The Critics Choice Awards, presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, air tonight on VH1 at 9pm. The red carpet starts at 8pm. Here is the list of nominees.
7: 45 pm: Normally I wouldn’t be live-blogging the Critics Choice Awards, but since it seems that the Golden Globes aren’t happening next weekend unless Zeus himself ends the WGA strike, I’m getting my kicks in when I can.
8:28 – The red carpet for this award show is kind of ridiculous, as any event that features Ross Matthews as a red carpet presenter would be. The woman, Kerry Keegan (?) has to be on something; she offered to go drinking Emilie Hirsch after the show and is just a bad interviewer. The guy, whose name I don’t know, attempted to speak French to Marion Cotillard. There are just some things that people should not attempt to do and speaking French is one of them.
8:50: Not even Zeus can save Hollywood from itself. The Golden Globes are officially cancelled.
9:06 – D.L Hugley was funny. Well, it depends what you’re definition of funny is.
9:08 – Best Acting Ensemble goes to Hairspray. I think I have a crush on Nikki Blonsky.
9:10 – “Ideally it would be great if the writers came back and the critics went on strike” – Said by Steve Zahn before he and Keira Sedgewick present the Best Writing award to Diablo Cody for Juno.
9:18 – Wow. Ahmad Khan Mahmoodza from The Kite Runner wins Best Young Actor.
9:24 – Yup. I adore Nikki Blonsky. Mount Holyoke is getting to me because I seriously have the biggest crush on her. And now I’m sad that she doesn’t get to go to the Golden Globes.
9:31 – Tom Cruise released Katie Holmes from her cage long enough so she could present the award for Best Comedy. To Juno of course.
9:42 – Awards for Best Composer and Best Aong. Presented to Jonny Greenwood (There Will Be Blood) and “Falling” from Once.
9:47 – Amy Ryan wins the award for Best Supporting Actress. Casey Afflect accepts. Funny speech.
9:52 – Allison Janney, best quote of the night, “Not that I mind a little foreign tongue”, said when presenting the award for Best Foreign Language Film. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly wins.
9:55 – A lovely tribute to Joel Siegel.
9:57 – Dear Hollywood (and maybe even the world). You should listen to George Clooney. He is Zeus.
– Or maybe Don Cheadle is. Everyone should see Darfur Now.
10:09 – D.L. Hughley bombing.
10:11 – I’m in looooove with Nikki Blonsky.
10:12 – Ratatouille wins for Best Animated Feature. I’m still holding out that Persepolis will win the Academy Award.
10:15 – Enchanted wins for Best Family Film. Good. My roommate will is happy now.
10:24 – Eddie Izzard just made up for D.L Hughley’s inability to tell a decent joke. Sicko wins for Best Documentary.
10:30 – I love Javier Bardem because not only is he an amazing actor but he is unbelievably humble.
10:34 – Leslie Mann presents an award to Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. JK Simmons said something funny but I missed it because I was listening to Tegan and Sara.
10:40 – Daniel Day Lewis wins for There Will Be Blood further proving that I need to see this movie. Plus, he made the best acceptance speech I think I have ever heard at an award show. “It is the mystery of their performances…” so good.
10:43 – I love the fact the VH1 isn’t cutting any acceptance speech short.
10:45 – “In Memoriam” I enjoyed the tribute to the Golden Globe Awards.
10:51 – Julie Christie wins for Away From Her
10:51 – Best Director – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, accepted by Javier Bardem, who has stolen the show.
11:00 – No Country For Old Men wins Best Picture.
Now it is time for the Un-Golden Globes on Sunday. See you then.