Trending News Monday: News from the Golden Globes

Last night, the 2014 awards season kicked off with the 71st annual Golden Globes. This Trending News Monday, we’re bringing you the highlights from last night’s award show from the winners to the most memorable moments.

Big Winners

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association awarded 12 Years a Slave Best Picture (Drama) Golden Globe and American Hustle Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) Golden Globe. The American Hustle cast experienced personal wins as well: Amy Adams won the Golden Globe for Best Actress for a Musical or Comedy, and Jennifer Lawrence won for Best Supporting Actress.

Matthew McConaughey, who took home the Best Actor (Drama) Globe for Dallas Buyers Club, cleverly used his Dazed and Confused catchphrases, “Alright, alright, alright,” and “Just keep living,” as bookends for his acceptance speech.

Stealing the Show

Sunday was also an amazing night for Saturday Night Live (SNL) alumni. For the second year in a row, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the awards show with sharp wit. The pair’s monologue exhibited their comedic chemistry: the actresses seemed just as comfortable together as they were during their SNL days. Fey was at home making hilarious remarks referencing current events, like impersonating recent CES speaker Michael Bay by hesitating and acting lost while introducing presenters. Poehler wasn’t just a host, but she also won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical (TV) for Parks and Recreation. Other SNL alumni Andy Samberg and Will Forte had major presence at the awards show. Samberg won for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical (TV) for Brooklyn Nine-Nine (the television show also won for Best Comedy or Musical), and Forte played a major role in Nebraska, a highly nominated film.

Memorable Moments

Jacqueline Bisset was not the only one to speak colorfully during her rambling and slightly profane speech; Aaron Paul also cursed when repeating his catchphrase from Breaking Bad– the show won for Best Series (Drama) and Bryan Cranston won for Best Actor (Drama). Diane Keaton gave a strange yet charming speech on behalf of her friend, Woody Allen, for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Keaton sang an endearing rendition of the classic Girl Scouts’ song “Make New Friends (But Keep the Old),” before leaving the stage.

Viewers created GIFs and Vine videos of top moments like Poehler enjoying an onscreen kissing session with U2’s Bono. Another highlight came when Emma Thompson, who was nominated for her lead role in Saving Mr. Banks, appeared on stage to present an award with a martini in one hand and her heels in the other. Yet another former SNL cast member, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, appeared in GIFs due to her e-cigarette smoking, sunglasses-at-night, movie star impersonation and the Chicago style hot dog she enjoyed on air. Louis-Dreyfus, who turns 53 today, received double nominations for her television performance in Veep and her film performance in Enough Said.

Perhaps one of the only dampers of the night was derived from an offensive pre-show chyron. E! Online included, “Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991,” in a series of “Fun Facts” on their Red Carpet Livestream. While the network quickly apologized for the insensitive chyron, social media users responded with memes and tweets, mocking E! for the blunder.

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Kristi is a Junior Executive at SJG. She graduated with a BS in Advertising and Public Relations from Northern Arizona University. She bleeds blue and orange, or red, or blue and red, depending on the season. Kristi spends her free time cheering on her Chicago teams, volunteering and exploring different neighborhoods. She also enjoys snowboarding, mixology and writing, but avoids doing them all at once (snow patrol tends to frown on that).