Sunday’s Golden Globes soared in the ratings on Sunday night with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live alums. Sunday’s broadcast on NBC drew the best ratings for the show in six years.
In their opening, Ms. Fey and Ms. Poehler pointed out Kathryn Bigelow and made a joke about the controversy over her film “Zero Dark Thirty.” Ms. Poehler said, “When it comes to torture, I trust a lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.”
Former President Bill Clinton received a standing ovation when he arrived to introduce the Steven Spielberg film “Lincoln.” But it was Ms. Poehler who got the biggest laugh when she returned to the stage and said, “That was Hillary Clinton’s husband.”
Jodie Foster was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award and gave a strong, almost a coming-out speech.
Julianne Moore, who won best actress in a television movie for her depiction of Sarah Palin in the HBO film “Game Change,” made a point of saluting two women who had nothing to do with the film but everything with exposing Ms. Palin’s weaknesses: Ms. Fey, who impersonated Ms. Palin on “Saturday Night Live,” and Katie Couric, whose interviews with Ms. Palin provided Ms. Fey with fodder for her parody.
And one of the most unlikely star turns was by Aida Takla O’Reilly, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who said, “I know that Jeffrey Katzenberg will never forget my name, because he never knew it in the first place.”
Zero Dark Thirty Director Kathryn Bigelow was praised by Best Actress, Drama, Jessica Chastain who said, of director Bigelow, "When you make a film that allows a character to disobey the conventions of Hollywood, you've done more for women than anyone gives you credit for."
Anne Hathaway who won for Best Supporting Actress for "Les Misérables", referred to her Golden Globe as a “weapon against self doubt" .
Ms. Poehler closed the show by saying of herself and Ms. Fey, “We’re going home with Jodie Foster.”
The Golden Globes awards are bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of mostly freelance journalists that was founded during World War II.
The full list of Golden Globe winners is as follows:
Best Motion Picture, Drama: "Argo"
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: "Les Misérables"
Best Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, "Les Misérables"
Best Director: Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Amour"
Best Animated Film: "Brave"
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"
Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, "Life of Pi"
Best Original Song: "Skyfall" (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), "Skyfall"
Best Series, Drama: "Homeland," Showtime
Best Series, Musical or Comedy: "Girls," HBO
Best Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Best Actor, Drama: Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Best Miniseries or Movie: "Game Change"
Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys"
Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Best Supporting Actor: Ed Harris, "Game Change"