Is it too late to get Fey and Poehler to host the Academy Awards? Anyway, look for Hank Stuever's review of the Globes within the hour, and join us Feb. 24 for another live blog experience for the Oscars. To steal Amy Poehler's sign-off: "We're going home with Jodie Foster." GOOD NIGHT.
Upon receiving the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award from Robert Downey Jr.:
“There’s not gonna be a big coming-out speech tonight, because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the Stone Age, in those very quaint days when perhaps a young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and coworkers and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met. But now apparently I’m told that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a prime-time reality show. And, you know, you guys might be surprised, but I am not Honey Boo Boo Child. No, I’m sorry, that’s just not me. It never was, and it never will be. … But seriously, if you had been a public figure from the time you were a toddler, if you had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, then maybe then you too might value privacy above all else. Privacy. Some day, in the future, people will look back and remember how beautiful this was. I have given everything up there, from the time that was I was 3 years old. That’s reality show enough, don’t you think? There are a few secrets to keeping your psyche intact over such a long career. The first: Love people and stay beside them. … There is no way I could ever stand here without acknowledging one of the deepest loves of my life: my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life, my confessor, ski buddy, consigliere, most beloved BFF of 20 years, Cydney Bernard. Thank you, Cyd.”
"I want to thank all the thousands of people who are in our diplomatic services who put their lives on the line every day of the week," said producer Grant Heslov. "We want to thank the folks in the clandestine services who don't always get credit for the work."
If you're keeping score, "Les Miserables" won three Globes. "Argo" and "Django Unchained" won two.
The 'Lincoln' actor -- a heavy favorite in this actor -- accepted the award with a strange and wonderful and somewhat disturbing tribute to his wife, Rebecca Miller.
When he goes to work, he said, "I jump out in the night and hunt and scavenge and come back in the night and drop it like a mouse at her feet."
Twitter is on the case:
Wait...is Daniel Day Lewis trying to say he's actually an owl?
— refinery29 (@Refinery29) January 14, 2013
Chastain, who plays the single-minded intelligence agent who spent years tracking Osama bin Laden in "Zero Dark Thirty," praised director Kathryn Bigelow for her "fearless" direction.
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The Nutter Butters are almost halfway gone. That must mean the broadcast is nearly all the way over.
The cast and crew of Les Miserables stormed the stage, accompanied by the triumphant "Do You Hear the People Sing?" (Yes. We have been hearing people sing Les Mis -- in parody, in homage, in falsetto -- ever since the film was released last month. We have been doing nothing but hearing the people sing.)
Anne Hathaway (who breathlessly announced that she'd forgotten to thank her manager the last time she was on stage) and Hugh Jackman had both already won acting awards earlier in the program, giving the film a strong showing at the Golden Globes.
He plays Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables." In his acceptance speech, he said he biked to his audition for the role. (Hugh Jackman has to audition?)
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'Girls,' the show which has been discussed to death, then harassed in its grave for even more prolonged discussion, won for best television comedy. The entire cast joined Lena Dunham on stage. Zosia! Allison! So adorable.
Dunham, still running high off her Best Actress nod, thanked her collaborators for showing her "The meaning of bravery and nakedness, both emotional and physical."
Don't miss Post TV critic Hank Stuever's review of Season 3, debuting tonight.
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The "Argo" helmer, snubbed by the Oscars, is given a rousing standing ovation and delivers a breathless, fast-paced speech in which he thanks "American hero" Tony Mendez and likens Paul Thomas Anderson -- who was not nominated for "The Master" -- to Orson Welles.