70th Annual Golden Globes: Argo Strikes GOLD! (Winners’ List)

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It’s the biggest night for Ben Affleck as his work Argo strikes gold at the 70th  Annual Golden Globes.  Affleck, whose directorial efforts on Argo (See my review here) were implausibly snubbed by The Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts (Oscars), garnered two major awards–Best Director and Best Picture, Drama.  It was a gratifying and vindicating moment for Ben Affleck, indeed.  I think the pool of directors this year was astounding–Katherine Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), and Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained).  Aside from Affleck, Bigelow and Tarantino were also snubbed by the Oscars.

The Golden Globes was hosted by funny girls Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and they did bring the house down with their hilarious antics and cut-throat attacks to their co-artists.  But the biggest surprise of the night was the appearance of former president Bill Clinton.  Earning a standing ovation even before he spoke, Clinton presented the movie of another former president, Lincoln.

Lincoln went home with Best Actor, Drama for Daniel Day-Lewis.  On the other hand, Les Miserables scored three awards–Best Picture, Musical or Comedy, Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Hugh Jackman, and Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway.  With Jackman winning, it’s going to be a tight race for Best Actor at the Academy Awards as he mixes things up with early odds-on front-runners  Lewis and Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook).

Another front-runner, Jessica Chastain, walked home with the Best Actress, Drama award for Zero Dark Thirty while her chief competitor Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress, Musical or Comedy for Silver Linings Playbook.  It is going to be a two-way, head-to-head race for the Oscars for these actresses.  Hathaway seems like a locked-in for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

In the TV categories, HBO’s new comedy Girls and Showtime’s Homeland both triumphed as these two shows won Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy and Best Television, Drama, respectively.

Let’s all check the full list of winners:

TELEVISION

Best Television Series Drama

Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey: Season 2
Homeland – WINNER
The Newsroom

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series  Drama

Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland – WINNER
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey: Season 2 -julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland – WINNER

Best Television Series Comedy Or Musical

The Big Bang Theory
Episodes
Girls – WINNER
Modern Family
Smash

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series Comedy Or Musical

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Julia Louis-dreyfus, Veep
Lena Dunham, Girls – WINNER
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series Comedy Or Musical

Alec Baldwin, 30 RockD
Don Cheadle, House Of Lies – WINNER
Louis C.k., Louie
Matt Leblanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Mini-series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Game Change – WINNER
The Girl
Hatfields & Mccoys
The Hour
Political Animals

Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Julianne Moore, Game Change – WINNER
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & Mccoys – WINNER
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey: Season 2 – WINNER
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change – WINNER
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

MOVIES

BEST PICTURE: DRAMA

“Argo” – WINNER
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST PICTURE: COMEDY OR MUSICAL

“Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Les Miserables” – WINNER
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
“Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST DIRECTOR

Ben Affleck (Argo) – WINNER
Kathryn Bigelow
Ang Li
Steven Spielberg
Quentin Tarantino

BEST ACTOR: DRAMA

Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) – WINNER
Richard Gere
John Hawkes
Joaquin Phoenix
Denzel Washington

BEST ACTRESS: DRAMA

Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) – WINNER
Marion Cotillard
Helen Mirren
Naomi Watts
Richard Weisz

BEST ACTRESS: COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Emily Blunt
Judi Dench
Jennifer Lawrence  (Silver Lining Playbook) – WINNER
Maggie Smith
Meryl Streep

BEST ACTOR: COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Jack Black
Bradley Cooper
Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables) – WINNER
Ewan McGregor
Bill Murray

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams
Sally Field
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) – WINNER
Helen Hunt
Nicole Kidman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Alan Arkin
Leonardo DiCaprio
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Tommy Lee Jones
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) – Winner

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Amour” – Austria – WINNER
“A Royal Affair”
“The Intouchables”
“Kon-Tiki”
“Rust and Bone”

BEST SCREENPLAY

“Zero Dark Thirty”
“Lincoln”
“Django Unchained” – (Quentin Tarantino) WINNER
“Argo”
“Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Anna Karenina
Argo
Cloud Atlas
Life of Pi – WINNER
Lincoln

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

“Brave” – WINNER
“Frankenweenie”
“Hotel Transylvania”
“Rise of the Guardians”
“Wreck-It-Ralph”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“For You”
“Not Running Anymore”
“Safe and Sound”
“Skyfall” – By Adele from Skyfall – WINNER
“Suddenly”

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