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January 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

“This is Hollywood. If something kind of works, they’ll just keep doing it until everyone hates it,” Tina Fey remarked during Sunday night’s Golden Globes telecast, referring to being asked, with Amy Poehler, to return for a second year as co-hosts. It kind of worked Sunday, inasmuch as ratings indicated virtually no drop-off from 2013, and Fey and Poehler again handled their jobs commendably, according to most critics. “In some ways, the trophy race was almost a secondary draw,” commented the New York Times, noting that “a big portion of the TV audience and many of the honorees, at least judging from their red-carpet comments, were here to see Ms. Fey and Ms. Poehler follow up their much-praised performance last year and try to outwit themselves as hosts.” Hollywood Foreign Press Association voters saw to it that the no film dominated the awards presentations. 12 Years a Slave was voted the best movie of the year, while Alfonso Cuarón picked up the best director award. Cate Blanchett won for best actress in a drama for Blue Jasmine; Amy Adams was named best actress in a comedy for American Hustle; Matthew McConaughey won in the actor in a drama category for Dallas Buyers Club, while Leonardo DiCaprio won in the actor in a comedy category for The Wolf of Wall Street. Spike Jonze won the best screenplay award for Her. In the TV categories, Breaking Bad was the winner for best drama and Brooklyn Nine Nine, for best comedy series.