Golden Globes spirits were not dampened by the torrents of rain Sunday night. 
But there was definitely a somber awareness of just how important it is to remember the Haitian quake victims and help in the relief and fundraising efforts.
In “Up in the Air” director Jason Reitman’s acceptance speech, he noted, “George [Clooney] doesn’t even want to be here tonight. He wishes he was in a soundstage setting up 20,000 phone lines for a benefit for Haiti right now.”
Clooney talked at length to reporters on the carpet about his Hope for Haiti telethon on Friday, Jan. 22. 
Penelope Cruz did a red-carpet interview to highlight her Haitian cause. “Tonight cannot just be about the movies,” she said.
And Maggie Gyllenhaal reminded people to donate money. during the show. “In the midst of all of this, please remember how to get involved and offer your support to the people of Haiti.”
The Dish Rag talked to Joshua Jackson, Helen Mirren and U2’s The Edge on the red carpet about Hollywood’s desire to help.


Helen hopes that Hollywood will “use the opportunity to bring attention to [Haiti] as much as we can to get people to give as much or as little as they can.”
The Edge, whose “Brothers” song was nominated for a Globe, told us that he will be helping George Clooney‘s Friday telethon. “This  is one of  the most serious disasters that has happened in 10 years and we have to do everything that we can. There’s no question about it.” 
Of attending the Globes, he explained, “This is the perfect opportunity for people to say, ‘We’re there and we are going to do whatever we can,'” adding that the awards are a great platform to get the word out. 
“Fringe” star Jackson was another star wearing a Haitian ribbon to the Globes. “Anything small thing that any of us can do to commiserate and bring awareness … it’s a minor gesture and the scope of  [the Haitian quake] is behind compensation.”

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead