Major wins at this year's Golden Globes include Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Adele, and Christoph Waltz.
Jennifer Lawrence won best actress in a musical or comedy for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.
Lawrence joked about beating Meryl Streep when she accepted the award. Upon taking the globe, she said, "What does this say? I beat Meryl."
She went on to thank her mother and father, and said to producer Harvey Weinstein: "Thank you for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here today."
Anne Hathaway took best supporting actress for her role in Les Miserables. She played a single mother in the musical.
"Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forever more use as a weapon against self-doubt," Hathaway said. She then thanked her husband, saying, "Thank you for the best string of yesterdays I have ever had."
The very first award of the night was to Christoph Waltz, who walked away with best supporting actor in a motion picture. Waltz played a genteel bounty hunter in Django Unchained. Quentin Tarantino also won best original screenplay for the movie.
"Let me gasp," Waltz said. "Quentin, you know that my indebtedness to you and my gratitude know no words."
Adele and co-writer Paul Epworth won best song for their James Bond Skyfall tune. Daniel Craig, the film's star, gave Adele a high-five as she went onstage to accept her award.
"Oh my God!" Adele said repeatedly. "I'd like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. I never thought I'd say that."
Other highlights of the night included an appearance by Former President Bill Clinton, who introduced Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.
Afterward, Amy Poehler, co-host of the show, said "Wow, what an exciting special guest! That was Hillary Clinton's husband!"