“Good evening and welcome, you bunch of despicable, spoiled, minimally talented brats,” said Tiny Fey.
Notorious comedian duo Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosted the Golden Globes for the third time in 2015, pulling in a political shtick throughout the night.
As per usual, the duo did not present the awards. Instead, stars like Jennifer Lopez, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Jared Leto and Oprah Winfrey gave out the statues to the various television and motion picture winners.
Fey and Poehler’s quick quips helped stars recognize a bit of their own inconsequential actions when paralleled against others. However, Fey’s comment may have just been a clever stab at recently wed George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin.
“Amal is a human-rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, 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. So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award,” said Fey.
But her comment was hardly the most politically inclined action of the night. Margaret Cho, an American comedian of North and South Korean descent, paraded around the Golden Globes in full North Korean military costume and spoke in heavily accented statements.
While comedic jabs were prevalent, the awards show did manage to recognize the unconventional entertainment nominees. Amazon and Netflix’s original series took away three golden globe awards.
Kevin Spacey received the best actor in a drama series award for the Netflix original House of Cards, to which he expressed a very explicit thank you.
Transparent, an Amazon original series, took award the award for best television comedy series. Also, actor Jeffrey Tambor received a Golden Globe for his performance as the patriarch in the show.
Both awards come very close to the show’s one-year anniversary on February 6th and prove to be indicative of the success of online television series.
Actor Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) took home the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture for the Drama category. The Theory of Everything also took away the award for Best Original Score in a motion picture.
Motion Picture Birdman received the award for Best Screenplay and Best Actor in a Motion Picture for the musical/comedy category for actor Michael Keaton’s performance as Riggan Thomson.
While those award recipients are representative of just of few of the categories, the crowd of nominees and winners, from directors, to actors, to artists represented a core group and preview of the Spring 2015 award season.