Courteney Cox & Heather Graham, Josh Duhamel & Fergie: Golden Globes

George Clooney, Elisabetta Canalis
George Clooney, Elisabetta Canalis (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis arrive at the 2010 Golden Globes ceremony. Clooney, up for Up in the Air, lost the best actor (drama) award to Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart, but at least he and Canalis didn't get drenched as they made their way into the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Clooney remains one of the favorites for the 2010 best actor Oscar, though Jeff Bridges will be stiff competition. Bridges has been nominated for four Academy Awards, but he's never won. Clooney won a best supporting actor Oscar in 2005 for Syriana, a political drama in which he gets his fingers smashed.

Emily Blunt was in the running for best actress (drama) for The Young Victoria, in which she has the title role. Her co-star in the film is Rupert Friend, but John Krasinski was her companion on the red carpet. Krasinski has a supporting role in Nancy Meyers' It's Complicated, which was up for the best picture (comedy or musical) Golden Globe.

Courtney Cox

Courtney Cox (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Emily Blunt, John Krasinski

Emily Blunt, John Krasinski (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Gabourey Sidibe
Gabourey Sidibe (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Gabourey Sidibe was one of the nominees for the best actress (drama) Golden Globe for her performance as an illiterate, sexually abused teenager in Lee Daniels' Precious. Sidibe lost to Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side, but her co-star, Mo'Nique, took home the best supporting actress award. In Precious, Mo'Nique plays Sidibe's resentful mother. Following wins at the Sundance Film Festival, Precious has turned into one of the biggest arthouse hits of 2009.

At the Golden Globes, Heather Graham joined the Hangover crowd, which also included Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper, and Ed Helms. The film won the best picture (comedy or musical) award. Among the five nominees in that category, it was by far the highest grosser, with more than $200 million at the domestic box office. Losers included Nancy Meyers' It's Complicated, starring Meryl Streep, and Marc Webb's (500) Days of Summer.

Fergie's Nine, a box office disappointment, failed to win a single Golden Globe. Josh Duhamel's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, wasn't up for any Globes despite its high grosses. On the other hand, some assert that it'll be up for several Razzies as the worst film of 2009. Nominations will be announced in early February.

Heather Graham

Heather Graham (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Fergie, Josh Duhamel

Fergie, Josh Duhamel (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

The Golden Globes show ratings were up this year. According to some, that's because box office friendly movies such as Avatar, The Hangover, The Blind Side, Sherlock Holmes, and It's Complicated were in the running. Apparently, the impact of television series fans who might have wanted to see Michael C. Hall or Tina Fey is irrelevant. Just as irrelevant is the fact that the Globes were broadcast live for the first time on both coasts.

As per a Hollywood Reporter piece, the Golden Globes ceremony hosted by Ricky Gervais “drew 16.9 million viewers and a 5.4 rating among adults 18-49, according to early, time zone-adjusted estimates.” That's up 10 per cent from last year. As per the Reporter, it also “marks NBC's best rating in the time period, excluding sports, in five years.”

The fact that the award presenters line-up included Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Taylor Lautner, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet surely didn't hurt, either.

James Cameron

James Cameron (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

John Lithgow

John Lithgow (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

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