Golden Globes Waterworks: Moments That Moved Us To Tears
Ricky Gervais didn't make us laugh nearly as much as we had expected during last night's Golden Globes, but that ended up being ok, because the Globes gave us the opportunity for something even better: a good cry.
Here at PopEater, none of us are too manly to admit that we got teary during the typically light-hearted awards shows. Maybe it was because the underdogs had their day or some folk who have worked their butts off for years were finally recognized. We might just still emotional from a weekend of watching updates from Haiti.
Lets take a look at the top six tear-inducing moments of last night's Globes (because five wasn't enough).
1. Martin Scorsese winning the Cecil B DeMille Award for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field." He could not have looked like a cuter and more accomplished, little man sandwiched between his friends, muses and collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro. Yes, his speech was a little long, but Marty could read the phone book and it would sound like poetry.
2. Drew Barrymore's wobbly but terribly earnest speech for winning Best Actress in a TV Movie for 'Grey Gardens'. "As much as I'm a huge hater of nepotism, Drew Barrymore deserved every inch of accolades she got. She made me realize that sometime it may take an M&M collecting blonde girl years to develop talent ... But it could happen," said PopWrap's Ryan Brockington.
Of course, Drew's bf Justin Long was probably crying too after she forgot to thank him in her speech.
3. Jeff Bridges getting his standing ovation for Best Actor in a Drama for 'Crazy Heart' sent chills up our collective spines. The bridesmaid finally became a bride. An Oscar win is long overdue for Bridges and winning the Globe only ups his odds. During his career, the 60-year-old actor has had four Oscar noms and no wins.
"You're really screwing up my under-appreciated status here," Bridges cracked about the standing O. "I'm looking at you sweetheart," he said to his wife, Susan. "33 years!" Talk about standing by your man. Love her, love him, love it all.
4. Meryl Streep winning Best Actress for 'Julie and Julia' got us too, but well, Meryl always makes us cry at least a little (even though she's won seven Globes!). She's that good. Thanks for being you, Meryl.
5. Robert Downey Jr.'s speech for Best Actor in a Comedy for 'Sherlock Holmes' was so spot-on funny and self-deprecating that we laughed while we cried, when he kicked it off with: "If you start playing violins I will tear this joint apart. First off I would like to thank Susan Downey for telling me that Matt Damon was going to win so don't bother to prepare a speech." But then he took it to serious-town by saying: "I really don't want to thank my wife because I could be bussing tables at the Daily Grill right now without her."
6. Even knowing ahead of time that if it happened, Mo'Nique's win for Supporting Actress in 'Precious' was gonna be a doozy didn't help. Not only did the lady deserve it, but she felt that speech with every ounce of her gorgeous bod.
"Thank you God for this amazing ride that you're allowing me to go on," she said. "I'm shaking, but I tell you all, I am in the midst of my dream."
Golden Globes 2010 Red Carpet
"The 2010 Golden Globes lasted exactly 10 minutes because Mo'Nique owned it, tucked it under her arm, and left with it after she won Best Supporting Actress. The rest of the broadcast might as well have been a livestream from an Elks Lodge," said celebrity columnist Ben Widdicombe.
'Precious' detailed the story of a young girl dealing with sexual abuse and the actress made sure to send a meaningful message: "I celebrate this award with every person that's ever been touched. It's now time to tell." And then we reached for a Xanax.
"The idea that she is just a girl like us who had a dream and we were witnessing how it turned out for her made her seem regular, like we were sharing a moment with her," said psychologist and 'Cult of Celebrity' author Cooper Lawrence. "It was incredibly inclusive as opposed to some of the speeches that were so Hollywood where they thanked their "team" and agents and such. Much harder to relate to that."
And yes we cried a little when 'Avatar' won for Best Picture Drama. But those were a different kind of tears (they were blue).
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