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Golden Globes Nab Over 20 Million Viewers, Ten-Year High for the Show UPDATED

Golden Globes Nab Over 20 Million Viewers, Ten-Year High for the Show UPDATED

UPDATED: Add ratings to the high points of this year’s Golden Globes. The show, hosted by the hilarious Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, had 20.9 million viewers tune in, with a 6.5 rating. This is a ten-year high for the show in terms of viewership, as well as matching its decade-long top rating on Sunday. Watch videos from the best and worst moments of the Globes, below.

EARLIER: The Golden Globes served up some memorable moments last night, from Matthew McConaughey’s drawling acceptance speech, to Amy Adams’ lovely one, Jacqueline Bisset’s endless one, (for that matter, the soporific acceptance speech for the high-energy “American Hustle” also seemed to go on forever), and host Amy Poehler’s genuinely surprised one. 

Poehler and Tina Fey were again in top form, getting the party started with mispronouncing Tom Hanks’ name (“Tam Honks”), telling Matt Damon that among the high-wattage stars in the room he “was basically a garbage person,” shooting a hilarious zinger at no-show George Clooney (his character in “Gravity” would “rather float off into space and die than spend another minute with a woman his age”), and much more. 

One of the funniest lines of the night came from Best Director winner Alfonso Cuaron, thanking Sandra Bullock for not quitting “Gravity” when he seemingly asked if he could give her herpes. (Cuaron, who has an accent, was actually asking if he could give her an earpiece.)

Watch below. Our Golden Globes wrap report is here.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s opening monologue:

Matthew McConaughey accepting for Best Actor (Drama):

Cate Blanchett winning for Best Actress (Drama):
Amy Adams winning for Best Actress (Comedy or Musical):
Jennifer Lawrence winning for Best Supporting Actress (Comedy or Musical):
Alfonso Cuaron winning for Best Director:
Spike Jonze winning for Best Screenplay:
Leonardo DiCaprio winning for Best Actor (Comedy or Musical):
Jared Leto winning for Best Supporting Actor (Drama):
“12 Years a Slave” wins for Best Drama of the year:
Elisabeth Moss winning for Best Actress in a Mini-Series:
Amy Poehler winning for Best Actress in a TV Comedy:
Michael Douglas winning for Best Actor in a Mini-Series:
Robin Wright winning for Best Actress in a TV Drama:
“American Hustle” wins for Best Comedy or Musical of the year:
Jacqueline Bisset wins for Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series:

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