Golden Globes wrap: '12 Years a Slave' wins for best dramatic film
Angela Mulholland, CTVNews.ca
Published Sunday, January 12, 2014 6:06PM EST
Last Updated Monday, January 13, 2014 7:12AM EST
Read back on our live coverage of the oft-boozy Hollywood lovefest that is the Golden Globe Awards, in which the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hands out awards for its picks of the best of film and television. It's considered a messy dress rehearsal for the Oscars:
11:02 - And with that, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sign off, with glasses raised. "This was the beautiful mess we hoped it would be!" Fey says. "And I got to make out with Bono!" adds Poehler.
11:00 – After a night of being shut out of every other key category in which it was named, critical fave “Twelve Years A Slave” finally pulls off the most important win of the night, earning Best Motion Picture, Drama.
10:50 - Matthew McConaughey wins Best Actor in a Drama for "Dallas Buyers Club." "Alright, alright, alriiight... Unexpected but graciously accepted," he says with his trademark drawl, while accepting the statuette. He notes the film spent 20 years being shopped around and was turned down 86 times. "Really glad it got passed on so many times or it wouldn't have come to me," McConaughey says to laughs.
10:45 - Cate Blanchett snags the Best Actress in a Movie Drama for the Woody Allen flick, "Blue Jasmine." "Thank you, Woody, for calling me, and not calling any of the other extraordinary women in this room," Blanchette says.
10:40 - Crime caper "American Hustle" wins Best Movie, Musical or Comedy.
10:30 - Leonardo DiCaprio wins his second Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy or musical for "The Wolf of Wall Street." (The first was for "The Aviator.") "I never would have thought that I'd win Best Actor for a comedy," DiCaprio muses, thanking director Martin Scorcese for allowing him to "stalk" him into making the movie. DiCaprio continues to effuse that Scorcese is a risk-taker and visionary who had "influenced everybody in this room," and "put the very fabric of our culture" up on screen. "Thank-you for your mentorship," DiCaprio said to his clearly humbled director.
Canada AM film critic Richard Crouse sums up DiCaprio's speech thusly: "By calling Scorsese one of the great artists of all time Di Caprio is giving the Hollywood Foreign Press a slap for not nominating him," Crouse tweets.
10:00 - Woody Allen is feted for his contribution to film with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. True to form, he’s chosen not to show; Diane Keaton is picking the award up for him. Allen's one-time muse and life partner, Mia Farrow, has chosen to signal her irritation with it all, tweeting: "Time to grab some icecream & switch over to #GIRLS."
9:55 - Show host Amy Poehler hams it up, accepting a backrub from Bono as she's announced as a nominee for Best Actress in a TV Comedy for her part in "Parks and Recreation." She then seems genuinely stunned to find she’s actually won, covering the U2 frontman in kisses before rushing up to the stage to say she forgot to write a speech.
9:35 – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler keep the costume changes coming with several gowns – and one tux, as the case was with Poehler, who donned one for a silly bit in which she played Fey's "adult son from a previous relationship."
9:25 - Writer and director Spike Jonze wins Best Screenplay for critical darling "Her." More entertaining than his acceptance speech is his presenter, Emma Thompson, who appears rather "refreshed," announcing the nominees with a martini glass in one hand and her high-heeled shoes in the other. She jokes that the red soles on her presumably-uncomfortable Christian Louboutins were red from her own blood.
9:20 - Jared Leto, his long locks in messy bun, wins Best Supporting Actor for his role as a transvestite in "Dallas Buyers Club." After picking up both the New York Film Critics and L.A. Film Critics prizes, this win could mean that chances are good that the once-retired Leto could be on track for the Oscar.
9:15 - Robin Wright beats out it-girl Kerry Washington from "Scandal" for Best Actress in a TV Drama for "House of Cards."
9:05 - A tearful Amy Adams beats out perennial winner Meryl Streep for Best Actress in a Comedy for her role in "American Hustle." Adams says the win comes on the 15th anniversary of her moving out to L.A. -- a time when she thought the best she might one day do is "get a commercial or something." After thanking her manager for believing in her, Adamas thanks her three-year-old daughter, Aviana: "Thank-you for teaching me to accept joy and to let go of fear."
8:50 - Best Original Song for "Ordinary Love" from the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," co-written and performed by U2. Guitarist The Edge says his band has been working for Mandela since they were teenagers, when they did concerts against the apartheid movement. "So it's taken us 35 years to write this song," he says.
8:40 - Little surprise here: Bryan Cranston scoops up Best Actor in a TV series for his starring role in "Breaking Bad,” saying, "This is such a wonderful honour and such a lovely way to say goodbye to the show that meant so much to me."
Just minutes later, "Breaking Bad" itself wins best TV Drama Series. "Ya, bitch!" star Aaron Paul quips, thanking the Foreign Press Association for the award.
8:25 - Best actress in a miniseries or TV movie goes to Elisabeth Moss for the Jane Campion miniseries “Top of the Lake.” She dedicates the award to her mother, "who I hope to one day be 1/10 of the woman you are; this is for you, Mom.”
8:20 - Only the second award to be handed out tonight and Jacqueline Bisset has already become the first winner to have to be played off stage. Show producers had to start up the music to urge her to wind up her tearful, rambling acceptance speech for her Best Supporting Actress win for her role in the TV series "Dancing on the Edge."
8:12 - Jennifer Lawrence takes the first big award of the night, winning Best Supporting Actress for "American Hustle." After thanking director David O. Russell, she hilariously confides, "I actually did watch all the films this year -- well, not all of them, but you know what I mean. So I can say that the women tonight, it's such an honour to be nominated with you." Having trouble getting her breath she adds,” I don’t know why this is so terrifying; it’s obviously a good thing. I don’t know why I‘m so scared. I’m sorry.”
8:10 – Fey then kicks off the award presentations, quipping, "We're going to get this show done in three hours -- or as Martin Scorcese calls it, 'Act 1'."
8:05 - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler start off the night with a zinger-laden opening monologue, poking fun at such big names as George Clooney: “Gravity proves that George Clooney would rather float away and die than spend another minute with a woman his own age.”
8:00 - And the show has begun!
7:25 – Jennifer Lawrence arrives wearing a white, blousy dressy that it appears not everyone is loving. Canada AM movie reviewer Richard Crouse quipped on Twitter: “Is Jennifer Lawrence's dress made of Kleenex? #goldenglobes” Lawrence, who won Best Actress in a Comedy last year for Silver Linings Playbook, is nominated again this year for Best Supporting Actress in the crime flick American Hustle.
7:10 – Cate Blanchett arrives wearing an elegant, cap-sleeved black lace gown that is already shaping up to be one of the fashion favourites of the night. The star of “Blue Jasmine” is nominated for Best Actress in a Drama, but could have some stiff competition against Sandra Bullock for her role in “Gravity,” as well as Kate Winslet, Judi Dench and Emma Thompson.
7:05 – Michael Douglas arrives without Catherine Zeta-Jones, his wife from whom he separated last year but with whom may have recently reunited. Douglas, who is nominated for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for his role in 'Behind the Candelabra' star, told reporters Zeta-Jones is “back east with the kids." He added that "All is good. All is good,” between them.
6:30 – Amy Adams arrives on the red carpet wearing a red halter-style dress with a plunging neckline not unlike the many similar costumes she wore in her performance of “American Hustle.” Judging by the chatter on Twitter, there could be a few jokes about Adams’ cleavage tonight; many are snickering that with all her bra-less scene, she should have been nominated for Best Unsupported Actress.
5 p.m. - Just a few hours before the ceremony was set to begin, a pipe burst and water sprayed onto the carpet outside the Beverly Hilton. A good portion of the red carpet became sopping wet before Beverly Hills fire officials arrived to stop the leak. Crews then moved in with wet/dry vacuums to soak up the mess.