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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Host Globes

Golden Globes: Best Show in Years
The 70th Annual Golden Globes were held on Sunday and it turned out to be the best Golden Globes ceremony I’ve ever watched. Tina Fey & Amy Poehler set the show up on the right note with their uproarious opening monologue. Taking shots at people while still being upbeat and liked by the room. The best joke came at the expense of Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow. Amy: “When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.” Hilarious. They also had another great gag where they added themselves as factor actors to the Actor & Actress TV Movie/Miniseries categories as the stars of the made for television movie: Dog President. (Note to network executives: please make that movie for real.) Jodie Foster received the Cecil B. DeMille award (basically a lifetime achievement) and gave a speech that was beyond fascinating. She touched on her career, the media’s portrayal of her sexuality, reality television and even a coded message to her ailing mother. It was interesting to say the least.

In terms of the winners, they got it mostly right. I was very happy to see Girls pick up two awards for Comedy Series & Actress for Lena Dunham. Dunham gave two great speeches and even thanked Chad Lowe (a dig at Hilary Swank forgetting her husband in her Oscar speech). Homeland swept the Drama side but somehow didn’t manage to get Mandy Patinkin a win.

On the film side, Argo picked up wins for Picture Drama & Director. I would say it’s the definite frontrunner for the Oscar…but let’s not forget that Affleck was snubbed in Director there. If Affleck also picks up the DGA award, that Director race is going to be insane. Daniel Day-Lewis picked up another win and virtually sealed up that third Oscar. Jessica Chastain & Jennifer Lawrence both won Actress again, keeping it split. SAG & BAFTA should clear up that race, but there’s also Emmanuelle Riva to consider at the Oscars. Christoph Waltz threw a major wrench into Supporting Actor with his win tonight. The precursors have been split all over the place in that category. Waltz isn’t even nominated for SAG so that won’t help anybody. Anne Hathaway won another Supporting Actress and is the safest bet to win the Oscar next to Daniel Day-Lewis. The Oscar race is still pretty open in every other category and that makes things more interesting.

70th Annual Golden Globe Award Winners

Best Picture – Drama:
Argo

Best Actor – Drama:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress – Drama:
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Picture – Comedy/Musical:
Les Miserables

Best Actor – Comedy/Musical:
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Best Actress – Comedy/Musical:
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actor:
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress:
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Best Director:
Ben Affleck, Argo

Best Screenplay:
Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino

Best Animated Feature:
Brave – Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman

Best Foreign-Language Film:
Amour – Michael Haneke

Best Score:
Life of Pi – Mychael Danna

Best Original Song:
Skyfall – “Skyfall” – Adele & Paul Epworth

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TELEVISION

Best Drama Series:
Homeland

Best Actor – Drama Series:
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Actress – Drama Series:
Claire Danes, Homeland

Best Comedy Series:
Girls

Best Actor – Comedy Series:
Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Best Actress – Comedy Series:
Lena Dunham, Girls

Best TV Movie/Miniseries:
Game Change

Best Actor – TV Movie/Miniseries:
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Best Actress – TV Movie/Miniseries:
Julianne Moore, Game Change

Best Supporting Actor – Series, TV Movie or Miniseries:
Ed Harris, Game Change

Best Supporting Actress – Series, TV Movie or Miniseries:
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

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