2014 Golden Globes Open Post: Hosted by the lovely Chiwetel Ejiofor


Welcome to the 2014 Golden Globes Open Post, hosted by CB’s new favorite man, Chiwetel Ejiofor. I was thinking about using Joaquin Phoenix for our host this year, but I think many of us are rooting for Chiwetel for Best Actor, so hopefully we’re doing our part to give him a boost. Chiwetel is up for all of the big awards for his hauntingly brilliant performance in 12 Years a Slave: he’s up for a Globe, a SAG, a BAFTA, Critics Choice, Spirit Award, and he’s won a handful of critics’ awards too. He’s one of the few “sure thing” names for an Oscar nomination.

Unfortunately for CB’s lust, Chiwetel does have a girlfriend! She’s Canadian, her name is Sari Mercer and she’s probably going to be his date tonight (sorry, CB), just like she was his date at the LA Film Critics Awards last night. Chiwetel was recently asked if he wants to be a father, and he seemed pretty keen on it – you can read his thoughtful Radio Times piece here.

As for the Globes, I’m pretty excited. This is a good year for film, it’s a good year for actors of color, it’s a good year for fashion and it’s a good year for famewhores who just want to walk the red carpet. I’m hoping that the Globes red carpet is amazing, with tons of terrible and gorgeous fashion wherever we turn. Tomorrow, our coverage will be Globes-intensive, and we’ll get back to normal gossip on Tuesday. In addition to commenting on this Open Post, Bedhead and I will be tweeting a lot, I suspect – my Twitter is KaiseratCB and Bedhead’s is BedheadatCB. Enjoy the show!



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  1. Porsha says:

    looking forward to the Golden Globes this year – I hope Tina Frey and Amy are still good

  2. Esmom says:

    I hope it’s an entertaining night, I’m blowing off my book club to stay home and watch (not that I would admit it to them!). Hoping to see some love for Breaking Bad.

  3. His girlfriend is really pretty, and not a red carpet fameho–that’s nice to see.

    • Anon says:

      Crossing my fingers for TYAS this season, for all cast members involved, especially Chiwetel. However, the lasting affects from the movie (or reading the book) should reward the viewers even more. Thank you to all involved with TYAS. Good luck to them.

  4. badrockandroll says:

    I am hoping for tons of really awful fashion. I rue the day that stylists and designers got involved in red carpets. Who wants to see safe flavour of the month gowns and colours! – bring back the batsh!t crazy clothes of Demi Moore and Kim Basinger, and the over the top Cher!

  5. newtoyourn says:

    Quick glance and thought she looked like a brunette Kate Hudson. I think this girl is prettier thou.

  6. MCraw says:


    I literally gasped when I saw her wonderful, beautiful dress! *FAINTS*

  7. Kim1 says:

    Holy Sh#t,Lupita is fierce in Red Ralph Lauren.Not feeling haircut but dress is giving me LIFE

  8. Luna says:

    Can’t wait to see what Cate the Great is wearing! I have my fingers crossed she wins tonight!

  9. Tess says:

    Oh Lena. What are you wearing? Great color, terribly unflattering.

  10. Spooks says:

    Michelle Dockery and Laura Charmichael are the best so far.

  11. sophiejrey says:

    Oh my god, Lupita looks incredible. I feel like unless Cate totally BRINGS IT, Lupita has already won Best Dressed.

    I can’t stop staring at her omg…

  12. Lux says:

    I’m so over Zooey Deschanel’s need to wear ridiculous princess dresses/outfits everywhere.

  13. Sisi says:

    I love seeing Idris surrounded by all these Hollywood sized people, makes him look even more impressive

  14. Loulou says:

    Ejiofor was great ever since Kinky Boots!

  15. Lux says:

    DYING over Cate’s everything. Dress/hair/make-up is perfection!

  16. Bubbles says:

    Elisabeth Moss has a really cool dress, but she looks better as a blonde.
    I hate Margot Robbie’s dress.
    Tatiana Maslany looks great.
    What on Earth is Emma Watson even doing here.

  17. Elise says:

    Bradley Cooper’s 20-something girlfriend got Clooney’d for the awards tonight.

  18. LJ says:

    Bryan kranstons wife looks great!

  19. Sullivan says:

    Good Gawd, Kelly Cuoco just called her recent nuptials “the wedding heard ’round the world.”

  20. Kim1 says:

    JLaw dress FAIL WTH two black belts

  21. orion70 says:

    Helen Mirren is, as always, magnificent.

  22. Kaiser says:

    Lupita, Juliana Marguilies & Blanchett have been my favorite thus far. Biggest surprise: I didn’t hate Hayden Panietierre’s look.

  23. Chloe says:

    Okay why is Julia Roberts wearing a white dress shirt under what would be a perfectly lovely black strapless gown? Fail. I hate to admit this but Taylor Swift looks great. And I agree with the poster above about Jennifer Lawrence’s dress it looks like she’s wearing a down comforter with belts, Dior hates her.

  24. Sullivan says:

    Wait. What is Julia Robert’s wearing? No, Julia, no.

  25. Cricket says:

    What is Julia Roberts wearing? Oh, I’ll just throw on this white shirt under a strapless black dress…… A la Sharon Stone? Hhhmmmmm

  26. Sullivan says:

    Amy Adams looks pretty. Kind of sexy, but not trashy.

  27. Autumn says:

    Lupita and Cate are my favorites. Kaley Couco’s comment about her wedding caused a massive eye roll on my part.

  28. Nev says:

    Matthew and Camila take it.


  29. truthSF says:

    Boo, Lupita or the lady from “Nebraska” deserved the win over Lawrence.

  30. JLM says:

    Ugh – could Jacqueline Bissett be more of a drama queen? Move it along lady!

  31. JLM says:

    Holy carp! Chris Martin deigned to appear in public with Goop!

  32. Cleo says:

    Aw, I’m disappointed Jennifer Lawrence won over Lupita.

  33. Hiddlesgirl85 says:

    So disappointed that Lupita lost. I’m thinking the momentum for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress is shifting to Jennifer Lawrence at this point.

  34. mia girl says:

    When did everyone in Hollywood become so orange? Embrace the pale, people! Just say no to the spray.

  35. Lux says:

    Seeing Jessica Lange from the shoulders up I thought she looked AMAZING but seeing the whole thing was such a let down, what a mess.

  36. Janet says:

    Lupita looks gorgeous. Jennifer Lawrence looks ridiculous. And what in holy hell is that mess Zoe Saldana is wearing? It looks like something left over from Ringling Bros.

  37. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I just came here to say that I wanna rip Fassy’s tuxedo pants off. That is all, carry on.

  38. Alexis says:

    Okay, does this mean that Lupita can get the Oscar? JLaw is a good actress but c’mon now. She didn’t deserve this award. She’s getting too many plaudits for the quality of her work.

  39. T.Fanty says:

    Damn, Idris looks FINE tonight.

  40. Brit brit says:

    Kate beckinsale looks beautiful!! And Meryl Streep for that matter but she’s always a timeless beauty

  41. Elise says:

    Paula Patton, we need to have a talk about your giant tissue dress.

  42. cynthia says:

    Who was the blonde onstage when Breaking bad won? besides anna gunn

  43. Kaiser says:

    MOAR IDRIS. And I loved Bisset’s Chiwetel shout-out! MOAR CHIWETEL.

  44. Kim1 says:

    Well the show is boring so I’ll be back after RHOA.Amber Heard dress and Jon Voight is making me miss Angie and Brad at the Globes

  45. JLM says:

    Does Mark Ruffalo have something wrong with his left eye? It seemed to be twitching closed while he was presenting, and he seemed a little uncomfortable.

  46. Lux says:

    Jon Voight?! I would have picked anyone in the category over him.

  47. lucy2 says:

    Really happy for Bryan Cranston, and then especially happy that Vince gave Aaron his moment with the show’s win, because he just got robbed in his category.

    I really love Amy and especially Tina’s dresses, and they’ve done a great job so far.

  48. Sullivan says:

    Huh. Amy Adams won. I did not see that coming.

  49. T.Fanty says:

    Jim Carey just won the Golden Globes for his Shia quip.

  50. lenje says:

    Wooowww!!! So happy for Amy, Robin and Jared!!!

  51. Nev says:

    Yayyyy Robin Wright and Jared Leto!!!!

  52. July says:

    I really like Amy so I’m glad she won for American Hustle. She deserves it.

  53. Lux says:

    Emma Thomspon holding onto her shoes (and subsequently throwing them aside) with a drink is such a boss.

  54. Nev says:

    Jason Bateman is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! Just had to make that comment. Haha

  55. allons-y alonso says:

    Emma Thompson is officially Queen of the Universe.

  56. Alexis says:

    Well that Italian director looked like Gene Wilder.

  57. Maureen says:


    That is all.

    • MissMary says:

      I don’t think he’s “big” enough to be in the red carpet line up unless he’s a headliner (like for The Fifth Estate) or he’s in a group that’s in a big time movie (like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). I have friends in the UK who remind me that, as big as he’s getting, a lot of people are still like “who?” about him, same w/here in the States. I hear a lot of “benedict who?” when he’s mentioned unless people are Star Trek or Sherlock fans.

  58. Tig says:

    I concur with the “WTH??” w/Lawrence’s win. I just saw AH and all she did was screech- hopefully, the Oscar voters will have more sense! I liked her dress better than her performance.

    Loved Cates’s dress, as well as Margot Robie’s. Yay Tina and Amy!!

  59. Lou says:


    But no seriously, I’m stoked Poehler won, she’s amazing :D

  60. Brit brit says:

    Is Jessica Lange up for anything?

  61. Side-Eye says:

    So….are you telling me Fassbender and Lupita didn’t win?

    *walks the fk out*

  62. littlestar says:

    Loving all the red dresses! Red seems to be the colour this year. But Lena Dunham. Wtf. I thought Zac Posen was her friend. I’m thinking he must be a freinemy now with that horribly fitting dress he had her wear.

  63. Sachi says:

    Amy won! Been waiting for that for years!

    And Frozen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  64. nicegirl says:

    Loved Amy and Tina in the red and green dresses. They looked beautiful! I wonder if they are made by the same designer, the gorgeous beading seems similar. I cannot decide which one I like better. I would wear them both.

  65. Jayna says:

    Liam Neeson. yay.

    Ben and Matt both looked great tonight.

  66. Hiddlesgirl85 says:

    Geez! From everything I’ve been reading online, this year’s show seems like a dud. I’m glad I’m not watching. On the other hand, I enjoyed the heck out of The Good Wife (that final scene was AWESOME!) and am currently enjoying The Mentalist.

    I used to enjoy watching these Awards shows, but they have turned into major jokes. With all of the great films that were released this year, you would think there would be more varied, new, shocking and unique nominees and winners; instead the nominees and winners (so far) have all been so obvious and expected. Voters do not reward real acting talent at all, just the people and personalities that they like. It’s ridiculous and disappointing.

  67. lunchcoma says:

    So the Hollywood Foreign Press didn’t really care about 12 Years a Slave? Is that the message from tonight?

  68. tifzlan says:

    Guys, i watched American Hustle and while i enjoyed the movie, Jennifer Lawrence’s performance was nowhere NEAR award-worthy so WHY THE HECK did she win?! All she did was roll her eyes and yell at Christian Bale.

  69. Sachi says:

    Love Tina Fey’s red dress. She looks lovely!

    I’m happy Cuaron won, as Gravity was a tremendous film and Cuaron is a great director.

    But I really, really wanted McQueen to get it. 12 Years A Slave is not getting any love tonight. I hope this doesn’t translate to the Oscars and that Chiwetel still takes home the Best Actor award by the end of this show.

  70. Nessa says:

    I love Chris Evans and I don’t care who knows it!!!!!!!

  71. lisa2 says:

    I am done.. I know your favorites can’t win everything.. but damn when an amazing film is shut out that shit is foul and I smell the stink through the screen. Nothing else to watch.

    Leo wins.. Now I am over this completely.

  72. Kate says:

    Is this the first time Leonardo Di Caprio has ever won an award. I think the Academy s*** on Martin Scorsese, who should have more Oscars for his body of work

  73. Jayna says:

    I’ve never been a huge Leo fan, but what a speech. So many these last years cant even give an eloquent speech and mumble something. He gave a great speech.

  74. Lux says:

    Still scratching my head over Robin Wright beating Tatiana, Julianna and Kerry. I was so sure one of them was going to win.
    Also CATE! Bowing down to the Queen. So glad she won.

  75. lunchcoma says:

    Chris Hemsworth looking yummy in a velvet jacket (you think that Hiddles is jealous, or is he too tired after his Coriolanus performance?).

  76. truthSF says:

    I predict a total shutout for TYAS. It’s a sad day in hollywood if that happens.

  77. Hiddlesgirl85 says:

    …So 12 Years A Slave was COMPLETELY shut out then??? What a true disappointment.

    Geebus Help Me!

  78. M.A.F. says:

    I do the believe the Globes are proving that indeed this award show truly is a popularity contest. Getting real annoyed that 12 Years isn’t winning anything. Hope the SAGs and Oscars are a different story. But god bless Cate B.

    Edit: thank goodness 12 Years won.

  79. JH says:

    Breaking Bad!
    American Hustle!
    I’m happy.

  80. Alexis says:

    When did Johnny Depp become Andy Warhol? SMH

  81. Sachi says:

    McConaughey and that Texan accent out in full force tonight.

    And that D&G suit…yummy.

    I wanted Chiwetel to win but McConaughey’s transformation from a rom-com heartthrob to a serious actor is incredible. He has come a long way from movies like Fool’s Gold.

    So happy for 12 Years A Slave getting Best Motion Picture Award!!!!! I thought they were going to be completely snubbed tonight but thank goodness they won the most important award!!! Hope it continues at the Oscars!

    • Hiddlesgirl85 says:

      Interestingly, Mathew started out as a dramatic (and good) actor (Dazed and Confused and A Time To Kill). But I guess to aide in his Oscar campaign, he is acting as though he started out in rom-com, and is finally transitioning to dramatic film. But, I have always thought of him as a dramatic film actor, who was just making rom-coms to pull in paychecks until he was ready to delve back into drama. He has had a few dramatic turns interspersed throughout his film career though.

      • LAK says:


        He was lauded as one to watch for his initial drama run.

        it’s similar to Vince Vaughn also starting out in drama and now in comedy. He was a fairly good drama actor and if he ever goes back, people will probably be very surprised because he is so wedded to comedy.

  82. lunchcoma says:

    I’m glad to see that 12 Years a Slave finally got some recognition, but I find it odd that a film is Best Picture without winning directing, acting, screenwriting awards. I think there were some errors in those.

  83. July says:

    I loved American Hustle so much. I think it’s going win best picture this year at the oscars.

  84. Alexis says:

    How is it that a film that won best picture doesn’t get any acting nods? That just doesn’t make any sense. Academy finds it “too much” to recognize black actors (or Fassbender, apparently) or a black director along with recognizing a movie that’s (mostly) about black people ? Good grief.

  85. Norman says:

    I think the guys do well with a suit and tie, when guys dress too differently from the regular suit, tie or bow, the reactions fall flat. Form the pics from Just Jared I thought Hayden Panettiere and Laura Carmichael looked splendid. Also, Emma Roberts, Kate Mara, Mila Kunis, Kaley Cuoco, Zoe Saldana, Zosia Mamet and Olivia Wilde looked great. Outside of Golden Globes show Laura Haddock looked great at the LA BAFTA Awards.

  86. Janet says:

    Hot damn! TYAS won the big one!

  87. Norman says:

    Congrats to Breaking Bad, American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, and the winner, Twelve Years a Slave.

  88. Sayrah says:

    I just can’t appreciate Woody Allen’s body of work without remembering what a gross person he is. Is he as bad as Roman Polannski? It’s so damn close because Roman date raped a 15 year old and Woody groomed his minor step daughter for I don’t know how many years. Sheesh! Is it more enlightened to look beyond that because artists I really respect apparently can?

  89. Cora says:

    “George Clooney would rather float away in space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age,” said Fey.

    I love you, Tina Fey!

  90. Leah says:

    I dont understand these results. How can Twelve years a slave win best picture and not win any acting, screenwriting or directing awards? Thats just strange. Really disappointed for Chiwetel in particular. He deserved the win.

  91. Maya says:

    Jennifer Law, Matthew M & Gravity director don’t deserve the wins.

    We are in year 2014 and still black people don’t get the appreciation they rightly deserve.

    Hollywood and their voters are despicable and disgraceful. Hope this creates a major scandal globally and that will force the Academy Awards to give the oscars to the right people.

  92. B&A FN says:

    Congratulation to 12 Years a Slave. If it wasn’t for Brad Pitt this movie would have never been made. Congratulations Brad!!

  93. T.Fanty says:

    J.Law is thisclose to becoming 2014′s Anne Hathaway.

  94. Ugh–are you serious? Now I thought JLaw was good in the movie–but golden globe worthy? Oscar worthy–f-ck no! She won over LUPITA! God. There is no God.

    Wth, HFPA!!!!

  95. lunchcoma says:

    These voters really adore American Hustle.