Yes, Hugh Laurie, ask God why.
By Gina Carbone
This is what I wanted to happen:
- “Hurt Locker” wins best pic and best director for my hero Kathryn Bigelow. (Which would make her the second woman to win this award, after Barbra Streisand for “Yentl.” It’s time for Babs to be dethroned, no?)
- Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart”) or Jeremy Renner (“Hurt Locker”) for Best Actor in a motion picture drama.
- “Mad Men” gets anything and everything it’s nominated for, including Jon Hamm for Best Actor TV drama and January Jones for Best Actress TV drama.
- Christoph Waltz for best supporting actor for “Inglourious Basterds”
- “The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart” for best original song.
- And I want host Ricky Gervais to do something shocking to make everyone in the audience uncomfortable.
But as the sun now stands, Julianna Margulies won over January Jones (and Anna Paquin of “True Blood”), which upsets me, although Julianna looked GORGEOUS.
Michael C. Hall. I've loved him since he played David Fisher on "Six Feet Under."
Michael C. Hall won over Jon Hamm and Hugh Laurie and I have to say, that head wrap is a good look for him. Not happy about why he has to wear it, but at least his cancer is in remission. He is quite the cutie and we need him (and “Dexter”) around for a long time.
“The Weary Kind” did win best song, but T Bone Burnett couldn’t find my new crush, Ryan Bingham. Was he in the “loo,” like Toni Collette was, way back when?
And everyone who won said they worked with the best people in the world and they have the best jobs in the world and it made me want to take their awards away. If you have the best job in the world, that should be reward enough.
In this lousy economy with countries falling apart, you don’t deserve major gift bags and free liquor at the table and fancy dresses and jewelry AND the best jobs in the world. Pick one.
Click here for all of the nominees, and more about Ricky Gervais’ plan for the show.
Now let’s get to the arrival pics. These are all AP photos. Sorry, in advance, for any weird formatting issues.
Christina Hendricks is gorgeous, as always, but I have never been a fan of the ruffle sash. Love the color and top part of the dress on her, just wish the dress were more simple.
January Jones looks fierce with her black power self. Not sure about the headband. Love the girl in the background checking on Janny's dress/shoe situation.
Ginnifer Goodwin of "Big Love" always looks perky, even in the rain. I'm tired of this little type of dress, though.
Sofía Vergara of "Modern Family." I think I like this dress.
The back of Sofia's dress.
Olivia Wilde of "House." I like the dress from this angle, but not her stone face. I found another pic with the opposite issue.
Maggie Gyllenhaal of "Crazy Heart." Love the color but I need a side view for a full verdict.
Sarah Hyland. I needed to look up that she was from "Modern Family." I didn't recognize her for some reason. Red is not always easy to pull off, especially in someone so young, but this is a classy, mature look.
Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin and their intrepid umbrella holder. Love "True Blood" to DEATH and I hope Alexander Skarsgard shows up so I can post his pic. I wish there was a full view of this dress. The bottom is crucial.
Zoe Saldana of "Star Trek" and "Avatar" -- so beautiful. Love this shade of red. Kind of burlesque, in a way, but not trashy. But where does the dress actually end?
Talk about "Bride Wars." I think Kate Hudson's dress is fighting with itself. Am I the only one for simplicity? Look at the shoes. I love the megabitch expression on her face. "Fierce" I guess.
Jon Hamm is looking very Brad Pitt with that face. Jennifer Westfeldt is doing the simplicity thing. Too simple, maybe. Rain bites.
The Edge and Morleigh Steinberg. The Edge is the sexiest part of U2.
Amy Adams. Not into this look at all. At all.
Oh I LOVE this look from the front. Nice one, Maggie.
Carey Mulligan is so adorable. I would be happy if she won for "An Education."
Mickey Rourke and Elena Kuletskaya. He always gets the ladies.
James Cameron and Suzy Amis -- she couldn't do her hair?
Cameron Diaz -- dress is gorgeous but it loses a little something with the umbrella. At least she color-coordinated.
George Clooney with Elisabetta Canalis. Gorgeous George's ladies always look the best on the runway, but they also look like Stepford clones. Not a coincidence.
Jaime Pressly. Wow. Wow. She gave birth in 2007, which I guess is technically three years ago, but it would take me a lot longer to look that good. Considering I've never had a kid and I've never looked that good ... well, blame the donuts.
Heidi Klum and Seal. Yes, it's called rain.
Oh wow. I don't like the idea of sharing Colin Firth, but I don't blame him for choosing a wife with taste this good. This is his Italian lady, Livia Giuggioli.
Sam Worthington from "Avatar" and girlfriend Natalie Mark. I hate that he's dating someone, but these two have been together for a while, so at least he's loyal. Sigh.
Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon and Mariah's chachas.
Sigourney Weaver and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York? What is going on with this?
Courteney Cox and David Arquette. He is her PUH.
Julia Roberts, looking confident and comfy. That's all that matters.
Oh no! I take it back, Zoe!
Jeff Bridges and Susan Bridges -- they look like a great, solid couple. Hope it's true. Loved how he thanked her at the Critics Choice Awards the other night.
Penelope Cruz, looking more like Sophia Loren every day. Where's Javier Bardem?
Jason Reitman and Michele Lee -- going to a funeral?
Leona Lewis looks bright on a cheerless night.
Julianne Moore and her "A Single Man" director, Tom Ford.
Toni Collette was one of the first wins of the night.
Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane. Patricia is never on the best dressed list, but she's always on the most unique list. Love her.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart. They look all right, but Harrison sounded like he had some problems introducing "Up in the Air."
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski -- they are a beautiful couple, yes?