- Affleck won Best Director and Best Motion Picture Drama for Iran hostage thriller Argo
- Les Miserables topped the movie category with three big wins, including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
- Its stars Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman took home Best Supporting Actress and Best Actor
- Argo and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained tied for two
- Homeland and Game Change were TV favourites with three wins each
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His Iran hostage thriller Argo was a surprise best drama winner at Sunday’s Golden Globes, beating out the Civil War epic Lincoln, which had emerged as an awards-season favourite.
Argo also claimed the directing prize for Ben Affleck, a prize that normally bodes well for an Academy Award win – except he missed out on an Oscar nomination this time.
And as he took the stage to claim the prizes, there was one woman to whom he had immense thanks for supporting him throughout the trials of its production: his wife, Jennifer Garner.
Scroll down for videos and full list of winners…
Victory is his! It was a double win for Ben Affleck at the Golden Globes on Sunday after his film Argo won Best Motion Picture Drama. He also scooped the Best Director gong
Tribute: Jennifer looked bashful as Ben credited her for his success
Loving couple: Affleck grabbed Garner for a quick kiss, and thanked her when he made his speech for Best Director
‘I want to thank my wife who is the reason why I’m standing here,’ he said after giving her a kiss and claiming the prize.
‘I adore you. I love you so much. Thanks for sitting through this. You are my everything. Thank you,’ he added.
Affleck’s now in an unusual position
during Hollywood’s long awards season, taking home the top filmmaking
trophy at the second-highest film honors knowing he does not have a shot
at an Oscar.
And the night left Argo taking home
the top prize at the Globes but standing as a longshot for best picture
at the February 24 Oscars, where films almost never win if their directors
are not nominated.
Loving couple: Affleck grabbed Garner for a quick kiss, and thanked her when he made his speech for Best Director
Power couple: Affleck and Garner walk the red carpet in Beverly Hills before the awards ceremony
VIDEO Affleck gushing about wife Jennifer Garner in acceptance speech
Cast call: Affleck with the cast and crew of Argo, including George Clooney, far right, and producer Grant Heslov holding the award onstage
In a breathless, rapid-fire speech,
Affleck gushed over the names of other nominees presenter Halle Berry
had read off: Steven Spielberg for Lincoln, Ang Lee for Life of Pi,
Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty and Quentin Tarantino for Django
‘Look, I don’t care what the award
is. When they put your name next to the names she just read off, it’s an
extraordinary thing in your life,’ Affleck said.
Luckily Garner, who presented an award after her husband’s win, was able to thank some people Affleck forgot to mention.
It’s all mine! Jennifer Lawrence boasted about beating acting legend Meryl Streep as she took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical
Thrilled: Lawrence won as best actress in a musical or comedy for her role as a troubled widow in a shaky new relationship
Lady in red: The actress wowed in a flowing scarlet dress for her big night
VIDEO I beat Meryl! Jennifer entertained the crowds with her speech
Mark you calendars: Jennifer outside the event held at the Beverly Hilton hotel. The Globes is one of the biggest nights in showbiz and comes a month ahead of the Oscars
It was the second time in a week that Affleck won a best directing award and referred to the snub.
When picking up his Critics’ Choice
Best Director Award on January 10, the first thing Affleck uttered was:
‘I’d like to thank the Academy. I’m kidding, I’m kidding.’
Affleck has also been nominated for the best director award this year by the Director’s Guild of America.
Argo tells the bizarre story of how
in 1980 the CIA – with Canadian help – sprang a group of Americans from
Iran after they escaped a US embassy overrun by protestors. The film is based on real-life events.
AND THE WINNERS ARE: FULL LIST OF AWARDS FOR 2013 GOLDEN GLOBES
Motion Picture, Drama: Argo
Actor, Motion Picture Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Actress, Motion Picture Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Les Miserables
Actor, Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Director, Motion Picture: Ben Affleck, Argo
Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement: Jodie Foster
Actress, TV Musical or Comedy: Lena Dunham, Girls
Animated Film: Brave
Actress, TV Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Foreign Language Film: Amour, from Austria
Actor, TV Musical or Comedy: Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Screenplay, Motion Picture: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Supporting Actress, Motion Picture: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Ed Harris, Game Change
Actress, Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Actor, Miniseries or TV Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Original Song, Motion Picture: Skyfall (music & lyrics by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth), Skyfall
Original Score, Motion Picture: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Series, TV Drama: Homeland
TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Girls
Actor, TV Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Actress, Miniseries or TV Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change
Miniseries or TV Movie: Game Change
Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Supporting Actor, Motion Picture: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Thank yous: British actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for Lincoln while Jessica Chastain won Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Zero Dark Thirty
Osama Bin Laden film: Chastain in character as a CIA operative in Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow
You win some, you lose some: Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, but the film lost out on the top honour of the night
At the Golden Globes on Sunday evening, Les Miserables also stepped out as a big winner.
The film was named best musical or comedy, while Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway claimed acting prizes.
Besides the three wins for Les
Miserables and two for Argo, the show was a mixed bag, with awards
spreads around a number of films. Lincoln came in leading with seven
nominations but lost all but one, for Daniel Day-Lewis as best actor in
the title role of Lincoln.
‘If I had this on a timeshare basis
with my wonderful gifted colleagues, I might just hope to keep it for
one day of the year, and I’d be happy with that,’ said Day-Lewis, who
previously won a Globe for There Will Be Blood and is a two-time Oscar
winner with a strong shot at a third.
We did it! Anne Hathaway with cast and crew of Les Miserables accepting the award for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Awards galore: Hathaway also won a Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture gong for her role in the film while co-star Hugh Jackman picked up the award for Best Actor award in the Comedy or Musical category
Silver screen: Jackman and Hathaway in character in the Tom Hooper directed musical film
Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain won the Globe for dramatic actress as a CIA agent obsessively pursuing Bin Laden.
Other acting prizes went to Jennifer
Lawrence as best musical or comedy actress for the oddball romance
Silver Linings Playbook and Christoph Waltz as supporting actor for the
slave-revenge tale Django Unchained.
Les Miserables, the musical based on
Victor Hugo’s classic novel earned Jackman the Globe for musical or
comedy actor as tragic hero Jean Valjean. Hathaway won supporting
actress as a single mom forced into prostitution.
‘Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forevermore use as a weapon against self-doubt,’ Hathaway said.
Stunned: Hathaway’s win came for her role as a doomed single mother in the big-screen adaptation of the stage musical
Big kiss! The actress celebrated her win with a PDA moment with her husband Adam Shulman
Jackman was a bit hoarse from the flu, but his Globe win seemed to be the right antidote.
‘I was kicking myself for not getting the flu shot, but it appears that you don’t need one. I feel great,’ Jackman said.
But when it comes to Hollywood’s
highest honours, Les Miserables already has a big obstacle, also failing
to earn a best-director slot for filmmaker Tom Hooper at the February
Last Thursday’s Oscar nominations
held some shockers, including the omission of Affleck from the directing
lineup, along with fellow Globe nominee Bigelow. Bigelow and Affleck
also were nominated for top honors by the Directors Guild of America,
whose contenders usually match up closely with the Oscar field.
Big win: Hathaway and co-star Amanda Seyfriend hugged on stage as Les Mis took home the gong for Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Les Miserables cast call: Celebrating their win for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical backstage
Presenting duties: Earlier in the night Amanda Seyfried and Robert Pattinson presented an award together onstage
Former President Bill Clinton
upstaged Hollywood’s elite with a surprise appearance to introduce
Spielberg’s Civil War epic Lincoln, which was up for best drama. The
film chronicles Abraham Lincoln’s final months as he tries to end the
war and find common ground in a divided Congress to pass the 13th
Amendment abolishing slavery.
‘Lincoln’s effort was forged in a
cauldron of both principle and compromise,’ Clinton said. ‘This
brilliant film shows us how he did it and gives us hope that we can do
Amy Poehler, co-host of the Globes
with Tina Fey, gushed afterward, ‘Wow, what an exciting special guest!
That was Hillary Clinton’s husband!’
Lawrence won as best actress in a
musical or comedy for her role as a troubled widow in a shaky new
relationship. The Globe winners in musical or comedy categories often
aren’t factors at the Oscars, which tend to favour heavier dramatic
Honoured: Claire Danes won Best Actress in a Television Drama for Homeland
On a roll: The Globe is Danes’ fourth since her first win at age 15, seen here arriving to the backstage area
Best Actor: Damian Lewis was also delighted to pick up a gong for Homeland
Cleaning up: Executive Producer Alex Gansa, foreground center, accepting the award for best TV drama series for Homeland
But Silver Linings Playbook is a
crowd-pleasing comic drama with deeper themes than the usual comedy. And
Lawrence – a 2010 Oscar nominee for her breakout film Winter’s Bone who
shot to superstardom with The Hunger Games – delivers a nice mix of
humor and melancholy.
‘What does this say? I beat Meryl,’
Lawrence joked as she looked at her award, referring to fellow nominee
and multiple Globe winner Meryl Streep. Lawrence went on to thank her
mother for believing in her and her father for making her maintain a
sense of humor.
Waltz won supporting actor for his role as a genteel bounty hunter who takes on an ex-slave as apprentice.
Thank you! Julianne Moore, who portrayed Sarah Palin, earned Best Actress honors for a miniseries or movie for Game Change
Stunning: Moore’s Game Change also earned the Golden Globe as best television miniseries
The win was Waltz’s second
supporting-actor prize at the Globes, both of them coming in Tarantino
films. Waltz’s violent but paternal and polite Django character is a
sharp contrast to the wickedly bloodthirsty Nazi he played in his Globe
and Oscar-winning role in Tarantino’s 2009 tale Inglourious Basterds.
‘Let me gasp,’ said Waltz, whose
competition included Django co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. ‘Quentin, you
know that my indebtedness to you and my gratitude knows no words.’
Tarantino won the screenplay prize
for Django Unchained. He thanked his cast and also the group of friends
to whom he reads work-in-progress for reaction.
First win: Adele won her first ever Golden Globe for her theme song for the Bond film Skyfall
Prized: Adele thanked her ‘lovely son’ and kissed her Golden Globe in the press room
VIDEO Adele dedicates Globes win to new son…
‘You guys don’t know how important
you are to my process. I don’t want input. I don’t want you to tell me
if I’m doing anything wrong. Heavens forbid,’ Tarantino said. ‘When I
read it to you, I hear it through your ears, and it lets me know I’m on
the right track.’
The Scottish tale Brave won for best
animated film. It was the sixth win for Disney’s Pixar Animation unit in
the seven years since the Globes added the category.
Austrian director Michael Haneke’s
old-age love story Amour, a surprise best-picture nominee for the
Oscars, won the Globe for foreign-language film. The top prize winner at
last May’s Cannes Film Festival, Amour is a grim yet moving portrait of
an elderly woman tended by her husband as she is incapacitated by age.
The evening’s hosts: Amy Poehler, with co-host Tina Fey, had a quip about television vs. film at the Globes, where the small-screen category typically takes a backseat to the big-screen nominees
A toast! Amy and Tina lifted a glass on stage during a skit
They’re beautiful, too! The actresses walked the red carpet before taking to the stage
VIDEO Tina and Amy’s Anne Hathaway porn joke…
Pop star Adele and co-writer Paul Epworth won for best song for their theme tune to the James Bond adventure Skyfall.
‘Oh, my God!’ Adele gushed
repeatedly, before offering gratitude to the group that presents the
Globes. ‘I’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. I never thought
I’d say that.’
The prize for musical score went to Mychael Danna for the lost-at-sea tale Life of Pi.
Show hosts Fey and Poehler, who
co-starred in the 2008 big-screen comedy Baby Mama, had a friendly
rivalry at the Globes. Both were nominated for best actress in a TV
comedy series, Fey for 30 Rock and Poehler for Parks and Recreation.
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino said he was surprised to win for Django Unchained while Christoph Waltz was the winner of the Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in the movie
Co-star: Leonardo was also nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in Django, but lost out to Waltz
‘Tina, I just want to say that I very much hope that I win,’ Poehler told Fey at the start of the show.
‘Thank you. You’re my nemesis. Thank you,’ Fey replied.
Neither won. Lena Dunham claimed the comedy series Globe for Girls.
After that, Fey and Poehler showed up on stage with cocktail glasses, Fey joking that it was time to start drinking.
‘Everyone’s getting a little loose now that we’re all losers,’ Poehler said.
Revered: Jodie Foster won the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime achievement Award
Elated: Jodie laughed as Mel Gibson presented her with a bizarre platter over dinner
Cheering: Mel Gibson whistled from the crowd
Among other TV winners, Julianne
Moore won a best-actress Globe for her role as Sarah Palin in Game
Change, which also was picked as best TV miniseries or movie and earned
Ed Harris a supporting-actor prize.
Best actor in a miniseries or movie
went to Kevin Costner for Hatfields & McCoys.
Homeland was named
best TV drama series, and its stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis
received the dramatic acting awards. Maggie Smith won as supporting
actress for Downton Abbey.
Overwhelmed: Lena Dunham won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Girls
Making a cameo: Former President Bill Clinton introduced Lincoln and got a standing ovation from the crowd
Standing ovation: Once the room settled down, Clinton got down to business, describing the Spielberg-directed Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the beloved 16th president