Tatiana Maslany snubbed, “American Hustle” dominates at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards

 
 

In exciting news, hostess Amy Poehler won the Best Actress in a Television Comedy for her always-hilarious performance as Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation. She was quite touched and fans and fellow competitors alike lauded her win.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine was the surprise winner for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical, which you could tell by the looks of utter delight on the cast member’s faces. Behind the Candelabra, the HBO movie about the life and last years of Liberace, took home a few awards including Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and a Best Actor Award for Michael Douglas.

The big winners in film started off with America’s sweetheart/badass Jennifer Lawrence, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle.

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Her speech was sweet, if perhaps a little safe. (Someone’s publicist must be on high alert). Her dress on the other hand was one of the most dished about of the show.

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JLaw’s co-star Amy Adams also took home an award for American Hustle. The Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy winner was teary eyed and grateful as she accepted the award. As they tried to play her off, Amy stood firm and finished her speech, mentioning her beloved little girl before walking off to warm applause.


It was Cate Blanchett who took home the Best Performance in a Motion Picture Drama award for her role in Blue Jasmine. In her gorgeous black lace Armani gown, Cate was channeling classic Hollywood beauties of the Golden Age. She was also channeling a couple of vodkas. Certainly piques ones interest in her new lesbian period lover story, Carol which is based on the Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt. Thankfully, it’s filming now!

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Animated film Frozen’s power ballad “Let It Go” lost Best Song honors, but the Disney film came back to capture the Best Animated Feature prize.

The sweeping lesbian love story Blue is the Warmest Color lost in its category of Best Foreign Feature, denying us the chance to see stars Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos dazzle on stage together. Le sigh.

Here are some other highs and lows from the evening

Emma Thompson presenting the award for Best Screenplay of a Musical or Comedy and remembering to bring her martini….all the while forgetting to grab the envelope with the winner’s name.

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Melissa McCarthy channeling Matt Damon after a “sandbag to the head” backstage. Jimmy Fallon was a perfect choice for her presentation partner.

Out actress Amber Heard presented an award, but it was the presentation of her leg a la Angelina Jolie that actually made things interesting.

It was a great night for ladies in tuxes. Diane Keaton, no stranger to menswear, cut a lovely figure in her tailored suit while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award on behalf of friend and collaborator Woody Allen. Too bad her gushy speech ended with an equally awkward acapella song.

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Also rocking a suit was Megan Ellison (pictured below holding the award), a producer for the Best Motion Picture or Comedy winner, American Hustle.

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Michael Douglas should really have someone edit his speeches prior. While accepting his award for Behind the Candelabra he mentions worrying that a director had suggested he consider playing Liberace because he was “mincing” about. Get with the program Michael. No one has said “mincing” since the ’80s.

Overall, the Globes lacked the sparkle that it had last year, and certainly lacked the lesbian star power. However, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler once again made us laugh and whenever they graced the stage, time seemed to fly.

What did you think of this year’s Golden Globes?

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