Join the wonderful team at Zap2it as we live-blog the 68th annual Golden Globe awards. We’ll take you through every win, every blooper and Ricky Gervais getting continually more inebriated and saying funnier and funnier things.
All times Eastern.
7:28 p.m. — Tina Fey gushes over being around real-life movie stars. Eating near them, seeing them all dressed up. How adorable is Tina being all star-struck?
7:35 p.m. — Kevin Spacey speaks about the director of “Casino Jack” George Hickenlooper passing away very suddenly last October and what a loss that was. Aww. Spacey is nominated for his role in “Casino Jack” and he credits Hickenlooper with getting the performance out of him.
7:40 p.m. — So glad to hear Michael Douglas is doing well. We knew the tumor was gone, but it’s just great to see him out at the awards show. Catherine Z-J looks amazing as well.
7:45 p.m. — We had no idea Michelle Williams had morphed into Carey Mulligan, but we dig it. She looks super-cute with her pixie haircut.
7:51 p.m. — Robert Downey Jr. informs us that it took him “about 45 minutes” to get ready for the Globes. Men have it so easy.
8:01 p.m. — Ricky Gervais kicks things off by taking a shot Charlie Sheen and “The Tourist.” “It must be good ’cause it’s nominated, shut up! … the only reason ‘The Tourist’ is nominated is so the Hollywood Foreign Press could hang out with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.” Hee!
8:04 p.m. — The homosexual Scientologist crack gets laughs and “oooohs.” Wow, Gervais is pulling out all the stops and we love it.
8:05 p.m. — Ricky Gervais mimes Hugh Hefner‘s new 24-year-old wife giving Hef a handy while not looking and trying not to barf. Oh my goodness.
8:08 p.m. — Scarlett Johansson presents Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture to Christian Bale for “The Fighter.” He just won the Critics Choice award too and is the favorite for the Oscar.
8:12 p.m. — LL Cool J and Julie Bowen present Best Actress in a TV Drama to KATEY SAGAL! Oh goodness, that is a huge surprise but not because she isn’t good. She’s awesome and should have had many more nominations before now. SO GOOD!
8:13 p.m. — Love the shot of Katey’s former co-star Ed O’Neill when they announced her name, that was excellent. Also excellent was the response from her “Sons of Anarchy” castmates. Just full of joy and glee.
8:18 p.m. — Kevin Spacey and Julianne Moore present the Best TV Movie, Mini-series to “Carlos,” which we think is a surprise. Thought “The Pacific” was a shoo-in.
8:20 p.m. — Ricky Gervais introduces Bruce Willis as having been in “Color of Night,” Mercury Rising,” “Heart’s War” and then as “Ashton Kutcher’s dad.” Heeee. Bruce Willis wants to go all John McClane on Ricky’s butt. You can tell.
8:23 p.m. — Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester (Amish on top, hooker on bottom) give the Best Supporting Actor TV award to Chris Colfer. Yay! The reaction at the “Glee” table is priceless, they are absolutely jubilant.
8:30 p.m. — We waste some time that could’ve been spent hearing what Christian Bale has to say about Robert De Niro on the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press thanking everyone for coming. Zzzzzzz.
8:34 p.m. — Kevin Bacon and Milla Jovovich present first Steve Buscemi with the Best Actor TV Drama and then “Boardwalk Empire” with Best TV Drama. Was it just us, or when they were announcing the actor field did Kevin Bacon sound like he had never heard of Michael C. Hall and/or “Dexter”?
8:45 p.m. — Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Lopez present — we had some technical difficulties at this point, but we hear from Twitter that Trent Reznor won for his “Social Network” score and “Burlesque” won Best Song.
8:55 p.m. — Justin Bieber, seemingly channeling Ellen DeGeneres, and the adorable Hailee Steinfeld from “True Grit” present Best Animated Feature to “Toy Story 3.” Well deserved.
8:59 p.m. — Ricky introduces Robert Downey Jr. with titles that he jokes are pornos — “Iron Man,” “Wonder Boys,” “Bowfinger,” “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.” He then says we know him from the Betty Ford Clinic and Los Angeles County Jail. Snort.
9:00 p.m. — Robert Downey Jr. vollies with calling Ricky’s hosting “mean-spirited with mildly sinister undertones.” Heee. He then says actresses can’t do their best work until they’ve slept with him and he calls out all the women nominated for Best Actress Movie Comedy, being particularly salacious towards Emma Stone and ends with, “If I could, I’d give it to all five of you. At once. The award. Right here, center stage. In front of my wife. The audience. And millions of viewers.” Robert Downey Jr. Rocks.
9:03 p.m. — Robert presents Best Actress Movie Comedy to Annette Bening for “The Kids Are All Right.” Well deserved, she was great in that. Andrea is signing off now and handing the live blog over to Mikey. Enjoy!
9:12 p.m. — One hour down, two to go. How much of that air time will be devoted to Lea Michele pandering to the camera? Who cares. Tilda Swinton is here with one of her trademark bizarro outfits. God we love her. And her enunciation. Did you hear the way she said “Pillars of the Earth?” She seems particularly excited, in her own Swinton-y way, giving the Best Actor in a Miniseries award to Al Pacino. He gets a standing O and the biggest reception of the night.
9:16 p.m. — For a moment, everyone in the Zap2it office wondered about what might happen to the world if Jennifer Love Hewitt beat Dame Judi Dench at an award show — but now we’ll never know. Claire Danes took home Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries for “Temple Grandin.” Fun fact? She won a Golden Globe once before for “My So-Called Life.” Who knew?
9:23 p.m. — It’s Zac Efron! Award shows’ collective commitment to tween darling presenters are single-handedly saving the modern kudo-fest. Think of the numbers from Bieber alone.
9:25 p.m. — The only thing better than Tina Fey and Steve Carell would have to be Gervais’ intro, in which he calls out his exiting “Office” successor for “killing a cash cow for the both of us.”
9:27 p.m. — Aaron Sorkin may love speaking more than writing. He’s right at home on stage, accepting the adapted screenplay nod for “The Social Network.” Ugh, this might be acceptable if he didn’t recycle his speech and Mark Zuckerberg praise from th
e Critics Choice Awards.
9:30 p.m. — Everything is coming up “Glee.” Jane Lynch joins Chris Colfer in sweeping the supporting role on a TV series categories. She gives a predictably sweet speech, but it’s short on the LOLs.
9:35 p.m. — Foreign things! The Hollywood Foreign Press salutes the first non-American-y thing of the night by giving Denmark’s “In a Better World” the Best Foreign Language Film. In a better world, the people watching would care.
9:37 p.m. — Helen Mirren dropped a lot of suggestive verbs when introducing the clip from “The Kings Speech.” She is one dirty broad.
9:40 p.m. — It’s leading lady in a comedy time, and the Globe goes to… the absentee Laura Linney. Too cool for school. Lea Michele’s tears presumably fall off-camera.
9:46 p.m. — Jane Fonda sure is making the rounds this awards season. She is rocking some extreme shoulder pads.
9:48 p.m. — The only thing more fun than someone as cool as Jim Parsons taking home lead actor in a comedy is seeing him get it from his co-star, Kaley Cuoco.
9:51 p.m. — Back to film, Melissa Leo nabs an unsurprising win for her supporting role in “The Fighter.” She’s way more excited about this than her Critics Choice Award on Friday. Just saying. They also let her speak an astonishingly long time without ever cutting her off.
9:58 p.m. — It’s Cecil B DeMille Award time, and, oddly enough, it’s never gone to Robert De Niro before. Well, no more. Matt Damon hands it off to De Niro in rocky, but ultimately charming (Oh Damon!) intro.
10:00 p.m. — This De Niro character sure has been in a lot of films
10:04 p.m. — During the standing O for De Niro, we notice that Zac Efron and Diddy are sitting next to each other. What a world! [read aloud in the voice of Liz Lemon]
10:05 p.m. — De Niro makes ’em laugh and “oooh” with a bit of a scathing speech that mocks the foreign press and Megan Fox. Most importantly? He remains self-deprecating with a reference to “Little Fockers.” Class act.