Known as the pre-cursor to the Oscars, the annual Golden Globes event is perhaps one of my favourite award shows because it celebrates not just the year in film but in TV as well.
It’s one of the few award shows where you get a glimpse of movie stars like George Clooney rubbing shoulders with TV’s finest like Tina Fey and company.
More importantly, we are stoked that this is the one award show where stars get to sit around tables, eat, drink and make merry – making it way more interesting to watch them run around catching up with their peers and having a little fun.
So, if you’re stuck at your office cubicle on a Monday morning, we’re bringing a little Hollywood to you with blow-by-blow updates as it unfolds. Plus, all the goss on the red carpet outfits!
Stay tuned, click back in and fingers crossed for all your favourites who have been nominated. Here we go!
11.59am: That’s it from the Golden Globes. Hope you enjoyed the live coverage! If you missed the Red Carpet, don’t forget to catch “Fashion Police: The 2012 Golden Globe Awards” special on January 18, Wednesday,1pm on StarHub Ch. 441.
11.55am: Love Alexander Payne. His film The Descendants just won Best Motion Picture (Drama).
11.53am: May we just add that this has got to be the best-looking list of Best Actor nominees EVER. Seriously, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender and Leonardo DiCaprio. Beat that.
11.49am: George Clooney wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for his role in The Descendants. He pays tribute to fellow nominee Brad Pitt and his wonderful work in not one but two films this year, and his work around the world. Nice touch. He throws in a joke about Michael Fassbender taking over the roles for full-frontal nudity.
11.43am: Wait a minute, Jane Fonda is 74? She is crazy hot. Her body is just insane.
11.41am: No surprises here. The frontrunner The Artist wins for Best Motion Picture (Comedy Or Musical).
11.34am: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) goes to Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady! Her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher must have been sublime.
11.26am: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy Or Musical) goes to Jean Dujardin for The Artist, presented by the very beautiful pairing of Mark Wahlberg and Jessica Biel.
11.17am: Modern Family wins again for Best Television Series (Comedy Or Musical)! Beating out Glee. Sofia Vergara is accepting the award in Spanish with the hilarious Steve Levitan and the entire cast.
11.16am: Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. I can’t understand what they are saying, once again.
11.15am: Oops! Ricky Gervais just let out an F-bomb! But we knew it would happen wouldn’t we?
11.14am: Spotted: Joseph Gordon Levitt hanging with Leonardo DiCaprio at the same table. Kate Beckinsale sitting beside Jimmy Fallon.
11.13am: Angelina Jolie presents Best Director to Martin Scorsese for Hugo who “orders” everyone to “Sit down, sit down!”
11.12am: Robert Downey Jr introduces The Artist.
10.56am: Spotted: Elton John. Why again? Can someone tell me?
10.55am: Everyone stands for Sydney Poitier who introduces Morgan Freeman for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Along with a disgruntled Helen Mirren who laments having only being in one film with him.
10.48am: The room is so overwhelmed with emotion and ecstasy at Octavia Spencer’s win for Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for The Help. Melissa McCarthy was spotted wiping tears from her face.
10.47am: Bradley Cooper presents. Nice.
10.44am: Dark horse win! Matt LeBlanc just won Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series (Comedy Or Musical) for his new sitcom Episodes! Plus Jane Lynch and Tina Fey just hi-fived each other for their “penis joke”!
10.35am: Claire Danes is turning out to be an award-show darling! She just took home the statue for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series (Drama) for her role in Homeland. She looks stunning.
10.30am: Loving the banter between Madonna and Gervais. The latter introduced her as a “material girl” and somewhat “like a virgin”. This prompted Madonna to say “Well, if I’m like a virgin, why don’t you Ricky, come and do something about it. I haven’t kissed a girl in a while.” Nice comeback.
10.24am: Instead of talking, presenters William H Macy and wife, Felicity Huffman decide to sing a little ditty as they present the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television to Jessica Lange.
10.21am: Nicole Kidman looks slightly less botoxed now. she presents with Clive Owen. Woody Allen takes home Best Screenplay for Midnight in Paris.
10.13am: George Clooney takes the stage with Brad Pitt’s cane to introduce Pitt’s movie Moneyball. He jokes that he will have to return the cane to Pitt or the latter won’t be able to make it to the bar. Oh George, you’re hilarious.
10.09am: Piper Perabo and Sarah Michelle Geller (throwback to the 90s!) just presented the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television to Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones.
10.07am: Spotted: Joseph Gordon Levitt looking super cute!
10.02am: Yay! Michelle Williams just won for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy Or Musical) for My Week with Marilyn!So deserving. But poor Kristen Wiig who was side-splittingly funny in Bridesmaids.
9.59am: Brad Pitt just introduced his pal George Clooney’s film, The Ides of March. Clooney looked extremely pleased.
9.50am: Ooh, Madonna just won something! Her song “Masterpiece” just won for the film W.E. The weird thing is, she actually seems nervous.
9.44am: Adam Levine and Jimmy Fallon clowning around on stage to “Moves Like Jagger”. Levine looks so dapper!
9.36am: OMG it’s Frasier! Kelsey Grammer takes home the Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series (Drama) for Boss. And Best TV Series (Drama) goes to Homeland! A surprise here. Disappointed that we didn’t get to see presenter Melissa McCarthy crack some Bridesmaid-esque jokes.
9.33am: The very dishy Jake Gyllenhaal introduces My Week With Marilyn.
9.25am: Kate Winslet can do no wrong. She just won Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-Series/Motion Picture Made for Television. Always graceful in her acceptance speech.
9.20am: Rob Lowe looks like either he spent too much time on the tanning bed or he had one glass too many! He just presented the Best Mini-Series/Motion Picture Made for Television to the guys behind Downtown Abbey alongside Julianne Moore.
9.14am: Ashton Kutcher presents with Elle Macpherson! What? No smart aleck jokes, no quibs? Boring. He looks like he’s afraid of her. Laura Dern wins for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series (Comedy/Musical). Sorry Zooey!
9.11am: Christopher Plummer wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for The Beginners. Loved him since The Sound of Music!
9.06am: Surprise!!! Johnny Depp joins Gervais on stage. And plays along with his question on whether he has watched The Tourist at all. Depp’s answer? No. Hilarious.
9.04am: Gervais continue to take shots at Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and even Jodie Foster. He said of Bieber, “that was a waste of a paternity test. The only way he could impregnate anyone is if he used one of Martha Stewart’s turkey basters.”
9.01am: The show has begun! Ricky Gervais’ first jibe is at the Golden Globes – “The Golden Globes is to the Oscars, what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton”.
8.44am: Madonna shows up on the red carpet in Reem Acra. She looks like she’s ready to hop on stage at one of her concerts. Teases Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet by calling him a playboy. He, on the other hand, looks terrified of her.
8.43am: Not sure if we’re liking Lea Michele’s look today. She looks like she has aged 10 years, no thanks to her updo and her over-lined eyes.
8.35am: Loving Emma Stone’s red and purple Lanvin gown. She’s always a breath of fresh air.
8.32am: Don’t think Reese Witherspoon would be able to breathe much in that red figure-hugging Zac Posen gown. Yet another fishtail. Dianna Agron from Glee shows up in red as well.
8.28am: Mila Kunis looks relaxed in a black Dior gown. Not the most exciting choice, but she always looks gorgeous.
8.25am: Sarah Hyland from Modern Family had a minor wardrobe malfunction when she arrived at the red carpet, thanks to her vintage gown, she’s now sewn into her dress.
8.26am: Michelle Williams in a velvet dark purple Jason Wu gown and a vintage headband. Love her look! Said she had a year to prep for Monroe role.
8.21am: Brad Pitt, still with cane in hand thanks to his MCL injury, makes it up the red carpet stairs to speak to Ryan Seacrest. Both he and and Angelina Jolie can’t seem to take their eyes off each other as they take turns to talk about their individual projects. Both are nominees tonight!
8.17am: Salma Hayek in Gucci. Think she’s presenting a comedy award. Still deciphering her accent.
8.12am: Charlize Theron looks resplendent in Dior Couture. Her sparkly headband adds a girly touch and her nude gown is just stunning. Plus, bonus points for showing up even though she has a case of laryngitis.
8.10am: Jonah Hill is raving about how this is definitely unlike the MTV movie awards.
8.03am: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie just arrived and everyone is going gaga. We hear he walked out of his side of the car and over to hers to open her car door, instead of letting someone else do it.
7.52am: Rooney Mara looks very Audrey Hepburn-esque in her black Nina Ricci gown. Simple, tulle, edge rolled into one dress.
7.51am: Sofia’s co-star Julie Bowen arrives in a nude Reem Acra gown. Not sure if I like it, the colour makes her look washed out.
7.50am: Sofia Vergara in a midnight blue Vera Wang. The mermaid cut is kinda been there done-to-death, but loving the texture at the bottom half of her dress.
7.45am: Frieda Pinto, a presenter tonight, looks flawless with her clean makeup that goes perfect with her green Prada gown and Chopard bling.
7.30am: George Clooney turns up with current squeeze Stacey Keibler, who looks stunning in red Valentino gown with a bow.