Golden Globes Red Carpet: Our Favorite Awkward, Beautiful And Enlightening Moments

By Josh Horowitz

You know how everyone always talks about how insane and mind-bogglingly surreal awards-show red carpets are? As the long-time king of camp cynicism, I was ready to chalk all that up as just more Ryan Seacrest hyperbole (not everything can be that amazing, can it?).

I stand corrected. Last night was my first tangle with the Golden Globes carpet. (Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry: “Aw, you’re a virgin!”) And dare I say it? It was a draw. Here, now, are some of the shenanigans that transpired. Relive it with me, why don’t you?

» In my seven-second interview with Mickey Rourke, I got him to talk “Iron Man 2″ for the first time. Sort of. That was only to be outdone by my “interview” with Angelina Jolie. Total words uttered by Angie? One. That’s all you need when you’re one half of Brangelina.

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» An amazing series of blow-offs and blown kisses. (They are strikingly similar as it turns out!) Apparently, the Jonas Brothers are too cool for us. On the other hand, give Isla Fisher credit. I’ve never seen a celeb look so shattered at not having time to stop. And best of all, Danny Boyle loves me. He really loves me!

» Debra Messing’s sage Globes dos and don’ts. Listen to her! It was her eighth year in a row.

» Aaron Eckhart saying more with a laugh than anyone else on the carpet. (Two-Face may yet live!)

» “Tron” sequel star Olivia Wilde (am I the only one that remembers Fox’s “90210″-meets-porn-industry drama, “Skin”?) telling me we’re basically family when I told her my brother wrote her upcoming flick.

» Oscar winner Sam Mendes comparing beards with me. (Point for me: He said he preferred mine. Point for him: He’s married to Kate Winslet.) Oh, and he spilled a lot on why he wants to do “Preacher”!

» Ron Howard working some “Arrested Development” damage control on behalf of Michael Cera.

I’m pooped. The MTV Movies team is off to Sundance in less than 72 hours, so why don’t you take a turn now: What was your favorite Golden Globes red-carpet moment?