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Award season is off to a hilarious and uplifting start. After Sunday night’s 72nd Annual Golden Globe awards, people are looking forward to the weeks ahead. But before we get through the rest of award season, including the Grammys, SAGs, and Oscars, we’re recapping the best moments from the Golden Globes!

First and foremost, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey killed it. Their 10 minute opening monologue was filled to the brim with inappropriate jokes that most definitely pushed the limits. Since Tina and Amy won’t be hosting again, every joke was welcomed and appreciated by their loyal fans.

The first award of the night went home with J.K. Simmons for Best Supporting Actor in Whiplash. Jennifer Aniston, from Cake, and Benedict Cumberbatch, from The Imitation Game, presented Simmons with the award.

Downton Abbey’s Joanna Froggatt took the next award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV series, Miniseries or TV Movie. Billy Bob Thornton followed Froggatt in accepting the award for his performance in Fargo. Thornton didn’t say much to avoid "getting intro trouble."

This next unplanned joke wasn’t taken so well. Jennifer Lopez and Jeremy Renner were presenting when Renner noted Lopez’s, eh-hem, "globes." Lopez took it in stride and laughed. But should Renner have kept his mouth shut about J. Lo’s revealing dress? Probably...

Gina Rodriguez was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical, or Comedy for her role as Jane in Jane the Virgin. However, she was clearly not expected to win. Seated all the way at the back of the Beverly Hilton ballroom, Rodriguez had a long trek to the stage where she had to enter from the side, due to her seating placement.


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Unfazed, Rodriguez gave an emotional speech in which she thanked her father. "My father used to tell me to say every morning that today is going to be a great day, I can and I will. Well dad, today, I can and I did."

Transparent, which only airs on Amazon, took home the award for Best TV Series Comedy or Musical. An emotional cast thanked the transgender community and for the support for a show which isn’t actually on television. They dedicated their award to the memory of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen who took her own life in December, as well as "[The] too many trans people who died too young."

Welcomed with an enormous applause, Prince presented the award for Best Original Song, Motion Picture to Common and John Legend’s "Glory" for the film Selma. Legend’s Sports Illustrated model wife got teary-eyed watching her husband accept the honor. In his poignant acceptance speech, Common said, "Selma has awakened my humanity."

For his role in The Normal Heart, Matt Bomer won an award and thanked his husband and three sons by saying, "Thank you for putting up with me when I was 130 pounds and really grumpy."

Amy Adams won the second year in a row for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical or Comedy. Last year, she was awarded for her work in American Hustle. This year, she won for her role as Margaret Keane in Big Eyes. She noted the evolution of women in film and thanked her fellow actresses for speaking to her 4-year-old daughter through film.

Showtime’s The Affair won for Best TV Series, Drama before Kevin Spacey won for his work as Frank Underwood in the Netflix Original Series, House of Cards.

Towards the end of the night, friends Julianna Margulies and Don Cheadle presented Clooney with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. It wasn’t the montage of Clooney’s best film roles that had people at home getting emotional, though.

Clooney commented on his wonderful year, saying "It’s a humbling thing when you find someone to love - even better when you’ve been waiting your whole life. And when your whole life is 53 years." As Clooney and his wife Amal exchanged looks of love, he told her "Amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband." 

Richard Linklater was named the Best Director for his film, Boyhood. He commented on the 14-year production of the project, and the audience was quick to honor Linklater with applause.

Michael Keaton got very emotional when accepting his award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for his work in Birdman. Keaton held back tears as he commented on his childhood and his hard-working parents who raised Keaton along with his six other siblings. He then thanked his 31-year-old son Sean Douglas. "My best friend is kind, intelligent, funny, talented, considerate, thoughtful," he told the audience. "He also… he also happens to be my son. Sean."

Julianne Moore, gorgeous in Givenchy, took home the award for her role as an Alzheimer’s-stricken 45-year-old in Still Alice. She thanked her husband Bart, and children Cal and Liv.

Gwyneth Paltrow, in a cleavage-bearing pink gown, presented Eddie Redmayne for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for his groundbreaking performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

The last big winners of the night were The Grand Budapest Hotel for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, and Boyhood, for Best Motion Picture, Drama.

Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Margaret Cho as a North Korean army general signed off just two minutes past 11 p.m.

Congratulations to the winners, nominees, and hosts for a special and celebratory evening!

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