Adele to perform at the Oscars

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Last year Adele cleaned up at the Grammys for her album 21. It’s an amazing album and so well deserving off all the success it has enjoyed. So last weekend Adele added another little statue to her collection, that being a Golden Globe for her song Skyfall. This was her first appearance on the red carpet and awards show since the birth of her son (Angelo seems to be his name). I recall her saying she was just out on a girls night and not expecting to win an award. It was yet another great moment for the star who remarked, “Thank you so much for letting me be apart of your night”.

Well the song has been nominated for an Academy Award® too. She’s clearly the favourite to win in the Original Song category come the 24th of February. It gets better. In celebration of fifty years of Bond and the franchise, it has just been announced by the Academy that she will be performing at this year’s awards. This will be her first television performance since last year’s Grammys®.

On the news, the star said “It’s an honour to be nominated and terrifyingly wonderful to be singing in front of people who have captured my imagination over and over again,” said Adele. “It’s something I’ve never experienced and probably only ever will once!”

The producers for the 85th Academy Awards® said,”We have enormous respect for Adele’s unique artistry as a songwriter and a singer,” said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “She is currently one of the most successful recording artists in the world, and we believe that her performance of ‘Skyfall’ will be an exciting Oscar moment for audiences watching at the Dolby Theatre™ and on television screens around the world.”

The awards take place on the 24th of February. I’ll sadly be on this side of the globe again, so I’ll be up blogging and tweeting through the night. More on the Oscars to come soon.

 

2013 Golden Globes winners

Here is a full list of this year’s Golden Globes winners. Homeland, Django Unchained, Game Change all scored big at the awards.

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama:

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

 

Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie:

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

 

TV Movie or Miniseries:

Game Change

 

Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

Julianne Moore, Game Change

 

Actor in a TV Series, Drama:

Damian Lewis, Homeland

 

TV Series, Drama: Homeland

Original Score, Motion Picture:

Mychael Danna, Life of Pi

Original Song, Motion Picture:

“Skyfall,” Skyfall, Adele & Paul Epworth

Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

 

Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy:

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie:

Ed Harris, Game Change

Supporting Actress, Motion Picture:

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture:

Quentin Taratino, Django Unchained

 

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy:

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

 

Best Foreign-Language Film:

Amour (Austria)

 

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama:

Claire Danes, Homeland

Animated Feature Film:

Brave

 

Actress in a TV Series, Comedy:

Lena Dunham, Girls

 

Cecil B. DeMille Award:

Jodie Foster

 

Director, Motion Picture: Ben Affleck, Argo

TV Series, Comedy or Musical:

Girls

Actor, Comedy or Musical:

Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical:

Les Misérables

Actress in Motion Picture, Drama:

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Actor in Motion Picture, Drama:

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

 

Motion Picture, Drama:

Argo

2013 Golden Globes live blog

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The 70th Annual Golden Globes are live. Tonight’s hosts are Tina Fey and Amy Poehler… Hopefully this will be fun.

“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”.

Dennis Quaid and Kerry Washingston are presenting the award for Supporting Actress in a TV Series, which went to Maggie Smith for her role in Downton Abbey. She wasn’t able to be at the awards.

– 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.”

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– 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.”

Golden Globes 2013 red carpet

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I’m up and at it and getting ready for the 70th Golden Globes Awards. I’m currently watching the E! Entertainment Live from the Red Carpet special with Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic. So far I’ve seen the lovely Adele looking great in Burberry. Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Julianne Moore were all looking pretty too.

Kate Hudson went black because she “decided to go for comfort”. She is presenting the Best Supporting Actor Award tonight. Stacey Kiebler is wearing Armani Privé “fresh off the plane from Paris”. It’s nice to see that despite the rumours, her and George Clooney are still going strong. And while they’re going strong, stars such as Jennifer Lawrence and Taylor Swift walked the red carpet alone after they both announced their ‘freedom’ last week. I haven’t seen Taylor, but single is working for Silver Linings Playbook actress.

Sofia Vergara always turns heads on the red carpet, and once again she’s looking great. We’re used to seeing her wearing colour on the carpet, but tonight she decided to go with a black number because she loved it. Denzel Washington brought his daughter along tonight. He is nominated in the Lead Actor category. What a cool cat, looking suave in his suit as is Leonardo DiCaprio.

Almost show time…

Catch the Golden Globes live on M-Net Movies Premiere this Monday

Awards season is just about ready to go. The Golden Globes kick things off this Sunday/ Monday (depending on where you are in the world). Also, the Oscar nominations will be revealed this coming Thursday at 5am local time. The announcement will be made by Gangster Squad star, Emma Stone and actor Seth MacFarlane. I’ll bring you more on that on Thursday.

As far as the Globes go, I’m going to attempt to stay up, as I’ve done before to catch it live, but for you normal beings, you can catch the repeat on M-Net on Monday evening at 20:30.

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2012 Golden Globes- The Descendants wins Best Motion Pictures

Harrison Ford presented the award for the Best Motion Picture at this year’s Golden Globes. The award goes to The Descendants.

“We would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. We had an extraordinary ensemble cast. Besides from giving a career changing performance, he was so giving of his time. I just wanted to say how much we admire you and how proud we are of you.”

We salute our fellow nominees. A big thanks to the casting crew and to the people who helped us out in Hawaii. It was a beautiful opportunity.”

2012 Golden Globes- George Clooney, The Descendants

Natalie Portman presented George Clooney with the Golden Globe for Best Actor, Drama for his role in The Descendants.

“Wow, well it’s a funny thing. It’s an evening where you catch up with old friends. It’s nice to see Brad and to not only tell him that he’s doing great work in two films but also all the other great work he’s doing in the world. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press, to Fox Searchlight. I thank you very much for this.”