Golden Globes Goss con’t

Winners of the night
Ok, who won the awards? Australia held their breath as the nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture ? Drama were read out, with two of our own up for gongs. Unfortunately for us, star of Capote Philip Seymour Hoffman took away the award. Felicity Huffman, star of Transamerica, took away the female award. Brokeback Mountain did take away the big one: Best Motion Picture ? Drama, as well as Best Director – Motion Picture, Best Screenplay – Motion Picture and Best Original Song – Motion Picture. It?s certainly looking like a hot favourite for the Oscars. Desperate Housewives went well, winning Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy however star of Weeds Mary-Louise Parker managed to beat four housewives to win Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy.

Most excited of the night
The most excited winner was definitely Sandra Oh, who screamed “I’m elated, I’m elated I’m elated” to reporters after winning best supporting actress in a TV series for her work on Grey’s Anatomy. “I’m so excited, I’m shaking right now,” she told a room filled with radio, TV and print reporters. “You see the tables before you, notice which are squishiest chairs and go the other way,” she said. “You know, when your name is called your brain goes to mush you can’t walk, can’t talk, can’t do anything.”

Mum-to-be of the night
There were a few pregnant bellies to be seen on the night. Gwyneth Paltrow?s growing bulge showed that she is definitely expecting her second child. She looked gorgeous in her full length, cream gown by Nicolas Ghesqui?re Balenciaga. Also worth mentioning is five-month pregnant star Rachel Weisz, as announced on SheSaid last week, who glowed in her bronze gown.

Quotes of the night
Quotes heard at the Golden Globes include:

“I’m not single. We’re trying to work our marriage out.” Hilary Swank, recently separated from husband Chad Lowe, in an E! interview on the red carpet.

“OK, my husband just hit me so hard I almost fell over.” Reese Witherspoon, best movie musical or comedy actress for Walk the Line.

“I doubt anybody gets taken seriously for very long. I’ll be on some reality show in about six years going, `Hey, I had a great year in 2006.'” George Clooney, on the red carpet.

Aftershow Gossip
The hottest parties were all held simultaneously in different areas on the grounds of the Beverly Hills Hilton. One popular one was hosted by Warner Bros. and Instyle, which featured a live band and plenty of A-listers. Seen at that party were Felicity Huffman and husband William H. Macy who danced like high school sweethearts to All Right Now. Also relaxing in the chilled atmosphere were George Clooney, Charlize Theron, Kiefer Sutherland and Jamie Foxx.

Sandra Oh didn?t lost any of her excitement as she partied down at the Weinstein/Glamour/L’Oreal party at legendary hangout of old Hollywood, Trader Vic’s. “I still can’t believe I won,” she said, when she finally took a break from dancing. “I think I’ll be surprised forever.” Also at the bash were Bob and Harvey Weinstein discussing film projects with Matthew Fox and Terrence Howard and Scarlett Johansson, Pierce Brosnan, Paris Hilton and Mariah Carey all networking.

Universal, Focus Features and NBC held a joint party on the top floor of a parking garage that had been converted into a lush oasis. Security guards averted disaster by preventing Ryan Phillippe from spilling his drink all over his wife Reese Witherspoon?s white coat as his arm draped casually over her shoulder. Other award winners included Rachel Weisz, Hugh Laurie, Steve Carell and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers who held his trophy between his legs while signalling wildly to five nearby women. Classy.

Steve Carell, who said on stage that his wife Nancy had written his acceptance speech, admiited that it was actually his idea. “I’ve been thinking of giving a speech like this since I was a kid and have run through this scenario umpteen thousand times,” he said. “I got the idea of having Nancy ‘write’ it last night between 9 and 9:08. And I certainly didn’t forget to give her credit!”

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