January 14, 2013

'Argo' wins Golden Globe for best drama

'Argo's' Ben Affleck gets the best-director prize. Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Christoph Waltz win acting Globes.

By DAVID GERMAIN/The Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — "Argo" is in big with the Golden Globes, but not so much with the Academy Awards. "Lincoln" is sitting pretty with the Oscars but was mostly left out in the cold at the Globes.

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Ben Affleck holds his award for best director for "Argo" at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday. "Argo" also bested fellow best-drama nominee "Lincoln" at the Globes.

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Christoph Waltz and Anne Hathaway pose with their awards backstage at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Waltz won for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture for “Django Unchained.” Hathaway won for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture in "Les Miserables."

The Associated Press

Winners of the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:

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• Picture, Drama: "Argo."

• Picture, Musical or Comedy: "Les Miserables."

• Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln."

• Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty."

• Director: Ben Affleck, "Argo."

• Actor, Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables."

• Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook."

• Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained."

• Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables."

• Foreign Language: "Amour."

• Animated Film: "Brave."

• Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained."

• Original Score: Mychael Danna, "Life of Pi."

• Original Song: "Skyfall" (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), "Skyfall."

TELEVISION

• Series, Drama: "Homeland."

• Series, Musical or Comedy: "Girls."

• Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, "Homeland."

• Actor, Drama: Damian Lewis, "Homeland."

• Actress, Musical or Comedy: Lena Dunham, "Girls."

• Actor, Musical or Comedy: Don Cheadle, "House of Lies."

• Miniseries or Movie: "Game Change."

• Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, "Game Change."

• Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys."

• Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey."

• Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Ed Harris, "Game Change."

Previously announced: Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Jodie Foster.

– The Associated Press

Sunday's Globes left the Feb. 24 Academy Awards picture still muddled, with the Iran hostage thriller "Argo" winning for best drama and director for Ben Affleck, a prize he already knows he can't win at the Oscars, where he wasn't even nominated.

The night featured former President Clinton getting a standing ovation after introducing "Lincoln" and Jodie Foster coming out without really coming out as this year's winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.

Foster joked that celebrities are now expected to reveal they're gay "with a press conference, a fragrance and a prime-time reality show." She declined: "My reality show is so boring."

One thing not so boring this year were hosts –î Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, who were given credit for being charming, irreverent and hilarious.

Besides the three wins for "Les Miserables" and two for "Argo," the show was a mixed bag, with awards spread around a number of films.

Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" came in leading the Globes with seven nominations but won only one award, best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis. "Lincoln" also leads the Oscars with 12 nominations, with Spielberg, Day-Lewis and co-star Sally Field all in the running for possible third Oscars.

"If I had this on a timeshare basis with my wonderful gifted colleagues, I might just hope to keep it for one day of the year, and I'd be happy with that," Day-Lewis said.

"Les Miserables" was named best musical or comedy and won acting honors for Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.

"Zero Dark Thirty" star Jessica Chastain won the Globe for dramatic actress as a CIA agent obsessively pursuing Bin Laden.

Other acting prizes went to Jennifer Lawrence as best musical or comedy actress for the oddball romance "Silver Linings Playbook" and Christoph Waltz as supporting actor for the slave-revenge tale "Django Unchained."

"Les Miserables," the musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, earned Jackman the Globe for musical or comedy actor as tragic hero Jean Valjean. Hathaway won supporting actress as a single mother forced into prostitution.

"Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forevermore use as a weapon against self-doubt," Hathaway said, cradling her trophy.

Jackman was a bit hoarse from the flu, but his Globe win seemed to be the right antidote.

"I was kicking myself for not getting the flu shot, but it appears that you don't need one. I feel great," Jackman said.

But when it comes to Hollywood's highest honors, "Les Miserables" has the same obstacle as "Argo," also failing to earn a best-director slot for filmmaker Tom Hooper at the Oscars.

Last Thursday's Oscar nominations held other shockers, including the omission of fellow Globe directing nominee Kathryn Bigelow for "Zero Dark Thirty."

Clinton upstaged Hollywood's elite with a surprise appearance to introduce Spielberg's "Lincoln," which was up for best drama. The film chronicles Abraham Lincoln's final months as he tries to end the war and find common ground in a divided Congress to pass the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.

Lincoln's effort was "forged in a cauldron of both principle and compromise," Clinton said. "This brilliant film shows us how he did it and gives us hope that we can do it again."

Poehler gushed afterward, "Wow, what an exciting special guest! That was Hillary Clinton's husband!"

Lawrence won as best actress in a musical or comedy for her role as a troubled widow in a shaky new relationship. The Globe winners in musical or comedy categories often aren't factors at the Oscars, which tend to favor heavier dramatic roles.

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