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The 70th Golden Globe Awards

January 14, 2013 by

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The 2013  Golden Globe Awards aired January 13th on NBC.

The ceremony was hosted by Golden Globe nominees for “BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL”Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (Parks And Recreation).

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

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Amy Poehler and Tina Fey
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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…

Amy Poelher to Kathryn Bigelow -“I haven’t really been following the controversy over Zero Dark Thirty, but when it comes to torture, I trust a lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.

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.

Amy Poelher -“Ang Lee is being nominated for Life of Pi which is what I’m gonna call the six weeks after I take this dress off.

Amy Poelher to Mandy Patinkin -“I like Homeland, but I don’t think it’s as good as that other show Previously on Homeland, that thing is action-packed”

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.

Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell did, for me, the best presentation of the night, they were just hilarious. Once again, my suggestion is for you to see for yourself…

Former President Bill Clinton also made an appearance to introduce the movie Lincoln as a “BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: nominee.

-Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement

– Jodie Foster

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Jodie Foster
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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.

-The Awards

– Homeland

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Claire Danes
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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

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Julianne Moore
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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.

– Girls

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Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham and Allison Williams
Cast of Girls

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

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Cast of Les Miserables
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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!

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