66th Annual Golden Globe Awards Results and Commentary (2009)
- Date of Ceremony: Sunday, January 11, 2009
- For films released in: 2008
Welcome to DigitalHit.com’s results and commentary for the 66th Golden Globe Awards.
8:01 PM ET
Jennifer Lopez is the first presenter tonight. She’s presenting Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to Kate Winslet for The Reader.
“Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack were our producers in on this film. They both died while we were filming in Germany, and they never got to see the finished product. I hope they would have been proud. My husband Sam for your incredible support, I wouldn’t have been able to do this without you, and I’m sorry I was so mental at the end, and my children, Mia and Joe, who are watching this on TV. Look, I won. Thank you for coming on this adventure with mommy. Thank you so much.” – Kate Winslet
8:06 PM ET
A brown-haired Sting is out next to present Best Original Song. And the Golden Globe goes to Bruce Springsteen for “The Wrestler”.
“This is the only time I’m going to be in competition with Clint Eastwood. It felt pretty good, too. Anyway, Mickey called me in Ireland, and he asked me for some music. He told me a little bit about the character. He said some people invest themselves in their pain, and they turn away from love and the things that strengthen and nurture their lives. He said this was a guy that hadn’t figured that out. I said, “Well, I know a couple of those guys.” And so this song. So first and foremost, I’d like to thank Mickey. Without the call, I wouldn’t have written the song. Without his inspiration — thank you, brother, for the beautiful performance.” – Bruce Springsteen
The Boss also gives a shout out to birthday boy Clarence Clemons.
8:14 PM ET
Eva Longoria and Simon Baker intro this year’s Miss Golden Globe, Rumer Willis. They then get down to the business of presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Tom Wilkinson for John Adams. It’s his first Globe win.
“To all of those I say thank you for making this job one of the most enjoyable and rewarding of my life. So thank you.” – Tom Wilkinson
Longoria and Baker then present Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Laura Dern for Recount. Trivia: she was Miss Golden Globe in 1982.
“…I’d like to say a special thanks to my acting inspirations, my parents, Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern…” – Laura Dern
8:25 PM ET
Don Cheadle gets introduced as the star of Hotel for Dogs…because that’s what he’ll be known for. Don introduces the clip for Burn After Reading.
8:27 PM ET
Eva Mendes, who is wearing a necklace containing all the world’s turquoise apparently. She introduces Hollywood Foreign Press President, Jorge Camara, who makes a short and sweet welcome speech.
8:28 PM ET
Hayden Panettiere and Zac Efron present the nominees for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Gabriel Byrne, who is not there to accept.
8:30 PM ET
The new Kirk and Spock, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, present Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Anna Paquin for True Blood. It’s her first Golden Globe win and she seems very excited about it.
“Oh, my God. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This is awesome. I am so excited.” – Anna Paquin
8:35 PM ET
35 minutes in…blueberry and pomegranate tea goes great with the Globes. Seriously.
8:36 PM ET
The criminally funny Ricky Gervais shushes the crowd. “Winslet, I told you…do a Holocaust movie and the awards come.” He then presents the clip for Happy-Go-Lucky.
8:39 PM ET
Three of the Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse, the Jonas Brothers, announce the nominees for Best Animated Feature. And the Golden Globe goes to WALL-E. Director Andrew Stanton accepts the award.
“…to my incomparable crew who kept on rowing for months even though I promised that we would see land. And to Tom Newman and Peter Gabriel, you guys forever rock. And to my illustrious cast, who are so small that I can list them quick Jeff Garlin, Sigourney Weaver, John Ratzenberger, and the man behind the robot Mr. Ben Burtt. And I want to say I love you to my family, my kids, you inspire every emotion I ever try to capture on screen. So thank you very much.” – Andrew Stanton
8:42 PM ET
The ladies love ‘em…Johnny Depp is presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical. And the Golden Globe goes to Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky. Sally tries to navigate the obstacle course of tables toward the stairs. She’s quite moved by the award.
“I did write something. I forgot it and then had to remember it in, not the cab, the car. Sorry. I’ll try and get through as much of it as my voice and nerves and knees will let me. Thank you so much the Hollywood Foreign Press. Sorry.” – Sally Hawkins
8:52 PM ET
Jake Gyllenhaal is here now to present the clip for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
8:53 PM ET
Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore present the nominees for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to John Adams. Executive producer Tom Hanks accepts the award.
“To David McCullough, who took us around the world and through time. Everybody should read his book.” – Tom Hanks
8:57 PM ET
Demi Moore (mother of tonight’s Miss Golden Globe), gives a shout out to her daughter. She’s presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to the late Heath Ledger. Director Chris Nolan accepts on his behalf as the audience takes to their feet.
“All of us who worked with Heath on “The Dark Knight” accept this with an awful mixture of sadness but incredible pride. After Heath passed on, you saw a hole ripped in the future of cinema, but with the extraordinary response to his work that we’ve seen all over the world, I, for one, start to be able to look a bit less at that gap in the future and a little bit more of the incredible place in the history of cinema that he built for himself with his talent and with his dedication to his artistry. For any of us lucky enough to work with him, I think for any of us lucky enough to enjoy his performances, he will be eternally missed, but he will never be forgotten. Thank you.” – Christopher Nolan
9:04 PM ET
Tom Brokaw presents the clip for Frost/Nixon.
9:06 PM ET
Colin Farrell has the task of presenting Best Foreign Language Film. And the Golden Globe goes to Israel’s Waltz with Bashir. Director Ari Folman accepts the award.
“And I want to dedicate this prize as we promised to do to the eight beautiful production babies who were born in our tiny studio in Tel Aviv during the making of “Waltz with Bashir.” I hope one day when they grow up, they watch this film together, and they see the war that takes place in the film. It will look to them like an ancient video game that has nothing to do with their lives whatsoever.” – Ari Folman
9:09 PM ET
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Aaron Eckhart are here to present Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to the fantastic Laura Linney for John Adams.
“There are — when you’re lucky enough to have a few decades in this business, every once in a while a job comes along that you know is extraordinarily special and one that you’ll be deeply proud of. And John Adams is certainly that job for me. So I cannot thank the people at my table enough. “ – Laura Linney
9:17 PM ET
Gerard Butler introduces the clip for the dark comedy In Bruges.
9:18 PM ET
Elizabeth Banks and a newly-thinner Seth Rogen. They’re presenting the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay. And the Golden Globe goes to Slumdog Millionaire’s Simon Beaufoy.
“For some people, there are some directors who shoot a screenwriter’s script, and there are — once in a blue moon a director comes along who makes it fly, and I don’t need to tell you that he made it fly. Thank you, Danny.” – Simon Beaufoy
9:21 PM ET
Amy Poehler and Patrick Dempsey get right down to business, reading the nominees for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to the incredible Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock. He won for the same role two years ago.
“God, I feel so old. I remember when I used to bring Rumer Willis a juice box on the set of the movie. I want to thank, obviously — I mean, when you do this show, the first thing you want to say is, “Thank you, Tina. Thank you, Tina. Thank you, Tina.” I do want to say thank you to Tina Fey, the creator and the writer of the show and my co-star on the show.” – Alec Baldwin
9:28 PM ET
Renee Zellweger is here to present the clip for The Reader.
9:30 PM ET
Terrence Howard and the, well, foxy Megan Fox present Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Paul Giamatti for John Adams.
“Boy, that’s a long walk up there. Thank you very, very much to the Hollywood Foreign Press. This was a hell of a job, this thing. This was a hell of a job, this little costume drama we put on. And it seemed like there were thousands of people who saved my ass every day, every minute of every day. And I need to thank all of them, but I’ll thank as many as I can. The fine folks at HBO and at Playtone, Mr. Antholis, Mr. Hanks, Mr. Goetzman, fine men all. Kirk Ellis, who was a very busy little writer on this show. Very busy little bee. A cast that was incredible. I mean, I didn’t do a thing. They did all. Wilkinson, unbelievable. Got me smoking again on this show, Wilkinson, by the way. Laura Linney, the Dame Linney — incredible. All of them. And – but I really want to be sure to thank very particularly the crew on this. Thousands of people, incredibly good humored, both in the great state of Virginia and in the great nation of Hungary. Thank you very much.” – Paul Giamatti
9:33 PM ET
Glenn Close and Laurence Fishbourne team up now to present Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to 30 Rock. Tracy Morgan accepts the award, saying Tina Fey said he could speak if Obama won the election.
“Thank you. Tina Fey and I had an agreement that if Barack Obama won, I would speak for the show from now on. Welcome to post-racial America. I’m the face of post-racial America. Deal with it, Cate Blanchett. We’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press, especially me because a black man can’t get no love at the Emmys. I love you. You are up. That’s what’s up. “ – Tracy Morgan
9:42 PM ET
Pierce Brosnan, who was born to wear a tuxedo, introduces the clip for Mamma Mia!.
9:43 PM ET
Sean Combs (can we still call him P. Diddy?) is presenting Best Original Score. And the Golden Globe goes to A.R. Rahman for Slumdog Millionaire.
9:46 PM ET
Jane Krakowski and David Duchovny are presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Tina Fey for 30 Rock.
“I’ve always loved the Hollywood Foreign Press. As a kid, I had all the Hollywood Foreign Press action figures. Thank you, Will Arnett, for that joke. But I want you to know that I really know how very lucky I am to have the year that I’ve had this year. And if you ever start to feel too good about yourself, they have this thing called the Internet, and you can find a lot of people there who don’t like you.” – Tina Fey
9:55 PM ET
Martin Scorsese gets ready to present the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Steven Spielberg. “Steven Spielberg and the art of cinema: one is unthinkable without the other.”
10:02 PM ET
Steven takes to the stage, getting a well deserved standing ovation. He points to Scorsese: “There’s my inspiration right there.”
“…I think in a way, there’s a feeling floating around during these hard economic times that the impulse and the future might be to make more movies for broader audiences. And I just want to say we can’t ever forget that we are also an audience of individuals, and without the kinds of movies nominated tonight, we would be in danger of losing that very thing that none of us can live without. We can’t work without it. We give it to each other every day through the work we do, and that is inspiration. So congratulations to all of you who inspire me. Thank you for my colleagues, my friends, my future colleagues, and especially to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Thank you so much for this thrilling honor. Thank you.” – Steven Spielberg
10:12 PM ET
Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman are here to present the Golden Globe for Best Director. And the Golden Globe goes to Slumdog Millionaire’s Danny Boyle.
“Listen, thanks ever so much, Golden Globes or the “GGs,” as we very affectionately refer to them. Your mad, pulsating affections for our film is much appreciated — really deeply appreciated.” – Danny Boyle
10:16 PM ET
Sigourney Weaver presents the clip for the next nominated film, Revolutionary Road.
10:18 PM ET
Sandra Bullock is presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical. And the Golden Globe goes to Colin Farrell for In Bruges.
“…they must have done the counting in Florida. An absolute shock, truly, to even get the nomination to be here and to be proud of such a piece.” – Colin Farrell
10:26 PM ET
Salma Hayek, lovely as always, presents the clip for Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
10:28 PM ET
Sacha Baron Cohen is out next. He comments about the hard economy. “Charlie Sheen has to have sex without paying for it. Even Madonna had to let one of her personal assistants go. Our thoughts go out to you, Guy Ritchie.” Cohen’s presenting Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Producer Letty Aronson accepts the award.
“I’m very nervous. I’m very excited, and I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for this as well as several other people. And if I forget anyone, go easy on me. I don’t usually do this, and I’m nervous.” – Letty Aronson
10:36 PM ET
Shah Rukh Khan and Freida Pinto present the clip for Slumdog Millionaire.
10:37 PM ET
Cameron Diaz and Mark Wahlberg are sharing presenting duties for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Kate Winslet, her second win tonight. She’s completely breathless.
“Two incredible men, who are such special people in my world — Leo, I’m so happy I can stand here and tell you how much I love you and how much I’ve loved you for 13 years. Your performance in this film is nothing short of spectacular and just – I love you with all my heart. I really do. And my husband, Sam, thank you for directing this film, babe, and thank you for killing us every single day and really enjoying us actually being in such horrific pain, but I can honestly say, with my hand on my heart, that I loved every second of working with you and it’s made me love you more. For my children, Mia and Joe, they were with us every day on this film, and they were as much a part of it as everybody I just mentioned.” – Kate Winslet
10:42 PM ET
Blake Lively and Rainn Wilson are out next. “Hello, we’re TV actors.” They’re presenting Best Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Mad Men.
“And I want to thank the people from the Hollywood Foreign Press because — the men and women because they — this is about you guys. Don’t make me wrap up. This is about the fact that they like new things, and they embraced the show immediately, and it’s been amazing. “ – Matthew Weiner
10:50 PM ET
Susan Sarandon gets down to work, announcing the nominees for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Mickey Rourke. He gets a standing ovation.
“This has been a very long road back for me, and I’m not a really good public speaker. I was kind of hoping Robert Downey would come up here and talk for me a little bit. […] I’d like to thank all of my dogs, the ones that are here and the ones that aren’t here anymore because sometimes when a man is alone, that’s all you’ve got is your dog, and they meant the world to me.” – Mickey Rourke
10:58 PM ET
Tom Cruise handles the night’s final task: handing out Best Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Slumdog Millionaire. Producer Christian Colson accepts the award. “They’re wrapping me up…f###!” Guess it’s pretty easy to say they’ve had a good night, eh?
“Simon Beaufoy, who gave us an incredible opportunity by writing an extraordinary screenplay and the great Danny Boyle, who brought us here miraculously tonight and my mom and dad and my girlfriend for only dumping me once.” – Christian Colson
Thanks for joining us tonight.