The 71st Golden Globes are all wrapped up and the winners have been named. The acclaimed historical biopic "12 Years a Slave" (based on the true story of Solomon Northup), was both honored and some might say snubbed on Sunday night, while "American Hustle" had a decidedly good night. Get more details on this year's 2014 Golden Globe winners below.
Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did their best to keep the three-hour event (which aired live on NBC on Jan. 12) entertaining, and dozens of awards were handed out to celebrities from the music, film and television industries. You can find a full list of 2014 Golden Globe winners here.
Golden Globe winners: '12 Years,' 'American Hustle,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' Win Big
"12 Years a Slave" was honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press, given seven nominations, but only took home one award. Granted, that award was for Best Picture (Drama), but we truly thought Lupita Nyong'o had a real shot at a win for her supporting role in the film; something about her makes us want to watch her all day. She lost out to Jennifer Lawrence in a win for "American Hustle," though. (It should be noted the "12 Years a Slave" actress beat J-Law and just about everyone else on the red carpet; check out Lupita Nyong'o on the Golden Globes red carpet in the photo above! Stunning.)
"American Hustle" also took home Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) and leading lady Amy Adams took home Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) for a total of three wins for the 70s-themed flick.
Not surprisingly, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for "Dallas Buyers Club."
There were a few surprises, though:
- When Meryl Streep lost Best actress (Comedy) to Amy Adams. It isn't that Adams didn't deserve her win; a lot of people were taken aback, though.
- When Aaron Paul of "Breaking Bad" lost Supporting Actor (TV Series, Drama) to Jon Voight for "Ray Donovan." However, "Breaking Bad" cleaned up alright as a series. And Aaron Paul got to say "Yeah, b--ch" as part of the cast's acceptance speech, so we're pretty sure he's okay with how things turned out.
- Jacqueline Bisset's win and bizarre acceptance speech. After five Golden Globe nominations throughout her career but no wins after almost five decades in show business, she seemed genuinely shocked. Her speech certainly reflected that, but that endeared her to us even more!. (If you saw it, you know what we mean. If you didn't...well, you sort of missed out on that one. It was a doozy.)
- "Top of the Lake" starlet and Golden Globe winner Elizabeth Moss flipping off the "E! Live from the Red Carpet" mani-cam while chatting with the show's co-host, Giuliana Rancic, before heading in to attend the awards.
- How long it took most of the winners to get to the stage, and then how many of them ended up getting hit with the wrap-it-up music for long speeches! Seriously. It was like the whole night was in slow motion.
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