Here's Some Of The Best Bits Of Last Night's Golden Globes

12 January 2015, 12:10 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler - Golden Globes 2015
Liam Dryden

By Liam Dryden

Tina Slay and Slay-me Poehler hosted yet another wacky night of jokes, pranks... oh, and some awards.

Last night was the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, and as always, it was a crazy night.

No-one was safe in the opening speech, there were plenty of well-deserved awards, some robberies, and Amal Clooney's husband got a Lifetime Achievement Award. 

All of this and more are some of our favourite moments from last night's event, but what else was going on? Here's our highlights:

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were basically flawless.

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler - Golden Globes 2015

Returning for their third year of hosting the Golden Globes, the Queens of Comedy were almost on point almost the entire night, and didn't hold back on any subject. George Clooney, the Sony leaks and especially Bill Cosby were just a few of the targets that were roasted as early as their opening speech.

"Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her husband" was the best joke of the night.

The internet has done an incredible job of giving mainstream media one big FTFY, after the epic achievements of Amal Clooney (nee Alamuddin) have been frequently overlooked, in favour of just referring to her as "George Clooney's wife". 

So while her husband was taking home the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award last night, hosts Amy and Tina and the entire internet were quick to spin that old trope on its head with hilarious results.

Amal's dazzling appearance at the event showed hopefully millions of viewers that you don't have to be a celebrity to shine.

Not everyone was in on the joke, though; particularly TV dweeb Ryan Seacrest and the E! crew, who presented the power couple with this tacky t-shirt instead.


Serial photobomber Benedict Cumberbatch struck again.

BOOM. Meryl Streep and Margaret Cho just got Cumberbombed.

John Legend and Common won Best Original Song for Selma's "Glory".

John Legend and Common - Golden Globes 2015

The Martin Luther King Jr. biopic sadly missed out in every other category it was nominated in, but the movie's powerful signature track that references the Civil Rights Movement and recent protests in Ferguson and New York took home the gold. Listen to it here:

 The Transparent team dedicated their win for Best TV Series to Leelah Alcorn.

Dedicating their award to the memory of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, who committed suicide in late December, series writer Jill Holloway concluded her heartfelt speech with "Maybe we're gonna teach the world something about authenticity, and truth, and love," as she and the rest of the Transparent crew picked up the gong onstage. 

Jeremy Renner made the same stupid boob joke we can't escape from every year.

Nice shooting there, Hawkeye.

While these were just some of our favourite moments, the full award show was, of course, full of awards. Here's a full list of the categories and winners if you missed it.

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalThe Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Michael Keaton, Birdman

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams, Big Eyes

Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical: Transparent

Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best TV Series Actress, Comedy or Musical: Gina Rodriguez, Jane The Virgin

Best Television Series, DramaThe Affair

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Ruth Wilson, The Affair

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series: Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie, Series, or Miniseries: Joanne Froggatt,Downton Abbey

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionFargo

Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman

Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Motion Picture, DramaBoyhood

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Eddie Redmanye, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best Screenplay: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Nicolás Giacobone; Birdman

Best Foreign FilmLeviathan (Russia)

Best Animated Feature FilmHow To Train Your Dragon 2

Best Original Song: "Glory" (John Legend, Common), Selma

Best Original Score: Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory Of Everything

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