Jan 14

Golden Globes Winners: Ben Affleck doesn’t need your stupid Oscars

Tag: blinkboxblinkbox @ 11:29 am

Only days after he was snubbed by fellow directors at the Academy Award nominations, Ben Affleck discovered that he no longer craves the respect of those cliquey gossip-mongers at the Academy. After all, who needs an Oscar when you have an awesome group of best friends like the Hollywood Foreign Press Association? And indeed, last night, the HFPA awarded Argo with two of their biggest prizes at the 2013 Golden Globe awards (Best Picture, Drama and Best Director) thus cementing their status as Affleck’s new #1 Bro — replacing Matt Damon who now takes, like, a whole three days to reply to his emails.

As many Hollywood insiders will concede, the Golden Globes aren’t so much awards of any inherent value as much as they are indicators for how the Academy will vote once Oscar season rolls around next month. And judging by how the prizes went last night, the race for Best Picture has no clear front runner: while Lincoln is the odds-on favourite, it won’t be a cakewalk to the podium. Awards pundits had considered Argo to be out of the running after Affleck’s snub in the Best Director category, but it’s very much a contender now alongside Silver Linings Playbook and Les Misérables, which won Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: Tom Hooper’s epic musical provided wins for both Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman while SLP’s Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress in a Comedy, beating out a bunch of old ladies (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith & Meryl Streep).

British winners on the night included Adele (for her theme to Skyfall) and Lincoln‘s Daniel Day Lewis, who is pretty much a shoe-in for every acting award this year. In the television categories, Damian Lewis and Maggie Smith won Globes for their performances this year in Homeland and Downton Abbey respectively.

Here are the winners in the motion picture categories of the 2013 Golden Globes:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

WINNER

Argo

Other Nominees:

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

WINNER

Les Misérables

Other Nominees:

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Moonrise Kingdom

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Silver Linings Playbook

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

WINNER

Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln

Other Nominees:

Richard Gere for Arbitrage

John Hawkes for The Sessions

Joaquin Phoenix for The Master

Denzel Washington for Flight

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

WINNER

Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty

Other Nominees:

Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone

Helen Mirren for Hitchcock

Naomi Watts for The Impossible

Rachel Weisz for The Deep Blue Sea

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

WINNER

Hugh Jackman for Les Misérables

Other Nominees:

Jack Black for Bernie

Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook

Ewan McGregor for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Bill Murray for Hyde Park on Hudson

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

WINNER

Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook

Other Nominees:

Emily Blunt for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Judi Dench for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Maggie Smith for Quartet

Meryl Streep for Hope Springs

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

WINNER

Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained

Other Nominees:

Alan Arkin for Argo

Leonardo DiCaprio for Django Unchained

Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master

Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

WINNER

Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables

Other Nominees:

Amy Adams for The Master

Sally Field for Lincoln

Helen Hunt for The Sessions

Nicole Kidman for The Paperboy

 

Best Director – Motion Picture

WINNER

Ben Affleck for Argo

Other Nominees:

Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty

Ang Lee for Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg for Lincoln

Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained

 

Best Screenplay

WINNER

Django Unchained: Quentin Tarantino

Other Nominees:

Argo: Chris Terrio

Lincoln: Tony Kushner

Silver Linings Playbook: David O. Russell

Zero Dark Thirty: Mark Boal

 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

WINNER

Skyfall: Adele, Paul Epworth(“Skyfall”)

Other Nominees:

Act of Valour: Monty Powell, Keith Urban(“For You”)

The Hunger Games: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T-Bone Burnett(“Safe and Sound”)

Les Misérables: Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer(“Suddenly”)

Stand Up Guys: Jon Bon Jovi(“Not Running Anymore”)

 

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

WINNER

Life of Pi: Mychael Danna

Other Nominees:

Anna Karenina: Dario Marianelli

Argo: Alexandre Desplat

Cloud Atlas: Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer

Lincoln: John Williams

 

Best Animated Film

WINNER

Brave

Other Nominees:

Frankenweenie

Hotel Transylvania

Rise of the Guardians

Wreck-It Ralph

 

Best Foreign Language Film

WINNER

Amour

Other Nominees:

Untouchable

Kon-Tiki

A Royal Affair

Rust and Bone

 

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