Hundreds of celebrities from every top film and TV show gathered Sunday night in hopes of hearing his or her name called to receive a Golden Globe Award.
At the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif, celebs mingle, drink and recognize the best actors, actresses, movies, TV series and much more.
Ashley Hunter, a graduate student in history, said she has always loved to watch the Golden Globes because the Oscars come across as more pretentious and snooty.
“The Globes seem like the lower-brow party of filmmakers that are just having fun and patting each other on the back,” she said. “It is also known as a popularity contest, but who’s really paying attention? Everyone wishes they could be there.”
The evening began with this year’s hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, cracking jokes left and right, keeping the guests’ faces red with laughter.
“Meryl Streep is not here tonight. She has the flu. And I hear she’s amazing in it,” Poehler said during introductions.
“Historically, when an award ceremony chooses someone as master of ceremonies who is inherently charming or is a working comedian, the show as a whole tends to be much more interesting,” Hunter said. “If you don’t believe me, look at the past hosts chosen for the Globes or the Oscars.”
She said she personally loves both Fey and Poehler—like other certain actors and actresses, everything they do is naturally funny.
Cherrie Sciro, director of theater, said Fey and Poehler will provide a different artistic take on the role of the host of Golden Globes.
“They are both strong women; if anyone can replace Gervais it would be those two,” she said. Ricky Gervais was last year’s host.
The ceremony was not all laughs though, as some winners like Jessica Chastain, Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Drama: “Zero Dark Thirty,” got emotional as she accepted her award and gave her thanks.
She said in a later interview that she is an emotional girl, and the award was such an honor she could not believe it.
However, Chastain was not the only celebrity overjoyed on stage Sunday night; Jennifer Lawrence from “Silver Linings Playbook” won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy, and Christoph Waltz from “Django Unchained” won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.
Anne Hathaway from “Les Miserables” went home with the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture award.
“Les Miserables” also won the Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical award, making the cast and fan overjoyed.
Sciro said she was rooting for “Les Miserables” because she worked as the production coordinator of the Broadway production of “Les Miserables.”
“Several members of the original Broadway company were campaigning to get as many people as possible to see ‘Les Miserables’ on opening day, she said. “We wanted the show to continue breaking records.”
Sciro said she was happy to see the musical continue to break records and win a Golden Globe Award as well.
Hunter said this year’s Golden Globe Awards were anyone’s game.
“Several categories were locked in and we knew who would win, but most of them are completely open for anyone to win,” she said. “It was a gamble to predict.
“The 70th Golden Globe Awards were entertaining, to say the least. It’s safe to say it was more interesting than the past few years.”
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