Jimmy Fallon is hosting the Golden Globes tonight, and you know what that means: The “Tonight Show” host will probably spend the entire night laughing and never make it through any of his lines. In anticipation of that, your brave friends here at IndieWire have decided to step up to the plate and provide running commentary of our own in the form of a live blog. We hope you’ll join the fun as we riff on the presenters and answer the question you’ve all been wanting the answer to for so long: “Who is Eric Kohn wearing tonight?”
As winners are announced and our extensive predictions in both the film and TV categories are put to the test, we’ll be sure to offer insights on the independent films that made their way to the Beverly Hilton, from “The Lobster” and “Moonlight” to “20th Century Women” and “Toni Erdmann.” Who knows — one of us might even don a kukeri costume for the occasion.
Tonight’s ceremony starts at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. Join us, won’t you?
Hello, IndieWire readers! We’re excited to watch the Globes with you tonight.
Drew Barrymore is talking with Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet. Puns left and right about her “Santa Clarita Diet” character eating people! “IT HAS BITE!”
Riley Keough looks glam, but she should have worn her wardrobe from “American Honey” to make an even bigger red carpet splash.
Michelle Williams bringing Busy Phillips as her date is very important.
I’m here at the Beverly Hilton, where a very important fact is being reenforced: For any one actor, there are at least three additional “handlers.”
You don’t have to be a fashion expert to appreciate Janelle Monae’s dress. “Moonlight” represent!
Andrew Garfield to Ryan Seacrest: Mel Gibson “hits audiences right where it hurts.” OK!
I officially decree that Eric should be IndieWire’s Chief Fashion Critic, in addition to his other titles.
Liz, you’d have to get used to a lot of black and stripes.
So THAT’S what happened to Eleven.
That actually sounds very appropriate for 2017.
Years from now, we will all remember this as the year Amy Adams really found her groove…in “Nocturnal Animals.”
“Love and joy is a limited commodity.” — Justin Timberlake’s red carpet slam poetry
Red carpet interviews are all soundbites, but I’ll take “Darren Aronofsky introduced me to Pablo Larrain” over the usual routine. Props to Natalie Portman.
Fact: Winona Ryder will be cool until the end of time. In other news, she’s calling “Stranger Things” the first “genre thing” she’s ever done, so alright!
Tim Burton weeps.
Fleeting red carpet split screen shows Sarah Jessica Parker and David Schwimmer. What year is this again?
Viola Davis can handle anything. Even Al Roker.
Evan Rachel Wood cites her outfit’s inspiration as “Marlene Dietrich and David Bowie.” Meanwhile, Brie Larson is channelling Jessica Rabbit. Both are perfect people.
More welcome flashes of insight on the red carpet: Viola Davis’ insightful riff on the historical significance of Edward Albee. And now it’s time for Pharrell.
Watching Viola Davis speak on the red carpet makes me realize how rare it is to see a man stand in smiling, silent support.
“You’re nominated for Hidden Fences!” Yes, that really just happened.
“Hidden Fences” would be a helluva mashup.
Why would Keith Urban have “final approval” on Nicole Kidman’s dresses?
It’s really hard to accept Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys all dressed up without assuming it’s actually Elizabeth and Phillip on assignment.
To be fair, I think live red-carpet reporting may be shortest straw in journalism.
Red carpet journalism is like a three-hour firing squad without the promise of the sweet release of death.
Pete Hammond just wandered through John Lithgow’s shot.
Do we think Jessica Biel found “Toni Erdmann” to be a revelation, or a bit bloated and unfocused? Discuss.
Go Jeffrey Tambor: I think this may be the first time ever that “cis-gender male” was uttered on the Golden Globe red carpet.
From Jeffrey Tambor talking “Transparent” to Naomie Harris talking “Moonlight” — a promising window into the state of things…
I can listen to Jeff Bridges talk about anything.
I’ll listen to Jeff Bridges talk about “Hell or High Water” over Vince Vaughn talking about “Hacksaw Ridge” any day.
Or as David Bridson likes to call it, Hackjob Ridge — the most brightly lit war movie ever made.
Ryan Seacrest just asked Viola Davis how she remembers all of her lines.
Really hoping that Casey Affleck’s red carpet interview is all about A GHOST STORY.
Casey Affleck is affecting a man bun. Creepiness personified.
Awards season mayhem has turned his beard grey, too.
Belated congrats to Sting for surviving 2016.
Great plug for “Dogtooth” from Colin Farrell.
Hey, Colin Farrell talking without noise in the background! Also: He no longer looks like a lobster. Good on him.
Best supporting performance on the red carpet is Emma Stone’s brother giving passive-aggressive answers to Seacrest’s questions.
Can’t interviewers come up with anything better than “how do you feel?”
How about, “How much do you hate this?”
Ryan Seacrest, to Chris Pine: Jeff Bridges is “very cool.” I agree!
Mahershala Ali continues his victory lap. We all know he’s great in “Moonlight.” But if you haven’t checked out “Luke Cage” yet, you’re missing out.
Al Roker just forgot all of Mel Gibson’s movies from the last 20 years. But the only one we REALLY need to remember is “Apocalypto.”
Wow, a T-Mobile commercial about lice. Consider your customers thoroughly creeped out.
Chris Pine has stolen Mel Gibson’s beard.
if Deadpool wins anything tonight I’m taking the rest of the year off (for my health).
“Hacksaw Ridge” was a bore, but more people should revisit Mel in last year’s “Blood Father.” It’s much better. hottake
BREAKING: The women on the couch in my apartment report that Nicole Kidman is wearing “strange sleeves.”
Apparently “The Big Show is up next.” Always nice to give a nod to the WWE on such a prestigious night.
12-year-old Dylan Bridson saw Mel Gibson on the red carpet and asked, “Is that his daughter?” Ah, youth.
Inside the Beverly Hilton and just had a Gosling sighting. Also: coolest jackets go to Donald Glover, in brown velour, and Black-Ish creator Kenya Barris in green
More strange sleeves: That Sarah Jessica Parker dress. I fear a trend.
Chatted briefly with Veep exec producer Dave Mandel, who says it’s common practice for people (including me) to come up and say how much we need the show now, more than ever
The Roots’ Questlove is here on stage as the house DJ. Pretty sure that’s the first time the Globes has had a “house DJ”!
Stragglers rushing in now. 30 seconds!
This opening sequence better not ruin my love for “La La Land.”
Welcome to the La La Land Awards.
This opening is not far from the truth. I finally gave up and parked in the nearby Beverly Hills neighborhood. Will my car still be there after? Stay tuned!
OK, full props to that opening. The Oscars have something to answer to.
I nearly choked on my water during the Barb bit.
More explicitly Busby Berkely references and homages to a dozen good films and shows makes this opening a hair better than “La La Land” itself. Sorry, fans.
See it’s funny, because there are two men dancing like they’re in love, and that’s silly, because why would two men love each other like a man and a woman would?
Notably, “La La Land” is the only major contender this season you can satirize without seeming too crude.
and here i was thinking the opening video was going to be a hilarious MOONLIGHT parody.
See, Michael Bay, this is how you deal with a broken teleprompter.
teleprompter is down, and… we’re back to the Golden Globes we all know and tolerate.
So bold of Jimmy Fallon to start making fun of Trump.
And with our first win comes our first exclamation of “WHAT???” from the press room.
“Nocturnal Animals” was better than all your favorites this year, everyone.
Now Aaron taylor-Johnson was unexpected. The HFPA always surprises.
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS… is that a movie?
A surprise nomination becomes a surprise upset, which doesn’t make it any more deserving…if there was ever an appropriate time for a Kanye moment…
Which is why Golden Globes are always unpredictable.
Haters gonna hate
That ‘Bad Santa 2’ halo certainly worked.
Thank you, Billy Bob, for the shout-out to a P.A. Crew thanks are too rare.
Is that Dick Clark Productions joke… allowed???
They weirdly announced Hugh Grant as “already a winner tonight” — did I miss something?
Hugh Grant knows how to get a laugh. Impeccable comic timing.
Gotta admit I liked that insider-y Dick Clark Productions joke
“Florence Foster Jenkins” is the kind of movie everybody wants to love but nobody actually defends.
I can say with deep confidence that at least one person I know and love — my mom — LOATHED FFJ.
Wow the crowd here erupted at Tracee Ellis Ross’ win; watched ABC boss Ben Sherwood and Blackish creator Kenya Barris hug and high five each other. This crowd approves of that surprise win!
Donald Glover keeps getting better.
(For what it’s worth… “Veep” has never won a Golden Globe — not even Julia Louis-Dreyfus.)
Vince Vaughn *was* great as the ridge in Hacksaw Ridge.
What happened to Vince Vaughn’s voice? The Chicago is gone.
Two actresses are now presenting an award they’ll both be fighting for this time next year.
The People v. OJ winner train continues post-Emmys.
Very weird that Sarah Paulson didn’t thank Todd Haynes but ok
I liked the OJ show fine, and MADE IN AMERICA is sensational, but I am very ready to be done with OJ dominating every awards show.
The People v OJ Simpson producers told me how they expect to face some “post partum depression” when awards season is over and they no longer have the occasional reunion with the cast and celebration of the show
Billy Bob Thornton, backstage: “the little woman and the little man aren’t recognized enough in the rise of a person’s career.”
He is also now saying he is “the worst dancer perhaps in this room.”
Tracee Ellis Ross on identifying with her character: “I’m not a doctor and I’m not a mom.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus might be legitimately the best.
Annette Bening looks GREAT. I love that dress.
Annette Bening is Hollywood royalty. Love seeing the admiration in her husband Warren Beatty’s eyes.
20th Century Women is so underrated, somehow. Classic in the making.
People keep asking me about it — and can so rarely remember its title! — and I can’t stop recommending it.
Witnessed a cool exchange just now in the hallway between Denzel Washington and Riz Ahmed
Pals? Are they pals now??
Hugh Laurie also has Brit-perfect comic timing. Glad he thanked his Emmy-winning director Susanne Bier.
A lot of women in gold tonight.
If someone had to beat Sterling K. Brown, glad it’s Hugh Laurie. For all his nominations, it still feels like he’s not getting enough credit for “The Night Manager.” Lots of extreme close-ups from director Susanne Bier played perfectly into his subtle, expressive turn.
Let the LA LA LAND parade begin!
Let the LA LA LAND parade continue!
“City of Stars” decimated its competition with hummability.
I feel like Sting is a La La Land fan.
Two down for “La La Land,”as hummable “City of Stars” wins best original song with Broadway lyricistsBenj Pasek & Justin Paul joining composer Justin Hurwitz.
How was ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ not named ‘For the Love of Dog?’
Hate to say it but John Legend was the weakest link in “La La Land.”
It is so loud in the ballroom as the audience gets increasingly rowdy; always surprised that it doesn’t impact the on-air broadcast
Two down for “La La Land,” as hummable “City of Stars” wins best original song with Broadway lyricists Benj Pasek & Justin Paul joining composer Justin Hurwitz.
Hidden Fences, AGAIN.
By the way also saw Denzel stop and say hello to a security guard — classy!
Did he just say ‘Hidden Fences’ again?
Hidden Fences is not a good look, people.
Good thing Keaton’s not really campaigning this year.
Ha bless you Viola, love when talent call out the amount of campaigning that goes into winning
Viola Davis knows how to give an acceptance speech. She’s going to give a humdinger on Oscar night.
CAROL screenwriter Phyllis Nagy says Michael Keaton was joking about “Hidden Fences,” and I’m tempted to believe anything CAROL screenwriter Phyllis Nagy tells me.
I will accept zero joking about Hidden Figures, though, even from Keaton.
Keaton’s only funny when he makes fun of himself.
Sunny is SO CUTE, I cannot stand it.
Sunny Pawar just stole the show and melted my heart.
Lion Patel/Pawar moment is over the top on the cute meter.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson confirms that he is in fact wearing a Tom Ford tux.
Sunny Pawar for President.
Goldie! Kurt Russell looking grizzled in the crowd!
Backstage, they just turned on the audio for Gosling’s acceptance speech so that Aaron Taylor-Johnson could watch it with us.
He’s very happy for Gosling’s win.
i saw all of our lives flash before my eyes during the epic pause between the words “Ryan” and “Gosling.”
You’d better believe Justin Hurwitz is double-fisting his Globes on stage.
Overheard, about Ryan Gosling’s emotional acceptance speech: “That was an Oscar speech!”
Wow, LA LA LAND not making *any* room for anything else. Thought MANCHESTER was going to take it so Kenny Lonergan could finally bring some charisma to the stage.
I am enjoying this weirdness.
Ryan Gosling is rocking his white tux and gives a grateful, humble speech, thanking the mother of his kids for supporting him while he had “one of the best experiences I ever had on a film.”
Who would’ve suspected the most topical movie of this awards season would be ZOOTOPIA?
Everyone please weigh in on how many tissues they go through during this segment. I am already on number three.
Solid Fisher/Reynolds tribute; for more, see BRIGHT LIGHTS.
Unfortunately that Carrie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds tribute felt a bit rushed and tacked on so there wasn’t much reaction in the room
The crowd is so loud in here now it’s hard to gauge the reaction to Casey Affleck
TEAM TONI ERDMANN
It’s not a question of whether Verhoeven deserved to win this category so much as that Verhoeven deserves to win more stuff in general.
How does Paul Verhoeven feel about Isabelle Huppert? I thought Elle might beat Toni Erdmann with this group. It suggests the HFPA may not have given Huppert Best Actress.
I feel like we might have located the only 90 people who watched “The Night Manager.” (Which is great!)
Taylor Swift definitely just turned this show off.
Tom Hiddleston’s win for Night Manager reminds that the HFPA often vote for the star they most want to see on the stage.
The Night Manager would have been better as a movie!
A few interesting facts about the cold open, from NBC:
Great ‘Beauty and the Beast’ TV spot with Emma Watson singing — she sounds fantastic.
I spy HBO’s Richard Plepler and JJ Abrams conversing. Westworld season 2 spoilers?
this Deadpool nonsense was all worth it to hear Jake Gyllenhaal say “accelerated healing powers” on live TV
Beards are the last bastion of machismo in an increasingly less macho landscape.
THE CROWN is so, so, so good. Very well deserved award for Claire Foy.
When can Claire Foy and Sarah Paulson make something — ANYTHING! — together?
Fill out your Emmy predictions for Globe-winning Netflix series “The Crown” written by Peter Morgan and starring Globe winner Claire Foy.
I’m really surprised by all the “Crown” love. It’s so old-fashioned and a snooze, especially in a year that gave us “Jackie” and “Neruda.”
And as they play off film director Stephen Daldry, the night does seem to be dominated by the Brits.
This crowd erupted when Stranger Things was announced. Polite applause for “The Crown.”
THE CROWN!! Easily the best new hour-long show of the year (but I’ll defer to our TV critics on this)
I’m really surprised by all the “Crown” love. It’s so old-fashioned and a snooze, especially in a year that gave us bold views of history like “Jackie” and “Neruda.”
Backstage “Elle” director Paul Verhoeven says the U.S. president is “scary,” because it “could easily go in directions that ultimately will end in war and destruction. I am scared of this presidency.”
Phew, we almost went an entire awards show without stopping to honor Meryl Streep.
As Streep said years ago, “Not HER again!”
Backstage Tom Hiddleston says he owes Variety’s Jenelle Riley $20 on a bet about winning drama limited series at Globes.
At least they paid tribute to her best two films: “Death Becomes Her” and “The River Wild.”
“Cate Blanchett wears the bad boy pants this time around.” — Tom Hiddleston, backstage, out of context.
Love Meryl going after Trump.
Meryl Streep, American hero, brings tears to the room and a standing ovation
Lots of politics here and Meryl Streep is kicking ass, defending vilified groups foreigners, Hollywood and the press. “Hollywood is crawling with foreigners,” she said. “Take them all out and you’ll end up watching Monday Night football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.” She concluded, “we’re going to need journalists going forward.” (And Mel has shaved his beard.)
Streep’s speech wins the night. Both a call to action and a celebration of the talent in the room.
I had such DOUBT, but Streep just saved the night.
I didn’t get to hear Meryl’s speech because backstage Tom Hiddleston was telling us a story about Carrie Fisher’s dog. I’m pretty cool with this.
(Because of course I will watch it later.)
Full “La La Land” sweep seems to be happening. Chazelle’s second win of the night.
All the Donald Glover love tonight is very well-deserved.
Sweep sweep sweep
I will say that it makes me happy to know that “La La Land” winning so much will make my mom happy.
Nice to see producer Fred Berger lead the “La La Land” acceptance speeches. This is the same person who brought us “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” last year. Talk about range!
The blonding of Brie Larson is now complete. I think this happens to every hot actress.
I like that Emma Stone went the opposite direction.
So is Manchester a shoo-in now?
Liz, I think Affleck is a shoo-in, yeah.
Affleck was a shoo-in the moment that movie premiered at Sundance. Tougher odds in all its other categories.
Seven Globe wins for “LA La Land” is a record.
Huge whoa sound in press room when Huppert wins.
No awards night is complete without a reason to thank Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard.
Wow shocker. Huppert is fantastic, but Portman in ‘Jackie’ was a G.O.A.T. performance.
And Sony Pictures Classics chief Michael Barker is jubilant.
They just chased off Isabelle Huppert to talk about ROCKY. This is a new low for our species.
This is an odd duo to close with, yes?
But why can’t I watch Isabelle Huppert and Carl Weathers on stage at the same time?
OH! MOONLIGHT! OH!
HOT DAMN MOONLIGHT YES GIDDY GIDDY GIDDY.
Erase all your tweets about how MOONLIGHT got shafted tonight.
okay, so the show ended *real* strong.
Wonderful that “Moonlight” got the win, but did Tarell Alvin McCraney get a mention?
By the producer, yes.
Yay! In disappointing news, Meryl Streep has lost her voice, so she will not be joining us backstage.
So it looks like the night is done. We had some fun, laughs and watched Jimmy Fallon rap.
We’re still waiting on a few more winners here at the Hilton, but yeah, show’s over! Sleep well, friends. Remember that Hollywood is a place where dreams come true.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but we need *more* Meryl Streep at award shows?