Golden Globes 2011 Recap
Host Ricky Gervais stole some of the stage last night during his return appearance at the Golden Globes with even the Golden Globe chief talking, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) president Philip Berk.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Berk called the overall show “terrific” yet “some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that’s Ricky.” Berk wouldn’t comment about asking Gervais back to host another Golden Globes.
In a HFPA statement released Monday, a representative said: “We loved the show. It was a lot of fun and obviously has a lot of people talking. When you hire a comedian like Ricky Gervais, one expects in your face, sometimes outrageous material. Certainly, in this case, he pushed the envelope and occasionally went too far. The HFPA would never condone some of his personal remarks. Overall, however, the show was among the best we’ve ever had and we were pleased.”
USA Today reports that Sandra Bullock stood out on the red carpet last night with her bangs and her confession that Ryan Reynolds is no more than just “an amazing friend for 10 years.”
Colin Firth didn’t feel super sexy with his stuttering role in The King’s Speech reports USA TODAY’s Claudia Puig backstage, but he was consoled with his award for Best Actor Drama.
And The Social Network stole the stage with 4 Globe awards: Best Drama, Best Director/ Motion Picture: David Fincher, Best Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross and Best Screenplay.
And MTV’s Golden Globe 2011 LIVE BLOG! reports, Michael Douglas, fresh from a bout of beating cancer, presented the final award of the evening for Best Motion Drama Picture to The Social Network saying, “‘There’s got to be an easier way to get a standing ovation.” A “tear” was included in the post.
For a complete list of the 68th Annual Golden Globe Winners, click here.
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