The Golden Globes Awards 2014, hosted by comedy duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, featured some of the biggest names in the business including Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Martin Scorsese and Spike Jonze.
American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave proved their popularity and critical success by taking out Best Film: Comedy or Musical and Best Film: Drama respectively.
Australia’s own Cate Blanchett took out Best Actress: Drama for her powerhouse role in Blue Jasmine, while Best Actor: Drama went to Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey’s co-star Jared Leto, frontman of 30 Seconds to Mars (which he reflected on in his speech as “chasing his other dreams”) won Best Supporting Actor.
Alfonso Cuaron took out the award for Best Director for his film Gravity, beating Steve McQueen, Alexander Payne, Paul Greengrass and David O. Russell.
American Hustle saw it’s two main ladies Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence win for Best Actress: Comedy or Musical and Best Supporting Actress. Amy Adams won Best Actress ahead of industry favourite Meryl Streep. Leonardo Dicaprio won his second Best Actor award for The Wolf of Wall Street. His first win was in 2004 for The Aviator.
Best Foreign Language Film went to Paolo Sorrentino’s tale of hedonism and lost love in Rome, The Great Beauty. Best Animated Feature Film went to Disney’s Frozen and Spike Jonze took out the Best Screenplay award for Her.
Musically speaking, the award for Best Original Score went to Alex Ebert, frontman for Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros for his work on All is Lost. Best Original Song went to ‘Ordinary Love’ by U2 from Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom.
On the small screen, Breaking Bad was named Best Drama, with it’s popular star Bryan Cranston winning Best Actor in a Television Series: Drama. Robin Wright won Best Actress in a Television Series: Drama for her work in Netflix’s House of Cards. Jon Voight and Jacqueline Bisset were named Best Actor in a Supporting role for Television and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Television for Ray Donovan and Dancing on the Edge, respectively.
The big surprise of the night saw newcomer Brooklyn Nine-Nine beating out long standing favourites Modern Family, Girls, Parks and Recreation and The Big Bang Theory for Best Television Series: Comedy or Musical, with Andy Samberg also taking out the Best Actor award for the series. Golden Globes host Amy Poehler won Best Actress in a Television Series: Comedy or Musical, and celebrated with a smooch from Bono.
Less surprising, Behind the Candelabra, the story of pianist Liberace won Best Miniseries or Motion Picture made for Television and for his portrayal of the prodigious performer. Michael Douglas took out Best Actor for the film, while Elizabeth Moss won Best Actress for her role in the Jane Campion mini-series Top Of The Lake.
Amy and Tina’s opening monologue also proved a winner, though it was the general consensus on Twitter and post-event reviews that there needed to be more from the talented women throughout the night. The girls will return to host the awards in 2015.