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!
And then there was the appearance by Bill Clinton, who took the stage to present the clip for Lincoln. A fitting but surprising presenter for the very presidential movie.
Among some of the other highlights from the event were the cast of Girls "wooing" into the microphone in absence of any other words to describe their elation for winning Best Comedy. There was also a funny Girls related moment from Fey and Poehler. After Lena Dunham beat them in the Best Actress in a Comedy award, she was sure to express her gratitude for their work, mentioning that they got her through middle school (among other things), which was meant to be complimentary, I'm sure, but also pointed out the age gap between Dunham and her competitors. Fey responded to that later during a bit with Poehler in which they both pretended to be drunk and Fey expressed just how glad she was to get her through middle school.
Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger took the stage to present for Best Foreign Film and had a funny argument over whose accent was worse.
Finally, among the more emotional moments, there was Anne Hathaway, who accepted her award for Best Supporting Actress by eloquently expressing appreciation for her fellow nominees, and Sally Field in particular.
"I have to thank you so much for being a vanguard against typecasting. Because as the girl who started out as the princess of Genovia, I can't tell you how encouraging it was to know that the flying nun grew up to be Norma Rae and grew up to be Mama Gump and grew up to be Mary Todd Lincoln."
And Jodie Foster had plenty say when she accepted this year's Cecil B. Demille Award, including a lot of build up to what sounded like a coming-out speech only to announce that she is, in fact, single. In addition to dedicating "this song" to her two sons, she also spoke of the value of privacy and later, the value of change, closing out her speech with…
"Change. You gotta love it. I will continue to tell stories, to move people by being moved. The greatest job in the world. It's just that from now on, I may be holding a different talking stick. And maybe it won't be as sparkly. Maybe it won't open on three thousand screens. Maybe it will be so quiet and delicate that only dogs can hear it whistle. But it will be my writing on the wall. Jodie Foster was here. I still am, and I want to be seen, to be understood deeply and to be not so very lonely."
The whole speech was from the heart and well spoken from beginning to end. And she looked fantastic giving it, which was just the icing on the very heartfelt and moving cake.
This year's ceremony seemed to fly by, which isn't always the case for this three-hour ceremony, that mixes and mashes TV and movies together. View the list of movies winners HERE and TV winners here.