If you thought Ricky Gervais was inappropriate at the Golden Globes last year, just wait — the British comedian is back for another round of offending the Hollywood elite this year, and we’ve got a feeling he’s looking to up the ante.
The Golden Globes are tonight, and it’s not just the Gervais gags that we’re tuning in for. We also want to see which movies are honored at one the film industry’s biggest nights of the year, of course! Will “The Artist” continue its not-so-silent domination of the awards season circuit? With two nominations to his name, can Ryan Gosling walk away with a Globe this year? We’ll find out the answers to those questions and more before the night’s over, so tune into our Golden Globes live blog to share in on what will surely be one of the most exciting Hollywood events of 2012!
10:58 p.m. And that’s all she wrote on the Golden Globes! A pretty tame Rickey Gervais, some predictable wins and a healthy dose of surprises as well. What did you think of this year’s show? Let us know in the comments and on Twitter!
10:55 p.m. With “Descendants” winning the Best Picture – Drama award, the Oscar race comes down to two lead contenders. Clooney versus Dejardin. “Descendants” versus “The Artist.” Who are you putting your money on?
10:48 p.m. No one can be upset about a George Clooney victory. Except maybe Michael Fassbender. He really gave his all to “Shame.” (What, everyone else has been making “members only” jokes!)
10:40 p.m. “The Artist” goes for three. Anyone annoyed by this should be pacified by a very cute dog doing tricks on stage, or else has no soul.
10:38 p.m. I want to make “You’re My Girl” T-shirts with Meryl’s face on ’em. Who’s in?
10:35 p.m. C’mon, Meryl. I love you, but you really didn’t see that coming? You’re Meryl Streep!
10:34 p.m. I’d pay to see a movie about Colin Firth punching armies of blind kittens, for what it’s worth.
10:25 p.m. “The Artist” continues its warpath with a Jean Dujardin win. Meanwhile, Mark Wahlberg sleeps through the presentation.
10:19 p.m. Or, for that matter, everything that was just said on stage in the past five minutes. But hey, congrats to “Modern Family” on the win!
10:16 p.m. Someone please translate what Banderas just said for me.
10:13 p.m. Scorsese winning Best Director for “Hugo” is, to me, a no brainer. An incredible about-face for a filmmaker so far into his career.
10:10 p.m. I’m not sure that RDJ ever fully recovered after that “I am Iron Man” revelation.
10:09 p.m. A wonderful speech from Mr. Freeman. And now, for something completely different: Madonna threatening to surrender her “virginity” to Ricky Gervais.
10:00 p.m. Also, all awards shows should feature Freeman’s “Shawshank” parole speech. It is truly the best.
9:58 p.m. All awards shows should feature Sidney Poitier and Helen Mirren presenting an award to Morgan Freeman. The world would be a better place.
9:49 p.m. If Octavia Spencer is this emotional now, I can’t wait to see her when she wins on Oscar night. (You know it’s going to happen!)
9:43 p.m. Heeeeeey! Welcome back to the game, Matt Le Blanc!
9:35 p.m. Big night for “Homeland.” Definitely deserved the series win, but Claire Danes earned her Globe even more. Carrie Mathison is one of the greatest characters on television right now, and looks to be for years to come. I repeat: tune in!
9:30 p.m. “If I’m still just like a virgin Ricky, then why don’t you come do something about it? I haven’t kissed a girl in a few years.” Madonna FTW.
9:28 p.m. If you missed it, Michelle Williams’ mother of an acceptance speech:
9:25 p.m. The murderous Constance wins for “American Horror Story,” which is awesome, considering this was — spoiler alert, but not for the reasons you think — Lange’s only shot to win for the character.
9:23 p.m. William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman should host the Globes next year. #justsaying
9:23 p.m. Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” gets awards love, but Woody himself is a no show. Apparently he does his speaking through Nicole Kidman these days. I wouldn’t mind having that option.
9:13 p.m. Spielberg claims a Globe with “Adventures of Tintin” winning Best Animated Feature Film. All credit goes to Snowy. (And maaaybe a little to Andy Serkis.)
9:08 p.m. The Imp, Tyrion Lannister. Peter Dinklage continues his awards sweep. It’s kind of amazing… if he’s winning so many awards now, it’s going to be absolutely ridiculous during the “Clash of Kings” and “Storm of Swords” seasons. (Dudes, read “A Song of Ice and Fire” if you haven’t yet. It’s out of control awesome.)
9:01 p.m. SETH ROGEN, ladies and gentlemen. Perhaps not the classiest man in Hollywood, but certainly one of the funniest/least appropriate.
8:58 p.m. Best Actor – TV Movie or Miniseries goes to Stringer Bell! It’s all in the game!
8:52 p.m. Harvey Weinstein’s nickname is “The Punisher,” apparently. He’d make for a very unique Frank Castle.
8:50 p.m. “I’m not French, I have no excuse,” Madonna says after winning her second-ever Golden Globe, this time for Best Original Song – Motion Picture for “W.E.”
8:46 p.m. “The Artist” wins Best Original Score – Motion Picture. The first of a few wins tonight, I suspect.
8:42 p.m. If you’re just tuning into the show, you can catch up on Ricky’s opening speech here:
8:39 p.m. “Homeland” takes home Best Drama Series – TV! Very, very, very well deserved. If you haven’t watched, and you’re a fan of “24” style action with a bit more brains (and I say that as a huge “24” fan), you need to tune in. Excellent show.
8:37 p.m. Good for you, Kelsey Grammar, but… over Bryan Cranston? Really? He is the danger!
8:35 p.m. Melissa McCarthy and Paula Patton, two of my favorite actresses from the past year, together on stage… and, sadly, kinda boring.
8:24 p.m. Kate Winslet, Award Magnet, wins Best TV Movie / Miniseries actress for “Mildred Pierce.” Well earned, as always.
8:21 p.m. “Downton Abbey” wins Globe for Best TV Movie / Miniseries. Good timing — I just started watching the show today! (Bates is the best.)
8:19 p.m. Rob Lowe + Julianne Moore – Functional Teleprompter = AWKWARD.
8:14 p.m. Doctor Ellie Sattler wins Best Actress TV – Comedy or Musical! (Yes, I will only be referring to actors by the names of their best characters. (That’s probably not totally true but gosh darn it I am going to try.))
8:10 p.m. Best Supporting Actor goes to Georg Von Trapp! The hills are alive at the Globes!
8:09 p.m. Gerard Butler, comedy… may not be your strong suit.
8:07 p.m. Ricky gets Johnny Depp to admit he hasn’t seen “The Tourist” yet. As far as I’m concerned, mission = accomplished.
8:05 p.m. Ricky might be onto something: Helen Mirren in a “Bridesmaids” sequel would be awesome.
8:02 p.m. “When the man who says yes to ’Norbit’ says no to you…” Never too early for Oscars digs.
8:01 p.m. “So, where was I?” Between that and a glass of who-knows-what in hand, looks like Ricky came prepared this year.
8:00 p.m. Show time!
7:55 p.m. Our red carpet live blog is about to wrap up, and you can head over to Hollywood Crush for all the highlights. My favorite observation from MTV’s own Kara Warner: “Haywire” costars Antonio Banderas and Michael Fassbender apparently enjoyed a nice bromantic embrace on the carpet. Would’ve loved to see that!
7:53 p.m. Just a few minutes until show time. Place your bets now for who you think Gervais’ first victim will be!
Tell us what you think of this year’s Golden Globes in the comments section and on Twitter!