The 2013 Golden Globes, hosted by the hilarious Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, occurred tonight in Beverly Hills. The nominations are by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the Globes have a reputation for some of its "wild card" nominations that you don't normally see at the Oscars. Here's a list of the film winners and those that "should have won" (those actors and films I was rooting for to win).
Best Motion Picture - Drama:
Should have won: Argo. This is a huge toss-up, as I enjoyed most of these movies, and Django Unchained is my favorite movie of the year; but Argo was perhaps the best movie.
Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical:
Winner: Les Miserables
Should have won: Silver Linings Playbook. I liked Les Miserables as well but it was a bit long. Both films had great performances, however, as evident by Jennifer Lawrence's win for Best Actress - Comedy/Musical. (see below)
Best Actress - Comedy/Musical:
Winner: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Should have won: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook. She did a great job in the film, which was great largely due to her and Cooper's performances.
Best Actress - Drama:
Winner: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Should have won: Toss-up between Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Helen Mirren (Hitchcock).
Best Actor - Drama:
Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln.
Should have won: Denzel Washington, Flight. Day-Lewis was fabulous as Lincoln but we know he's going to win the Oscar for it anyways, so I would have liked to have seen someone else take home the Golden Globe.
Best Actor - Comedy/Musical:
Winner: Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Should have won: Hugh Jackman. Tough choice between him and Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), though.
Supporting Actress, Motion Picture:
Winner: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables.
Should have won: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables. Gave a great performance and was a great singer in Les Mis as well.
Supporting Actor, Motion Picture:
Winner: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Should have won: Waltz! He was fabulous in Django. My second picks would have been Leo (also Django) or Alan Arkin (Argo).
Best Foreign Language Film:
Should have won: I'll admit that the only one out of the bunch I've seen was The Intouchables, which was great. I do want to see Amour and also Rust and Bone at some point, though.
Best Director, Motion Picture:
Winner: Ben Affleck, Argo
Should have won: Any of these, really. I loved all five of these films.
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture:
Winner: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Should have won: Quentin Tarantino. Django was great - even though it was two and a half hours long, I saw it twice, and it was just as entertaining the second time too.
Best Original Score, Motion Picture:
Winner: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Should have won: Alexandre Desplat, Argo, though John Williams (Lincoln) is also an accomplished composer.
Best Original Song, Motion Picture:
Winner: "Skyfall," by Adele
Should have won: My second choice was Safe and Sound (Taylor Swift, Hunger Games).
Best Animated Feature Film:
Should have won: Any of these except for Brave, which I thought was subpar for a Pixar movie. I will admit I never saw Hotel Transylvania, but the other three (Frankenweenie, Wreck-It Ralph, and Rise of the Guardians) were all fantastic.
What winning films are you happy about, and which do you think should have won?