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The 2010 Golden Globes

Well, it turns out there is a reason I’ve never watched the Golden Globes before in my life, and that reason is that they are so boring! Granted, the show moved along at a fast enough clip. They certainly kept giving out awards for stuff, and the complete absence of musical medleys was refreshing, and Ricky Gervais did his job just fine, but also SNORE. The speeches were a real snooze, although I was on the edge of my seat to see whether Meryl Streep would beat out Meryl Streep. Good job, Meryl Streep! And it was awesome how they turned a lifetime achievement award for Martin Scorsese into an advertisement for Shutter Island. And to be fair, this guy was having a GREAT time:

But I don’t know, Golden Globes. Between everyone pretending like going to the Golden Globes was actually helping the recovery efforts in Haiti, and James Cameron’s hair, I feel like we could probably just skip this, right? Go back to the way things were. Put the Golden Globes genie back in the cheap champagne bottle. Because even for an awards show, which naturally stinks, this thing mega-stinked.

Here is the full list of winners anyway:

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
-Penelope Cruz ‘Nine’
-Vera Farmiga ‘Up in the Air’
-Anna Kendrick ‘Up in the Air’
-Mo’Nique ‘Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire’
-Julianne Moore ‘A Single Man’

Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
-Toni Collette ‘United States of Tara’
-Courteney Cox ‘Cougar Town’
-Tina Fey ’30 Rock’
-Edie Falco ‘Nurse Jackie’
-Lea Michele ‘Glee’

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
-Neil Patrick Harris ‘How I Met Your Mother’
-Michael Emerson ‘Lost’
-Jeremy Piven ‘Entourage’
-William Hurt ‘Damages’
-John Lithgow ‘Dexter’

Best Animated Feature Film
-‘Coraline’
-‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’
-‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’
-‘The Princess and the Frog’
-‘Up’

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama
-Simon Baker ‘The Mentalist’
-Michael C. Hall ‘Dexter’
-Jon Hamm ‘Mad Men’
-Hugh Laurie ‘House’
-Bill Paxton ‘Big Love’

Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama
-Julianna Margulies ‘The Good Wife’
-Glenn Close ‘Damages’
-January Jones ‘Mad Men’
-Anna Paquin ‘True Blood’
-Kyra Sedgwick ‘The Closer’

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
-‘Grey Gardens’
-‘Into the Storm’
-‘Little Dorrit’
-‘Taking Chance’
-‘Georgia O’Keeffe’

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy
-Sandra Bullock ‘The Proposal’
-Marion Cotillard ‘Nine’
-Julia Roberts ‘Duplicity’
-Meryl Streep ‘It’s Complicated’
-Meryl Streep ‘Julie and Julia’

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
-Kevin Bacon ‘Taking Chance’
-Kenneth Branagh ‘Wallander: One Step Behind’
-Chiwetel Ejiofor ‘Endgame’
-Brendan Gleeson ‘Into the Storm’
-Jeremy Irons ‘Georgia O’Keeffe’

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
-Joan Allen ‘Georgia O’Keeffe’
-Drew Barrymore ‘Grey Gardens’
-Jessica Lange ‘Grey Gardens’
-Anna Paquin ‘The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler’
-Sigourney Weaver ‘Prayers for Bobby’

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
-‘The Hurt Locker’ Mark Boal
-‘District 9′ Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
-‘Inglourious Basterds’ Quentin Tarantino
-‘It’s Complicated’ Nancy Meyers
-‘Up in the Air’ Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
-Alec Baldwin ’30 Rock’
-Steve Carell ‘The Office’
-Thomas Jane ‘Hung’
-David Duchovny ‘Californication’
-Matthew Morrison ‘Glee’

Best Foreign Language Film
-‘A Prophet’
-‘The White Ribbon’
-‘The Maid’
-‘Baaria’

Best Television Series, Drama
-‘Big Love’
-‘Dexter’
-‘House’
-‘Mad Men’
-‘True Blood’

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
-Jane Adams ‘Hung’
-Rose Byrne ‘Damages’
-Jane Lynch ‘Glee’
-Janet McTeer ‘Into the Storm’
-Chloe Sevigny ‘Big Love’

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
-Matt Damon ‘Invictus’
-Woody Harrelson ‘The Messenger’
-Christopher Plummer ‘The Last Station’
-Stanley Tucci ‘The Lovely Bones’
-Christoph Waltz ‘Inglourious Basterds’

Best Director – Motion Picture
-Kathryn Bigelow ‘The Hurt Locker’
-James Cameron ‘Avatar’
-Clint Eastwood ‘Invictus’
-Jason Reitman ‘Up in the Air’
-Quentin Tarantino ‘Inglourious Basterds’

Best Televison Series, Comedy or Musical
-’30 Rock’
-‘Entourage’
-‘Glee’
-‘Modern Family’
-‘The Office’

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
-‘(500) Days of Summer’
-‘The Hangover’
-‘It’s Complicated’
-‘Julie & Julia’
-‘Nine’

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
-Emily Blunt ‘The Young Victoria’
-Sandra Bullock ‘The Blind Side’
-Helen Mirren ‘The Last Station’
-Carey Mulligan ‘An Education’
-Gabourey Sidibe ‘Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire’

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy
-Matt Damon ‘The Informant!’
-Daniel Day-Lewis ‘Nine’
-Robert Downey, Jr. ‘Sherlock Holmes’
-Joseph Gordon-Levitt ‘(500) Days of Summer
-Michael Stuhlbarg ‘A Serious Man’

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
-Jeff Bridges ‘Crazy Heart’
-George Clooney ‘Up in the Air’
-Colin Firth ‘A Single Man’
-Morgan Freeman ‘Invictus’
-Tobey Maguire ‘Brothers’

Best Motion Picture, Drama
-‘Avatar’
-‘The Hurt Locker’
-‘Inglourious Basterds’
-‘Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire’
-‘Up in the Air’