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January 10th, 2009
12:37 PM ET

Golden Globe Awards Live Blog

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Jack Gray
AC360 Associate Producer 

Welcome to our 1st Annual Golden Globes Live Blog.  I'm your host and, in case you're wondering, my qualifications include once riding on the same elevator as Sarah Jessica Parker and working for several years in a video store/tanning parlor.  

I'll be with you from 8pm – 11pm Eastern Time.  Now, to be clear, we’re not advocating changing your channel from CNN. But if you’re going to watch the Golden Globes anyway, you might as well watch them with us as your running commentary. And frankly, you don’t even need to be watching the Golden Globes to enjoy the live blog.

Disclaimer:  I'm sure some of these movies/TV shows are connected to CNN through our parent companies Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner.  HBO, Warner Brothers and New Line Cinemas are just a few of our high-profile sister companies.  But seeing as how I've not gotten so much as a free hat or poster, I'm not in the tank for anyone.

If you want to take part in our Live Blog (and we hope you do) please follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (we don't like screaming)
3) Use your real name


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  1. Kelli, San Francisco

    @Kristen in PA – yeah, they are on at 8pm PST. They tape them at 5:00 here so it airs live on the east coast but we have to wait to see it. Dumb!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm |
  2. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    Darn, pour another glass of Chateau in a waterford glass! that is what I am doing! LOL!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm |
  3. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Gerard Butler looks really handsome tonight! He did a great job in "The Phantom of the Opera!"

    January 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm |
  4. Jack Gray

    Mickey Rourke was terrific in The Wrestler. I wonder when the last time was that he actually had a reason to be at the Golden Globes.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm |
  5. Stacy from NJ

    Popcorn and Godiva Chocolate, all good here!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm |
  6. Pati Mc

    Jack – that is awesome! Have not seen the Duplicity trailer yet, but I will pay particluar attention now. Your 'hood, huh? God, I so envy you living in NYC. I love that place more than anywhere else on earth.

    Julia would say HI to Sammy – I am not surprised that her appeal is universal. Aw!

    There was the third "Shhhh". Jeez. It's the running gag for the evening.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:18 pm |
  7. Stacy

    @Jo Ann: I'll put it on my list...right after I make a list.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:18 pm |
  8. Fay - CA

    The GG's aren't out out here yet, but I hope Laura Linney just won for John Adams – she was fantastic in it.

    I'm not going to even bother watching the show later – reading the comments here is more fun.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:17 pm |
  9. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I know they are siblings, but Jake and Maggie look so much alike!

    Yes they are relate sister and brother..... JoAnn

    January 11, 2009 at 9:17 pm |
  10. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    just a 'hi dog'??? what was she thinking??? sammy is a star too!!!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:16 pm |
  11. Stacy

    @Brandi: Oh, I know you're not hating. Yes, sometimes it's fun to give him a hard time. It's all good. Here is my smiley face to prove it: 🙂

    January 11, 2009 at 9:16 pm |
  12. Bonnie

    I'm eating pretzels–but it sounds like I need to start drinking to keep up with the "stars"

    January 11, 2009 at 9:16 pm |
  13. Kristen-University Park, PA

    @Kelli, When will the awards air in CA? I thought they were being held in there. Do they make yall wait until 8?

    January 11, 2009 at 9:16 pm |
  14. Renee

    Jack, I am drinking wine and eating some Brazilan nuts. Let's see I have merlot and pino grigio to offer. No wine from a box in this house. I gave up on Boomsfarm in college.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:16 pm |
  15. lee

    Hey, Jack, have you heard from the big cheese yet?

    January 11, 2009 at 9:16 pm |
  16. Jack Gray

    @ Kristen University Park: Good call, I have some Cocoa Krispies in the cabinet. Have you all seen the trailers for the new Julia Roberts/Clive Owen movie "Duplicity?" They filmed it my neighborhood. My dog Sammy got a "hi dog" from Julia.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm |
  17. Presley

    @Jack, Emcee Fabuloso, I have some homemade Chili and fresh cornbread. Then the Hershey's Hot Chocolate machine is prepped for Coffee Mocha drinks.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm |
  18. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Stacy, If you are a fan of Nolan's you must see it!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm |
  19. teresa

    It seems to me that the producers of this show would have found a way to make it easier for the winners to get on stage to accept awards. How hard could it be? Reposition tables, makes aisles and hire ushers who know the layout..

    Also, the foreign film award was given out by a young man whose name escapes me – probably because the focus ended up on his gum chewing. Where are the stage managers who could simply say No – don't do that. How hard can it be? How foolish can a person be who makes his living in front of a camera?

    Thanks

    Teresa Patterson

    January 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm |
  20. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    rotel cheese dip and nachos. Very Tex~Mex!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm |
  21. Anthony Allentown PA

    Frank just made me cupcakes.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm |
  22. Isabel, RJ, Brazil

    Laura Linney won best actress in miniseries or movie made for TV.
    I just don't understand why the Shirley MacLaine be competing, in the movie 'Coco Chanel' she is only 4 scenes.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  23. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Jack, take a pit stop and have some food.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  24. Jennifer - Michigan

    Ooooooh, sounds good Jack!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  25. Stacy

    @Renee: Good point Re: Brokaw. I didn't think of that. Ah, synergy...

    January 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  26. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Jack.....
    I ate whole cheesebruger recently!!!! it is so good!!!!! 🙂

    January 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  27. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    now yu are talking jack! bring on the beverages! lol

    January 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  28. Kristen-University Park, PA

    Cold cereal for my snack tonight

    January 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  29. Carol B., Virginia

    Jack's trying to ditch everyone. Snack attack? You know what THEY say Jack – a moment on the lips...

    January 11, 2009 at 9:13 pm |
  30. Jennifer - Michigan

    I thought that Sally Fields looked so cute tonight. She's so cool!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:13 pm |
  31. Kelli, San Francisco

    I wish this was on live, how come the only live awards show we get out west is the Oscar's. Thanks guys for keeping me posted!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:13 pm |
  32. Jack Gray

    @ Jennifer – Michigan: I think the menu calls for an appetizer of champagne, a main course of red wine and dessert of Bailey's on the rocks.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:13 pm |
  33. Tristin - FL

    Is it just me or should Nolan have given the award to Heath's daughter Matilda ?

    January 11, 2009 at 9:13 pm |
  34. Stacy

    @Jo Ann: Yes, it was awesome. I became an instant fan. Though I've yet to see "The Prestige."

    January 11, 2009 at 9:13 pm |
  35. Pati Mc

    Jack – I just ate a whole box of Junior Mints. Now I want some popcorn, but I am not sure I have any. Drat!

    How about you? I could so go for a hot dog with onions and a cold beer! Where is the snap dog vendor when you need him? Yeesh!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:13 pm |
  36. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Jack: You make spaghetti too? Wow, you are truly multi-talented. 🙂

    All I have to offer is some left over meatloaf....

    January 11, 2009 at 9:12 pm |
  37. sara

    It seems Deep is on top this time,especially here in the club;)

    January 11, 2009 at 9:12 pm |
  38. Stacy from NJ

    I've loved Laura Linney ever since she was in Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin. Congrats Laura Linney!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:12 pm |
  39. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    jack,

    just ate, was served by the real boo. lol

    January 11, 2009 at 9:12 pm |
  40. Stacy

    @Jack: Just had some tacos, so I'm good. Leftovers for an award show? Where's your popcorn?

    January 11, 2009 at 9:12 pm |
  41. Chianne-Minnesota

    I'm good to go...got my popcorn and Strongbow!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:12 pm |
  42. Jennifer - Michigan

    I'm wondering what they are serving at the show tonight.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:12 pm |
  43. Isabel, RJ, Brazil

    Beth,
    Good night!
    I'm for 3 hours more than you. Even though I'm on vacation!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:11 pm |
  44. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Tom Brokaw is my favorite anchor!!!! he is best reporter..... I think he still on NBC but he retired.....

    January 11, 2009 at 9:11 pm |
  45. Dorothy-CA

    Hey Jack, we are getting Mr. Seacreast out here on the West Coast now, but you are doing such a better job. Anyway to get rid of him and bring you on! 🙂 Lord, is there anywhere Ryan isn't?

    January 11, 2009 at 9:10 pm |
  46. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I know they are siblings, but Jake and Maggie look so much alike!

    January 11, 2009 at 9:10 pm |
  47. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    @Stacy,

    why do you think i still show my love on the live blog? i am cutting him some slack, but this is so much more fun.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:10 pm |
  48. Stacy

    I'm kinda glad they chucked Katie Holmes for Maggie.

    January 11, 2009 at 9:10 pm |
  49. Matthew Gaydos

    @Jack Brad's stache is for Quentin Tarintino's "Inglourious Basterds"

    January 11, 2009 at 9:10 pm |
  50. Jack Gray

    I'm getting hungry. It might be time to re-heat last night's spaghetti. How is everyone doing in the snack department?

    January 11, 2009 at 9:09 pm |
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