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Doc Jensen: The Golden Globes are meaningless. Let's pretend they're not!

It’s easy to be cynical about the Golden Globes. So easy that it feels cheap, dumb and soul-killing to snark about them. But here we go anyway! The awards, given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have long been integrity-challenged; the tales are numerous, ridiculous, Google-able. This isn’t to say the honor is worthless. But I would say that if a past winner were in sudden need of a doorstop and could only choose from the many different trophies on their mantle to perform that function, they should pick the Golden Globe. Unless they also happen to have a People’s Choice Award.

The Golden Globes might be absolutely meaningless as measures of critical consensus and artistic achievement—but the award is, nonetheless, a cultural icon denoting quality, and so it has value as a marketing tool for Hollywood studios looking to get attention for films that deserve to be seen. If an ad touting Golden Globes nominations for Boyhood gets you off your butt and into a movie theater to see Boyhood (please, do this!), or to knock on my door to borrow my screener (don’t do this, please), well, then, good on you, Golden Globes! You are an ends-justify-the-means credit to society. The CIA envies your raisins. READ FULL STORY

The biggest shocks and snubs of the Golden Globes' TV nominations

As happy as we are for all of the 72nd Golden Globe Awards nominees, the “of course” nods are never as exciting as noting who got shut out or who got a nod out of the blue. These are just some of the TV nominees—and surprising missing names—that have us scratching our heads today.


InsideTV Podcast: Toby Stephens on hunting for pirate treasure on 'Black Sails'

No parrots. No peg legs. No eye patches. You will find none of those things in Starz’s new pirate drama Black Sails (which debuts Jan.25). What you will find, however, is a big sweeping adventure in the pursuit of treasure. And leading that pursuit is none other than Toby Stephens, who stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio studios (SiriusXM, channel 105) to chat all about it. And he reveals that when he was originally approached about starring on a pirate show, he had no interest. “When my agent sent me the script,” says Stephens, “I just went, ‘forget it.’” But then he finally read the darn thing and enlisted in what has the potential to be Starz’s biggest hit since the dearly departed Spartacus.

You can now hear the entire interview right here on the InsideTV Podcast. Stephens explains about life on the high seas, the pirate code of conduct, and why “they stopped at the teeth” when it came to making him and his shipmates look especially gross and grimy. Stephens also discusses his role in the James Bond universe, not only playing a villain in Die Another Day, but actually playing 007 himself as well. It’s a fun, rollicking chat that somehow manages to completely avoid the words “arrgh,” “matey,” and “scurvy” throughout. Just click the audio player icon below to listen in.

But that’s not all! We also break down all the Golden Globe television category shockers (Brooklyn Nine-Nine?) with Kristen Baldwin while weighing in on all things Jacqueline Bisset. And last, but certainly not least, Tricia Helfer stops by the studio to talk about her new ABC show Killer Women as well as her continuing friendship/partnership with fellow Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff. The only question is: How much awesomeness can you handle? Because there is plenty of awesomeness to go around. READ FULL STORY

E! apologizes to Michael J. Fox for Parkinson's 'fun fact'

The E! Entertainment network is apologizing to actor Michael J. Fox for an online graphic during its Golden Globes coverage that listed his Parkinson’s Disease as a “fun fact.”

The graphic was shown during E!’s live stream of red carpet coverage Sunday, although not on TV. As the actor was entering the Beverly Hills Hilton, the “fun fact” graphic noted Fox’s diagnosis in 1991. Fox was nominated for best actor in a comedy for his new NBC show.

The network said it regretted the insensitive remark. In its statement, E! said that “We understand the serious nature of the disease and sincerely apologize.

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' wins Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes

And the surprises just keep coming: Freshman comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine just snagged the Golden Globe Award for Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy. This is the second year in a row that the Hollywood Foreign Press has celebrated a new program in this category; last year, HBO’s Girls took home the prize.

Executive producer Daniel J. Goor accepted the award on his show’s behalf, making sure to thank his writers — “who never get to see their families” — series lead and newly-anointed Golden Globe winner Andy Samberg, co-EP and co-creator Michael Schur, and finally, his family, including his two-and-a-half-year-old, “who’s a nightmare.” Goor closed out his speech by noting that he decided to go into comedy instead of medicine, and that, in the end, he’s positive that he made the right decision: “This is way better than saving a human life.”

Check out the full list of winners here.

How will 'Breaking Bad' cast celebrate Golden Globes win? 'Wife-swapping'

The Breaking Bad victory tour is far from over. The latest stop was Sunday’s Golden Globes, where the series’ final season picked up the prize for Best TV Drama. So how will the cast celebrate?

“I think we’re going to wife-swap,” Bryan Cranston told reporters backstage, as co-stars Aaron Paul and RJ Mitte about fell over in laughter. “That’s been discussed. Wife-swapping. You know, you put your card in the basket…”

In all seriousness, though, Cranston marveled at how the show’s consistently growing fanbase took the show out on the highest note possible. “The fans took us to this level that none of us could have anticipated, the zeitgeist of it all,” he said. “And even though Walter White is dead, he seems to be able to stay alive somehow on life-support systems.”

Amy Poehler wins Best Actress in a TV Comedy at the Golden Globes

A shocked Amy Poehler took home her first Golden Globe, winning for her work as Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation. This is her third Globe career nomination.

When her name was announced, Poehler jokingly kissed Bono, who happily played along. “I never win, so I can’t believe I won,” she exclaimed. She also referred to her children as her double AA batteries and gave an extended shout out to the Parks cast.

“I love you and there’s a special place in hell for you,” Tina Fey happily told her friend later.

Poehler’s onscreen husband was pretty excited for her as well:

Andy Samberg wins Best Actor in a TV Comedy at Golden Globes

After returning from his honeymoon, Andy Samberg has something else to celebrate: The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star won his first Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Comedy. The win was unexpected, even to him. He had no speech prepared, so he did the usual “thank you”s in his own way. The best moment: When he used air quotes to thank “my team.” He quickly added, “I really do love and respect them.”

Robin Wright wins Best Actress in a TV Drama at the Golden Globes

Robin Wright won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama for her work in House of Cards. She beat out fellow nominees Julianna Margulies, Tatiana Maslany, Taylor Schilling, and Kerry Washington.

Once on stage, Wright referenced Merritt Wever’s memorable Emmy acceptance speech and her desire to do the same before thanking David Fincher for convincing her to do the show, as well as Netflix. After flashing a little bit of what appeared to be tape (to hold her dress in place), Wright wrapped up with, “Thank you everybody; I really appreciate this. Thanks.”

In addition to her Golden Globe win, Wright just picked up some more hardware: an engagement ring from fiancé Ben Foster. Backstage at the Globes, when Wright was congratulated on all her news, she said, “I’m shocked right now. Don’t know what’s going on exactly. It’s so new. We’re still talking about where, when, how. And I couldn’t be happier.”

Check out the full list of winners here.

–Additional reporting by Katie Atkinson

'Breaking Bad' wins Best TV Drama at the Golden Globes

Breaking Bad went off the air months ago, but it keeps adding more awards to its trophy case. The bleak AMC drama won the best TV Drama award at this year’s Golden Globes — just a few moments after star Bryan Cranston won his first Globe. Creator Vince Gilligan walked onstage with his Bad cast and found a way to once again offer heartfelt thanks to the people who made Bad possible. Then he handed the microphone over to Aaron Paul. Quoth Paul: “YEAH, BITCH!”

And keep in mind: Breaking Bad will be eligible for the Emmys this fall. So you probably haven’t seen the last of the Bad cast onstage at an awards ceremony.

Bryan Cranston finally wins Best Actor in a TV Drama at Golden Globes

Bryan Cranston finally won his first Golden Globe after his fourth consecutive nomination for playing Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad, which also picked up its first Globe for Best Drama. Cranston, who was also once nominated for Malcolm in the Middle, said his win was a lovely way to say goodbye to the show that meant so much to him. And, he noted, now everyone in the world will be able to share in Breaking Bad‘s “mirth and merriment.”

Cranston has won three Emmys for Breaking Bad, which aired its series finale last September.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's EW Q&A: From Golden Globe hosts to Darth Vader's moms

This interview originally appeared in the Dec. 20th issue of Entertainment Weekly.

In the mid-’90s, they found themselves on the same improv comedy team. In the mid-aughts, they became the first female duo to anchor the “Weekend Update” desk on Saturday Night Live. A few years later, they costarred on the big screen in Baby Mama. And today? Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are still finding ways to sit or stand next to each other while trading punchlines. In fact, they just tackled the daunting roles of guest editors for a recent issue of EW. The duo’s next reunion will take place on Sunday, when they host the Golden Globes for the second year in a row.

In the meantime, each is thoroughly busy on her own: Poehler stars on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, is writing a memoir, and is exec-producing an upcoming NBC sitcom and Comedy Central’s Broad City, while Fey, creator and star of 30 Rock, will hit theaters next year in Muppets Most Wanted and This Is Where I Leave You, and recently sold sitcoms to Fox and NBC. Since Poehler is based in L.A. and Fey is stationed in New York, EW decided to spare almost every expense and reunite them for a long-distance conversation over three bagels and one muffin, with Poehler, 42, chatting from EW’s West Coast bureau and Fey, 43, joining via Skype from New York. How did their freewheeling conversation come to involve George Clooney in a Ziploc bag, Siamese-twin judges, and a high-flying geisha? Read on.

Golden Globes: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have communication fails in new promos


EW coverladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have released two more promos for their Golden Globes hosting stint, and while their first promo showed them demonstrating that they maybe weren’t the best singers, these next two just feature the best friends being best friends. Or maybe lovers? Don’t worry about it!

Elsewhere, the twosome show you just how silly and goofy they can be while posing on top of a piano. A new game they’ll try out at the Globes? One can only hope. Just picture Jennifer Lawrence and Tom Hanks up there with them. The Internet might collapse in on itself.

Watch both promos below: READ FULL STORY


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