I just painted my nails, which was clearly a smart thing to do before lots of typing. But we’ll get underway shortly . . .
8:00: Here we go! Tina and Amy are delightful, of course. They’re already both meaner and funnier than Ricky Gervais ever was, SO. This is amazing.
8:09: Supporting Actor in a Movie goes to Christoph Waltz. Do you want me to list all the winners or just the book-related ones? Opinions?
8:11: I think we’re alternating TV and movie awards, for the moment anyway. TV/miniseries supporting actress goes to Maggie Smith! (No, Downton Abbey is not actually based on a book. But yay Dowager Countess!)
8:17: Ooh, best miniseries or TV movie! Please be The Hour . . . nope, Game Change, based on the book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. The authors are thanked in the speech. Nice job. And Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries goes to Julianne Moore for Game Change.
8:23: Catherine Zeta-Jones introed clips from Les Mis by singing “Do You Hear the People Sing?” . . . but to the tune of “The First Noel.” So. That happened.
8:30: All these clip sequences from the Best Picture nominees are making me remember that I meant to see the movies, so . . . good job?
8:32: Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama goes to Damian Lewis, for Homeland. VERY DESERVEDLY. Now something went totally wrong with the intro to the next award, but it’s Best TV Series – Drama and it goes to Homeland. Yay!
8:42: Oh hey, the real Tony Mendez is here introducing Argo! Awesome. I know I keep saying this, but I liked Argo SO MUCH. And I love that they thought to put that Golden Globes line in with the clips.
8:45: Best Original Score goes to Life of Pi! The bit they played was pretty. I suppose I have to see that movie, huh? I can’t get past the tiger, apparently. I’m sure it’s good!
8:47: And Best Original Song to Adele for “Skyfall”! She seems genuinely shocked. I think.
8:55: Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries goes to Kevin Costner for Hatfields & McCoys.
8:58: BILL CLINTON!!!!!!!!!!
8:59: Oh, he’s introducing Lincoln. Awesome.
9:02: And Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical goes to Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook! Wow. She’s having a great week. Good for her.
9:12: Supporting Actor in a TV Anything goes to Ed Harris for Game Change. Mandy Patinkin was robbed.
9:16: Supporting Actress in a Movie to Anne Hathaway for Les Mis. She seems a little more surprised than I would have expected. She’s naming her co-nominees, which is always nice. Her whole speech is quite good.
9:23: Best Screenplay is not divided into original and adapted here. It goes to Tarantino for Django Unchained.
9:26: They just introed Salmon Fishing in the Yemen so I thought to check – yup, based on a novel!
9:28: Don Cheadle just won Actor in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical while I was looking that up. For House of Lies.
9:35: Surprising no one, Amour takes the foreign film award.
9:35: Nathan Fillion and Lea Michele give the Best Actress in a TV Drama award to Claire Danes! Yay.
9:45: I am not a Sacha Baron Cohen fan. Oh, he’s giving Animated Film to Brave.
9:51: Best Actress in a TV Comedy goes to Lena Dunham for Girls. She’s quite overcome. Aww. So happy for her.
10:00: Robert Downey, Jr. gives a lifetime achievement award to Jodie Foster. I just perused IMDb and discovered that the only movie of hers I have ever seen is Anna and the King. Huh.
10:17: Ben Affleck wins Best Director for Argo! Take that, Oscars!
10:22: Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical goes to Girls! Not a surprise after Dunham’s other win.
10:31: Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical goes to Hugh Jackman for Les Mis! Related: I did not know Hyde Park on Hudson was a comedy.
10:41: Best Comedy or Musical goes to Les Miserables! Saddest comedy ever! No, I know it’s a musical.
10:48: Actress in a Drama to Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty! I love the color of her dress but the cut is . . . unfortunate.
10:51: And unsurprisingly, Actor in a Drama goes to Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln. He’s making Olympics jokes! Hee!
10:58: Last award of the night: Best Motion Picture – Drama to ARGO!!!!!!! I am shocked and delighted.