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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association have announced that they will expand this year’s number of Golden Globe nominations for Best Animated Feature from three to five. The amended rule now reads:

Eligible films must be feature-length (70 minutes or longer) with no more than 25% live action. If less than eight animated films qualify, the award will not be given, in which case the films would be eligible for Best Picture. If less than twelve animated films qualify, the category will be limited to three nominations per year.

This comes on the heels of the Academy of Motion Pictures’ announcement that twenty films were submitted for Best Animated Feature Oscar, which would result in five nominees instead of the usual three.
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The FCC is reviewing NBC’s telecast of The Golden Globes due to multiple complaints from viewers claiming that portions violated public indecency rules. The biggest moment of contention happened when The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky “flipped the bird” at Best Actor winner Mickey Rourke. The moment came across to moment as playful jabbing between a director and his star actor. On the West Coast, NBC filled the screen with black to censor the two second shot. I remember in the second pro wrestling boom, Stone Cold Steve Austin would often flip the middle finger at opponents on cable television in prime time. I’m not sure if the rules changed after Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction or if the laws are different for cable broadcasts.

Some of the 18 complaints received also focused on objectionable language caught on mic by some award winners. I still find it amazing that 18 people can dictate what is and what isn’t indecent on national television. It’s actually pretty ridiculous if you think about it. I doubt that anything serious will come of this. Even the $500,000 fine the agency slapped CBS with after the Janet Jackson 2004 SuperBowl incident was later overturned by the courts. Thanks to /Film reader Ben O for the tip.

source: LA TImes

As you all know by now, Heath Ledger won the Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role Award at last night’s Golden Globes. Does this mean that Ledger is a shoe in for an Academy Award? Actually, that’s actually a misconception. While Heath’s win probably solidifies the fact that he will be nominated and in contention, history has shown that Academy members tend to disagree with the Hollywood foreign press.

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The photo above shows Bolt and Rhino’s backstage reaction to WALL-E’s Best Animated Feature win at last night’s Golden Globe Awards. Bolt was overheard screaming “I thought you said we were be-awesome!?!” Either that or it’s just some random photo we found on the disney blog.

During her acceptance speech during tonight’s Golden Globes, Tina Fey made some time to tell some of her harsh “internet critics” to “suck it.” The bit was pretty funny (you must watch it here).

“If you ever start to feel too good about yourself, they have this thing called the Internet! You can find a lot of people there who don’t like you! I’d like to address some of them now! BabsonLacrosse, you can suck it. DianeFan, you can suck it. Cougar-Letter, you can really suck it ’cause you’ve been after me all year. And to my husband, Jeff, I love you. Thank you very much!”

Well apparently Gawker did some research and found out that those “anonymous internet critics” Fey mentioned on stage, believe it or not — those users are actual posters on the LA Times’ Envelope Awards website.

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We have found some of the highlight speeches from tonight’s Golden Globe Awards. After the jump you will find Tracy Morgan and Tina Fey’s hilarious 30 Rock acceptance speeches, Christopher Nolan’s acceptance speech for Heath Ledger’s Dark Knight best performance win, and Mickey Rourke’s Best Dramatic Actor speech where The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky flips Mickey “the bird”. Classic. And after you watch the Tina Fey video, head on over here to find out the truth behind the harsh “internet critics” that Fey tells to “suck it”.
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2009 Golden Globe Award Winners

Here is the complete list of winners of The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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If you didn’t know, the 66th Annual Golden Globes will be air tonight on NBC from 8-11pm eastern time. The award show is being broadcast live from The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California but oddly enough, the Globes won’t air on the west cast until three hours after they happen.

I understand that most people won’t even notice, but it seems strange to me that the Hollywood industry types have to read about the winners online or watch the show on a three hour tape delay. As far as I can tell, NBC does not broadcast the show online, so people like me who write about the industry are forced to scour Justin.tv for an illegal rebroadcast of the live show.

If you’re looking for a point, there really is none. This isn’t even news really. I just wanted to vent about the pure ridiculousness of the situation. I mean, who woulda thought that the people living in Hollywood can’t watch the Golden Globes live, but the people in Boston can?

Check back later tonight as we will have the full list of Globe Award Winners.

Earlier today people noticed something strange on the Official Golden Globe’s websiteAnne Hathaway was marked as the winner for Best Actress in a Drama. But the Award winners won’t be announced until Sunday night. Some websites reported that the Hollywood’s foreign press had made a big slip up, but I believe it is more than likely just an error on the part of the site’s webmaster. You will notice that the above list is in alphabetical order.

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