Alfonso Cuaron won best director for the space odyssey "Gravity."
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, naturally, George Clooney. The audience roared most of all when Fey described "Gravity," which co-stars Clooney.
"George Clooney would rather float away in space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age," said Fey.
Spike Jonze was blindsided by his best screenplay win for his futuristic romance "Her."
"I'm a terrible public speaker," said Jonze. "And I'm bad at English. And it's the only language I know."
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."
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."
As expected, the Emmy-winning HBO film "Behind the Candelabra," the acclaimed Liberace drama directed by Steven Soderbergh, won for best movie or miniseries, as well as best actor in a TV film for Michael Douglas. He thanked his co-star Matt Damon, who curiously became a kind of mascot throughout the evening. (Poehler said in such a starry crowd, Damon was "basically a garbage person.")
"The only reason you're not here is I had more sequins," Douglas told Damon. Golden Globes winners
Final list of winners for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Picture, Drama: "12 Years a Slave."
Picture, Musical or Comedy: "American Hustle."
Actor, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club."
Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine."
Director: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity."
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, "American Hustle."
Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club."
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle."
Foreign Language: "The Great Beauty."
Animated Film: "Frozen."
Screenplay: Spike Jonze, "Her."
Original Score: Alex Ebert, "All Is Lost."
Original Song: "Ordinary Love" (music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and Brian Burton, lyrics by Bono), "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
Series, Drama: "Breaking Bad."
Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad."
Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, "House of Cards."
Series, Musical or Comedy: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation."
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Andy Samberg, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."
Miniseries or Movie: "Behind the Candelabra."
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake."
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra."
Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, "Dancing on the Edge."
Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan."
Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Woody Allen.