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Amy Adams wins Golden Globe Award for 'American Hustle'

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Actress Amy Adams has just won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for her performance in "American Hustle" on Jan. 12, 2014, at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Golden Globe Awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honors the best in television and film. Tonight’s show was hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey live on NBC.

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In her acceptance speech Adams said to director David O. Russell "David you write such amazing roles for women."

Amy Adams plays toe to toe with the fellow scammers played by Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale in David O. Russell's film "American Hustle." Set in the late 1970's this film is loosely based on the Abscam scheme. It is a perfect combination of style, wit and fun.

This is the first Golden Globe win and fifth nomination for actress Amy Adams. Her previous Golden Globe nominations were in:

  • 2013 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for "The Master."
  • 2011 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture "The Fighter."
  • 2009 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture "Doubt."
  • 2008 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical "Enchanted."

Also nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical were:

  • Julie Delpy for "Before Midnight"
  • Greta Gerwig for "Frances Ha"
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "Enough Said"
  • Meryl Streep for "August: Osage County"

"American Hustle" was nominated for 7 Golden Globe Awards this evening, including:

  • Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
  • Best Director - Motion Picture for David O. Russell
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for Christian Bale
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Bradley Cooper
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Jennifer Lawrence
  • Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer

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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com

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