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The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards were handed out last night and the evening’s big winner was Les Misérables, which took home three awards, Best Musical/Comedy, Best Actor, Hugh Jackman and Best Supporting Actress, Anne Hathaway. On the serious side, Argo took home Best Drama, with Jessica Chastain nabbing Best Actress for Zero Dark Thirty and Daniel Day-Lewis winning Best Actor for Lincoln. Other movie winners included: Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress Musical/Comedy, Silver Linings Playbook; Christoph Waltz, Best Supporting Actor, Django Unchained; Ben Affleck, Best Director, Argo; Brave, Best Animated Feature; Amour, Best Foreign Film and “Skyfall,” Best Song, which was written by Adele.
On the TV side, Homeland was the big winner, taking home three trophies including Best Drama, Best Actress, Claire Danes and Best Actor, Damien Lewis. Girls took home the top honor of Best Comedy, while its star Lena Dunham won Best Comedy Actress and Don Cheadle won Best Comedy Actor for House of Lies. Another big winner of the evening was the HBO movie Game Change, which took home three trophies - Best Mini-Series or Movie; Best Actress, Julianne Moore and Best Supporting Actor, Ed Harris. Other TV winners included Kevin Costner, Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie, Hatfields & McCoys and Maggie Smith, Best Supporting Actress, Downton Abbey.
As expected, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were as funny as ever, although they did seem to be underutilized throughout the evening. Right from the beginning they assured the audience of superstars they weren’t going to be as mean as previous host Ricky Gervais, because they said they learned from Ricky, “When you run afoul of the Hollywood Foreign Press they make you host two more times.” Their biggest laugh came when talking about the movie Zero Dark Thirty and the controversy surrounding its depiction of torture. Amy joked that she hadn’t seen the film, but added that when it came to torture she “trusted the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.” They also made a great crack at the expense James Franco, telling Anne Hathaway, “You gave a stunning performance in Les Misérables. I have not seen someone so totally alone and abandoned like that since you were on stage with James Franco at the Oscars.” Later in the evening, they took a potshot at Taylor Swift’s love life, with Tina telling the country star, “you stay away from Michael J. Fox's son," referring to Sam Fox, who is this year's Mr. Golden Globe. Amy told her to “go for it,” but Tina insisted, "She needs some me time to learn about herself!"
This year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award went to Jodie Foster who used her speech to basically admit she was a lesbian without having to actually say the words. “While I'm here being all confessional, I guess I just have just a sudden urge to say something that I've never really been able to air in public," she said. "[It's] a declaration that I'm a little nervous about – but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist right now. I'm just going to put it out there – loud and proud (serious pause) … I am single." She added, “I already did my coming out a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age. Those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers… But now apparently I’m told that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance, and a primetime reality show.” She then recognized her, "heroic co-parent, my ex partner in love, but righteous soul sister in life. My confessor ... most beloved BFF of 20 years, Cydney Bernard,” adding “I am so proud of our modern family, our amazing sons, Charlie and Kit who are my reason to breathe and to evolve.”
One major surprise of the evening came when Former President Bill Clinton walked out onto the stage to introduce a clip from the nominated movie Lincoln. Not surprisingly, the Hollywood audience rose to their feet and gave Clinton a standing ovation.
But, of course, what people love to talk about most with award shows is fashion, and surprisingly, there weren’t too many stunners on the red carpet this year. Best Dressed of the night included: Claire Danes, in a low cut red Versace, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in a corseted beige and black Vera Wang; Naomi Watts, in a dark burgundy backless gown by Zac Posen; Taylor Swift, in a classy dark eggplant dress by Donna Karan; Julianna Margulies in a black lace backless Pucci; Jennifer Garner, in a burgundy sequin gown by Vivienne Westwood and Kate Hudson in a skin tight black Alexander McQueen.
For some reason, this year had an overabundance of fashion disasters. Among the worst: Julianne Hough, in an ugly white and gold poufy gown from Monique Lhuillier (not to mention and awful fake Mohawk); Rachel Weisz, in a black dress with sheer polka-dotted bottom and top; Nicole Richie in blue lace Naeem Khan dress that looked like it was made out of curtains; ; Lucy Liu in a light blue floral gown with roses that also looked like curtains; Olivia Munn, in a strapless Giorgio Armani with a turquoise beaded top; Jessica Chastian in a sea-foam green gown from Calvin Klein that made her look frumpy; Lena Dunham, in an ill-fitting eggplant-colored gown by Zac Posen; Sienna Miller in a pink flowered two piece by Erdem; Jennifer Lopez in a nude lace mess from Zuhair Morad and Eva Longoria, in a black lace gown, with and open front and super high slit. And even though she’s not a movie star, what the hell was E! host Giuliana Rancic wearing? Did she lose her fashion sense when she became a mom?
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
Ben Affleck – Argo
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Skyfall - Adele
Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY
BEST ACTOR – DRAMA
Damian Lewis – Homeland
BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA
Claire Danes– Homeland
BEST ACTOR – COMEDY
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
BEST ACTRESS – COMEDY
Lena Dunham - Girls
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – SERIES/MINI SERIES/MADE FOR TV MOVIE
Ed Harris – Game Change
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – SERIES/MINI SERIES/MADE FOR TV MOVIE
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV-MOVIE
BEST ACTOR - MINI-SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV-MOVIE
Kevin Costner – Hatfields & McCoys
BEST ACTRESS - MINI-SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV-MOVIE
Julianne Moore – Game Change