There were quite a few great moments during the Golden Globes, like Tracy Morgan grabbing the Golden Globe for ’30 Rock’ from Tina Fey and declaring that he and Fey had an agreement that if Barack Obama became president, he would speak for the show from now on. He also told Cate Blanchett that he is the face of post-racial America, and to deal with it. Morgan went on to say that a black man “can’t get no love at the Emmys. I love you Europe!” So he probably wins the award for the most original acceptance speech.
Colin Farrell also managed to squeeze in a joke when he was giving away an award, apologizing to the audience because he had the sniffles due to a cold, “not what it used to be.”
Sacha Baron Cohen made a few jokes about Madonna and Guy Ritchie, and attacked just about everyone in the audience with a quip about how everyone in Hollywood looks younger when they get older (he got booed a little, but it was great!) I forgot to put his movie on my list of great upcoming movies in 2009, but Austrian fashionista ‘Bruno’ and the black Jesus in the film will likely piss off a lot more than the Golden Globe audience.
But back to the awards. ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ won for everything it was nominated for, and Kate Winslet picked up a Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Award. She also referred to Angelina Jolie as “the other one” during her acceptance speech (ouch!) However, the biggest win of the night was when Mickey Rourke upset Sean Penn (who wasn’t at the ceremony) for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his role in ‘The Wrestler’. It was so unexpected that it looked like some members in the audience fell out of their chairs. He also got the most applause out of anyone, and the somewhat rude crowd actually managed to shut up and listen to his acceptance speech (you get too many big egos together, and they think what they have to say to everyone sitting at their table is more important than what’s going onstage.)
Mickey Rourke called director Darren Aronofsky a son of bitch, which made one of the cameras cut to a shot of Darren flipping Rourke off. Take that, censors! Former boxer/drug addict Rourke thanked Axl Rose for allowing him to use ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ in the film, and Bruce Springsteen for writing an original song, which won an award earlier in the show. But, what I loved most about his speech was that he thanked his dogs, because they were there for him when no one else was. In an interview after the awards show, he swore on ‘his dogs’ that he hasn’t he hasn’t even seen the film he was in yet, because he waits for three or four years to watch anything he’s in.
So if you haven’t seen the film yet, see it! Rourke has always given great performances, and it’s nice to see him get the credit he deserves. Next stop, the Academy Awards!