Behind the Scenes at the Golden Globes 2010

After the ceremony (and maybe a party or two), a friend of mine who had attended the Globes called and we chatted briefly about some things that weren’t shown on TV. She wished to stay anonymous since she often works with many of the celebrities in attendance.

PCN: Did you have fun?

A: Yeah! It’s so ridiculous. Marion Cotillard and Mo’Nique are kind of like my buddies now. At the end of the night, Mo’Nique kissed me on the cheek and said, “See you at the SAG Awards [next weekend]!”

PCN: Don’t make me push you down the stairs. What other moments stood out for you tonight?

A: The reunions [of former co-stars]. At one point, John Lithgow was talking with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jodie Foster ran into Mel Gibson, who was wandering around because he didn’t have a seat.

PCN: Why didn’t he have a seat?

A: Lots of stars show up just to make an appearance and then leave. They don’t stay for dinner.

PCN: Who else did that?

A: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Josh Brolin, off the top of my  head. Oh, get this. For some reason, Taylor Lautner had better seats than Amy Adams, Halle Berry and Kate Winslet.

PCN: What?!

A: I know! The best seats are on the bottom floor and then there’s the second tier. So on the floor there was Robert De Niro, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sophia Loren and Taylor Lautner.

PCN: That makes no sense. OK, what got the biggest gasp in the room?

A: When Ricky Gervais made the crack about Mel Gibson.

PCN: What did you think of Gervais?

A: He’s very nice but I don’t think he was great [as host]. He was well-spoken and witty but for some reason, I wasn’t drawn in, I wasn’t enthused.

PCN: I hate to say it but I have to agree. He certainly wasn’t terrible but I expected him to be much funnier.

A: Oh, I have another call. Gotta go!

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    Jen Forbus
    January 18, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I did not watch the awards – I know you so surprised since I don’t have a working TV, but Alafair Burke tweeted through the entire event and I think her tweets were probably funnier than the show. She needs to be one of the reporter-people on the red carpet!

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      January 18, 2010 at 1:33 pm

      I think it’s incredible you’re not a slave to TV. I can’t say I’ve ever heard of anyone who said on their deathbed, “I wish I’d watched more television.”

      Sounds like Alafair would’ve done a lot better than some of the “reporters” I saw on the red carpet. Giuliana DePandi on E! was especially embarrassing.

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        January 18, 2010 at 6:42 pm

        YES, GUILIANA DE-LAME-O was awful….her Q&A with nominee Anna Kendrick was embarrassing…the whole focus was on a co-star she had in a movie”….what was George Clooney like?” “…tell me about George…” “Oh, George is right there!……GEORGE!” embarrassing.

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    January 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I missed a good portion of this last night (due to a lot going on in my house), and only caught up this morning during the local news broadcast. This is some great background chisme, PCN. Thanks.

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    Shell Sherree
    January 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I watched the replay last night ~ the highlights for me were Robert Downey, Jr.’s award, glimpses of Simon Baker, and Colin Firth on the red carpet. And now that I’ve surprised you, I’ll add that I had some chuckles from Ricky Gervais, but maybe it’s like having too high an expectation of a movie that’s had rave reviews. I thought Mel Gibson handled it well. Aussies can generally laugh at jokes at their own expense!

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