Michael Douglas, Andy Samberg clinch gold at the Globes
Golden Globe Awards honor the Jewish actors; 'American Hustle' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street' also take home statuettes.
The 71st Golden Globe Awards brought Hollywood's best and brightest together in Beverly Hills on Sunday night to honor the year's work in film and television.
The night's big winner was David O. Russell's "American Hustle," starring Christian Bale as Irving Rosenfeld, a character based on real-life Jewish felon Melvin “Mel” Weinberg. The film took home three awards, including best motion picture, comedy or musical, and two awards for its leading actresses Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who stars as hedonistic broker Jordan Belfort, in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," another film about an unsavory Jewish character, clinched the best actor in a motion picture award.
Jewish representation among the annual awards show's nominees wasn’t too shabby — especially on the small screen, and at least some of the Jewish nominees took home statuettes Sunday night.
Michael Douglas, who portrayed Liberace in the HBO biopic "Behind the Candelabra," took home the award for best actor in a mini-series or picture.
He took the opportunity to joke with "Candelabra" co-star Matt Damon, saying, "The reason you’re not up here is because I had more sequins."
"Saturday Night Live" alum Andy Samberg went home with the award for best actor in a TV comedy for his portrayal of detective Jake Peralta in the new series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."
Samberg wasn't exactly expecting the win, saying, "Oh no! I didn’t prepare anything. It wasn’t going to happen," before continuing with his acceptance speech.
Meanwhile, Diane Keaton accepted the Cecil B. Demille award on behalf of director Woody Allen, her longtime friend and colleague, paying tribute to him and also reading a brief acceptance speech he wrote. (Allen, a no-show Sunday night, is known for his aversion to awards shows.)
“One of the nice things about writing or any art is that if the thing is real, it lives," Allen wrote. "All the success over it, or the rejection? None of that really matters. Immortality via art is not big deal... Rather than live on in the hearts and minds of my fellow man, I’d rather live on in my apartment.”
However, not everyone was pleased with Allen's award – specifically Mia Farrow, his ex, and her son Ronan, both of whom used Twitter to take shots at Allen.
Mia Farrow tweeted, "Time to grab some icecream & switch over to #GIRLS," while Ronan wrote on the micro-blogging platform, "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?"