Golden Globes: January 2009 Archives

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Kate Winslet after the Golden Globes, clutching both her acting awards. Should one of them really be for supporting actress? (AP file)


Thank you, Robert Osborne, for bringing to light what's been nagging at us about Kate Winslet's thrilling but shocking double-win at Sunday's Golden Globes. The nut of the nag: How could she possibly be called a supporting actress for "The Reader"?

Alec Baldwin's new job as E!, CBS commentator

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How'd we miss this last night? Here's a delightfully off-the-rails exchange between Ryan Seacrest and the star that hijacks his pre-Globes red-carpet "interviewing," Alec Baldwin ...

Tina Fey smacks down the haters!

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So ... was Tina Fey joking or not? In her acceptance speech for best actress in a TV comedy, she called out Internet blog posters by name, telling them -- who had allegedly bashed her in comments on sites such as The Envelope -- to "suck it."

Here's what she said from the stage:

"I want to say thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. I'll always love the Hollywood Foreign Press and have all the Hollywood Foreign Press action figures. Thank you, Will Arnett, for that joke. But I want you to really know how lucky I am to have the year I've had this year and, if you ever start to feel too good about yourself, they have this thing called the Internet! You can find a lot of people there who don't like you! I'd like to address some of them now! BabsonLacrosse, you can suck it. DianeFan, you can suck it. Cougar Letter, you can really suck it 'cause you've been after me all year. And to my husband, Jeff, I love you. Thank you very much! "

Was that a gag, or does she really read these blogs and take it personally?

Apparently she does read them, because when asked backstage in the press room after that speech, she recited exactly what some of those online posters has written about her ...

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Drew Barrymore (center) mingles with "The Office" actors B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling on Sunday night at the HBO Golden Globes after-party in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Dan Steinberg/AP)


Two years ago, several Golden Globe Awards after-parties raged at once at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, with movie and television stars co-mingling, braving the chilly night air and sometimes waiting in line for hours to get into lavishly decorated bashes.

On Sunday night, a year after the writers' strike shut down the awards show ceremony and its onsite parties, the weather was much warmer and alcohol flowed again throughout a spate of shindigs at the hotel, though fewer than before and not quite so extravagant.
Still, the current economic recession didn't stop post-Globe revelers from indulging in booze, food and the sheer will to make merry.

Clutching a tumbler of whiskey, his hair askew, "Mad Men" actor and nominee Jon Hamm grinned next to his wife, surrounded by cast members at an intimate, exclusive bash for the AMC '60s-themed show, which won a best TV drama trophy for the second year in a row. Retro tunes blasted overhead as guests ate mashed potatoes served in martini glasses. Decorations were minimal.

"To win again is great. We're going to light the lamp. We're going to party until late," said Hamm, a little unsteady on his feet.

When the Golden Globes stop turning

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That's it for tonight, folks. But if you're just now catching up with tonight's Golden Globes action, here's what we've got online in addition to the reports below:

Bill Zwecker's report on the show.

A full account of the night's winners, and a complete list of them.

The running report -- and a little kvetching -- on our Twitter feed.

Sun-Times columnist Richard Roeper was at the big event, too -- and he dropped a few tweets on his own Twitter feed.

And, of course, all the red carpet fashion you can cluck your tongue at.

Line! The quotes from the Globes

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"It's been a very long road back for me," said Mickey Rourke as he won a dramatic actor Globe tonight for his role in the film "The Wrestler."

Sometimes the story is best summed up in the quotes from the show. Here are more actors in their own words at tonight's Globes ...

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Steven Spielberg (left), winner of the Cecil B. Demille Lifetime Achievement award, and Martin Scorsese pose backstage Sunday at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)


Movie audiences have two train wrecks to thank for the epic visions of Steven Spielberg -- a big one, and a little one.

Whether it's killer sharks, man-eating dinosaurs, or the horrors of Omaha Beach on D-Day, Spielberg said Sunday night it was all in some way inspired by a train wreck filmed by director Cecil B. DeMille for his movie, "The Greatest Show on Earth."

Spielberg accepted a lifetime achievement accolade that bears DeMille's name during the Golden Globes. His acceptance speech traced his own history in Hollywood, as many of those who he had directed helped heap on the thunderous applause.

Golden Globes: The '09 winners

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Here's the complete list of Golden Globes winners tonight ...

Stars still choke up about loss of Ledger

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Recalling co-star Heath Ledger's tragic death still chokes up Maggie Gyllenhaal, even during the excitement of the Golden Globes.

"It's so hard to really feel how sad it is with the lights and the television and everybody screaming, but you know it's also very sad," Gyllenhaal, her voice choking, said on the red carpet before tonight's Globes.

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Jeremy Piven's quick save on the red carpet

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Jeremy Piven's here tonight! The Chicago-area actor last month left his hit Broadway show, the Mamet revival of "Speed-the-Plow," claiming health problems -- mercury poisoning, as it were.

On the red carpet tonight, he spoke briefly about the ungraceful exit ...

Golden Globes: Reports from the tables

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Mingling, meandering, drinking and no seat-fillers: The Golden Globes are different from the Academy Awards in that the atmosphere inside is more dinner party than awards show.

AP Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen has a seat at a table this year. Here are just a few things that she's seeing from the rear of the Beverly Hilton ballroom, stage left -- and everywhere she roams ...

Live Golden Globes feed tonight on Twitter

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Follow us throughout the show tonight on Twitter!

Join the conversation and tell us what you think of the celebrity mayhem.

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Marisa Tomei at the tea party for the British Oscars on Saturday. (AP)


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Los Angeles held its annual awards-season kickoff tea party on Saturday, attracting a slew of Golden Globe nominees.

Here's what some had to say about preparing for Sunday's big Globes show ...

Golden Globes poster 2009

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Nice graphic design on this year's poster ...

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Musical presenters added to Globes

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Musicians are getting in on the Golden Globes fun. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says Sting and Sean "Diddy" Combs will be among the presenters at Sunday's ceremony at the Beverly Hilton hotel. Other presenters announced today: Johnny Depp, David Duchovny, Eva Longoria Parker, Megan Fox and Mark Wahlberg.

Golden Globes? Boooooooo!

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Grumpy Brit journalist Toby Young trashes the Golden Globes in a missive fired yesterday from the Independent web site. He attempts to deconstruct why the Globes are the "standing joke" of awards season, and accuses the Hollywood Foreign Press Assoc. -- the paltry 81 of them -- of being "completely starstruck" and easily bribed with gifts ...

Travolta at Globes? Unlikely

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John Travolta's attendance at this weekend's Golden Globes is doubtful now, as he mourns the death of his son. He was scheduled to appear since his latest movie, the animated "Bolt," is up for two awards -- best animated feature and best original song for his duet with co-star Miley Cyrus, "I Thought I Lost You."

Golden Globes presenters piling up

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Presenters are lining up for this Sunday's Golden Globes. The latest celebs announced for the gig are Cameron Diaz, Jessica Lange, Chris Rock, Aaron Eckhart, Laurence Fishburne and Blake Lively.