The Golden Globes

Jenna DeNight, Staff Writer

The 2011 Golden Globes gave Hollywood’s beloved celebrities a night to be honored in their shining glory whilst being assaulted by flashing cameras and reporters as they walked the red carpet.

Comedian Ricky Gervais supplied the laughs to an atmosphere filled with tension and nerves as the host of the 2011 Golden Globes. Gervais poked fun at several big-name celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Tim Allen, and Robert Downey Jr. His introduction of Bruce Willis as “Ashton Kutcher’s dad” had the crowd bursting with laughter.

“I really liked Ricky Gervais. He added a lot to the show,” freshman Hunter Nash said. “He was very funny.”

However, Gervais also made some upsetting comments that had celebrities on edge. According to the “Hollywood Reporter,” Jennifer Lopez reportedly threatened Gervais backstage, saying- “Listen! I will kill you, you understand? I am from New York, my husband fights, we both fight, we will beat you up after the show… with a couple of bleep bleeps in there.”

On the fashion front, emerald green was a reoccurring color for this year’s red carpet. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis, and Elizabeth Moss all wore green gowns.

“I loved Mila’s dress,” junior Alexa Almirall said. “The color looked really pretty on her!”

Dianna Agron adorned a shimmering, nude J. Mendel gown. The star channeled an “Old Hollywood” image. Junior Brian Dubow is a cousin of Agron’s.

“I was so proud that my cousin made it to the Golden Globes,” Dubow said. “She has been really great on ‘Glee’ and she looked beautiful at the Globes.”

Helena Bonham Carter received mixed reviews. This star wore a wild Vivian Westwood dress with a pair of mix-matched red and green shoes. The look was out there, but Carter was bold and the risky fashion choice worked for her.

“Although I never would’ve worn that ensemble, I think it fits Helen’s eccentric personality,” senior Katie Susik said.

And on to the 2011 Golden Globe winners…

“The Social Network” took home the award for Best Picture and Best Screen Play. “The Social Network’s” David Fincher also left the Globes as best director.

Colin Firth won the Best Actor  in a Drama award for his role in “The King’s Speech” and Natalie Portman won Best Actress in a Drama for her role in  “Black Swan”.

Best Animated Feature went to “Toy Story 3”, beating out the successful “How To Train Your Dragon” and “Tangled.”

“I was really happy that Toy Story 3 won,” freshman Cristina Tejada said. “It was such a good movie!”