Golden night: A-listers sweep, but Fey and Poehler steal show at Globes

Hollywood royalty and critical favorites swept up the big movie and TV trophies at a rather subdued Golden Globe Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles. It was a night of contradictions — numerous winners professed shock and seemed to not have even prepared acceptance speeches, and yet many of them talked so long the orchestra had to begin to play them offstage.

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    "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen celebrates winning best motion picture, drama, with the cast at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 12.

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    Robin Wright gets close to her award backstage. She won for best actress in a TV drama series for her role in "House of Cards." During her speech, she thanked co-star Kevin Spacey: "Kevin, you're the best playdate ever."

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    "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuaron excitedly poses with his trophy for best directory. During his acceptance speech, he joked about his heavy Spanish accent and said star Sandra Bullock mistakenly thought he once sai,d "I'm going to give you herpes" instead of "earpiece."

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    Cate Blanchett, who won best actress in a drama film for her work in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," got the play-out music during her acceptance speech. "Can the people at home hear this music? Or do they suddenly think you're just getting really fast because you're having a panic attack?" she joked.

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    Matthew McConaughey was victorious in the best actor in a motion picture, drama, category for his starring role in "Dallas Buyers Club." The actor lost 40 pounds to play the part of a Texan with AIDS.

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    The cast and crew of 'American Hustle' pose with the award for best motion picture, comedy or musical.

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    "Wolf of Wall Street" star Leonardo DiCaprio made sure to mention director Martin Scorsese when the actor won for best actor in a musical or comedy. "I have to thank Mr. Martin Scorsese for allowing me to stalk him into making this movie," he said.

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    U2 -- from left, Adam Clayton, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr. -- earned the best original song in a motion picture trophy for their tune "Ordinary Love" for "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." During their acceptance speech, frontman Bono explained the song: "We wrote a love song because (the film is) kind of a dysfunctional love story. You know about (Nelson Mandela) the global statesman, you don't know about the man."

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    Executive producer Jerry Weintraub shows his excitement backstage with the award for best TV movie or miniseries for "Behind the Candelabra."

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    Amy Poehler celebrates after being announced the winner for best actress in a TV series, comedy or musical for her work on "Parks and Recreation." Before going onstage to accept her award, the actress -- who also co-hosted the show with Tina Fey -- got a kiss and shoulder massage from U2's Bono.

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    "American Hustle" star Amy Adams tearfully accepts her award for best actress in a musical or comedy film. "I always cry when I'm not supposed to and then when a director asks me to, I can't cry," she said on stage. "It really sucks."

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    Michael Douglas poses backstage with his award for best performance as Liberace in a miniseries or Television film for HBO's "Behind the Candelabra."

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    Andy Samberg poses backstage with his award for best actor in a TV series, musical or comedy for his role in Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The sitcom also won for best comedy series over favorites including "Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family."

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    "Breaking Bad" was a big winner on Sunday. From left, stars Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, creator Vince Gilligan, RJ Mitte and Aaron Paul celebrate with their awards for best TV drama series, and best actor for Cranston.

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    Jennifer Lawrence was all nerves when accepting her trophy for best supporting actress for her role in "American Hustle." "I don't know why I'm so scared ... I'm shaking," the star said during her acceptance speech.

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"American Hustle," "Breaking Bad," and "Brooklyn Nine Nine" were among the films and television shows receiving multiple awards.

"American Hustle" swept two of the female acting awards. Jennifer Lawrence won the night's first award, for best supporting actress in a motion picture — and even managed to keep her feet beneath her as she took the stage. She praised director David O. Russell, saying she Googled him years ago after seeing his film, "I Heart Huckabees," and loved working with him. The lovably goofy star also apologized for being nervous.

"I don't know why I'm so scared ... I'm shaking," she said. "Don't ever do this again!"

"American Hustle" was in the spotlight again when Amy Adams — and her deep-V neckline — won the best actress in a comedy or musical award for playing a con woman. "I always cry when I'm not supposed to and then when a director asks me to, I can't cry," a tearful Adams said on stage. "It really sucks."

But "American Hustle" wasn't done collecting trophies. The film won best motion picture, musical or comedy, beating out "Her," "Nebraska," "Wolf of Wall Street" and "Inside Llewyn Davis."

"12 Years a Slave" had been talked about as a favorite, but the drama was shut out until the night's final award, claiming the best motion picture, drama award. Director Steve McQueen thanked his large cast, asking them to help him by shouting out names of the personnel he forgot to mention. "And of course, Brad Pitt, this movie couldn't have been made without you," McQueen said of the "12 Years" producer and co-star.

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Amy Poehler and Tina Fey host the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kept the celebrities in the audience laughing at their own expense.

One of the best zingers: They introduced best-picture contender "Gravity" as "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 was not in attendance and the Internet was denied a great reaction GIF. 

Fey and Poehler also joked that the original title of "American Hustle," which features numerous exotic 1970s hairstyles, was "Explosion at the Wig Factory." And Fey praised Meryl Streep's work in "August: Osage County," saying the 64-year-old actress proved "that there are still great parts for Meryl Streeps over 60."

The hosts also promised — successfully, as it turns out — to get the show done in three hours. "Or as Martin Scorsese calls it, Act One," Fey joked.

Poehler also had her own moment in the award-acceptance spotlight, winning the Globe for best actress in a television series, comedy or musical for "Parks and Recreation." She was shown before the win was announced getting a shoulder massage from U2's Bono, and later dramatically kissing him after her win. "I never win, so I can't believe I won," the host said in her speech.

At the end of the show, she relived her moment with the U2 frontman.

"This is the beautiful mess we hoped it would be," Fey said in her signoff.

"And I got to make out with Bono!" Poehler added.

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Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston celebrated at the Golden Globes, where "Breaking Bad" won for best television drama, and Cranston for best actor in a television drama.

Critically acclaimed AMC drama "Breaking Bad" did itself proud at its final Golden Globe awards, claiming two honors in a row. Star Bryan Cranston won the best actor in a TV drama award for playing teacher turned meth kingpin Walter White.

"This is such a wonderful honor and such a lovely way to say goodbye to the show that meant so much to me," Cranston said of the program, which ended its five-season run in September.

Cranston had barely left the stage when "Breaking Bad" won the award for best TV series, drama. Co-star Aaron Paul put his punctuation mark on the series and the win by delivering his character's signature, "Yeah, b-tch!" into the microphone.

Mexican-born director Alfonso Cuaron won the best director award for "Gravity," and joked about his own heavy Spanish accent, saying he was sure "some members of the Hollywood Foreign Press can sympathize." He also thanked star Sandra Bullock for not quitting the film when she thought he said, "Sandra, I'm going to give you herpes," instead of "Sandra, I'm going to give you an earpiece."

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Matthew McConaughey accepts the award for best actor in a motion picture drama for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club."

Matthew McConaughey won the Globe for best actor in a motion picture, drama, for his starring role in "Dallas Buyers Club," a film for which he lost 40 pounds. "All right, all right, all right!" he said as he took the stage in a throwback to his famed "Dazed and Confused" character Wooderson.

"This film, Ron Woodroof's story, was an underdog," McConaughey said of the true story of Woodroof, a Texan who had AIDS and smuggled drugs to treat the disease into the country. McConaughey also thanked his parents for making him play outside rather than allowing him to watch a lot of TV and movies, saying the active life was "a pretty good recipe for an actor."

Leonardo DiCaprio won for best actor in a musical or comedy for his role as brash stockbroker Jordan Belfort in "Wolf of Wall Street." 

"I have to thank Mr. Martin Scorsese for allowing me to stalk him into making this movie," DiCaprio said, praising the director as a "risk-taker and a visionary."

Cate Blanchett, who stars in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," won the award for best actress in a motion picture, drama, and was one of many winners who heard the infamous notes of the show's orchestra hinting she'd talked too long.

"Can the people at home hear this music?" Blanchett asked during her speech. "Or do they suddenly think you're just getting real fast because you're having a panic attack?"

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The members of U2, from left, Larry Mullen Jr., Adam Clayton, Bono and The Edge, in the press room with the award for best original song for "Ordinary Love" from the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."

"Ordinary Love," by U2, from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," won for best original song. U2 leader Bono said in the band's acceptance speech, "This really is personal for us, very very personal. This man turned our lives upside-down, rightside-up." He added, "We wrote a love song because (the film is) kind of a dysfunctional love story. You know about (Nelson Mandela) the global statesman, you don't know about the man."

Jacqueline Bisset won the award for best supporting actress in a TV series, miniseries or movie for "Dancing on the Edge." Seeming flustered, she was at first silent, began speaking, then heard the telltale sounds of the orchestra, announced "I'm going to get this together."

Robin Wright won the award for best actress in a TV series, drama, for her role in the Netflix series "House of Cards." She thanked director David Fincher and co-star Kevin Spacey, saying of Spacey, "Kevin, you're the best playdate ever."

Jared Leto was named best supporting actor in a motion picture for "Dallas Buyers Club," for which he reportedly lost more than 30 pounds. "I did not use any prosthetics in this film," he said in his acceptance speech. "That tiny little Brazilian bubble butt was all mine."

Spike Jonze won the original screenplay award for "Her," starring Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls in love with his computer operating system, voiced by Scarlett Johansson.

Andy Samberg won his first-ever Golden Globe, claiming the best actor in a TV musical or comedy series for "Brooklyn Nine Nine." The first-season sitcom also won for best television comedy series.

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Michael Douglas holds the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a mini-series or motion picture made for television for "Behind the Candelabra."

The award for best miniseries or TV movie went to the Liberace biographical film "Behind the Candelabra." Michael Douglas, who stars as Liberace, won the award for best actor in a miniseries or movie. He called co-star Matt Damon the best actor he'd ever worked with and said he only beat him in the category because he wore more sequins.

Disney's "Frozen," based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," won for best animated feature film.

Elisabeth Moss, known best for her role as Peggy Olson on "Mad Men," won for best actress in a miniseries or TV movie for "Top of the Lake." Jon Voight won the best supporting actor in a TV series, miniseries or movie for "Ray Donovan."

The best original score award went to Alex Ebert for "All is Lost." His acceptance speech may have been overlooked if not for presenter Sean "Diddy" Combs' odd interruption. "He was on a boat with me partying in St. Bart's," Combs cut in to announce to the world.

Legendary director Woody Allen received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, given to a Hollywood figure who's "made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment." Allen famously avoids awards shows and Diane Keaton, who frequently worked with Allen, accepted the honor on his behalf.

The Golden Globes are awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is known for its free-flowing alcohol and for not always marching to the beat of the more staid, Oscar-awarding Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. But many of the Globe nominees will likely appear on the Academy's list, which will be announced Thursday morning.

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