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'12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' win top movie prizes at 2014 Golden Globes

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"12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" won the top movie prizes at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 12, 2014. NBC had the U.S. live telecast of the ceremony at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. The Golden Globe Awards are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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"12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" were the leading movie contenders with seven nominations each. In the end, "American Hustle" won three Golden Globes (including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy), while "12 Years a Slave" won just one Golden Globe: Best Motion Picture – Drama. "American Hustle's" Amy Adams won the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical and Comedy, while her "American Hustle" co-star Jennifer Lawrence won for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

"Dallas Buyer Club" won two major awards in the movie categories: Matthew McConaughey took the prize for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, while his "Dallas Buyers Club" co-star Jared Leto won for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.

Alfonso Cuarón won the Golden Globe for Best Director for helming "Gravity."

Cate Blanchett of "Blue Jasmine" won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.

Leonardo DiCaprio of "The Wolf of Wall Street" won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

In the TV field at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, "Behind the Candelabra" was the leading nominee (four nominations) in the TV-movie/miniseries categories and won two of the four prizes: Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, while "Behind the Candelabra" star Michael Douglas won for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. "Behind the Candelabra" won several Primetime Emmy Awards and was expected to win these Golden Globe Awards as well.

The 2014 Golden Globe Awards ceremony was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who first co-hosted the Golden Globe Awards in 2013. Poehler (who stars in the TV series "Parks and Recreation") also won her first Golden Globe that night: Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series.

Woody Allen (who did not attend the ceremony) received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment." Diane Keaton, who has starred in several of Allen's films, accepted the award on his behalf.

Presenters at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards included Johnny Depp, Ben Affleck, Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, Robert Downey Jr., Emma Thompson, Matt Damon, "American Hustle's" Lawrence, Emma Stone, Jim Carrey, Chris Hemsworth, Niki Lauda, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Seth Meyers, Julie Bowen, Emilia Clarke, Chris O'Donnell, Jimmy Fallon, Melissa McCarthy, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Paula Patton, Jessica Chastain, Liam Neeson, Uma Thurman, Chris Evans, Usher, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Kate Beckinsale, Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore, Christoph Waltz, Laura Dern, Emma Watson, Naomi Watts and Mark Ruffalo.

"American Hustle" is a fictional story inspired by the Abscam politician corruption stings in the 1970s. Although "American Hustle" is primarily a drama, the Golden Globes have put the movie in the Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy categories, where "American Hustle" is nominated for Best Picture. "American Hustle" has some comedic elements, but it's not a straight-out comedy.

"12 Years a Slave," based on the true story/memoir of enslaved Solomon Northup, has been the leading nominee at several awards shows, including the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards and the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards. The Golden Globe nominations for "12 Years a Slave" include Best Motion Picture – Drama

Many people are predicting that "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" will also be leading nominees at the 2014 Academy Awards. Those nominations will be announced on Jan. 16, 2014.

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, with the winners in bold type and asterisked.

MOVIES

Best Motion Picture – Drama
"12 Years A Slave"*
"Captain Phillips"
"Gravity"
"Philomena"
"Rush"

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
"American Hustle"*
"Her"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Nebraska"
"The Wolf Of Wall Street"

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years A Slave"
Idris Elba, "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom"
Tom Hanks, "Captain Phillips"
Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"*
Robert Redford, "All Is Lost"

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"*
Oscar Isaac, "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Joaquin Phoenix, "Her"

Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"*
Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
Judi Dench, "Philomena"
Emma Thompson, "Saving Mr. Banks"
Kate Winslet, "Labor Day"

Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, "American Hustle"*
Julie Delpy, "Before Midnight"
Greta Gerwig, "Frances Ha"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Enough Said"
Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"
Daniel Bruhl, "Rush"
Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle"
Michael Fassbender, "12 Years A Slave"
Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"*

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, "Blue Jasmine"
Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"*
Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years A Slave"
Julia Roberts, "August: Osage County"
June Squibb, "Nebraska"

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"*
Paul Greengrass, "Captain Phillips"
Steve McQueen, "12 Years A Slave"
Alexander Payne, "Nebraska"
David O. Russell, "American Hustle"

Best Screenplay
Spike Jonze, "Her"*
Bob Nelson, "Nebraska"
Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, "Philomena"
John Ridley, "12 Years A Slave"
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, "American Hustle"

Best Original Score
"All Is Lost"*
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
"Gravity"
"The Book Thief"
"12 Years A Slave"

Best Original Song
"Atlas," Coldplay ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire")
"Let It Go," Idina Menzel ("Frozen")
"Ordinary Love," U2 ("Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom")*
"Please Mr. Kennedy," Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver ("Inside Llewyn Davis")
"Sweeter Than Fiction," Taylor Swift ("One Chance")

Best Foreign Language Film
"Blue is the Warmest Color"
"The Great Beauty"*
"The Hunt"
"The Past"
"The Wind Rises"

Best Animated Feature Film
"The Croods"
"Despicable Me 2"
"Frozen"*

TELEVISION

Best Drama Series
"Breaking Bad"*
"Downton Abbey"
"The Good Wife"
"House of Cards"
"Masters of Sex"

Best Actor in a Television Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"*
Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"
Michael Sheen, "Masters of Sex"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
James Spader, "The Blacklist"

Best Actress in a Television Drama Series
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
Taylor Schilling, "Orange is the New Black"
Kerry Washington, "Scandal"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"*

Best Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine"*
"Girls"
"Modern Family"
"Parks and Recreation"

Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series
Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Michael J. Fox, "The Michael J. Fox Show"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Andy Samberg, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"*

Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series
Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"*

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
"American Horror Story: Coven"
"Behind the Candelabra"*
"Dancing on the Edge"
"Top of the Lake"
"White Queen"

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Matt Damon, "Behind the Candelabra"
Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra"*
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Dancing on the Edge"
Idris Elba, "Luther"
Al Pacino, "Phil Spector"

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Helena Bonham Carter, "Burton and Taylor"
Rebecca Ferguson, "The White Queen"
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Helen Mirren, "Phil Spector"
Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake"*

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Josh Charles, "The Good Wife"
Rob Lowe, "Behind the Candelabra"
Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"
Corey Stoll, "House of Cards"
Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan"*

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jacqueline Bisset, "Dancing on the Edge"*
Janet McTeer, "White Queen"
Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"
Monica Potter, "Parenthood"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"

*=winner

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