The Golden Globe Awards are given by a small group (85-90) of journalists, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The awards are often touted as a precursor to the Oscars. To me, the only similarity is the network broadcast event to give out the awards. The Oscars are awarded by industry peers, The Golden Globes, by a small group of journalists. They tend to recognize the new face or the edgy. The awards show is usually entertaining to watch. Seating is party style, they serve booze (as the night goes on, the effects become obvious and fun), the stars get all dolled up, the element of unpredictability is fun. That said, these are my favorite moments from the broadcast.
Scorsese introducing Spielberg
John Adams, Slumdog Millionaire and 30 Rock cleaning up
Tina Fey telling her internet detractors to "suck it"
All the British presenters said "shush" when they came on stage
Surprise winner, Colin Farrell for In Bruges, yay!
Kate Winslet winning two awards and saying, "you have no idea how I'm not wrapping up".
Micky Rourke's acceptance speech
Darren Aronofsky flipping off Micky Rourke on camera
Slumdog Millionaire and Vicky Cristina Barcelona being chosen as the best films.