The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards premiered live on NBC Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. The show had everything from a hilarious host to dresses that defied fashion to celebrities that we just don’t hear enough from, but in all honesty second only to the winners themselves, the night was all about the speeches.
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Ricky Gervais’ opening monologue: One minute in to the show I was already laughing listening to Ricky Gervais knock Steve Carell and remind everyone that all of Steve Carell’s ideas come from him, not from Steve Carell (talking of course about “The Office”). The camera turned to Carell who was mouthing and signing “I’ll break you” in the audience. I’m thinking he was in on it, but it was hysterical either way. He joked about plastic surgery in Hollywood, having a penis reduction and the horror of a world without the most important people in the world to him – actors. I think the only thing I would’ve changed about Gervais’ opening monologue was its length. I wish it had been much, much longer!
Read the full list of television nominees, and my thoughts and predictions going in to the 67th Golden Globe Awards
Funniest acceptance speech: I didn’t think this was the name I was going to write down for funniest acceptance speech, but Drew Barrymore was definitely a serious contender. She was hilarious on purpose and not on purpose. I’d love to write down her entire speech, but I could barely understand most of it she was babbling so much. And, I don’t want people to think I’m knocking her because I’m not. She also had one of my favorite speeches of the night because it reminded us all just how sweet and adorable Drew Barrymore is. She paid a beautiful tribute to fellow actress Mo’Nique, and she made me tear up just a little. Just love that girl! I also have to mention the speech Robert Downey, Jr. gave because it was backhanded and hilarious! Instead of thanking everyone involved in “Sherlock Holmes,” he refused to thank people, instead opting to proclaim that “Avatar” would’ve killed them had he not been involved. He was, of course, kidding.
Acceptance speech that made me want to cry the most: “First, let me say, thank you God for this amazing ride you’re letting me go on. And, everybody kept asking me, ‘Did I know my speech?’ And, I said, ‘No, I don’t know what I’m gonna say because I don’t want people to think I just know I done won something. I don’t know. I don’t know.’ But I’m shaking. And, when I tell y’all I am in the midst of my dream. And, when I look in to the eyes of the man I stood next to at 14 years old, and I said to him, ‘One day we gonna be stars.’ And, he said, ‘You first.’ And we walked this red carpet together tonight. Sidney, I love you more than you will ever know, baby.” -Mo’Nique
Favorite presenter: “Hi. My name is Paul McCartney. Or as I’m know, that guy from Rock Band.”/”But animation is not just for children. It is also for adults who take drugs. So, let’s take a look at the films that were nominated by drug-taking adults.” -Paul McCartney
Worst acceptance speech: I think T-Bone Burnett was trying to be funny during his acceptance speech for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture, but I guess I didn’t get the humor. I’m guessing the movie he wrote the song for, “Crazy Heart,” wasn’t a comedy because there was nothing comedic about the speech he made, although he seemed to think it was hilarious. Perhaps, his jokes were inside jokes because I heard a few chuckles. Either that, or I heard serious pity laughs coming from the audience.
Worst presenter: Harrison Ford all the way! Is he normally that boring? Is his voice normally that monotone? I’m really hoping he was just trying to bring viewers down to the sullen tone that “Up in the Air,” the movie he was introducing, sort of has because I thought I was going to die before he finished his sentence. Boring, boring, boring!
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