67th Annual Golden Globe Awards Results and Commentary (2010)

  • Date of Ceremony: Sunday, January 17, 2010
  • For films released in: 2009
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Welcome to Digital Hit’s 67th Golden Globe Awards coverage.

8:00 PM ET

Ricky Gervais takes to the stage. “I’m not used to these type of viewing numbers…neither is NBC.”

“Looking at the audience I’m reminded of the great work that has been done this year…by plastic surgeons.”

“Let’s get on with it before NBC replaces me with Jay Leno.”

8:05 PM ET

Nicole Kidman is here to present Supporting Actress. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Mo’Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. She is terribly moved by the win.

“First, let me say thank you, God, for this amazing ride that you’re allowing me to go on. And everybody kept asking me did I know my speech? And I said, “No, I don’t know what I’m going to say because I don’t want people to think I just know I done won something, so no, I don’t know.”

But I’m shaking. And when I tell you all I am in the midst of my dream, and when I look into the eyes of the man that I stood next to at 14 years old and I said to him, “One day we going to be stars,” and he said, “You first,” and we walked this red carpet together tonight, Sidney, I love you more than you will ever know, baby.

I don’t know how much time I have, but I have something to say, so please — Lee Daniels, the world gets a chance to see how brilliant you are. You are a brilliant, fearless, amazing director who would not waiver. And thank you for trusting me to be Mary Jones in this movie. To Gabby, sister, I am in awe of you. Thank you for letting me play with you.

To the cast and the crew of this movie, thank y’all all so much, and I tell you I celebrate this award with all the Preciouses, with all the Marys. I celebrate this award with every person that’s ever been touched. It’s now time to tell, and it’s OK. God bless you all. Thank you all so very much.” – Mo’Nique

8:10 PM ET

Sofia Vergara and Matthew Fox are out next and Matthew almost trips over her dress. They’re presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Toni Collette for United States of Tara.

“Gee, thank you so much. This is a real pleasure. I’m so happy to be here. The first time I came here 15 years ago, I was on the loo and missed my whole category. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for shining a light on our show. I’d like to thank Steven Spielberg for yet another genius seed of an idea. Darryl and Justin at DreamWorks, Bob and Matt from Showtime for having the balls to work on all of these amazingly confronting shows, such great material. To Diablo Cody, who created the Gregson world, my brilliant cast that I love so much, John Corbett, Rosemarie DeWitt, Brie Larson, Keir Gilchrist, and to a great, brilliant, funny, hard-working crew, cheers. Have a great night. Thank you, my darling husband.” – Toni Collette

8:16 PM ET

Lauren Graham And Jim Parsons introduce Miss Golden Globe and then present 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 John Lithgow for Dexter.

“Thank you so much all of you for inviting me into the whole “Dexter” experience. I’ve had the most wonderful time creeping out the entire country for the last six months. And as for you, Professor Mary Yeager of UCLA and my wife of 28 years, I love you, baby. This one is yours. And all of you, my dear friends, thank you so much.” – John Lithgow

8:20 PM ET

Paul McCartney says “I’m Paul McCartney…or as I’m known now, that guy from Rock Band. He’s presenting the Best Animated Feature. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Up. Director Peter Docter accepts the award.

“Wow. Fantastic. When we started this film, we got to go on this incredible research trip down to South America. It was a great adventure. But when it came to finding the heart of the film, we didn’t have to look very far. Our inspiration was all around us: our grandparents, our parents, our wives, our kids, our talking dogs. You guys are not only the source of our greatest material, but you’re also the source of our joy and really give meaning to our lives.” – Peter Docter

8:28 PM ET

Kate Hudson, lovely in white, presents a clip from the film Nine.

8:29 PM ET

Ricky Gervais is back. “One thing that can’t be bought is a Golden Globe…officially. Well, I’m not doing this again.”

8:30 PM ET

Felicity Huffman talks about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. She stumbles over her lines about the $10 million the HFPA has donated to film charities over the years and then introduces the HFPA President Philip Berk.

8:32 PM ET

Jane Krakowski and Neil Patrick Harris present Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Michael C. Hall for Dexter.

“Thank you. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. Thank you to Showtime: Bob, Gary, Pearlina for giving us our home. Thanks to Clyde for manning mission control. Thank you, Sarah and John, for your stewardship. It’s really a hell of a thing to go to work at a place where everybody gives a damn, and that’s definitely the case with “Dexter.” It’s an amazing group from top to bottom, such an invigorated sense of collaborative energy all the time. It’s a dream job, and I’m so grateful. I share this recognition with my castmates. Jennifer, all of my love and gratitude.” – Michael C. Hall

Brolin and Adams also present Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife. “Glenn Close…I’d bend down, but the dress would rip.” She also thanks CBS for believing in the “10 o’clock drama”, a dig at NBC.

8:42 PM ET

Harrison Ford presents a clip from Up in the Air.

8:43 PM ET

Gervais says he and Paul McCartney flew on the same plane, but he was in first class while Sir Paul was in coach, alluding to the big divorce settlement he paid.

8:44 PM ET

Cher and Christina Aguilera present Best Original Song, adding that they’re shamelessly promoting their upcoming film Burlesque. And the Golden Globe Award goes to “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart. T Bone Burnett accepts. They also present Best Original Score. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Michael Giacchino for Up.

“I just can’t believe Paul McCartney said, “Go, Michael.” That’s, like, awesome. I don’t know if I have anything else to say. That is, like, the greatest thing in my life right there.” – Michael Giacchino

8:53 PM ET

Josh Brolin and Amy Adams join forces to present Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Grey Gardens. Apparently forgetting it’s a live show, it takes a year or two for the creative team to navigate their way to the stage. The music starts to play them off as they thank everyone.

“It was a complete joy to make this film. For those who have seen the awesome, arresting, and hilarious documentary by Albert and David Maysles, you will understand why we wanted to delve deeper into this story. We found its themes to be universal — youthful hope, missed opportunity, regret, and the most wondrous of earthly delights, the second chance that comes when you least expect it.” – Rachael Horovitz

8:57 PM ET

Tom Hanks introduces a clip from Julie and Julia.

8:59 PM ET

Saying that not all Irishmen are swearing drunks, Gervais introduces Colin Farrell. He presents the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia. “I want to change my name to T Bone. T Bone Streep.”

“I’m very clear about the fact that I’m the vessel for other people’s stories and other women’s lives. And this year I got to play not only one of the most beloved women in America, Julia Child, but I also — I also got to secretly pay homage to my own personal, not-so-famous-hero — that’s my mother — who shared — who was of the same generation as Julia, who shared her verve. A lot of the people in this room knew my mother and knew that she had a real joy in living. And she just had no patience for gloom and doom. I’m not like that.

I come to Golden Globes weekend, and I am really honestly conflicted how to have my happy movie self in the face of everything that I’m aware of in the real world. And I want to say that that’s when I have my mother’s voice coming to me, saying, “Partners in Health. Shoot some money to Partners in Health. Put the dress on. Put on a smile. And be damn grateful that you can” — “you have the dollars to help and the next day and the next day and the next day.” And I am really grateful. I am really grateful. So thank you.” – Meryl Streep

9:09 PM ET

The always classy Helen Mirren introduces the clip for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.

9:10 PM ET

Avatar’s Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana present Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Kevin Bacon for Taking Chance.

“Thanks to HBO. Man, you are like a pretty — pretty well-oiled machine over there, and I appreciate that. We had incredible, incredible producers on this — on this movie and an incredible cast and crew. It was a total — well, I wouldn’t say it was fun, but it was an amazing, amazing experience for me. Ross Katz, you crushed it, my friend. You certainly did. Mike Strobl, a real honor to walk in your shoes. I want to thank the family of Chance Phelps for having the courage to let his story be hold and to my beautiful family, Kiko, Trav, Sosie. I love you guys. Let’s take care of each other. Peace. Thank you. “ – Kevin Bacon

Sam and Zoe also present Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Drew Barrymore for Grey Gardens.

“Oh, goodness. I’m OK. I can do this, and, Michael, I’m so sorry, but I got so nervous, I didn’t know the etiquette of coming up here when you win these awards. I don’t know. And yet I’ve been meeting with the Hollywood Foreign Press for like 97 years.

And I’ve been in this room since I was 7 years old, and I just — I think, Michael, thank you for giving me this chance. Mo’Nique, you set the bar this evening in your speech. You said everything that so many people feel. I just — you’re the most eloquent, beautiful, human being, and if I can convey that.

And, oh, God, I’m not very good at this. I want to thank you, Michael, for taking a chance on me because I know I could be like Jeff Spicoli’s girlfriend, but like with the lisp and the paralysis — there’s no way you could have — thank you for taking the chance on me. I — and Liz Himelstein, who taught me the voice. I mean, there’s no way I could be that, but I wanted to so very much, and I know with what is going on in the world today what is important. And as I get older, I thank everyone in this room because this is my family, and I have grown up here, and I would like to say this is for all the people who are nice enough to love me and wish the best for me along the way and hope that I would be a good person. And so this is for those people Beva Freeman and Nancy Juvonen, Chris Miller, and everyone. Thank you for guiding me in the right direction. I would like to rise to your occasion and your guidance, and I love you, and thank you. I am humbled and honored. Thank you.?” – Drew Barrymore

9:20 PM ET

Cameron Diaz introduces the clip from It’s Complicated.

9:22 PM ET

“This next category is a bit of a downer,” says Gervais. “It’s about writers.” He then introduces Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston. They’re presenting Best Screenplay. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air.

“Oh, thank you so much. This is such an honor. We have to thank Walter Kirn, who wrote a beautiful book, a great blueprint through Jason and me to work from. Paramount, who’s been so supportive. And I have to thank Jason Reitman, who directed a movie that I am so proud to be a part of.” – Sheldon Turner

Jason Reitman also spoke…

“I get to hold it. Quentin, I’m still waiting for them to say your name. I’m really confused right now. This is a moment that wouldn’t be possible without an amazing cast. I feel like we’re just conduits from Walter Kirn to these three actors right here: Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, and George Clooney. I have learned so much from all three of you, and I stand on your shoulders, and I am so proud to have worked with all three of you. George doesn’t even want to be here tonight. He wishes he was in a sound stage setting up 20,000 phone lines for a benefit for Haiti right now. George, you’re one of the greatest men I’ve ever met in my life, and I’m so proud to have worked with you, and I’m so proud to know you and be your friend. And I think the world of you. My wife. People like how I write women. I could never write women if it wasn’t for my wife. You are the fuel to my creative fire, Michele. I love you. Thank you. And most importantly, my mother and father. You taught me how to be the man that I am. You taught me to be the storyteller that I am. Dad, I am so proud to share this movie with you, to have credit together on this film, to produce with you. I hope we get to do many more. I love you. Thank you for everything. Thank you” – Jason Reitman

9:26 PM ET

Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher. They leap right into presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Alec Baldwin, who couldn’t be there due to a conflicting charity event.

9:32 PM ET

Samuel L. Jackson presents a clip from “the feel good movie of the year” Inglourious Basterds. He then introduces “a real life movie star”: Sophia Loren.

The legendary Loren is there to present Best Foreign Language Film. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Germany’s The White Ribbon. Director Michael Haneke accepts.

“I don’t know with my little English how to express how I am impressed here, but, believe me, I am.” – Michael Haneke

9:37 PM ET

Amy Poehler and Zachary Levi joke around before presenting Best Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Mad Men. Matthew Weiner accepts.

“I’m very grateful to have this, and we’re going to keep trying to do the best show we can. Television is amazing right now. To be in this lineup with these shows, my TiVo is burned out. I love being part of this, and it’s an honor to be recognized by you people.” – Matthew Weiner

9:45 PM ET

Twilight’s Taylor Lautner presents a clip for (500) Days of Summer.

9:46 PM ET

Chace Crawford and Kristen Bell present the nominees 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 Chloe Sevigny for Big Love.

“I want to share this award with my sister wives, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Ginnifer Goodwin. Thank you to our cast and crew, especially George, my favorite on-set TA, who runs my lines with me every morning. Without him, I would never remember anything.” – Chloe Sevigny

9:48 PM ET

Gervais introduces Halle Berry, who’s sporting a very low-cut dress. She’s presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds.

“A year-and-a-half ago, I was exposed to the gravitational forces of Quentin Tarantino. And he took my modest little world, my globe, and with the power of his talent and his words and his vision, he flung it into his orbit, a dizzying experience. And then Lawrence Bender and Harvey Weinstein and David Linde and Universal, and this whole planetary system of collaborators assembled around Quentin, and Brad decided to star, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, and I was — I needed reassurance. I was in awe. So I got this reassurance from the wonderful people at Weinstein and from Adam Schweitzer at ICM, Lisa Kasteler, and Quentin made a big bang of a movie, and I wouldn’t have dared to dream that my little, my little world, my globe, would be part of that constellation, and now you made it golden. Thank you very, very much.” – Christoph Waltz

9:57 PM ET

Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio are now here to present Martin Scorsese with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

10:04 PM ET

After a presentation of clips from his legendary work, Scorsese takes to the stage.

“You know, it gets harder now. If you’ve ever sat through the end-credits roll of a movie, you know how many people it takes to make a picture: 200, 300, 500. If it’s an average of even 300 — and I’ve made around 40, 50 movies, including documentaries — that’s quite a lot. And saying that making movies is a collaborative process is not a cliche; it’s the truth. So I’ve collaborated with a lot of people. Many of them are here tonight. I want to thank them all, but not individually. That would make this show much longer than the Globes and the Oscars put together.” – Martin Scorsese

10:12 PM ET

Jodie Foster takes a moment to stroll out because she thought the set wall would open up. She presents the clip for The Hurt Locker.

10:14 PM ET

Ricky Gervais takes a sip from his beer. “I like a drink as much as the next man…unless that man is Mel Gibson” he says as Mel Gibson comes out to present Best Director. And the Golden Globe Award goes to James Cameron for Avatar.

“Well, I’m going to try to make this as brief as I can because, frankly, I have to pee something fierce. I’m actually not well prepared because, frankly, I thought Kathryn was going to get this. So I’m kind of winging it here. And she richly deserves it, but make no mistake, I’m very grateful. I’m very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, especially on behalf of all of the artists that it took to make this film, to create this world, every blade of grass and every creature in it, and the design artists and all of the computer artists at Weta Digital, who brought Pandora to life and probably most importantly the artists that give us the emotional reaction to this story, which are our actors.” – James Cameron

10:19 PM ET

The lovely Olivia Wilde and the wild Kiefer Sutherland present Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Glee.

“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press and Ms. Barbra Streisand. On behalf of our wonderful crew and our fake, sexy teen cast, we would like to thank all the wonderful people who actually thought our musical would work on primetime television — Dana Walden, Gary Newman, Jennifer Nicholson Salke, Kevin Reilly, Peter Rice, our good friend Peter Liguori. This show was about a lot of things. It’s about the importance of arts education.

And this is for anybody — thank you. And this is for anybody and everybody who got a wedgie in high school.” – Ryan Murphy

10:25 PM ET

The guys from The Hangover introduce the clip from The Hangover.

10:26 PM ET

Reese Witherspoon presents Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe Award goes to The Hangover. Apparently the HFPA identify with being drunk in Las Vegas.

“Wow. Oh, my God. We didn’t expect this. Now I’m going to get in a fistfight with Harvey Weinstein, but I have Mike Tyson here, so I’m good.” – Todd Phillips

10:34 PM ET

Arnold Schwarzenegger is here to present the clip from Avatar. He jokes that half the film’s proceeds will go to help bail out the state of California.

10:35 PM ET

Ricky introduces Mickey Rourke. He’s presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side.

“To my husband, there is no — there is no surprise that my work got better when I met you because I never knew what it felt like for someone to have my back, so thank you.” – Sandra Bullock

10:39 PM ET

Sally Hawkins now presents Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Robert Downey Jr. for Sherlock Holmes.

“First of all, I’d like to thank Susan Downey for telling me that Matt Damon is going win. “So don’t bother to prepare a speech.”

That was at about 10 a.m. I don’t have anybody to thank. I’m sorry. Everyone has been so gratuitous. “It was a collaboration. We all did this together.” I’m certainly not going to thank Warner Bros. Alan Horn and, my God, Robinov, these guys. They needed me. Avatar is going to take us to the cleaners.

If they didn’t have me, we didn’t have a shot, buddy. What am I going to do? Thank Joel Silver? The guy’s only re-started my career 12 times since I began it 25 years ago.

I mean, I really don’t want to thank my wife because I could be bussing tables at the Daily Grill right now if not for her. Jesus, what a gig that would be.

Guy Ritchie had a great vision for this film, and a lot of great people came together, and we worked our asses off. And it’s just a privilege. By the way, the Hollywood Foreign Press, there’s a Holmes quote by Conan Doyle, who is a genius, by the way. And he said, “Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms.” That is why I would like to thank also — or not thank — the Hollywood Foreign Press because they are a strange bunch, and now I’m one of them. Take it easy.” – Robert Downey Jr.

10:46 PM ET

Kate Winslet, a winner last year, presents Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart. He gets a standing ovation.

“Thank you, thank you. Wow. You’re really screwing up my “underappreciated” status here. Oh. Thank you, guys. Whoa. Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press for this and for acknowledging all of — all of the folks — I’m looking at you, sweetheart. Thirty-three years. My wife, my beautiful wife. Get a shot of her. You got a shot.

Yep. And I gotta thank my dad. You know, he — he loved show business so damn much. He encouraged all his kids to go into show business. Me being a young kid, you know, you don’t want to do what your parents want you to do. I said, “No, no.” He said, “Oh, come on. It’s fun. Let’s go.” So glad I listened to you, Dad. Finally paid attention.

Oh, and my mama, you know, her time and her love. She died last year, and I just — I thank you, Mom. Being in this room — we won cha-cha contests in this room.” – Jeff Bridges

10:55 PM ET

Julia Roberts, in some impossibly high heels, suggests that the best way to get attention is to sit near Paul McCartney. She then presents Best Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Avatar.

“I went to the bathroom so I could take my time. If you start the music, it is going to be an ugly scene. This is quick. You know, I just want to tell you, kind of, how I feel right now. It’s such an exciting evening, and just walking in through here, walking in with all of you great, creative, amazing people, I look around this room, and I see the faces of people that I respect, that I’ve admired for years. Some of you, I know and have worked with, and many of you, I’d love to have the opportunity to work with. I just think this is the best job in the world, you know. It just really is.

I just want you to give it up for yourselves. This is — this is — we all have the best job in the world, and what we do is we make entertainment for a global audience, and that’s what the Golden Globes mean. And so I think just give it up for yourselves, folks, because that’s really — that’s the best, the most amazing thing, you know. “Avatar,” I guess, asks us to see — they are telling me to wrap it up but they are afraid to start the music. “Avatar” asks us to see that everything is connected, all human beings to each other and us to the earth. And, you know, if you have to go four-and-a-half light years to another made-up planet to appreciate this miracle of a world that we have right here, well, do you know what? That’s the wonder of cinema right there. That’s the magic. So thank you” – James Cameron

11:00 PM ET

That’s all folks. Thanks for joining us.