Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy TV Series, and the winner is Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock. Noteworthy remark: “Thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press for remembering me in the autumn of my career.” Also: “I’d like to than the greatest producer in the history of broadcast television….Marci Klein.” (He means Calvin’s daughter.)
Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Bill Nighy (!!!)….the great Bill Nighy, who is awesome in The Vertical Hour, inGideon’s Daughter. Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Helen Mirren wins for Elizabeth I…Christ, she’s going to win two tonight.
Rachel Weisz presenting Golden Glboe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture….will it be Murphy? And the Golden Globe goes to Eddie Murphy in Dreamgirls. An omen? Does this mean that Dreamgirls win the Best Musical or Comedy Golden Globe award? Even if it does…hah! Stand-out remark: “Thank you, David Geffen, for convincing me to work for free.”
Joaquin Pheonix presenting the award to Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy….and the award goes to Meryl Streep. Surprised? Not me. “Oh, my God…thank you everybody. I’m really thrilled. I think I’ve worked with everybody in the room. (Somebody groans or murmurs something.) Oh, shut up….it’s not that long. Congratulations to nominees in all categories for Best Actress….this has been such a fun year to watch movies because of you gals. I just want to thank David Frankel and Aline Brosh McKenna for a really sharp script, and thanks to Elizabeth Gabler [and the other producers] and Tommy Rothman who signs the checks…and oh, gosh, the delicious Emily Blunt, the darling Annie Hathaway, the dreadful Stanley Tucci.” (Goofing, of course.) Said something about how “it’s amazing how much you can make happen if you politely stand your ground and demand it.” More stuff, too convoluted to get right under pressure.
Best Supporting Actor in a motion picture is next…commercial break time.
The Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie: Emily Blunt, Gideon’s Daughter (also played the sick, runny-nosed secretary in The Devil Wears Prada). The Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series or Drama: Hugh Laurie, House. Laurie’s first remark: “I am speechless….I am absolutely with a speech.” The rest of the improv is fairly fast, glib, moderately amusing…fun guy. “I would like to thank Robert Sean Leonard — I can’t remember why.”
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV movie…very to that. And the Golden Globe goes to Jeremy Irons for Elizabeth the First, the HBO movie. “This is a nightmare,” Iron begins. “I can’t remember your names. Why is it that the jobs that are the most fun are the ones that get you awards? This film showed in England — they ignored it. It showed here and you people didn’t ignore it. It’s wonderful to have this. Thank you very much!” And Kyra Sedgwick just won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Series/Drama, for her acting on the TNT series The Closer.