Fey and Poehler are Golden

Sunday’s Globes had Matt Damon being compared to a  garbage person, Leonardo DiCaprio calling himself an comedian, and the world wondering why Tina Fey and Amy Poehler can’t host everything. The repeating hosts started the show by poking fun at the nominated movies, such as “Gravity” being George Clooney dying in space rather than dating a woman his age and “American Hustle” originally being called “Explosion at Wig Factory.”

2013 was Jennifer Lawrence’s year, but her resolution must have been to continue being unstoppable because she picked up the title as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a New Jersey wife of a con man in “American Hustle.”  The movie, based on  a real event, proved to be a big winner that night by taking the prize of Best Comedy or Musical Motion Picture and it’s lead actress, Amy Adams, winning a Globe for her performance.

When she accepted her award, Adams thanked director David O. Russell for writing strong roles for women that show the world that “a princess can punch and wear a low-cut gown.”

Another winning movie of the night was Steven McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” for Best Drama.

Best Mini-series or TV movie went to HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra,” based on flamboyant pianist Liberace. The biopic also scored an award for Michael Douglas for Actor in a Mini-series or TV Film.  Best Actress in a Mini-series or TV Movie then went to Elizabeth Moss from “Top of The Lake.”

Walter White himself, Bryan Cranston, rightfully took the award for his performance as the cancer sufferer turned meth king in AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” The late series also won for Best TV Series in the Drama category.

U2’s “Ordinary Love” received the honor of best original song in a motion picture. The song, Bono said, has been 38 years in the making to honor Mandela, who refused to hate and changed their lives.

Jon Voight took the Globe for Supporting Actor in a TV Movie or Mini-series in Ray Donovan, beating out Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul.

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick then took the stage to introduce Miss Golden Globe, who happens to share their DNA. Tina Fey then introduced her “son,” Randy (Amy Poehler), who came onstage muttering “whatever,” before venturing out into the audience to find out who “his” father is.

Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman, Jared Leto, who amazed with his performance as an HIV-positive transgender in “Dallas Buyer’s Club,” was honored with Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. For the role, he had to drop almost 30 pounds and shave his eyebrows, and he even took the Daniel Day-Lewis route and remained in character for the entire shooting.

Spike Jonze took his first globe for the “Her” screenplay, which revolves around a lonely man who begins to fall in love with an operating system, or an improved version of the current love we all harbor for our phones.

SNL alum Andy Samberg received his first globe for actor in TV series, FOX’s “Brooklyn nine-nine.” The show also pulled the honor of best comedy TV series.

Best Animated Feature Film went to a movie that melted hearts everywhere, Frozen. Hearts melted further when host Amy Poehler finally received recognition for her character, Leslie Knope, on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”

This years recipient of the Cecil B. Demille award was director and icon, Woody Allen. Although he couldn’t be there to accept the award, his friend Diane Keaton was there to pay him honor. Keaton talked about their long friendship of 38 years and Woody’s portrayal of women as people who struggle just as much as men, and achieve just as much as them. She ended her appreciation of the spectacle wearing man by singing the Girl Scout anthem.

Ben Affleck, winner of best director at the 70th Golden Globes, handed this year’s directing accolade to Alfonso Cuaron who was responsible for the out-of-this-world movie “Gravity.”

Best actor in a comedy or musical went to Leonardo DiCaprio, who partnered with Director Martin Scorsese for the fifth time on “Wolf of Wall Street.”

The best actor and actress honors for drama motion picture went to Cate Blanchett for Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” and Matthew McConaughey as a drug supplier in  “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Other winners that night include “The Great Beauty” for foreign language film, Robin Wright for actress in a drama series, and Alex Ebert for his original score in “All Is Lost.”

Although the 71st Golden Globes were golden in ratings, drawing in 20.9 million and the title as the most-watched since 2004, there were a few bronze moments. During the red carpet a sewage line exploded, Jacqueline Bisset said a few jumbled words and called it a speech, and presenters Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie had to read off of a paper due to teleprompter issues.

Award season continues with the Screen Actors Guild ceremony on January 18th.