January 14, 2013 by thedavidryan
Golden Globes 2013
Last night marked one of the biggest nights in the US award season calendar, the 2013 Golden Globes.
It was a night filled with winners and losers and unfortunately it was a night that wasn’t broadcast live on UK television. Therefore, being the good natured showbiz Robin Hood that I am, I thought I’d trim the glamorous fat and share the key talking points from last night’s extravaganza.
Golden Globes 2013 – Television:
Homeland once again cleaned up at an award show, with the hit series taking home the Golden Globe for best Drama TV Series, along with the Best Actor in a TV Series for star Damian Lewis and the Best Actress in a TV Series honour for his onscreen partner Claire Danes. Homeland’s phenomenal success continues to go from strength to strength and with the explosive ending of season two still fresh in people’s mind, it’s no surprise that the Showtime gem continues to clean up.
Other winners were Britain’s own Maggie Smith, who won the Golden Globe for Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie, thanks to her role in the acclaimed Downton Abbey. Also Don Cheadle won the award for Actor in TV Comedy Series thanks to his work on the relatively new series House of Lies. All TV winners are listed below:
TV Series, Drama: Homeland
Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change
TV Movie or Miniseries: Game Change
Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie: Ed Harris, Game Change
Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Actor in TV Series, Comedy: Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Actress in a TV Series, Comedy: Lena Dunham, Girls
TV Series, Comedy: Girls
Golden Globes 2013 – Movie:
Djanjo Unchained earned a slew of Golden Globe prizes at the awards event last night. The sensational Christoph Waltz earned the Supporting Actor in a Drama Motion Picture gong, beating his co-star Leonardo DiCaprio to the prize. Djanjo Unchained’s success didn’t stop there, as the Screenplay, Motion Picture accolade went to Djanjo Unchained creator and director, Quentin Tarantino.
The biggest movie winner of the night though went to Les Misérables, who took home the Golden Globe for Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Supporting Actress in Motion Picture for Anne Hathaway and Actor in Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for Hugh Jackman.
Ben Affleck had a night to remember, as his Iran hostage thriller Argo was a surprise Best Director and Best Drama winner, beating out the Civil War blockbuster Lincoln, which had emerged as an awards-season favourite. Lincoln did however receive a worthy Actor in Motion Picture, Drama Golden Globe for acclaimed English star Daniel Day-Lewis. All movie winners are listed below:
Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Supporting Actress in Motion Picture: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Actor in Motion Picture, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Actress in Motion Picture, Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Director, Motion Picture: Ben Affleck, Argo
Motion Picture, Drama: Argo
Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Actor in Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Les Misérables
Screenplay, Motion Picture: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Foreign-Language Film: Amour (Austria)
Animated Feature Film: Brave
Cecil B. DeMille Award: Jodie Foster
Golden Globes 2013 – Controversy
What is a Golden Globe award ceremony without a bit of controversy right? Step forward Jodie Foster. While accepting her Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, the intensely private actress, 50, astonished the crowd in attendance and viewers at home, by delivering a truly memorable acceptance speech. Throughout her speech Foster touched on her undisclosed sexuality, her mothers ill health and her incredible forty seven years in front of the unforgiving limelight. You can see the startling but moving acceptance speech below:
There we have it, I’ve just saved you hours of inane Ryan Seacrest rambling and over the top American spectacle, with my highlights of last night’s 2013 Golden Globes. Do you agree with the winners or do you think your favourite movie or TV show was robbed? Let me know in the comments section below!