68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Results and Commentary (2011)

  • Date of Ceremony: Sunday, January 16, 2011
  • For films released in: 2010
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Welcome to Digital Hit’s 68th Golden Globe Awards coverage.

8:00 PM

Ricky Gervais welcomes us to “a night of partying and heavy drinking, or as Charlie Sheen calls it ‘breakfast’.”

“It seemed like everything was three dimensional this year, except the characters in The Tourist.”

Talking about their latest film: “Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor — two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay, so the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists then. My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke. They’re not here.”

Wow…Gervais is really going to town.

8:05 PM

He introduces the first presenter. Scarlett Johannson. She’s presenting Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Christian Bale for The Fighter.

8:09 PM

LL Cool J and Julie Bowen are teamed up to present Best Actress in a TV Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Katey Sagal for Sons of Anarchy. It takes her a while to negotiate the route between the dinner tables to the stage.

“…to my husband, Kurt Sutter, who is the creator and executive producer of the Sons of Anarchy. Sweetheart, I love you. I’m so glad you are the boss of me. “ – Katey Sagal

8:16 PM

Julianne Moore and Kevin Spacey introduce this year’s Miss Golden Globe, Gia Mantegna. They then present the Golden Globe for Best TV Movie or Mini-Series. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Carlos. Producer Daniel Leconte accepts the award.

8:20 PM

Gervais is back. He waits for the Carlos team to exit before introducing Bruce Willis as “Ashton Kutcher’s dad!”. Bruce introduces Best Comedy nominee Red.

8:23 PM

Garret Hedlund and Leighton Meester introduce the nominees for Best Supporting Actor TV. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Glee’s Chris Colfer.

“But most importantly, to all the amazing kids that watch our show and the kids that our show celebrates, who are constantly told “no” by the people in their environments, by bullies at school, that they can’t be who they are or have what they want because of what they want. Well, screw that kids.” – Chris Colfer

8:30 PM

Michelle Pfeiffer introduces the clip for Alice in Wonderland.

8:31 PM

“Next up, Eva Longoria has the daunting task of introducing the HFPA president. That’s nothing, I had to help him off the toilet and pop his teeth in.” Eva comes out to introduce Philip Berk. Berk takes a shot at Gervais, saying “Ricky, the next time you want help qualifying your film, ask someone else.”

8:33 PM

Kevin Bacon and Milla Jovovich present Best TV Actor – Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Boardwalk Empire’s Steve Buscemi. “I have to thank table 114. You guys are a lot of fun.”

Kevin and Milla then present Best TV Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Boardwalk Empire. The award is accepted by showrunner Terry Winter.

8:43 PM

The Social Network’s Andrew Garfield introduces the clip of the film.

8:44 PM

Ricky introduces “Alec from the Rock and Jenny from the Block”, Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Lopez. They’re presenting Best Song. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Diane Warren for Burlesque’s “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me.”

“Wow, I’ve been nominated five times, and the first time I was nominated, my dad wrote my acceptance speech on a napkin and I lost. But I won today. I can’t believe this.” – Diane Warren

Alec and Jennifer Lopez then present Best Score. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network.

“This is really flattering to be recognized in this field. Thank you very much. A year ago, I had no idea I’d have the opportunity to score a film, and the idea of standing up here, accepting this award, is completely surreal.” – Trent Reznor

8:55 PM

Justin Bieber and Hailee Steinfeld introduce the nominees for Best Animated Feature. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Toy Story 3. Director Lee Unkrich accepts.

8:58 PM

Sipping champagne, Gervais introduces Robert Downey Jr. “I don’t know if an actress can do her best work until she’s slept with me,” says Downey. He then introduces the nominees for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Annette Bening for The Kids are All Right.

“I’m very proud to be part of this very special film about two women who are deeply in love and trying to keep their family together. My partner, Julianne Moore, I have to thank first. She asked me to do the picture with her. She made it possible for us to shoot it where we shot it when we did. So, Julianne, you are a class act. Thank you.” – Julianne Moore

9:09 PM

Gervais introduces Sylvester Stallone. Stallone introduces the clip for The Fighter.

9:11 PM

Geoffrey Rush and Tilda Swinton are paired to present Best Actor in TV Movie or Mini-Series. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Al Pacino for You Don’t Know Jack. Pacino gets a standing ovation.

“It’s a great honor for me to have played such an extraordinary — portrayed such an extraordinary person as Jack Kevorkian, you know. Just to, sort of, navigate through his life was so much fun and interesting, things I found out. And it’s great for actors who portray real characters. You know, it’s really a, kind of, special thing as an actor when they get to play a real person, you know, because that relationship is so interesting and intimate and wonderful.” – Al Pacino

9:15 PM

Tilda and Geoffrey Rush then present Best Actress in a TV Movie or Mini-Series. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Claire Danes for Temple Grandin.

“And Temple, I have to thank Temple. She’s still at it. She’s still working with incredible zeal and devotion to illuminate mysteries about autism and animal behavior, and I have to thank you on behalf of the literally millions of lives who have been dignified and improved by your genius.” – Claire Danes

9:23 PM

Zac Efron presents the clip for The Kids Are All Right.

9:24 PM

Gervais introduces “the wonderful Tina Fey and the ungrateful Steve Carell.” They’re presenting Best Screenplay. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network.

“I want to thank all the female nominees tonight for helping demonstrate to my young daughter that elite is not a bad word. It’s an aspirational one. Honey, look around. Smart girls have more fun and you’re one of them.” – Aaron Sorkin

9:29 PM

Thor’s Chris Hemsworth and Captain America’s Chris Evans take on the superhero task of presenting Best Supporting Actress TV. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Glee’s Jane Lynch.

“I’m so honored to be in the company of these wonderful women you just heard in this category. Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press. And my cup runneth over, really. And I am nothing, if not falsely humble.” – Jane Lynch

9:36 PM

Gervais introduces Robert Pattinson and Olivia Wilde, a category Gervais says, “No one in America cares about.” And the Golden Globe Award goes to Denmark’s In a Better World.

9:38 PM

The always lovely Helen Mirren presents the clip for The King’s Speech.

9:40 PM

Vanessa Williams and Blair Underworld present Best Actress in a TV Comedy/Musical. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Laura Linney for The Big C. Laura’s not there to accept.

9:45 PM

Jane Fonda strolls out to present the clip for Burlesque.

9:47 PM

Kaley Cuoco and Matthew Bomer present Best TV Actor – Comedy/Musical to The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons wins. Cuoco, his co-star, is thrilled.

“It’s such perspective. It’s so weird. One day you are waiting. Is CBS going to put this show on the air? And another day you are waiting. Is anyone going to come back after a prolonged writers’ strike? And then you are waiting, and days go by, and suddenly, you are at the Golden Globes with your whole cast and crew, and I just — it’s such an honor to be with all of you. “ – Jim Parsons

9:50 PM

Jeremy Irons is presenting Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe Award goes to The Fighter’s Melissa Leo.

“My managers and my agent told me, ‘You got to go meet David O. Russell on this film.’ I told him, ‘Well, I’d like to go meet David O. Russell, but I really don’t know if I could play Mark and Christian’s mother. I’m a little young.’ Thank God I went to the meeting. David wrapped me into the film and the idea that I could be his Alice. I am forever grateful for that, David.” – Melissa Leo

9:58 PM

Matt Damon is now onstage to present the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Robert De Niro. Even De Niro takes a chance to slam the Hollywood Foreign Press. I guess the recent troubles they’re having in the paper are making them perfect fodder for everyone. The usually quiet De Niro is having fun riffing.

“Thank you for this extraordinary honor. I was very, very moved and gratified when you made the announcement two months ago, well before you had a chance to review Little Fockers. Yeah, I saw those. It’s OK. We all have our jobs to do. Thank you for your tireless work in promoting our industry all over the world. Thank you. And the important thing is that we are all in this together — the filmmakers who make the movies and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association members who, in turn, pose for pictures with the movie stars. I’m sorry more members of the Foreign Press aren’t with us tonight, but many of them were deported right before the show along with most of the waiters, and Javier Bardem. For the rest of you, I hope your papers are in order because Homeland Security will be checking them just as soon as they’re through with the full-body scans of Megan Fox. “ – Robert De Niro

10:13 PM

Megan Fox presents the clip for The Tourist.

10:15 PM

Annette Bening is presenting Best Director. And the Golden Globe Award goes to David Fincher for The Social Network.

“And I have to say, when Scott and Amy first called me about Aaron’s amazing script, I thought, this is so strange because I normally make these pitch-black studies of misanthropes or the occasional movie about serial killers. So what could they possibly see in this material for me?” – David Fincher

10:17 PM

Jimmy Fallon and January Jones present Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Glee.

“I’m just going to say thank you to public school teachers. You don’t get paid like it, but you’re doing the most important work in America. Thank you very much.” – Ian Brennan

10:23 PM

Alicia Keys presents the clip for Black Swan.

10:25 PM

Halle Berry is now presenting Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy/Musical. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Paul Giamatti for Barney`s Version. “I’m a little jacked up. I ate five boxes of the free Godiva chocolates.”

10:32 PM

Joseph Gordon Levitt presents the clip for Christopher Nolan’s Inception.

10:33 PM

A winner last year, Jeff Bridges is here to present Best Actress Motion Picture Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Natalie Portman.

“And, Darren, I met you 10 years ago when we talked about this for the first time, and thank you for continuing to work on this movie and then to give me such a beautiful, beautiful gift with this role. Every time we finished our takes, you would say, ‘Now do this one for yourself,’ and that gave me such beautiful inspiration as an actor to not just be amused, that I could create on my own as well. I love you so much, and you are the most wonderful, and I’m so grateful to you. Thank you.” – Natalie Portman

10:37 PM

Gervais introduces Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. “We remember when Ricky Gervais was a slightly chubby but kind comedian,” says Hanks. “Neither of which he is now,” adds Allen. They’re presenting Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical. And the Golden Globe Award goes to The Kids Are All Right.

10:46 PM

Ricky Gervais introduces Sandra Bullock, who’s rocking some odd-looking bangs. She’s handing out the Best Actor – Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to Colin Firth.

“I want to thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press. Getting through your — the mid-stage of your life with your dignity and your judgment intact can be somewhat precarious, and sometimes all you need is a little bit of gentle reassurance to keep you on track. And I don’t know if this qualifies as gentle reassurance, but right now this is all that stands between me and a Harley Davidson so I owe you a very great debt.” – Colin Firth

10:53 PM

Michael Douglas gets a standing ovation as he comes out to present the final award of the night. “There’s gotta be an easier way to get a standing ovation.” He then presents the award for Best Motion Picture Drama. And the Golden Globe Award goes to The Social Network.

10:58 PM

Ricky Gervais thanks everyone, adding “Thank you to god for making me an atheist.”