A night at the Golden Globes

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(Graphic by Jacob Lindgren)

The second biggest night in Hollywood was held this past Sunday in Beverly Hills and celebrated the T.V. shows and movies of 2013.

The Golden Globe awards are the one award show of the year that combines the talent of both television and movie actors and actresses. As usual there were surprises, laughs and lots of drinking.

Unlike the Oscars or the Emmys where everyone sits in rows, like an auditorium, the Golden Globes are held as a dinner party and by the end of the evening everyone in the room is a little inebriated. Even Cate Blanchett, who took home the award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Role for Blue Jasmine admitted to having a few vodkas under her belt.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were back for their second time hosting and it is no surprise that they pulled out a number of hilarious bits.

The funniest being with their friend, and nominee, Julia Louis-Dreyfus who was nominated for her work on Veep as well as her role in Enough Said, Tina and Amy razzed Louis-Dreyfus for sitting with the movie section instead of with the T.V.-People. Julia was then shown smoking an e-cigarette and denying a selfie with Reese Witherspoon, in true comedic fashion.

The best line of the monologue goes to Tina Fey however for stating, when discussing Gravity, that George Clooney “would rather float off into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.”

Tina and Amy have already signed on for next years Golden Globe awards so that is something to look forward.

Is Tina Fey correct in her statement, “because this is Hollywood and if something kind of works, they’ll just keep doing it until everyone hates it?” The powerhouse duo didn’t lose steam last night and will hopefully bring the same energy next year.

The Golden Globes, however, can also be a night of controversy. Leonardo DiCaprio took home his second Golden Globe award for Wolf of  Wall Street, having been nominated ten times, but has yet to win an Oscar.

DiCaprio doesn’t even attend the Oscars anymore because of an apparent disregard for the Academy, so the fact that he attended the Globes and made a charming acceptance speech certainly shows his regard for the Hollywood Foreign Press.

The most heart-warming moment of the evening was Amy Poehler winning for best Comedic Actress—after having been nominated for eight Emmys and three Golden Globes.

Poehler finally captured her win. She was truly blown away by her win and her speech is definitely worth watching.

The Golden Globes certainly are the most fun awards show, but it will also be interesting to see how they contrast to the Oscar nominations, which will be announced later this week.

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