The 70th Golden Globes: winners and thoughts

News Simon Brew 14 Jan 2013 - 06:14

Argo, Les Miserables, Homeland and Girls are among the big winners at the Golden Globes. Here's the rundown...

There's a lot of importance attached to the annual Golden Globe awards, an awards ceremony with a habit of coming up with some, er, 'unusual' nominations. In recent times, we've had Burlesque and The Tourist nominated for Best Picture in one year alone, for instance. Yet Academy voters do seem to look to the Globes for a bit of help (it saves watching the films in some cases), and with that in mind, it might be time to place your bets on Argo come Academy Awards time. That, or the Oscar-baiting Les Miserables, with Hugh Jackman surely the only person standing in the way of Daniel Day-Lewis' third gold statue.

Argo aside (Lincoln was arguably the running favourite), it was a pretty predictable collection of gongs. Expect Jessica Chastain to be the hot favourite for Best Actress at the Oscars, just holding off Jennifer Lawrence, for instance, while Anne Hathaway is surely building up momentum in the supporting category (along with Christoph Waltz, although whether he'll be rewarded for another supporting role in a Tarantino movie remains to be seen).

It's a pity that the impressive Brave took the Animated Feature prize away from the superb Frankenweenie, mind.

On the television front, Homeland was the big winner (it's hard to quibble with the quality of acting, no matter what problems we've had with the show of late), as was the excellent made for TV movie Game Change. But check out Kevin Costner, picking up a Best Actor prize for Hatfield & McCoys. The small screen continues to be very much the place to reinvigorate an acting career.

Huge congratulations to Lena Dunham too, for her success with Girls. Sadly, we opened up our Twitter feed this morning to see a big American trade site bashing her with severe nastiness. Love or hate her show, she doesn't have to take that. Congratulations to her. That's what she deserves.

Here, then, is the complete list of winners of the night...

Best Motion Picture - Drama
ARGO

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Drama
JESSICA CHASTAIN (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Drama
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (Lincoln)

Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
LES MISERABLES

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
JENNIFER LAWRENCE (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
HUGH JACKMAN (Les Misrables)

Best Animated Feature Film
BRAVE

Best Foreign Language Film
AMOUR

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
ANNE HATHAWAY (Les Miserables)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
CHRISTOPH WALTZ (Django Unchained)

Best Director - Motion Picture
BEN AFFLECK (Argo)

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
QUENTIN TARANTINO (Django Unchained)

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
MYCHAEL DANNA (Life Of Pi)

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
SKYFALL

Best Television Series - Drama
HOMELAND

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series - Drama
CLAIRE DANES (Homeland)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series - Drama
DAMIAN LEWIS (Homeland)

Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
GIRLS

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
LENA DUNHAM (Girls)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
DON CHEADLE (House Of Lies)

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
GAME CHANGE

Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
JULIANNE MOORE (Game Change)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
KEVIN COSTNER (Hatfield & McCoys)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
MAGGIE SMITH (Downton Abbey)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
ED HARRIS (Game Change)

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I was surprised Justified drew blanks.

I was at the HFPA party for Brave- unless they had their own beloved pets re-animated in conjunction with Frankenweenie, I don't think the voting for Best Animated Picture would have gone any other way.
It's not that I'm suggesting that the HFPA are swayed easily, (perish the thought!) but seeing as how both films were at Disney, the effort made for Brave clearly showed which horse they were backing in the awards season race.

First off I would like to state that I am a Bond obsessive and I loved Skyfall, so I'm not anti it winning any awards, I think it should have more nominations in fact, but.....

How is Tubbs Tattsyrup winning awards for that god awful song? Yes it sounded better played over the credits than when it was first released, but it was still terrible. It's not even in the top 10 Bond themes let alone worthy of an award. It just goes to show that if you're the 'Lovey Flavour of the month' you can win an award for any old crap.

I agree. After listening to all the nominated songs, I would have given it to Bon Jovi.

Well if your not going to suggest that the HFPA are swayed easily, i'm sure there are more than enough that will!

Everytime I see Adele give a speech I am still mystified as to how a singing voice and a speaking voice can be so different. I've heard dockers with more melodious speaking voices!

Awards shows are dinosaurs. Why do people even waste their time watching? I think it's an insulting embarassment to the industry.

Have you seen the VIP (Very Important People) sketch? T'is pure genius. Worth a Google.

Her speech might have been the greatest thing ever

She has terrible diction when she sings as well, pronounces "crumble" as "crumbol" and "crystal" as "crystol" with the emphasis on the "ol". There are others too and they aren't pronounced that way just to make it rhyme either.

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