Felicity Huffman & Julianna Margulies, 'Glee' Cast: Golden Globes

James Cameron Sigourney Weaver Julia Roberts
James Cameron, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Julia Roberts (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

James Cameron, who received his best director Golden Globe from neighbor Mel Gibson, said he expected his former wife Kathryn Bigelow to be the winner. Bigelow probably expected that herself, and so did most everyone else. Just on Friday night, Bigelow came out victorious at the Broadcast Film Critics Association's Critics' Choice Awards, and she has been winning best director awards just about everywhere you look. But her film, the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker, grossed less than $15 million at the US box office. Avatar has grossed nearly $500 million.

In the picture above, Cameron is accepting the best picture (drama) Golden Globe for Avatar. By then, there was no longer any suspense as to what movie was going to win the evening's top award. Julia Roberts, who had been nominated in the best actress (comedy or musical) category for the box office disappointment Duplicity, announced the winner.

Best original score and original song presenter Cher (below, with Christina Aguilera), mangled the name of best score winner Michael Giacchino (for Up), calling him “Michael Giancino,” while Felicity Huffman, of both Desperate Housewives and Transamerica, made a funny mess of her Hollywood Foreign Press Association announcement. “This was not at all how it was gonna go,” she exclaimed at one point, before telling the audience and the millions of television viewers that the HFPA has donated “$10 million to film-related charities.”

Something else that seemed a little messed up was the introduction of screen legend Sophia Loren to the tune of “Three Coins in the Fountain,” the theme song from a 1954 romantic comedy-drama of the same title. Though set in Rome, Three Coins in the Fountain doesn't feature Loren anywhere.

Cher Christina Aguilera

Cher, Christina Aguilera (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Christoph Waltz Halle Berry
Christoph Waltz, Halle Berry (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Christoph Waltz received his best supporting actor Golden Globe (for his Nazi in Inglourious Basterds) from Halle Berry. Waltz has been a favorite for the Academy Awards since early December, when he began getting numerous mentions from critics' groups. Previously, Waltz had won the best actor award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. He'll next be seen in The Green Hornet, directed by Michel Gondry, and starring Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz. Edward Furlong is also making his comeback in that one.

The new television series Glee was the expected winner in the comedy category. The cast includes Matthew Morrison, Jayma Mays, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Idina Menzel, Heather Morris, and Amber Riley. Mad Men was the best series (drama). 30 Rock star, Alec Baldwin, won the best actor (comedy or musical) award. Baldwin, however, wasn't at the ceremony.

Mickey Rourke was there to hand out the best actress (drama) award, which went to Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side. Kate Winslet gave out the best actor (drama) award to Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart.

Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Glee - Matthew Morrison

Glee cast and crew, including Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Golden Globes 2010
Golden Globes 2010 (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

“Before Sunday night's Golden Globes ceremony, host Ricky Gervais was promising a gloves-off performance,” writes Brian Logan in The Guardian. 'There were about five things [the producers] didn't like in rehearsal,' he boasted. 'I said I wouldn't do them – but I'm going to. It's live. They can't stop me.' By his words so must we judge him. Was this the no-holds-barred comic performance he told us to expect?"

Logan doesn't quite think so, complaining that Gervais' “trademark self­regard [is] wearing very thin. And so too here, where egotistical material about The Office – and, worse, his penis – made a duff start. When will he learn that his spoof self-absorption is as obnoxious as the real thing?"

The Hollywood Reporter, for its part, called Gervais' performance “toothless,” despite remarks such as “one thing that can't be bought is a Golden Globe. Officially. I'm not going to do this again, anyway.” Gervais then added that if you were to buy a Globe, the man to contact would be Philip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Brian Logan adds that Gervais did “pull some punches,” e.g., “joking about Mel Gibson's drinking is one thing - but off the leash, Gervais would surely make hay with Gibson's anti-Semitism too.” Julianna Margulies, for her part, didn't make any cracks about drinking or anti-Semitism, opting instead to thank CBS for believing in the “ten o'clock drama.” Margulies won the best actress in a television series (drama) Golden Globe for The Good Wife.

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

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2 Comments to Felicity Huffman & Julianna Margulies, 'Glee' Cast: Golden Globes

  1. jay M

    Always a good show every year.

  2. Arline

    The Golden Globes should get an Oscar for best set decoration.