It felt a little long and slow at times, but overall I enjoyed Sunday's Golden Globes live telecast.
Ricky Gervais did not disappoint as host. He made fun of NBC, which telecast the event (not that making fun of NBC is hard these days). But he also made the room uncomfortable with jokes about his genitals and "buying" a Golden Globe Award. That's our Ricky -- love him or hate him.
But I was also pleased with some of the winners -- especially those that were not widely expected like Kevin Bacon (for best actor in a TV movie for "Taking Chance") and Drew Barrymore (for actress in a TV movie for "Grey Gardens"). I loved both made-for-TV movies and the brilliant performances of Bacon and Barrymore.
I am, of course, delighted that Baltimore native Mo'Nique, won for best supporting actress in a feature film for her universally acclaimed performance in "Precious."
I am a little disappointed that ABC's "Moden Family" did not win as best TV comedy or musical, but I didn't really expect it. As I said in my run-up piece in Sunday's paper, "Glee" is the show the foreign press is in love with.
And while I did not think AMC's "Mad Men" had a very good season, it does still deserve the Globe it won Sunday as best drama on television.
How about you? What were your favorite awards? And what were your favorite moments of the broadcast? We already have two nomonations for Meryl Streep's acceptance speech after winning for best actress in a feature film. I thought Mo'Nique's speech was pretty impressive myself.
Half the fun of TV awards shows is talking about them. So, let the conversation begin.