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Golden Globe Awards

Aired January 13, 2008 - 21:00   ET


LARRY KING, HOST: Tonight, a front row pass to the 65th annual Golden Globes. We're live on the scene. It's going to be like no award show you've ever experienced. We've got the inside scoop on the winners, the losers and what it all means. And not telling who's going to show up. It's all next on a special edition of LARRY KING LIVE.
So, as you well know, the writer's strike out here in Los Angeles has prevented the Golden Globes providing the usual show it does at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. No songs, no mass of celebrities, nobody crossing any picket lines. There will be a press conference. We will cover the press conference as the winners are announced. We'll have a panel with Melissa Rivers, Kareen Wynter, Debbie Matenopoulos, and A.J. Hammer.

Melissa, what's the scene like?

Apparently Melissa doesn't hear me. Kareen, can you set the scene for us?

KAREEN WYNTER, CNN NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Hi there, Larry. Well, they had to scale the lights, so you know, it's getting interesting by the second here. You can hear the announcements set to take place behind me, this room buzzing with activity and it's not from all the champagne toasting going on. No such scene this year. The glam affair replaced by this. A packed house of journalist and all eyes will be on that stage behind me -- Larry.

KING: Kind of weird huh Debbie?

DEBBIE MATENOPOULOS, CO-HOST, DAILY TEN: It is really weird. You know, I mean, I think it's unfortunate for a lot of first-time nominees. You know? Like Ellen Page, Nikki Blonsky. Nikki Blonsky, as a matter of fact said to one of our reporters at "E," Jason Kennedy, I feel like the prom was canceled.

KING: Melissa, are you going to describe to us throughout the hour what the press is wearing?

MELISSA RIVERS, FASHION EXPERT: Absolutely Larry, because as you can see behind me it's a beehive of activity here at the Beverly Hilton. I don't know if you can see cars are clearly not lining up. And you always know you're in trouble when the press is talking to the press.

KING: All right. The presentations, they're about to begin, and we'll cover them. Watch. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's a different Golden Globes than we're used to watching. But you know what, there are so many amazing performances and I'm so glad to be part of honoring them tonight. So, let's get to it. Here are the nominees for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Cate Blanchett, "I'm Not There;" Julia Roberts, "Charlie War;" Saoirse Ronan, "Atonement;" Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone;"and Tilda Swinton from "Michael Clayton." And the Golden Globe goes to: Cate Blanchett, "I'm not there."


Congratulations, Cate. Well deserved.

KING: Not a surprise, I would say. Back to the awards.

Music by Shakira and Antonio Pinto, lyrics by Shakira. "Grace is Gone," from "Grace is Gone," music by Clinton Eastwood, lyrics by Carole Bayer-Sager. "Guaranteed" from "Into the Wild," music and lyrics by Eddie Vedder. "That's How You Know" from "Enchanted," music my Alan Menken and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. And "Walk Hard" from "Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story," music and lyrics by Marshall Crenshaw, John C. Reilly, Jud Apatow and Jake Kasdan. And the Golden Globe goes to: "Guaranteed," "Into the Wild," music and lyrics by Eddie Vedder.

By the way, the final results tonight were tabulated by the accounting firm of Ernst & Young, LLP, represented by Andy Sal (ph) and Heather Briggs (ph). Thank you very much. And they didn't tell us.

Next up, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini Series or TV Movie. Dan Danson, "Damages;" Kevin Dillon, "Entourage;" Jeremy Piven, "Entourage," Andy Serkis, "Longford," William Shatner, "Boston Legal;" and Donald Sutherland, "Dirty, Sexy Money." And the Golden Globe goes to Jeremy Piven, "Entourage."


This just feels different. Thought I saw a lump in the corner over the rug. Nobody noticed the elephant.

All right, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Drama. Patricia Arquette, "Medium;" Glenn Close, "Damages;" Minnie Driver, "The Riches;" Edie Falco, "The Soprano's;" Sally Field, "Brothers and Sisters;" Holly Hunter, "Saving Grace;" and Kyra Sedgwick for "The Closer." And the Golden Globe goes to: Glenn Close, "Damages."


I just want to point out that all of us who are announcing the winners tonight, are not major movie stars, in case you didn't notice. We are from entertainment show like "The Insider," SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, "Inside Edition," "E! News," "Extra," and ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. So now I will turn it over to CNN and SHOWBIZ TONIGHT'S Brooke Anderson. Thank you. BROOKE ANDERSON, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT: Hi there, everyone. I'm honored and thrilled to be here and be a part of this tonight. And you know, even in the new format, tonight's announcements are still a huge media event. We are being covered by over 57 television crews from all over the world. Photographers from more than 200 publications, and 125 print journalists. They are over 600 invited guests in this ballroom at the Beverly Hilton including media executives and publicists for shows, networks, and film studios.

So, let's find out who more of those winners are right now. All right, here are the nominees for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini Series, or TV Movie. Rose Byrne, "Damages;" Rachel Griffiths, "Brothers and Sisters;" Katherine Heigl, "Grey's Anatomy;" Samantha Morton, "Longford;" Anna Paquin, "Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee;" and Jaime Pressly, "My Name is Earl." And the Golden Globe goes to Samantha Morton, "Longford."


KING: Popular choice. Terrific young actress.

ANDERSON: Here are the nominees for the Best Actor in a TV Series Drama. Michael C. Hall, "Dexter;" Jon Hamm, "Mad Men;" Hugh Laurie, "House;" Bill Paxton, "Big Love;", and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, "The Tudors." And the Golden Globe goes to, sorry for the delay, Jon Hamm, "Mad Men."


KING: And I noticed that Debbie Matenopoulos is applauding that winner.


ANDERSON: And here are the nominees for Best Animated Feature Film. "Bee Movie."




UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Outside the hive.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Whoa! Hey, get out of the there.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You know, I don't think these are flowers.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: How did you learn to do the talking thing?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't know, mama, dada, honey. You pick it up.


ANDERSON: Ratatouille.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ah, Paris, France. Home of the finest restraints and the greatest chefs in the world. All my life I've wanted to be one of them. I always believe that with hard work and a little luck it's only a matter of time before I'm discovered.


ANDERSON: "The Simpsons Movie."


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Actually, you doomed us all.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: How did the pig tracks get on the ceiling?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Spider-pig, spider-pig.


ANDERSON: And the Golden Globe goes to "Ratatouille."


KING: this was favored by everybody even though I was in "Bee Movie, "Ratatouille" was a runaway winner.

ANDERSON: The nominees for Best (INAUDIBLE) Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. Amy Adams, "Enchanted;" Nikki Blonsky, "Hairspray;" Helena Bonham Carter, "Sweeny Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street;" Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose;" and Ellen Page, "Juno." And the Golden Globe goes to Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose."


KING: this was an amazing performance. Much deserved.

ANDERSON: And now please welcome my good friend Jim Moret from "Inside Edition."


JIM MORET, INSIDE EDITION: In case you hadn't noticed I have the best seat in the house. We're all very mindful of the unusual circumstances surrounding tonight's awards. Jorge Camara, the event, I think, reflects your style and grace, and I applaud you, and I am very honored to present these Golden Globes.


Here are the nominees for Best Mini Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," "The Company," "Five Days," "Longford," and the "State Within." And the Golden Globe goes to: "Longford."


KING: Another HBO winner. Not surprising.

MORET: Here are nominees for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Casey Affleck, "The Assignation of Jesse James by the Coward, Robert Ford."

KING: Tough category.

MORET: Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men;" Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Charlie Wilson's War;" John Travolta, "Hairspray;" and Tom Wilkinson, "Michael Clayton." And the Golden Globe goes to: The scariest guy I've ever seen on film, Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men."

KING: This was an incredible performance. Everyone should see this movie.

MORET: The acceptance speeches are very short tonight.

Here are the nominees for Best Actors in a Mini Series or TV Movie: Adam Beach, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee;" Ernest Borgnine, "A Grandpa for Christmas;" Jim Broadbent, "Longford;" and Jason Isaacs, "The State Within;" and James Nesbitt, "Jekyll." And the Golden Globe goes to: Jim Broadbent, "Longford."


Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Mini Series or TV Movie: Rice Dallas Howard, "As You Like It;" Debra Messing, "The Starter Wife;" Queen Latifah, "Life Support;" Sissy Spacek, "Pictures of Hollis Woods;" and Ruth Wilson, "Jane Eyre." And the Golden Globe goes to: Queen Latifah, "Life Support."


KING: it will help her movie opening this week. She'll be on our show Wednesday night.

MORET: ...but now, nay I introduce from "E! News" the newly married Juliana Ransik.

JULIANA RANCIC, E! NEWS: I never thought in my wildest dreams I would be up here. First I want to say I support the WGA. And, no, not because without the strike there would be no way I would ever be standing up here tonight at the Golden Globes presenting. That is not one of the reasons. If you've ever seen me act, you know that. There's no chance I would ever be up here. But, I do support the WGA, and next year I hope is extremely different than this year. With that said, this is a great event and of course we're going to honor all the wonderful performances tonight. So, at least we're doing that and that's fabulous.

So, let's start by doing the nominees for Best Screen Play. Diablo Cody, "Juno;" Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, "No Country for Old Men;" Christopher Hampton, "Atonement;" Ronald Harwood, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly;" and Aaron Sorkin, "Charlie Wilson's War." And the Golden Globe goes to: Ethan Cohen and Joel coen, "No Country for Old Men."

KING: Again, a great movie and these are two of the best in the business.

RANCIC: Here now are the nominees for Best Actor in a TV Series Comedy: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock;" Steve Carell, "The Office;" David Duchovny, "Californication;" Ricky Gervais, "Extras;" and Lee Pace, "Pushing Daisies." And the Golden Globe goes to: David Duchovny, "Californication."


KING: A very popular actor out here, David Duchovny. This will be well-received.

RANCIC: Now the nominees for Best TV Series Comedy. "30 Rock."


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There she is, there's my star. To think I wanted you to lose this weight. It sounds so crazy now.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, and I saw your enorma (ph) commercial. It's fabulous.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What's enorma (ph)?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's the No. 1 fragrance for plus sized women.

Enorme (ph), make him chase the junk.

RANCIC: "Californication."



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: About a year a go, bought me a drink. (INAUDIBLE) in your apartment, doing things I haven't done with anyone. You promised to call. You didn't.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, OK, that was low.


RANCIC: "Entourage."


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, so you heard of him? He wrote "Traffic."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yeah, I know who he is.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why can't you write it?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Rumors already started about VPs being fired, production delays, et cetera., now they want an Academy Award winner to do the rewrites. Ridiculous. I told them they'd never do it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yeah, yeah, I know Stephen, yeah, from the Brentwood Country mud. I love it.


RANCIC: "Extras."


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Trying to steal my fiance?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Right, OK, I don't know what you're doing? What are you doing? What do you think I have this ring for?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't know. You're a hobbi t.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That usually works in cartoons.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What is he doing, mate?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no. Accidental.


RANCIC: "Pushing Daisies."



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hi.This may seem like asking the obvious, but were you trampled by a horse?


RANCIC: And the Golden Globe goes to: "Extras."


KING: Tough category. Probably a very close vote.

RANCIC: Now the nominees for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama. Cate Blanchett, "Elizabeth, the Golden Age;" Julie Christie, "Away from Her;" Jodie Foster, "The Brave One; Angelina Jolie, "A Mighty Heart;" and Keira Knightley, "Atonement." And the Golden Globe goes to: Julie Christie, "Away from Her."


RANCIC: And now from "Extra" please welcome Dana Devon.


DANA DEVON, EXTRA: Thank you, Juliana. Before I get started, I just wanted to say that we want to say to Jorge we think you should be negotiating the writer's strike. Because if you can get "Entertainment Tonight," "The Insider," "Inside Edition," and "Extra" on one stage, you can do anything. Thank you.

Here are nominees for Best Original Score Motion Picture. "Into the Wild," Michael Brooke; "Packey King" (ph), Eddie Vedder; "Graces is Gone," Clinton Eastwood; "The Kite Runner," Alberto Eglacious; "Atonement," Dario Marianelli; and "Eastern Promises," Howard Shoer. And the Golden Globe goes to: Dario Marianelli, "Atonement."


KING: A wonderful film. I hate to keep praising these, but these are all top nominees.

DEVON: Best TV Series Musical or Comedy: Christina Applegate, "Samantha Who;" America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty;" Tina Fey, "30 Rock;" Anna Friel, "Pushing Daisies;" and Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds." And the Golden Globe goes to: Tina Fey, "30 Rock."

KING: Not surprising. Veteran of the television screen.

DEVON: Best Director Motion Picture: Tim Burton, "Sweeny Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street;" Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, "No Country for Old Men;" Julian Schnabel, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly;" Ridley Scott, "American Gangster;" and Joe Wright, "Atonement." And the Golden Globe goes to: Julian Schnabel, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly."

KING: Makes no sense compared to what was happening for "No Country for Old Men." But a lot of this, all of this doesn't make sense.

DEVON: Here are the nominees for Best Actor Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Johnny Depp, "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." Ryan Gosling, "Lars and the Real Girl." Tom Hanks, "Charlie Wilson's War." Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Savages." And John C. Reilly, "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story." And the Golden Globe goes to: Johnny Depp, "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Garber."

How was Daniel Day not nominated is unbelievable.

DEVON: In a million years did I ever think that I would be saying "and the Golden Globe goes to" and never in a million years did I ever think I would be saying please now would you please welcome Mary Hart from "Entertainment Tonight"


MARY HART, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT: Neither did I. Hi, everybody. It is great to be here this evening. And it would have been greater, yes, had we all been having festive time during the ceremony and after, but it's a real honor to present these awards. We know it represents all of the incredible talented people in our business.


And the work at time has left me breathless this year. So, I'm excited to present our first nominees for Motion Picture Music or Comedy. "Across the Universe."


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: As blissful as you two are...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I have a date with Uncle Sam.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We're in the middle of a revolution, Jude and what are you doing? Doodles and cartoons?


HART: "Charlie Wilson's War."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Passionately involved with the cause of the Afghans since the day the Communists marched. You sit at the intersection of the State Department, the Pentagon, and the CIA. The three agencies you would need to conduct a covert war.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yeah? What is U.S. strategy in Afghanistan?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, strictly speaking we don't have one. We're working hard on that.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Me and three other guys.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What does this rank relative to other covert wars?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There's never been anything else like it.


HART: "Hairspray."



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No one in this house is auditioning for anything.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: But mom. Go out there and show them.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If we get any more white people in here it's going to be the suburbs.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You got to think big to be big.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Big ain't the problem in this family, Wilbur.


HART: "Juno."


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Who's the father?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's Pauly Bleaker (ph).


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I could like have this baby and give it to somebody that totally needs it.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You really going to do this?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If I could have the thing and give it to you now, I totally would, but I'm guessing it looks probably like a sea monkey right now. I need to know that it's possible that two people can stay happy forever.


HART: "Sweeney Todd."


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Dreaming I might come home to a wife and child.

Sweeney Todd will have his revenge.

You sir, too sir, welcome to the grave. I will have vengeance.

My arm is complete again.


HART: And the Golden Globe goes to: "Sweeney Todd."


KING: From Broadway to the big screen. Sweeney Todd wins it.

HART: We all get sick an tired of hearing it, but can I just say one time I want to thank my agents. That was enough. OK. Here are the nominees for best foreign language film: "Four Months, Three Weeks, and Two Days from Romania." "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," France, USA. "The Kite Runner," USA, "Lust, Caution," Taiwan, and Persepolis, France.

And the winner is, the Golden Globe goes to: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly."

KING: Getting a lot of play, a lot of attention. Nominated for an Academy Award, too, I'll bet.

HART: And yes, I yearn for the days of Jack Nicholson mooning at the Golden Globes, Kristine Laudie (ph) getting locked into the bathroom. But we have that for next year.

Here are nominees for Best TV Series Drama. "Big love."


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What do you mean with Barb? No, we all speak for ourselves.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Really, since when?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I started with seven nights. Then down to three and a half. Now it's two in change. I'm not going down a minute farther.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Barb, that's not practical. What happens when we bring on a fourth wife?


HART: "Damages."


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I was mislead by the accountants. I take full responsibility, but not the blame.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Well, I understand. It's like marriages. Companies just fail sometimes. Irreconcilable differences. No one is to blame. Is that your position?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: One word like that and we will walk out.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Is that your position?


HART: "Grey's Anatomy."


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You've got to be careful with this technique. If you aim the needle incorrectly you could nick the very thin walled right atrium. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You could cause a cardiac rupture.


HART: "House."


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're not all walking in to tell me you found nothing.



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I ran a rhythm trip twice and got the same results.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Stop. OK, here's how we diagnose. I leave you draft. I move, you move. I stop, you stop. Got it?


HART: "Mad Men."


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is a very small world and when you do something like malign the reputation of a girl from the Steno pool on her first day, you make it even smaller.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Keep it up and even if you do get my job you'll never run this place. You'll die in that corner office a mid- level executive with little hair who women go home with out of pity.


HART: "The Tudors."



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I gave you no permission to marry Brandon. No would I ever.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You gave me your promise. I was free to choose.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I made no promise. You are mistaken. How dare you look at me? I am your lord and master. Not your brother.


HART: And the Golden Globe goes to: "Mad Men."


HART: Our next story, the nominees for Best Actor, Motion Picture, and Drama are: George Clooney in "Michael Clayton." Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will be Blood." James McAvoy, "Atonement." Viggo Mortensen from "Eastern Promises," and that was one scary naked fight scene. And Denzel Washington for "American Gangster." It was, wasn't it?

And the Golden Globe goes to: Daniel Day-Lewis for "There Will be Blood."

KING: This is one of the great screen performances of all time. Trust me. Of all time.

HART: Now I would like to bring back the man who has gone through fire for weeks now. Would you please welcome back your own Hollywood Foreign Press Association president, Jorge Camara. Congratulations.

JORGE CAMARA, HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS PRES: Thank you. Here are the nominees for Best Motion Picture Drama. "American Gangster."


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The most important thing in business is honesty.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Integrity, hard work.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Murder, racketeering.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Family. Never forgetting where we came from.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Frank Lucas is the most dangerous man walking the streets of our city.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is my home, my country. Frank Lewis is not running from nobody.


CAMARA: "Atonement."




UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: A young girl who sees something which she doesn't understand.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, I saw him. I know it was him.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They gave me a choice. Stay in prison or join the army.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm very, very sorry.


CAMARA: "Eastern promises."


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Baby girl born 20th of December, 2314. It's all right. I'll probably find out more once...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A diary? If the diary should find its way to the police.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The police won't find anything.


CAMARA: "The Great Debaters."


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You must destroy your opponent. Not only verbally, but physically.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Everybody knows he's been running around stirring up trouble.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Since it's clear that you have no evidence, I suggest you let him go.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I wish to extend an invitation to a debate.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We'll be one of the first negro colleges in America to ever debate a white college. My message to you is to never quit.


CAMARA: "Michael Clayton."


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The architect of our defense has been arrested for running naked through a parking lot.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You got all these cop thinking you're a lawyer and you got all these lawyers thinking you're some kind of cop. You got everybody fooled, don't you? You know exactly what you are.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What would they do if you went public?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What would they do? They're doing it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm not the guy that you kill. I'm the guy that you fire. You're so blind you don't even see what I am.


CAMARA: "No Country for Old Men."


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We're out a bunch of money and the other party is out his product.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: These people will kill him, and they won't quit.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Do you want to leave a message?


CAMARA: "There Will be Blood."


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My son is a healer and a vessel for the Holy Spirit. He has a church.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I look at people and I see nothing worth liking.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When do we get our money, Daniel?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I have a competion in me. I want no one else to succeed.


CAMARA: and it is my pleasure to announce the Golden Globe for the Best Motion Picture Drama. "Atonement."


KING: Probably a surprise. Great movie, but probably a surprise. I would have bet on "No Country for Old Men."

CAMARA: Thank you for coming and rest assured that next year the Golden Globe Awards will be back bigger and better than ever. Good night and thank you.


KING: Now back to LARRY KING LIVE. We have our panel assembled. They are Melissa Rivers, Kareen Wynter, Debbie Matenopoulos, A.J. Hammer. And joining us will be Brooke Anderson and Dana Devon, who all were involved in the presentation just ended. This was the fastest award show in broadcast, telecast, or motion picture history.

MATENOPOULOS: And perhaps the most boring.

KING: Yeah. It did lack. Biggest surprise, Debbie?

MATENOPOULOS: Biggest surprise I would say, you know, the fact that that "Atonement" won Best Picture. It got seven nominations. It is the Hollywood Foreign Press who votes on this, so, you know, the film is sort of international. I would have thought it would have been "No Country for Old Men," or "There Would be Blood."

KING: Me too. All right, we're going to take a break, come back, bring the whole panel in and get their thoughts on the 65th Golden Globes, now history. Don't go away.


KING: I'm going to ask our panelists first ,what they thought of the presentation tonight. Melissa Rivers, what did you think?

RIVERS: I actually thought, you know, sometimes these award shows can drag on. So, I like that it was concise. And I clearly think Cate Blanchett hands down, best dressed. For sure. She's not here, but I'm just going to go on assuming.

KING: All right. Give it to her. All right, Kareen, what did you think of the presentation?

WYNTER: You know Larry, and that's such an interesting question. This was an event billed as a news conference. So, you know, we expected it to be so bare boned. Probably lack lustered, a little bit boring. Boring it definitely was not. They were still journalists in the room, of course. A lot of people dressed up quite nicely. But there were also awards handed out, so maybe that's why it didn't feel so much like a news conference. And I have to also say our Brooke Anderson, she did a fantastic job up there. But I had a chance to speak with her, Larry. After rehearsals today, they rehearsed for simply 28 minutes. She said it was really important for the Hollywood Foreign Press that they don't script anything, that they become really, really loose in terms of how they handled things because they wanted to be in line with the rules of the Writer's Guild and things really went smoothly just from my standpoint, here.

KING: A.J. Hammer, watching from New York, what do you think?

A.J. HAMMER, CNN NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Larry, I can pretty much sum it up in one word and that would be "weird." It's just odd to me. You know, it felt more like what it feels like when they announce the nominees for the Golden Globes and it's just an announcement. And one thing I'm pretty certain of, none of the entertainment anchors, including the lovely Brooke Anderson, who did a fantastic job, I don't think any of them had anything to drink unlike what we can come to expect from some of the actors at the Golden Globes when they accept their awards.

KING: Debbie, you think this might get in vogue? People might say, let's do them fast?

MATENOPOULOS: I don't know, A.J., perhaps they should drink, because that was probably the most boring think I have seen. I found that incredibly boring. I found that as perfect reason as to why the Writer's Strike should end immediately and the writers should come back because somebody needs to write that.

KING: But in view of that,. what else could they do?

MATENOPOULOS: Well, you're absolutely right. What are they going to do? They didn't have a choice.

But, you know, as a viewer, I'm in this business, but at the same time, I'm a viewer. I use to sit at home and watch these award shows. I feel like people across the country feel like wait a second. We want to watch our stars. And then especially seeing the clips and see the stars and go, wow, I wish they were there.

KING: Who said that?

HAMMER: Can you imagine what it was like for the award winners sitting at home or sitting at a part with their friends? There's something very anti-climactic about the big buildup to an award show like this, particularly for the first-time nominees and then, for those who had their names read off as the winner, they're like, yeah. I mean, what do you do?

KING: Melissa, were there any parties scheduled tonight?

RIVERS: They were tons of parties scheduled tonight. There are none going on. It is a ghost town, here.

KING: No, I mean that are going on? There are no parties going on?

RIVERS: Oh, I. Well Larry, as usual, I'm outside and not inside, so any invitations I got clearly just blew off the porch. I was not invited to anything. That's why I am here with you. But, I know I do want to tell you, I think, you know, I know it's a controversial thing with viewers versus we're supporting the writers. I got to say, my family made a choice to support the writer's strike. Had there been a red carpet we would not have worked tonight. And I think, you know, sometimes you got to make a stand and they've done it and they've made their point and I hope it brings everyone back to the table and lock everyone in a room and wait for white smoke to come out the chimney and let's get back to business.

KING: All right, Kareen Wynter, our CNN lady, who's a big winner, tonight?

WYNTER: Well, "Atonement" did quite well. As you know, it lead the way in terms of nominations, Larry. You know, people also thought in other categories, Ellen Page, the newcomer, that she would perhaps win the big award tonight. Not the case.

But, I want to just backtrack a little bit. Lovely panel we have. I love everyone, but I have to absolutely disagree. What did you expect? This was a glorified news conference. The Hollywood Foreign Press, they had to scramble on Friday, Larry. I was in there in some of the offices when they were making calls and trying to round up journalists and you know, this is what it is. The fact that the show didn't go on is one thing, but the event totally wasn't canceled. So, I really hand it to the presenters in the fact that there was even some sort of event to begin with.

KING: Debbie, are you counter.

MATENOPOULOS: Look, I support the writers just like anybody else does. I mean, look, I'm not saying anything against the writers. I'm simply saying, that this is the reason why the awards show needs to come back. I want to see the Golden Globes. I want to see the stars out there. I want to see the dresses. I want it to be fun. I want them to have a couple of cocktails and go on stage and say something crazy. Who doesn't? It's called the entertainment business, I want to be entertained.

HAMMER: No Debbie, I think that's exactly the point and Kareen, to that end, I do think it was just a weird way of seeing something that we have come to know it as really the most exciting and fun award, the most unscripted award show of the entire season. And, you know, we hope, I don't think it will necessarily decide what ends up happening with the Oscars, but we hope this will firmly plant in some people's minds, who are heavily involved in the negotiating process, man, we don't want to see this type of a thing at the Academy Awards this year.

MATENOPOULOS: It also proves, A.J., just how valuable the writers are. A lot of people say, they're just the writers, why do they deserve the money? They deserve the money because if it's not on the page it's very hard to deliver. And we see that when they do the awards show and the stuff that those people read on the prompter, is really funny.

KING: Are you saying the presenters weren't hysterical?

MATENOPOULOS: You know, they were fine.

KING: All right, we'll be right back with Melissa Rivers, Kareen Wynter, of CNN, Debbie Matenopoulos, and A.J. Hammer, who, by the way, hosts SHOWBUSINESS TONIGHT weeknights at 11:00 Eastern on CNN's HEADLINE NEWS.

By the way, tomorrow night we'll be live in New York and one of our guests will be Mitt Romney. And Tuesday night we'll have LARRY KING LIVE as a central part of the whole coverage of the Michigan primaries. We'll be on twice on Tuesday night. 9:00 Eastern and Midnight Eastern. We'll be right back. Don't go away.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK) KING: Brooke Anderson of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, one of the presenters, anchor and reporter. She joins us tonight looking lovely, as she did on stage. By the way, A.J. Hammer and Brooke, tomorrow night, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT on CNN's HEADLINE NEWS will devote the majority of the program to a look back at the Golden Globes. And Leah Rozen is in New York, she's the film critic for "People" magazine.

What was it like up there, Brooke?

ANDERSON: You know what, Larry, my heart was racing because this was so different from what I typically do and you know, the other journalists and I, we kind of looked at each other and thought this is very surreal, this is bizarre, but extremely exciting for us. I know it was a dull ceremony compared to what the Golden Globes usually are and many viewers were probably disappointed, I'm sure, not to see the red carpet, not to see their stars and rightfully so.

But, I've spoken to many of the nominees, Ted Danson from "Damages," Saoirse Ronan from "Atonement," over the past few days and they told me they would be watching, whether it was at their home or at a private party with the cast and the crew, they would be watching. So, the bottom line is this is a very important evening for them to be rewarded for their work. And they were paying attention.

And organizers of the event told me, you know, hey, 20 million people watched the telecast last year on NBC, but because they opened up to all media, they're hoping to add that up. People are still are curious and want to see which TV shows, actors and films are rewarded. They're hoping and they're optimistic that maybe people still tuned in.

KING: We are putting on the bottom of the screen, by the way, the various winners tonight in the 32 categories.

Leah Rozen, film critic of "People" magazine, what in your area -- in your (INAUDIBLE) surprised you, if anything.

LEAH ROZEN, FILM CRITIC, PEOPLE MAGAZINE: That it was so evenly divided. You had "Atonement" getting two awards, you had "Sweeney Todd" getting two awards. You had the "Diving Bell and the Butterfly" getting two awards and you had "No Country for Old Men" getting two awards. So, it's sort of solemnonic (ph), a little bit for everybody. "Charlie Wilson's War" which came in with I think five nominations, completely shut out.

KING: Do you think the big winner this and the Academy will be Daniel Day-Lewis?

ROZEN: It's an incredible performance. I mean, he just burns wholes through the screen. So he is really a strong contender for Best Actor.

KING: What, Leah, did you think of tonight's presentation?

ROZEN: Short and sweet. It was like the Cliff Notes version of an award show. I don't know that you want every one to be like this, but, you know, hey, you're out of there fast.

KING: Dana Devon is also with us, here. She's in Beverly Hills, and co-host of "Extra." One of the people announcing winners tonight. What was it like for you?

DEVON: It was a very different year, not only in the presentation, here, but also in the winners. There was no really big winner this year. It was kind of spread out through a lot of different people. And also "Atonement," just some different winners this year. And the Golden Globes are known for that. This is an especially sure case of that this year.

KING: Did you enjoy doing it?

DEVON: It was actually really fun. It was interesting. It was a different feel for this year. And a lot of people said to me before I sat down with Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton, yesterday, and they said they were actually looking forward to kind of just a day off and to sit at home in their pajamas and drink some beer and watch the awards. And Queen Latifah winning an award tonight, so she was really excited. And Daniel Day-Lewis told us, yesterday on "Extra" that he's actually flying over Halifax right now, going back home to Ireland because his two boys are sick with the flu. So, a lot of people kind of enjoying the day off to watch the Golden Globes.

KING: Melissa, did the Golden Globes have any other alternative, but to do the way they did it tonight?

RIVERS: No, and my hats off to the Hollywood Foreign Press. They made the best of a difficult situation. They handled it in a very classy way. They didn't take swipes at either the networks or the WGA. I thought that was impressive. I think the big race into the rest of the award season is going to be Best Actor, because you've got Javier Bardem, you have Daniel Day-Lewis, unbelievable performance, and Johnny Depp. But anyone who takes on a Stephen Sondheim score and pulls it off. I mean, I just think its actually an interesting run up now to what's going to happen now and to see how the rest of the shows are going to precede?

KING: Debbie, is there a possibility that there may not be an Academy Awards?

MATENOPOULOS: Gil Cates says it's happening. He says he's going to go on with or without the writers. How he's going to do it? He's staying very quite about it. But, you know...

KING: But if it goes on without the writers, they'll be picketed.

MATENOPOULOS: Yeah, it's going to be a problem. But people are planning parties. People are planning things already. I mean, today we, in Hollywood we lost up wards of $80 million simply because this telecast didn't happen. Because of the parties, the cars, the dresses, the advertisers, the people who paid for tickets to go to the Hilton to stay there to see all of this stuff. What do they do now?

KING: How many rooms were canceled tonight?

MATENOPOULOS: God only knows. But, you know, I think it's a legit concern where you don't want to start planning something for something that may not happen...

KING: A.J., if they put on the Academy Awards with no writers and the writers picket, who is going to cross the picket lines?

HAMMER: No, that's exactly right. And Debbie is right that it's a show that we can't even imagine what it will be like at this point. She said that Gil Cates, who's the producer of the Academy Awards, the telecast said the show is going to go on. I'm trying to picture what that red carpet would be like if there is a red carpet. I don't see them doing a press conference type of a thing for that, but really Larry, it's sort of a who knows at this point. Again, hopefully this will send a big flair signal that something has to be done. I mean, obviously they're working very hard to resolve the strike. But the Academy Awards will be one certainly like we've never seen before, I'll tell you that.

KING: Leah Rozen, do you think it might be like tonight?

ROZEN: Well, you have the Screen Actors Guild Award Sunday night, two weeks from now. They've gotten a waiver from the Writers Guild. That's going to be the big show. Everyone is turning out for that one. They will be dressed. There will be parties.

KING: Why do they do that?

ROZEN: Because it's the Screen Actors Guild. The writers need the actors to support them, the Screen Actors Guild, their own labor negotiations come up in May. So everyone has to -- all of these hands have to wash each other.

But those awards come up in two weeks, those are the big ones.

RIVERS: Wait, wait, wait. It's not just about scratching each other's backs. The waivers clearly state that those particular telecasts are agreeing to the writer's demands. As has United Artists, as has the Weinstein Company, as has World Wide Pants. They have agreed, I had lunch today with one of the strike captains who said the reason the waivers are granted is because they agree to the terms.


KING: Let me get in a break and we'll be back with more moments of our follow-up to the Golden Globes. Don't go away.




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KING: You know, there's a Miss Golden Globe every year. It's usually the daughter of a famous actor or actress. Who got shut out this year?

MATENOPOULOS: Poor rumer Willis. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughter was going to be Miss Golden Globe. I saw her last night.

KING: What does she do?

MATENOPOULOS: Miss Golden Globe is the pretty girl who stands there, it's always a famous actor or actresses daughter. Don Johnson and Maloney Griffith's daughter has done it before, Jack Nicholson's daughter.

KING: And what do they do?

MATENOPOULOS: They stand there with the award.

KING: Oh, they had it out?

MATENOPOULOS: They give the award and then they walk back. The pretty girl that stands in the back like this.

KING: Kareen, what do you think the press is going to say about this tonight? What do you think the reviews of this presentation will be?

WYNTER: Well, you know, I feel like the odd man out, Larry. I'm the only one who thinks that things were quite successful, here. Maybe it's just the fact that I was actually able to take it all in here from the beginning to the end. That's a question that it's so hard to answer right now. Sure they could say what we've all been talking about all night, the fact that it wasn't the same. That last year at this time this roomed was packed with Angelina Jolie, Jack Nicholson and this year it's, you know, us, the media, all dressed up and looking fancy.

I actually think, you know, it was a success. So, what they're writing tomorrow, it's really anyone's guess.

KING: Leah, what do you think they'll say?

ROZEN: Well, I think one of the interesting points tonight was the TV awards. In that, boy, if you thought network television was in trouble, this confirmed it.

KING: Why?

ROZEN: The networks were completely shut out on the awards with the exception of Tina Fey for "30 Rock."

HAMMER: Well, look what happened with "Mad Men," the AMC show that was new this year. Two nominations.


ROZEN: And win.

HAMMER: I'm pretty sure it's the only television show or movie that swept all of the awards for which it was nominated. You both had the lead actor winning and you had the TV show winning and it really is a show that most people may not be aware of it now it's on the map because the Golden Globes press conference.

ROZEN: And it was a scummer show. Exactly. So, I mean, that was fascinating.

KING: Dana, what do you think will be the big story tomorrow? Dana?

DEVON: ...for an award show this year. It was also a different nominees, different winners. Everything was different. The Golden Globes were turned upside down this year. But, I think they made something out of nothing and I think they at least got the show on this year. And I think that is a victory of some sorts.

KING: Brooke, what do you think the big story is?

ANDERSON: Well, I think it's that we've entered unchartered territory, basically. The organizers, earlier today, the Hollywood Foreign Press, people from that organization and also Dick Clark Productions told us, hey, this is a first for us, too. We're doing the best that we can. We appreciate everyone's involvement. And one member of the Hollywood Foreign Press told me it's been an emotional roller coaster for them over the past two weeks. And let's forge together. This is the best that we can do. And you know, it wasn't the same, that's obvious, but it went off without a hitch for what they wanted it to be.

MATENOPOULOS: I just really think it's so unfrntd for the first- time nominees. For these people that really deserve to be honored. These people who put their life's work into something and for the first time ever they're invited to go and then they pull the rug out right from under them.

KING: Melissa, what's happening there now?

RIVERS: Well, let me take a look back for you, Larry. (INAUDIBLE) at the start of the show. Nothing. If you listen very carefully, there's a low hum running through town because the sound of every stylist weeping because they didn't get their clients on the red carpet.

KING: It's a kind of hush.

HAMMER: I think it's important, Larry, I think it's really important that we don't minimize the importance of the Golden Globe Awards, even though we didn't see the big name actors getting up there tonight to accept their awards. The fact that they won still means a lot. You and I both know. All the trade publications are coming out tomorrow, congratulations to so and so, winner in this category as the ramp up to the Academy Award, however they happen, begins.

KING: That part is very true, right, Leah? This will -- you always make a big story of it.

ROZEN: Oh, yeah. No, there -- I mean, and this sets the stage for the Oscars. It sort of goes, OK, these are the serious contenders, and we can now rule these people out. It becomes clear. I mean, the French must be going ooo la la. I mean, they've got Maryann (INAUDIBLE) becomes a really serious contender and "Diving Bell and the Butterfly," you know, clearly with its best director, its other award is looking good.

MATENOPOULOS: It will be interesting to see how this affects the box office. Because the Golden Globes, historically, always give a boost to the movies that win. And I wonder because perhaps not as many people would have watched or it wouldn't have made as big of an impact with seeing the person get the award, are people going to remember and actually go to the box office to see these films?

KING: Thank you all very much. Melissa Rivers, Kareen Wynter, Debbie Matenopoulos, A.J. Hammer, Brooke Anderson, Dana Devon and Leah Rozen for our follow-up and our coverage of the Golden Globe Awards which took place in limited fashion at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

MATENOPOULOS: Larry, what are you wearing?

KING: I'm wearing a shirt and a tie and braces. We'll see you tomorrow night from New York, one of guests, Mitt Romney. Stay tuned now for more news. News around the clock on your most trusted name for news, CNN. Goodnight.