The 2011 Golden Globe:Winners!!

17 Jan

By: Open Book

Does it really matter? The true winners are the bloggers who reported non-stop reactions to the event. That’s right, the real show took place on various online streaming videos of the red carpet arrivals and on live feeds covering the show. The responses from bloggers listening to Ricky Gervais (who was the MC), opening monologue was priceless to watch!!! Many gave him rave reviews over his candid, shocking and honest reactions to the nominees, winners and of course The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). You could say Gervais did a classic “roasting” of the Golden Globe Awards last night. There was no hiding or sugar coating what many viewers felt since the news broke of a pending lawsuit against the HFPA a few days ago. 

Nine out of ten blog sites repeatedly stated, “The Golden Globe Awards are a joke!!”  The HFPA scandal’s from previous years is inescapable.  A 2004 documentary by Vikram Jayanti entitled, The Golden Globe: Hollywood’s Dirty Little Secret, might offer some insight into the HFPA past reputation.  Many have implied the Golden Globe Awards as a pre-cursor to The Academy Awards predictions. However, this year the idea of being affiliated with the Golden Globe might be a TV rating hang noose for ABC network.

In reviewing the Golden Globes, I watched the live red carpet event on E! The interviews were awkward and predictable as always. Yet, despite climbing some ridiculous stairs in heels and pregnant, Natalie Portman looked beautiful and spoke eloquently. She deserved an award just for that!!! The most hilarious time was spent over at reading Nikki Finke Live-Snarking 2011’s Awful Golden Globes.[1] I’m not sure how well the ratings were for NBC network coverage of the Golden Globe Award’s but the blogosphere coverage was extremely entertaining to watch.




Please join our discussion: Monday, January 17th, 2011 8:00p.m.EST.

54 Responses to “The 2011 Golden Globe:Winners!!”

  1. lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 6:57 PM #

    Nikki Finke really did a great job of the live blog. However, she really didn’t have any nice words for the HFPA either. Very interesting to see the Globes basically discredited this week. For me, I always assumed it was a fairly desired award. Looking at it now as a consumer who is reading more press about Hollywood. I have to admit I’m shocked.

    • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 7:18 PM #

      Yes, I thought Nikki Finke did a great job. Did u watch the show?

      If there is anyone joining us tonight for the discussion. Please feel free to comment, everyone is welcome to join in on the discussion.

  2. ozzie20 January 17, 2011 at 7:36 PM #

    I remembered, I’m here! 🙂

    From what I can gather, the Golden globes or rather the people behind it (HFPA), are being acused of taking bribes from films that did not do so well at the box office or with the critics, to get them a place in the nominations. Is that right?

    • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 7:56 PM #

      Hi Ozzie!!

      Great to have u join us. Yes! U are absolutely right about the GG awards. Did u watch it last night?

      • ozzie20 January 17, 2011 at 8:45 PM #

        I watched the red carpet live feed. It drove me a bit insane because the camera man would not stay still!

        Anyway, thanks. I was a bit confused over what was happening but it seems I got it right! I don’t really know what I feel over it because I’m split down two sides. One was that it doesn’t surprise me that it happens, the other was that I really didn’t want it confirmed that it went on, as I like to think that the films that do get nominated, did so because of their own merit. So I guess I was a bit shocked.

        I tend to hold the Golden Globes, the Oscars and the Baftas in high esteem. It’s kind of upsetting to know that it maybe more wide spread than it was thought. Especially for the Baftas because I’m British and that’s our major film awards that gets televised everywhere. I would be very upset over that. It’s a pride thing, I think.

        • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:56 PM #


          It is a disappointment for the actors who did do exceptional work last year.

          The HFPA has a bad reputation for this though. They just got sloppy with it and too obvious this year. I mean nominating actors in films that got poorly reviewed by top critics across the board was way to obvious.

  3. lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 7:58 PM #

    Yes I watched the red carpet and the whole show.

    I’m not happy with the coverage of the red carpet.
    As far as I’m concerned it sucked.

    • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 7:59 PM #

      Oh I know. What network did u watch the red carpet on?

      • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 8:02 PM #

        I had to DVR the red carpet. I had it on NBC.
        Too much talk and all these dresses went whizzing by.
        I’ve had to spend today waiting for photos to get the whole experience. It sucked.

        • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:06 PM #

          I agree I watched it on E! Streaming live coverage on my computer. Who was your favorite best dressed Male and Female actor?

          My favorite was RP he was spot on in Gucci.
          Female was Olivia oh! I can’t remember her last name but her gown was stunning. I also liked Emma Stone.

          • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 8:11 PM #

            RP looked great- I just saw the tail end of the fashion wrap and RP got best dressed from the TV guide people! YEA!

            Olivia Wilde, that dress they said was brown, looked black on TV. I bet it was prettier in person. I have to say it looked like jewel tones were the thing. Amy Adams dress was pretty on her as was Catherine Zeta Jones. I’m not sure I had a favorite.

            • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:14 PM #

              Yeah! It’s hard to pick a favorite for the women. I also like Claire Danes and Jennifer Lawrence.

              • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 8:18 PM #

                I liked he cut of Eva Longoria’s dress.

                • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:21 PM #

                  Lurker!! I like u….U have a thing for great structured finely tailored garments. Love it!!

                  Yes! Eva was beautiful!!

                  • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 8:33 PM #

                    I do, it’s a pitfall. It might be genetic. I’ve feared I’ve passed it on!

                    • ozzie20 January 17, 2011 at 8:47 PM #

                      My favourites were Olivia Wilde and Mila Kunis. For the men it was Robert Pattinson!

                    • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 11:57 PM #

                      Oh! They were my favorite too!!!

  4. Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:02 PM #

    Ricky Gervais caused a lot of controversy last night over his jokes. How did u feel about them?

    • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 8:04 PM #

      I thought they were pretty well placed. I laughed and sort of chuckled thru most of them.

      • ozzie20 January 17, 2011 at 9:17 PM #

        I did manage to see a clip of his opening speech (the show is shown on a satellite channel here and not on one of the five major channels) and I liked it. There were some parts where I thought “Ooooh, that’s cutting it close to the bone.”

  5. Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:07 PM #

    I recognize Ricky Gervais last night may have upset the HW actors. However, he had a huge job to do. He had to get ratings for NBC/HFPA. I imagine after the news came out about this lawsuit against the HFPA. There was no way he could avoid the elephant in the room by avoiding the Tourist AJ and JD nomination. Yes! He was raw at times but he said what everyone was thinking and it was enough to keep people watching.

    • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 8:11 PM #

      Did anyone post any ratings numbers? Were they up/down?

      • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:19 PM #

        Sorry! Lurker,

        I replied to u below. NBC got the same ratings as last year no big flux.

  6. Parisienne January 17, 2011 at 8:12 PM #

    Hi all! I didnt watch the entire show honestly I only saw rp imo I did not find ricky funny although I do understand why he did it.

    • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:18 PM #

      LOL!! What did u think of RP’s tux?

      • Parisienne January 17, 2011 at 8:23 PM #

        I loved his look he looked very tan

        • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:28 PM #

          Oh! I know and love his hair color. Look great!! The color really brings out his eyes more. He looked good not flamboyant but different. He gets an A!!LOL
          This is what Lurker said earlier R gets an A!!

      • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 8:25 PM #

        The Gucci tux was perfect. The added color was still classy and sophisticated. I liked it.

  7. Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:17 PM #

    Hi Parissienne,

    The ratings for the show was the same as last year. They were not higher or lower than last years!!

    • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 8:20 PM #

      Really – so the ratings same as last year with all that star power in the room. That’s very interesting!

      • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:24 PM #

        Yeah!! They were lucky to get that given all the controversy over the past few days.

  8. Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:25 PM #

    IMO: The actors this year deserving accolades were made fools of not by RG but by the HFPA and the bad reputation they’ve acquired over the years. RG had a job to fulfill and the ratings did not drop from last year. People in Hollywood are pointing the finger at the wrong person IMO. I mean if it’s not true why be offended?

    • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 8:27 PM #

      Diversion from the real story maybe? Have the GG lost their luster maybe because of this weeks’ drama? Trying to save face?

      • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:31 PM #

        Well, I think getting offended by some comedian makes them look guilty of what he joked about. Come on!!! The best thing to have done was to really laugh at him and say he was great!!!

        • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 8:34 PM #

          I loved how RDJ played off RG. You could tell who could think on their feet. I thought everyone handled themselves really well. DeNiro sort of jumped on the bandwagon too!

          • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:37 PM #

            Oh!RDJ is very clever!! I did not see DeNiro though I will have to watch it again. Tom Hanks seem to be a poor sport.

            • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 8:42 PM #

              You didn’t see the DeNiro clips or his speech?
              He was very funny.

              • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:45 PM #

                No! At one point I took a break and got caught up in reading bloggers etc….

                U have made me curious, I will go back and watch the show to see DeNiro!!

  9. Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:35 PM #


    What do u think of the HFPA news of a lawsuit for accepting bribes?

    Do u think the actors who showed up in good faith to the show are deserving of an apology from the HFPA or RG?

  10. Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:43 PM #

    I really believe the actors who won the awards were deserving to be acknowledge for their exceptional work. It’s just a shame all the controversy surrounded the HFPA overshadowed that. Hopefully the Academy Awards will be much more respectful and discrete.

    • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 8:47 PM #

      I agree with that. I don’t think there was one award that made me question the quality of the performances and who won. So I would say the actors come out of this unscathed in the court of public opinion.

      • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 8:58 PM #

        Do u watch the BAFTA awards?

        • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 9:00 PM #

          I didn’t last year. But I will this year.

          • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 9:04 PM #

            Yes!! I’m a big foreign film fan and the BAFTAS are great to watch to see what we are missing here in the US.

            Do u like foreign films?

            • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 9:06 PM #

              I do – a lot of people don’t like reading subtitles. For me it just depends on the film. I watch them if it’s a movie I want to see.

              • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 9:09 PM #

                Yeah! I’m looking forward to them this year.

                • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 9:12 PM #

                  What’s your take on them remaking foreign films into English – like “the girl with the dragon tattoo”? Do you think it dilutes the original movie?

                  • Open Book January 17, 2011 at 9:17 PM #

                    Oh! My, I think it dilutes it big time.
                    They re-made my favorite film “Let the right one in” and although it got good reviews I refuse to see it for fear of disappointment.

                    This was too great a question to not answer. LOL!!!O.k. I’m really leaving now.

  11. Open Book January 17, 2011 at 9:05 PM #


    I responded to u above!!

  12. Open Book January 17, 2011 at 9:13 PM #

    Well thanks for joining in on the discussion tonight Lurker, Ozzie and Parisienne.
    Hopefully the Oscars will be more respectful. They make the announcements for who’s nominated on the 24th of January I think.

    Take Care!!!

    • lurkerm3 January 17, 2011 at 9:15 PM #

      We’ll be waiting for the Oscar announcements so we can rip those apart too I’m sure! LOL

  13. Invest In Gold January 18, 2011 at 12:26 PM #

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    • Kim January 19, 2011 at 7:31 PM #

      Welcome, we love when others comment, that’s what we are here for to encourage the conversation.

  14. Kim January 19, 2011 at 7:38 PM #

    Sorry I missed you ladies the other night.

    I watched and was disappointed in the red carpet coverage. Loved RG as the host, I say if you can’t handle that type of joking then you are in the wrong business. I suggest to the HFPA to take a look at the Figure Skating Association when they redid their scoring because of the accusations of favoritism.

    Best Dress: Olivia Wilde (loved her dress)
    Catherine Zeta-Jones (she always looks very classy)
    Many others too

    RP was as always very good looking and great choice in tux. I like when he changes up the color from the classic black.

    Worst Dress: Helena Bonham Carter (wow, not liking that at all)

    Scarlett Johansson (looked like the Bride of Frankenstein this was what my hubby said).

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