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Argo and Les Miserables Score Top Honours at the 2013 Golden Globes


Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s fabulous banter. Kevin Costner’s eloquent acceptance speech. Jodie Foster’s honest, at times all-over-the-place, but jubilant and poignant declaration of life. Argo’s triumphant Best Director win.

Not bad, 70th Golden Globes.

The one thing we could have done with more of was the Fey/Poehler sparkle onscreen. They weren’t on for nearly often enough. But we also got a glimpse of Kirsten Wiig and Will Ferrell as a presenting pair, and I’d like to see them on board for next year’s Globes. That is, if Fey/Poehler – Feyoehler? – aren’t invited back immediately. Which they should be.

As for the winners, Ben Affleck’s Argo scored Best Picture, Drama and Best Director, even though he was snubbed in this category for the Oscar nominations. Daniel Day-Lewis and Jessica Chastain winning Best Actor and Actress, Drama, respectively was pretty much in line with expectations, and it’s safe to say this is how it’s going to play out at the Oscars. Good, then, that Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway scored some HFPA love for their roles in Les Miserables, which also won Best Picture, Musical. And that’s not just because Hugh cited Nelson Mandela in his preparation for the role.

The winners then…

Best Motion Picture, Comedy

Les Miserables

Best Motion Picture, Drama


Best Director, Motion Picture

Ben Affleck, Argo

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Foreign Language Film

Amour (Austria)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Animated Film


Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture

Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

Best Score for a Motion Picture

Life of Pi (Mychael Danna)

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Skyfall” – Skyfall

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Best TV Series, Comedy


Best TV Series, Drama


Best TV Movie/Miniseries

Game Change

Best Actor, Drama series

Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Actress, Drama series

Claire Danes, Homeland

Best Actor, Comedy or Musical series

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Best Actress, Comedy/Musical series

Lena Dunham, Girls

Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries/Movie

Ed Harris, Game Change

Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries/Movie

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Best Actor, Miniseries/ TV movie

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Best Actress, Miniseries/TV movie

Julianne Moore, Game Change

To end – a line quoted onscreen by Jodie Foster just before she was given her Cecil B DeMille Award for ‘outstanding contribution’ to entertainment:

Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from. 

[Pics: and HBO]


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