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Alternative Golden Globes

2012-01-17 12:28
The 2012 Golden Globes have come and gone with much fawning and little surprise. How relevant is this awards ceremony today anyway?

Even M-Net deviated from their tradition of airing the ceremony the following night and it's been shoved into the 19:00 timeslot on M-Net Movies (103) tonight. Will you be tuning in? If you're keener for the shortcut - here is the list of winners.

In an effort to avoid falling asleep during the show, we came up with a list of Alternative Awards to honour and shame the dresses, speeches and notable moments. Here goes.

Best Dress
Angelina Jolie killed it in an ivory and red satin Versace gown.

Worst Dress
Sarah Michelle Gellar let her toddler pick a tie-dyed monstrosity for her to wear.

Best Acceptance Speech
It's a tie. Michelle Williams thanked her daughter Mathilda for her "bravery and exuberance" when she won the Best Actress award for her role in My Week with Marilyn.

Modern Family
's Steve Levitan and Sofia Vergara also had the crowd in stitches as they gave thanks in two languages with hilarious one-liners.

Worst Acceptance Speech
Madonna rambled on ad nauseum about her "irritating" manager when she picked up the award for Best Original Song.

Best Ricky joke
"She’s always vogue, she's a material girl and she's just like a virgin," said Gervais while introducing Madonna.
(Madonna then reciprocated by asking an unseen Gervais: "If I'm a virgin then why don't you come over here and do something about it? ... I haven't kissed a girl in a few years - on TV.")

Lamest Ricky joke
While introducing Latin co-stars Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas noted how sexy they were before remarking: "Though I can't understand a f**king word they're saying."

Check out all Ricky's jokes here

Cute BFF moment
George Clooney walking on stage with Brad Pitt's cane.

Best surprise
When husband and wife William H Macy and Felicity Huffman burst into song in perfect harmony.

Best cameo appearance
Uggie the Jack Russell joined his The Artist castmates on stage with a little dance as they accepted the award for Best Picture - Musical or Comedy. Uggie also starred in the Savanna ad recently featured on SA TV screens.

Have you taken a look at our Golden Globes gallery? Mail us with your best and worst nominations and you could be published.

Here's to more exciting awards shows,


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