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