BEVERLY HILLS - There was a roar of cheers when Steve McQueen entered the FOX/Fox Searchlight Golden Globes party Sunday night. I know because I was standing right behind McQueen and his cast as they tried to walk into the packed Globes after party. The "12 Years a Slave" win for Best Picture - Drama and the surprising wins for FOX's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Andy Samberg in the TV Series - Comedy or Musical categories made it (initially) the place to be.
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Typically it's easy enough to gauge where the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is going to lean. It's a small enough group and there are enough of their whisperers out there that usually long before the show, more or less, everyone has a pretty good idea. But this year things were all over the place and the younger members of the group exemplify some shifting tastes. So we ended up with a love-spreading evening that dotted all the t's and crossed all the i's.
Golden Globes corrects its "Breaking Bad" omission, and surprisingly gives "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 2 awards
The awards show that prides itself on jumping on the bandwagon of new shows finally recognized "Breaking Bad" for the first time, with wins for best drama and for best TV drama actor. Still, the awards to "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and Andy Samberg were part of the Globes' tradition of honoring newbies. PLUS: Jacqueline Bisset explains her bizarre speech, Mia Farrow switched over to "Girls" before the Woody Allen tribute, and what was up with that bizarre Bing ad?
E! apologizes for calling Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's diagnosis a "Fun Fact"
Said the cable network: "We regret the insensitive classification of Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's diagnosis during our Eonline (sic) live stream. We understand the serious nature of the disease and sincerely apologize." PLUS: Elisabeth Moss flashed her middle finger during E! Mani-Cam.
Amy Poehler wins her first Golden Globe
The "Parks and Rec" star was flummoxed, especially after making out with Bono. PLUS: Poehler played Tina Fey's son Randy, and watch Fey and Poehler's Globes opener.
Watch the "Game of Thrones" Season 4 trailer
"There's only one hell: the one we live in now."
Roger Ebert -- the cartoon?
Ebert's widow, Chaz, says an Ebert animated series is in the works, but she wouldn't reveal anything more. "We're working on an Ebert animated series," she says. "We are actually in active talks with someone about this now, and they asked that we not really say any more about it. Just an Ebert animated series."
"Ten Commandments" attracts directors Michael Cera, Wes Craven, Lee Daniels, Gus Van Sant
Jim Sheridan will also direct the WGN America event series.
HBO putting Sunday's "Girls" episode on YouTube
The first two episodes of the season will be available Monday morning.
After a death-a-riffic third season, I had high (albeit ridiculous) hopes that "Downton Abbey" might err toward the side of fluffiness and light this time around. I know, I know; as a soap in period dress, the show thrives on domestic trauma and Big Moments. I guess I've just grown so attached to these characters (yes, even Thomas) that I wish they'd all get a little vacation from the non-stop sads. At first, it seemed that things might be looking up, too.
Mary had ditched the all-black wardrobe for some lovely lavender threads (though she looks fab in black; I guess she's a winter), Edith is still happy in love, and below deck everyone was in fine fettle except Moseley, who's never happy anyway. This week, Robert and Cora had thrown open the doors to an assortment of love interests for Mary, and all was well. For a minute. We'll pause here so that anyone who didn't see the episode but is debating about reading further can realize, mmm, bad idea.
"Girls" is back for a third season, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as I distribute a zine of provocative cartoons...
"Shameless" is back for another season, and I have a quick review of the premiere coming up just as soon as we can afford pulp...
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out wins for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night. "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" were the big winners in the Best Picture ranks, while "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" took major prizes as well.
Check out the full list of nominees and winners below, and remember to keep track of the season via The Circuit.
The only way I can deal with the time that elapses between seasons for "Game Of Thrones" is to forget the show exists completely. While I think many modern television shows have gotten scientifically precise about dropping cliffhangers on audiences from week to week, there is something about "Game Of Thrones" which sinks the hooks in just that little bit deeper, and season three was a fantastic example of that.
HBO took advantage of all the eyes locked on the Golden Globes tonight to roll out the first full trailer for season four of their most exciting series, and it certainly looks like this coming year is going to be full of monumental events.
More than anything at this point, I'm dying to see how David Benioff and D.B. Weiss handle the adaptation moving forward. While I wouldn't call anything about wrestling "A Song Of Ice and Fire" onto the screen "easy," I think the first three books offer a fairly solid dramatic spine, and while there were hard choices they had to make for each season, it still seemed like the basic starting place was a good one.
This year, certain fashion trends made themselves apparent on the red carpet of the 2014 Golden Globes. Minimal make-up, nude color schemes, strong eyebrows and blinding brights were just a few. The problem is, of course, what a stylist says is "on-trend" may look fine on the runway and like crap on a mere mortal. There were a lot of near misses on the carpet this season. Let's hope that some of these trends don't bleed through to your next formal event, lest you feel the need to hold down a friend and force her to wear lip gloss. It could get ugly. I'm just warning you.
Welcome to the 71st Golden Globe Awards live-blog!
Wait. That sounds wrong. This is probably only my third or fourth Golden Globe live-blog.
At HitFix, we've already made our full predictions. I did the TV guesses and they're all pretty ludicrous. That's why we like the Globes. Anything can happen. Thanks, alcohol!
Follow along for all of the excitement. And sound off in the comments. I'll chatter down there as well.
Click through and brace for The Poehler Vortex.
Like everybody else ever, I love Jennifer Lawrence. Not only is she an amazing actress, she's been impeccable on the red carpet since before most of us knew who the hell she was ("Winter's Bone" fans, go ahead and be smug). But tonight at the Golden Globes, I have questions. What do you think of her dress?