’2014 Golden Globe Awards’ winners wrap-up
Hollywood celebrated the ‘71st Annual Golden Globe Awards’ today, and despite a glitch earlier on which resulted in a wet red-carpet, the show was every bit the glamorous and entertaining affair it promised to be.
Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the hilarious duo got things started in their usual comedic form by talking prosthetic penises and poking fun at the nominees.
"We're hosting the awards for a second time ... because this is Hollywood and if something works, they'll just keep doing it until everybody hates it," said Fey.
Taking out the first award of the night was golden girl, Jennifer Lawrence for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for ‘American Hustle.’ “I’m sorry I’m shaking so much, don’t ever do this again it’s so scary,” she nervously said.
Amy Adams also walked away with Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for the film, beating firm favourite, Meryl Streep. “I can’t believe I’m up here!” she squealed before exiting the stage.
‘American Hustle’ also took out Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, making it the standout film of the night by gaining the most trophies.
The award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama saw some incredibly talented nominees, including Sandra Bullock and Judy Dench, however it was our very own Cate Blanchett that went home with the prize.
“Wow that crept up, I had a few vodka’s under my belt and here we are,” said the endearing actress.
Expressing her, (and everyone else's) frustration at the ushering music, a seemingly tipsy Blanchett, joked: “Can people at home hear this music, or do people just think you’re suddenly having a panic attack?”
Winning his first Golden Globe, Matthew McConaughey took out the male category of Best Actor for the ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’ “Alright alright alright, unexpected but graciously accepted,” he gushed.
Leonardo DiCaprio beat Christian Bale and Joaquin Phoenix to win Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ joking he never thought he would have won for a comedy. “This is an incredible, incredible honour,” he said.
Things got a little intimate when award show host, Amy Poehler was announced winner for Best Actress in TV Series – Musical or Comedy, with the comedian making out with U2’s Bono before heading up to the stage.
Jared Leto also set tongues wagging when he took out the gong for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, by getting a little awkward during his acceptance speech. “I’d like to clear up a few things… I did not ever use any prosthetics in this film,” he said before continuing to talk about the parts of his body he had waxed.
Making an outstanding 78 movies in his 42-year career, Woody Allen was honoured with the Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Unable to attend the show, longtime friend Diane Keaton accepted the nod on behalf of the director.
Last but certainly not least, while Steve McQueen's film, ‘12 Years a Slave’ didn’t get as many wins as previously predicted, the movie was awarded with the title of Best Motion Picture – Drama.
— Paige Ahearn