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2014 Golden Globe Award winners: 'American Hustle' comes out on top

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards were full of surprises that made the numerous people in attendance take notice his year.

Jennifer Lawrence during her acceptance speech at The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Jennifer Lawrence during her acceptance speech at The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler during their 2014 Golden Globes opening monologue.
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While most of the surprises of the evening came from the various television categories, there were many surprises in the motion picture categories as well. Among the surprise was Amy Adams taking home her first globe win for Best Actress over Meryl Streep. With the latter actress earning twenty-eight nominations and eight wins over her impressive career.

The other two big surprises of the evening involved the Best Actor categories. While most felt that Chiwetel Ejiofor was a no brainer this award season, Matthew McConaughey taking home best actor in a drama. And fans of Leonardo DiCaprio have a newfound hope for a best actor nod this upcoming Thursday from The Academy, taking home the globe last night for best actor in a musical or comedy.

"12 Years a Slave" took home Best Motion Picture, while Alfonso Cuaron took home the globe in the Best Director category for his hit film "Gravity" this past year. "American Hustle" came out on top taking home three awards.

The following are the motion picture winners of the evening:

Best Motion Picture in a Drama
• "12 Years a Slave"
Other Nominees:
• "Captain Phillips"
• "Gravity"
• "Philomena"
• "Rush"

Best Actress in a Drama
• Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Other Nominees:
• Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
• Judi Dench, Philomena"
• Emma Thompson, "Saving Mr. Banks"
• Kate Winslet, "Labor Day"

Best Actor in a Drama
• Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Other Nominees:
• Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
• Idris Elba, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
• Tom Hanks, "Captain Phillips"
• Robert Redford, "All is Lost"

Best Motion Picture in a Comedy or Musical
• "American Hustle"
Other Nominees:
• "Her"
• "Inside Llewyn Davis"
• "Nebraska"
• "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy
• Amy Adams, "American Hustle"
Other Nominees:
• Julie Delpy, "Before Midnight"
• Greta Gerwig, "Frances Ha"
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Enough Said"
• Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy
• Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Other Nominees:
• Christian Bale, "American Hustle"
• Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
• Oscar Isaac, "Inside Llewyn Davis"
• Joaquin Phoenix, "Her"

Best Animated Feature Film
• "Frozen"
Other Nominees:
• "The Croods"
• "Despicable Me 2"

Best Foreign Language Film
• "The Great Beauty"
Other Nominees:
• "Blue is the Warmest Color"
• "The Hunt"
• "The Past"
• "The Wind Rises"

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

Best Supporting Actor
• Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Other Nominees:
• Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"
• Daniel Brühl, "Rush"
• Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle"
• Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave"

Best Director
• Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"
Other Nominees:
• Paul Greengrass, "Captain Phillips"
• Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"
• Alexander Payne, "Nebraska"
• David O. Russell, "American Hustle"

Best Screenplay
• Spike Jonze, "Her"
Other Nominees:
• 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
• Alex Ebert, "All is Lost"
Other Nominees:
• Alex Heffes, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
• Steven Price, "Gravity"
• John Williams, "The Book Thief"
• Hans Zimmer, "12 Years a Slave"

Best Original Song
• "Ordinary Love," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
Other Nominees:
• "Atlas," "Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
• "Let It Go," "Frozen"
• "Please Mr. Kennedy," "Inside Llewyn Davis"
• "Sweeter Than Fiction," "One Chance"

The Cecil B. DeMille Award
•Woody Allen

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards were held at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 12, 2013, by NBC. The event was co-hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

For those interested in viewing the aforementioned features in Austell the safe bets are always Carmike Cinemas Movies 14 and Regal Stadium 22 in Austell. If there is a film not showing at one of those locations, please click here for other various locations.

Also remember, some of these films are currently available for rental. If you are interested in renting any of the films mentioned from last year, make sure to check Videodrome, Netflix, or movie channels based upon your cable or satellite provider for availability.

To purchase any Blu-rays or DVDs mentioned in this review please check out your local Austell Best Buy, Walmart, Target, or Kmart.

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