Jessica Biel (va va voom) and Sean Combs present the Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Emily Blunt for Gideon’s Daughter.
“Yeah. Thank you, Bill Nighy. I love you so much. And thank you for cringing me out as best you could in any opportunity.” – Emily Blunt
8:30 PM ET
The cast of Heroes joke that this is usually their time slot. They’re presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Hugh Laurie for House.
“I must thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and salute my brother and nominees and thank all the — my fellow actors on House and the wonderful writers and producers and a truly wonderful crew. I know everyone says they have a wonderful crew and logically that can’t be the case and they can’t all be wonderful. Somebody, somewhere, is working with a crew of drunken thieves. But it is not me; they are truly a wonderful collection of people, and I am privileged to spend my days in their company and they smell of newly mowed grass.” – Hugh Laurie
8:40 PM ET
Time for Charlie Sheen to take to the stage. He’s introducing a clip from Bobby, which was written and directed by his brother, Emilio Estevez.
8:42 PM ET
The Office’s Steve Carell is introducing a new category, Best Animated Feature. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Cars. Director John Lasseter accepts the award and thanks the HFPA for creating the category.
“I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for this category. Animation is awesome, everybody. It’s my life. I’ve lived it, and it’s so exciting to have our own category.” – John Lasseter
8:45 PM ET
A winner last year, Joaquin Phoenix is presenting the Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical. And the Golden Globe Award goes to the always wonderful Meryl Streep for The Devil Wears Prada. Joaquin bows as he gives it to her. “I think I’ve worked with everybody in the room,” she says as she pulls out a list. “Oh shut up, it’s not that long!”
“ Finally, I just want to say the reason you could see The Devil Wears Prada is because it was playing on everybody’s theater screens across America. And that was because they were playing it, and if you can’t see it, you know, “Little Children” or “Pan’s Labyrinth” or “The Queen” or all these great movies that I’ve just seen — “Volver,” “Notes on a Scandal,” “SherryBaby” — then you have to go down to your theater manager and ask him why. Because it’s amazing how much you can get if you quietly, clearly and authoritatively demand it.” – Meryl Streep
8:55 PM ET
Ben Stiller presents the clip for the nominated comedy Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
8:56 PM ET
The always luscious Salma Hayek presents the nominees for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Elizabeth I. The executive producer, George Faber, accepts the award.
“We had extraordinary performance from Jeremy Irons and Hugh Dancy but of all this award belongs two people who were with us right from the beginning when the project was not more than the two dusty history books, our writer Nigel Williams and I think now Britain’s longest-reigning queen, the exquisite Helen Mirren.” – George Faber
8:59 PM ET
Rachel Weisz is presenting the nominees for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Motion Picture. As we see Eddie Murphy in the audience, we see Prince behind him. Why didn’t he make it to the stage for his award? Anyway, the Golden Globe Award goes to Eddie Murphy.
“Wow, I’ll be damned. That’s nice. Yeah. Thank you so much. I’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for honoring what I did in “Dreamgirls,” and thank you, Bill Condon, for putting me in your wonderful move, wonderful movie, and directing such a wonderful movie.” – Eddie Murphy
9:06 PM ET
Four-time Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker introduces another comedy clip: The Devil Wears Prada.
9:08 PM ET
Terrence Howard and Sienna Miller have the task of presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Bill Nighy for Gideon’s Daughter.
“I’ve apologized to Robert Duvall for this. It seems crazy to me. I used to think that prizes were damaging and divisive until I got one. But now they seem sort of meaningful and real.” – Bill Nighy
9:11 PM ET
Terrence and Sienna return to the microphone to present Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Helen Mirren for Elizabeth I.
“Oh, my God. Elizabeth the First would have an amazing speech at this point, wouldn’t she?” – Helen Mirren
9:17 PM ET
Cameron Diaz introduces the clip for the nominated drama The Departed.
9:19 PM ET
“What do we have to do to get them to change tack? In 1997, 2.2 million people went on the streets of London, sleeping rough, bringing the biggest city in Europe to a standstill so that a stubborn, 70-year-old lady could fly from Aberdeen to London. What are we going to have to do when it’s really important?” – Peter Morgan
9:21 PM ET
Tim Allen and Vanessa Williams share the task of presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Allen looks at Wlliams and says, “If beauty were minutes, this would be a very long day.” And the Golden Globe Award goes to Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock.
“I’m glad this isn’t too heavy because I just had hernia surgery December 21st. I just wanted to share that with all of you. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for remembering your old pal in the autumn of my career here” – Alec Baldwin
9:29 PM ET
Geena Davis and James Woods stroll out to award the Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Ugly Betty. The table of the cast and production staff eripts in squeals. Executive Producer Silvio Horta accepts the award.
“Like a lot of its characters and a lot of us up right here right now, this show is an immigrant, and Betty is a testament to the American dream. And the American dream is, in fact, alive and well and within reach of anyone in the world who wants it. And because she has never seen me on TV before I just want to say, “Te Quero Mommy.”“ – Silvio Horta
9:34 PM ET
Jamie Foxx, after giving props to a bunch of people in the audience, introduces the clip for Dreamgirls.
9:35 PM ET
Djimon Honsou and Sharon Stone have the honor of presenting the nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Clint Eastwood’s Letters from Iwo Jima. Clint Eastwood accepts the award. “You don’t know what this does for my confidence,” he says, stealing a line from Jennifer Hudson’s speech.
“I feel good. And as far as that remark earlier about the age of us actors, Meryl is ageless. Jack and Clint, you can see, but we are still squeaking in there. We’ve still got a few years left in us; right, brother?” – Clint Eastwood
9:44 PM ET
Jeremy Irons, a winner tonight, introduces the clip for the nominated drama, The Queen.
9:45 PM ET
Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant mention that Prince was stuck in traffic earlier, so they ask him to take a bow. They then introduce the nominees for Best Original Score. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Alexandre Desplat for The Painted Veil.
“Merci. It’s a great honor to be in such an amazing audience for a European composer.” – Alexandre Desplat
9:48 PM ET
Jennifer Love Hewitt and John Stamos jointly present the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe Award goes to America Ferrera for Ugly Betty. She’s obviously moved by the win. A scan across the audience shows a lot of people tearing up.
“Oh, my God. I’m so sorry I’m such a mess right now. I’m still getting over the shock of our first award. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing the show and this character who is truly bringing a new face to television and in such a beautiful, beautiful message about beauty that lies deeper than what we see. And it is such an honor to play a role that I hear from young girls on a daily basis how it makes them feel worthy and lovable and that they have more to offer the world than they thought. And it is such an honor to play this role. I have to say thank you to my mom, everything that I have ever accomplished in this life has been due to the strength and intelligence and the will that you gave me, Mommy, thank you. I love you.” – America Ferrera
9:58 PM ET
Tom Hanks comes out and says that the HFPA is a scary bunch, because in 1962 they peered into their tea leaves and named Warren Beatty the Most Promising Newcomer. Hanks is presenting the Cecil B. DeMille Award to the Hollywood legend tonight. After a series of clips highlighting Beatty’s work as an actor, writer, director and producer, he takes to the stage.
“It isn’t easy being humble when you are married to Annette Bening, but I’m going to try. You know, the truth is, I haven’t made an awful lot of movies. In fact, I think when somebody said about me that every single movie that I ever made from the beginning was a comeback, something like this really is enough to make a guy go out and make another movie. But I have to tell you that I really don’t know. When I’m around the house with Annette and the family, and then I hear all of this stuff about the great work that Clint is doing and that Jack is doing, and all of these — and everybody, I just don’t know. I don’t know what to think. And I — forget about Hanks. I’ve got bottles of moisturizer older than Tom Hanks. But I don’t know. Clint, please, are we not friendly? We are very friendly. I don’t understand. First, you do one great movie right after another movie. Then you’ve got to go do two more movies that are just as great as the first two movies, but you’ve got to do them at the same time no less. And you do the score. How do you think that makes me feel? And you. [He points at Jack Nicholson.] You, you, what is it? You just can’t resist it. You just can’t resist it. You’ve got to be great. You’ve got to be great. Yeah. Yeah. What is it that you want to make me feel? What? “Departed”? I don’t get it. Dustin, where is Dustin? I don’t know who is here and who is not, but I have to tell you this: I don’t know why these guys can’t take it a little easier. I mean, I don’t know why they can’t just, you know, do what I ask them to do. I asked Arnold to become a Democrat. He did what I said. So, look, I think what I’m going to have to do is just say something here tonight that will undoubtedly just scare the hell out of all of us, and this is it: Of course, I’m going to make another movie. Yeah.” – Warren Beatty
Beatty closes off paying tribute to Bening by saying, “Annette, thank you for our life together and for making me feel that I am always your most promising newcomer.”
10:21 PM ET
Dustin Hoffman comes out and points out that the clip of Ishtar, a film he did with Beatty, only appeared in his montage for “point five seconds.” He then presents the clip for Little Miss Sunshine.
10:23 PM ET
Another legend in the room, Steven Spielberg, presents the Globe for Best Director. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Martin Scorsese for The Departed. He thanks the HFPA doe their support of the Film Foundation, which restores classic films.
“I wanted to first make a picture like in the old Warner Bros. tradition of gangster films, you know, “Public Enemy” and “Angels with Dirty Faces,” and pictures like that. We started, in my mind, making “Angels with Dirty Faces” and wound up making devils with dirty faces.” – Martin Scorsese
10:27 PM ET
Reese Witherspoon, in a stunning yellow dress, presents the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Sacha Baron Cohen for Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
“I saw some amazing, beautiful, invigorating parts of America. But I saw some dark parts of America, an ugly side of America. A side of America that rarely sees the light of day. I refer, of course, to the anus and testicles of my co-star Ken Davitian. Ken, as I — when I was in that scene and I stared down and saw your two wrinkled golden globes on my chin I thought to myself, “I better win a bloody award for this.” And then when my 300-pound co-star decided to sit on my face and squeeze the oxygen from my lungs I was faced with a choice: Death or to breathe in the air from — to breathe in the air that had been trapped in a small pocket between his buttocks for 30 years. Kenneth, if it was not for that rancid bubble, I would not be here today. “ – Sacha Baron Cohen
10:35 PM ET
Dane Cook presents the clip for Thank You for Smoking.
10:36 PM ET
Jennifer Lopez is here to present the Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Dreamgirls. Producer Laurence Mark accepts the award. They start to play him off during his speech.
“I’m very grateful, but first one guy, David Geffen, David has been such a great friend to me and to “Dreamgirls.” He was bold and, as far as I’m concerned, nutty enough to say yes. He was with us all the way, and without him, no way.” – Laurence Mark
10:43 PM ET
Courteney Cox and David Arquette present the Best Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Grey’s Anatomy. Shonda Rhimes accepts.
“I’m staring at Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty. This is surreal. Thank you so much.” – Shonda Rhimes
10:45 PM ET
Philip Seymour Hoffman, a winner last year for Capote, presents the Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Helen Mirren for The Queen.
“In 1952, a woman called Elizabeth Windsor, at the age of 24, walked into literally the role of a lifetime and I honestly feel that this award belongs to her because she — because I think you fell in love with her, not with me, and I just try to make her a truthful to herself as possible. However, she already has a orb that protects her, so I will gratefully receive this one.” – Helen Mirren
10:52 PM ET
Felicity Huffman’s presenting the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland. At the beginning, he is quite literally speechless and shocked by his win.
“This is great. Wow, this is — wow. Wow. OK. Thank you. You know, thank you. Thank you for this award, for the Best Actor Award. I’m — sorry. It really means a lot to me. I’m really happy to be included in the company of Leo and Will, you know, you know, you know — OK — Peter O’Toole and, yeah, Leo again, Will. Thanks.” – Forest Whitaker
11:00 PM ET
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger presents the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Babel. Director Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu accepts the award. He jokes, “I swear I have my papers in order, Governor, I swear.”
“Well, I’m just so glad that I have, against my wife’s will, in the car, those two tequila shots. I think they will help me through this. But I want to say that we are receiving this on behalf of more than 1,200 people that worked on this film and made it possible.” – Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu
11:05 PM ET
Arnold closes the awards by saying, “On behalf of the Golden Globes, ‘We’ll be back.’” Man, does he never grow tired of using that line?
11:06 PM ET
Thanks for joining us tonight.