Yeah, in case there was doubt, Kevin Spacey is the best.
But before we get to that, and the horrible things HFPA has done last night such as:
let's start at the beginning. (click the pictures to enlarge)
I unfortunately didn't see red carpet at all and only saw the ceremony hours after it aired but I did manage to live tweet stuff based on the pictures I saw.
Here's few hours before the ceremony:
And here's what's been happening later:
Why did you do this, Mark?
Anyhow since I was assured he is attending, my mind went to where it usually goes during Award season:
Thankfully Lawrence was not there. Who was there? The Goddess. The Icon. The One:
Rosamund Pike showed 2 hours early, much like Amy would. She had her iconic Amy hairstyle and she looked like THAT merely a month after giving birth to her second child. And these godless motherfuckers snubbed her, But more on that later.
Let's take a look here:
I hear some negative talk about Lana's dress? She looked great! Then we have Kit Harington being Game of Thrones on duty cast member - though Pedro Pascal was there too - and then we have Clooney and his wife wearing.... whatever the fuck that was. And then we have Claire Danes wearing a carpet and the best, most hilarious thing of the night - McConaughey's I-just-crawled-out-of-the-dumpster beard.
This is this year's grumpy Tommy Lee Jones:
It even had a bit of a narrative going on:
Has he been walking the Earth lately? Away from....you know, everything?
Here we have one of the most adorable couples in the world - Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, posing with RDJ and his wife. Come on, now. Mark was there. Paul Rudd was there. Why did no one snap a picture of all of them together?!
And here is the half of another adorable couple, Emily Blunt and next to that Jennifer Lopez who looked absolutely incredible:
And finally, Mark with his gorgeous wife (she could...not wear the heels for once, come on!), Emma Stone looking awesome and Keira Knigthley. I loved her dress! She looked very pretty.
All right, let's move on to ceremony!
The opening was great! is that really the last time Tina and Amy are presenting?!
The jokes were all good but I thought last year it was a bit better, also there was more of them last year, at least it seemed this way. Yesterday Gervais stole the show from them with 2 minutes of just being his usual self.
Tina and Amy played a would you rather? game and Mark was mentioned! Would you rather do it with Norton or Ruffalo (both played the Hulk) and Amy went with Mark!
Jessica Chastain was again scandalized by Tina and Amy's comments. I love her reactions. That was the moment of the Cosby joke. I thought this was probably too far, but at least it wasn't as annoying as all the Korea mentions.
J.K. Simmons won! I loved his speech!
Oh God they let 50 shades people in! It looks like the night of the creepy beards, Mark why did you break the pattern!?
Joanne Froggatt won for Downton Abbey, I haven't seen the show in a long time but she is seriously lovely.
Fargo won for best mini series or TV movie and it was presented by Lopez and Jeremy Renner, Lopez looked incredible and Renner kept starting at her breasts
Billy Bob Thornton won for Fargo in the strongest category of the ceremony. His speech was awesome, he just walked in said he knows these days you can get in trouble for saying stuff so he just wants to say thank you and he left.
They did this bit with Korean woman forcing Meryl to take a selfie and Cumberbatch did the photobomb thing again:
The president of HFPA showed up and talked about the freedom of speech, mentioned Paris and everyone stood up and clapped. Because America, fuck yeah.
Colin Firth came by to present The Imitation Game and fangirled over Cumberbatch. Everyone fangirled over Cumberbatch, really
Bryan Cranston was there! He presented with Kerry Washington the award to actress in comedy series. What the fuck is Jane the Virgin? The chick who won was a mess
For best comedy series something called Transparent won. At least Girls didn't.
The fuck happened here? Did Meryl start to fly?
Melissa McCarthy showed up to present St. Vincent. Murray was there looking like he was suffering through every moment of ceremony:
Sienna Miller and Vince Vaughn showed up on stage to present original score which went to Theory of Everything, honestly all those scores would be worthy winners.
Prince showed up on stage and everyone went batshit. He presented best original song to Glory from Selma. It's horrible anything went to Selma, but let's not forget the ultimate shame which is that Lost Stars wasn't even nominated. Oprah looked like she is about to collapse when it won.
That whole speech by whoever this dude was, was just cringe worthy. At one point they showed Prince just standing there and I laughed so hard,
Katie Holmes and Seth Meyers presented best supporting actor in mini series and Matt Bomer won for his beautiful performance in The Normal Heart. He had a wonderful speech too:
Clive Owen appeared to present Theory of Everything. Seeing Owen on stage was more thrilling than watching that movie.
RICKY GERVAIS!!!! LET HIM HOST THE SHOW AGAIN!!!!
I love him even more because that Wallis girl with the name that was impossible to pronounce was nominated and he mentioned he practiced saying it to avoid John Travolta moment. He said that he watches it every day on YouTube. That John Travolta moment made me laugh for an hour straight last Oscar season
He presented the award to Amy Adams who has now has 2 undeserved Globes in the row. What the actual fuck. She didn't even kiss Ricky, too.
Keira is seated next to Harvey Weinstein. I'm scared for her.
Hayek and Kevin Hart showed up to present the best animated movie to How to Train your dragon 2
Kate Hudson appears, who is totally irrelevant but had and amazing dress. She presented Into the Woods.
Jared Leto had to say 'Je Suis Charlie' obviously. Every single time it happened it was seriously classless.
He presented supporting actress to someone who deserved it even less than Adams - Patricia Arquette for Boyhood.
Watts during Arquette's speech:
Tina and Amy returned with Korean chick to make some moderately funny jokes.
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader appeared! I loved them both so much in The Skeleton Twins. They presented best screenplay - thank the Lord- to Birdman. I had no idea it had 4 writers!
Birdman cast was seriously on whole other levels of awareness during this ceremony:
Jack Black showed up to present Boyhood
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin appeared on the stage. they presented best actor in comedy series and actually said Don Cheadle, House of Cards. Maybe they were high then too. Jeffrey Tambor won for Transparent.
Colin Farrell and Lupito Nyong'o showed up. Farrell has pornstache now. Good God:
Ida lost to a RUSSIAN movie so the media in my country has been bitching about it relentlessly since 5 AM today.
Kate Beckinsale and Adrien Brody present the award for actress in mini series or TV movie to Maggie Gyllenhaal. Who would have though she will be the Gyllenhaal with the award that night.
Paul Rudd (!!!!) shows up with Adam Levine (why?) and they give the award for best drama series to The Affair.
Catherine Zeta Jones appears to present Pride
Katherine Heigl (why?) and David Duchovny present actor in series - drama award to Kevin Spacey who wins his FIRST WIN in 8 nominations which is absolutely insane.
Here's Mark laughing at his 'can't believe I fucking won' moment:
Julianna Margulies and Don Cheadle present life achievement award to George Clooney. He had a great montage played for him, with Gravity score and the highlights of his acting career - the penultimate Michael Clayton scene - there but it was quite underwhelming. It was ridiculous to give him that award, given how young he is, relatively speaking. The ovation for him lasted maybe 15 seconds.
This is Hawke when everyone else is standing up for Clooney, does Clooney owe him money or something?
Clooney's speech was actually pretty good, his words to his wife were really sweet!
Owen Wilson appears to present The Grand Budapest Hotel
Harrison Ford presents the director award to Richard Linklater for Boyhood. Yawn.
The lovely couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt appear. They present the award to my favorite, beautiful and hugely talented Ruth Wilson for best actress in drama series, The Affair
Amy Adams shows and gives the best win of the night to Michael Keaton for Birdman who gives a wonderful speech. I actually teared up. This is the kind of speech that makes him the one to beat for Oscars. Not only did he give such a great performance in a film that closely mirrors his career, but the Academy voters love the promise of big emotional speeches for the Oscars
Oprah shows up to present Selma
Channing Tatum appears to present Foxcatcher
RDJ shows up to give the comedy award to the fucking hipsters of The Grand Budapest Hotel instead to Birdman
McConaughey just walked in and kept it short. Oh Good God. Is the beard
like a demon that is taking over him? What is happening?!
The Globe goes to Moore for her forgettable performance instead of to Pike for complex, intricate, tremendous work. Fuck you so much.
Oh, good. It's Paltrow to present. They really could have done something great given how it's best actor - drama and Keaton wasn't in this category. And what do they do? They give it to freaking Redmayne.
And then as a final blow Boyhood fucking wins. And it's poor Streep who has to award the Globe to them.
Overall this year's awards has kinda been a nightmare. If Moore picks up SAG and BAFTA the dream is dead. It's not even about giving it to people who deserve it but shaking things up a bit. And no, not by giving something to Budapest Hotel over Birdman. That's just mad.