The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards were fun and a lot of that had to with the fabulous hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
Their opening monologue was witty and thoroughly entertaining! The only complaint I have is that there was not enough of them! Here’s their opening monologue
The presenters this year did not seem as wooden or unfunny – the HFPA got the pairing right so they were actually entertaining – especially Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell (if Amy and Tina don’t want to come back next year, this would be a great pairing to take over) and Jason Bateman and Aziz Ansari.
The most famous presenter on stage had to be former President Bill Clinton. He was called on to introduce Argo, nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama – and was the eventual winner.
The speech of the night goes to Jodie Foster, the recipient of the Cecil B DeMille Award (lifetime achievement award).
A close second goes to Adele, who admitted that she didn’t expect to win for Best Original Song (Skyfall), herself and her friend, both new mums, just came for a bit of a night out and a laugh.
The pleasant surprise of the night, given the fact that he wasn’t even nominated for an Oscar, was Ben Affleck taking the Best Director prize from the likes of Steven Spielberg, Ang Li, and Kathryn Bigelow! His film Argo also won best Motion Picture – Drama.
Les Misérables won Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical
No-one was surprised when Anne Hathaway’s name was read out for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (even though this was one of the strongest categories of the evening). Another fabulous speech – recognising all the important people in her life
Anne Hathaway wasn’t the only Les Misérables actor to be recognised on the night. Her co-star Hugh Jackman took out the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy
Daniel Day Lewis won the Best Actor in A Motion Picture Drama, for his role as President Lincoln, in Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino won a Golden Globe for his Original Screenplay Django Unchained. He thanked his cast and amazing friends who let him read them his script but don’t tell him he’s wrong.
Christoph Waltz also received an award for Django Unchained. He won in the Best Supporting Actor Category
Although it was heavily nominated, Silver Linings Playbook, walked away with only one award – that went to Jennifer Lawrence for Best Supporting Actress in A Motion Picture Comedy/Musical.
Brave took home the award for Best Animated feature. My favourite line from this speech is, “Being brave is about being true to yourself and allowing your loved ones that same freedom.”
On the TV front, Homeland scooped the pool, winning Best TV Drama, Best Actress in a TV Drama (Claire Danes) and Best Actor in a TV Drama (Damian Lewis)
It was great to see Lena Dunham and her show Girls receive recognition from the HFPA. Dunham won Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy and the show won Best TV Show Musical or Comedy. Both her speeches were gorgeous, heartfelt and funny.
Julieanne Moore won Best Actress in a TV Mini-Series/Movie for her role as Sarah Palin in Game Change. Game Change also won Best TV Mini-Series/Movie
Kevin Costner was reflective when accepting his award for Best Actor in a TV Mini-Series or Movie for his role in Hatfields and McCoys, looking back on his time in the business and taking us back to his very first Golden Globes experience.
So that’s it for another Golden Globes ceremony, but don’t fret this is only the beginning of awards season. There’s still a bunch of awards ceremonies between now and the Oscars!