70th Golden Globes Winners

Last night was the Golden Globes.

It was all right.

I didn’t pay much attention to the winners, even as they were happening, mostly because the only interesting category of the night happened right off the top. I was mostly watching and waiting for Jodie Foster to show up, and man, she didn’t disappoint.

So yeah, anyway, people won awards and shit. Now we’re gonna go over them and pretend like they mean something for the Oscars:

Best Picture – Drama


Django Unchained

Life of Pi


Zero Dark Thirty

Winner: Argo

Remember yesterday when I said I figured Lincoln would win, but don’t count out Argo? Yeah. That happened. They gave it to Argo. I still think that’s a legitimate Best Picture contender despite the lack of a Best Director nomination. (We’ll see what the DGA does. If they give it to Affleck, shit’s really gonna hit the fan.) It also seems like a continuation of the HFPA going the cooler route and not the “obvious” one. Since Argo is a much more interesting choice than Lincoln. But, again, this really won’t affect the Oscars all that much, except maybe it keeps Argo in the conversation a bit more for people.

Best Picture – Musical or Comedy

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Misérables

Moonrise Kingdom

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Silver Linings Playbook

Winner: Les Misérables

No surprise here at all. This was always gonna roll. And in fact, most people probably would have figured this to be a Best Picture frontrunner a month ago if it won here. I don’t think we believe this has a legitimate shot at winning, but — if Argo does… not to mention, this does have 8 nominations, which isn’t bad. So it’s still in there, though I think we all feel like Argo has more of a shot. (Plus this doesn’t have an Editing nomination, so most likely it’s not a major contender. But who knows?)

Best Director

Ben Affleck, Argo

Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Winner: Ben Affleck, Argo

This was no surprise. They announced this with an hour to go in the ceremony. What would have been interesting is if they gave Best Picture to something else.

But yeah — no surprise, given the Best Picture choice.

Best Actor – Drama

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Richard Gere, Arbitrage

John Hawkes, The Sessions

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington, Flight

Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

No surprise at all. The lead categories all went according to expectations. Nothing new to report with this. Of course he won.

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy

Jack Black, Bernie

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Winner: Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Of course. I doubt he’s upsetting Daniel Day-Lewis, but he’s pretty much the only one with a shot, I’d think. Either way, no surprise, and it keeps Best Actor marginally interesting for a little while longer. (What if he wins SAG? I know he won’t, but… what if he does?)

Best Actress – Drama

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone

Helen Mirren, Hitchcock

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Winner: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

We all know the Oscar category is between Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence (unless Emmanuelle Riva upsets, which I don’t really see happening unless a real shocker comes out), so this played right into that expectation. SAG is gonna be big (and honestly, I’d think Chastain has it at the moment, but we’ll see), and she already has a BFCA win, so at this point (not that this matters all that much), it seems like Chastain’s to lose.

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy

Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Maggie Smith, Quartet

Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Winner: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

No surprise at all. She’s gonna come down to the wire. in this one.

Best Supporting Actor

Alan Arkin, Argo

Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Winner: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Here’s what I said about this category yesterday:

“Don’t vote for Arkin. Tommy Lee Jones could win on a sweep, but that’s a tough call to make. Hoffman won the BFCA, so a second win here could be huge for him. And then – Leo has bad luck at the Globes, it seems, though they did give him one for The Aviator. And don’t count out a Waltz win here. It could happen. Once his name was announced, I immediately was able to see him winning a second one. Still think it’s unlikely, but – don’t rule it out.”

I just had that vision of him winning again. Maybe not the Oscar, now, but I did see that path flash before my eyes. That would have been one of those things I’d have normally went, “You know, maybe I’ll take a shot with this,” and guess it and be wrong and go, “Well, I guessed something crazy, what the fuck do you want?” I’m surprised he actually won. That’s pretty great. Real curious to see what happens with this race.

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Master

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Winner: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Ten points if, before they announce the presenter for this category at the Oscars, Seth MacFarlane says, “And here to announce the Anne Hatahway Appreciation Award…”

Best Screenplay


Django Unchained


Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Winner: Django Unchained

They gave it to Quentin. That’s gotta boost his Oscar chances, right? (I hope.)

Best Original Score

Anna Karenina


Cloud Atlas

Life of Pi


Winner: Life of Pi

They went Life of Pi. I think that might actually win at the Oscars. It’s pretty wide open. It’s these four and Skyfall instead of Cloud Atlas. It’s a pretty stacked category. But Life of Pi sounds like something everyone would go for.

Best Original Song

“For You,” from Act of Valor (Keith Urban)

“Safe and Sound,” from The Hunger Games (Taylor Swift)

“Suddenly,” from Les Misérables

“Skyfall,” from Skyfall (Adele)

“Not Running Anymore,” from Stand Up Guys (Jon Bon Jovi)

Winner: “Skyfall,” from Skyfall (Adele)

Problem with this win is — the Globes always go for shit like this, so it’s hard to say this was a big step forward for the Oscars. But I’ll take it.

Best Animated Film



Hotel Transylvania

Rise of the Guardians

Wreck-It Ralph

Winner: Brave

They love Pixar here. Can’t see this truly affecting the Oscar category just yet, and I think this is gonna be a toss up until the night of, since we know at this point, Pixar basically takes itself out of the running for the Annie Awards most years, so that might not even be much of a help. I still say Wreck-It Ralph is the frontrunner, but it’s close.

Best Foreign Language Film



The Intouchables

A Royal Affair

Rust and Bone

Winner: Amour

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone introduced this category. Someone has a sense of humor.

Anyway — no surprise here. It already has the Oscar in the bag. (Note: It may fall into that Pan’s Labyrinth trap of people not voting for it because of the other nominations, but I think this is too big to lose at this point. But it’s NOT a 100% sure thing. Huge upsets are the norm in this category. We have to take it, of course, but DO NOT rule out the fact that it might lose. But I’ve seen most of the category — it’s not losing.)

Best Television Series – Drama

Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey


The Newsroom

Winner: Homeland

It’s the series du jour. It had won both lead categories by the time it won this, so it was no surprise, but damn — they just sell out on shit for one year, then toss it the fuck aside.

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

The Big Bang Theory



Modern Family


Winner: Girls

The Globes love being trendy. They love it. They look cool now.

Best Miniseries or TV Movie

Game Change

The Girl

Hatfields and McCoys

The Hour

Political Animals

Winner: Game Change

Always vote HBO. Not sure why Hatfields & McCoys didn’t win, but technically they did award the driving force of that miniseries.

Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Damian Lewis, Homeland

Winner: Damian Lewis, Homeland

And watch him never win this again. That’s how this category works, unless you’re Alec Baldwin. You win one, and never again.

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama

Connie Britton, Nashville

Glenn Close, Damages

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Winner: Claire Danes, Homeland

Clean sweep. Probably them making up for missing it last year when everyone was buzzing about it. Now everybody knows, so they give it to them now.

Best Actor in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Louis CK, Louie

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Winner: Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Didn’t even realize Baldwin lost. That’s a first. Right? Or did he lost last year, too. Maybe I’m thinking of SAG. Either way — didn’t see Cheadle coming. There’s always one that comes up randomly in the TV categories. This was the one.

Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Lena Dunham, Girls

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Winner: Lena Dunham, Girls

Not really much of a surprise. They couldn’t give one of the hosts the award, and Dunham was the only other choice for them. They want to be popular.

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Kevin Costner, Hatfields and McCoys

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Woody Harrelson, Game Change

Toby Jones, The Girl

Clive Owen, Hemingway and Gellhorn

Winner: Kevin Costner, Hatfields and McCoys

Man, he gave a weird acceptance speech, didn’t he? Like he was going home to off himself or something.

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story Asylum

Sienna Miller, The Girl

Julianne Moore, Game Change

Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Winner: Julianne Moore, Game Change

She played Sarah Palin. Of course she won.

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie

Max Greenfield, New Girl

Ed Harris, Hatfields and McCoys

Danny Huston, Magic City

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Winner: Ed Harris, Hatfields and McCoys

I forgot he won this. He wasn’t there. That’s why. But yeah, it seems weird that Hatfields & McCoys didn’t win the main one too. Hmm.

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie

Hayden Panettiere, Nashville

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Sarah Paulson, Game Change

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Sofia Vegara, Modern Family

Winner: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

No surprise.

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Anyway, those are your winners. Nothing really enlightening. The show was pretty ho hum, too.

But Jodie Foster was awesome. So that’s something.


3 responses

  1. JamDenTel

    Why do you say Ed Harris won for Hatfields & McCoys? He won for Game Change.

    January 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm

  2. Justin Burnell

    Reblogged this on thehiltonburnellfiles.

    January 14, 2013 at 7:04 pm

  3. j

    “Probably them making up for missing it last year when everyone was buzzing about it. Now everybody knows, so they give it to them now.”

    Um, no. It won Drama and Actress last year. If you don’t care about the category enough to have true facts, maybe you shouldn’t comment on it.

    January 15, 2013 at 12:55 pm

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