Host comedian Ricky Gervais kicked off the night with Charlie Sheen material, just as he told Ellen he would: “It’s going to be a night of partying & drinking. Or as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast.” Too hot for some, maybe…onto the awards.
The statues handed out for TV honours:
- Best Supporting Actress, TV Drama: Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
- Best Supporting Actor, TV Series: Chris Colfer, Glee
- Best Actor, TV series: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
- Best Actress, TV series: Laura Linney, The Big C
- Best Actress, TV movie: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
- Best Actor, TV movie: Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack
- Best Actor, TV series: Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory
- Best Supporting Actress, TV series: Jane Lynch, Glee
- Best Mini-series: Carlos
- Best TV series, musical/comedy: Glee
- Best TV series, drama: Boardwalk Empire
The film honours:
- Best Film, Drama: The Social Network
- Best Actress, Drama: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
- Best Actor, Drama: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
- Best Film, Comedy/Musical: The Kids Are Alright
- Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
- Best Supporting Actor, Drama: Christian Bale, The Fighter
- Best Actress, Comedy/Musical: Annette Bening, The Kids Are Alright
- Best Supporting Actor, Musical/Comedy: Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version
- Best Supporting Actress, Drama: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
- Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3
- Best Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross The Social Network
- Best Original Song: You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me, written by Diane Warren, Burlesque
- Best Foreign Language: In a Better World (Denmark)
Some of the ceremony’s best moments included:
– Al Pacino winning Best Actor, for You Don’t Know Jack.
– Buscemi: “I better talk fast before that sad music comes on”
– Colfer, upon winning, thanked “the kids that our show celebrates that are constantly told no by bullies in their school and they can’t be who they are…Well, screw that, kids!”
– Tina Fey and Steve Carell presenting together the Best Screenplay, saying they would have written these films if they had had the time, especially when Carell said he would have given his “right arm” to have written 127 Hours.
– Robert De Niro being honoured with the Cecil B DeMille award for Lifetime Achievement (and seeing Tom Hanks tear up!)
– The standing ovation a cancer-cleared Michael Douglas received when he walked on stage to present the Best Film, drama, award.
Now we await January 25th for the Oscar nominations!