The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards took place last night, January 13th, from the Beverly Hills Hotel in California. Out of all of the televised awards shows, the Golden Globes appear to be the most open and relaxed. Aside from the pressure of winning or losing, the artists in the room display an air of camaraderie that is not usually so visible. The hosts for the evening, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, did not fail to live up to expectations. Fey and Poehler opened up the evening by throwing light jabs at actors and also themselves, showing that no topic is safe tonight. In fact, the only complaint that can be made about the hostesses was that we did not see enough of them.
Last nights, Golden Globes set precedent, and truly conveyed a message of change within Hollywood. Directors Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg, whom usually steal the show, were left empty handed as Argo director Ben Affleck took home the awards for Best Drama Picture and Best Director. Les Miserables actor Hugh Jackman won top honors for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, while fellow co-star Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress. The controversial, Django Unchained, fared well as Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor and director Quentin Tarantino won Best Screenplay. Although Speilberg’s Lincoln did not take home as many awards as expected, Daniel Day Lewis came out on top as Best Actor in a Drama. On the small screen, hit shows Homeland and Girls nabbed several awards creating some upsets for shoe in nominees.
The most touching moment of the evening goes to Jodie Foster with her acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Foster has always been unshakable about living her life in private, despite the recent surge of reality television shows and public coming out stories. Although Foster setup the crowd for her own coming out, “So while I’m here being all confessional, I guess I have a sudden urge to say something that I’ve never really been able to air in public.” She held back by publicly stating that she was, “Single. Yes I am, I am single.” She also thanked her ex-partner and co-parent Cyndey Barnard, as well as her mother; “You’re a great mom. Please take that with you when you’re finally OK to go.” Foster has been acting since three years old, and shows no sign of slowing down.
Last night’s Golden Globes marked the start of a new age in Hollywood. Many of the expected winners left empty handed, while fresh faces took home gold. Fey and Poehler raised the bar as hosts and were also the first women to ever host the ceremony. The evening was spectacular in all respects allowing new talent to emerge as victors!
Memerable Moments from the Golden Globes:
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler’s Opening:
Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Presenting:
Jodie Fosters Acceptance Speech: