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Tina and Amy win all the Golden Globes

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Tina and Amy win all the Golden Globes

Just as at last year's Golden Globes, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the big winners Sunday night. They came on, fired off a round of pitch-perfect jokes about all the nominees, then graciously ceded the spotlight to the winners for the rest of the evening. Sure, they left us wanting more, but part of being a good comedian is knowing when to get off. My vote for best one-liner of the night was Tina's summation of the movie Gravity: "The story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age." Clooney, it should be noted, was not in the audience. Sandra Bullock, however, was, and boy did she laugh. Meanwhile, Poehler wittily acknowledged the impossibility of making jokes about the ultra-serious eventual best picture winner, 12 Years a Slave: "I loved 12 Years A Slave, and I can honestly say that after seeing that film, I will never look at slavery the same way again. Now, moving on..." For the record, the winners were largely expected, albeit with a few surprises here and there. American Hustle won best picture in the comedy/musical category, while Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence won for their roles in the film. Cate Blanchett, meanwhile, picked up a win (in the drama category) for her much-lauded performance in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine. The best actor prizes went to Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto for their transformative roles as AIDS sufferers in Dallas Buyer's Club (both lost huge amounts of weight, which Fey put in sharp perspective: "Matthew McConaughey lost 45 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyer's Club, or what actresses call, 'Being in a movie'") and to Leonardo DiCaprio (in the comedy category) for his performance as a stock-trading scoundrel in Martin Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street. As for the TV categories, the final season of Breaking Bad won best drama series, to the surprise of absolutely no one. Also expected: star Bryan Cranston won (for the first time) for his performance on that show as Walter White. Much more surprising was the win in the best comedy category for Brooklyn Nine Nine over Lena Dunham's endlessly discussed and praised Girls. (Star Andy Samberg, who also won for best actor, looked legitimately flummoxed to be up on stage.) And Poehler won an award herself, for best actress in a comedy series for her long-running  Parks and Recreation."I never win! I can't believe I won!" she said. Later, she used her win as an excuse to sit on Bono's lap and receive a back rub from him. For the full list of winners, go here. (Photo: Twitter)
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