Golden Globes 2015: The funnies, the fashion and the fabulousness
This year's glamorous Golden Globes saw big winners in both television and the movie industry, top notch fashion and tons of funny moments.
Three time hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were a big hit with their hilarious opening monologue.
They took a jab at so many people that the 10 minutes had the crowd laughing non-stop.
Here are some of their best jokes.
- Tina: "George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an advisor to Kofi Annan regarding Syria and was selected for a three-person UN commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza strip. So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award."
- Amy: "The biggest story in Hollywood this year was when North Korea threatened an attack if Sony released The Interview, forcing us all to pretend we wanted to see it."
- Tina: "Tyler Perry was so good in Gone Girl that he has actually been asked to write and direct a sequel called Girl, I Thought You Were Gone!"
- Amy: "Big Eyes is nominated tonight. In fact, one of those famous Big Eyes paintings is on display tonight. Let's check it out."
Amy: "So lifelike!"
Tina: "It's cute but it's creepy."
- Tina: "Joaquin Phoenix is nominated for Inherent Vice but obviously he's isn't here tonight because he has said publicly that award shows are quote ‘Total and utter bull--‘
Tina: "Oh, hey Joaquin! There he is."
Two new series, Showtime’s The Affair and Amazon’s Transparent, were catapulted into the spotlight, taking home the night’s honors for best television drama and comedy.
The Affair beat out four longer-running and well-loved series - Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife and House of Cards - for Best TV Series, Drama.
The cast of Showtime's The Affair pose with their award during the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
“It does feel like a real whirlwind and it does feel like we just got on the air,” the show’s co-creator, Sarah Treem, said backstage at the awards show.
Jill Soloway, the creator of Transparent and the daughter of a transgender parent herself, told reporters backstage, "It was a huge risk. The way Amazon is distributing it is transformative and the show is transformative.”
Transparent bested HBO’s Girls and Silicon Valley, The CW’s Jane the Virgin and Netflix Inc’s Orange is the New Black to win the top comedy series award.
Some of the most shocking wins of the night included Fargo, for best mini series or TV film, How to Train Your Dragon 2, for best animated movie, Ruth Wilson, for best TV actress in a drama, and Gina Rodriguez, for best actress in a TV comedy.
Ruth Wilson holds her award for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama For her role in The Affair.
The night also saw some of the biggest names dressed to the nines. Some looked impeccable while others fell short.
Photos: Reuters, AFP
To read more about the 2015 Golden Globes, check out Jeanmarie Tan's take in the Jan 13 edition of The New Paper.
Sources: Reuters, AFP, E! Online, Entertainment Weekly, Vanityfair