‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ And ‘12 Years A Slave’ Surprise At Golden Globes

Jan 13, 2014
Originally published on January 14, 2014 3:13 pm

Last night’s Golden Globe awards ceremony celebrated Hollywood’s best performances in television and in film.

“12 Years A Slave,” the film about a free black man captured and sold into slavery, lost in the individual actor categories but picked up a Best Picture award, stunning its director, Steve McQueen.

Meanwhile, in television, Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg won the Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy category for his role in the freshman show, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which also went on to win the best television comedy award.

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Transcript

ROBIN YOUNG, HOST:

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The question before last night's Golden Globes wasn't who'd win. It was, would the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual shebang live up to its somewhat alcohol-soaked and looser-than-the-Oscars reputation? Well, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were up to the challenge.

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TINA FEY: "Gravity" is nominated for best film. It's the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.

YOUNG: "12 Years A Slave" actually won for best drama. "American Hustle" won best musical or comedy. Amy Adams taking home best actress and tipping her hat to director and writer David O. Russell.

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AMY ADAMS: You write such amazing roles for women. Thank you so much for letting the world know that a princess can punch and wear a low-cut gown.

YOUNG: Which she wore. There were rambling speeches and absolutely shock. "SNL" alum Andy Samberg won best actor in a comedy or musical TV for his role in the Fox show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

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ANDY SAMBERG: Oh, no. I didn't prepare anything. It wasn't going to happen.

YOUNG: That is the rare case when you could actually believe that someone did not think they were going to win. Oscar nominations will be announced this Thursday. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.