Monday, January 18, 2010

Golden Globes Big Winners ('Avatar') and Losers (NBC)

Cameron's `Avatar' Wins Best Drama Honor at Globes
`Avatar' wins drama honor at Globes; Bullock, Bridges, Streep, Downey among acting winners

Glee,' 'Dexter,' Meryl Streep Also Cleaned Up at Ricky Gervais-Hosted Golden Globes
The Golden Globes: Hollywood's first, fat fete of the year, set the tone for the awards show season that often feels about as long as the average red carpet.

Ricky Gervais uses role as awards show host to joke about NBC and Mel Gibson.

They're usually free-wheeling and fun. This year was no exception, thanks to host Ricky Gervais.

The British comedian brought a bit of much needed levity to the annual Hollywood love-fest. He set the tone for the night, allowing (most) actors to laugh at themselves and take their frustrations out on a common target: NBC.

CLICK HERE to see the best and worst dressed stars on the Golden Globes' red carpet.

Gervais took full advantage of the Conan O'Brien/Jay Leno late night TV brouhaha to bash both Leno and the network on which his show airs -- conveniently, the same network that aired the Golden Globes.

"I will be making the most of this opportunity," he said at the top of the show. "I'm not used to these sort of viewing figures. Let's face it, neither is NBC."