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Golden Globe Awards underwhelm viewers

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The event, which was hosted for the second time by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, didn’t have many surprises or memorable happenings.

For television, some of the major awards went to “Breaking Bad” for Best Drama and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for Best Comedy.

Andy Samberg took home the Best Actor in a Comedy Series award for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” while Amy Poehler finally won Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on “Parks and Recreation.”

In the drama categories, Bryan Cranston won for “Breaking Bad” and Robin Wright won for Netflix’s “House of Cards.” The two awards for “Breaking Bad” were no surprise; however, the two for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” were.

A noteworthy event from the television categories has to be when Jacqueline Bisset, who won Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV movie, basically refused to leave the stage despite music playing her out.

For the movies, “American Hustle” was a big winner, taking away Best Comedy, Best Actress in a Comedy for Amy Adams and Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Lawrence. “12 Years a Slave” took Best Drama, while Matthew McConaughey won Best Actor in a Drama, and Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor in a Comedy for “Dallas Buyers Club” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” respectively.

I honestly never thought I would see the day when Matthew McConaughey would be taken as a serious actor. However, I have to admit that he has certainly taken on much greater and challenging roles than earlier in his career.

As I was watching the Golden Globes, I could not help but compare them to last year’s show.

Most of the winners were not surprising and nothing too out of the ordinary happened, which made me find myself pretty bored.

Hosts Poehler and Fey fail to impress at Golden Globes. (AP Photo)

Although the hosts had their moments, Poehler and Fey were letdowns this year.

While this is the case, I honestly think it’s because they did not have nearly as much time on stage than they did last year for some reason.

All in all, the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards will not be remembered all too well.

While historically these awards are usually good indicators of how the Academy Awards will be, I certainly hope those are more memorable and entertaining.


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