Let’s be real: Nobody takes the Golden Globes as seriously as they do the Oscars. Not even the winners themselves. But that’s exactly what makes it so fun. It’s as starry as the Oscars, but more relaxed, and with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting once again we can hope the laughs will be flowing as freely as the booze.
I’ll be posting the winners here as they’re announced, along with some live commentary. Hit the jump to get in in on the conversation. (Not sure whom to root for? Go here for the list of this year’s nominees.)
8:00 PM: And we’re off!
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Thoughts: I can’t say I’m shocked, but I’m a bit disappointed. Lawrence’s performance in American Hustle wasn’t her best, and I would have preferred to see Nyong’o or Hawkins get the prize.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINISERIES, OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, The White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Thoughts: This comes as a surprise if only because the other shows and actors are better known. At least in the U.S.
BEST MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
Thoughts: For my money, Top of the Lake was the better show. But Behind the Candelabra is a good choice too, and certainly the expected one.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PCITURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Thoughts: I love this. A very deserved win.
8:27 PM: That NBC/Olympics logo is awfully distracting — it looks like everyone has a peacock tattoo on her right arm.
8:36 PM: That, Michael Bay, is how you deal with a teleprompter fiasco.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist
Thoughts: A great sendoff for a magnificent show.
BEST TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex
Thoughts: See above.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE — MOTION PICTURE
All Is Lost
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
The Book Thief
12 Years a Slave
BEST ORIGINAL SONG — MOTION PICTURE
“Atlas” by Chris Martin, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
“Let It Go,” Frozen
“Ordinary Love” by U2, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
“Please Mr. Kennedy” by Ed Rush, T-Bone, Justin Timberlake, Inside Llewyn Davis
“Sweeter than Fiction” by Taylor Swift, One Chance
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES, OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Thoughts: Oh, what a bummer for Aaron Paul.
9:04 PM: I miss Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Can we bring them back?
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Thoughts: Of all the awards American Hustle is up for, this one may be the most deserved. Adams was the strongest part of the movie. While I was rooting for an upset by one of the smaller films, I’m perfectly happy to see Adams clinch the prize.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES — DRAMA
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Thoughts: Well, if anyone was going to take this away from the red-hot Washington, it was Wright.
9:19 PM: I love that Jim Carrey made a Shia LaBeouf joke, but hate that anyone is giving Shia LaBeouf more attention. (Yes, I know this comment makes me part of the problem.)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Thoughts: If Leto wasn’t already the favorite to win the Oscar, he is now.
9:28 PM: I genuinely cannot tell if Emma Thompson is drunk, or just pretending to be drunk. Either way, I love it.
BEST SCREENPLAY — MOTION PICTURE
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle
Thoughts: I’m just happy to see Her get some love.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Thoughts: I was surprised Samberg got nominated to begin with, and I’m even more surprised that he won. Based on his speech, I think Samberg may have been surprised as well.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Blue Is the Warmest Color, France
The Great Beauty, Italy
The Hunt, Denmark
The Past, Iran
The Wind Rises, Japan
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Al Pacino, Phil Spector
Thoughts: Totally happy to see Douglas get recognition for his lively, surprising performance.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Despicable Me 2
Thoughts: Huzzah! Disney certainly earned this one.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Thoughts: Poehler tells the truth — she never wins. So it’s wonderful to that trend change for once, even if Parks is a teeny bit past its prime at this point.
THE CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD: Woody Allen
10:16 PM: Is Ben Affleck drunk, high, or just bored out of his skull?
BEST DIRECTOR — MOTION PICTURE
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Thoughts: Between Nyong’o's loss and McQueen’s, 12 Years a Slave is not looking as bulletproof as it once did.
BEST TELEVISION SERIES — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
The Big Bang Theory
Parks and Recreation
Thoughts: Really? Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a good show with the potential to be a great show, but it’s certainly not a great show right now. Who knew the HFPA was so into this show?
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her
Thoughts: To be fair, I never thought DiCaprio would win a Golden Globe in the comedy or musical category either. I remain unconvinced he’ll get the Oscar. And the thanks to Jordan Belfort isn’t going to sit well with people already outraged about Wolf‘s portrayal of him…
10:25 PM: Jennifer Lawrence’s dress looks awfully familiar (via EW)…
10:31 PM: Liam Neeson gives Gravity some gravity.
10:36 PM: Seeing the real Niki Lauda really highlights just how right Daniel Brühl got that accent.
BEST MOTION PICTURE — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf of Wall Street
Thoughts: American Hustle is picking up serious momentum… although really, who else was going to win in the Comedy or Musical category?
10:40 PM: That DiCaprio supermodel joke may have been my favorite of the night.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day
Thoughts: Blanchett did some of her best work in this film, and I’m thrilled to see her get recognized for it.
10:45 PM: Phil-o-mania?? C’mon, Leo.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost
Thoughts: Good for McConaughey, but damn, 12 Years a Slave is striking out all over the place.
10:49 PM: Matthew McConaughey gets all the high-fives for his “alright, alright, alright.”
10:50 PM: Aww, Chiwetel Ejiofor looks seriously devastated.
BEST MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA
12 Years a Slave
Thoughts: Four hours ago, this would not have felt like an upset. But after the night 12 Years has had, I’m pleasantly shocked. I’m still disappointed that it didn’t fare better, but thrilled that it won the biggest prize of the evening. Go McQueen!
10:59 PM: Right on time. Cheers, everyone!