Golden Globes 2014: Alfonso Cuaron's BIG win & all the highlights of the night!
Alfonso Cuaron just won the Golden Globe award for Best Director for his amazing film Gravity. He gave a hilarious speech in which he made jokes about because of his accent, Sandra Bullock thought he told her he was going to give her herpes when he was, in fact, telling her that he was giving her an earpiece.
All in all, it has been sort of a weird night, with a lot of surprise wins leading to a ton of unprepared winners, which was hit and miss for tonight's acceptance speeches. Jacqueline Bisset gave a cringe-worthy speech that ran well over her allotted time, while Diane Keaton sang a song while accepting Woody Allen's Cecile B. Demille award and Amy Adams forcefully extended her speech to send some love to her daughter. The only thing worse than Bisett's speech was the fact that her win meant that Sofia Vergara lost out AGAIN on the Best Supporting Actress (TV Comedy) honors, which bummed me out.
One of the biggest surprises of the night was the big winner in the TV comedy series category, Brooklyn Nine-Nine! The new Fox comedy won in both the Best Actor in a Comedy for Andy Sandberg and in the Best Comedy Series categories. Featuring two Latina actresses—Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz—the comedy boasts one of the most diverse casts on TV. It is a genuinely funny show, but I have to admit, I was SUPER surprised that Sandberg beat out heavyweights like Don Cheadle for the acting award and that the series bested perennial critical darlings The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family, as well as fan fave Parks and Recreation.
Oscar Issac lost out to Leonardo Dicaprio in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) category, which was not all that surprising but still a bummer since I found the Guatemalan actors performance to be absolutely sublime in his epnoymous role in the Cohen brothers Inside Llewyn Davis.
Matthew McConaughey can do no wrong in my book, but his passionate kiss with gorgeous wife Camila Alves on his way up to accept his Best Actor (Drama) award for his role in Dallas Buyers Club was just too much. His acceptance speech was awesome too! He managed to cover everyone important without freaking out or going grossly overtime, unlike the majority of his peers tonight. Leonardo Dicaprio continued his speech the next time he was on stage for a totally unrealted presentation, for chrissakes! Thanks for showing them how it's done McConaughey. Well done...
Best Picture (Drama) went to the powerful 12 Years a Slave which wasn't all that surprising to me considering how amazing that film was, but the director Steve McQueen sure seemed shocked! Congrats to ALL the winners tonight at the 2014 Golden Globe awards!