Golden Globes Recap and Review

Golden Globes Recap and Review

January 14
16:44 2013

Preston Barta/Staff Writer

The 70th Annual Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey (“30 Rock”) and Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”), landed in Los Angeles on Sunday night, with several big moments bringing attendees to their feet.

“Saturday Night Live” alums Fey and Poehler set the tone for the evening with a series of hilarious jabs at some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Taking aim at everyone from controversial former host Ricky Gervais, to Taylor Swift and her dating life, to Anne Hathaway, whose role in “Les Misérables” was the perfect setup for some of the night’s jokes.

The best joke of the evening came early on from Poehler, who made a crack at Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker,” 2009) and her marital history. “I haven’t really been following the controversy over ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ but when it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron,” Poehler quipped.

In terms of awards, the night proved successful for many television shows and films. “Argo” and its director, Ben Affleck, nabbed the top prize of the evening for Best Picture – Drama and Best Director. The standing ovation the director received alluded to the industry’s opinion of Affleck’s Oscar nomination snub.

Showtime’s hit television series “Homeland” continued with its award show sweep, taking home Best TV Series – Drama, Best Actor (Damien Lewis) and Best Actress (Claire Danes). HBO and Judd Apatow’s new show “Girls” also had a great evening, winning Best Television Series and Best Actress (Lena Dunham) for Comedy or Musical.

Aside from Fey and Poehler as hosts, some of the night’s other shining moments included Daniel Day-Lewis winning Best Actor – Drama for his phenomenal work in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” Day-Lewis snagged the only award for the political epic. However, Spielberg won big when Bill Clinton introduced the film, which made its mark in history as the only Best Picture nominee to be introduced by a former president.

Much like Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio failed to receive an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in “Django Unchained” last week. However, unlike Affleck, DiCaprio didn’t win a Golden Globe to ease the sting of the snub. The first award of the evening, Best Supporting Actor went to DiCaprio’s co-star Christoph Waltz, who portrayed a witty bounty hunter in the film.

It is a shame that both actors were nominated in the same category because they gave two of the best performances of last year. Personally, I was pleased that Waltz and his writer-director, Tarantino, walked away with two of the night’s top honors.

The Golden Globes this year were entertaining from start to finish, which was mostly due to Fey and Poehler’s wisecracks throughout. Hilarity ensued as the alcohol continued to flow freely along with funny gags, surprise guests and emotional speeches.

A complete list of nominees and winners is below. All the nominated and Globe-winning films are in theaters now, as they are re-released for Oscar consideration.

Best Picture, Drama:
Argo – WINNER
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy:
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables – WINNER
Moonrise Kindgom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director:
Ben Affleck, Argo – WINNER
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Actress, Drama:
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty – WINNER
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Actor, Drama:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln – WINNER
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy:
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables – WINNER
Ewan MCGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy:
Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook – WINNER
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables – WINNER
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Best Supporting Actor:
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained – WINNER

Best Screenplay:
Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained – WINNER
Chris Terrio, Argo

Best Original Score:
Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
Alexandre Desplat, Argo
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimet & Reinhold Heil, Cloud Atlas
Michael Danna, Life of Pi – WINNER
John Williams, Lincoln

Best Original Song:
“For You” from Act of Valor
“Not Running Anymore” from Stand Up Guys
“Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games
“Suddenly” from Les Misérables
“Skyfall” from Skyfall – WINNER

Best Foreign Language Film:
Amour – WINNER
A Royal Affair
The Intouchables
Kon-Tiki
Rust and Bone

Best Animated Feature:
Rise of the Guardians
Brave – WINNER
Frankenweenie
Hotel Transylvania
Wreck-It Ralph

Cecil B. DeMille Award:
Jodie Foster

TELEVISION:
Best Television Comedy or Musical:
The Big Bang Theory
Episodes
Girls – WINNER
Modern Family
Smash

Best Television Drama:
Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
Homeland – WINNER
The Newsroom

Best Miniseries or Television Movie:
Game Change – WINNER
The Girl
Hatfields & McCoys
The Hour
Political Animals

Best Actress, Television Drama:
Connie Britton, “Nashville”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Claire Danes, “Homeland” – WINNER
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Best Actor, Television Drama:
Best Actor, TV Drama Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland – WINNER

Best Actress, Television Comedy Or Musical:
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls – WINNER
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation

Best Actor, Television Comedy Or Musical:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies – WINNER
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Julianne Moore, Game Change – WINNER
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Kevin Costner, Hatfields and McCoys – WINNER
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
Clive Owen, Hemingway and Gellhorn

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey – WINNER
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change – WINNER
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

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