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71st Annual Golden Globe Awards recap

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Tonight, Jan. 12, the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards were hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. This comical duo hosted for the second year in a row and is again slated to host again next year. Fey and Poehler greeted the audience and went through their opening bit before the awards got going.

Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks presented the first award of the night, which was for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), and June Squibb (Nebraska) were nominated, and Jennifer Lawrence took home the award.

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis were up next to present the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie. The nominees were: Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing On the Edge), Janet McTeer (The White Queen), Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), Monica Potter (Parenthood), and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), and Jacqueline Bisset was the winner. She gave what might have been the longest, most awkward acceptance speech ever and even had to be bleeped out at one point.

Naomi Watts and Mark Ruffalo gave the award for Best TV Movie or Mini-Series. American Horror Story: Coven, Behind the Candelabra, Dancing on the Edge, Top of the Lake, and The White Queen were nominated, and Behind the Candelabra won.

Watts and Ruffalo remained on stage for the Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie category. The nominees were: Helena Bonham Carter (Burton and Taylor), Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Coven), Helen Mirren (Phil Spector), and Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake). Elisabeth Moss won the award.

Aaron Eckhart and Paula Patton presented the award for Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama. Nominated in this category were Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), and James Spader (The Blacklist), and Bryan Cranston took home his first award for his role on Breaking Bad.

Aaron and Paula remained on stage to present the next award, for Best TV Series – Drama. Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, House of Cards, and Masters of Sex were nominated, and Breaking Bad was this year’s winner.

The nominees for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie were: Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Rob Lowe (Behind the Candelabra), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Corey Stoll (House of Cards), and Jon Voight (Ray Donovan). Jon Voight took home the award.

Robert Downey, Jr. presented the award for Best Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. Amy Adams (American Hustle), Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said), and Meryl Streep (August: Osage County) were nominated, and a tearful Amy Adams won the award.

To present the award for Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama, Krya Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon took the stage. Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black), Kerry Washington (Scandal), and Robin Wright (House of Cards) were nominated, and Robin Wright won the award.

Christoph Waltz presented the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, for which Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Daniel Brühl (Rush), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) were nominated. Jared Leto took home the award.

Emma Thompson walked out on stage with her shoes in one hand and a drink in the other to give the award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture. Spike Jonze (Her), Bob Nelson (Nebraska), Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan (Philomena), John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), and Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell (American Hustle) were nominated, and Spike Jonze won for Her.

Seth Meyers and Julie Bowen presented the award for Best Actor in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy. Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), and Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) were nominated, and a very unsuspecting and unprepared Andy Samberg won.

Jimmy Fallon and Melissa McCarthy were up next to hand out the award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie. The nominees were: Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra), Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dancing on the Edge), Idris Elba (Luther), and Al Pacino (Phil Spector). Michael Douglas won the award.

Chris Pine and Emma Watson took the stage to present the award for Best Animated Feature Film. The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Frozen were nominated, and Frozen was the winner.

For Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy, Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) were nominated. Amy Poehler won her first Golden Globe for Parks and Rec.

Emma Stone presented this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award to Woody Allen, and Diane Keaton accepted the award on his behalf.

Ben Affleck presented the award for Best Director – Motion Picture. Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Alexander Payne (Nebraska), and David O. Russell (American Hustle) were nominated, and Alfonso Cuaron received the award.

The nominees for Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy were The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls, Modern Family, and Parks and Recreation, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine was the winner.

Jennifer Lawrence presented the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. The nominees were: Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), and Joaquin Phoenix (Her). Leonardo DiCaprio won the award.

Drew Barrymore was up next to present the award for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, which American Hustle, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, and The Wolf of Wall Street were nominated for. American Hustle was the winner.

Leonardo DiCaprio gave the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), and Kate Winslet (Labor Day) were nominated, and Cate Blanchett took home the award.

Jessica Chastain presented the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. The nominees were: Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), and Robert Redford (All Is Lost), and Matthew McConaughey won.

Johnny Depp presented the last award of the night, for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Nominated in this category were 12 Years A Slave, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena, and Rush, and 12 Years A Slave was the winner.

What did you think of tonight’s Golden Globe Awards? Did you like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts? Leave a comment below!

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