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Golden Globe Winners
On the 12th of January, the red carpet was rolled out for the 71st Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton; with film and TV stars out in full force, taking their time to give
interviews and flash their fashion designers’ costumes before entering the ceremony, or as some call it ‘a sloppy, loud, party’. Among the best on the red rug were stars such as Leonardo Di Caprio, Robert Downey Jr, and Emma Thompson to TV stars, like Bryan Cranston, Edie Falco and Aaron Paul.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the Awards (for the second year running) and they began by delivering an entertaining monologue to kick-start proceedings; sharing
jokes on Jonah Hill’s pool parties, and one that particularly amused the audience ‘Matt [Damon], on any other night, in any other room, you’d be a big deal. Tonight, and don’t take this the wrong way, you’re basically a garbage person’. Apart from the humour, it would not be worth watching without a few surprises along the way, and I am not just talking about the teleprompter failure, or the technical glitches that occasionally stalled the night, but it was the Awards that dished out the surprises as Breaking Bad finally won its first two Golden Globe Award after its fifth and final season. Another shock was the best comedy actor award which went to Andy Samberg, who hadn’t prepared a speech because he did not expect to be in the reckoning.
To see the full list of winners, see below:-
— Picture, Drama: ‘12 Years a Slave’
— Picture, Musical or Comedy: ‘American Hustle’
— Actor, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’
— Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, ‘Blue Jasmine’
— Director: Alfonso Cuaron, ‘Gravity’
— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’
— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, ‘American Hustle’
— Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’
— Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, ‘American Hustle’
— Foreign Language: ‘The Great Beauty’
— Animated Film: ‘Frozen’
— Screenplay: Spike Jonze, ‘Her’
— Original Score: Alex Ebert, ‘All Is Lost’
— Original Song: ‘Ordinary Love’ (music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and Brian Burton, lyrics by Bono), ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’.
— Series, Drama: ‘Breaking Bad’
— Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, ‘Breaking Bad’
— Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, ‘House of Cards’
— Series, Musical or Comedy: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’
— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Poehler, ‘Parks and Recreation’
— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Andy Samberg, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’
— Mini-series or Movie: ‘Behind the Candelabra’
— Actress, Mini-series or Movie: Elisabeth Moss, ‘Top of the Lake’
— Actor, Mini-series or Movie: Michael Douglas, ‘Behind the Candelabra’
— Supporting Actress, Series, Mini-series or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, ‘Dancing on the Edge’
— Supporting Actor, Series, Mini-series or Movie: Jon Voight, ‘Ray Donovan’
Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Woody Allen.
Next will be the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday 2nd March – only time will tell if the highly buzzed ‘Twelve Years a Slave’ will win big, as it only won best Motion Picture Drama on Sunday; and will Leonardo Di Caprio finally win an Oscar after being nominated three previous times?
Let me know in the comments section below, who you think should be lifting an Academy Award.