'American Hustle' big Golden Globes winner
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"American Hustle" led the pack at Sunday night's Golden Globes awards ceremony, winning awards for best comedic picture, Amy Adams as best comedic actress and Jennifer Lawrence as best supporting actress.
"12 Years a Slave" won the coveted award for best dramatic film, but it was "Dallas Buyers Club" that became the evening's second-biggest winner, earning Globes for Matthew McConaughey as best dramatic actor and Jared Leto as supporting actor.
Hosting the show for the second year in a row were Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, who explained their presence thusly: "Because this is Hollywood, and if something kinda works, they'll just keep doing it until everyone hates it."
Movie and television stars mingled perhaps more than ever at the ceremony, a reflection of the new media landscape. "Enjoy it while you can, Netflix," Poehler told the streaming Internet service that has become a newly minted awards contender. "You're not going to feel so smug in a couple of years when Snapchat is up here accepting best drama."
Indeed, out in the crowd, it wasn't easy to distinguish between the big-screen and small-screen stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a television personality nominated for her movie "Enough Said," sat between Hollywood stars Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey; Lena Dunham, who parlayed her indie film into HBO's "Girls," sneaked a peek at Michael Douglas, a film legend who won best actor for the HBO television movie "Behind the Candelabra."
Still sticking to his old ways, however, was the famously awards-shy filmmaker Woody Allen, who declined to show up to accept his Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement. His onetime muse Diane Keaton appeared in his stead. "It kind of breaks my heart to think that I've known Woody for such a long time," she said, "but it also fills me with pride and affection and even love." She then literally sang his praises with an a cappella rendition of the children's song "Make New Friends."
Here are some highlights of Sunday night's Golden Globes awards ceremony:
SO THAT'S HOW YOU SAY IT. Fey and Poehler make a running gag of mispronouncing a certain Hollywood A-lister as "Tam Honks."
"GRAVITY" GETS A REWRITE. Fey calls the sci-fi hit starring Sandra Bullock "the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age."
GIVE HER A BREAK. Lawrence, nervously accepting her Globe for best supporting actress, begs for a moratorium: "I'm sorry I'm shaking so much. Don't ever do this again, because it's so scary!"
"SANDRA, I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU HERPES." English-challenged director Alfonso Cuaron, Globe winner for "Gravity," explains that he was trying to tell Ms. Bullock: "Sandra, I'm going to give you an earpiece."
LONG TIME COMING. "We have been working for President [Nelson] Mandela since the '70s when we were teenagers and we did our very first concert for the apartheid movement," says The Edge of U2, accepting the award for best original song "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." "So it's taken us 35 years to write this song."
TOO MUCH INFORMATION. Leto, accepting best supporting actor for playing a transgender woman in "Dallas Buyers Club," explains, "I did not use any prosthetics in this film. That tiny little Brazilian bubble butt was all mine."
COSTUMES MATTER. Douglas, winning best actor in a TV movie or miniseries for playing Liberace in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," praises co-star Matt Damon as "the greatest talented actor I've ever worked with, and the only reason you're not here is, I had more sequins."
MAGIC FINGERS. While the nominees for best actress in a comedy series are announced, Poehler receives a calm-down shoulder-rub from Bono. She wins and fakes making out with Bono.
THE JOKE YOU KNEW WAS COMING. "Dying is easy, comedy is hard," says presenter Jim Carrey. "I believe it was Shia LaBeouf who said that."
THE REAL DEAL. Philomena Lee, the inspiration behind the Globe-nominated film "Philomena," appears with actor Steve Coogan. "The film isn't just about me," she said. "It's the shared story about the women who have yet to receive the justice they deserve."