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out with it, lady!

Jodie Foster made her acceptance of the Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement award a coming out of sorts. She first shocked the audience by leading them to think that she was about to make a huge public statement about her sexuality. Instead, she said she was single, adding “I already did my coming out in the stone age!” Her speech was meandering, but by the time the two-time Oscar winner thanked her mother and two sons, there wasn’t a single dry eye in the audience.

quip queens

Hosts Tina Fey (left) and Amy Poehler pulled no punches, spicing up the evening with one quip after another. Their best: “When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron”, referring to Kathryn Bigelow, the director of Zero Dark Thirty. We also loved the way they introduced George Clooney on stage — “This next presenter is so handsome he makes young George Clooney look like garbage. Please welcome middle-aged George Clooney!”

the other clinton!

It isn’t easy to get a roomful of Hollywood’s biggest names star-struck, but that’s just what former US president Bill Clinton managed when he strode on stage to present Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln as a nominee. “President Lincoln’s struggle to abolish slavery reminds us that enduring progress is forged in a cauldron of both principle and compromise. This brilliant film shows us how he did it and gives us hope that we can do it again,” said Clinton to resounding applause. But it was host Amy Poehler who had the last word as Big Bill walked away: “That was Hillary Clinton’s husband!”

woman to woman

Kathryn Bigelow may not have taken home the trophy for direction, but Zero Dark Thirty lead Jessica Chastain more than made up for it, bagging the Best Actress — Drama award. “I can’t help but compare my character of Maya to you. When you make a film that allows your character to disobey the conventions of Hollywood, you’ve done more for women in cinema than you take credit for,” was Chastain’s heartfelt tribute to her director.

six yards on the star carpet

Tabu rocked the red carpet in a vibrant red sari by Abu-Sandeep, their signature
mirror-work blouse making quite a statement. She was joined by her Life of Pi director Ang Lee and co-star Suraj Sharma. Nominated for three Globes, Life of Pi won for Mychael Danna’s Best Original Score.

(ar)go f*** yourself — big o!

Hostage drama Argo won Ben Affleck the top awards for the night: Best Picture — Drama and Best Director — Drama. The win was seen as a comeback of sorts for Affleck, ignored in the Oscar nominations announced last week. The actor-director — seen here with his co-producers Grant Heslov (centre) and George Clooney — gave a straight-from-the-heart speech that charmed one and all.

lena oh lena!

Lena Dunham (centre) was one of the top winners of the night. The star and creator of the sitcom Girls went home with two awards, Best Actress in a TV Comedy and Best TV Comedy. Her acceptance speech struck a chord: “This award is for everyone who feels like there wasn’t a place for her. This show made a space for me.”

make it large

Adele was the most excited winner of the night. The British singing sensation
high-fived Daniel Craig and hopped, skipped and jumped on stage to receive her trophy for the Skyfall theme song. “I wasn’t expecting this. It’s very strange to be here. Thank you for letting me be part of your lives,” she gushed.

first among equals

Hugh Jackman (left) was all smiles as he walked on stage to collect his Best Actor — Comedy or Musical Golden Globe for Les Miserables. On the other hand,
Daniel Day-Lewis was his calm and cool self, lazily waltzing on to the stage to receive the Best Actor — Drama trophy for his remarkable turn as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln.



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