2008 Critics Choice Awards

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.


10:01 – 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.


10:12Ratatouille wins for Best Animated Feature. I’m still holding out that Persepolis will win the Academy Award.


10:15Enchanted 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.

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