Don’t be afraid to speak the truth – Ricky Gervais for calling everyone, especially the Hollywood Foreign Press, on their s***. Some people may not be liking him right now, but I thought he was fantastic (well, for the most part), and made the show interesting.
Don’t be afraid to go after your dreams, however improbable - Paul Giamatti wins again. He’s certainly not let his physical attributes (short, fat, bald) get in the way of him shooting for the top. He is an inspiration for us all to not hold back.
Remember to thank the people who are really most important – Claire Danes accepting for Temple Grandin. Behind the success of this film was a great human story, and Danes never forgot that. She did an impeccable job thanking Temple herself, for all the amazing work she has done for autism. Probably the most meaningful moment of the evening.
Knowing how to lose is as important as winning - Julianne Moore for being absolutely graceful while losing to cast mate Annette Bening. It doesn’t get better than that. Moore was just the epitome of everything an accomplished woman should be, and it didn’t feel fake. Julianne is a class act!
We all need some therapy, doesn’t matter if we’re super-beautiful and accomplished - Natalie Portman accepting for Best Actress. This was just embarrassing. No one needed to know whether her fiancé wants to sleep with her or not. That’s private and personal and is a conversation best kept between herself and her therapist.