Les Misérables and Showtime’s Homeland led the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, presented Sunday in Beverly Hill, California, with three trophies each, but Ben Affleck was the evening’s big winner. Well, Ben Affleck and hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Affleck, who was passed over Thursday for an Academy Award nomination, walked away last night with the prize for best director for the political thriller Argo, which also won for best motion picture-drama.
Homeland was honored for best television drama, lead actress (Claire Danes) and lead actor (Damian Lewis), while Les Misérables won for best motion picture-musical or comedy, lead actor (Hugh Jackman) and supporting actress (Anne Hathaway). HBO’s Girls took home two prizes, one for best television-musical or comedy and another for best actress in a comedy for Lena Dunham, who beat out hosts Fey and Poehler, among others.
While the duo pretended to be bitter over their defeat — “Well, the show is really taken a turn,” a “drunken” Poehler slurred. “Everybody’s getting a little loose now that we’re all losers.” — they were widely regarded as high points of the telecast. The only downside may have been that Fey and Poehler weren’t on camera nearly enough. (Vulture has put together a video compilation of their best bits.)
The full list of winners can be found below:
Best Picture, Drama: Argo
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: Les Misérables
Best Director: Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Best Original Song: “Skyfall” from Skyfall
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
Best Animated Feature: Brave
Cecil B. DeMille Award: Jodie Foster
Best Television Comedy or Musical: Girls
Best Television Drama: Homeland
Best Miniseries or Television Movie: Game Change
Best Actress, Television Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Best Actor, Television Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Best Actress, Television Comedy or Musical: Lena Dunham, Girls
Best Actor, Television Comedy or Musical: Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Julianne Moore, Game Change
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Kevin Costner, Hatfields and McCoys
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Ed Harris, Game Change
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