Julianna Margulies, lead of my favourite Tuesday drama The Good Wife, beat Glenn Close (Damages), January Jones (Mad Men), Anna Paquin (True Blood) and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama award. That is freaking awesome. Especially when she kissed George Clooney (who played her ER husband) on the way to the stage. Everyone was saying January Jones would win, but Julianna did. Congrats!!!
On the other hand, Glee - the little show that could - beat 30 Rock, Modern Family, Entourage, and The Office for the Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical award. Woo hoo!!! Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, and Jane Lynch may have lost in their individual categories, but their awesome show won the big award. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!
Other winners that made me smile are:
- Mo'Nique (Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
- Toni Collette (United States of Tara) - Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
- Michael Giacchino (Up) - Best Original Score - Motion Picture
- Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia) - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
- Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) - Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
- Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
- Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
On the comedy side, I was hoping for (500) Days of Summer or Julie & Julia, but The Hangover won instead. Oh, well.
I wish that some Golden Globes nominees weren't lumped in their categories, as a comedic performance by a certain actor is a different animal from another actor's dramatic performance.
Thank God for hotties Matthew Fox (whose Jack Shephard was totally out-bearded by William Hurt and Jon Hamm), Matt Damon (who sadly lost his two categories), Matthew Morrison, Joshua Jackson, and George Clooney!
Lastly, LOST'd be better recognized next year or else... (Hehehehe.) And, oh, Jim Parsons, John Noble, and Jane Lynch.