The 71st Annual Golden Globes were presented last night in true eloquent fashion. It was a night of laughs, goofs, bleeps, and of course awards. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the show for the second year in a row and created just the right atmosphere. Both held their own offering quick one liners and keeping the show moving at an acceptable pace, finishing it in exactly the 3 hour mark.
The big winners of the night were "American Hustle" with three wins including best comedy or musical motion picture, best supporting actress for Jennifer Lawrence and best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy for Amy Adams and "12 Years a Slave" which won best motion picture drama. This year's winners came from a collection of the most buzzed about movies. "Dallas Buyers Club" took home two prestigious awards for best actor in a motion picture, drama to Matthew McConaughey and best supporting actor in a motion picture to Jared Leto. Rounding out the major categories in movies: Alfonso Cuaron who won best director for "Gravity", Cate Blanchett took home best actress in a motion picture, drama for "Blue Jasmine", and Leonardo DiCaprio was awarded best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy for "The Wolf of Wall Street".
The big winners in film did not overshadow the small screen with some breakout and surprise wins of their own. "Breaking Bad" was sent off in honorable fashion winning the big award of the night best TV series drama and also Bryan Cranston won the best actor in a TV series, drama for his role in the series. Probably the biggest news of the night came from the show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" taking the best TV series, musical or comedy as well as Andy Samberg winning best actor in a TV series, musical or comedy. Co-host Amy Poehler also snatched up best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy.
The night was filled with great lines, mishaps, acceptance speeches and many other noteworthy events. Only two awards in Jacqueline Bisset ("Dancing on the Edge") won for best supporting actress in a series, mini-series or TV movie offered a rather awkward and mentionable speech. Twitter was a buzz with not only the lengthy amount of time she took to get to the stage but also the rather obvious unrehearsed nature of her acceptance speech. Other fellow winners also seemed to struggle to find the shortest, quickest route to the stage, and in the future, each table should get a map to instruct them on the best way to the stage.
Diane Keaton offered a rather touching, yet off-beat acceptance for Woody Allen who was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Keaton decided to end in song, leaving audiences still asking oursleves why. Hill and Robbie came out to present only to receive the wrong words on the Teleprompter, which caused them to revert back to the old days of words on paper. Presenters also got in on the action with Jim Carrey offering a rather well crafted burn of fellow actor Shia LaBeouf, who announced on Twitter he was 'retiring from all public life.' Although often off beat, the night was filled with moments that everyone will be commenting on throughout the day today.
The 71st Globes were a night wonderful celebration and it gave the world a little something more to talk about on Monday. If you missed any of the winners, check out http://www.goldenglobes.com/ to find a complete list. If you missed any of the nominees for the Globes, be sure to get to make your way to the theater before the Oscars air in March. The Oscars will be announced on January 16th. Check out http://oscar.go.com/ for all the information you need to prepare before the big night.