Quotable Globes: 12 of the Funniest, Strangest Highlights from Golden Globe Speeches

Far be it from us to refer to the Golden Globes as “Hollywood’s drunkest night,” but the awards show has a bit of a reputation.

And honestly, it’s pretty great. The evening is a refreshing warm-up to the comparative stuffiness of the Oscars, and even the stars who don’t admit to having a drink (or seven) in their speeches would probably readily admit there’s a special kind of atmosphere to Globes night that lends itself to some truly memorable moments.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: Golden Girls of the Golden Globes

The 2014 Golden Globes Winners & Nominees

It’s a golden night in Hollywood.

The 2014 awards show circuit kicked off Sunday night with the 71st annual Golden Globes, and the stars graciously (and sometimes awkwardly) accepted their statues on stage.

When an emotional Amy Adams clutched her award for actress in a musical or comedy for American Hustle, she joked: “I always cry when I’m not supposed to, and then a director asks me to cry and I can’t cry. It really sucks.”