Overall, the show was solid, even though some of Gervais's jokes didn't have the timing that he needed. However, I am pleased with how most of the awards were handed out. For my predictions, check out my blog post from earlier today.
The big surprise for me is Avatar's win for Best Picture. It seems only James Cameron can have both a box office smash and an award winner. It makes me wonder if some of the bigger movies were nominated/won in a small way to boost ratings for these ratings starved shows.
Up in the Air was nominated for the most awards, but ended up only taking home Best Screenplay, which even they didn't think they deserved and were still waiting to hear Quentin's name to correct the error. I really thought Quentin was going to win it, and Up in the Air to be shut out. I was not far off.
I'm happily surprised I was wrong about Glee! I thought Modern Family, that critical darling, would be the one to take down 30 Rock and win the globe. While Glee is one of my favorite shows this year, it has been uneven. The baby storylines alone were huge detractors overall. But, Glee won out in the end and I'm glad this show is getting awards and ratings to keep it around! Let's just hope it doesn't jump the shark the way Ryan Murphy's other show (Nip/Tuck) has.
What did you guys think of the show and winners?
Here's the full winner's list:
Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical):
Best Actor in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical):
* Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Best Actress in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical):
* Toni Collette, "The United States of Tara"
Best Television Series (Drama):
* "Mad Men"
Best Actress in a Television Series (Drama):
* Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Best Actor in a Television Series (Drama):
* Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Best Director for a Motion Picture:
* James Cameron, "Avatar"
Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture:
* Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air"
Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical):
* "The Hangover"
Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical):
* Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia"
Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical):
* Robert Downey Jr., "Sherlock Holmes"
Best Motion Picture (Drama):
Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama):
* Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"
Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama):
* Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:
* Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:
* Mo'Nique, "Precious"
Best Animated Movie:
Best Original Song in a Motion Picture
* "The Weary Kind (Theme from 'Crazy Heart')," "Crazy Heart"
Best Original Score for a Motion Picture
* Micahel Giacchino, "Up"
Best Miniseries or Made-for-Television Movie:
* "Grey Gardens"
Best Actor in a Miniseries/Made-for-Television Movie:
* Kevin Bacon, "Taking Chance"
Best Actress in a Miniseries/Made-for-Television Movie:
* Drew Barrymore, "Grey Gardens"
Best Supporting Actor (Television):
* John Lithgow, "Dexter"
Best Supporting Actress (Television):
* Chloe Sevigny, "Big Love"
Best Foreign-Language Film:
* "The White Ribbon"