70th Annual Globes start off awards season

70th Annual Globes start off awards season

Lawrence K. Ho

The cast of Les Misérables gather backstage at the 70th Annual Golden Globe awards.

This year’s Golden Globes were held this past Sunday and were hosted by ‘SNL’ alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Fey and Poehler stole the show with their witty banter and slight jabs at Hollywood’s finest.

In the movies race, Argo and Les Misérables took home multiple awards. Argo took home two awards; Best Director for Ben Affleck and Best Motion Picture, Drama for the film itself. Les Misérables took home three awards; Best Actor, Comedy or Musical for Hugh Jackman, Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway, and Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for the film itself. Other noted winners are Quentin Tarantino for Best Screenplay, and Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress, Comedy or Musical. For soundtracks, Adele won for her original song, “Skyfall” and Mychael Danna won for his score in Life of Pi.

In the television race, Homeland was the clear winner of the night, taking home three awards including Best Series: Drama, Best Actress: Drama for Claire Danes, and Best Actor: Drama for Damian Lewis. The critically acclaimed show Girls won Best Series: Musical or Comedy and creator and star Lena Dunham took home Best Actress: Comedy or Musical. In her acceptance speech, Dunham thanked her fellow nominees, including the nights hosts, for “getting her through middle school”.

Overall, the awards ceremony gave a little bit of preview of what to expect at the Oscars. Usually the Globes serve as a predictor of who is going to win at the Oscars, but you never know what is going to happen this year with the mix of newcomers and veterans.

Complete List of Winners:
Best Motion Picture, Drama: “Argo”
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: “Les Misérables”
Best Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Best Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, “Les Misérables”
Best Director: Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Amour”
Best Animated Film: “Brave”
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”
Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi”
Best Original Song: “Skyfall” (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), “Skyfall”

Best Series, Drama: “Homeland,” Showtime
Best Series, Musical or Comedy: “Girls,” HBO
Best Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Best Actor, Drama: Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Best Miniseries or Movie: “Game Change”
Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Best Supporting Actor: Ed Harris, “Game Change”