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2014 Golden Globes Recap

by Kam Williams

Abscam Comedy Emerges as Early Oscar Favorite

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association staged its 71st Annual Golden Globes in Beverly Hills on Sundayevening, with SNL alumna Tina Fey and Amy Poehler again sharing the hosting duties. The night’s big winner was American Hustle for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) as well as Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence for Best Lead and Supporting Actress, respectively.

Going into the event, Hustle and 12 Years and Slave shared all the Oscar buzz by virtue of their having landed the most golden_globes_logo_2011Golden Globe nominations (7 each). But 12 Years has definitely now lost momentum, despite prevailing in the coveted Best Picture (Drama) category only.

As for the show, emcees Fey and Poehler again proved to be more celebrity-friendly than their relatively-irreverent predecessor, Ricky Gervais. The pair’s tongue-in-cheek brand of humor ranged from Fey’s praise of August: Osage County as proof that “there are still great parts in Hollywood for Meryl Streeps over 60” to Poehler’s crediting “12 Years a Slave” for changing the way she feels about slavery.

They teased conspicuously-absent Woody Allen for winning the award “for the tiniest man with the biggest glasses,” since the similarly-diminutive and power-framed Martin Scorcese had previously accepted the lifetime achievement accolade. Meanwhile, during the telecast, Woody’s son Ronan was busy tweeting a reminder that his sister Dylan had recently gone public for the first time about her having been molested by their father at the age of 7.

As far as profanity, a few foul-mouthed winners had to be bleeped, although in the case of Jacqueline Bisset the very busy NBC censors were too slow on the button and let the S-word slip out over the airwaves. They also belatedly edited Fey’s raunchy suggestion “Like a supermodel’s vagina, let’s all give a warm welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio,” although they apparently had no problem with her running joke about prosthetic penises.

But enough about this self-indulgent, alcohol-fueled preamble to the Academy Awards, it’s on to The Oscars!

 

 

Complete List of 2014 Golden Globe Winners

 

 

Film

 

Best Picture, Drama: “12 Years a Slave”
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy “American Hustle”
Best Actor, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Best Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Best Foreign Language Film: “The Great Beauty” (Italy)
Best Animated Film: “Frozen”
Best Screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her”
Best Original Score: “All Is Lost”
Best Original Song: “Ordinary Love” “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

TELEVISION
Best Series, Drama: “Breaking Bad”
Best Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Best Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, “House of Cards”
Best Series, Musical or Comedy: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Best Miniseries or Movie: “Behind the Candelabra”
Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”
Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge”
Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”
 
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