2012 Golden Globes Bring Surprises

Nicole Jelinek, Entertainment Editor

For 70 years, the Golden Globe Awards have recognized Hollywood’s greatest for their work in TV and movies.  On Sunday, January 16, after a three-year run as host, Mr. Gervais gave up his throne to allow for a new face (or two) to bring a fresh approach to the second biggest award show in films and television.  The hosts this year were comedy duo Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. During the award show there were a lot of big winners, laughs, and things that brought people to their feet.

Big winners of the night included Argo and Les Miserables, for best motion pictures, Jessica Chastain, in Zero Dark Thirty, and Jennifer Lawrence, in Silver Linings Playbook, for best performance by an actress, and Daniel Day-Lewis, in Lincoln, and Hugh Jackman, in Les Miserables, for best performance by an actor. The Disney movie Brave also won an award for best animated feature film and Adele’s song “Sky-fall”  for best original song in a motion picture.

All eyes immediately turned to the stage when former U.S President Bill Clinton made an appearance to introduce the montage for the film Lincoln. Fey and Poehler joked, “That was Hillary Clinton’s husband by the way!”

Another interesting moment was when the Golden Globes experienced some technical glitches. Salma Hayek and Paul Rudd fell victim to a teleprompter malfunction, causing them to slur when trying to introduce the Best TV Drama Series nominees. Some sound was also cut out multiple times during Foster’s speech. In the end however, the show went on with little or no problems.