Thank you for following nzherald.co.nz's live coverage of the 67th Golden Globes. The ceremony is now over.

4.55pm:

Julia Roberts walks onto the stage and says the best way to get a lot of texts is to sit next to Paul McCartney. She's about to present the final award:

Best Film (Drama)

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

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. During his acceptance speech, director James Cameron shows where the power lies. Gesturing to the band, he says they're too afraid to play him off the stage.

Tweet of the moment:

Avatar swept the Golden Globes so Inglorious Basterds could take the Oscars....at least that's the delusion I'm under (partofaplan)

4.46pm:

Kate Winslet arrives onstage to present the award for

Best Actor in a Lead Role (Drama) - Motion Picture.

The camera flies over to her

Titanic

co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.

And the

Golden Globe Award

goes to:

Jeff Bridges

for

Crazy Heart

. A standing ovation for Bridges, whose win has to be seen as a massive upset. Many people would have thought Morgan Freeman was a certainty - perhaps apart from Tobey Maguire, who was visibly disappointed.

Tweet of the moment:

Hmm... ever since the Gibson joke, Gervais has barely been on stage.... bitter much NBC? (smokes70)

4.38pm:

Sally Hawkins is onstage to present the award for

Best Actor in a Lead Role (Musical / Comedy) - Motion Picture.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Robert Downey Jr

in

Sherlock Holmes.

Downey's acceptance speech tears the house down.

4.36pm:

Mickey Rourke is onstage to present the award for

Best Actress in a Lead Role (Drama) - Motion Picture.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Sandra Bullock

in

The Blind Side.

Bullock's well-deserved moment in the sun is cut short by the band, however.

4.34pm:

The Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is onstage to present a clip from

Avatar

, joking that half of the film's profits will go towards bailing out the state of California.

Tweet of the moment:

Wow! I really want to see this "Avadah" (delrayser)

4.26pm:

Hollywood sweetheart Reese Witherspoon is onstage to present the award for

Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy

.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

The Hangover

. Mike Tyson - who had a cameo appearance in the film - joins the cast and crew onstage. The Twitterverse immediately explodes with accusations of the Hollywood Foreign Press taking a populist approach to the award, rather than awarding the gong to

(500) Days of Summer.

Tweet of the moment:

Anyone else catch woman next to Meryl Streep angerily ripping her speech when the Hangover won? Awkward! (marta28)

4.19pm:

Olivia Wilde and Kiefer Sutherland present

Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Glee

. Party time for Gleeks around the world!

A highlight from the acceptance speech: "This award is for anyone who got a wedgie in high school."

4.14pm:

Ricky Gervais with another winner: "I like a drink as much as the next man. Unless the next man is Mel Gibson."

That's Mr Gibson's cue to come out to present the award for

Best Director.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

James Cameron

for

Avatar

.

Tweet of the moment:

James Cameron's skill isn't directing - it's conning so many into believing his Quite Good film is An Unequivocal Masterpiece. (100films)

3.57pm:

It's time to honour a screen legend. Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio arrive to present Martin Scorsese with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. A presentation of clips from Scorsese's films clocks in at around five minutes.

Tweet of the moment:

Martin Scorsese certainly earned that Cecil B. DeMille Award but that clips presentation was longer than some of his movies (HowardCohen)

3.48pm:

Halle Berry glides onto the stage in a dangerously low-cut dress. She's here to present the award for

Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Christoph Waltz

for

Inglourious Basterds

.

3.46pm:

Chace Crawford and Kristen Bell are onstage to present the award for

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for TV.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Chloe Sevigny

for

Big Love

.

3.37pm:

Amy Poehler and Zachary Levi bring the banter as they get ready to present the award for

Best Television Series - Drama.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Mad Men

.

3.32pm:

Samuel L. Jackson is onstage to present a clip from the "feel-good movie of the year" -

Inglourious Basterds

- and to welcome the legendary Sophia Loren. She is to present the award for

Best Foreign Language Film.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

The White Ribbon

, directed by Michael Haneke.

3.26pm:

No messing around by Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher, onstage to announce the award for

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Alec Baldwin

for

30 Rock

. Unfortunately the man himself is absent, spending his evening at a charity event instead of the Globes.

3.22pm:

Ricky Gervais continues his fine form, introducing Jennifer Aniston to the stage as "Rachel from

Friends

."

Rach... Jennifer and Gerard Butler are onstage to present the award for

Best Screenplay

. Gervais says this category "is a bit of a downer. It's about writers."

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

for

Up in the Air.

3.10pm:

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldan from - you guessed it,

Avatar

- are onstage to present the award for

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Kevin Bacon

for

Taking Chance

.

Sam and Zoe also present the award for

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Drew Barrymore

for

Grey Gardens.

The golden girl says she's attended the awards since she was seven years old.

3.05pm:

Avatar

's promotional machine is in full effect, with promo spots appearing before almost every ad break. Apparently there are a few people living under the odd rock who've yet to see this.

2.59pm:

Declaring that not all Irishmen are rotten drunks, Gervais introduces one of the Emerald Isle's favourite sons, Colin Farrell.

Farrell is onstage to present the award for

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical

.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Meryl Streep

in

Julie & Julia

. In what may be a bid for more meaty roles, the gushing winner says she wants to change her name to "T-Bone. T-Bone Streep."

2.52pm:

It's time to present the award for

Best Mini Series or Film Made for TV.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Grey Gardens

. The creative team forget about the keep-it-short precedent set by other winners and take so long to assemble onstage that they barely utter a thought before the band plays them off.

2.46pm:

Cher and Christina Aguilera are onstage to shamelessly promote their film,

Burlesque

- and to present the award for

Best Original Song.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

The Weary Kind

(the theme from

Crazy Heart

) by

Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett.

They also present the award for

Best Original Score.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Michael Giacchino

for

Up

. A starstruck Giacchino says he can't believe Sir Paul McCartney said "Go Michael!"

"I don't know if I have anything else to say. That is, like, the greatest thing in my life right there."

Winners appear to be keeping their acceptance speeches short this year.

2.44pm:

Ricky Gervais leaves NBC alone for a minute, instead cracking a divorce joke aimed at Sir Paul McCartney. Gervais says he and Paul McCartney flew on the same plane, but he was in first class while Macca was in economy class. Ouch!

2.32pm:

Jane Krakowski and Neil Patrick Harris present

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Michael C. Hall

for

Dexter

.

Krakowski and Harris also present the award for

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Julianna Margulies

for

The Good Wife.

NBC takes another verbal jab as Margulies thanks CBS for "believing in the 10 o'clock drama."

2.27pm:

The lovely Kate Hudson is onstage to introduce a clip from the film

Nine

, a nominee for

Best Comedy / Musical.

2.20pm:

Sir Paul McCartney takes the opportunity to send himself up a little, introducing himself as "that guy from

Rock Band

." He's onstage to present the award for

Best Animated Feature.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Up

. Director Peter Docter accepts the award.

2.16pm:

Lauren Graham And Jim Parsons introduce Miss Golden Globe and then present

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

John Lithgow

for

Dexter.

2.10pm:

Ten minutes into the Golden Globes ceremony and

Lost

star Matthew Fox almost lost his footing on his way to the stage, thanks to co-presenter Sofia Vergara and her flowing dress. They were onstage to present the award for

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Toni Collette

for

United States of Tara

.

2.05pm:

Welcome to nzherald.co.nz's live coverage of the Golden Globes. After a hilarious introduction by host Ricky Gervais, who aimed a few jabs at NBC ("Let's get on with it before NBC replaces me with Jay Leno") Nicole Kidman walks onstage to present the award for

Supporting Actress.

And the Golden Globe Award goes to:

Mo'Nique

for

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.