The 69th Annual Golden Globes are officially over, with the winners hoping to move on to bigger and better things (namely the Oscars.) Hosted by Ricky Gervais, the show seemed to move at a snails pace, with even the star filled room looking as if they wished it was over (or reaching for another drink.) Yet, there were some bright spots that managed to break through, giving everyone either a much needed laugh, or a quick reminder about the importance of being humble.
Redemption Award - Madonna
After receiving awkward pauses during her acceptance for Best Song (where the phrase my movie got repeated more than probably ever heard), Madonna came out to the stage again to present, and after being mocked by Ricky Gervais, she fired back with a rather clever response: "If I'm still a Virgin Ricky, why don't you do something about it. I haven't kissed a girl in a few years....on TV."
Best Line of the Night - Seth Rogen
Ricky Gervais may have had a few good barbs here and there, however it was actor Seth Rogan who walked away with the nights winning line. On stage with the lovely Kate Beckinsale, Rogen declared "I am Seth Rogen, and I am currently trying to conceal a massive erection." The audience erupted into laughter, with even Beckinsale getting a small bit of giggles before composing herself enough to continue. The only thing that would have made it better is if the camera had panned down, or if he had tried to cover it up a bit more, but then again, that might have been a little too raunchy for TV.
Second Best Line of the Night - Steven Levitan
Right away we knew that the two language acceptance by "Modern Family's" Steven Levitan and Sofia Vergara was going to be a comedy bit, and luckily it received more laughs than groans. Best line: They may look pasty and nevervous and out of shape, but the are the greatest lovers I have ever had. Seriously." If you wanna know if it worked, get on Twitter later, I'm sure the that is something the "Modern Family" writers would want to talk about more than the show's Golden Globe win.
Not Bitter at All
As "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet was featured during the reading of the Supporting Actor nominations, his co-star and non-nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson held up a sign behind him that reads "whatever." Under other circumstances, we would call this sour grapes, but from the chemistry these two seem to share, we know it was just a joke among two good friends.
Best Presenters - Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy
Most of the nights presenters seemed so stiff and awkward that it was a breath of fresh air to see someone actually have some fun with it. As they reached the podium, Macy and Huffman belted a hilarious little song about the joys of being nominated, complete with "blah, blah, blah" lyrics. This woke up a crowd that seemed to go silent, and gave a few moments of energy to the otherwise lackluster proceedings.
Best Moment - Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer was probably the only person in the room surprised to hear her name called as Best Supporting Actress for "The Help," but her look of amazement was still priceless. With everyone trying hard to be witty and biting, it was nice for someone to show such humility, giving some grace to the night.
Glasses, You Don't Need No Stinking Glasses
Meryl Streep also seems the epitome of elegance on screen, but tonight we were reminded that one of the greatest actresses of all time was still human. As she went up to accept her award for "The Iron Lady," Streep had a speech prepared but could not read it because she forgot her classes at her table. Many stars attempted to get them to her, but there was no need; Streep regained her composure in the end and walked off with her head held high. That is why she is Meryl Streep.
What were your favorite moments of the Golden Globes?
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- Ricky Gervais
- Seth Rogen
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- Meryl Streep