Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 71st Golden Globe Awards Sunday night on NBC with their rapid one-liner monologue. Some were funny, while others fell flat. One of the best moments came during the introduction of Miss Golden Globe, Sosie Bacon.
She’s the one always onstage assisting presenters and winners. The daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick was suddenly taken over by Mr. Golden Globe.
After the parents introduced their daughter as Miss Golden Globe 2014, a long-standing tradition of daughters from famous Hollywood couples, Tina Fey went on introduced her son from a previous relationship.
Poehler was hilarious as the teenage Mr. Golden Globe trying to find his absentee father in the audience. Unfortunately there weren’t enough unexpected moments like this from Tina and Amy.
One joke the hosts mentioned in the opening of the awards program, Matt Damon is now a garbage person. This referred to Damon being nominated for a TV movie role. That meant sitting behind the upper class film nominees who are closest to the stage.
Oddly enough, having the TV nominees sit so far back was a logistical nightmare throughout the night. It took these television winners forever getting to the stage amongst a packed crowd.
Amy Poehler finally won her first Golden Globe after previous nominations for best actress in a TV comedy or musical series. When her name was called she was sitting with Bono of the band U2 as her fake date. Amy got to lock lips with Bono when she won. Like many of other winners, Amy was visibly nervous and excited during her acceptance speech. Jacqueline Bisset, the first winner of the evening in the television category, took an unusually long time to get to the stage.
Her award for best supporting actress in a TV series, movie, or mini-series in “Dancing on the Edge” (BBC) came as a complete surprise to everyone, including Bisset. In her acceptance speech she stated it was over 40 years ago when she won her first Golden Globe as Promising Newcomer (a category that no longer exists).
Other winners included “Breaking Bad” for best TV series - drama and for its star Bryan Cranston. FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” beat out Emmy and SAG favorites “Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family” for best TV series - comedy.