The first major televised awards show has aired this season, and it’s been one hell of a doozy.
In what was easily one of the best Golden Globes ceremonies in recent memory (featuring everything from Anne Hathaway being the cutest person on this planet to a handshake being shared between Michael Haneke and Arnold Schwarzenegger), the big winner here was Quentin Tarantino and Django Unchained. Taking home awards ranging from Best Screenplay to yet another win for critical darling Christoph Waltz, the film definitely garnered a lot of momentum going into the rest of the season.
Small shout out for a big win for Lena Dunham. She won for Best Actress for her TV show Girls, and it’s a massive victory for her, and everything she’s done to this point. She’s truly a massive voice for this generation, and it’s a huge win for her and HBO. The show also won for Best Television Series Comedy/Musical. Congrats all around.
Overall, this is still shaping up to be a rather surprise-free awards season, with not much change coming for Oscar Sunday from these awards. All of the wins for Django do prove that that film has a stronger spot with many voters than previously thought, so an Original Screenplay Oscar seems possible, if not likely, but remember, with Mark Boal and Michael Haneke in for that category, it’s still very much up in the air. Life Of Pi is as big a contender as any, so Lincoln may still be the front runner, but at this point, it is beginning to look less and less certain. Also, Affleck winning Best Director without being even nominated for the award by the Academy is so exciting and thrilling. Love it. And the film’s win for Best Picture means that while it’s Oscar chances are, historically, slim to none, it’s definitely going in the right direction.
And if the embed is available, I’ve included the speech from Cecil B. DeMille Award winner Jodie Foster. It’s a must watch speech, that may be one of the greatest speeches in awards show history. It’s a touching meditation on a life on film. Classic.
Here are the winners:
Best Motion Picture, Drama: “Argo”
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: “Les Miserables”
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln”
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Jessica Chastain for “Zero Dark Thirty”
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical:Hugh Jackman for “Les Miserables”
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence for “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Anne Hathaway for “Les Miserables”
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Christoph Waltz for “Django Unchained”
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Quentin Tarantino for “Django Unchained”
Best Director – Motion Picture: Ben Affleck for “Argo”
Best Animated Feature Film: “Brave”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Amour”