Going in to the 2013 Golden Globes on Sunday night, "Lincoln" seemed to be the favorite to run away with all of the big awards but it didn't quite work out that way for the Spielberg epic. Instead it was "Argo" that ended up stealing the former President's thunder, winning Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Director for Ben Affleck.
"Les Misérables" won three awards on the night, two acting awards, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress; as well as Best Picture Comedy or Musical. But it didn't win Best Song. That honor went to Adele's "Skyfall". Go figure.
One of the best lines of the night came early when Amy Poehler introduced Kathryn Bigelow, saying “When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.” But that was about it from the hosts -- Tina Fey was Poehler's co-host. The two former SNL funny ladies came out for a fairly long and even less funny opening monologue but were nowhere to be found after that.
There were a lot of fantastic movies in 2012 and it seemed the Hollywood Foreign Press seemed to agree, as one movie didn't really dominate. Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for "Silver Linings PlayBook", bragging that she, "beat Meryl". Hugh Jackman won Best Actor in a Drama for "Les Misérables" joining his superhero co-star Anne Hathaway, who won Best Supporting Actress.
To no one's surprise, Daniel Day Lewis won Best Actor in a Drama for "Lincoln", while Jessica Chastain won Best Actress for "Zero Dark Thirty". The story of the night though might have been Ben Affleck winning Best Director for "Argo". This past week, Affleck failed to earn an Academy Award nomination despite months of critical praise.
Quentin Tarantino's slavery western "Django Unchained" got a little attention as well when Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Dr. King Schultz. Tarantino also won a Golden Globe of his own for the "Django" screenplay.
One of the weidest and most uncomfortable moments of the night came during Jodie Foster's acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which was presented to her by Robert Downey, Jr. During the speech, she said she wanted to make an announcement and just when it seemed like the actress-director was going to come out of the closet on worldwide television, she instead she was single and went into a ramble about privacy and growing up in Hollywood. She's right. It's no one's business. Still, it was weird and awkward.
Check out the winners for the 2013 Golden Globes, movie style.
Best Motion Picture -- Drama
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture -- Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -- Drama
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Motion Picture -- Comedy Or Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -- Comedy Or Musical
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture -- Comedy Or Musical
Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Best Director -- Motion Picture
Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Best Screenplay -- Motion Picture
"Django Unchained", Quentin Tarantino
Best Original Score -- Motion Picture
"Life of Pi", Michael Danna
Best Original Song -- Motion Picture
“Skyfall” (music and lyrics by Adel and Paul Epworth), "Skyfall"
Best Animated Film
Best Foreign Language Film
"Amour" -- Austria
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