Caitlin Rickard: Hollywood Globe-trotters

Sunday marked the greatest evening of the year for celebrities and for, well, me.
Jan 15, 2014
Caitlin Rickard

Sunday marked the greatest evening of the year for celebrities and for, well, me.

Normally an evening featuring Hollywood’s most recent finest, the 2014 Golden Globe Awards was quite literally a star-studded event for the ages with a who’s who of every A-list celebrity ever showing up to show face.

Rarely ever anymore do we see celebs like Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Robert Redford or Meryl Streep gracing the red carpet, but Sunday we saw all of these in one room.

With the addition of other heavy hitters and Hollywood favorites such as Matthew McConaughey, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bradley Cooper, and Matt Damon, the night marked the most buzzed-about ceremony in decades.

And all of the aforementioned names? Those were just the nominees, don’t get me started on the supplemental A-list names solely there as presenters (Jessica Chastain! Mila Kunis! Ben Affleck!).

Let’s get down to business.

I’ll confess this award show, along with all others, are scorched and seared into my planner weeks (months) in advance and I’d be watching regardless of movies and actors nominated, hosts, or any other extenuating circumstances. However, two mind-numbingly hilarious humans gave the rest of the world reason to watch, too.

All hail the real life BFFs and queens of comedy, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for their second year hosting the Globes and a 10-year record high in ratings.

The dynamic duo took to the stage and brought the funny, whipping up quips on Hollywood’s most elite from Kerry Washington to George Clooney.

Besides harassing Louis-Dreyfus over her choice to sit in the film section over her TV roots, my favorite line had to of come at the expense of Clooney: "Gravity is nominated for Best Film. It's the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than to spend one more minute with a woman his own age," Fey said.

Of course, the two had handfuls of other shining moments and one-line zingers. Poehler even dressed as “Mr. Golden Globe”—Google it. The point is Fey and Poehler stole the show and crushed their second attempt at hosting, after already setting records last year for doing the same thing.

But the recognitions and awards, much like the booze, were also flowing all night. And there was plenty of babble and time well wasted, so I’ll hit the high notes.

Lawrence’s gold rush didn’t end this year as she took home her second consecutive Globe win, to which she said bluntly while shaking and accepting her award, “Thank you, please never do this again.” She’s so hard to love.

Lawrence’s American Hustle counterpart Adams was also shown some love, taking home Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. The film itself was also awarded, winning Best Film in the musical or comedy category.

Breaking Bad took home Best Drama Series with leading man Bryan Cranston aka Walter White aka Heisenberg winning Best Actor in a Drama Series. Yeah Mr. White! Yeah science!

While there were loads of other awards given out, they all pale in comparison to Poehler finally getting her due and winning Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series for her incomparable role as Leslie Knope in NBC’s Parks and Recreation.

Critics and fans (mostly me in particular) have been praying for this moment since Poehler’s Saturday Night Live days that transferred into our Baby Mama obsession and lit the fuel to the fire that is our love for Parks and Rec.

Three nominations and six seasons in the making, Poehler finally struck gold and got shown the love and recognition she deserves taking home the top female comedic honor. Paired with her highly received hosting gig, she truly was the night’s big winner.

With that, Parks and Rec will inevitably be picked up for a seventh season (que the Hallelujah Chorus) and did I mention Poehler and best buddy Fey are already confirmed to host the Globes again next year? Three-peat, ladies?


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