Who will the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honor at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards?
Join XFINITY Entertainment Editor David Onda for live blog coverage as the biggest stars of television and film convene at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, January 13.
This year’s television stand-outs include “Homeland,” “Breaking Bad,” “30 Rock,” “Modern Family” and “Game Change,” while hopeful nominees in the film categories include “Lincoln,” “Argo,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Les Misérables” and “Django Unchained.”
Live coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
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7:55 ET: The Golden Globes are about to start. Join in the conversation all night by tweeting your thoughts to me @david_onda. And keep refreshing the blog for live results. Enjoy the show!
8:00 ET: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kick off the show. Jokes are great so far. The pair is definitely not as edgy as Ricky Gervais had been in past years. Although, the James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow joke wins the night so far. Jennifer Lawrence is wearing a funny jacket over her buzzed-about dress now. Odd choice. Tina Fey has lost her ability to do the Sarah Palin voice.
First award tonight will be presented by Kate Hudson and Bradley Cooper. The category is Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
And the winner is: Christoph Waltz for “Django Unchained.”
Fantastic choice. Waltz steals the movie. He gets choked up during his acceptance speech and calls the film an “incredible journey.”
Kerry Washington and Dennis Quaid are out to present the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie.
And the winner is: Maggie Smith for “Downton Abbey.”
8:16 ET: Don Cheadle and Eva Longoria are out to present the award for Best Miniseries or TV Movie.
And the winner is: “Game Change.” Are you an HBO subscriber? Click here to watch “Game Change” on XfinityTV.
They continue the nominations with the category Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie. Amy Poehler sneaks in as a surprise nominee.
And the winner is: Julianne Moore for “Game Change.”
Next out is Catherine Zeta-Jones, who does a slightly embarrassing version of a “Les Mis” tune. She teases the film as one of tonight’s nominees for Best Musical or Comedy Film. What do you think of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler so far? Do you like them better than Ricky Gervais? Tweet your thoughts to me @david_onda.
8:28 ET: The show is back. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association president is out, escorted by Michael J. Fox’s son. This is typically the segment viewers use as a bathroom break. She sounds like she’s giving her own eulogy. The crowd is getting a kick out of it.
Rosario Dawson is out now to tease “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’s” nomination for Best Musical or Comedy Film.
Next up is Selma Hayek and Paul Rudd to present the nominees for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie.
And the winner is: Damian Lewis for “Homeland.” Wait, he’s British?
The awards continue with the nominees for Best Drama Series. Paul Rudd improvises through some unfortunate technical difficulties. The video package continues anyway.
And the winner is: “Homeland.” Are you a Showtime subscriber? Click here to watch full episodes of “Homeland” on XfinityTV.
8:42 ET: John Goodman is on to tease the nomination of “Argo” for Best Drama Film.
Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez are on to present the nominees for Best Original Score.
And the winner is: Mychael Danna for “Life of Pi.”
Next, up are nominees for Best Original Song.
And the winner is: “Skyfall” by Adele. This is Adele’s first nomination and win.
8:54 ET: One hour down, two to go. Kiefer Sutherland and Jessica Alba are out to present the nominees for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie. Tina Fey sneaks in as a surprise nominee wearing a fake mustache.
And the winner is: Kevin Costner for “Hatfields & McCoys.” Dances with career rebirth? Perhaps. A surprisingly emotional speech from Costner. Best speech of the night? Tweet me your thoughts @david_onda.
Bill Clinton, ladies and gentleman! President Clinton gets a standing ovation from the crowd. He is out to tease the nomination of “Lincoln” for Best Drama Film.
Now Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig are out to present the award for Best Actress in Comedy or Musical Film. Ferrell and Wiig are talking about the nominees and watching the films. They clearly have not seen any of them. Funniest presenters tonight. Amazing shot of Tommy Lee Jones shows that the jokes may have gone over his head.
And the winner is: Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook.”
“I beat Meryl!” croons Lawrence. She also thanks Harvey Weistein for killing whoever he had to kill for her to get the win. She’s getting choked up, but it could also be the fact that she has the flu. A well-deserved win for Jennifer. “Playbook” is one of my favorite films of the year. Don’t let the commercials fool you, it’s not a typical rom-com movie.
9:12 ET: John Krasinski and Kristen Bell are up next to present the nominees for Best Series, Miniseries or TV Movie.
And the winner is: Ed Harris for “Game Change.” Are you an HBO subscriber? Click here to watch “Game Change” on XfinityTV.
Jamie Foxx is up next to tease the Best Drama Film nomination for “Django Unchained.”
Next on stage is Megan Fox and Jonah Hill presenting the nominees for Best Supporting Actress in a Film.
And the winner is: Anne Hathaway for “Les Miserables.” Note: I wrote out this result before it was even announced. Hathaway thanks Sally Field for fighting type-casting in her career. There was really no other choice in this category. Hathaway’s four-minute performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” alone will likely carry her to an Oscar win as well.
9:22 ET: Amanda Seyfried and Robert Pattinson are on stage to present the nominees for Best Screenplay.
And the winner is: Quentin Tarantino for “Django Unchained.” He starts off by saying he wasn’t expecting it. Quentin thanks his friends, the people who listen to scenes he writes as he’s writing them.
Jeremy Irons is on stage in a slick suit to tease the Best Comedy or Musical Film nomination of “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.” I still can’t believe this movie got nominated.
Lucy Liu and Debra Messing are on stage to present the award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Series.
And the winner is: Don Cheadle for “House of Lies.” Are you a Showtime subscriber? Click here to watch full episodes of “House of Lies” on XfinityTV.
9:32 ET: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are on stage to present the nominees for Best Foreign Film. They tease each other about their ability to speak English.
And the winner is: “Amour.”
“Amour” is also nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. This win certainly gives the film momentum.
Nathan Fillion and Lea Michele are on stage to present the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
And the winner is: Claire Danes for “Homeland.” Are you a Showtime subscriber? Click here to watch full episodes of “Homeland” on XfinityTV.
9:44 ET: Sacha Baron Cohen is on stage. He disses Russell Crowe’s singing skills, much to the delight of Mark Wahlberg (for some reason) sitting in the crowd. He also jokes about Anne Hathaway’s recent wardrobe malfunction, which stunned the crowd into silence. Next award is for Best Animated Film.
And the winner is: “Brave.” This film is now available with XFINITY On Demand. Click here for more information on ordering.
Liev Schreiber is now on stage to tease the Best Dram Film nomination for “Life of Pi.”
Now on stage, Jason Bateman and Aziz Ansari are now on stage to present the award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Series.
And the winner is: Lena Dunham for “Girls.” Lena can barely make it to the stage in her dress and shoes, and is so nervous she’s shaking. She’s also reading her acceptance speech word-for-word. If you haven’t watch this show, it is really spectacular and funny and quirky. Are you an HBO subscriber? Click here to watch full episodes of “Girls” on XfinityTV.
9:58 ET: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are back on stage drinking. Tina tells Taylor Swift to stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son.
Robert Downey Jr. is on stage to present the Cecil B. DeMille Award to his “Home for the Holidays” co-star Jodie Foster. He has also presented her with a silver platter full of stuffed hamsters. Foster is sitting next to Mel Gibson. It may be cliche, but my favorite Jodie Foster film is easily “Silence of the Lambs.” What’s yours? Tweet your thoughts to me @david_onda.
Jodie Foster is now on stage. Says she feels like “the prom queen.” She thanks RDJ and directors, actors and members of “the crew.” Jodie teases revealing a secret to the audience that she’s never revealed in public, but reveals to the audience that she’s single. She also gives Honey Boo Boo a shout out while discussing the airing of personal and romantic laundry in public. She thanks Mel Gibson and says, “you saved me, too.” Jodie mentions her family and her kids, and begins to tear up when she talks about her mother. She ends the speech with, “Here’s to the next 50 years.”
That was a very unusual speech for a Lifetime Achievement acceptance. What did you think?
10:16 ET: Halle Berry is now on stage to present the award for Best Director.
And the winner is: Ben Affleck for “Argo.” Ben was famously snubbed this week by the Academy, which did not nominate him for a Best Director or Best Actor Oscar. Why the standing ovation? This is probably the reason. The camera cuts away to show Jennifer Lopez clapping for Ben, even though she nearly ruined his career. Emotional speech from Ben.
Josh Brolin is on stage to tease the Best Comedy or Musical Film nomination for my other favorite movie of the year, “Moonrise Kingdom.”
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon are on stage to present the award for Best Comedy or Musical Series.
And the winner is: “Girls.” Lena Dunham thanks a bunch of people, as well as actor Chad Lowe, for some reason. Are you an HBO subscriber? Click here to watch full episodes of “Girls” on XfinityTV.
10:29 ET: Christian Bale is on stage to tease the Best Comedy or Musical Film nomination of “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Jennifer Garner is on stage now and thanked a couple people Ben Affleck forgot to thank in his speech. Very cute. She is presenting the award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Film.
And the winner is: Hugh Jackman in “Les Miserables.” Well deserved. And it couldn’t go to a nicer person. Is Hugh Jackman as nice in person as he appears on screen? Yes, he really is. Check out Anne Hathaway’s thoughts on Hugh and his performance here. During his speech, Jackman reveals that he almost quit the film, but his wife talked him off the cliff. He thanks her for “always being right.”
10:38 ET: Jeremy Renner is now on stage teasing the Best Drama Film nomination for “Zero Dark Thirty.” He also dropped some sort of curse word and a portion of his speech was censored. Way to go, Renner.
Dustin Hoffman will now present the award for the Best Comedy or Musical Film. Which film will gain major momentum for the Oscars?
The winner is: “Les Miserables.” A really spectacular film. It’s received some mixed reviews, but if there is a more sincere and emotional movie musical out there, I don’t know of it.
10:46 ET: George Clooney is now on stage. He congratulates Ben Affleck. He will now present the award for Best Actress in a Drama Film.
And the winner is: Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty.” Quite a surprise, I think, considering the amount of criticism the film has received. She’s immediately emotional. She talks about how hard she’s fought to be where she is. She thanks Kathryn Bigelow. She also thanks her grandmother for encouraging to follow her dreams.
Clooney will continue to present in place of Meryl Streep, who is under the weather. And now the award for Best Actor in a Drama Film.
And the winner is: Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln.” Note: I wrote this result before it was announced. Truly the most amazing performance of the year, although I must encourage readers to check out John Hawkes in “The Sessions.” Day-Lewis gives a very sincere and thoughtful speech, and ends with thanking Steven Spielberg. He calls him a “humble master” and says he will remember the experience of this film for the rest of his life.
10:57 ET: Julia Roberts is now on stage to present the award for Best Drama Film.
And the winner is: “Argo.” Considering the wins for Jessica Chastain for “Zero Dark Thirty” and Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln,” I’d say this is a big surprise. There is a lot of support in Hollywood for “Argo.” Except from the Academy.
That’s it, folks. Thanks for join me for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. For continuing coverage of awards season, check out the XFINITY Awards Season Special. Good night!
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