The awards season is off to a great start with the 72nd Annual Golden Globes that happened January 11 in Beverly Hills, California. This prestigious award is given to Hollywood’s best in film and TV, and it’s bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). With all that went down during the star-studded affair, it was hard to keep track – who said what, who did what and so on. So, check out the winners here and below is the rundown on what happened that evening… 1. Boyhood won big! This film was shot throughout the span of 11 years, and it nabbed three major awards – Best Motion Picture in a drama, Best Director for Richard Linklater and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette. 2. Three-time Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler killed it! This year marks the funny ladies’ last time hosting as their contract with Golden Globes has come to an end. They first hosted the
award show in 2013 and it reportedly got the highest rating in six years with 19.7 million viewers! The organisers were so happy they signed them on for two more years. 3. Eddie Redmayne cut short his honeymoon with wife Hannah Bagshawe and it was totally worth it, because he walked away with the Best Actor award for a drama for his portrayal as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything. The trailer made me cry, so you can imagine what the movie will do to me. (Prepare ’em toilet rolls!) If you’ve not seen it, here’s the official trailer: 4. George Clooney was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award and he gave a touching speech where he gushed about his wife.
It’s a humbling thing to find someone you love. Even better if you’ve been waiting your whole life… Amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn’t be prouder to be your husband,” said the 53-year-old actor, who confessed he recycled his wedding tux for the special occasion.
FYI: The Cecil B. DeMille Award is an honorary award – presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to actors for their exceptional contributions to the entertainment industry. Past recipients include Walt Disney, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Alfred Hitchcock, Lucille Ball, Elizabeth Taylor, Clint Eastwood, Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, Steven Spielberg and Morgan Freeman. 5. Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Maggie Gyllenhaal gave inspiring, women-empowering speeches after accepting their awards: “It’s just so wonderful that women today have such a strong voice and I have a 4-and-a-half-year-old and I’m so grateful to have all the women in this room. You speak to her so loudly. She watches everything, and she sees everything and I’m just so, so grateful for all of you women in this room who have such a lovely, beautiful voice,” said Adams, winner of Best Actress in a comedy or musical. In the movie Big Eyes, Adams portrayed artist Margaret Keane, who struggled for recognition for her work. Moore, who played a linguistics professor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in Still Alice, won the Best Actress in a drama award. During her acceptance speech, she said: “I wanna thank the people who actually made the movie, James Brown and Lex Lutzus, Sony Classics and my good, good friends at Killer Films and this amazing cast, and our filmmakers, who, in the middle of their own crisis from a degenerate disease, ALS, decided they wanted to make movies.” Gyllenhaal won Best Actress in a mini-series or motion picture for television for her role as Nessa Stein, a businesswoman who is made a life peer for her contribution to the Middle East peace process. “What I see, actually, are women who are sometimes powerful and sometimes not, sometimes sexy and sometimes not… what I think is new is the wealth of roles for actual women in television and film. That’s what I think is revolutionary and evolutionary, and it’s what’s turning me on,” she said. 6. House Of Cards‘ Kevin Spacey dropped the f-bomb after winning the award for Best Actor in television series drama! 7. Chrissy Teigen’s cry face is now a meme! Her husband John Legend won an award for Glory, an original song for the movie Selma, and as he was on stage to accept his award, the cameras panned to his wife. And the whole world saw this… 8. Jared Leto’s braids sent Twitter into such a frenzy. Why? Well, we’re so used to seeing his hair slicked back in a bun or all loose and flowy, but when he took the stage to present the Best Supporting Actress award to Patricia Arquette, we all went “man bun, what?”. It’s so 2014! #Manbraid #FTW! It even has its own Twitter account, @jaredletobraid. 9. Benedict Cumberbatch photobombed Meryl Streep’s picture with Margaret Cho! #Cumberbomb
10. Jeremy Renner jokes about Jennifer Lopez’s “globes”. They were onstage to present the best actor in a television mini-series or movie award to the winner, Billy Bob Thornton. And after announcing the nominees, Renner asked Lopez if she wanna open the envelope. “You want me to do it?” she told him, “I have the nails.” “You’ve got the globes, too…” Renner responded. 11. A few celebrities were spotted with Je Suis Charlie badges and signs to show their support for Charlie Hebdo. Among them were George Clooney and his wife Amal, Helen Mirren, Diane Kruger and her partner Joshua Jackson, and Kathy Bates.
12. An extended trailer of Fifty Shades of Grey premiered during the Golden Globes. Watch the steamy clip: You’re welcome 😉