‘Argo’ and ‘Les Miserables’ Win Top Film Awards at Golden Globes


One of the big surprises of the 2013 Golden Globe Awards involved a sort of “Argo-f**kyourself” to the Academy Awards, as Oscar-snubbed Ben Affleck was named Best Director of the year. His film, Argo, also ended up winning Best Picture in the drama category. Early in the night, in a brilliantly hilarious monologue by co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the ceremony offered some foreshadowing with subtle jabs at the Oscars with immediate shout outs to Affleck and fellow Academy snubs in the director category, Kathryn Bigelow and Quentin Tarantino. They even fit in a joke directed at Anne Hathaway about her 2011 Academy Awards ceremony co-hosting gig with James Franco.

Hathaway expectantly wound up winning for Best Supporting Actress, though, and her film, Les Miserables won Best Picture – Comedy or Musical. Co-star Hugh Jackman was a bit of s surprise as Best Actor – Comedy or Musical. More than who won and what didn’t, people will be talking about the somewhat cryptic speech by Cecil B. DeMille Award winner Jodie Foster and the appearance by Bill Clinton to present Best Picture nominee Lincoln. Speaking of Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis surprised nobody by winning Best Actor – Drama. But at least I ended up surprised that he did a comedy 25 years ago called Stars and Bars, which I need to see immediately.

My Golden Globes live-blog co-host, Daniel Walber, alerted me to that. And if you didn’t follow us during the ceremony, which we found far more enjoyable than expected, you can still read through our conversation here. As for our advance predictions, it seems Daniel isn’t any more of an awards season expert than yours truly. We both got 9 out of 14, with different wins and losses. Anyway, you can see the full list of winners, including TV categories, after the break. Sadly, “Dog President” won nothing, except a lot of laughter.



Best Motion Picture – Drama – Argo
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Les Miserables
Best Director – Ben Affleck (Argo)
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama – Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy – Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama – Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy – Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture – Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture – Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Best Screenplay – Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
Best Original Score – Mychael Danna (Life of Pi)
Best Original Song – “Skyfall” (Skyfall)
Best Foreign Language Film – Amour
Best Animated Feature Film – Brave
Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures – Jodie Foster



Best Drama Series – Homeland
Best Comedy Series – Girls
Best Actor in a Television Drama Series – Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series – Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Best Actress in a Television Drama Series – Claire Danes (Homeland)
Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series – Lena Dunham (Girls)
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television – Game Change
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television – Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys)
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television – Julianne Moore (Game Change)
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television – Ed Harris (Game Change)
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television – Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)

Rather than a reject, Christopher Campbell is a film school dropout. But he has since gotten a master’s degree in cinema studies and has been blogging about movies since 2005. Earlier, he reviewed films for a zine (a what?) that you could buy at Tower Records (a what?). He is married with two children.

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