Monday, January 13, 2014

71st Annual Golden Globes Wrap-Up

The Golden Globes have come and gone once again, and this year, there were relatively few surprises. Heck, the big headline going into the ceremony was how a pipe burst under the red carpet. Below, my thoughts on the ceremony:


  • Tina Fey and Amy Poehler certainly did not disappoint as hosts again this year. Though a lot of their act wasn't exactly riotous, it wasn't painful, and several of their jokes were pretty great (especially that subtle jab at Taylor Swift after Poehler won for Actress in a TV Comedy).
  • The Hilton ballroom seemed really cramped, didn't it?
  • Overall, I did a lot better at predicting the winners in the film categories (8 of 14 correct) than I did in the television categories (3 of 11).
  • I was really hoping that Emma Thompson would win Best Actress, Drama, since it was clear by her presentation of whichever award she did that she was pretty drunk. Her speech would have been AMAZING.
  • Wins that I was really happy about: Alex Ebert winning Best Original Score for his terrific work on All is Lost, Spike Jonze taking home Best Screenplay for Her, Elisabeth Moss finally winning a major award, claiming the Actress in a Miniseries/TV Movie prize for Top of the Lake.
  • Wins that were kind of "blah": Andy Samberg winning Best Actor in a TV Comedy for Brooklyn Nine-Nine (I like the show a lot, but his performance is my least-favorite aspect of it), Jennifer Lawrence's win for Best Supporting Actress for American Hustle (I wasn't as thrilled by this performance as seemingly everyone else is).
  • Wins that were "WTF": Brooklyn Nine-Nine taking Best Comedy Series (again, I like the show a lot, but I wouldn't have called it the best comedy on television), Jon Voight winning Best Supporting Actor in Television (a part of this is probably what I've heard about Ray Donovan, and a part of this is surely that I just recently watched Bratz and holy hell I don't even know how to describe that film or what Voight was doing in it).
  • Overall, American Hustle was the night's big winner on the film side of things, taking home three prizes, while Dallas Buyers Club took home two as the only other multi-Globe winner. In television, Breaking Bad, Behind the Candelabra, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine each claimed two Globes each (and, in all three cases, won their major production prize and lead actor prize).
A full list of winners after the break.
BEST PICTURE, DRAMA
12 Years a Slave

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST PICTURE, COMEDY/MUSICAL
American Hustle

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY/MUSICAL
Amy Adams, American Hustle

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY/MUSICAL
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

BEST SCREENPLAY
Spike Jonze, Her

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Alex Ebert, All is Lost

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Ordinary Love," music and lyrics by U2 and Brian Burton; Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Frozen

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Great Beauty (Italy)

BEST TV DRAMA
Breaking Bad

BEST ACTOR IN A TV DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV DRAMA
Robin Wright, House of Cards

BEST TV COMEDY
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

BEST ACTOR IN A TV COMEDY
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV COMEDY
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE
Behind the Candelabra

BEST ACTOR IN A MINISERIES/TV MOVIE
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

BEST ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES/TV MOVIE
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINISERIES, TV MOVIE
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINISERIES, TV MOVIE
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge

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