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During Sunday night’s Golden Globes telecast, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler poked fun at everyone from George Clooney to Jonah Hill, while Jim Carrey took a jab at Shia LaBeouf, and winner Elisabeth Moss was among those who were bleeped onstage, among the many memorable moments.
But there also were several other moments that were directed at Hollywood insiders, or those who closely follow the industry. The Hollywood Reporter explains the more obscure references for those who aren’t as familiar.
In her acceptance speech for best actress in a motion picture, drama, Blue Jasmine star Blanchett invoked the late actress: “Thank you to my agents for plying me with vodka in the same way that Judy Garland was probably plied with barbiturates.” The Wizard of Oz actress died in 1969 of an overdose of barbiturates following a battle with drugs and alcohol.
Diane Keaton Sings to Woody Allen
Keaton accepted the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille award on behalf of Allen, who wasn’t in attendance. In her speech, Keaton sang a song that included the lyrics: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other gold. A circle is round, it has no end. That’s how long I will be your friend.” So what was the song? As many Girl Scouts (current and former) know, it’s a popular song sung at Scout meetings and around campfires (often as a round). Allen and Keaton have been friends for 45 years; she has starred in several of his films, including 1972’s Play It Again, Sam; 1973’s Sleeper; 1975’s Love and Death and 1977’s Annie Hall, which also earned her an Oscar.
Tina Fey Takes a Jab at Martin Scorsese
In the monologue, co-host Fey joked: “We’re going to get this show done in three hours, or as Martin Scorsese calls it, Act 1.” She was referring to not only the length of Scorsese’s nominated The Wolf of Wall Street (which clocks in at 180 minutes) but also his past works, including Casino (178 minutes), Gangs of New York (167 minutes) and The Departed (151 minutes), among others.
Tina Fey Impersonates Michael Bay
During an introduction, Fey impersonated the director: “Michael Bay described our next presenters as … oh, um, sorry, can’t do this.” She was referring to an incident last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where Bay abruptly left the stage at a Samsung event shortly after taking the stage, blaming a teleprompter error.
Mr. Golden Globe Asks Harvey Weinstein If He’s Her Father
In one bit during the show, co-host Amy Poehler appeared in a wig and tux as Mr. Golden Globe, revealed to be Fey’s “adult son from a previous relationship.” When Fey threatened to send Randy to live with his father, Randy responded: “You won’t tell me who he is.” “He’s here tonight, so look around,” Fey shot back. Randy first asked Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star Idris Elba if he was the father before moving on, naturally, to Weinstein, amid cheers from the audience. The Weinstein Co. honcho is, in fact, the father of five children: daughter India Pearl (born in 2010) and son Dashiell (born last year) with wife Georgina Chapman and daughters Lily (born in 1995), Emma (born in 1998) and Ruth (born in 2002) with ex-wife Eve Chilton.