'Hustle,' 'Breaking Bad' early Globes winners
This image released by NBC shows hosts Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler during the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)
The con-artist caper "American Hustle" looked every bit the Oscar front-runner at the Golden Globes, winning acting awards for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence.
Adams, in a low-cut dress evocative of her character's '70s style, won her first Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy or musical Sunday night at the Beverly Hills, Calif., ceremony. Lawrence took best supporting actress for her performance in David O. Russell's fictionalized Abscam tale.
The award returned Lawrence, a winner last year for Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," to the stage for an acceptance speech — something she said was no easier a year later.
"Don't ever do this again," she told herself. "It's so scary."
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, last year's co-hosts, picked up where they left off, starting the 71st annual Golden Globes with a torrent of punch lines that lambasted Matt Damon, Meryl Streep and, of course, George Clooney. The starry audience roared most of all when Fey described the four-Globe nominee space odyssey "Gravity."
This image released by NBC shows Jennifer Lawrence, left, accepting the award for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in "American Hustle," as presenters Sandra Bullock, right, and Tom Hanks, second right, look on during the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)
"George Clooney would rather float away in space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age," said Fey.
Four months after its final episode, AMC's "Breaking Bad" won for best drama TV series and best actor in a drama series for Bryan Cranston (both their first Globes). Cranston called his honor "a lovely way to say goodbye." Creator Vince Gilligan said the award gave him "one more chance to thank the fans of the show," but left the final word for star Aaron Paul.
"Yeah, bitch," declared Paul, with what essentially became his character's catch phrase.
U2 and Danger Mouse won the award for best original song for "Ordinary Love," recorded for the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." Bono said working on the film completed a decades-long journey with Mandela, having played an anti-apartheid concert some 35 years ago.
"This man turned our life upside down, right-side up," said Bono of the South African leader who died in December. "A man who refused to hate not because he didn't have rage or anger or those things, but that he thought love would do a better job."