Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicked the night off by setting the playful but celebratory tone that made this year's show one of the best in recent years.
From Sacha Baron Cohen making fun of his fellow Les Miserables cast members to Lena
Dunham thanking Chad Lowe in her acceptance speech, the Golden Globes proved to be the most fun awards show that doesn't slime its guests.
Homeland proved once again to be a favorite of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association by taking home globes in all of the television drama categories. Claire Danes acknowledged how much love she has gotten from the HFPA throughout her career by flashing back to her 1995 win for My So Called Life when she was just 15. Her co-star Damian Lewis took the statue for Television Actor in a Drama after losing to Kelsey Grammer in 2012. Lena Dunham's Girls also got some HFPA love in the comedy categories.
On the movie side, Les Miserables earned three statues in the motion picture comedy or musical categories while Argo won globes for motion picture and director on the drama side.
Awards were also given to Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey and Ed Harris for Game Change although neither star was in attendance.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler scan the room and poke fun at their fellow actors. Most notably, a harsh jab at James Cameron while commenting on the controversy surrounding Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty.
President Bill Clinton introducing clips from Lincoln and then being referred to as Hilary Clinton's husband by Amy and Tina.
Adele's cute and humble speech when Skyfall won for Original Song in a Motion Picture which was made even better when the camera cut to the sourpuss look on Taylor Swift's face.
Jennifer Lawrence quoting The First Wives Club by proclaiming "I beat Meryl!"
Anne Hathaway singling out Sally Field as an inspiration for working her way up from The Flying Nun to playing iconic roles like Mama Gump.
The teleprompter issues that caused Paul Rudd and Selma Hayek to flub their announcement of the nominees for TV Drama Series.
Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell botching the plots of every movie in the Lead Actress in a Comedy or Musical category.
While accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award, Jodie Foster discussed her sexuality and her desire to have some privacy in her life by declaring "I'm not Honey Boo Boo!"