Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the Golden Globes Jan. 12, in which top nods went to 'American Hustle' and '12 Years a Slave.'
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The star-studded Golden Globe Awards were filled with big winners, funny jokes and some fashion hits and misses. And guess what? We watched it so you didn't have to! Here are the five things you need to know from one of Hollywood's biggest nights.
'12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' win big: Getting your Oscars bets in order? 12 Years a Slave topped Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena and Rush to win best picture, drama. David O. Russell's 1970s film American Hustle won for best comedy or musical, while Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence won for their roles in the film. (The men nominated from Hustle -- Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper -- didn't have the same luck.)
'SNL' alums sweep TV: Aside from hysterically co-hosting the show with veteran SNL comedienne Tina Fey, Amy Poehler landed her first best actress in a musical or comedy Golden Globe for her role as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. But her NBC comedy fell to a friendly face -- rookie cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring another ex-SNL-er, Andy Samberg (who himself won best actor in a musical or comedy on his first nomination). Co-host Fey and presenter Seth Meyers were the first to heartily congratulate their colleagues.
Second time's as charming as the first: Speaking of the Fey-Poehler dynamic, it was as, well, dynamic as ever. The BFFs hosted for the second year, opening with well-received jabs at everyone from Matt Damon (in this star-studded crowd, "basically a garbage person") to George Clooney (in Gravity, he'd "rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age"). Throughout the night, Poehler made out with Bono, dressed up as Fey's love child and kept the buzzed crowd chuckling. Plus, the duo kept its promise and finished the show on time. Gold star, Poehler and Fey, gold star.
Julia Roberts stuns -- in a bad way. Sure to top most "worst dressed" lists is August: Osage County star Julia Roberts, whose puzzling Dolce & Gabbana gown looked like an office-ready white button-down tucked into a black strapless dress. It was an unexpectedly dowdy decision for the 46-year-old beauty. Meanwhile, Emma Watson showed up looking chic and taking a risk with an orange Dior gown -- with black pants underneath! Winner Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) looked regal as always in lacy black Dior and Lupita Nyong'o from 12 Years a Slave stunned in a caped red Ralph Lauren dress.
Celebs let loose. There's a reason the Golden Globes are known as the "boozy" awards show, and this year didn't disappoint. Several acceptance speeches were, um, impaired -- whether deliberately or otherwise. One of the most bizarre moments came from Dancing on the Edge's Jacqueline Bisset, who delivered the night's first meme-worthy moment in the form of a rambling, expletive-filled acceptance speech for best supporting actress. It became a running joke, referenced throughout the night. Other great moments were provided by Emma Thompson, who came on stage with a martini and holding her heels, and a very excited -- and red-faced -- Matthew McConaughey.
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