The 70th Golden Globe Awards were handed out on Sunday night with co-hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey leading the ceremony of winners in film and television.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association welcomed the biggest names in Hollywood in both film and television at Sunday’s Golden Globe ceremony as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made their long-awaited debut as co-hosts.
Although Argo, Les Miserables, Lincoln, and Django Unchained were winners in the major film categories, co-hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey stole the show with more than a few brilliant one-liners. As the Golden Globe night progressed, however, the improv of Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell gave the hosting duo a run for their money.
When the Golden Globes were over, Ben Affleck walked away a winner in Best Director for Argo, which also landed the Best Picture Drama.
In television, Homeland was the big winner with three awards in Best TV Series-Drama, Best Actor and Best Actress while Lena Dunham’s Girls was a surprise favorite with two Golden Globe awards for Best Actress and Best TV Series-Comedy.
With so much to choose from, here are our Top 4 memorable moments from the Golden Globe Awards:
Amy and Tina’s Opening Monologue
The two former SNL girls showed off their comedic chops with a hilarious intro that poked fun at everyone from Ben Affleck, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Meryl Streep. Although the duo wasn’t quite as crass as former hosts, Fey and Poehler did get their fair share of digs in at the stars. None were more memorable than when the pair singled out Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow. “I haven’t really been following the controversy over Zero Dark Thirty,” said Poehler. “But when it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.” In the words of Liz Lemon, “What the what?”
Bill Clinton introduces Lincoln
The Golden Globe Awards welcomed former President Bill Clinton who received a standing ovation before introducing Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Clinton gave a brief but poingnant speech about the role of President Abraham Lincoln in American history. It was a great tribute to one of the greatest U.S. presidents by one of the country’s most charismatic former leaders
Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig
Presenting the award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, former Saturday Night Live regulars Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig ditched the teleprompter for the best intro of the evening. Although nominees Meryl Streep and Judi Dench couldn’t attend the ceremony, Ferrell and Wiig made sure that everyone remembered both actresses a the Golden Globes. We now know what salmon looks like in the Yemen. Now, “Get out of here!”
Ben Affleck wins Best Director
After being snubbed by the Academy at the 2013 Oscar nominations ceremony, Ben Affleck won Best Director on Sunday night at the Golden Globes. Affleck won the Golden Globe before Argo took home the award for Best Picture Drama. It was a well-deserved win for Ben Affleck who was shocked when he beat directing heavyweights Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, and Quentin Tarantino. Although Ben won’t be winning the Oscar this year for Best Director, the Golden Globes gave Affleck the credit he deserves.
What were your favorite moments at this year’s Golden Globe Awards?