Few people are expecting ARGO and LES MISERABLES to sweep the Oscars, which makes their Golden Globe wins all the more intriguing. Because maybe they should.
No one is suggesting either film didn’t deserve their wins, though I’m sure there will be plenty of columnists saying that by morning. But the wins spotlight some very big Oscar snubs. ARGO won the award for Best Picture – Drama and Ben Affleck took home the Golden Globe for Best Director. Likewise, Tom Hooper’s LES MISERABLES won the Globe for Best Picture – Comedy or Musical. While both of these films are also nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, neither Affleck nor Hooper was nominated in the Best Director categories – two very big snubs.
As expected, Daniel Day-Lewis took home the award for Best Actor in a Drama while Hugh Jackman (LES MISERABLES) took the award home for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. Christoph Waltz took home the Best Supporting Actor award for DJANGO UNCHAINED.
Best Actress in a Drama went to Jessica Chastain for ZERO DARK THIRTY, an Oscar favorite but one who didn’t win many other awards this night. Best Actress ni a Comedy or Musical went to Jennifer Lawrence in the absolutely fantastic SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. Anne Hathaway took home the Best Supporting Actress award for her raw portrayal of Fantine in LES MISERABLES.
All in all, there were plenty of surprises at the Golden Globes this year. Many awards for television were also handed out, results of which you can read about here. There was also quite a lot of drama, including Jodie Foster’s soon to be legendary speech, Bill Clinton’s surprise appearance and more. In the interest of keeping the message focused, we’re just focusing on the awards here.
What follows is a complete list of Golden Globes awarded for film:
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Daniel Day-Lewis – LINCOLN
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Jessica Chastain – ZERO DARK THIRTY
BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Hugh Jackman – LES MISERABLES
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jennifer Lawrence – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Christoph Waltz – DJANGO UNCHAINED
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Anne Hathaway – LES MISERABLES
BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Ben Affleck – ARGO
BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
Quentin Tarantino – DJANGO UNCHAINED
BEST ANIMATED FILM
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“Skyfall,” Adele and Paul Epworth – SKYFALL
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
Mychael Danna – LIFE OF PI