62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Results and Commentary (2005)

  • Date of Ceremony: Sunday, January 16, 2005
  • For films released in: 2004
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Welcome to Digital Hit’s coverage of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Join us as we guide you through the night with commentary and the results of one of Hollywood’s biggest party nights.

8:01 PM ET

It’s time for the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards and we’re off and running with Renee Zellweger to open the show with Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. And the Globe goes to Clive Owen for Closer.

Moving right along, Tim Robbins now present the female side of the Supporting equation and the Globe goes to Natalie Portman for Closer. A bit of an upset already as many thought this would go to Virginia Madsen. Even Portman seems a bit surprised.

“And, Mike Nichols, I love you. You’re the nicest, smartest, wisest, Daddy, friend, rock star, everything. I just — I love you so much.” – Natalie Portman

8:11 PM ET

Jennifer Garner and Mark Wahlberg keep up the pace by presenting the Golden Globe for Supporting Actress on the TV side. And the Golden Globe goes to Anjelica Huston for Iron Jawed Angels. A beaming Hilary Swank looks on as her co-star speaks. Without pausing, Mark and Jennifer now present the Globe for Supporting Actor TV. And the Golden Globe goes to William Shatner for Boston Legal. It takes Shatner a lifetime to get the stage where he makes a very low key acceptance speech.

8:20 PM ET

Diane Lane introduces a clip for Kinsey. Jim Carrey strolls out to introduce the president of the HFPA, Lorenzo Soria. He introduces Bill Clinton who thanks the entertainment industry for their support for tsunami relief and thanks the HFPA for their recent donation.

8:25 PM ET

Topher Grace and Clare Danes then are assigned to hand out the hardware for Best Actress in a TV Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Mariska Hargitay for Law & Order: SVU. She says, “I’m a little overwhelmed, so forgive the shaking.” She also thanks co-star Chris Meloni for “setting the bar so high.”

“And I just want to say that 49 years ago my mother accepted an award, and my father (Mickey Hargitay) was with her. And I’m lucky enough tonight to have my father here with me. And I just want to say that you are my hero. You’ve taught me not only by your word but by example, Dad, and I love you.” – Mariska Hargitay

After introducing this year’s Miss Golden Globe, 16-year-old Kathryn Eastwood, the daughter of actor, director and producer Clint Eastwood and Jacelyn Reeves, Clare and Topher then present the Golden Globe for Best Actor TV Drama to Ian McShane for Deadwood.

8:36 PM ET

The always cool Samuel L. Jackson introduces the first clip for Best Comedy/Musical, The Incredibles.

8:37 PM ET

Meryl Streep congratulates Natalie Portman, who beat her in the Supporting Actress category, and then presents the Golden Globe for Best Mini-Series or Made-for-TV Movie. And the Golden Globe goes to The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. The executive producer, Freddy De Mann, accepts the award.

8:41 PM ET

Megan Mullaly and Goran Visnjic present the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Jason Bateman for the excellent Arrested Development. He checks his fly and the pulls out a prepared speech. “If Hell froze over, I wanted to be prepared.” He thanks his cast and the writers, who he calls “comic scientists.” He also thanks the “future fans” of the show.

8:49 PM ET

Halle Berry arrives wearing a bizarre one-strap dress that makes one of her breasts higher than the other. Of course she’s not here for us to talk about her breasts, but to introduce the clip for Finding Neverland.

8:51 PM ET

Will Ferrell shows up with an eye patch and then reads the nominees for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical. And the Golden Globe goes to Annette Bening for Being Julia. “I love my work. I love what I do, and I appreciate this very much.” She then recites the cast list. She also thanks husband Warren Beatty, “The lunch at the pizza joint was delicious.”

8:55 PM ET

Melina Kanakaredes and Anthony LaPaglia arrive next to present the Best Drama Series Golden Globe. And the Golden Globe goes to Nip/Tuck. Creator/producer Brian Murphy accepts the award.

“It would be very easy, based on our title, to think that our show is about Botox abuse and bad boob jobs, which, let’s face it, it is.” – Brian Murphy

9:05 PM ET

The first hour is history and now Naomi Watts introduces the clip for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Now Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Nicolette Sheridan, Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria take to the stage to present the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Geoffrey Rush for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. After kissing all of the women on the stage he quips, “That was the best part.”

“And the Hollywood Foreign Press, we had such a ball making this film, I thank you for giving me this for that. Thanks so much.” – Geoffrey Rush

9:12 PM ET

Al Pacino now works solo introducing the Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Glenn Close for The Lion in Winter.

“This was one of the most joyous experiences of my career, and to be recognized for this, having already had the most amazing process is really a very shining, special cherry on a huge, fabulous cake.” – Glenn Close

9:23 PM ET

Glenn Close is back now to introduce the clip for Mike Nichol’s Closer.

9:24 PM ET

Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson present the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. And the Golden Globe goes to The Sea Inside. Director Alejandro Amenbar accepts the award.

9:32 PM ET

We’re halfway through as Minnie Driver introduces the clip for The Phantom of the Opera.

Diane Kruger and Matthew McConaughey now announce the nominees for Best Screenplay. And the Golden Globe goes to Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor for Sideways.

9:36 PM ET

Mekhi Phifer and Mischa Barton announce the nominees for Best Actress TV Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Teri Hatcher. Zach Braff tries to steal a hug off of her before she takes to the stage. She says it’s the first time she’s ever been nominated for anything and she’s shaking like a leaf.

9:44 PM ET

Laurence Fishburne introduces the clip for Hotel Rwanda.

9:46 PM ET

Usher and Lisa Marie Presley are here to present the Golden Globe for Original Score. Maybe the winner can balance a piano on their head. Nothing really exciting has happened yet. And the Golden Globe goes to Howard Shore for The Aviator. Getting bang for their buck, the HFPA has also tasked the musical pair with announcing the winners for Best Song. And the Golden Globe goes to Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart for Alfie. Mick thanks Dave Stewart for “getting me into this mess.” He also thanks “everyone working at Paramount and everyone who was working at Paramount.”

9:57 PM ET

Prince gets a big round of applause as he takes to the stage to introduce the clip for Ray.

Opie, I mean, Ron Howard is here to present the Golden Globe for Best Director. And the Golden Globe goes to Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby. Clint gets an ovation from the audience. “Well thanks. I thought it was over for me when I was awarded one of the ten best tuxes out in the line.”

“Well, thanks. I thought I was done when they gave me one of the 10 best tuxes out in the line. “Okay. That’s the end of it for me.” But thank you very much.” – Clint Eastwood

10:02 PM ET

Diane Keaton announces the nominees for Best Actor Musical/Comedy. She opens the envelope, “Of course, Jamie Foxx, Ray.”

“Can I just tell you that I am having ride of my life right now? I am having the ride of my life. It is so great. I wish I could take what I’m feeling right now and put it in the water systems and everybody could drink it, and we would all love each other a whole lot more.” – Jamie Foxx

Foxx also paid a very emotional tribute to his grandmother, choking back tears as he talked about her.

10:13 PM ET

Pierce Brosnan is here to present the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Robin Williams. Clips from Mork and Mindy, Popeye, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, The Fisher King, The Birdcage, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Insomnia, and Patch Adams illustrate a career that has earned Williams five Golden Globe Awards.

Mike Nichols also paid tribute to his friend, mentioning how he goes without fanfare to Iraq and Afghanistan to entertain the troops.

10:21 PM ET

Robin Williams gets an ovation as he heads to the stage. “My English is not so good…”

“I have to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press because, number one, you’ve been so nice over the years. Twenty-seven years ago you gave me an award for “Mork.” It was Best Newcomer. Thank you. And two years later you gave the same award to Pia Zadora. Thank you. That was very humbling. Thank you. You’re quite amazing that way.” – Robin Williams

He also riffed on the foreign press and how a lot of them have other day jobs, but thanked them for recognizing comedy in its own category. He finished off by dedicating the award to his late friend, Christopher Reeve.“I dedicate this award to a memory of a friend of mine, Chris Reeve, I miss you. And I also say may flights of angel send you to thy rest, sweet prince.”

10:33 PM ET

Charlize Theron starts off the last half hour by announcing the nominees for Best Actor Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Leonardo DiCaprio.

“But I must say, the pinnacle — the pinnacle of all that has been to work alongside one of the greatest contributors to the world of cinema of our time, and that is the great Martin Scorsese.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

10:40 PM ET

Patricia Arquette and Michael Imperioli wrap up the final TV category, Best Comedy Series. And the Golden Globe goes to Desperate Housewives. The cast takes to the stage and spend a long time hugging each other. Creator Marc Cherry accepts the award and adds that his mother gave him the idea for the show.

“Everyone in this room has had ups and downs in their career. Very few have been as down as I was three years ago. I was a 40-year-old comedy writer. I went two-and-a-half years without getting an interview for a job, and then the most amazing thing happened. My agent was arrested for embezzlement.” – Marc Cherry

10:45 PM ET

Kate Hudson introduces the final comedy clip for Sideways.

Dustin Hoffman introduces the nominees for Best Actress – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Hilary Swank for Million Dollar Baby.

“I can’t believe I’m sitting at a table with Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman, let alone in a movie with them.” – Hilary Swank

10:53 PM ET

Sylvester Stallone, appropriately enough, introduces the clip for Million Dollar Baby.

As we get closer to the end, Goldie Hawn is now here to present the Golden Globe for Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Sideways. Producer Michael London accepts the award.

“It’s a comedy award, but it’s for a movie that’s all about finding yourself. And we are so, so thrilled to be finding ourselves here this evening.” – Michael London

10:59 PM ET

Nicole Kidman has the last task of the night: presenting Best Motion Picture Drama to The Aviator. Producers Michael Mann and Graham King accepted the award.

“Marty, you are just a genius. You are my idol. You absolutely are.” – Graham King

11:01 PM ET

Nicole Kidman wraps up the night and the Golden Globe Awards are over for another year.

Thanks for joining us. We look forward to having you join us for our coverage of the 77th Annual Academy Awards.