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The 71st Golden Globe Awards An Inspirational Evening

By Pete Allman

This year's 71st Golden Globe Awards, will certainly be remembered as an inspirational evening. All of Hollywood stepped out for this memorable event. Writers of this particular show had Tiny Fey and Amy Pohler get a little edgy with their comedy, yet it was all in good fun. Both ladies worked out their timing perfectly.

Jacqueline BissetSome of the highlights of the evenings telecast on NBC were Jacqueline Bisset, who won Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for "Dancing On The Edge". An emotional Bisset stated, "I've been nominated 5 times and now, after 47 years, I'm so happy that I did something for the BBC." She added, "I want people who will give me joy. You have to learn to forgive yourself and others to do so".

Another inspirational statement came from Bono, who won Best Original Song Motion Picture with "Ordinary Love", Mandela Long Walk To Freedom. This was indeed personal for Bono, as the band members had been working with President Mandela, when they were teenagers in High School. Bono said Mandela could have let out his rage, after being released from prison, but rather chose to use love to conqueror segregation and master equality for all nationalities.

Steve McQueen's film "12 Years of Slave", was the most nominated drama of the evening. But then again, we must not forget Woody Allen, who won The Cecil B DeMille Award, introduced by his dear friend, Diane Keaton. Woody Allen wrote, directed and starred in 27 of his films. He dared to take a risk, when the studios didn't. As a result, Woody Allen will be one of those creative people that will go down in history.

Leonardo Di CaprioBest Actor in a Motion Picture Drama had gone to Matthew McConaughey for "Dallas Players Club", Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama went Cate Blanchell for "Blue Jasmine", Best Motion Picture, Comedy, Musical went to "American Hustle", Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy & Musical went to Leonardo Di Caprio for "The Wolf of Wall Street", Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy, Musical went to Amy Adams for "American Hustle".

During the telecast of The Golden Globes, held at The Beverly Hilton, one of the upcoming actors and producers, Rich Rossi congratulated Di Caprio and also spoke to Martin Scorsese about his film project, "Saving Little Italy." Rossi already has Scorsese's daughter in agreement to work in his film.

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture went to Jennifer Lawrence for "American Hustle" and Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture went to Jared Leto for "Dallas Players Club", Best Animated Feature film went to "Frozen," Best Foreign Language Film went to "The Great Beauty", Best Director Motion Picture had gone to Alfonso Cuaron for "Gravity", Best Screenplay Motion Picture went to Spike Jonze for "Her," Best Television Series Drama went to "Breaking Bad" and Best Actor in a Television Series Drama went to Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad". Best Actress in a Television series Drama went to Robin Wright. Best Television Series, Comedy, or Musical went to "Brooklyn Nine Nine [Fox]". Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical went to Andy Samberg.

Michael DouglasBest Actress in a Television Series Comedy or Musical went to Amy Poehler for "Parks-Recreation", Best Mini Series or Motion Picture made for Television went to Michael Douglas for "Behind The Candelabra", Best Actress in a Mini Series or Motion Picture made for Television went to Elizabeth Man for "Top of The Lake", Best Supporting actor went to Jon Vought for "Ray Donavan".

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