Let me start off by saying: the Golden Globes hold no significance whatsoever. I think it really sealed its fate as the most criticized award show after nominating “The Tourist” for Best Comedy in 2011 (I’ll never get over that one). But regardless of its credibility, the Globes are always a fun watch -- tons of A-listers, great fashion, and plenty of moments worth tweeting about. And with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as the hosts this year, that fun was doubled. The best joke of the night came in the first few minutes, when Poehler mentioned some of the controversy surrounding the torture scenes in Best Drama nominee “Zero Dark Thirty”. She went on to say: “When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron!” ZING! The duo continued their shtick by placing themselves in the audience, dressed as some of the night’s nominees. Their light-hearted comedy was a welcome change for those who loathed previous host Ricky Gervais’ offensive brand of humor. You can check out their hilarious opening monologue here.
As for the winners of the night, almost everything went as expected: Jessica Chastain for Best Actress (Drama), Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor (Drama), Anne Hathaway for Supporting Actress, and Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress (Comedy). One thing that may come as a surprise to many was that “Les Misérables”, which is probably the most polarizing of any of the Best Picture nominees, won the most film awards overall, taking home three Golden Globes including Best Picture (Comedy or Musical), Hugh Jackman for Best Actor (Comedy or Musical), and Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress. As for television, as expected, “Homeland” swept the drama category, winning awards for Best Series, Claire Danes for Best Actress, and Damian Lewis for Best Actor.
Check out the full list of winners below:
Best Drama: "Argo"
Best Comedy or Musical: "Les Misérables"
Best Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, "Les Misérables"
Best Director: Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Amour"
Best Animated Film: "Brave"
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"
Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, "Life of Pi"
Best Original Song: "Skyfall" (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), "Skyfall"
Best Series, Drama: "Homeland," Showtime
Best Series, Musical or Comedy: "Girls," HBO
Best Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Best Actor, Drama: Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Best Miniseries or Movie: "Game Change"
Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys"
Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Best Supporting Actor: Ed Harris, "Game Change"