71st Golden Globes Recap

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By Conor Plosia

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association holds an award ceremony that is considered to be one of the most serious and prestigious of cinema and television award events.  The 71st Golden Globes celebrated the films and television works of 2013.  Among the winners were movies and shows like 12 Years A Slave, Breaking Bad, Gravity, American Hustle, Brooklyn Nine Nine.

There were surprises and upsets, which usually come with the ceremony.  Gravity mastermind Alfonso Cuaron won Best Director. Best Picture Drama went to 12 Years A Slave (despite the film’s American roots, the foreign press celebrated the flick).  Leonardo DiCaprio pulled out the win for Wolf of Wall Street; Jonah Hill, his partner in crime, was not even nominated. Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams won the Best Actress awards and did the hustle all the way to the stage – twice each, as the cast came along with producers of the film to accept the award for Best Picture Comedy. The Dallas Buyers Club boys won a Globe a piece, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto for Best Actor Drama and Best Supporting Actor.

The TV part of the show was packed with great series; Breaking Bad took home two awards, Best Actor Drama (Bryan Cranston) and Best TV Show Drama (Vince Gilligan).  Top of The Lake actress Elisabeth Moss (better known for her work on Mad Men) took home the award for Best Actress Mini Series or a Motion Picture made for Television.  Amy Poehler snagged Best Actress TV Comedy for Parks and Recreation.  Andy Samberg won for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a TV newcomer that also took home the award for Best TV Show Comedy.

There you have it, folks.  Amidst this packed awards season, two ceremonies always stand out: The Golden Globes and The Academy Awards.  Now that the Globes are done, we look to the Oscars for predictions and Hollywood excitement!

La Critica will have an article covering the Oscars (both the nominations and the wins) soon.  Check back to keep in the loop.