Will Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga be singing pretty at the end of Golden Globes night Sunday? Or might Christian Bale’s Dick Cheney take over the show?
Hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards is the first major ceremony of awards season and one that offers the chance for some to jockey into prime position for a run at February’s Academy Awards.
Adam McKay’s politically charged “Vice” leads the field with six nominations. Meanwhile in the drama categories, “A Star Is Born” – with five nominations – looks to cement itself as an Oscar front-runner.
Here’s a minute-by-minute breakdown of the Globes festivities (in ET).
10:44: Olivia Colman gets the royal treatment, taking best actress in a comedy or musical for her role as Queen Anne in “The Favourite.” “I’m not going to cry because my whole table will laugh at me. Thank you for the sandwiches,” Colman says endearingly.
10:37: Best limited series goes to FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”
10:36: Dick Van Dyke charms the crowd when presenting “Mary Poppins Returns”: “I spotted Carol Burnett out there, and I said, ‘I know her!’ ”
10:28: Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method” snags best TV comedy. “This doesn’t happen. No one’s crying for me but this is spectacular,” says creator Chuck Lorre. “I’ve been doing this a long time but I’m up here trembling like a leaf.”
10:24: Rachel Brosnahan of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” follows up her big fall Emmy win by taking best actress in a TV musical or comedy. “I have to write some thank-you notes,” she says wrapping up her speech and worrying she forgot some folks.
10:14: “Nobody told me I had to follow Jeff Bridges. Who wants to do that?” Harrison Ford deadpans, coming out to present the best director honor. The Globe goes to Cuaron, giving “Roma” its second win of the night. He says the movie was really directed by his family and his country of Mexico, “this very complex lab that created me.”
10:02: Chris Pine comes on stage to honor “His Dudeness,” Jeff Bridges, with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. “Jeff, you are not only a master craftsman but also a truly kind and wonderful gentleman,” Pine says of his “Hell or High Water” co-star before a Bridges highlight reel narrated by Sam Elliott. Bridges strolls up to a standing ovation and gives out a “Woooooo!” and an “Aw, man!” She thanks his “sweetheart,” wife Susan, and brother Beau, plus shows off his late father Lloyd’s cuff links that he’s wearing. “We can make a difference. We can turn this ship in the way we want, man, with love,” Bridges says in closing.
9:55: Darren Criss wins his first Globe, for best actor in a limited series for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.” “I feel like I won a fan contest. Brian May’s over there,” Criss says pointing out the Queen guitarist. He dedicates the award to his “firecracker” Filipino mom, who he says is “hugely responsible” for his success.
9:50: “Roma” takes best foreign-language film, which should shock no one. “Cinema is at its best when it tears down walls and builds bridges,” and shows us “how much we have in common,” says Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron.
9:43: “Look at all of us! A bunch of lucky buggers,” “Vice” star Christian Bale says to the audience accepting the award for best actor in a comedy or musical. “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration” to play former vice president Dick Cheney in the film, he jokes, and also asks who his next “charisma-free role” will be: “Mitch McConnell, maybe?”
9:40: Patricia Clarkson gets best TV supporting actress for “Sharp Objects.” “Hot damn,” Clarkson says, thanking director Jean-Marc Vallee. “You demanded everything of me except for sex, which is how it should be.”
9:33: “Green Book” takes its second trophy in a row for best screenplay. “Sorry it took so long to get (to the stage). Us writers were seated in the kitchen,” says co-writer Nick Vallelonga, son of the man Viggo Mortensen plays in the movie.
9:29: Mahershala Ali wins first Golden Globe, supporting actor for “Green Book.” “Dr. Shirley was a brilliant man and I want to thank him for his virtuosity,” Ali says of the man he plays in the film.
9:22: Oh is back on stage not as a host but to accept best actress in a TV drama for “Killing Eve.” When the show comes back from commercial, Samberg asks her, “Was it fun to win?” Her straight-faced response: “I have no idea what’s happening.”
9:17: Regina King takes supporting actress in a movie for “If Beale Street Could Talk.” “Amy, thank you for the prayers, sweetheart,” King says to her fellow nominee, Amy Adams. “This is so fantastic.” She adds that it’s the first movie her son “could see himself in. … Thank you, God, for letting me be a witness.” She also vowed in the next two years that any film she produces will have 50 percent women. “I challenge anyone out there in a position of power to challenge yourself to do the same.
9:06: Not a surprise, “Shallow” gets the original song trophy for “A Star Is Born” and Lady Gaga is very emotional. “As a woman in music, it is very hard to get taken seriously,” Gaga says, and her three male co-writers “lifted me up.”
9:04: Justin Hurwitz wins best score for “First Man” – he also won two years ago for “La La Land.”
8:53: Steve Carell presents the inaugural Carol Burnett Award to … Carol Burnett! (She beat out Christian Bale, Charlize Theron and Antonio Banderas – fake nominees courtesy of Carell.) “Carol Burnett lives up to every expectation you’d have for Carol Burnett,” Carell says. She takes the stage and also pays tribute to Carell and the HFPA. “Does this mean I get to accept it every year?” She had childhood dreams of making people laugh no matter what the medium and reminisced about her variety show: “We became a happy family for 11 years.” Burnett says people on TV are given “an opportunity to do something special (and) make people laugh, or cry, or both.”
8:46: Samberg and Oh bring out a bunch of faux “doctors” to give out flu shots. Willem Dafoe seems pretty down for getting one.
8:43: Patricia Arquette gets best actress in a TV limited series for “Escape at Dannemora.” “I’m like that snot-nosed girl in class, still with my piece of paper,” she says accepting her award, also calling director Ben Stiller “a dream come true.”
8:40: Supporting actor in a TV series goes to Ben Whishaw of “A Very English Scandal.” He thanks co-star Hugh Grant “for such an exquisite performance” and dedicates the honor to the man he plays, Norman Scott. “He’s a true queer hero and icon.”
8:29: “The Americans” takes best TV drama for its final season, besting “Bodyguard” and “Killing Eve.”
8:27: “Bodyguard” star Richard Madden snags his first Globe for TV drama best actor. He thanks his mom and dad, who flew in from Scotland. “I wouldn’t be here without you.”
8:18: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” takes best animated feature. “We’re in an alternate universe where we win this,” producer Phil Lord says in his acceptance speech, paying tribute to recently passed Spidey creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
8:14: The first award for the night? Michael Douglas wins for lead actor in a TV musical or comedy for “The Kominsky Method.” “Chuck thinks getting old is funny,” Douglas says, thanking show creator Chuck Lorre. Douglas dedicates the honor to his 102-year-old dad Kirk.
8:00: Hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg team up for the first joke of the night: “One lucky audience member gets to host the Oscars!” Also they break out some “slams” for the audience: Oh shouts out, “Bradley Cooper … you are hot,” and to buff “Creed” star Michael B. Jordan, “Your character’s name is Adonis … and it is apt.” Someone also is carrying a very large bottle of Pepcid. “Someone should send some over to the ‘Kominsky Method’ table. Lots of acid reflux,” Samberg says, making a jab at the show with Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas. The hosts also kick Jim Carrey out of the film section and to the TV tables; Carrey counters by saying he just did a “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie. Oh gets serious at the end, about the significance of an Asian female awards host: “Right now, this moment is real … I see all these faces of change and now so will everyone.”