70th Golden Globes Video Highlights with Tina Fey & Amy Poehler
In a rare occurrence, the 70th Annual Golden Globes actually finished on time, but that doesn't mean there were any fewer memorable moments from the nominees, winners and especially astounding hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who will give Seth MacFarlane something to shoot for when he hosts the Academy Awards next month. There were some truly touching and charming moments tonight from Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient Jodie Foster to winners like Anne Hathaway (Best Supporting Actress for Les Misérables) and Ben Affleck (Best Direct for Argo, which also won Best Picture Drama). Videos below!
First of all, "Saturday Night Live" alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler stole the show with one of the best hosting jobs we've seen in a long time. We've always had a soft spot for Ricky Gervais and his more edgy comedic tastes, but having these two together (which allowed for some great one-two punches) was just a revelation. Here's how the comedy duo opened up the show, complete with a dig at James Cameron that shocked the entire room of Hollywood's finest (all videos embedded surprisingly courtesy NBC's YouTube):
In addition to Poehler and Fey, two more "SNL" alums brought the comedy thunder as they played an improv game to introduce the nominees for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. At first it just seemed like Will Ferrell was doing Buddy the Elf, but then he started feeding off Kristen Wiig, both trying to match words as they expertly remembered the films and performances like Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook and Emily Blunt in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Really it's just better if we let Ferrell and Wiig speak for themselves, at great length, even if Tommy Lee Jones wasn't very amused:
And wouldn't you know it, Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress, starting off her speech with an accurate, jokingly competitive statement that also happens to be a quote from the comedy First Wives Club. She's pretty adorable and just generally charming, so why not check out her speech:
Meanwhile, on the supporting actress side of things, Anne Hathaway should get an award for having the most genuine speech off the top of her head as she even quotes Tina Fey's infamous "Blergh" line from "30 Rock." In her thanks and praise for Sally Field (who was considered a frontrunner) you can tell she was really moved. Thankfully, Tom Hooper wasn't there to shove the camera up her nose this time (though we would have cherished her singing a bit of the speech):
Also, in a surprise move, Ben Affleck took home Best Director for Argo, beating out Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, and Quentin Tarantino. This just solidifies just how huge of a snub it was for Affleck not to get nominated for Best Director for the Academy Awards, especially since Argo took home the prize for Best Picture Drama. He gives a very humble and grateful speech, and deserves all the praise he's getting:
But the most moving and provoking highlight and speech of the night came from Jodie Foster, receiving the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award for a career that has spanned nearly her entire 50-year life. In it, the actress wittily tapdances around the sensitive and frequently joked about topic of her sexuality, her private life beyond that aspect, and the stunning career that she embarked upon before she was even a teenager. Complete with an introduction by Robert Downey Jr., this was the moment everyone was talking about during and after the ceremony. And just so everyone knows, she's not retiring. Though parts of the speech might make you feel like that's the case, she confirmed the opposite to the press afterwards:
So there you have it. That's just some of our favorite moments from the three-hour ceremony. And if you'd like to see the rest of the winners' speeches (including those from the TV categories we didn't cover that include Tiny Furniture director Lena Dunham winning two awards for her HBO series "Girls"), you can head over to NBC's YouTube page for their video highlights and see a complete list of winners right here. What did you think of the winners? Happy with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler? Sound off below!