2013 Golden Globes Storm T'Town!
It’s awards season again, folks, which means fashion disasters, embarrassing speeches and lots of joy and devastation – what could be better! We were treated to all of the above at the 2013 Golden Globes, which hit Hollywood on 13 January, and there were some serious shockers, as well as the usual predictable winners.
Hosts and besties Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were disappointingly polite compared to last year’s rude Ricky Gervais, although we did love Tina’s zinger warning man-eater Taylor Swift off Michael J Fox’s teenage son. Brilliant!
Amy’s best comedy line targeted Kathryn Bigelow, director of action flick Zero Dark Thirty, which portrays the torture of terror detainees. Snapped Amy, “When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.” She must have been as traumatized by Titanic as we were.
But of course everybody was really there to see who won and the Brits ruled the night! Adele, who made the Golden Globes her first public outing since giving birth, won best song for Skyfall while veteran actor Daniel Day-Lewis nabbed best actor for Lincoln. The gorgeous Damian Lewis won best TV actor for Homeland and the excellent Maggie Smith won best supporting actress for Downton Abbey.
As for the Americans, Jessica Chastain nabbed best actress for Zero Dark Thirty while Anne Hathaway predictably won best supporting actress for Les Misérables and Claire Danes won best TV actress for Homeland for the second year in a row while Ben Affleck, who didn’t get an Oscar nomination, was the shock win of the evening grabbing best director for Argo.
Getting the first standing O of the night was surprise guest, former US President Bill Clinton, who Amy referred to as “Hillary Clinton’s husband” – love it! We also cheered for Kevin Costner’s odd win for the History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoys, did a double take when Arnold Schwarzenegger presented the Globe for foreign language film, but our fave win of the night was 26-year-old Lena Dunham, who won best TV comedy actress for Girls. She thanked the other, older, nominees in the category for getting her through “middle school, mono and a ruptured eardrum”. Awkward!
Our other favourite cringe-worthy moment was when Jennifer Lawrence won best actress in a comedy or musical for Silver Linings Playbook. The 22-year-old shimmied over to the podium and declared “I beat Meryl!” Yes, she did in fact beat Meryl Streep, who was home sick with the flu, but her comment sure got the Twittersphere buzzing! Turns out the comment was a quote from the movie The First Wives Club, but a dig is still a dig, Jennifer!