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'Dallas Buyers' wins, Allen controversy at Globes
2014-01-13

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The 71st Annual Golden Globes will be known for an even distribution of prizes, co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's hilarity, and a controversy involving Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient Woody Allen.

In the film category, 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle won the top prizes at the Globes Jan. 12, winning best motion picture drama, and best comedy or musical motion picture, respectively.

The AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club received two acting honors for motion pictures: Jared Leto's supporting actor prize and Matthew McConaughey's win for best actor in a drama. Leonardo DiCaprio won best actor in a musical or comedy film for his performance in The Wolf of Wall Street, while Cate Blanchett ( Blue Jasmine ) and Amy Adams ( American Hustle ) won for best actress in a drama ( motion picture ) and best actress ( comedy or musical ), respectively. Jennifer Lawrence ( Hustle ) won for best supporting actress.

Among the winners in the area of television were Poehler, who won her first Globe for Best Actress in a TV Series ( comedy ) for her show Parks and Recreation; and, in an upset, Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine edging Girls, Parks and Recreation, Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory. In addition, Michael Douglas won Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for the Liberace drama Behind the Candelabra; "Candelabra" also won for Best TV Miniseries or Movie.

Fey and Poehler—who co-hosted together for the second time in a three-year slate—continued their comic zing. Fey described Gravity as a movie about how "George Clooney would rather float into space and die than spend another minute with a woman close to his own age."

Diane Keaton accepted the DeMille award on behalf of Allen, who is known for avoiding awards shows. ( Her speech included singing a Girl Scouts song. ) However, The New York Daily News reported that Ronan Farrow, Allen's 26-year-old son with Mia Farrow, generated controversy by tweeting, "Missed the Woody Allen tribute—did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?" Ronan was referring to his adopted sister Dylan, who has publicly alleged the famed director sexually abused her as a child.

See www.GoldenGlobes.com for the full list of winners.


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