The Most Notable of the 2014 Golden Globes

You never know what you’re going to get during the Golden Globes and, as with any major awards show, it’s best not to take the whole thing too seriously. Which is exactly what we did; here are last night’s most gracious and outrageous moments…

Best Lines

In a three-hour show, we’ve got to be honest: we expected a few more Ricky Gervais-esque cringes, but when they were good they were gold. Here are three of our favourite lines that came out of the 180-minute special. Or, as Tiny Fey pointed out, “what Martin Scorsese calls Act One.”  

1. Tina Fey: “Matthew McConaughey is here. For his role in Dallas Buyers Club he lost 45 pounds, or what actresses call ‘being in a movie.’”

2. Amy Poehler: “One of the most nominated films this year is 12 Years a Slave. I loved 12 Years a Slave, and I can honestly say that after seeing that film, I will never look at slavery the same way again.”

Tina: “Wait – how were you looking at it?”

3. Tina Fey: “And now, like a supermodel’s vagina, let’s all give a warm welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio.”

Best Wins

Obviously there were a lot (that’s kind of what this whole thing is about). But a few stood out in the best way possible. Or, as they will be known as from now on, the opposite of what Jacqueline Bisset did

Breaking Bad
It just enjoyed what everyone is calling one of the greatest endings to a show – ever. What better way to call it a night than by giving Walter White and crew a couple of statues to walk off into the sunset with? Yeah, bitch!

Jennifer Lawrence
She’s Hollywood’s ‘it’ girl right now, so much so that ‘Catching Fire’ seems far to passé to apply. She already as hot as the sun. If there’s anyone out there with a more perfect combination of awkward and endearing, then we don’t know her. In fact, we’re pretty sure they gave her the award just hoping she’d say something ridiculous (and ridiculously cute) on stage.

Mathew McConaughey
For a guy who started off declaring his love for high school girls, McConaughey has certainly done pretty well for himself. Sure, Surfer Dude was only five years ago, but thanks to films like Mud and The Dallas Buyer’s Club, this shirtless wonder has suddenly become as serious as it gets. And now he’s got the hardware to prove it.

Best Red Carpet Moments

Jennifer Lawrence Video Bombs Taylor Swift’s interview
During her friend Taylor Swift’s red carpet interview with Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lawrence snuck up behind in a hilarious photo bomb, telling Swift that she was going to try to push her down the stairs. Now that we would have like to have seen, though the super-skinny Swift may have cracked in half.

Elizabeth Moss flips off the red carpet “Mani Cam”
The red carpet “Mani Cam” caught some manicures that were as much works of art as any painting we own. The best shot, however, came from Elisabeth Moss during her interview with E! News’ Giuliana Rancic, who revealed just what she thought of the camera when she flipped it off for the world to see. 

Best Moments:

In a room full of superstars, you never know what can happen. Matt Damon got told he was a ‘garbage person’. Emma Thompson chose a martini over high heels. Emma Stone apparently told Amy Poehler that she wasn’t ‘looking for new friends’. And it was pointed out to all of us that George Clooney would rather spin off into deep space than spend another minute with a woman his own age. Even with all that, however, these three moments were the ones that made us smile the most. 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Double Threat
Tina and Amy poke fun at their pal for being nominated in both film and television (Enough Said, Veep). JLD plays it cool and smokes an e-cigarette while refusing to snap a selfie with Reese Witherspoon, declaring for everyone that the Walk The Line star is in fact not sponge-worthy after all.

Amy Poehler and Bono Make Out
Amy sheds her host dress to play nominee while she rests on Bono’s lap. When her name is the one called out for the win and the camera shifts back to her, she locks lips with the Irish superstar in an awkward battle of tongues that only comedy wins.

Diane Keaton Shows Up for Woody
Perhaps the most prolific member of his Hollywood generation, Woody Allen was given proper treatment by his great friend Diane Keaton as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award on his behalf. His career is simply awe-inspiring and Keaton managed to put its depth and quality in perspective with the right amount of respect and admiration. Also, she ended with a sweet song that was clearly full of love for her close friend. We should all be so lucky.  Mia Farrow, on the other hand? Not so impressed

Cover Image from: Pop Sugar

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