(Los Angeles-AFP) – Here is a selection of quotes from the 72nd annual Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third straight time.
A number of stars voiced support for France after the deadly attacks against satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in Paris.
“Tonight we celebrate all the great shows that we love, as well as the movies that North Korea was OK with.”
— Tina Fey, joking about the firestorm about “The Interview” and the hack of Sony Pictures, blamed by Washington on North Korea.
“They said it was intolerable and a wanton act of terror. Not the worst review the movie got.”
— Fey, taking a jab at “The Interview”
George and Amal: overachievers
“George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an adviser to Kofi Anna regarding Syria, and was selected for a three-person UN commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight… her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.”
Eighth time lucky
“This is the beginning of my revenge.”
— Kevin Spacey, speaking as his scheming “House of Cards” character Francis Underwood, after winning his first Golden Globe in eight nominations.
“Together we will stand united against anyone who will repress free speech, anywhere, from North Korea to Paris”
— Theo Kingma, head of Globes organizers the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, earning a standing ovation.
Je suis Charlie
“On vous aime. Je suis Charlie.” (“We love you. I am Charlie.”)
— Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto.
“Today was an extraordinary day … There were millions of people that marched not just in Paris but around the world. (…) They marched in support of the idea that we will not walk in fear. We won’t do it. So, je suis Charlie.”
— George Clooney, on stage accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award.
“I hope that we don’t overreact… we have to be very careful of that too. There’s a lot of anti-Muslim fervor in parts of Europe. We have to make sure that doesn’t get grouped into this horrible act of violence along the way.”
— Clooney, backstage
“To say that I am ill-prepared for this moment is a huge understatement. I didn’t even reapply lip gloss.”
— “Big Eyes” star Amy Adams, accepting her Globe for best actress in a musical/comedy film
“Two things I said I wasn’t going to do — cry and give air quotes. Damn.”
— “Birdman” star Michael Keaton, after winning the Globe for best actor in a musical/comedy film.