What You Need to Know From Last Night’s Golden Globes

Last night’s Golden Globe ceremony was one of the most enjoyable award shows in years. Women ruled, as Amy Poehler and Tina Fey played wonderful hosts, Boyhood swept the show, and some of our favorite stars took home trophies of their own. Of course there were some awful moments, like Margaret Cho playing “Cho Yung Ja, an American entertainment-obsessed North Korean soldier,” in a recurring bit that the hosts even seemed displeased wit. But overall the night was a boozy and delightful success. Take a look at the standout moments.


To our hearts dismay, this year marks the last year that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globes together. Their monologue last night was perfect—from their game of Would You Rather and their jokes about Amal Alamuddin being too good for ol George Clooney to their Bill Cosby impressions (echoing a bit they did on SNL’s Weekend Update years ago) and their cracks about women over 40 only getting roles when they’re hired in their 30s, take a look at some of the best of Poehler and Fey from last night.



Last night’s show was perhaps the most feminist Golden Globes yet. But it’s not only Amy and Tina reigning over everyone and their brilliant jokes that ran throughout the night, it’s was all the women—be it presenters or award-winning totally taking charge and proving that men are not the ones running Hollywood anymore. Not only did an incredible group of women take home awards, such as Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette, but female show runners Sarah Treem and Jill Solloway snagged Best TV Drama and Best TV Comedy, respectively, for The Affair and Transparent, respectively. Even Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin showed up to crack jokes about men’s assumptions that women aren’t funny.


To everyone’s delight, Prince showed up! He and his shining suit presented the award for Best Original Song to Common and John Legend for Selma’s “Glory.” Common chose the platform to turn his acceptance speech into one of solidarity, saying: “As I got to know the people of the Civil Rights Movement I realized I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring white supporter killed on the front lines of freedom. I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand, but instead was given a bullet. I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty. Selma has awakened my humanity.” Watch for yourself above.


I’m sure George Clooney is a great guy, but bless you Amy and Tina for pointing out the fact that his fascinating, brilliant, and insanely beautiful wife is really the one who should be celebrated. “Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an advisor to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected for a three-person UN commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza strip,” Fey reminded us. “So, of course, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.” But to be fair, in his bleary-eyed speech he did thank her, saying: “I’ve had a pretty good year myself…Listen, it’s a humbling thing when you find someone to love—even better when you’ve been waiting your whole life. And when your whole life is 53 years, Amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband.”


Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have both always shared a sense of fearlessness when it comes to their comedy, not shying away from topics that matter and presenting them with their unique biting bent. And last night, they harkened back to their Weekend Update roots for a bit in their opening monologue about Bill Cosby. Facing off Cosby impressions, the take away line was surely: “Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby.” Woof. Again, bless you ladies.



Gina Rodriguez, aka Jane the Virgin took home the award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, beating out Lena Dunham, Taylor Schilling, Edie Falco, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The Hollywood Foreign Press always love to shock with their favoring of newcomers, and this one was no exception. Naturally, when Rodriguez took to the stage, she first thanked God.

Boyhood cleaned up! Well, it won three awards, but three massive awards, and that means a lot for Richard Linklater and IFC. For a company that put total faith in a film for 12 years with no idea how the outcome would be received, this is a pretty wonderful win for everyone and so, so deserved for Linklater’s Best Director award, and Patricia Arquette’s Best Supporting Actress. Not only that, but it took home Best Motion Picture for Drama, beating out the expected winner Selma and year’s Hollywood heavyweights. Let’s hope this only gets even more people around the country into theaters and enjoying the movie.

Wes Anderson actually come to the Globes—and like Amy and Tina said, probably on a “bicycle made of tuba parts.” The Grand Budapest Hotel took home the Award for Best Screenplay which, of course we hoped for, but was definitely unexpected. Shockingly, this was somehow Anderson’s first year for receiving Golden Globe noms. And as the camera panned out to the audience, I swear I saw a team in frequent collaborator Bill Murray’s eye.


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