Are you excited? I love me the wolfpack and I’ll always have a fond affection for this movie because I’ve interviewed a few of the actors from it, so I will be a bit biased here Can’t wait to check it out.
Are you excited? I love me the wolfpack and I’ll always have a fond affection for this movie because I’ve interviewed a few of the actors from it, so I will be a bit biased here Can’t wait to check it out.
Tonight we’ll get to see who takes home the top honours at the Academy Awards. The Oscars go live to the world later tonight/ early hours of Monday morning. In terms of my predictions, I’m thinking the following:
Best Picture – ArgoBest Actor – Daniel Day Lewis
Best Actress – Jennifer Lawrence
Best Supporting Actor – Christoph Waltz
Best Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway
Best Director – Ben Affleck in an ideal world, but in reality Steven Spielberg
Do you agree with me? See the full list of nominees below and join me later for updates from the 85th Academy Awards.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) are live from the Shrine Auditorium now.
Jane Krakowski, Chris Tucker, Helen Hunt, Sofia Vergara and many others introduce themselves with very funny descriptions of themselves. Sophia’s was particularly good…. They all ended with “I am an actor”
Nicole Kidman is up to announce the first award of the night in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The winner is Tommy Lee Jones, who isn’t there tonight. After being so miserable at the Golden Globes, it’s probably best he is here . I’m sure his role in Lincoln was a lot more cheerful?
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are up to introduce their film, Silver Linings Playbook.
Justin Timberlake looking all kinds of swag in his Suit and Tie. He is presenting the Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role. The award goes to Anne Hathaway for her role in Les Misérables.
“I’m just so thrilled I have dental. I got my SAG card when I was 13. It felt like the beginning of the world. Thank you for nominating me alongside incredible women and incredible performances. I want to thank my mother for voting for me. At least she better have. Thanks mom for being an actor. Thanks dad for marrying one.”
The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels is up with Kerry Washington. They’re presenting the award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Kerry fluffed her lines but she recovered really well.
“Oh my god. This is ridiculous. Again I want to thank Tina. It’s the end of our show and everyone is sad about that. My agent asked me to thank him and mention that he is the greatest agent in the history in show business.”
Ginger power right there… Julianne Moore and Damian Lewis from Homeland are up to present Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Series to Tina Fey.
“Oh my goodness. That’s so nice. Thank you for letting me in this union. I share this with everybody else. I share this with my sweet friend Amy Poehler. Amy I’ve known you since you were pregnant with Lina Dunham. Thank you so much, our finale is on this Thursday at 8. Just tape the Big Bang Theory for once.”
Julianna Margulies and Noah Wyle are up to present the Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series award. That award goes to the cast of Modern Family… So deserving. Great show. “We are so honoured to be nominated against some of the biggest shows, ” said Jesse Tyler Ferguson. He then went on to give a special thanks to the stars of 30 Rock and The Office. “You’ve all set the bar so high. we’re all fans of yours. If we can absorb any of you into our cast, please call Jeff Greenberg. This is a huge honour. We love being actors, so thank you”.
The happy couple Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are up to present the Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries. The award goes to Julianne Moore. It’s her first win and her tenth nomination.
“Thank you so much. This means so much to me. Thank you to all the actors who voted for me.”
Rose Burn and James Marsten present the Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries award to Kevin Costner for his role in Hatfields & McCoys. Unfortunately he isn’t there tonight, which is such a pity. He’s a great speaker and always nice to listen to him.
Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman introduce Les Misérables in a more ‘modern’ way, by making references to their other characters like Cat Woman and Wolverine.
Alec Baldwin is up to presents the Life Achievement Award to the legendary entertainer, Dick Van Dyke.
“Thank you. Thank you. Mr Lincoln, marvelous. Such a thrill. Thank you. I’ve been in this business for over seventy years and I still don’t really know what I do. Every time is different. I have my wonderful family here tonight. My beautiful wife Arlene. I’m still singing and dancing,” he said.
“I’m looking at the greatest generation of actors in the history of acting.You’ve all lifted the art to another place now. This very heavy object here means that I can refer to you as my peers. God bless, thank you.”
Amy Poehler and Neil Patrick Harris are up. Their use of adjectives to describe the Outstanding Male Actor in TV Drama is impeccable. Who knew there were so many ways to describe the word drama The winner in this category goes to Bryan Cranston for his role in Breaking Bad.
“It is so good to be bad. I am so pleased and honoured to receive this award. I’d like to thank our writers, director and our beautiful crew who were so hard. To my lovely wife and daughter.”
Newsroom star, Dev Patel introduces The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Taye Diggs and Busy Philipps are up to present Outstanding Male Actor in TV Drama. I don’t know if Taye is really short but pregnant Busy is towering above him currently, tjo. Anyway the actor goes to Claire Danes for Homeland.
“I guess I’m an actor and not an actress. That answers this question. Thank you so much. As a grand spanking new mom, it takes a village to raise a child. It’s the same for Homeland. We are so very connected. I’m so indebted to them and my team. Thank you so much this really means a lot to me. Oh and to my husband and my baby.”
Jessica Chastaine honours a few of the late actors who passed throughout the year. “The Show must go on”
Sigourney Weaverand Alfred Molina are up to present the Actor for the Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series to the Downton Abbey. “We are so not expecting this. Shut the fridge window. We’re just overwhelmed by it all. All our fellow Downtownians who aren’t here. Here’s to our crew and I’m sure to all of your crews too.”
Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field are up and swapping reading glasses. They’re introducing their film, Lincoln.
Robert De Niro presents the award (actor) for Outstanding Female Actor in a Lead Role to Jennifer Lawrence.
“This is incredible. Thank you so much. I want to thank MTV. I earned my SAG card when I was 14 for My Super Sweet 16. I remember getting in the mail and it being the best day of my entire life because it made me officially a professional actor, which put me in a category with all of you. Now I have this naked statue, which means some of you voted for me and that is indescribable. I want to thank David. You said you wanted to make a movie for you son. Bradley, my performance would not be what is it without you. Harvey you’re a rascal. You’ve paved a pretty much impossible road for all of us. And my family, thank you.”
Here is that promo:
Viola Davis introduces the nominees for this year’s Outstanding Male Actor in a Lead Role category. The obvious winner is Daniel Day-Lewis, but stranger things I happened. The Actor goes to Daniel Day-Lewis
“Thank you to all my brothers and sisters in the Screen Actors Guild. I’m very happy to be here tonight. Joaquin you’re a remarkable actor and I’m sorry you’re not here tonight. Every single cast member… Have no doubt that this is an ensemble award.”
Jude Law presents the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture to the cast of Argo:
Director Ben Affleck says, “I can’t believe I’m standing in the same place where Daniel Day-Lewis just was. Maybe I’ll be a better actor just for the radiation. I am really amazed and stunned. There are so many great actors here and this is voted on by our brothers who are actors. There’s a hundred and some thousand people in SAG Aftra. Some of them never get to come to a place like this and they vote from home. First I want to thank my wife and kids who I love. And Warner Brothers who I love, not quite as much, but I do love. You know, there are so many people who are actors, who want to be actors. I got a SAG in 1986 and I always wanted this. To me, this has nothing to do with me. This has to do with the incredible people who are in this movie. The people you see on stage. There are more than 150 actors who spoke in English and in Farsi and the one thing they had in common was they came to work every single day, whether they had a line or a look to somebody or two lines or ten lines or a bunch of things I couldn’t understand in Farsi. They were there to kill it, to make the movie better. Because that’s what actors do, all over the world, every single day. God bless you for making the movies, the television that you make, the theatre that you make. We are in your debt. Thank you. God bless you. Thank you all and thank you to all these incredible films that are nominated with us. Thank you.”
The rest of his speech will come soon. It was great.
“Those of you at home I wish you could feel the excitement here,” said Fey. “That’s right you can smell the pills from a mile away”. As is customary, the hosts always intro some of the guests in attendance. So far some of the ‘victims’ include Ben Affleck and Anne Hathaway. Julianne Moore is nominated for her portrayal of Sarah Palin. Tina tried to do her best rendition of the
Kate Hudson and Bradley Cooper are up to present the Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. The winner is: Christoph Waltz for his role in Django Unchained, “Thank you for this accolade. The North Star is that one. Tada”.
- Don Cheadel and Eva Longoria are presenting the Best Mini-Series or TV Movie. The winner for the is Game Change. “Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press so much. I want to encourage people to talk about politics. It’s a great time to do so.”. He also thanked Julianne Moore for her role in the show and how next to Tina Fey and Sarah Palin herself, they now have three great impersonators of Sarah Palin.
They’re also presenting the award for Best Actress, TV Movie/Miniseries to Julianne Moore, “Oh my gosh, my children will be so relieved.”
- Catherine Zeta Jones intros herself with a little number and then introduces Les Misérables.
- Rosario Dawson introduces Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
- Paul Rudd and Salma Hayek. Salma says, “They drink, they lie, they take drugs”… Paul adds “And those are just their agents”. They’re introducing the Best Actor in a TV Drama.
Damian Lewis wins for his role in Homeland The best journies are always shared. I want to dedicate to my mum, who I know is looking down on me and telling everyone how well he is doing in acting. Mum I love you very much and thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press.”
The Best TV Drama Series goes to Homeland. Duh…. Great show! “I want to thank everyone who watches the show. Thank you for giving us the opportunity”.
Tony Mendez, the man who inspired the story that is Argo introduces the film that is up for the Best Motion Picture award.
- Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham are presenting the award for Best Original Score. The Golden Globe goes to Michael Danna for Life of Pi. “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. I felt very blessed to be apart of Life of Pi. I want to share this award with my director, Ang Lee.”
The Original Song winner is Adele for Skyfall. “Oh my God. Oh my God. honestly I come out for a night out. I was not expecting this. Thank you so much for letting me be apart of your night.” See the moment below:
- Kiefer Sutherland and Jessica Alba are presenting the award for best Actor in a Mini-Series Drama to Kevin Costner for Hatfields and McCoys. He’s sharing his first experience at the Golden Globes, being a nobody and now he is where he is. Watch his heartfelt speech below:
- Bill Clinton is in the house. He is introducing Best Motion Picture nominee, Lincoln. What a natural speaker. Amy pipes in, “Oh my gosh. That was Hilary Clinton’s husband.”
- Highlight of the night!! Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig are up to present the Best Actress in a Movie Comedy or Musica to Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook:
“What does this say? I beat Meryl. I am so honoured to be apart of a film like this. Harvey, thank you for killing whoever you had to for me to be up here today.”
- John Krasinski and Kristen Bell present the Best Supporting Actor, TV Ed Harris wins for Game Change. Jamie Foxx then introduces Django Unchained.
- Jonah Hill and Megan Fox are up now. They are presenting the nominees for the Best Supporting Actress in Motion Picture. The Golden Globe goes to, Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables. “Blurg. Thanks for that word Tina. To the Hollywood Foreign press thank you so much for having me in this room with these extraordinary actors.”. She had a special thank you story for Sally Field.
- Amanda Seyfried and Robert Pattinson are up to present the Best Screenplay to Quinton Tarantino for Django Unchained. “Wow I wasn’t expecting this. This is a surprise. I have a couple groups to thank. One, my absolutely brilliant cast. The other group is my group of friends. They’re the ones as I’m writing, I’m reading. You guys don’t realise how important you are to my process. I don’t want your input, but when I read it to you I hear it through your ears. So thank you very much. This is a damn surprise and I’m happy to be surprised.”
- Jeremy Irons introduces Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
- Lucy Liu and Debra Messing are presenting the award for Best Actor in a TV Series: Comedy or Musical to Don Cheadel for House of Lies. “She didn’t really say my name but she said it anyway. I’m very proud of the show.”
- Stallone and Arnie are on stage to present the Best Foreign Film. The winner is Amour out of Austria. “I never thought I’d get an award in Hollywood from an Austrian. I thank my producers and of course my crew. You did the film. Above all I have to thank my lead actors. Without them would not be here. The base is for me and the crew but the globe is for the two fantastic actors.”
- Best Actress in a TV Drama goes to Claire Danes for Homeland. “Wow. I have to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for being so incredibly generous to me. I want to thank the four incredible women in this category who are just bad ass. I want to thank the writers of the show who didn’t buckle under the pressure of the first season. I admitted to everyone in the show that I was with child. They were all so supportive. I have to thank my son for joining me throughout the process and for fighting this war against terrorism.”
- Sacha Baron Cohen walks on stage with his whiskey presenting the award for the Best Animated Feature Film. The Golden Globe goes to Brave. “Holy cow. What an incredible company to be in. I’d like to congratulate all the other nominees. Being Brave is about being true to yourself and allowing your loved ones the same freedom”.
- Liev Schreiber introduces Life of Pi
- Best Actress in a TV Series: Comedy or Musical goes to Lena Dunham for Girls. “I thought I would be a cooler customer if this ever happened.” She thanked her fellow nominees, whom she ‘worships’. “This award is for every women who has ever thought there isn’t a space for her”.
- Amy and Tina are back… “Everyone’s getting loose now that we’re all losers.” “Lena we’re glad we got you through middle school *shlur*”.
-Robert Downey Jr. presents the Cecil B. Demille award to Jody Foster:
“Well for all of you SNL fans, I’m 50. I was going to bring my walker tonight. Robert, I want to thank you for your intro. Tonight I feel like the Pram queen. I share my most special memories with the crew. We made movies together. So while I’m being all confessional, I’m a little nervous now. Not as nervous as my publicist. I am single. I hope you’re not all disappointed that there wont be a coming out speech tonight. I have given everything up there from the time I was three years old. That’s enough reality isn’t it?”
- Halle Berry is presenting the Best Director award. Ben Affleck wins for Argo. “Thank you very much. I don’t care what the award is, when they put your name next to these ones she’s just read. They’re exceptional. I never thought I would be in this company. I want to thank the many who weren’t nominated. I want to thank my three kids and I want to thank my wife who is the reason I’m standing here today. You are my everything”
- Josh Brolin introduces Moonrise Kingdom.
- Best TV Series goes to Girls by HBO. Lena Dunham and her cast are up on stage to accept the award. “I was elected to speak for our team. I’m standing here with the best collaborators anyone could ever ask for. I want to thank our crew, who we love so much. HBO we are cultists, we are in love with you. The Hollywood Foreign Press. I promised myself I would thank Chad Low.”
- Christian Bale introduces Silver Linings Playbook.
- Jennifer Garner is up to present the Best Actor in a Lead… and the award goes to Hugh Jackman for Les Misérables. “Wow, thank you. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreigh Press. I have to say to the guy or girl who stole the wheels off my bike while I was auditioning for Les Misérables, all good. Thank you cast and crew. My wife, I’ve got to tell you she’s the best woman ever. Babe, if I forget anyone will you come and thank them for me?” He added, “Thank you for always being right.”
- Dustin Hoffman presents the award for the Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. The award goes to Les Misérables. We want to thank our reps. It was such a huge project and there are a lot of people to thank. This room has made some amazing movies and TV shows. I want to thank Tom Hooper. The amazing cast.”
- George Clooney is up. “I would like to congratulate Ben Affleck for his win” *giggle. He is up to present the Best Actress in a Motion Picture. The award goes to Jessica Chastaine for Zero Dark Thirty. “I’ve wanted to be an actress since I was a little girl. To be here now in this moment is a beautiful feeling.” She had some lovely words for director Kathryn Bigelow too, more on that shortly.
He is also presenting the award for Best Actor in a Lead: Drama. The award goes to Daniel Day-Lewis for his role in Lincoln. “Are you sure there’s room for another ex president on this stage? Sincerest thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this thing. To my fellow nominees, boys and girls, such beautiful performances and I’m very proud to be amongst you.”
Julia Roberts presents the Best Motion Picture, Drama to Argo. “I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for this. I want to thank all the folks at Warner Brothers. We want to thank Ben Affleck our fearless leader. I want to thank all the thousands of people working in our diplomatic services around the world. Thank you everybody, thank you very much.”
“We weren’t expecting this. I’d like to thank the Academy. All The cast.” There’s this awkward silence where the two winners aren’t sure what else to say so they just wrap it up
“Wow this is an incredible honour. Thank you to the Academy. Thank you to my crew and thank you so much to Martin Scorsese“.
As promised, here is the video from the red carpet premiere of The Hangover Part II, straight out of Berlin, Germany. I’m so in my element doing things like this. I was born for the red carpet events, live for the craft that goes into being entertaining and in the entertainment industry. #HappyTweet
Last night’s red carpet event was awesome. I can’t believe how quickly it went. I’ve been building that event up for almost three weeks now and just like that it was over. When the guys and girl arrived on the red carpet the crowds went mad, especially for Bradley Cooper. Ed Helms was a great sport, he gave me some good sound bytes, as did Ken Jeong and Jamie Chung. She is beautiful too! I’m sitting down with all of them tomorrow again in a more intimate and less noisy environment, so if you have any burning questions you want answered, holler. Love letters and virtual bras can be sent to the following email addi: JOKES!
So today I’ve spent most of the day editing the video and doing some other work. Being a Virgo, I strive for perfection and I’m pretty chuffed with what I’ve produced. I will share the video tomorrow morning. I then decided to get some fresh air, what with it being 27 degrees in Berlin today and all. So off I went to this cool sports store called Karstadt, where I had some goodies to buy for my little cousin. It took me an hour to walk there, but I strolled through the park, along the high street, past the Berlin Zoo and the little side walk cafes. I stumbled across a couple having a little lunch break in their car if you know what I mean, which was awkward turtle.com. I scurried off and upped my pace a bit. After that I saw some of other shops and I felt the need to go in and see what they had on offer. Needless to say the European summer fashion isn’t quite me, so my bank balance will remain in a happy, warm and fuzzy place for now.
I now find myself blogging, tweeting, checking FB and catching up on the latest entertainment news. Cheryl Cole has been sacked from X Factor America according to TMZ? Kim Kardashian‘s hubby-to-be blows 2million on an engagement ring? Look she’s amazeballs but seriously, 2 million? That’s just dumb! I also read an interesting article about the 15 most bicycle friendly cities in the world. Berlin is most certainly one of them with the amount of cyclists I saw today and big up to the Mother City for being on that list. Cape Town has had a good year thus far. Tripadvisor’s number 1 travel destination and now one of CNN’s most bike friendly cities. Nice and I trust capetonians and their bikes more then I do when they’re driving their cars! JOKES! Love you Cape Town.
So tomorrow is a big day. I’ll keep you posted with the interviews etc and don’t forget The Hangover Part II opens tomorrow. Click here for show times in SA.
So we arrived in Berlin at around 10:50 this morning. After clearing customs, I quickly made my way through to the Ritz-Carlton in Berlin, which is my home for the next three days. It’s awesome because it’s very close to the venue for tonight’s big premiere. It has been pushed back slightly because that little thing called the ash cloud has caused quite a big of commotion on this side. Berlin-Tegal airport was closed from 11 to 2pm. I’m not sure if it’s now open, but we’ll see later I guess. Above you’ll see some pictures so far. There will be loads more from tonight. Stay tuned, I’ll bring you those as soon as I have them ready.
So it’s with great delight that I can tell you I’m currently sitting in Istanbul on this Wednesday morning en route to Berlin, Germany. I’m traveling to the city exactly six months after my last trip, only this time I’ll be covering The Hangover Part II. The movie releases in SA this coming Friday, as well as other parts of the globe. Later on today I’ll be heading to the red carpet premiere and on Friday I’m sitting down with a few of the cast members to discuss the new offering. Stay tuned for more details on the movie, the big Berlin premiere and my experience in between. Right now, I’m bushed. Had a descent flight on board Turkish Airlines, but as fart as sleeping goes, that hasn’t happened. Next stop, Berlin Germany!