Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: Golden as Globes hosts
Overall, the program was fun, fast-moving and refreshingly uncluttered with the usual awards-show dross.
All due respect was paid to Woody Allen (himself predictably a no-show) by Diane Keaton in accepting his Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award. Keaton delivered a mini-seminar on the greatness of Allen’s film career, especially his skill at creating women characters.
Then she wrapped up her tribute in quirky style by saluting her friend of 45 years with a familiar children’s song: "A circle is round, it has no end," she sang. "That’s how long you’re going to be my friend."
A comic highlight of the evening was "Mr. Golden Globes." He was introduced by Fey as "my adult son from a previous relationship" but turned out to be Poehler done up as a fussy lad who groused, "This is stupid! I hate being up here!"
Golden Globes winners
Final list of winners for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
— Picture, Drama: “12 Years a Slave.”
— Picture, Musical or Comedy: “American Hustle.”
— Actor, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club.”
— Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine.”
— Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity.”
— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, “American Hustle.”
— Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.”
— Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle.”
— Foreign Language: “The Great Beauty.”
— Animated Film: “Frozen.”
— Screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her.”
— Original Score: Alex Ebert, “All Is Lost.”
— Original Song: “Ordinary Love” (music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and Brian Burton, lyrics by Bono), “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”
— Series, Drama: “Breaking Bad.”
— Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad.”
— Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, “House of Cards.”
— Series, Musical or Comedy: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation.”
— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
— Miniseries or Movie: “Behind the Candelabra.”
— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake.”
— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra.”
— Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge.”
— Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan.”
Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Woody Allen.
"Don’t you talk to me like that," Fey shot back. "Do you want to go live with your father?"
"I can’t," was the churlish reply. "You won’t tell me who it is!"
"Well, he’s here tonight," snapped Fey. "So look around."
With hosts like that, it was hard not to look forward to next year’s Globes, when these Golden gals will be back again.