Winners and Losers at the Golden Globes
Find out who brought home the gold – and the house.
The 2010 Golden Globes began with its requisite red carpet awkwardness. Julia Roberts’ plump lips blurted live to NBC’s Billy Bush, “You guys are in the toilet!” Oops, there goes her guest spot on The Office.
Tina Fey quickly jumped on the NBC-bashing bandwagon, remarking about the weather on the red carpet: “It’s not rain, it’s just God crying for NBC.”
Except for a few bright spots, the evening fell flat from there. Host Ricky Gervais, whom I had high hopes for, turned in a rather pedestrian performance. He opened using a bit with straight-man Steve Carell, debating whose version of The Office was better. It would have been a lot funnier two years ago.
Soon, Ricky was back to NBC baiting.
“I’m not used to these sort of viewing numbers,” he quipped. “Let’s face it, neither is NBC.”
After a few requisite penis jokes, he talked about the importance of actors to the rest of the world. He said even small children in third-world countries appreciate actors: “You see a picture of Angelina Jolie and you think, ‘Mommy!’”
Cue big laughs and a toss to the first presenter. Or, as Ricky put it, “Let’s get on with it before NBC replaces me with Jay Leno.”