Michael C. Hall & Jim Parsons, Ricky Gervais on Mel Gibson: Golden Globes

Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Michael C. Hall has been undergoing cancer treatment, which explains the skullcap he was wearing at the Golden Globes ceremony. The Dexter star won the best actor (television series, drama) Globe; during his acceptance speech he remarked, “It's really a hell of a thing to go to work at a place where everyone gives a damn. That's definitely the case with Dexter. It's an amazing group from top to bottom … It's a dream job, and I'm so grateful.”

Hall's skullcap was mocked (via Twitter) by a New York Times blogger ignorant of Hall's condition; the writer later apologized. According to reports, Hall's illness is in complete remission.

Lauren Graham was nominated for a Golden Globe back in 2002, as best actress (television series, drama) for Gilmore Girls. Her co-presenter in the photo below is Jim Parsons one of the stars of the sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

Jim Parsons, Lauren Graham

Jim Parsons, Lauren Graham (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Ricky Gervais
Golden Globes ceremony host Ricky Gervais (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

“I like a drink as much as the next man … unless the next man is Mel Gibson,” said Ricky Gervais as he introduced Gibson, who, until he began working on his latest vehicle, the thriller Edge of Darkness, had kept pretty much to himself since his drunken driving to-do a few years back. (Not counting his tabloidized – and very expensive – divorce.) Some found Gervais' joke daring (though not daring enough), but according to Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood, Gervais called Gibson beforehand to make sure it was okay. Gibson gave the Golden Globes' host his consent.

Finke adds that Gibson was much less agreeable when Sam Rubin, of the Los Angeles television station KTLA, asked him about his time away from the screen since the drunken driving incident and his widely reported anti-Semitic tirades. Gibson leaned forward in an aggressive manner, saying, “I gather you have a dog in this fight. … Do you have a dog in this fight?” Rubin is Jewish. (You can watch a clip from the interview here.)

“The winner for Most Incoherent Speech,” wrote Richard Corliss in Time, “would have to go to Drew Barrymore, whose thank-you — in recognition for her work in the HBO mini-series Grey Gardens — was a ditsy dither that seemed to channel both Sarah and Michael Palin.”

No one, however, could accuse best actor (television movie or miniseries) Kevin Bacon (below) of having made an incoherent speech, which included a thank-you to the family of the subject of the HBO drama, Taking Chance. Backstage, when asked about the Haiti earthquake Bacon remarked, “You feel weird, you feel guilty putting on your monkey suit. But on the flip side, it's good to come out to talk about it.”

Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

Mo'Nique's speech at the Golden Globes this past Sunday was the evening's highlight for some. According to Brian Brooks at indieWIRE, the best supporting actress winner had already delivered a memorable speech the previous evening at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's awards dinner, held at the Century City Intercontinental Hotel. (About a stone's throw from the Globes' Beverly Hilton Hotel.)

Mo'Nique explained that she hadn't been looking at the Precious rushes, and only realized the impact of her performance as Gabourey Sidibe's abusive mother after she received a phone call from director Lee Daniels.

“Lee said to me, ‘Bitch!' I mean, he said to me, ‘Biiiiiitch! You gave me far more then I could have ever expected…"

I wonder if Rob Marshall paid similar compliments to his female Nine cast members. Imagine Marshall praising Dame Judi Dench or Nicole Kidman (below) that way. But then again, apart from Golden Globe and SAG Award nominee Penélope Cruz and Critics Choice nominee Marion Cotillard, the Nine women haven't fared all that well this awards season. Perhaps not many compliments were forthcoming during the shoot, anyhow.

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)

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  1. Diane Sparkles says:

    I am so happy for Kevin Bacon, and yes, he has a great way with words…his own and those he delivers when acting. He has a rockin band (The Bacon Brothers) and he writes more than half of their songs. They are definitely worth checking out!

  2. Jemima says:

    Beautiful pic of Michael! he looks so bright and upbeat here. Well, well, well deserved win and long overdue.