Jennifer Lawrence scored the first award of the evening at the 65th Golden Globe Awards as she was named best supporting actress in a motion picture for her performance as an unstable wife in American Hustle.
A visibly nervous Lawrence, who won a Globe for best actress last year for Silver Linings Playbook, exclaimed: "I'm sorry I'm shaking so much. Don't ever do this again."
A few moments earlier, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicked off the festivities, with Fey joking, "No offense to the movies and nominees last year, but this year is legit."
Heading into the evening, 12 Years a Slave, nominated for best drama, and American Hustle, nominated for best comedy or musical, led the list, with seven nominations each.
Woody Allen is scheduled to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Globes’ annual career achievement tribute, though the reclusive writer-director is not expected to attend.
The awards, broadcast live by NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, are presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization of about 90 foreign journalists who cover Hollywood and the entertainment industry.