2014 Golden Globe Awards fashion recap
The con-artist caper “American Hustle” looked every bit the Oscar front-runner at the Golden Globes, winning acting awards for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence.
Jennifer Lawrence arrives to the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Adams, in a low-cut dress evocative of her character’s ’70s style, won her first Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy or musical Sunday night at the Beverly Hills, Calif., ceremony. Lawrence picked up the first award of night’s telecast, winning best supporting actress for her performance in David O. Russell’s fictionalized Abscam tale.
The award returned Lawrence, a winner last year for Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” to the stage for an acceptance speech — something she said was no easier a year later.
“Don’t ever do this again,” she told herself. “It’s so scary.”
Jared Leto was also named a winner Sunday, picking up the supporting actor in a motion picture prize for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club.”
Jared Leto in a sleek Saint Laurent Suit at the Golden Globes in LA
Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler picked up where they left off, kicking off the ceremony with a torrent of punch lines that lambasted Matt Damon, Meryl Streep and, of course, George Clooney.
“Tonight, you’re basically a garbage person,” Poehler joked to Damon about the night’s level of star wattage.
Last year’s co-hosts again had the crowd rolling in an opening act Sunday night. The starry audience roared most of all when Fey described the four-Globe nominee space odyssey “Gravity.”
“George Clooney would rather float away in space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age,” said Fey.
Four months after its final episode, AMC’s “Breaking Bad” won for best drama TV series and best actor in a drama series for Bryan Cranston. Cranston called his honor “a lovely way to say goodbye.” Creator Vince Gilligan said the award gave him “one more chance to thank the fans of the show,” but left the final word for star Aaron Paul.
“Yeah, bitch,” declared Paul, with what essentially became his character’s catch phrase.
As expected, the Emmy-winning HBO film “Behind the Candelabra,” the acclaimed Liberace drama directed by Steven Soderbergh, won for best movie or miniseries. Producer Jerry Weintraub, the famed Hollywood producer, accepted the award. Michael Douglas also won for best actor in a miniseries or TV movie for playing Liberace.
“The only reason you’re not here is because I had more sequins,” Douglas told co-star Damon while accepting the trophy.
The telecast managed two expletives in its first 30 minutes, one from Elisabeth Moss (winner of best actress in a miniseries or TV movie, for “Top of the Lake”), the other from Jacqueline Bisset (best supporting actress, miniseries or TV movie, “Dancing on the Edge”). Both were surprise winners.
U2 also picked up a Golden Globe for their song “Ordinary Love” from the film “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”
Heading into the Globes ceremony, David O. Russell’s con-artist caper “American Hustle” and Steve McQueen’s unflinching epic “12 Years a Slave” led with seven nominations each, but they will be kept mostly separated by the Globes’ split between comedy-musical and drama categories.
There are several other films prominently in the mix, too. Alfonso Cuaron’s space odyssey “Gravity,” a worldwide hit starring Sandra Bullock, is just as much a front-runner, only with a more limited cast. When Oscar nominations are announced Thursday morning, “Gravity” (nominated for four Globes) will likely clean up in the technical achievement categories that the Globes don’t honor.
Support is also strong for the Coen brothers’ 1960s Greenwich Village folk tale “Inside Llewyn Davis” (three nominations), Alexander Payne’s father-son road trip “Nebraska” (five nominations), Spike Jonze’s futuristic romance “Her” (three nominations) and Paul Greengrass’ pirate thriller “Captain Phillips” (four nominations). All have found various honors in an awards season that has seen critics groups and guild organizations often make divergent choices.
Arrivals streaming into the Beverly Hilton for Sunday night’s show did had to navigate one unlikely obstacle – a part of the red carpet was drenched when a lighting rig set off a sprinkler a few hours before show time. Crews used wet dry vacuums to clean it up.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of about 85 mostly freelance foreign journalists, has recently undergone a change in leadership and, perhaps, a shift toward respectability. While the Globes have in the past been known for curious nominees like “The Tourist” and “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” this year’s nominees were seen as without such oddities.
This year, the Globes fall days after Oscar nomination voting concluded. The Academy Awards announce the 2014 nominees Thursday.
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