By Julie D. Griffin
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards of 2013 a celebration of film and television actors, actresses, producers, directors and a host of others, all came together for one evening of the gala at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The initial host nominees, Tina Faye and Amy Poehler opened up the evening by noting the Hollywood Foreign press Association for the entertainment event. Just some of the guests included double nominee Lena Dunham and Catherine Bigelow of Zero Dark Thirty, and Anne Hathaway, whose stunning performance in Les Mis'erables was greatly noted.
Daniel Day Louis who the announcers said starred in his first role in a Steven Spielberg film as the child who played E.T. won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture Drama for his portral of President Abraham Lincoln in the film by that same name, Lincoln. Bradley Cooper and Kaye Hudson announced the first category, of Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture, including Leonardo DiCaprio who played a role unlike most of his good boy roles, plays a brutal and sadistic plantation slave driver and owner as Mr. Candie of DJango Unchained. Most of the films highlighted at the event either present productions in theaters now or most recently prior to. Christoph Waltz, also of DJango won the Golden Globe Award for this category. Very excited about winning the award, "Let me gasp," he remarked. The actor called his experience an incredible journey and thanked a host of many, especially foremost Jamie Fox and DiCapprio and dubbed his award an accolade. Likely referrring to not only his producer and director and even entire cast he said, "The north star is that one."
Following, Kerry Washington and Dennis Quade from Vegas named the winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress For A Series Or A Mini Series Or Television Movie as Maggie Smith for Downton Abbie, Season 2. The two accepted the award on her behalf and announced a long standing Hollywood tradition. The producer and star of House of Lies, which premiered in January of 2012 announced Miss and Mr. Golden Globe as the philanthropist Sam Fox, the son of Michael J. Fox, and the daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher, actress Francessca Eastwood. The winner of Best Series, Best Mini Series Or Television Movie, the Golden Globe for this award as going to outside of Game Change, the phenomenal crew was commended for all of their hard work on the series.
Best Actress For A Mini Series Or Television Movie, Julianne Moore of Game Change gave a classy and simple thank-you for a wonderful experience, and to Bart for 17 wonderful years and a host of others including Tina Fey and Katie Couric and Katherine Zena Jones. The film described as representative of a historical slice of life and a French conflict between right and wrong, Les Mis'erables referred to as 'a concept of redemption' won The Golden Globe For Best Motion Picture Comedy Or Musical.
The Hunger Games, compared on one parody as the process used to select the president of the H.F.P.A., The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a selective group of journalists who cover the United States entertainment industry, the current president, Aida Takla-O’Reilly, called the audience before her on this wonderful evening the greatest talent in television and cinema. She said, "As I disappear into the Delta Twilight, I will never forget the chance I had to work with you." Humorously and in a warm wave of a sense of humor, she wound up her speech by saying, "Call Me Baby,"
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, described as a luxury development and a golden years retirement place, retired persons go to live in a place like Florida, except with a lot more elephants. 'Light, colors, smiles. It teaches me something." The winner of the next Golden Globe, Damian Lewis, of Homeland especially thanked those sweltering it out in the heat in North Carolina, referring of course to his crew. He also thanked Showtime and the Fox network, as well as his wife Helen for her long years of consistent devotion. He also gave great appreciation to those who supported him as a drama student, as well as his proud mum looking down from above.
Following, the announcers congratulated Executive Producer, Alex Ganza for his Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series, Drama of Homeland. He spoke of Claire Danes, who worked even at eight months pregnant, holding a steel pipe being chased down a drainage tunnel' at three o;clock in the morning and weathered the storms of filming no matter what. He commended along with others Fox 21 as well as the cast and crew, writers who he described as unbelievable. Howard thanked Alex and Vic Rosen and Showtime for the chance to do something very proud to be a part of as well as the difference made throughout the promotions during the first season of the series.
John Goodman and real life C.I.A. agent and a participant of the 1979 U.S. covert operative to retrieve American hostages from Tehran, Tony Mendez announced the film, the most important film of the kind ever made, Argo, the fictitious film designed by the government to bring hostages home, Hollywood was used as an actual basis to do this real live Mission Impossible mission. One of the noted quotes of the film, "Suicide missions have better odds than this," seemed expressed during the trailer of the film shown during the ceremony.
Musical categories began with Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham announcing the Best Original Score For Motion Picture. Michael Denna won the Golden Globe award for his compositions while working with Life of Pi. He made a point of sharing the award with Director Ang Lee. Music star Yoshiki brought the Golden Globe to the stage. Denna called the film, "A beautiful special film, film of a lifetime." He added, "Thank you for guiding us all to shore so safely." Working with Fox he said is like working with family. He thanked his wife for years of constant patience, support, and love. He ended by thanking his parents for giving him the gift of music
"As the worst next door neighbor you can possibly imagine," Kevin Costner in The Hatfields and the McCoys, the announcers pegged as the first nominee of the Golden Globe Award for a Mini Series or Motion Picture Made For Television. His 2nd Golden Globe award and his fifth nomination, his presence usually brings to mind the famed Dances With Wolves, a film about a man deserted at a fort in pioneer days to survive or not. He recalled one memorable night celebrating the work and life of Gregory Peck and as an unknown actor. "Short walk and long career. A dream for sure." He called this, "Highlighting the films and performances people might otherwise not see."
Afterwards, prior United States President Bill Clinton made a brief appearance and amidst a gentle sea of faces, one of which stood out, Helen Hunt, and progressed to make a brief political speech starting of course with reference to the film, Lincoln. Principal and compromise, he said savor a brilliant film that shows how the extraordinary President Abraham Lincoln worked to abolish slavery.
Anne Hatheway thanked her fearless cast and crew along with the Hollywood Foreign Press for her Golden Globe Award while telling the audience about the flaw of type casting. She used Sally Field and her growth from the The Flying Nun who grew up to be Norma Rae and even the present First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln as an example of this.
Amanda Seyfied of Mama Mia (Meryl Streep) fame and Twilight series star Robert Pattinson announced together the Best Screenplay For A Motion Picture with themes for the nominated films including everything from exploring political secrecies to diplomatic procedure to mental illness, and the horrors of slavery, and even a revolutionary rescue mission. The two presented the Golden Globe Award for this category to Quenten Tarantino of DJango Unchained. "Everything went well and you have the actors." More importantly, he elaboraed on how he hears what to write through the ears of who he referred to as his group of friends who he reads his script to and who help him to know more about what to write this way.
Finally, but not last, nor least along with only some of the highlights of the awards here, Jeremy Irons, the star of Fortune and two time Golden Glober winner presented just a few literary themes for the film Salmon Fishing In The Yemen which he called the basis of sport fishing in the desert British style. "The result," he called, "A beguiling tale of fly fishing, political spinning, unexpected heroics, and late blooming love and an attempt to prove the impossible possible. In addition, while outlining all of the details of the awards ceremony too lengthy to fully cover here, and while every single attendee of the gala event is worthy of coverage, it is not possible to tell all of the details here.