In one of the best Golden Globes ceremony that have been done in recent years, we had a healthy mix of winners and it is refreshing to see that it wasn’t just one movie that dominated.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey prove that having SNL alumni host a live event is perfect because that is what they do. They do improve and are good at thinking on their feet. Also, they know how to poke fun at celebrities, even say things they probably shouldn’t (i.e. Amy Poehler’s comment about Kathryn Bigelow knowing about torture because she was married to James Cameron and Tina Fey’s comment about how Taylor Swift should stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son).
See the entire opening monologue here:
Les Miserables led the charge with 3 awards including Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway (her 1st in 3 nominations) and Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical to Hugh Jackman (his 1st in 2 nominations).
Other big winners is Argo which took home two big awards including Ben Affleck (1st as a director) for Best Director, even though he got snubbed for an Oscar nomination; Django Unchained got two awards for Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz (2nd in 2 nominations) and Best Screenplay for Quentin Tarrantino.
One of the best moments of the night is when Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell presented the Best Actress in a Comedy to Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook. You can tell that the whole thing was improved because they didn’t once look straight ahead and when they were talking about the movies with their favorite phrase ‘you get out of here’. And of course Jennifer Lawrence had a few funny lines in her speech plus very touching moments as she thanked her family.
It can be seen here:
Robert Downey Jr. presented Jodie Foster wit the Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievment award for her 47 years in the business. Her moving acceptance speech can be seen here:
The big awards of the night, Best Picture Drama and Comedy/Musical, went had a surprise victor and an expected victor, respectively. Les Miserables took home the honor for Best Picture Comedy/Musical and a film that got little recognition from the Oscars, Argo, took home the honors for Best Picture Drama.
Les Miserables’s acceptance speech can be seen here:
Argo’s acceptance speech can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELtugogcA1E&feature=youtube_gdata_player
For the complete list of winners go here: