Posts by Kelly Woo, Yahoo! TV

  • ‘Girls’ pulls off a comedy upset at the Golden Globes

    "Girls" rule, every other comedy drools at the 2013 Golden Globe awards.

    The acclaimed HBO show pulled off major upsets in its first year, winning Best Comedy and Best Comedy Actress for Lena Dunham.

    "Aaagh!" Dunham screamed as she took the top comedy award. "I'm standing here with the greatest collaborators anyone could ever ask for."

    "Girls" beat last year's winner, heavyweight "Modern Family," as well as "The Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," and "Smash."

    [ Related: Recap of the season two "Girls" premiere ]

    When Dunham herself triumphed over Globe co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Zooey Deschanel, she said all of them helped her get through "middle school, mono, and a ruptured eardrum." (Fey later pretended to be offended by the middle school mention.)


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  • Dear Golden Globes: Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell should host next year’s ceremony

    The search for the 2014 Golden Globes hosting gig is over before it ever began. The hilarious duo of Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell tore it up while presenting the Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical, cracking up both the room's A-list stars and the Twitter audience.

    The two former "Saturday Night Live" stars were laugh-out-loud hilarious as they crept out on stage appearing wide-eyed and awed by their surroundings. Wiig uttered a few "oh-my-goshes," while Ferrell craned his head around like a curious puppy.

    "The Golden Globes has asked if each presenter would watch all of the films in their category to have an appreciation of these amazing performances … which I did," Ferrell said. "I totally watched them."

    Did Wiig also watch, he asked. "Ye-es. Yes! Not a big deal."

    They began (incorrectly) recapping each performance, from Emily Blunt in "Salmon Fishing in Yemen" to Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook."

    "Judi Dench. Where did she come from? Unknown!" Ferrell exclaimed while reading the nominees' names.

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  • Claire Danes shows off post-baby body at Golden Globes

    kwoo at Yahoo! Movies Golden Globes Blog1 yr ago

    And the winner of Best Post-Baby Body is … Claire Danes!

    After giving birth to a baby boy just one month ago, the "Homeland" star looked stunningly svelte in a low-cut, red-hot Versace gown at the 2013 Golden Globes, which she tried on for the first time the night before.

    "They did a miraculous job," she told E!'s Ryan Seacrest of the Versace team. "I've been in sweatpants for quite awhile, so this is exciting."

    In the halter-style dress highlighting her slim waist, Danes looked "amazing," according to E!'s Kelly Osbourne.

    [ Photos: Red carpet arrivals from the 2013 Golden Globes ]

    The last time Danes walked the red carpet, it was at the Emmys in September, when she was six months pregnant. She walked away that night with the trophy for Best Actress in a Drama and since then, "Homeland" has exploded in popularity, racking up record ratings for its second season.

    The third season, which Danes and the rest of the cast finished filming in late November, will premiere September 29.

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  • Movie stars with TV nominations

    kwoo at Yahoo! Movies Golden Globes Blog1 yr ago

    We're long past the time when movie stars who appeared on TV were considered to be "slumming it." Luminaries like Jessica Lange and Glenn Close have turned in performances proving that television can trump films when it comes to well-written dramas. The recent batch of Golden Globe nominations confirms the trend of A-listers moving to the small screen -- and racking up awards.

    Nicole Kidman Best actress, miniseries or movie for "Hemingway and Gellhorn" The Oscar winner for "The Hours" and nominee two years ago for "Rabbit Hole" hasn't appeared on the small screen since a miniseries in 1989. But Kidman was hooked by HBO's epic tale of war and romance, and the prospect of playing trailblazing female journalist Martha Gellhorn. She's already collected Emmy and SAG nominations; now she can add a Golden Globe nod to the list.

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  • ‘Homeland’ emerges as the show to beat at this year’s Globes

    kwoo at Yahoo! Movies Golden Globes Blog1 yr ago

    With another trophy sweep potentially looming, "Homeland" should consider changing its name to "Awardsland."

    In September, Showtime's series swept the top honors -- best drama, best actor, and best actress -- at the Emmys. This week, it grabbed Screen Actors Guild nominations for ensemble and stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis.

    And Thursday morning, "Homeland" led all series with four Golden Globe nominations, adding one for supporting actor Mandy Patinkin.

    [Related: Anchor bolts during interview with Mandy Patinkin]

    While the series earned critical raves and good ratings during its first season, its sweep at the Emmys turned up the buzz to a fever pitch. President Obama declared it to be his favorite show. The Season 2 premiere on Sept. 30 saw a 60 percent ratings jump from the previous year.

    This past Sunday's episode broke a "Homeland" record with 2.36 million viewers, though the season finale on Dec. 16 could very well top that number.

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  • Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are best friends, co-hosts, and Globes rivals

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have faced off in numerous awards battles in the last few years, but this Golden Globes adds a different layer to their friendly rivalry -- they're both nominated as Best Actress in a Comedy and co-hosting the ceremony! Which raises the important question: What will the comedy duo get up to when their category is presented?

    Fey and Poehler have a long history of working together, from their days anchoring "Weekend Update" on "Saturday Night Live" to starring in hit movies "Mean Girls" and "Baby Mama." In October, they auctioned off a night of their friendship and raised $46,000 for an autism charity.

    [Related: Our 5 favorite collaborations between Tina Fey and Amy Poehler]

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