Alicia Keys presents the clip for Black Swan. Another great one. Creepy and beautiful. I hope Natalie Portman wins for acting this.
Halle Berry presenting nominees for actor in a motion picture comedy or musical. Johnny Depp is nominated twice, once for Alice in Wonderland and for The Tourist... so he'll either win by odds or lose twice. Others are Kevin Spacey, Paul Giamatti and Jake Gyllenhaal. Not the strongest of categories. Giamatti wins and gives a funny speech because he is a funny man, and he's not drinking any freaking Merlot!!! His film was Barney's Version, which I believe is on the film festival circuit right now.
Side note: Barney's Version is the movie that caused Rachelle LeFevre to lose her Twilight role as Victoria. She overbooked and wouldn't be finished with Barney's Version in time to do Eclipse rehearsals... aka Summit (which has money now) gave it to Ron Howard's redheaded daughter, Bryce Howard. I think, based on ratings and the quality of material, LeFevre is the one laughing now.
The Inception supporting dude is here to present the clip for Inception, which still awes and amuses me.
Jeff Bridges (last year's best actor in a film drama) presenting award for Actress in a Motion Picture Drama. Nominees are Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, and Michelle Williams. Globe goes to Natalie Portman for Black Swan, which is awesome... because she played a real ballet dancer, lesbian and psychopath ALL IN ONE MOVIE. Her speech is excellent. Not only does she talk about getting knocked up by her choreographer, but she refers to her costar as Mila "sweet lilps" Kunis......
Tim Allen and Tom Hanks presenting for best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, AKA the weakest category of the night... not for lack of choices. They just *really* don't like Jonah Hill (Cyrus, Get Him to the Greek), high school comedies (Easy A) or too much gaymance (I love you, phillip morris... Kids Are All Right took up the gay token bid) Nominees are Alice and Wonderland, Burlesque, The Kids Are All Right, Red, The Tourist. Kids Are All Right wins. The highlight of that award was the awesomeness of having both Tim Allen and Tom Hanks on stage, reminding everyone that Gervais is blowing this big time.
Sandra Bullock presenting award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. Nominees are Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, James Franco, Mark Wahlberg and Ryan Gosling. Colin Firth wins for The King's Speech. I guess I'm a little surprised because I was considering the momentum of Social Network. I'm delightfully surprised, especially considering he had to speak in a stutter throughout the film. You try it. His speech was cute. Again, I'm biased. He'll always be my Darcy.
Break! One more to go!