Oscars 2010: Avatar’s Sigourney Weaver promotes the 82nd Academy Awards

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Academy Award nominated actress and star of best picture nominee “Avatar,” and producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic were busy promoting the 82nd Academy Awards for a satellite tour held today at HD Vision in Studio City, CA.

The 82nd Academy Awards kick of Sunday March 7th live from Hollywood at 5.00pm PST. Join me “Under the Goodyear Blimp” where I’ll be reporting on the winners as they happen.

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Oscars 2010: winners and wish list guide

It’s the week of the 82nd Academy Awards and guessing, predicting, wishing and knowing who will bag that career changing gold statuette is forever keeping us entertainment folks busy in Hollywood. If you believe that you probably also believe that the Oscars is a fair race. Wish lists and predictions are often completely different animals when it comes to Academy Award winners. Much of it is spin of course; for instance, pitting The Hurt Locker and Avatar as a 21st century battle between David and Goliath.
I don’t know what is with the Academy Awards but whenever a Brit is nominated the competition turns into a nationalist Olympic fight and I will be the first to admit that sometimes these biases get in the way of solid reporting. But as this falls into the wish list category then I am saved.
The following are my predictions and wish list  winners of this years main awards:
Best Picture:
Winner: Avatar
Wish: District 9
Actor in a Leading Role:

Winner: Jeff Bridges “Crazy Heart”
Wish: Colin Firth “A Single Man”

Actor in a Supporting Role:

Winner: Christopher Waltz “Inglourious Basterds”
Wish: Christopher Waltz “Inglourious Basterds”

Actress in a Leading Role:
Winner: Sandra Bullock “The Blind Side”
Wish: Sandra Bullock “The Blind Side”

Actress in a Supporting Role:
Winner: Mo’Nique “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Wish: Vera Farmiga “Up in the Air”

Directing:
Winner: Kathryn Bigelow “The Hurt Locker”
Wish: Kathryn Bigelow “The Hurt Locker”

Writing (Adapted Screenplay):
Winner: “Up in the Air”, Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner
Wish: “District 9”, Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell“

Writing (Original Screenplay):
Winner: “The Hurt Locker”, Written by Mark Boal“
Wish: Inglourious Basterds”, Written by Quentin Tarantino

Animated Feature Film:

Winner: “Up” Peter Docter

Wish: “Up” Peter Docter

Documentary (Feature):
Winner: “The Cove”, Louie Pshihoyos
Wish: “The Cove”, Louie Pshihoyos and “Food, Inc.”, Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein

Foreign Language Film:
Winner: The White Ribbon – Germany
Wish: The White Ribbon – Germany

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It’s all white at Vanity Fair

The first thing I noticed about Annie Leibovitz Vanity Fair image is how skinny the actresses have been made to look by the retouchers. Sorry, but gangly legs and half starved looks just aren’t attractive. Stop messing with Photoshop.

The second thing I noticed was the omission of Avatar’s Zoe Saldana. Judging by all the buzz she’s attracted you’d think she would be sitting in the Vanity Fair shoot. Would Zoe have ruined the uniform milky white skins and golden locks? The first reason that comes to mind for Vanity Fair’s snub is the reason all of you are thinking.

Oscars 2010: this years nominations

The Academy Award nominations are in.

Actress in a supporting role Mo’Nique in Precious
Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air 
Penélope Cruz in Nine 
Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Crazy Heart

Actor in a supporting role Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
Christopher Plummer in The Last Station
Matt Damon in Invictus
Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones 
Woody Harrelson in The Messenger

Actress in a leading role Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia 
Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side
Helen Mirren in The Last Station
Gabourey Sidibe in Precious
Carey Mulligan in An Education

Actor in a leading role Morgan Freeman in Invictus
Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart
George Clooney in Up in the Air
Colin Firth in A Single Man
Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker

Animated feature film Up (Pete Docter and Bob Peterson)
The Princess and the Frog (Ron Clements and John Musker)
Coraline (Henry Selick)
Fantastic Mr Fox (Wes Anderson)
The Secret of Kells (Tomm Moore)

Foreign language film Ajami (Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani, Israel)
A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, France)
The Secret of Her Eyes (Juan Jose Campanella, Argentina)
The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, Germany)
The Milk of Sorrow (Claudia Llosa, Peru)

Directing Avatar (James Cameron)
The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
Up in the Air (Jason Reitman)
Precious, (Lee Daniels)

Writing (adapted screenplay) District 9 (Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell)
An Education (Nick Hornby)
Precious (Geoffrey Fletcher)
Up in the Air (Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner)
In the Loop (Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche)

Writing (original screenplay) The Hurt Locker (Mark Boal)
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
A Serious Man (Joel and Ethan Coen)
Up (Pete Docter and Bob Petersen)
The Messenger (Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman)

Best picture Avatar (James Cameron and Jon Landau, producers)
District 9 (Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, producers)
An Education (Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, producers)
The Hurt Locker (nominees to be determined)
Inglourious Basterds (Lawrence Bender, producer)
Precious (Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, producers)
A Serious Man (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, producers)
Up in the Air (Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, producers)
The Blind Side (nominees to be determined)
Up (Jonas Rivera, producer)

Art direction Avatar (art direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; set decoration: Kim Sinclair)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (art direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro; set decoration: Caroline Smith)
Nine (art direction: John Myhre; set decoration: Gordon Sim)
Sherlock Holmes (art direction: Sarah Greenwood; set decoration: Katie Spencer)
The Young Victoria (art direction: Patrice Vermette; set decoration: Maggie Gray)

Cinematography Avatar (Mauro Fiore)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Bruno Delbonnel)
The Hurt Locker (Barry Ackroyd)
Inglourious Basterds (Robert Richardson)
The White Ribbon (Christian Berger)

Costume design Bright Star (Janet Patterson)
Coco Before Chanel (Catherine Leterrier)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Monique Prudhomme)
Nine (Colleen Atwood)
The Young Victoria (Sandy Powell)

Documentary (feature) Burma VJ (Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller)
The Cove (nominees to be determined)
Food, Inc (Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein)
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith)
Which Way Home (Rebecca Cammisa)

Documentary (short subject) China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province (Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill)
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner (Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher)
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert)
Music by Prudence (Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett)
Rabbit à la Berlin (Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra)

Film editing Avatar (Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron)
District 9 (Julian Clarke)
The Hurt Locker (Bob Murawski and Chris Innis)
Inglourious Basterds (Sally Menke)
Precious (Joe Klotz)

Makeup Il Divo (Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano)
The Young Victoria (Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore)
Star Trek (Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow)

Music (original score) Avatar (James Horner)
Fantastic Mr Fox (Alexandre Desplat)
Up (Michael Giacchino)
The Hurt Locker (Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders)
Sherlock Holmes (Hans Zimmer)

Music (original song) Almost There, from The Princess and the Frog by Randy Newman
Down in New Orleans, from The Princess and the Frog by Randy Newman
Loin de Paname, from Paris 36 by Reinhardt Wagner and Frank Thomas
Take it All, from Nine by Maury Yeston
The Weary Kind, from Crazy Heart by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Short film (animated) French Roast (Fabrice O Joubert)
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty (Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell)
Logoramam (Nicolas Schmerkin)
The Lady and the Reaper (Javier Recio Gracia)
A Matter of Loaf and Death (Nick Park)

Short film (live action) The Door (Juanita Wilson and James Flynn)
Instead of Abracadabra (Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellström)
Kavi (Gregg Helvey)
Miracle Fish (Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey)
The New Tenants (Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson)

Sound editing Avatar (Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle)
The Hurt Locker (Paul NJ Ottosson)
Inglourious Basterds (Wylie Stateman)
Star Trek (Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin)
Up (Michael Silvers and Tom Myers)

Sound mixing Avatar (Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson)
The Hurt Locker (Paul NJ Ottosson and Ray Beckett)
Inglourious Basterds (Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano)
Star Trek (Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson and Peter J Devlin)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Greg P Russell, Gary Summers and Geoffrey Patterson)

Visual effects Avatar (Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R Jones)
District 9 (Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken)
Star Trek (Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh and Burt Dalton)

Guardian.co.uk

Golden Globe Award Winners: Avatar

Twitter uploads on The Inside Hollywood Examiner.

That’s all folks and apart from the usual self love and adoration fest, it was a pretty good night for movies. See you at the Oscars.

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Ricky Gervais wraps it up: “Peace on earth….”
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The Cast and Crew are on the stage. “Thank you for believing in blue people.” James Cameron: “This is the best job in the world.”
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Julia Roberts presents Best Motion Picture, Drama: Winner: Avatar.
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Julia Roberts “If you want attention sit next to Paul McCartney, I’ve never had so many text messages.
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Still in 2010 the best actor awards are at the end. Are they still more important than the women? I guess in $$$ they still are.
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Jeff Bridges receives standing ovation: “I want to thank my stand in.”
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Kate Winslet presents Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Winner: Jeff Bridges for ‘Crazy Heart.’
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Sally Hawkins presents Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy: Winner: Robert Downey Jr. for Sherlock Holmes
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Robert Downey Jr. “I would like to thank the Hollywood Press because they are a strange bunch.”
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Sandra Bullock: “Thank you Foreign Press, you let me step over to the other side.”
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I love Sandra Bullock! Congratulations girl!
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Mickey Rourke presents Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Winner: Sandra Bullock for ‘The Blind Side’
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Ricky Gervais presents Mickey Rourke
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Really Arnold? Should you be joking about the state of the budget?
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Arnold Schwarzenegger presents Best Motion Picture, Drama nomination ‘Avatar’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeh2KILn7O4
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Wow? Really. I thought this movie was THE most sexist movie in decades and here we have a convicted rapist on stage.
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Reese Witherspoon presents Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Winner: ‘The Hangover.’
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The cast of The Hangover present Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical nominee ‘The Hangover’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB0pGnzsAZI
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But I have to admit that Avatar blew my mind. Good job.
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Kiefer Sutherland presents Best Television Series -Comedy or Musical: Winner: ‘Glee.’
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James Cameron says he expected Kathryn to win. Well I hope director Kathryn Bigelow wins the Oscar.
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Mel Gibson presentsBest Director – Motion Picture: Winner: James Cameron for Avatar.
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Ricky Gervais is having a beer or two. “I like a drink as much as the next man unless the next man is Mel Gibson.
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Jodie Foster presents Best Motion Picture, Drama nomination: ‘The Hurt Locker’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GxSDZc8etg
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I could listen to Martin Scorese all day. What an amazing film teacher. He always reminds me of film school in London and of great auteurs.
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Martin Scorsese mentions his fellow auteurs from the past. He thanks DeMille for making big movies. “He helped create the narrative” of film
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Martin Scorsese: Thanks the Hollywood Foreign Press for film preservation, including his favorite film ‘The Red Shoes.’
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Martin Scorsese gets a standing ovation.
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Leonardo Dicaprio: “A master filmmaker” he says of Marty.
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Robert Deniro: “We are like an old married couple,” he says of Marty.
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Leonardo Dicaprio and Robert Deniro present the Cecil B. Demille Award to Martin Scorsese. http://www.scorsesefilms.com/
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Christoph Waltz “Quentin made a big bang of a movie.”
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Halle Berry presents Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Winner: Christoph Waltz for ‘Inglourious Basterds’
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Ricky Gervais presents Halle Berry who wears the best dress of the night.
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Best Supporting Actress in a Series: Winner: Chloe Sevigny for ‘Big Love’
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Taylor Lautner presents Best Motion Picture nominee, Drama: ‘500 Days of Summer’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsD0NpFSADM
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Amy Poehler and Zachary Levi present Best Television Series, Drama: Winner: ‘Mad Men’
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Sophia Loren presents Best Foreign Language Film: Winner: ‘The White Ribbon’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUj9gDtA9HQ
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Samuel L. Jackson introduces Sophia Loren and star of ‘Nine’ to a standing ovation. She looks amazing.
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Samuel L. Jackson presents Best Motion Picture, Drama nomination: ‘Inglourious Basterds’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sQhTVz5IjQ
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Seems a bit weird to thank mum and dad and to love everyone and then to mention about thousands dying in Haiti -but that’s Hollywood…:)
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And finally, a mention of Haiti by name…
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Jennifer Gardner and Ashton Kutcher present Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical: Alec Baldwin ’30 Rock.’
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Jennifer Anniston and Gerald Butler present Best Screenplay Motion Picture: Winner: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for “Up in The Air”
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Ricky Gervais presents the writing category. “It’s not the words you say but how you look when you are saying them.”
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Cameron Diaz presents Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical nomination: ‘It’s Complicated’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt-l1liNjk0
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Ricky Gervais is certainly not as funny as I’d hoped.
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There is so much love in the room that I’m going to vomit.
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No one has mentioned Haiti by name. Stuff has been mentioned about “what is going on in the world” but no mention of Haiti.
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Drew Barrymoore: “I’ve been in this room since I was 7 years.” “I thank everyone in this room because this is my family.”
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Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture: Winner: Drew Barrymoore for ‘Grey Gardens’
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Kevin Bacon: “Let’s take of each other. Peace.”
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Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana from Avatar present Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture: Winner: Kevin Bacon for ‘Taking Chance’
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Helen Mirren presents Best Motion Picture, Drama nom ‘Precious: Based on the Novel Push http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5FYahzVU44
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“this year I got to play one of the most beloved women in America, Julia Childs and play homage to my own mother.”
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Meryl Streep wants to change her name to T-Bone Streep. She is prompted to say: she loves Nora…
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Ricky Gervais introduces Colin Farrell presents Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy: Winner: Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia.
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Four time Golden Globe winner, Tom Hanks presents Best Motion Picture nomination: ‘Julie & Julia’ http://bit.ly/9Fwtw
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“Thank you for saying YES because it’s much easier to say NO in this town.”
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Cast and Crew of ‘Grey Gardens’ take the stage at the Golden Globe Awards
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Amy Adams and Josh Brolin present Best Mini Series or TV Movie: Winner: ‘Grey Gardens’ from HBO staring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange
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Best Original Score: Winner: Michael Giacchino for ‘Up’
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Cher and Christina Aguilera who are shamelessly promoting “Burlesque” present Best Original Song: Winner: Ryan Bingham for ‘Crazy Heart’
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Ricky Gervais has a dig at Paul McCartney’s expensive divorce last year.
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Harrison Ford presents Best Motion Film “Up in the Air” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m-Da8Tz4_E
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Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Winner: Julianna Margulies’The Good Wife’
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Two wins for ‘Dexter’
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Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama: Winner: Michael C. Hall who is obviously having a bad hair day-he’s wearing a woolly hat.
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Felicity Huffman from ‘Desperate Housewives’ introduces the President of the Foreign Press Association, Philip Burke
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“One thing that can’t be bought is a Golden Globe, officially.” Ricky Gervais
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Ricky Gervais “worthy winners and not so worthy winners.”
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Kate Hudson star of ‘Nine’ showcases best musical nomination ‘Nine’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_5_lzags3I
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Best Animated Feature Film: Winner: ‘Up’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN4HJKd_efM
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Paul McCartney presents Best Animation Feature Film “animation is not just for children but for adults who take drugs.”
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John Lithgow’s second Golden Globe win after Third Rock the Sun.
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Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion PictureMade for Television: Winner: John Lithgow
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Best Actress in a Television Series: Winner: Toni Collette’United States of Tara’
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Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama:Mo’Nique ‘Precious: Based on the Novel Push http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5FYahzVU44
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Nicole Kidman, star of ‘Nine’ mentions ‘Hope For Haiti’ telecast next Friday. The nominations are in:
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“Let’s get on with it before NBC replaces me with Jay Leno” Ricky Gervais
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What would life be with out actors -Ricky Gervais wonders.
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Ricky Gervais presents the Golden Globes and has a dig about The Office.
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Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood – http://tinyurl.com/ydt5pzj
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Julia Roberts arrives on the red carpet. She is nominated for role in ‘Duplicity’ Julia Roberts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35PULLMQLi0
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Paul McCartney arrives on the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the Golden Globe Awards. http://www.goldenglobes.org/timetable/
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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban arrive on the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood.
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Mariah Carey shows it all on the red carpet. She’s nominated for her role in Precious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5FYahzVU44
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Celebrities are wearing red ribbons. Urgent help for Haiti. Read: Artists For Peace and Justice: http://www.artistsforpeaceandjustice.com/
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Penelope Cruz says “I hold my own umbrella.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_5_lzags3I
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Chloe Sevigny arrives on the red carpet. She is nominated for her role in “Big Love”
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It’s still pouring with rain in Hollywood and the umbrellas are THE fashion accessary.
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Marion Cotillard says she’s always dreamt about starring in a Hollywood musical. “Nine” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_5_lzags3I
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http://www.theupintheairmovie.com/ George Clooney arrives on the red carpet at The Golden Globe Awards
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Vera Farmiga says it’s hard not to have charisma with Up In The Air co-star George Clooney: http://www.theupintheairmovie.com/
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Sandra Bullock donates $1 Million dollars to Haiti disaster relief
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Sandra Bullock on the red carpet at the Golden Globes says she was unsure about her role in The Blind Side.”http://www.theblindsidemovie.com
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http://bit.ly/7EAke6 Ginger Twitting and Blogging for The Examiner – 67th Golden Globe Awards. 5pm PST.
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http://www.goldenglobes.org/ “The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards” Live telecast on NBC at 5 PM PST and 8 PM EST
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