It’s time again for the best party in Hollywood (at least during awards season) — the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in movies and television from the past year.
Which films will be taking home the hardware? “Les Miserables,” “Lincoln,” “Argo”? “Silver Linings Playbook”? And which television programs will be honored? The annual favorites like “Breaking Bad” or “Mad Men”? Or newcomer “Homeland,” which took home many Emmys last September. Perhaps U.K. import “Downton Abbey” will sneak in there.
Check back here at 8 p.m. ET/PT for the Zap2it live blog, chronicling all the highlights and lowlights of the Golden Globes. The show airs live on NBC.
All times Eastern.
7:57 — Who’s excited about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting? We have high hopes for two of the funniest ladies in entertainment.
8:00 — Fey and Poehler look outstanding in their gowns. Love the colors.
8:02 — “We have no intention of being edgy or offensive tonight because as Ricky Gervais fond out the hard way, when you run afoul of the Hollywood Foreign Press, they make you host this show two more times.” — Poehler. Heh.
8:04 — The ladies, they are killing it. “I haven’t really been following the controversy over ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ but when it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.” — Amy Poehler. Though so far, Poehler is getting all the good lines.
8:05 — Tina gets a good one in, to Anne Hathaway about “Les Miz”: “I have not seen someone so totally alone and abandoned like that since you were on stage with James Franco at the Oscars.”
8:07 — “Meryl Streep is not here tonight. She has the flu. And I hear she’s AMAZING in it.” — Amy Poehler
8:10 — Christoph Waltz wins Best Supporting Actor in a Film for his work in “Django Unchained.” This award at the Critics’ Choice went to Philip Seymour Hoffman from “The Master,” so perhaps the Oscar is still up for grabs.
8:12 — The Best Supporting Actress for a TV Series or Movie goes to Maggie Smith for “Downton Abbey,” so that’s two Emmys and a Golden Globe for her for the U.K. hit show. She did not win a Golden Globe last year for the role — that one went to Jessica Lange for “American Horror Story.”
8:17 — Hi to Sam Fox and Francesca Eastwood, Mr. and Miss Golden Globe. Raise your hand if you had no idea Clint Eastwood had a kid with Frances Fisher? *raises hand*
8:18 — Best Miniseries or TV Movie goes to “Game Change.” It never fails to crack us up to see Danny Strong on stage at an awards show. It’s the episode of “Buffy” called “Superstar” come to life!
8:20 — Best Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie goes to Julianne Moore for “Game Change.” She also won the Emmy for the role. And in case you were wondering who that sixth nominee was with the crazy teeth, that was Amy Poehler in a gag: “As a psychic who solves her own murder, Darcy St. Fudge, ‘Dog President'” (pictured, right).
8:23 — An early frontrunner for the Most Awkward Presentation was when Catherine Zeta-Jones had to sing a line from “Les Miz,” then just stop. Super weird, even if CZJ can sing.
8:31 — “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” gets its video package. That looked great, but we didn’t see it. Did you?
8:32 — Best Actor TV Series Drama goes to Damian Lewis, “Homeland.” He won the Emmy for the role back in September. He lost this category a year ago at the Golden Globes to Kelsey Grammer for “Boss.”
8:34 — Best TV Series Drama goes to “Homeland.” Not a huge upset, it did win the Emmy in September and the Golden Globe a year ago. However, those awards were for Season 1 and this one is for Season 2, which was pretty controversial. Many thought there was a drop in the show’s quality. Did you agree?
8:42 — Real-life CIA agent Tony Mendez is there to help introduce “Argo’s” video package, that’s awesome. That’s the character Ben Affleck played in the film. He’s a little stiff, but he’s probably super nervous. It’s OK, fella.
8:44 — Jennifer Lopez appears to have shown up wearing nothing but sticky lace, while her co-presenter Jason Statham looks like a waiter. They award Best Original Score to Michael Danner for “Life of Pi.” John Williams just misses out on winning his 100th award for music. (Not really.)
8:49 — Best Original Song goes to “Skyfall” by Adele. Does this mean she’s a shoo-in for the Oscar? She’ll be halfway to her EGOT if she wins the Oscar. Adele is predictably adorable in her acceptance speech — “We’ve been pissing ourselves laughing all night.” Heh.
8:55 — Tina Fey sneaks into the Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries as “a professional volleyball player battling restless leg syndrome, Damian Francisco in ‘Dog President'” (pictured, left). Boy, this “Dog President” TV Movie sounds awesome. Kevin Costner wins, by the way.
8:58 — President Bill Clinton is there to introduce the video package “Lincoln.” Wow, talk about a show out-kicking its coverage. As Amy Poehler says, “Wow! That was Hillary Clinton’s husband!”
9:00 — Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell are on hand to present Best Actress, Musical or Comedy. “Judi Dench, where did she come from?!” Heh. Did you catch Tommy Lee Jones during this bit? Talk about a new internet meme — “Tommy Lee Jones is not impressed.” Seriously, somebody get this guy a drink.
9:12 — Best Supporting Actor, TV Series, Miniseries or Movie goes to Ed Harris for “Game Change,” so that’s a clean sweep for that HBO movie.
9:15 — Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture goes to Anne Hathaway for “Les Miserables,” who also won the Critics’ Choice Award in this category. Look for her to take home some Oscar gold later this year.
9:25 — Quentin Tarantino wins Best Screenplay for “Django Unchained.” He seems genuinely surprised.
9:28 — Don Cheadle wins Best Actor in a Comedy Series for “House of Lies.” Presenter Lucy Liu looks like Maria Von Trapp made her dress.
9:34 — Best Foreign Film is presented by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, arguing about who is harder to understand. We declare it a tie. The award goes to “Amour” from Austria, which also just had the feat of double Oscar noms – Best Foreign Language Film and Best Picture.
9:37 — Lea Michele needs to lay off the spray tans. Good lord. She helps present Best Actress in a TV Series Drama to Claire Danes for “Homeland” No shock there. She won the Emmy for it earlier this year and the Golden Globe last year. She has also won every Golden Globe she’s been nominated for, which is four (“Homeland,” “Temple Grandin” and “My So-Called Life”).
9:45 — Sacha Baron Cohen is on hand for one of his “funny bits.” Sorry, SBC is pretty hit and miss for us. His crack about Russell Crowe‘s singing is kind of funny. And hey, it’s always good to have a faux-drunk guy introduce the kids’ movies. He awards Best Animated Film to “Brave.”
9:50 — “The cast of ‘Downton Abbey’ really has some amazing weed backstage … Michelle Dockery, please tell me you possess more of those tasty cookies or ‘biscuits,’ as you call them.” — Aziz Ansari. Heh. We’d like to see Maggie Smith high. Ansari and Jason Bateman award Best Actress in a TV Series Comedy to Lena Dunham for “Girls.” Excellent, well done, Lena.
9:51 — PS: During the montage for the Best Actress in a Comedy award, Tina Fey was hugging Jennifer Lopez and Amy Poehler was canoodling with George Clooney. Poehler totally wins that one.
9:58 — Tina Fey and Amy Poehler “act” drunk since they lost their category and then they cut to a “drunk” Glenn Close, which is awesome. Glenn Close rules all. They also advise Taylor Swift to stay away from Michael J. Fox‘s son. Heh.
10:00 — Robert Downey Jr. gives Jodie Foster the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement award.
10:05 — Jodie gives kind of a wacky speech — she kind of comes out of the closet (which is not a big secret) and then rails against reality shows and then champions her privacy, then she makes everyone cry talking to her mom (who it sounds like has Alzheimer’s). Geez. Not a dry eye in the house (or our house).
10:17 — Halle Berry awards Best Director to Ben Affleck for “Argo,” which is so interesting. Affleck won the Critics’ Choice Best Director too, but he didn’t even get nominated by the Academy Award.
10:21 — Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon take the stage and their bit is Fallon “nudging” Leno out of “The Tonight Show,” which isn’t really that funny considering how that all went down with Conan. Anyway, they award Best Comedy Series to “Girls,” so good for Lena Dunham again.
10:30 — Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical goes to Hugh Jackman for “Les Miserables.” This category went to Bradley Cooper at the Critics’ Choice Awards. They’re both up for Oscars, but they’ll have a hard time against Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” who we bet wins Best Actor Drama later tonight.
10:40 — Dustin Hoffman awards Best Picture Comedy or Musical to “Les Miserables.” This award went to “Silver Linings Playbook” at the Critics’ Choice (though their category doesn’t include musicals). Both are up for Oscars for Best Picture, but it’ll be interesting to see which film wins Best Picture Drama at the Globes.
10:47 — “This next presenter is so good-looking, he makes young George Clooney look like garbage. Please welcome middle-aged George Clooney.” Heh. A joke that will probably also work in 20 years for “old George Clooney.” Seriously, he’s aging like Paul Newman.
10:49 — Clooney gives Best Actress Drama to Jessica Chastain for “Zero Dark Thirty,” which hasn’t opened in many places yet, but certainly looks good.
10:50 — Clooney also presents to Best Actor Drama because Meryl Streep is sick. The award goes to Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln.” Is he a shoo-in for the Oscar? Can Bradley Cooper or Hugh Jackman swoop in there?
10:58 — Julia Roberts, who may have been dipping into the sauce a little, awards Best Picture to “Argo,” which also won the Critics’ Choice. Wow. Are “Argo” and Affleck going to sweep the awards and yet Affleck isn’t even up for the Oscar? That’s kind of insane.
11:01 — Amy Poehler and Tina Fey end the night by saying they’re going home with Jodie Foster. Hee! Well done to the hostesses, we enjoyed them quite a bit. It’s actually a shame there aren’t more host bits when the hosts are this good.
Thanks for joining us! See you for the Oscars!