So we’re a week away from the Golden Globes – aka Hollywood’s most drunken night of the year.
Once again, last year’s hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be back delivering the punchlines. After Ricky Gervais’ mean-spirited two-year run (remember how he referred to Bruce Willis as Ashton Kutcher's dad? Ouch!), their brand of humour is less likely to illicit any onstage awkwardness (personally, I loved Ricky).
Seeing as the former SNL pals didn’t disappoint last year, let’s take a quick run through the 10 best moments of the 2013 Golden Globes. Bottom’s up!
10. Adele’s refreshingly honest speech after winning Best Original Song for Skyfall: “I was not expecting this... thank you so much for letting me be a part of your world for a night. I've been p--sing myself laughing.”
9. The night wasn’t without digs at the stars’ private lives. Fey made fun of Taylor Swift’s serial dating ways telling her to “stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son.” The pop star is now building a seawall around her Rhode Island home. See what you did Tina?
8. After Bill Clinton introduced Lincoln, Poehler remarked, “That was Hillary Clinton's husband!” Fey added, “Bill Rodham Clinton.”
7. Poehler praised Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow by taking a swipe at her ex: “When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who was married for three years to James Cameron.”
6. Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘just wing it’ speech was one of the night’s funniest. While accepting her Best Actress prize for Silver Linings Playbook, she said, “’What does it say? ‘I beat Meryl!’” Who says that? Turns out that was a reference to a scene from the 1996 film, The First Wives Club. Don’t worry, I never saw it either.
5. Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig proved they were keeping up with the nominees for Best Actress. “Judi Dench?” Ferrell asks. “Where did she come from? She used to be a police officer.” He then called Meryl Steep a “sassy sheriff.”
4. If you were thinking the program was going to be Gervais-free, Fey and Poehler addressed his absence by taking a jab at the funnyman’s stalled career. “Ricky Gervais could not be here tonight,” Fey said, “because he is no longer technically in show business.” Poehler added: “We want to assure you that we have no intention of being edgy or offensive tonight because, as Ricky learned the hard way, when you run afoul of the Hollywood Foreign Press, they make you host this show two more times.”
3. James Franco’s failed gig as Oscar co-host was not lost on Fey. In praising Anne Hathaway she said, “You gave a stunning performance in Les Miserables. I have not seen someone so totally alone and abandoned like that since you were on stage with James Franco at the Oscars.”
2. Lena Dunham provided the night’s most random ‘Thank you’ after she gave Chad Lowe a shout out. Accepting her award for HBO’s Girls she said, “I also promised myself that if I ever got this chance, I would thank Chad Lowe.” He later tweeted, “Dearest @lenadunham YOU COMPLETE ME”
1. Jodie Foster came out of the closet and Twitter literally broke. No one was expecting such an emotionally charged speech from the Oscar winner as she thanked Cydney Bernard, "my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life, my confessor, my ski partner, consiglieri, most beloved BFF for 20 years.” At the end, Poehler quipped: “We’re going home with Jodie Foster!”
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards air Sunday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. on CTV.