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Golden Globes 2013 Winners Increase Speculation for Academy Awards

Reka Forgach

Anne Hathaway and her fellor "Les Mis" crew walk home with most gold at this years Golden Globes

This Year’s Golden Globe Winners were a Mixed Bag, Leading Increased Speculation About Oscar Winners

The Golden Globe awards ceremony once again paves the way for the upcoming Oscars by shedding some light on potential winning nominees and critics’ choice.  This year the Globes’ audience enjoyed the hilarious observations of hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who really raised the comedic bar with quips like, “Only at the Golden Globes do the beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the rat-faced people of television.” Or on their infamous predecessor, “As Ricky Gervais found out the hard way, when you run afoul of the Hollywood Foreign Press, they make you host this show two more times,” deliverd in the duo’s classic innocent cheery conviction.

“Les Miserables” led the pack at this year’s Golden Globes with three awards, including Best Comedy or Musical, Best Supporting Actress awarded to Anne Hathaway as Fantine, and Best Actor to Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean.  All these nominations indicate more treasure to come for the cast and crew of Tom Hooper’s rendition of the classic musical. 

Golden Globes winners are nominated and judged by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  Surprises during this years Globes included a special introduction for the civil war biopic “Lincoln” by former President Bill Clinton, or as Fey and Poehler would have it “Special guest Hillary Clinton’s husband!”  Jodie Foster also touched hearts with an emotional and revealing acceptance speech upon receiving the Cecile B. DeMille Award for outstanding contribution to entertainment.

And without further ado, the Golden Globe goes to…

Best Drama: “Argo”

Best Actress in a Drama: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Actor in a Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Best Comedy or Musical: “Les Miserables”

Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”

Best Animated Film: “Brave”

Best Foreign Language Film: “Amour”

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Best Director: Ben Affleck, “Argo”

Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi”

Best Original Song: Adele, Paul Epworth, “Skyfall”

Best TV Drama: Showtime, “Homeland”

Best Actress in a TV Drama: Claire Danes, “Homeland”

Best Actor in a TV Drama: Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy: Lena Dunham, “Girls”

Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy: Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”

Best Mini-Series: HBO, “Game Change”

Best Actress in a Mini Series: Julianne Moore, “Game Change”

Best Actor in a Mini Series: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields and McCoys”

Best Supporting Actress in a Mini Series: Maggie Smith, “Downtown Abbey: Season 2”

Best Supporting Actor in a Mini Series: Ed Harris, “Game Change”

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