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Jan 15, 2013

70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2013 Winners.

                So the Golden Globe Awards happened last night where top prizes were given to movies like Argo and Les Miserables. I have yet to see the ceremony, i heard some good things about it (mostly the speeches and funny drunken celebrities). So Argo took home the award for best picture drama while Ben Affleck was awarded the director prize. Now i was hoping Lincoln to win the former award while the later one was expected. But i was silly to think that the HFPA will love a pure American flick over a movie like Argo which is exactly the kind of movie they love. On the other hand, Les Miserables won the Comedy/Musical prize which as much as i knew was going to happen since they can't resist awarding such big musicals over much smaller indie comedies (poor Juno and Little Miss Sunshine) but i still hoped that Silver Linings Playbook would win. So what does these two wins means for the Oscars? Nothing! First of all people should never take Golden Globes seriously (something to do every year) and secondly, this year is a complete surprise-fest so no one is a real contender, no one is sure winner unless they win. For me, Silver Linings Playbook and Lincoln are still the likeliest movies to win, Academy doesn't care for the HFPA and they rarely match up as far as the winners go.

                Other thing to keep in mind is that Oscar nominations were announced after BFCA and HFPA turned in their ballots so the Oscar snubs shouldn't have had much of an impact in both of these ceremonies that is why Argo and Ben Affleck won at both Critics Choice and the Golden Globes. Talking about some surprises, Tarantino won original screenplay for Django Unchained while Christoph Waltz won supporting actor for the same movie. HFPA loves Tarantino but his win over Tony Kushner and Chris Terrio makes little sense here. Waltz for me was the second most likeliest to win after Tommy Lee Jones. Brave won best animated film, they love Pixar no matter what. Frankenweenie deserved it while Wreck-It Ralph was likeliest to win. I am particularly happy for Jessica Chastain who won for Zero Dark Thirty and as far as other acting winners go, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway won for their respective movies which was predictable. Life of Pi was definitely in to win the score award while no one can resist the superbly sung Adele song. Michael Haneke winning for Amour is a class act because HFPA are known for going towards an opposite route when it comes to foreign movies. Everyone knew Amour was winning but The Intouchables was likeliest to win. Overall, i think this year's awards race have been the most interesting one so far. Now all eyes are on the DGA, PGA and specially the freaking SAGs as they will give us just an idea of what to expect at the Oscars because this year is a different thing. I repeat, no one is a frontrunner.

Below is the complete list of the winners:

Best Picture – Drama

Best Picture – Musical or Comedy
Les Miserables

Best Director
Ben Affleck (Argo)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Drama
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Musical or Comedy
Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

Best Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

Best Animated Film

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour (Austria)

Best Original Score
Mychael Danna (Life of Pi)

Best Original Song
Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth – 'Skyfall' (Skyfall)

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Jodie Foster