The Golden Globes are a time to dress up, get tipsy, and gawk at stars; but they’re also a time to totally nerd out, because at this point pretty much every actor or actress in Hollywood has played a superhero, or supervillain So while we may never get to see the Marvel and DC movie universes cross over on screen, you do get to see them smash into each other at the Globes. Here’s our favorite geek-out moments from 2014:
Iron Man Gives Best Actress Award to Lois Lane
It would have been better if it was a Pulitzer, but seeing Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) hand out the Globe to Lois Lane (Amy Adams) definitely set our crossover sense a-tingling.
Captain America Teams Up With Poison Ivy
We’re honestly not sure why Chris Evans was presenting the award for Best TV Series — Comedy with Uma Thurman, but you can take your pick of pairings with these geek-friendly celebs. Was the Human Torch teaming up with Batman villain Posion Ivy? Or maybe Lucas Lee (from “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) was taking G-Girl (from “My Super Ex-Girlfriend”) to the Globes? Our favorite idea, though: Captain America (“Marvel’s The Avengers“) was paired with Emma Peel (“The Avengers”) for an Avengers/Avengers event.
If that wasn’t enough, Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk) also presented awards, and though Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) wasn’t present she got plenty of name-check time courtesy her role in “Her”. We’re going to assume Jeremy Renner was off somewhere by himself, playing with his arrows.
Whoever Wins, We Lose
The Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama category may have been the geekiest collection of villains ever. It was a choice between Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey), Sabretooth (Live Schreiber), Lucian from “Underworld” (Michael Sheen), Ultron (James Spader), or rumored Lex Luthor (Bryan Cranston). Rumored Lex Luthor won, by the way.
Khaleesi & Robin & Recreation
As if seeing Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Robin* (Chris O’Donnell) giving out the award for Best Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy wasn’t good enough, they gave it to uber-nerd Amy Poehler for “Parks & Recreation”. Now all we want is to see is Khaleesi sharing waffles with Leslie Knope, and our lives will be complete.
Yes, we know Jennifer Lawrence is the biggest star in the world. But when she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, all we could think is, “Next time we see you, you’ll be covered head to toe in blue body make-up,” in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
We’re so desperate for any news about “Batman vs. Superman,” we started scanning Ben Affleck’s tux to see if it had clues for the movie. Was this your first look at Affleck as billionaire Bruce Wayne? No, but we can pretend it was, and we’re really upset about his costume for some reason.
Tatiana Maslany Loses, Clone Club Stays Classy
This is an off-camera moment, but “Orphan Black” actress Tatiana Maslany was a critical and fan favorite to win the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama category… And she lost. Instead of turning Los Angeles red with the blood of “House of Cards” fans, Clone Club (the name for the “Orphan Black” fanbase) kept it classy, congratulating the winner and passing along ways you can check out Maslany’s superb performance for yourself.
*Seriously, what’s with nearly the entire cast of “Batman & Robin” representing at this year’s Globes, including George Clooney’s multiple shout-outs? That’s one movie they should keep… On ice.