Golden Globes: The best one yet?
Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 00:01
The 2013 awards season kicked off Sunday night with the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. The drinks were steadily flowing, and it was a joyous night for everyone - except Taylor Swift. The evening started with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler being their usual genius, comedic selves. Clever jabs and puns flew higher than the bird’s nest on Helena Bonham Carter’s head (who looked surprisingly normal last night). In fact, they were so brilliant that Fey was able to seamlessly transform into Johnny Depp mid program.
The big-screen winners of the evening were “Les Misérables,” “Argo” and “Django Unchained.” “Game Change,” “Girls” and “Homeland” took home the most awards in the television categories.
I dreamed a dream that Anne Hathaway won a Golden Globe. It comes as no surprise, then, that Hathaway took home the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Fantine in “Les Misérables.”
“Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forevermore use as a weapon against self-doubt,” Hathaway said in her acceptance speech.
Hathaway also thanked Sally Field for her contributions to the industry and her ability to break away from Hollywood typecasting, something Hathaway has been striving to do since her role as Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi, Princess of Genovia in “The Princess Diaries.”
“Les Misérables” also took home the award for Best Picture, Comedy or Musical. In addition, Hugh Jackman won Best Actor, Comedy or Musical for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in the big-screen version of the classic Broadway show.
Jennifer Lawrence received the Golden Globe for Best Actress, Comedy or Musical for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook.” She began her speech by shouting triumphantly, “I beat Meryl,” referring to Meryl Streep, who was not present due to illness. The line was actually a reference to the comedy “The First Wives Club,” which got lots of attention on Twitter. People were about ready to send her to the Hunger Games for her joke.
Daniel-Day Lewis won Best Actor in Motion Picture, Drama for the role of Abraham Lincoln in “Lincoln” and Jessica Chastain won the female equivalent for “Zero Dark Thirty.”
Adele received the Best Original Song award for “Skyfall,” which appeared in the James Bond flick “Skyfall”. This was the first Golden Globe for the British musical sensation. As usual, Taylor Swift found a way to make the moment all about her. Swift, who did not win for her collaboration with The Civil Wars on “The Hunger Games” soundtrack, had a rather sour look on her face after the announcement. Perhaps we can expect Swift to release a single called, “The One That Got Away” in a few weeks as a response to her first loss since her last boyfriend, which was probably several hours prior.
With what some are calling the best Golden Globes ever, it is safe to say that the night did not disappoint. Next up on the awards show express is the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 27.
Golden Globes Winners:
Motion Picture, Drama: “Argo”
Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: “Les Misérables”
Actor in Motion Picture, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Actress in Motion Picture, Drama: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Actor in Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, “Les Misérables”
Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
Supporting Actress in Motion Picture: Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
Director, Motion Picture: Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Screenplay, Motion Picture: Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”
Foreign Language Film: “Amour” (Austria)
Animated Feature Film: “Brave”
Original Score, Motion Picture: Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi”