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Hours before the red carpet at the 71st Annual Golden Globes took place, there was a major leak at the Beverly Hilton. A pipe burst, soaking the carpet, but Beverly Hills firemen soon came to the rescue. Luckily the mess was cleared in perfect time for stars to walk the red carpet in designer suits and gowns.
People Magazine was listing their picks for best dressed during the live stream of the red carpet. Among the stars were Top of the Lake’s Elizabeth Moss, Mario Lopez, Orphan Black’s Tatianna Maslany and Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Fan favourite included the ladies of American Horror Story: Coven, Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke and hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Twitter and Tumblr were a flutter with fans dishing out their thoughts on the fashions.
Poehler and Fey were host favourites last year, and the expectations for their reappearance were high. Overall consensus? They killed it! They shone in the spotlight, along with Miss Golden Globe Sosie Bacon, daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. They changed from their red carpet gowns for their opening speech. They made jokes about majority of the nominees, and played out their own celebrity totem pole with Robert Redford at the top.
During the awards those at home will have played the Golden Globes drinking game created by Buzzfeed.com, many blogged during the show, while others cheered or booed at the winners.
The first award was presented by Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture and winner Jennifer Lawrence accepted for her role in American Hustle. Her speech began with her thanking David O. Russell and then rambling on about her co-stars and fellow nominees.
British actress Jacqueline Bisset was in shock when she won for Dancing on the Edge, hand over her mouth and staying in her seat for close to a minute.
Bryan Cranston won Best Actor for his role on Breaking Bad, his fifth nomination and first win for the show. The show went on to win for Best Television Series– Drama and was accepted by producer Vince Gilligan who later asked actor Aaron Paul to add some of his own words.
American Hustle won another award, this time Amy Adams for Best Actress in a Motion Picture; who tearfully accepted her award and made sure to mention her daughter. Robin Wright won for House of Cards and gave a witty and simple speech. The world of Twitter went on to congratulate Princess Buttercup.
Jared Leto made his return to the big screen after 6 years in Dallas Buyers Club and won for his efforts.
An incredible Emma Thompson got on stage to present for Best Screenplay with heels in one hand and drink in another. She tossed her heels away to read the winner, Spike Jonze for Her.
Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg won his first Golden Globe for his performance in Brooklyn Nine-Nine; he was genuinely shocked and gave a heartfelt and funny speech.
After Italy won for Best Foreign Film, it was another dress change for the hostesses. They introduced Melissa McCarthy pretending to be Matt Damon and Jimmy Fallon who presented the award to Michael Douglas for his portrayal of Liberace.
Disney favourite film of the year, Frozen won for Best Animated Feature Film, followed by Amy Poehler for Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy for Parks and Recreation who shared a fake make out session with Bono.
Legendary director Woody Allen was honoured with the Cecil B DeMille award, with an opening speech by Emma Stone, followed by a montage of some of his greatest films. Diane Keaton entered the stage, giving a speech about her experience with Allen and his films, and ending with a short sweet song about friendship.
Ben Affleck handed the award to director Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity, joking about his thick accent and his collaboration with Sandra Bullock.
Taking home the award of Best TV Series – Comedy was Brooklyn Nine-Nine, to almost everyone’s surprise, judging by the audience reaction.
Leonardo DiCarprio won for The Wolf of Wall Street, making sure to acknowledge his fellow nominees and thanking his long-time collaborator Martin Scorcese.
A glowing Drew Barrymore presented the award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy to American Hustle, which in total was awarded 3 Globes.
Australia’s own Cate Blanchett won the gold for Blue Jasmine, admitting that she’d had a few vodkas and was not expecting this. She took a cute turn asking if the viewer’s at home could hear the orchestra music, before mentioning more vodka and Judy Garland before exiting the stage.
Dallas Buyers Club won again, this time for Matthew McConaughey. He told the short story about how the film was passed off by many others, the wise words of his mother and his beautiful wife Camilla.
Johnny Depp presented 12 Years A Slave with the Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama; and was accepted by director Steve McQueen.
Overall, the night was filled with laughs, applause, surprises and many quotes, gifs and Vines that were all over Tumblr and Twitter the minute they happened.