Hugh Jackman holds up the award he won for Best Performance
in a musical or comedy for his performance in 'Les
Miserables', at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in
Beverly Hills, California. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Iran hostage drama "Argo" and musical "Les Miserables"
were the big winners at the Golden Globes, while presumed
front-runner "Lincoln" received just one trophy.
"Argo" won the top prize, best dramatic movie, and Ben
Affleck was named best director for the film, three days
after he failed to get an Oscar nomination in the same
Daniel Day-Lewis won the award for best actor in a drama for
his performance in "Lincoln," Steven Spielberg's film about
President Abraham Lincoln's battle to end slavery. It was the
only win for the movie, which received seven Golden Globe
"Les Miserables," the big screen version of the hit stage
show about French revolutionaries, won three Golden Globes -
best comedy or musical, and acting honours for Anne Hathaway
and Hugh Jackman.
Jessica Chastain won for her role as a young female CIA agent
who tracks down Osama bin Laden in thriller "Zero Dark
In the best comedy or musical category, Jennifer Lawrence won
best actress for "Silver Linings Playbook."
Former US president Bill Clinton caused jaws to drop and got
a standing ovation from the A-list Hollywood stars when he
appeared to introduce clips from "Lincoln."
The Golden Globes, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press
Association (HFPA), has become the entertainment industry's
second-biggest awards show after February's Oscars, or
The HFPA showed off its maverick side when it gave its
screenplay award to Tarantino, rather than the screenwriters
of "Lincoln" or Osama bin Laden thriller "Zero Dark Thirty."
"Wow! ... This is a damn surprise, and I am happy to be
surprised," Tarantino said, accepting his award.
Austrian actor Christoph Waltz, who plays a
dentist-turned-bounty hunter in "Django," took home the best
supporting actor trophy.
Comedians Poehler and Tina Fey, hosting the Globes for the
first time, scattered jokes about some of the top Hollywood
stars in the audience, with impersonations of Johnny Depp and
Jodie Foster, 50, who won Oscars for "Silence of the Lambs"
and "The Accused", was given a lifetime achievement award,
and publicly acknowledged that she is gay.
Foster said she had been upfront about her sexual orientation
for years to friends and co-workers, but had never felt the
need to bare her soul in public.
Unlike the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes also honour
television dramas and comedies.
On Sunday they chose Showtime terrorism thriller "Homeland"
as best drama series, and the show's Damian Lewis and Claire
Danes as best actor and actress.
"Girls" won best comedy series and Lena Dunham, its star and
creator, won best comedy actress. Don Cheadle was named best
actor in a comedy series for playing a devious management
consultant in "House of Lies."
HBO's drama "Game Change" about Sarah Palin's 2008 run for US
vice president won best TV film, while Moore won for her
portrayal of the polarizing former Alaska governor, and Ed
Harris won for his portrayal of Republican presidential
contender John McCain.