The 70th Golden Globe awards ceremony took place yesterday and we all know what happened when Jodie Foster accepted her lifetime achievement award. But that should not overshadow the other winners and how they have changed things up for who we might expect to take Oscars and Baftas later in the awards season.
The Golden Globes are voted for by the 88 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and this year they have bucked the trend and blown the door wide open for who we consider the movie big hitters of the season.
Sure, Daniel Day Lewis got a Best Actor award for “Lincoln” but the movie didn’t monopolize at the Golden Globes as is has with the Oscar and Bafta nominations. Instead, the Best Motion Picture (Drama) award went “Argo.”
Ben Affleck will be thrilled to have also bagged the Best Director award, after he failed to even be nominated in this category for the Academy Awards.
The biggest winner of the night, though, was “Les Misérables,” which triumphed in three of its four categories: Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) for Hugh Jackman, and Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway. It failed to win Best Original Song, which was predictably (rightly?) won by Adele for “Skyfall.”
“Silver Linings Playbook” grabbed the Best Actress award for Jennifer Lawrence.
And thanks to the Golden Globes’ category system, in which musicals and comedies are recognized separately from dramas, this did not come at the expense of Jessica Chastain, who won the other Best Actress prize for “Zero Dark Thirty.”
There were a couple of surprise awards for “Django Unchained”: best screenplay for Quentin Tarantino and best supporting actor for Christoph Waltz.
Here is the full list of Golden Globes 2013 winners, so let us know what you think:
Best drama: Argo
Best comedy or musical: Les Miserables
Best screenplay: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
Best director: Ben Affleck (Argo)
Best actor in a drama: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Best actress in a drama: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best actor in a comedy or musical: Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
Best actress in a comedy or musical: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Best supporting actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Best supporting actor: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Best foreign film: Amour
Best animation: Brave
Best original score: Mychael Danna (Life of Pi)
Best original song: Skyfall (Skyfall)
Television drama: Homeland
Actress, TV drama: Claire Danes – Homeland
Actor, TV drama: Damian Lewis – Homeland
Best Comedy: Girls
Best Actress, comedy: Lena Dunham – Girls
Best Actor, comedy: Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Best TV movie or miniseries: Game Change
Best Actress, mini series or musical: Julianne Moore – Game Change
Best Actor, miniseries of TV movie: Kevin Costner – Hatfields & McCoys
Best Supporting actress: Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Best Supporting actor: Ed Harris – Game Change
Cecil B DeMille award: Jodie Foster