Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

Top 5 Jewish Moments at The Golden Globes

Last night’s star-studded event was jam-packed with Jewish winners, losers, and great one-liners

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: January 14th, 2013 in Culture » Society » News

Sunday night brought us perhaps the funniest, classiest, and overall most enjoyable Golden Globes ceremony in recent memory. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler managed to provide equals parts professionalism and humor, with a few one-liners that will go down in history, including Poehler’s comments directed towards Katherine Bigelow.

“I haven’t been following the controversy surrounding Zero Dark Thirty,” Poehler began. “But when it comes to torture, I trust the woman who spent three years married to James Cameron.”

The hosts went on to discuss HPV, The Hunger Games, and Quentin Tarantino in their opening monologue, leading to my personal favorite zinger of the night including Franco and Hathaway… which brings us to the Top 5 Jewish moments at the Golden Globes.

1. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s James Franco insult

Everyone remembers the most embarrassing moment in James Franco’s career. No, not when he decided to curate invisible art or release his first music video, but the evening he attempted to host The Academy Awards alongside Anne Hathaway. Last night, Poehler and Fey reminded the audience of Franco’s failure while complimenting Hathaway’s performance in her Golden Globe winning role as Fantine in Les Miserables.

“You gave a stunning performance in Les Miserables,” Fey said. “I have not seen someone so alone and abandoned like that since you were onstage with James Franco at the Oscars.”

2. Jennifer Lawrence Thanking Harvey Weinstein

On the red carpet, Lawrence mentioned that she was feeling “flu-ey”. It turns out that Meryl Streep also wasn’t feeling very well, and decided to pass on attending at all. This absence may have given Lawrence the confidence she needed to announce “I beat Meryl” while accepting the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy, a category in which Streep was competing as well. Lawrence’s funniest line during her acceptance speech was directed at Silver Linings Playbook’s producer, Harvey Weinstein. “Harvey, thank you for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here today.”

3. Lena Dunham Thanks Chad Lowe

The 26-year old Girls writer/director/producer/actress took home two awards last night including Best actress in a comedic TV series and Best Comedic TV show for Girls. In her acceptance speech, she thanked friends, family, cast, and crew as per usual, but also decided to give a special thanks to Chad Lowe, referencing the moment when Hilary Swank famously forgot to thank her then-husband during her Academy Awards acceptance speech.

4. Daniel Day-Lewis Wins for Lincoln

Going into The Golden Globes, everyone thought Steven Spielberg and Lincoln were a shoo-in for Best Director and Best Dramatic Picture, respectively. Ben Affleck and Argo ended up taking home those awards, but Lincoln’s leading man still went home on top for his remarkable portrayal of one of America’s most beloved President’s. Spielberg wasn’t completely forgotten though. During his acceptance speech, Day-Lewis referred to his director as a “humble master with a quicksilver imagination”

5. Jay Roach thanking his “Jewish” wife

Game Change director, Jay Roach, converted to Judaism for his wife, Bangles front woman, Susanna Hoffs. While delivering a speech last night at the Golden Globes for his win with Game Change, he ended his speech, which included a few Sarah Palin jokes, by thanking his “Jewish” wife, Susanna Hoffs. It is unknown why he mentioned Hoff’s Judaism during the speech. It’s presumably an inside joke.

Teddy Sagi Expands His Empire Once Again Trending Top 20 Under 40 – Jessica Green Trending Elizabeth Banks to Play Billie Jean King For HBO Trending
 

Mayim Bialik Spreads Kindness and Empowers Youth With Free2Luv

March 11, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Mayim Bialik Spreads Kindness and Empowers Youth With Free2Luv

Bialik and other Celebrity Ambassadors join Free2Luv’s ROCK KINDNESS Month.

Read More

Bette Midler Singing Kim Kardashian’s Tweets is Amazing [VIDEO]

March 11, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Bette Midler Singing Kim Kardashian’s Tweets is Amazing [VIDEO]

The Divine Miss M joins Jimmy Kimmel to sing Kim Kardashian’s Twitter feed

Read More

Sarah Silverman Endorses Israeli Left on Twitter

March 11, 2015 | By YNet News
Sarah Silverman Endorses Israeli Left on Twitter

Jewish American comedian urges Meretz supporters in Israel to vote on March 17 elections, warning Israelis that they cannot complain if they do not vote.

Read More

Teddy Sagi Expands His Empire Once Again

March 11, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen & Katie Thomson
Teddy Sagi Expands His Empire Once Again

Israel’s Sagi now owns the majority of London’s Camden Market.

Read More

Top 20 Under 40 – Jessica Green

March 10, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen

Green was named one of WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada

Read More

Elizabeth Banks to Play Billie Jean King For HBO

March 10, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Elizabeth Banks to Play Billie Jean King For HBO

Banks and Paul Giamatti will star in ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Read More

Ben Stiller Rocks Paris Fashion Week as Zoolander [VIDEO]

March 10, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Ben Stiller Rocks Paris Fashion Week as Zoolander [VIDEO]

Stiller and co-star Owen Wilson modeled for Valentino in Paris.

Read More

Israeli App Takes Home First Prize At The Mobile World Congress

March 10, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Israeli App Takes Home First Prize At The Mobile World Congress

Fansino is crowned champion for helping musicians, and music aficionados, connect

Read More

More Headlines