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Tuesday
Jan152013

Golden Globes Draws Biggest Audience in Six Years

NBC(NEW YORK) -- Sunday's Golden Globes broadcast scored big ratings for NBC.

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, was seen by 19.7 million viewers, according to Variety -- the ceremony's biggest audience in six years.

The total also represents a 17 percent increase from last year's broadcast, which was hosted by Ricky Gervais.  That might not be a coincidence -- 87 percent of participants of a Fandango poll said they thought Fey and Poehler did a better job than Gervais did.

The change in hosts wasn't the only reason why the Globes earned a lot of buzz on Sunday night.  Jodie Foster made headlines for addressing her sexuality while accepting the Cecil B. deMille award for lifetime achievement.  Sixty-six percent of participants in the aforementioned Fandango poll thought it was the most memorable speech of the night.

The big winners included the films Argo and Les Miserables and the TV show GirlsArgo winning best drama picture and Ben Affleck claiming the best director prize were listed as the biggest surprises in the Fandango poll, while the biggest snub was Lincoln and its director, Steven Spielberg, coming up short in both categories.

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Monday
Jan142013

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Triumph at the Golden Globes

Paul Drinkwater/NBC(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- At the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, held Sunday night, Les Miserables, Argo, Girls and Homeland may have been the big winners, but hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the golden girls.

Taking over hosting duties from the controversial Ricky Gervais, the two former Saturday Night Live cast mates were irreverent without being cruel.  Fey and Poehler tossed off some great lines throughout the evening, poking fun at Taylor Swift's love life, George Clooney's looks and Robert Downey Jr.'s acting range, musing on Anne Hathaway's inability to be a porn star, and referring to their own pre-and-post Golden Globes diet regimes as The Hunger Games and Life of Pi, respectively.

Noting the absence of presenter Meryl Streep, Poehler got big laughs with the line, "Meryl Streep has the flu...and I hear she's AMAZING in it."  She also scored when, following a surprise appearance by former President Bill Clinton as a presenter, she swooned, "That was Hillary Clinton's husband!"

But Poehler really brought down the house while referring to the controversy over the torture scenes in director Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty.

"When it comes to torture, I trust a lady who spent three years married to James Cameron," Poehler deadpanned.

Aside from Fey and Poehler's success, it was a great night for women making great acceptance speeches.

When Adele took the Best Original Song prize for "Skyfall," which she co-wrote, the new mother noted that she and the friend she'd brought along were "pissing ourselves laughing" all night. 

"I'd like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press.  I never thought I'd say that," the Grammy-winning singer laughed. 

When Jennifer Lawrence came onstage to accept her Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy award for Silver Linings Playbook, she looked at the trophy and said in a teasing voice, "What does it say?  'I beat Meryl!'"

When Anne Hathaway accepted her Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture prize for Les Miserables, she said, "Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forever use as a weapon against self-doubt."  She also thanked fellow nominee Sally Field, saying that as an actress who started out in the kids' movie The Princess Diaries, it was inspiring to see that it was possible for a woman who was The Flying Nun to become Norma Rae, and then Mama Gump, and then Mary Todd Lincoln.

Accepting the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama trophy for Zero Dark Thirty, Jessica Chastain praised "my director, Kathryn Bigelow," who'd been snubbed for an Oscar nod.  Chastain, who played a tough CIA operative in the film, said that even though Bigelow claims she doesn't want her movies to be about gender roles, "When you make a film that allows your character to disobey the conventions of Hollywood, you've done more for women in cinema than you take credit for."

HBO's acclaimed series Girls was named top comedy and its star and co-creator, Lena Dunham, was named Best Actress in a TV Comedy.  Dunham said she "worshiped" the other nominees in the category, which included Fey, Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, saying they'd all gotten her through "middle school, mono, a ruptured ear drum and acute floating anxiety."  She said the show was for "every woman who's ever felt like there wasn't a space for her."

The night's most baffling speech came from Jodie Foster, who was given the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her long career -- as she pointed out, she's only 50, but she's been in showbiz for 47 years.  Foster, who doesn't talk about her sexuality, teasingly made it seem as though she was about to come out of the closet, but ended up simply announcing that she was "single," adding, "I already did my coming out in the stone age."

She did, however, thank her former partner, Cydney Bernard, who she referred to as the co-parent of her two sons, and said, "I love our amazing modern family."  Her comments inspired Poehler and Fey to close the show by saying, "We're going home with Jodie Foster."

Foster also made a comment that she doesn't plan to return "to this stage or any stage," leading many to assume she was announcing her retirement.  But backstage, she insisted that she has no intention of retiring, and plans to direct more. 

"You couldn't drag me away," Foster said.

As for the men in the room, Ben Affleck received a standing ovation when he was named Best Director for Argo, since he'd been snubbed for an Oscar nomination in that category. 

"Look, I don't care what the award is.  When they put your name next to the names [Julia Roberts] just read off, it's an extraordinary thing in your life," Affleck said, referring to his fellow nominees, which included Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Quentin Tarantino.

Tarantino was a surprise winner for Best Screenplay for Django Unchained; that movie's star, Christoph Waltz, was named Best Supporting Actor.  As expected, Daniel Day-Lewis was named Best Actor in a Drama for Lincoln; Hugh Jackman won for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for Les Miserables.

On the TV side, Homeland was named Best Drama, while stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis were named Best Actor and Actress in a Drama, respectively.  Other winners included Don Cheadle, Best Actor in a Comedy for House of Lies; Julianne Moore, Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for Game Change, and Kevin Costner, Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for Hatfields & McCoys.

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Monday
Jan142013

Golden Globes 2013: Full Winners List

NBC(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Here are the winners of the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday night and broadcast on NBC:

Motion Pictures

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Les Miserables

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Argo

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Best Director
Ben Affleck, Argo

Best Original Song
"Skyfall," Skyfall, Adele

Best Original Score
Life of Pi

Best Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour

Best Animated Feature Film

Brave

Television

Best TV Series, Drama
Homeland, Showtime

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best TV Series, Comedy
Girls, HBO

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Lena Dunham, Girls

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy
Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Best Mini-Series or TV Movie
Game Change

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Julianne Moore, Game Change

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Ed Harris, Game Change

Cecil B. deMille Award
Jodie Foster

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Sunday
Jan132013

Stars Come Out for Golden Globes Pre-Parties

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet(NEW YORK) -- Though the show’s still hours away, Golden Globes celebrations are in full swing. At the HBO Luxury Lounge in Los Angeles Saturday, “Real Housewives” of Beverly Hills mingled alongside stars from “Boardwalk Empire” and “Game of Thrones.” Attendees checked out gadgets from Motorola, got makeovers at the L’Oreal Beauty Suite, and tried on Pandora’s latest line of charm bracelets.

One of the biggest pre-parties of the weekend went down Saturday night at Mr. C in Beverly Hills. Moët & Chandon filled up champagne flutes in honor of the Weinstein Company’s nominations, including “Django Unchained,” “The Master” and “Silver Linings Playbook.” Kerry Washington, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper, were among the stars cheering in hopes of victory tonight.

London took over L.A. at Saturday afternoon’s BAFTA tea party. Stars like Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Kathryn Bigelow, and Ben Affleck nibbled on tea sandwiches and fruit tarts, according to USA Today. ‘Les Misérables” co-star Amanda Seyfried momentarily quickened pulses, telling reporters that her outfit for Sunday night is “made of leather and it’s a bodysuit.” But she admitted she was just kidding.

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Wednesday
Jan092013

Amy Poehler, Tina Fey Reveal Golden Globes Drinking Game

Gavin Bond/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Nobody knows what to expect when Amy Poehler and Tina Fey take the stage Sunday to host the Golden Globes. Not even them.

The Saturday Night Live alums claim to The Hollywood Reporter that they haven’t prepared anything yet for the awards show and they haven’t seen many of the movies.

“I just watched The Impossible, which is unbelievable. Holy moly, it was so good,” Poehler said. “The young actor in that, Tom Holland, best acting I’ve seen all year. He’s not nominated for a Golden Globe, but I might accidentally read his name.”

The hosts hinted there could be some Scientology jokes on Sunday — a reference to Ricky Gervais‘ controversial jokes when he hosted from 2010 to 2012 — but said no one should be afraid. All they really care about is looking good.

“Everyone says, ‘Make sure you’re enjoying doing it and make sure you have fun and keep it loose.’ I think Tina and I aren’t worried about that,” Poehler said. “We just want to make sure we look amazing. We don’t care what we say. I have to get my head peel done before Jan. 13.”

“I want to look like a really young candle,” Fey, 42, joked.

One thing viewers can expect at the awards is a lot of drinking.

“Having been in a lot of those awards shows, the Golden Globes are more fun because you can drink. It’s just that easy,” Poehler said.

So for all the fans at home, the Parks and Rec and 30 Rock stars created their very own Golden Globes drinking game with some pretty awesome rules:

  1. Drink every time an actress cries in a speech, or you see a person actively not listening to someone onstage, or someone says, “I didn’t prepare anything!”
  2. Eat a meatball sub any time anyone thanks producer Harvey Weinstein.
  3. Take off an article of clothing every time the cameras show Judi Dench and any time Maggie Smith wins.

Regardless of whether or not you play, with these two women at the helm, the Globes are pretty much guaranteed to be a riot.

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Tuesday
Oct162012

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Tapped to Host the Golden Globes

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic | Jason Kempin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A pair of NBC actresses will host the Golden Globe Awards in January.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the Globes, announced Monday night that 30 Rock star Tina Fey and Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler will emcee the 70th Golden Globe Awards.  NBC will air the ceremony live from Beverly Hills on Jan. 13.

The president of the HFPA said in a statement, "The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune in to see them in action."

Fey and Poehler have a long history together.  They worked together on Saturday Night Live and in the 2008 film Baby Mama.

Fey has won two Golden Globes for her performance on 30 Rock.

Ricky Gervais hosted the previous three Globes telecasts, courting controversy with his snarky remarks directed at celebrities.

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Tuesday
Jan172012

Matt LeBlanc on ‘Bizarre’ Golden Globes Win, No ‘Friends’ Movie

Christopher Polk/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- How’s the former Joey Tribiani doin’? Pretty great.

ABC News talked with a beaming Matt LeBlanc after he won a Golden Globe Sunday night. That Globe, best actor in a TV comedy for Episodes, is the first for LeBlanc. Though the former Friends star won rave reviews for playing a hyped-up version of himself on the freshman Showtime series, the 44-year-old Hollywood vet still finds the honor “bizarre.”

“I’m very flattered, but to me it’s just so bizarre,” he said. “I’m just a guy. You take pride in your work, and you work hard, and you learn from your mistakes, and you move on. Onward and upward.”

The award plus the series’ renewal is a good sign that LeBlanc won’t have to fall back on re-purposing his Friends character, Joey style, anytime soon. He revealed backstage that there are “no plans” for a film revival of the ’90s sitcom. “There’s no plans,” he said. “Friends was about this finite period in six people’s lives. Your imagination as to what these characters have moved on or done with their lives is going to do more justice to those characters than putting them back in the room together.”

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Monday
Jan162012

Elton John and David Furnish Furious over Madonna Win at Globes

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Madonna told ABC News she “doesn’t feel bad” about taking home the Golden Globe for Best Song, despite feeling the public wrath of Elton John’s camp over losing to her.

“I hope he speaks to me,” Madonna said backstage at last night’s Golden Globes. “He’s known to get mad at me, [but] he’ll win another award. I don’t feel bad.”

Elton John and his partner David Furnish were irate that Madonna’s song “Masterpiece” from her upcoming film, ”W.E.,” beat out John’s  “Hello, Hello” from the animated feature ”Gnomeo and Juliet.” Cameras cut away from Madonna during her acceptance speech to show a stone-faced John.

Furnish took to his Facebook fan page, according to TMZ, and wrote: “Madonna. Best song???? F— off!!!”

“Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit,” Furnish continued writing on Facebook. ”Her acceptance speechwas embarrassing in it’s narcissism.”

He went on to say that Madonna’s recent critisism of Lady Gaga “shows how desperate she really is.”

In a recent interview with “Nightline,” Madonna was asked to compare Gaga’s “Born This Way” to Madonna’s 1989 smash hit “Express Yourself.” The Material Girl replied, “It felt reductive.” “When I heard it on the radio …I said that sounds very familiar,” she said.

In her remarks today, Madonna explained how she hadn’t originally planned to write a song for the film, but her manager, Guy Oseary, pressured her into it.

“He harangued me for the entire time I was filming and editing my movie to write a song. And I said, ‘Please, Guy, I’m trying to focus on being a director and I want people to be able to pay attention to the film. And I don’t have time.’ So then I finished the film and I started making my record and somehow magically and miraculously the song emerged, ‘Masterpiece,’ so thank you, Guy Oseary, for being so irritating.”

“Masterpiece” was a late addition to Madonna’s film, “W.E.,” about the love story between American divorcee Wallis Simpson and British King Edward VIII. So late in fact, it wasn’t included in the film when it was featured at the Toronto Film Festival back in September. While “W.E.” has already been ripped to shreds by critics, the film isn’t expected for wide release until February.

“Hello, Hello,” a project that was nine years in the making, is still expected to get an Oscar nod.

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Monday
Jan162012

Ricky Gervais Roasts Hollywood: Golden Globes Host’s 8 Best Zingers

Mark Davis/Getty Images for smartwater(LOS ANGELES) -- English comedian Ricky Gervais was in biting form for the Golden Globes, the awards show that has become the film and television industry’s most high profile roast.

Before the festivities began, Gervais claimed he wasn’t there to “annoy” anyone. Perhaps not, but Jodie Foster didn’t look altogether pleased with one particular line from his opening bit.

About halfway through the monologue, Gervais said event organizers had given him some rules and guidelines for the evening.

Among them:

“I musn’t mention Mel Gibson this year. Not his private life, not his politics, not his recent films, and especially not Jodie Foster’s ‘Beaver.’ I haven’t seen it myself” — at which point Foster gave a thumbs up. After a beat, he said: “I’ve spoken for a lot of guys here, they haven’t seen it either. But that doesn’t mean it’s not any good.” Foster did not look entirely pleased.

Gervais had started off with one for NBC.

“Tonight you get Britain’s biggest comedian, hosting the world’s second biggest awards show, on America’s third biggest network… (beat) Sorry, fourth.”

Later on in the monologue, he came to reality queen Kim Kardashian.

“The Golden Globes are to the Oscars what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton. Bit louder, bit trashier, bit drunker. And more easily bought. Allegedly.”

Low-hanging fruit, but Gervais collected it well.

On to Justin Bieber he said, “The only way that he could have impregnated a girl is if he borrowed one of Martha Stewart’s turkey basters.”

Gervais, sharing the stage with Johnny Depp, had a question: “Have you seen ‘The Tourist’ yet?”

“Uh … no,” Depp, star of the movie, mumbled in response.

“There’s a pecking order here,” Gervais explained. “TV ’round the edge. Movie stars in the middle.” Then he introduced George Clooney, a “rare” person who “managed to move all the way from the back, when he was on ‘ER,’ to right down the front.”

The ol’ seven second delay came in handy when Gervais, introducing Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, said he couldn’t “understand a f*****g word they say!”

“What you don’t know about him is, is he’s very racist. Very. I mean, really, nasty stuff. Also, I’ve seen him punch a little blind kitten. Please welcome the evil Colin Firth.” And with that, out came Colin Firth.

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Sunday
Jan152012

Nominees Excited for Ricky Gervais Jabs Ahead of the Golden Globes

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Who’s afraid of Ricky Gervais? Not “Modern Family’s” Manny, actor Rico Rodriguez. “Last year he was funny,” he told ABCNews.com at Saturday’s GBK gift lounge at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills. “He’s going to bring it back, he’s going to, woo!” Rodriguez said, swinging his fist through the air as if to demonstrate all the egos the insult-happy comic will punch.

Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cam on “Modern Family” and is up for a best supporting actor Globe Sunday night, agreed with his on-screen nephew. “I think he’s great, awesome, and I can’t wait to hear what he has to say,” he said. “I’m not worried about it in any way. He’s a comedian. I think we all should be able to laugh it off.”

First time attendee Shailene Woodley, who’s nominated for a best supporting actress Globe for “The Descendants,” went so far as to say Hollywood should take a beating from Gervais year-round.

“I’m excited for Ricky Gervais and I think he should be the host for every awards show,” she said. “Even the Oscars.”

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