Golden Globes Winners and Reactions

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What a night! With Tina Fey and Amy Poehler going above and beyond our expectations, more than a few great acceptance speeches, and some unexpected love for Girls, the 70th Golden Globes was easily the best awards show in recent memory. Below you’ll find a list of all the winners, and below that you’ll find some thoughts we have on the whole affair.

 

 

Movies:

Best Picture Drama – Argo

Best Picture Comedy or Musical – Les Miserables

Best Director – Ben Affleck (Argo)

Best Actor Drama – Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln)

Best Actress Drama – Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Actor Comedy or Musical – Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)

Best Actress Comedy or Musical – Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Supporting Actor – Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Best Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

Best Screenplay – Django Unchained

Best Original Song – Adele for “Skyfall” from Skyfall

Best Original Score – Life of Pi

Best Animated Film – Brave

Best Foreign Film – Amour

 

Television:

Best Drama Series – Homeland

Best Comedy Series – Girls

Best Actor Drama – Damian Lewis (Homeland)

Best Actress Drama – Claire Danes (Homeland)

Best Actor Comedy or Musical – Don Cheadle (House of Lies)

Best Actress Comedy or Musical – Lena Dunham (Girls)

Best Mini-Series or TV Movie – Game Change

Best Actor Mini-Series or TV Movie – Kevin Costner (Hatfield & McCoys)

Best Actress Mini-Series or TV Movie – Julianne Moore (Game Change)

Best Supporting Actor – Ed Harris (Game Change)

Best Supporting Actress – Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)

 

One thing is for sure, the Oscar race just got a lot more interesting. Argo beat out such favorites as Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln. Ben Affleck won Best Director, which honestly feels like a big middle finger to the Academy who snubbed him just a few days prior. Django Unchained scored some unexpected awards winnings Best Screenplay and Christoph Waltz winning Best Supporting Actor.

So, now Argo has some new life breathed into it before the Oscars. Should Lincoln have won? Yes, but Affleck deserves his time in the spotlight for this incredible film.

I do not expect Christoph Waltz to win at the Oscars, nor does he deserve to. That honor belongs to either Tommy Lee Jones or Philip Seymour Hoffman. The same goes for Django Unchained for Best Screenplay.

Otherwise the movies didn’t feature too many surprises (although Brave is NOT the best animated movie of the year). Daniel Day Lewis, Jessica Chastain, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway got what they are due, some of whom won’t get the same recognition on Oscar night.

As for television, I did not expect Girls to get as much love as it did! But Lena Dunham is a voice of a generation. Sure, Amy Poehler deserves something for her amazing work on Parks and Recreation, but Dunham is all the rage right now and it should stay that way.

Otherwise, Game Change and Homeland cleaned up as expected. I was hoping for a little nod to Breaking Bad, but I have a feeling that’ll come next year when the voters know it’s their last chance.

As far as the whole show goes, Fey and Poehler were fantastic and if anything needed to be on stage more. There were a couple of long speeches, but mostly this was a fun and fast night, something we can hardly say about any other awards show the last few years. Job well done.

By Matt Dougherty

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