Our 5 Favorite Moments from the Golden Globes

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey sit back-to-back in gowns with a Golden Globe Award in the background.

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January 14, 2014

The 71st annual Golden Globes aired January 13, and the telecast drew its highest viewer count in 10 years. Here are our favorite “golden” moments from the show.

1. The “First Women of Comedy” were hilarious.

Once again, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler provided us with jokes that weren’t just funny, but also made a couple of subtle digs at the patriarchy.

Tina: Matthew McConaughey is here. For his role in Dallas Buyers Club, he lost 45 pounds, or what actresses call “being in a movie.”


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Tina: Meryl Streep, so brilliant in August: Osage County, proving that there are still great parts in Hollywood for Meryl Streeps over 60.

Amy: Ladies, kick off your shoes. Gentlemen, try them on and see how horrible they are.

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2. Emma Thompson was undeniably classy.

Emma Thompson presented an award with shoes and martini in hand. When someone handed her the envelope for the award, she threw the shoes over her shoulder and handed the martini to the stage assistant.

Emma Thompson accepts her Golden Globe with her high heels and a martini in her hands.

3. Amy Adams accepted her first Golden Globe with a great speech.

On top of talking about amazing roles for women during her brilliant acceptance speech, Amy Adams also thanked her daughter (aww).

4. Gabourey Sidibe responded to rude tweets with sass and wit.

There was a lot of great celebrity live tweeting before and after the Globes. We especially loved Gabourey Sidibe’s response to some rude tweets regarding her weight.

5. Amy Poehler won for Parks and Recreation.

Ok, so we have a serious girl crush on Amy Poehler. Not only is she incredibly funny, but she works tirelessly as a voice for girls’ empowerment with her video blog, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. But then again, we love her for a lot of reasons.

Did you watch the Globes? Tell us your favorite moment in the comments.

This post was written by AAUW Social Media intern Brittany Edwardes.

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  2. Avatar Marie Lindberg says:

    I enjoyed watching the awards (and noting all the flops), but I was highly disappointed that no women of color were awarded, and only three were even nominated. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/01/black_hollywood_snubbed_at_golden_globes.html

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