AWARDS SEASON™ Shenanigans: 71st Golden Globes Recap

Sooooo Golden Globes. Three hours of celebrities locked in a room with alcohol and a deadline. WHAT COULD GO WRONG?  If you followed us on Twitter, hopefully you enjoyed it, after my live stream fail that is. I missed the opening monologue and the first few awards, but thanks to the internet we have the best joke of the night in .gif form:

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Tina and Amy knocked it out of the Parks and REC!  See what I did there?  Also amazeballs from the hosting duo was when Amy cross-dressed as Tina’s adult son Randy from a previous relationship, searching for his biological father… not gonna lie, Randy is a hottie.  Case in point:

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Out of all twenty-four awards of the night, I correctly picked ten winners. Ten out of 24! A whopping 42% pass (fail?) rate. Actually this is quite on par with how I’ve normally done with my picks in the past few years, given how random the Golden Globes seem to be both in terms of nominees-per-category and the winners themselves.

12 Years A Slave and American Hustle were leading the nominations with seven each heading into the ceremony, and American Hustle came out way better off, winning Best Picture – Comedy or Musical as well as both Best and Supporting Actress for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence respectively.

However, 12 Years A Slave did win Best Motion Picture – Drama, making history as the first film directed by an African American director (Steve McQueen) to win a Golden Globe in the award’s history.

Also happy that Brooklyn Nine-Nine won Best Comedy, hopefully it’ll be on NZ television screens soon because the general public are really missing out here. Andy Samberg’s speech was okay, I guess, ugh. Lol. But you know what else we’re really missing out on? Orphan Black. 

Don’t even get me STARTED about Robin Wright winning Best Television Actress for House of Cards (yes apparently it’s really good blah blah blah) instead of Tatiana Maslany for playing seven different women to the point where you think about a character and wonder why TMas is talking about her when you remember that, oh wait – TMas played ALL OF THEM.

RUDE, HFPA, RUDE.

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Unexpected winners of the night were perhaps Jacqueline Bisset, who won Best Supporting Actress in a Series/Mini-Series/TV Movie. I missed her acceptance speech while vainly attemping to retrieve my live stream, but it sounded like she was off the trolley!  Already!  Sat at the back with a crate of champers, you probably wouldn’t have expected to win either.

Other wins I’m happy with: Alfonso Cuaron for Best Director, with Gravity. Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street – ten nominations and only two wins! (The first one was for The Aviator back in 2005.)  Hopefully this means we are well on track for an Oscar! I am ready Academy Awards, come at me!

(Side note: Cate Blanchett is great and I’m sure Blue Jasmine is also great so congrats to her for winning and all that, but if Kate Winslet had won her category it would’ve meant that Leo would’ve presented her with her Golden Globe and those two should get married already…)

What did y’all think? Dragged on too long? Nominees robbed or winners well deserved? Think it’ll be an accurate predictor for the Academy Awards in March?

Full list of winners:

MOVIES
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams, American Hustle
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Director, Motion Picture: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: American Hustle
Best Motion Picture, Drama: 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Score, Motion Picture: Alex Ebert, All Is Lost
Best Original Song, Motion Picture: U2, “Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture: Spike Jonze, Her
Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen

TELEVISION:
Best Actress, TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Robin Wright, House of Cards
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Best TV Series, Drama: Breaking Bad
Best TV Series, Comedy: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Best TV Mini-Series or Movie: Behind the Candelabra
Best Actress, TV Movie or Miniseries: Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Best Actor, TV Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Miniseries, Motion Picture Made for Television: Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries, Motion Picture Made for Television: Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge

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