Les Miserables and Argo overshadow Lincoln at Golden Globes 2013

Golden Globe winners Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables.Golden Globe winners Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables.
Golden Globe winners Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables.

Golden Globe winners Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables.

The 2013 Golden Globes – seen as one of the best indicators of who might succeed at the Oscar’s ceremony – awarded Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables as the best musical or comedy last night , with stars Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway claimed two of the top acting prizes.

Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, British director Hooper’s filmic adaption of the stage musical earned Jackman the Globe for musical or comedy actor as tragic hero Jean Valjean, while Hathaway won supporting actress for her portrayal of Fantine.

But Les Miserables prospects of taking the Oscar best picture will be impeded by the fact Hooper was not nominated for best director.

Ben Affleck also unexpectedly won the best director Globe award for Argo, his hostage thriller based around a fictional film, despite not being nominated for a Best Director Oscar.

Jennifer Lawrence won best musical or comedy actress for David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook while Christoph Waltz took home the best supporting actor Globe for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.

The former American President Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance to introduce Spielberg’s best drama nominated Lincoln.  Clinton described the civil war President Abraham Lincoln’s fight to force through Congress the 13th Amendment which would abolishing slavery before his assassination as an effort “forged in a cauldron of both principle and compromise. This brilliant film shows us how he did it and gives us hope that we can do it again.”

Despite Clinton’s endorsement, it was a disappointing evening for Lincoln, which lead the Globes with seven nominations but lost out in the best director category for Spielberg, supporting actress for Sally Field and supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones. The film also lost for screenplay, a prize that went to Tarantino for Django Unchained. Daniel Day-Lewis, though, walked away with the best actor prize for his portrayal of the President, which took a year to prepare.

The Palme D’or winning Amour at last May’s Cannes film festival, directed by the Austrian director Michael Haneke, won the Globe for foreign-language film, and is a best picture nominee for the Oscars.

HBO’s Game Change  – about Senator John McCain’s decision to pick Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate during the 2008 Presidential election – won best TV miniseries or movie. Julianne Moore won a best actress Globe for her role as Palin, while earned Ed Harris a supporting actor prize for his portrayal of John McCain. Best actor in a miniseries or movie went to Kevin Costner for Hatfields & McCoys. Homeland was named best TV drama series, and its stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis received the dramatic acting awards.

The full list of winners and nominees are as follows:

Best drama

Winner: Argo
Life of Pi
Django Unchained
Zero Dark Thirty

Best comedy or musical

Winner: Les Miserables
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

Best screenplay

Winner: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
Chris Terrio (Argo)
Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
David O Russell and Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook)
Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best director

Winner: Ben Affleck (Argo)
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

Best actor in a drama

Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Richard Gere (Arbitrage)
John Hawkes (The Sessions)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Denzel Washington (Flight)

Best actress in a drama

Winner: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)
Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea)

Best actor in a comedy or musical

Winner: Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
Jack Black (Bernie)
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Bill Murray (Hyde Park on Hudson)
Ewan MacGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)

Best actress in a comedy or musical

Winner: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) 
Emily Blunt (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)
Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
Maggie Smith (Quartet)
Meryl Streep (Hope Springs)

Best supporting actress

Winner: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Amy Adams (The Master)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy)

Best supporting actor

Winner: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Alan Arkin (Argo)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)

Best foreign film

Winner: Amour
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone

Best animation

Winner: Brave
Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

Best original score

Winner: Mychael Danna (Life of Pi)
Alexandre Desplat (Argo)
Dario Marianelli (Anna Karenina)
Tom Tyker, Johnny Klimek, Rein Holdheil (Cloud Atlas)
John Williams (Lincoln)

Best original song

Winner: Skyfall (Skyfall)
‘For You’ (Act of Valor)
Not Running Anymore (Stand Up Guys)
Safe and Sound (The Hunger Games)
Suddenly (Les Miserables)
“Life of Pi” – Fox 2000; 20th Century Fox

Television drama

Winner: Homeland 
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey: Season 2
The Newsroom

Actress, TV drama

Winner: Claire Danes – Homeland
Connie Britton – Nashville
Glenn Close – Damages
Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife

Actor, TV drama

Winner: Damian Lewis – Homeland
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
Jon Hamm – Mad Men


Winner: Girls
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Actress, comedy

Winner: Lena Dunham – Girls
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

Actor, comedy

Winner: Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Louis CK – Louie
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

TV movie or miniseries

Winner: Game Change
The Girl
Hatfields & McCoys
The Hour
Political Animals

Actress, mini series or musical

Winner: Julianne Moore – Game Change
Nicole Kidman – Hemingway & Gellhorn
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Asylum
Sienna Miller – The Girl
Sigourney Weaver – Political Animals

Actor, miniseries of TV movie

Winner: Kevin Costner – Hatfields & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock
Woody Harrelson – “Game Change
Clive Owen – Hemingway & Gellhorn
Toby Jones – The Girl

Supporting actress

Winner: Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Hayden Panettiere – Nashville
Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson – Game Change
Sofía Vergara – Modern Family

Supporting actor

Winner: Ed Harris – Game Change
Max Greenfield – New Girl
Danny Huston – Magic City
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family
Mandy Patinkin – Homeland

Cecil B DeMille award

Winner: Jodie Foster

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