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The 2013 Golden Globes Recap

Posted 1/14/2013 6:00 am by
Should've been more Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Should’ve been more Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

There’s nothing quite like a good pat on the back, and last night Hollywood gathered to give itself a big pat on the back, via the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  That’s the organization that gives out the Golden Globes, and the show attracted a full slate of interested and interesting celebrities, and featured some very good moments from hosts and SNL alumnae Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  Even without Ricky Gervais, the show had to go on.  CNN has a full list of winners and a round-up of the 5 weirdest moments of the show.

One of the weirdest moments for me was Jodie Foster’s acceptance speech for the lifetime achievement award.  Part coming out of the closet (though I think everyone knew she was a lesbian for the past 20 years) and part retirement, Foster’s speech was equal parts confusing, inspiring, funny, and serious.  It was definitely one of the biggest moments of the night, and if you know what she was talking about aside from a plea for privacy and some self-mockery, please explain it to me.

Foster aside, the winners were pretty surprising on the movie side.  Ben Affleck’s masterful suspense flick Argo won best director and best drama, while Les Miserables cleaned up pretty much all the comedy awards (including best actor for Hugh Jackman and best supporting actress for Anne Hathaway.  On the TV front, the two biggest winners were the HBO TV movie Game Change (about Sarah Palin) and Homeland, which won best actor, best actress, and best drama.

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