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Golden Globes live: ‘12 Years’ wins Best Picture, Drama

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American-Statesman film editor Charles Ealy live blogs the 71st annual Golden Globe awards:

9:56 p.m.: “12 Years a Slave” wins best picture, drama. Congrats to director Steve McQueen.

9:48 p.m.: McConaughey wins best actor for “Dallas Buyers Club.” What a win for Austin! McConaughey has really reinvented himself. He said his wife said, “Go get it,” and he did.

9:39 p.m.: And we pause for more commercials… I’m not sure how much longer I can stand the incessant idiocy, none of which will get me to buy anything, but … Cate Blanchett wins actress over Sandra Bullock of “Gravity.” That’s a win for “Blue Jasmine,” directed by Woody Allen.

9:29 p.m.: And after more commercials, we get this: best motion pic, musical or comedy… And the winner is… We pause for a commercial interruption. Yes, that’s irritating and an incredibly aggressive waste of your time. Sorry. The winner is: “American Hustle.” Not “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Thank goodness. But “Llewyn Davis” was worthy too.

9:23 p.m.: And, after an extended commercial break, we have … more commercials. And then… Leonardo DiCaprio wins actor in comedy for “The Wolf of Wall Street.” I disagree. DiCaprio is good, but….

9:20 p.m.: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” wins best TV comedy. Um-kay.

9:01 p.m.: Alfonso Cuaron wins best director for “Gravity.” This bodes well for Sandra Bullock in the actress category for drama. Congrats! There was a lot of competition.

8:56 p.m.: Amy Poehler wins for actress, TV comedy, for “Parks and Recreation” and gets a back rub from Bono. Not bad.

8:45 p.m.: Michael Douglas wins for playing Liberace in “Behind the Candelabra.” Okay. This makes up for Samberg.

8:36 p.m.: I’m beginning to question why I’m doing this… But “The Great Beauty,” which is fine, beat “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” which beat “Beauty” in Cannes.

8:31 p.m.: Andy Samberg wins for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Huh? I take back my agreement with the awards.

8:17 p.m.: Robin Wright wins best actress in TV drama for “House of Cards.” She’s a Texan, ya know.

8:07 p.m.: Amy Adams wins for actress in comedy or musical for “American Hustle.” Thank goodness. If someone else had won, I’d be disappointed. Love Amy Adams.

7:58 p.m.: Did I mention how much I dislike commercials. Maybe next year I’ll DVR this show and file after it’s over. Seriously, who can put up with this? Such an intrusion. Network TV is doomed if this continues. I know that ads pay the bills, and I understand, but the amount of time that’s devoted to ads is ridiculous.

7:50 p.m.: “All Is Lost” wins best movie score, and for best song: to Bono for “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela.”

7:36 p.m.: Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad” finally wins best acor in TV drama. Any other choice would have been nuts. And the show won for drama series, too. As expected.

7:33 p.m.: I’m reminded why I rarely watch network TV. The ads.

7:13 p.m.: “Behind the Candelabra” wins best TV movie. It premiered at the Cannes Film Fest, so it has plenty of prestige. Elizabeth Moss wins best actress in same category for “Top of the Lake.”

7:07 p.m.: After a few attempts at getting onto the blog software and using the Wolf of Wall Street word about as many times as possible, I am now able to blog about the Golden Globes.

Yes, it’s a questionable awards show, but at least the hosts are amusing. For those in Austin who are watching, the main two actors we’ll be watching are hometown favorites Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey.

And the first award: best supporting actress in a movie: And the Globe goes to Jennifer Lawrence, for her portrayal of a wild wife in “American Hustle.” Very deserving.