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Golden Globes: Christian Bale Wins Expected First Globe

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 17, 2011 at 12:57AM

"It's going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking or as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast," says Gervais. "Everything is 3-D except the characters in The Tourist." That's a Globes-nominated movie--the audience reacts. They also don't like Gervais's suggestion that the Globes accepted bribes to nominate The Tourist.
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"It's going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking or as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast," says Gervais. "Everything is 3-D except the characters in The Tourist." That's a Globes-nominated movie--the audience reacts. They also don't like Gervais's suggestion that the Globes accepted bribes to nominate The Tourist.

Earlier today on NPR Gervais promised to do the show with a drink in hand. He suggested that he wouldn't use a script. It does look like he's using the teleprompter though. Folks here at the Fox viewing party are laughing--and groaning. "Scarlett Johannson is "gifted talented and Jewish, Mel Gibson told me that, he's obsessed," says Gervais.

As expected, Christian Bale wins for The Fighter. "What a bunch of characters," he says of the Lowell, MA. family that inspired the film. He also thanks the force behind the movie Mark Wahlberg: "You can only give a loud performance like the one I gave when you have a quiet anchor."

This article is related to: Awards, Headliners, Golden Globes, Christian Bale


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.