The 2013 Golden Globe Awards aired Sunday night, celebrating some of the best movies and television from the last year. The event itself had its high points, including an appearance by President Bill Clinton and a very heartfelt speech by Cecil B. Demille Award winner Jodie Foster. And though they weren't around as much as we might have liked, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did a fine job of hosting.
Poehler and Fey's opening monologue included one or two zingers, with Poehler getting an audible reaction for addressing Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow by saying,"I haven't really been following the controversy over Zero Dark Thirty, but when it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron." Fey and Poehler also encouraged Girls' Lena Dunham to let them know if she's being forced into doing all of the nudity she does on the show. You can watch the full monologue below.
Beyond the monologue and a few additional appearances, including being fake nominees in the miniseries categories, Fey and Poehler disappeared into the ceremony and weren't around as much as we would have liked. But with three hours of awards and speeches, that's to be expected. Still, they managed to get in a few good jokes later on in the ceremony, including Fey telling Taylor Swift (whose romantic endeavors tend to be frequently publicized and referenced in her music) to stay away from Michael J. Fox's son.
Among the awkward moments during the ceremony was Paul Rudd and Salma Hayak smiling uncomfortably when they were supposed to be presenting the nominees for Best TV Series Drama. I'm assuming there was a teleprompter issue, as both of them stood and smiled, then Rudd said "Hello," and asked everyone how they were doing before the video of the nominees began to play. Then Homeland won.
Adele did what anyone might do, if given the opportunity, if they won the Best Original Song award. Before getting to the stage to accept, she high-fived Skyfall star Daniel Craig.
Kristin Wiig and Will Ferrell may have stolen the show among the presenters, taking extra time to work their way through the nominees and make sure to let us all know just how familiar they are(n't) with each of them and their movies.
Jennifer Lawrence (or J-Law as she should now be called), who won an award for Silver Linings Playbook, managed to follow that up with even more laughs when she took the stage and read her statue, saying that it says, "I beat Meryl," a line that I'm pretty sure originates with First Wives Club (Bette Midler's character reads those words off of one of Goldie Hawn's awards), but it was perfectly timed and kind of true, right?
More highlights and video after the jump!