The 72nd Golden Globe Awards witnessed entertaining moments of triumph, surprises, drama and humour
The award season of Hollywood is officially in full swing with the Golden Globes setting the ball rolling on Sunday evening. The entertainment quotient at this event was so high that we can only hope that the other awards functions manage to match the spirit. The evening kickstarted with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — who are co-hosting for the third and final time — delivering a riveting monologue that not only made fun of the recent scandals but also kept the celebrity audience in splits. Later, the function moved to the category-wise award section but the humorous banter continued.
Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' was the biggest winner with an award for Best Film (Drama), Best Director and Best Supporting Actress. (L-R) Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke Pics/AFP
With Amy Poehler and Tina Fey as the emcees, jokes are bound to take centre stage — quite literally. And that's precisely what happened. However, they weren't the only ones who whipped laugh-worthy liners. Listing out a few outrageously funny quotes from the show...
Tina Fey (left) and Amy Poehler co-hosted for the third and final time together
>> "Tonight we celebrate all the great television shows that we know and love as well as all the movies that North Korea was okay with."
– Tina Fey
>> After Fey mentioned how Steve Carell's 'Foxcatcher' took him two hours to get ready to film every day, she added, "It took me three hours today to prepare for my role as a human woman."
Jeremy Renner's joke on Jennifer Lopez's bust wasn't appreciated by the latter
>> "In 'Into the Woods' (the movie starring Meryl Streep), Cinderella runs from her prince, Rapunzel is thrown from her tower for her prince and Sleeping Beauty just thought that she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby."
– Amy Poehler
>> "Jennifer Aniston is here for her role in the movie 'Cake,' Poehler said, before adding, "'Cake' is like a fluffy dessert that people eat on their birthdays, and birthdays are things that people celebrate when they admit that they've aged."
>> "I'm not going to start picking on things you've done," ex-host Ricky Gervais told his fellow actors, before quipping, "Some of it immoral; a lot of it illegal. If we've learned one thing, it's that famous people are above the law. As it should be."
George Clooney and wife Amal Alamuddin made their red carpet debut as a married couple
>> "George Clooney married Amal Amaluddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, with Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected for a 3-person UN Commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight her husband is getting a Lifetime Achievement Award!"
– Tina Fey
>> "'Boyhood' proves there are still roles for women over 40, as long as you get hired when you are under 40."
– Amy Poehler
Best motion picture (Drama) - Boyhood
Best motion picture (Musical/Comedy) - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best director - Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Best actor (Drama) - Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Best actor (Musical/Comedy) - Michael Keaton, Birdman
Best actress (Drama) - Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best actress (Musical/Comedy) - Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Best supporting actor - JK Simmons, Whiplash
Best supporting actress - Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Best screenplay - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, Birdman
Best original score - Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Best original song - Glory (Selma) by John Legend, Common
Best foreign language film - Leviathan (Russia)
Best animated feature - How to Train Your Dragon 2
Best TV series (Drama) - The Affair
Best TV series (Musical/Comedy) - Transparent
Best mini-series - Fargo
Best actor (Drama) - Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Best actress (Drama) - Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Best actor (Musical/Comedy) - Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Best actress (Musical/Comedy) - Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Best actor (Mini-series) - Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Best actress (Mini-series) - Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honourable Woman
Best supporting actor (series/mini-series/TV movie) - Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Best supporting actress (series/mini-series/TV movie) - Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
>> Kevin Spacey finally won his first Golden Globe after eight nominations so his acceptance speech made sense. After all, the Oscar-winning actor kept exploding the F-bombs, keeping the censor guys on their toes.
(Left) Kevin Spacey embarked on a F-word-ridden acceptance speech on winning his debut Golden Globe after eight nominations. (right) Chrissy Teigen's crying face launched more than thousands of Internet memes
>> When John Legend won the Best Original Song award, his wife Chrissy Teigen's emotions got the best of her. Her 'cry face' became a rage on Twitter, launching a thousand jokes.
>> Ever wondered whether stars also face furniture problems like the lesser mortals do? Well, turns out Kathy Bates injured her toe so badly while looking for her seat that she was said to be screaming in pain. Ouch.
>> Jeremy Renner indicated Jennifer Lopez should pry the envelope open to which the actress said, "I've got the nails." Renner chimed in: "You've got the globes too!" slyly referring to her assets.