Elegant dresses, smooth tuxedos and countless moments of applause signaled the 2013 Golden Globes on Sunday, Jan. 13.
Actors and actresses from big-screen productions came for the presentation of award at the 70th Golden Globes Awards. A precursor to the Oscars, the Golden Globes “is the only awards show today that combines the intimacy and spontaneity of a party for several hundred of film and TV’s finest with the drama and anticipation of a live, worldwide-televised event,” said the award’s show website.
Founded in October 1943 by eight foreign journalists, the Golden Globes was originally called the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association. Journalists who follow actors and actresses in their performance pursuits award individuals in the categories: Best Motion Picture, Best Actor and Actress, and Best supporting Actor and Actress.
This year’s hostesses were former Saturday Night Live actresses, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The duo entertained audiences through their dialogue.
“Tonight we honor the television shows that have entertained us all year as well as the films that have only been in theaters for two days,” Fey cleverly remarked, in the opening of the Golden Globes to which Poehler quipped, “Only at the Golden Globes do the beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the rat-faced people of television.”
“I thought [Fey and Poehler’s dialogue] was really good. They’re both just really funny in general and I thought that together the dynamics were really nice,” said Daryl Lee a junior majoring in graphic design from Laie. “I like that it was two women and they were just being awesome. I thought [the Golden Globes] was well done, well thought out, and just really funny and enjoyable,” she added.
Towards the end of the evening, Fey and Poehler appeared on stage with drinks and acting tipsy. “Everybody’s getting looser now that we’re all losers,” Poehler said. “It’s getting sloppy in here, everybody,” Fey said.
Singing sensation Adele won a golden globe for her song, “Skyfall” that debuted in the latest James Bond movie, “Skyfall.” “I was not expecting this,” Adele said. “It’s very strange to be here. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your world for tonight. It’s amazing we’ve been pissing ourselves laughing all night.”
The 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton also made a cameo appearance at the awards. Clinton’s arrival alluded to the praise given to Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln.”