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Golden Globes: What was your favorite moment?

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Another Golden Globes has come and gone, and as usual, the mashup of TV stars, movie stars, and alcoholic beverages (both at home and the Beverly Hilton) made for an entertaining telecast that left me handing out a variety of trophies in my head. The prize for most touching acceptance speech by a little-known British actress in a movie I haven’t yet seen went to Happy-Go-Lucky‘s Sally Hawkins. The Strangest Evening-Long Audition for an Unannounced Marilyn Monroe Biopic trophy went to giggly, frosty-locked Drew Barrymore. And the special award for Controversial Use of a Nehru Jacket With Beaded Neckline went to Monk’s Tony Shalhoub. (Yeah, I’m envious; dude worked that look like a nine-to-five.)

Still, for my money, the night’s best moment had to be Tina Fey’s acceptance speech (embedded below) for Best Actress in a TV Series (Musical or Comedy). Not only was Fey’s win well-deserved, but her speech (clocking in at a mercifully brief one minute, 17 seconds) contained the phrase “good gravy,” eschewed the typical (boring) litany of agents, attorneys, and other sundry advisers, and best of all, was packed with punch lines, including a scathing takedown of her most dogged Internet haters. (Gawker dug up some backstory on Fey’s nemeses, Dianefan, BabsonLacrosse, and Cougar-Letter; click here to read all about it.)

But, hey, as Dianefan has proven, not everyone loves Tina Fey. So check out my colleague Adam Markovitz’s gallery of the Golden Globes’ Best and Worst Moments, then click on down to the message board below and tell us your picks for highlights (and lowlights) of the telecast.

More Golden Globes:
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Golden Globes: The 2009 Winners
Golden Globes: Best and worst moments
Golden Globes: Best and Worst Dressed
Mandi Bierly and Annie Barrett’s live-blog of the Globes telecast
Golden Globes backstage: Tom Hanks riffs and Ricky Gervais biffs