The 71st Annual Golden Globes Awards (2014) Recap

Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC
Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

Bringing back the amazing duo – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts, it was no  surprise that the opening monologue is going to be a name-dropping, vulgar and hilarious one. Notable jokes included the target on Matt Damon, Gravity/George Clooney, and Matthew McConaughey’s weight lost. Furthermore, the guest list for this year’s award was quite a star-studded affair from Meryl Streep to Robert Redford to Julia Roberts to Tom Hanks and the list goes on.

Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC
Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

The first award of the night, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture presented by Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks, and the award went to Jennifer Lawrence!  Though not as funny or memorable as last year’s speech, it definitely showed how much of a movie geek J.Law truly is.

The next award was Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/TV Movie to Jacqueline Bisset. It’s so much fun to watch when the winner is truly and utterly in shock. And ooops! Someone messed up the censoring!

Oh, Naomi Watts and Mark Ruffalo! Have they ever made a movie together? They presented the award to Behind the Candelabra for Best Miniseries or TV Movie. It was a wonderful film. Followed by the next award, Best Actress for a TV Movie/ Miniseries which went to Elizabeth Moss!

Then came the nominees for Best Actor in a TV Movie/ Miniseries. Michael Sheen was nominated this year! And the winner is Bryan Cranston! It’s interesting to see how nerve-wrecked these seemingly larger than life people looked during these award shows.  And another win for Breaking Bad as they nabbed Best Television Drama Series! And Aaron Paul gets to say his famous one liner from the show (without being censored)!

Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC
Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

How awkward does it get? Sean Combs (actor/producer), Usher and Kate Beckinsale shared a stage to present the award for Best Original Score for a Motion Picture to Alex Ebert. A big congrats to U2 for winning the Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. Oddly enough they did not get “played off” during their speech.

So this year’s trademark during the acceptance speeches was… a pause for a couple a minute or two before zipping right through their speech, as pointed out by the beautiful Cate Blanchett.

Another noteworthy moment during the awards, the charming Robert Downey Jr. to present the Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical) with a hilarious monologue. Congrats Amy Adams!

Then came one of the power couples of Hollywood, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon to announce this year’s Miss Golden Globe, but they were interrupted by Tina and Amy. One of the better jokes by the hosts tonight.

Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC
Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

The Best Supporting Actor in Motion Picture went to Jared Leto!!! Then, Emma Thompson came on stage with a glass of booze and her heels in hand to present Best Screenplay for Motion Picture. She is such a quirky and funny person, and the award went to Spike Jones! Already at the start of his speech you could see why he’s such a genius scriptwriter.

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Photo Credit: NBC

Also one of the awkward yet best moments of the award, Amy Poehler being massaged by U2’s Bono and smooching him upon the announcement of her winning the Best Actress in a TV Series (Comedy/Musical). Aww.. Parks and Rec family’s reaction!

The most casual outfit of the night went to Emma Stone as she presented the Cecile B. DeMille award to Woody Allen! And of course, Diane Keaton then came onstage to praise Allen’s work. Another note to the censoring board, it’s a tad bit annoying if you’re just going to censor the whole sentence instead of the words.

Okay… the joke about Michael Bay’s recent incident on stage due to the teleprompter was a tad bit… meh.

Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC
Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

J.Law then presented the Best Actor in Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical) to Leonardo DiCaprio! Finally!!!! A very gracious, eloquent and steady speaker indeed. Kudos to Tina Fey for the introduction for Leonardo DiCaprio later on as he presented Cate Blanchett for Best Actress in Motion Picture.  A witty and eloquent speech indeed.

Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC
Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

The following award, Best Actor in Motion Picture, went to Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club! It took him a while didn’t it?

Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC
Photo Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

And finally, the night ended with Johnny Depp presenting the award for Best Motion Picture to 12 Years of Slave.

Overall, the award went by rather smoothly and at times dull, marking the beginning of the award season, next up, Critics Choice Awards, SAG Awards, BAFTAs and lastly the Oscars. But on another note, how crowded was the room?! There was barely any space for people to maneuver around, could you imagine the women with the big dresses. The journey the winners had to make from one corner of the room to the stage, especially the TV cast and crew.  Had the room always been this small and cramped for the award the last few years? And there was a bit of an issue with the editing in terms of which camera to pan to for the TV, the censoring, the music playing to cue the winners to end their speech.

For Complete Winners List: Click Here.

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