The road to the Oscars has officially begun! The 71st Annual Golden Globes took place Sunday, January 12, recognizing the year's best in film and television by the Hollywood Foreign Press. By popular demand, funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler once again hosted Hollywood's "biggest party," after stealing the show and its audiences last year.
For the film category, David O. Russell's con-comedy, "American Hustle," proved to be a film to content with after being awarded three wins including Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. Notably, the film's leading ladies each took home a golden statue. Academy-Award winner Jennifer Lawrence won her second Golden Globe in a row, this time as Best Supporting Actress, while Amy Adams was named the Best Actress in the Comedy or Musical genre.
Notably, there were a range of winners from the various films nominated that did not make the ceremony seem one-sided. It was anything but a predictable night, but the Golden Globes made their way through each genre. With nine nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio scored his second Golden Globe as the Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for his daring and eccentric role as Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street."
"The Dallas Buyer's Club" won two awards in the acting category, with Jared Leto winning his first Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor after a six year hiatus from acting, and Matthew McConaughey was named the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. Also in the Drama category, Cate Blanchett was named Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her performance in "Blue Jasmine," beating out Sandra Bullock, who was the favored to win after receiving widespread acclaim for her performance in "Gravity."
Director Alfonso Cuaron won the Golden Globe for Best Director for his acclaimed work in one of 2013's biggest films, "Gravity." However, the award for Best Motion Picture Drama was awarded to Steve McQueen's "12 Year's a Slave," which took the top honor of the night after losing out on six previous awards.
Disney's "Frozen" took home the top prize for Best Animated Feature and director Chris Buck thanked "the fans who have taken [the film] into their hearts." Director Spike Jonze won Best Screenplay for the comedy-drama "Her" that also stars Best Actor nominee Joaquin Phoenix falling in love with a talking electronic device.
Television also celebrated the best in their category, with "Breaking Bad" getting a proper send-off with two wins. Bryan Cranston's performance of a chemist turned meth dealer earned him the award for Best Actor, and the show won the top honor for Best Television Series Drama.
One half of the night's host Amy Poehler was awarded as the Best Actress in a Television Series Comedy for her work in "Parks and Recreation," beating out last year's winner for HBO's "Girls" Lena Dunham.
However, it was Fox's new comedy, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" that proved to be the new show to beat, with it's two wins over veteran shows such as "Modern Family" and "The Big Bang Theory." Former SNL alum Andy Samberg won Best Actor in a comedy and the show shockingly won for Best Television Series Comedy after only one season on the air.
Now that the awards have been handed, the road to the Oscars gains momentum and begins to set the map on who could possibly win the coveted Oscar on March 2. With many films getting nominations but scattered wins throughout, this year could be possibly one of the hardest year's to predict who will reign supreme this awards season.
For the full list of winners, visit www.goldenglobes.com.