Just a few facts about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the body that awards the Golden Globes, there are 92 members considered "active," with about 38 of the members being women, and 15 or more of the members representing two or more countries. Representation seems to be a bit disproportionately European. You can read the list of members and see what countries they represent on the HFPA website.
One slap in the face of the night was Brenda Chapman co-winning for Brave (Best Animated Feature) but without any mention of her even though she was not at the Golden Globes show. The woman who stood at the podium with the other co-winner, Mark Andrews, wasn't even identified.
Jodie Foster gave a very interesting speech accepting her Cecil B. DemiIlle Lifetime Achievement Award (she's been in film for 47 years!) where she sort of came out publicly as a lesbian, mentioned privacy and the media, her work... She also did a great thing, which is recognize the great crews she's worked with over the years.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler really saved the day and had some great lines throughout, but particularly kicked it off with some zingers. Ultimately, though, it's the nature of awards shows, and the underrepresentation of so many groups: women, people of color, people with disabilities, etc., that are the problem, and not the hosts. But Fey and Poehler at least made it bearable, and funny, and set a record for being the first women to host a major awards show together!