The Hollywood Foreign Press Association decided to commemorate the 70th Golden Globes by having Hollywood double act Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-host. The ladies of comedy brought to attention the achievements of women in film and television in the last year. But not to be overshadowed by their predecessor Ricky Gervais, they poked fun at their peers, especially at the expense of Avatar director James Cameron.
Big winners of the night included Adele (Best Original Song: “Skyfall” for the movie of the same name) who began her speech laughing, admitting that she had just come for a night out and hadn't expected to win.
Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, who presented the award for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy), left the audience in stitches with their improvisation. The two said that as presenters they were asked to watch all five movies up for nomination, and then proceeded to describe the same scene for each film.
Other notable highlights (or lowlights) included Paul Rudd and Selma Heyak who seemed to be at a loss when they presented Best TV Drama and there was a camera glitch and they had to make up an introduction on the spot.
And this year the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award went to Jodie Foster, who was introduced by the eternally funny Robert Downey Jr. There was not a dry eye in the room by the end of her speech after she paid tribute to her mother, who suffers from dementia. “Mum, I know you are inside those blue eyes somewhere,” said Foster. “I love you, I love you, I love you, and I hope that if I say this three times, you will magically and perfectly enter into your soul, fill you with grace and the joy of knowing that you did good in this life, you're a great mum, please take that with you when you're finally okay to go.”
The winners were as follows:
Best Movie (Drama): Argo
Best Movie (Musical or Comedy): Les Miserables
Best Actor (Drama): Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress (Drama): Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor (Musical or Comedy): Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Best Actress (Musical or Comedy): Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Director: Ben Affleck, Argo
Series (Drama): Homeland
Series (Musical or Comedy): Girls
Actress (Drama): Claire Danes, Homeland
Actor (Drama): Damian Lewis, Homeland
Actress (Musical or Comedy): Lena Dunham, Girls
Actor (Musical or Comedy): Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Miniseries or Movie: Game Change
Actress (Miniseries or Movie): Julianne Moore, Game Change
Actor (Miniseries or Movie): Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Supporting Actress (Series Miniseries or Movie): Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Supporting Actor (Series Miniseries or Movie): Ed Harris, Game Change
Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Jodie Foster.