Golden Gala: Highlights of the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

What an exciting night in Beverly Hills! The Beverly Hilton Hotel is still sizzling hours after the 71st Golden Globe Awards wrapped up this past Sunday night. Cheers, jeers, along with wardrobe hits and misses, were just a few reasons why this year’s Golden Globes were a must see. With Saturday Night Live alums and real life buddies, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, hosting for the 2nd year in a row, all possibilities were endless. Ms. Poehler, who took home an award that night, even engaged in a flirtatious yet comedic escapade with U2 front man, Bono. The dynamic duo began the glamorous evening with an array of comedic bliss, as they continuously poked fun at the extensive list of Hollywood heavyweights.

71st annual Golden Globe AwardsSteve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and David O. Russell’s American Hustle tied for the most nominations, with several a piece. It was American Hustle that had the triumphant night overall, winning awards for rising starlets, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams.

The action started on the red carpet as Top of the Lake actress, Elisabeth Moss, flipped the bird in E!‘s Mani Cam. She continued the profane blunders, as she took the stage to accept her award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. She expressed her gratitude with the phrase, “Holy S**t!

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series recipient, Jacqueline Bisset, appeared nervous as she delivered her acceptance speech, which was complete with sentence stumbles and prolonged pauses.

The always hilarious Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie’s teleprompter malfunction resulted in the two actors being given a yellow piece of paper with their lines on it to continue their presentation.

Veteran actress Diane Keaton accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award for fellow veteran actor Woody Allen, as she delivered endearing words about her friend.  She sang a song for him. Acceptance speeches don’t get more creative than that.

Another pleasant surprise was when Best Actor in a Comedy recipient, Leonardo DiCaprio, received a standing ovation when he accepted his coveted statue for his rousing performance in The Wolf of Wall Street.

12 Years of a SlaveThere were countless laughs, there were many tears; regardless, and all were memorable. With this being said, one can’t help but wonder what next year’s show has in store.

In case you missed it, here is the complete list of winners

Best motion picture, drama
“12 Years a Slave” — WINNER

Best Picture — comedy or musical
American Hustle” — WINNER

Best actress in a motion picture, drama
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine” — WINNER

Best actor in a motion picture, drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”

American HustleBest actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Amy Adams, “American Hustle” — WINNER

Best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street” — WINNER

Best animated feature film
“Frozen” — WINNER

Best foreign language film
“The Great Beauty” — WINNER

Best supporting actress in a motion picture
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle” — WINNER

Best supporting actor in a motion picture
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club” — WINNER

Best director, motion picture
Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity” — WINNER

Best screenplay, motion picture
Spike Jonze, “Her” — WINNER

Best original score, motion picture
Alex Ebert, “All is Lost” — WINNER

Best original song, motion picture
“Ordinary Love,” “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” — WINNER

Best TV series, drama
“Breaking Bad” — WINNER

Best actress in a TV series, drama
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” — WINNER

Best actor in a TV series, drama
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” — WINNER

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Matthew McConaughey WINNER: – “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best TV series, musical or comedy
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — WINNER

Best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” — WINNER

Best actor in a TV series, musical or comedy
Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — WINNER

Best TV movie or miniseries
“Behind the Candelabra” — WINNER

Best actress in a miniseries or TV movie
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake” — WINNER

Best actor in a miniseries or TV movie
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra” — WINNER

Best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or TV movie
Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge” — WINNER

Best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or TV movie
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan” — WINNER

 

– Ashly Smith

 

Ashly is a freelance writer and poet from Baltimore, MD.
Ashly Smith
Ashly Smith
View all posts by Ashly Smith
Ashlys website

Leave a Reply

wp_footer();