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Golden Globes puts spotlight on winners, not politics, in night of surprises

(CNN)After Time's Up and #MeToo, and two years of award shows heavy on political messages, the Golden Globes veered toward more comfortable territory for Hollywood -- namely, patting itself on the back, while relying on the winners' passion, not the hosts, to carry a show that was alternately boring, shocking, sentimental and just plain silly.Emcees Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg opened with a joke at the expense of the Oscars -- and its protracted search for a host, after naming and parting with Kevin Hart -- saying that "one lucky audience member" would be chosen to host that show.Through the course of the evening, the honorees registered political points on a variety of scores, whether that was Regina King discussing work parity for women; ...