The Hollywood Foreign Press Association‘s ceremony for its 70th anniversary, rewarded the best performances, movies, television shows and actors of the year.
Here are Some Highlights from the Evening…
– The Opening
8 p.m. Eastern and the show begins, as hostesses Tina Fey and Amy Poelher, welcome us to the 70th Edition of the Golden Globes. Far away from the endless opening speeches honoring each and every actor/actress in the room, these two decide to go for it with what they do best: comedy!
Here are some sneak peeks from their great opening…
Tina Fey -“The Hunger Games was also one of the biggest films of the year and also what I call the six weeks it took me to get into this dress.”
But no words will describe it better than seeing it for yourself:
– The Best of Presenters
Last night’s ceremony welcomes several presenters to introduce each candidate for a specific category and announce the winners throughout the ceremony.
-Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement
– Jodie Foster
Robert Downey Jr. had the honor to introduce Jodie Foster, winner of the Cecil B. DeMille lLfetime Achievement Award. This special award is given for outstanding contribution to the entertainment world and is named after its first recipient, Cecil B. DeMille, who received it in 1952 during the Ninth Golden Globe Awards.
Downey begins his introduction speech with humor:
“Miss Foster, please know how much I love and respect you regardless of what may transpire in the next several minutes.”
“The Cecil B. DeMille Award says every bit as much about the presenter as it does the recipient.”
It is with humor that Downey goes on to sincerely present Jodie Foster with a montage displaying her career, her success and her lifetime in movies and television; quoting her five decades (47 years) from the youngest Oscar winner to one of the most admired directors receiving 44 awards throughout her career.
After four Emmys and two Golden Globes last year, Homeland kicks off 2013 with three more awards including “BEST TV SERIES – DRAMA“, “BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA” (Claire Danes/Carrie Mathison) “BEST ACTOR – DRAMA” (Damian Lewis/Nick Brody), Homeland won three of the four awards it was nominated for.
– Game Change
Three Golden Globes (of five nominations this year) come to join the five Emmys already won by Game Change last year. HBO’s hit grabbed the awards for “BEST MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE”, “BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR A TV MOVIE” with Ed Harris and “BEST ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR A TV MOVIE””with Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin on the show.
Another HBO hit wasn’t forgotten this year as it won the two awards it was nominated for. Girls, with Lena Dunham won with “BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL” and “BEST TV SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL”.
– Les Misérables
The most prized movie of the night was Les Misérables with the “BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL”, the “BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL” with Anne Hathaway and the “BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL” with Hugh Jackman. With three Golden Globes under their belt, they now look towards the Oscars and the eight nominations received.
– And the Winners are…
Check HERE for a complete list of winners and nominees!