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‘Argo’ Wins Big At The 70th Golden Globe Awards Taking Best Picture & Best Director

'Argo' Wins Big At The 70th Golden Globe Awards Taking Best Picture & Best Director

Earlier: The oft-repeated maxim is that the Golden Globes do not matter. They do not. However, if you take the polar opposites of the season of critic awards (high-brow, cerebral) and the Globes (extremely populist), you can often (when also considering more significant Guild awards, of course) split the difference and land where the Academy Awards ultimately will.

For your recapping pleasure, in case you’ve forgotten, the front-runners of the Globes this year, nom-wise, are “Lincoln” (7 nominations), “Argo” (with 5 nominations) and “Django Unchained” (also with 5 noms including two in the same category).  Meanwhile, “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Les Miserables” and “Silver Linings Playbook” all kept up a strong showing with four nominations.

Tonight should be interesting if only because three of the five directors nominated for Best Director tonight were not nominated for an Oscar Best director, including Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow and Quentin Tarantino. If any of them win best director tonight (which is entirely possible, in fact Affleck and Bigelow have a strong shot), it will only rouse the chorus of gripers that said these directors were snubbed by the Academy (Megan Ellison among them). If last year was any indication, the Globes are not much of an augur for Oscars. “The Descendants” was the big winner last year (Best Drama, Clooney for Best Actor) and Scorsese won Best Director (none of these wins were repeated). There is often some overlap, but it’s really determining which wins will also connect with the Academy.

Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the nominees are below, and we’ll be updating the winners as they happen all evening long. If you’re looking for silly, snarky commentary, please make sure to follow us on Twitter (@ThePlaylist) this evening.

Post Show: We’ll have more analysis tomorrow, but “Argo” perhaps wasn’t a total surprise given that it had the Hollywood Foreign Press sweetspot mix of entertainment, thrills and smarts. “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty” might have been just a little too highbrow for them and not as fun. Affleck takes the Best Director prize, but as we mentioned earlier, awkward, he’s not even nominated for an Oscar. Tons of pundits will kick and scream how this changes the Oscar race significantly, but keep your pants on, it probably doesn’t.

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Award Nominees

Best Picture – Drama
WINNER: “Argo”
“Django Unchained”
“Life Of Pi”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Picture – Comedy/Musical
WINNER: “Les Miserables”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Salmon Fishing In The Yemen”

Best Director
WINNER: Ben Affleck – “Argo”
Quentin Tarantino – “Django Unchained”
Ang Lee – “Life Of Pi”
Steven Spielberg – “Lincoln”
Kathryn Bigelow – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Actress – Drama
WINNER: Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty”
Rachel Weisz – “The Deep Blue Sea”
Helen Mirren – “Hitchcock”
Naomi Watts – “The Impossible”
Marion Cotillard – “Rust And Bone”

Best Actor – Drama
WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”
Richard Gere – “Arbitrage”
Denzel Washington – “Flight”
Joaquin Phoenix – “The Master”
John Hawkes – “The Sessions”

Best Actress – Comedy/Musical
WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Judi Dench – “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
Meryl Streep – “Hope Springs”
Maggie Smith – “Quartet”
Emily Blunt – “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen”

Best Actor – Comedy/Musical
WINNER: Hugh Jackman – “Les Miserables”
Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”
Jack Black – “Bernie”
Bill Murray – “Hyde Park On Hudson”
Ewan McGregor – Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

Best Supporting Actress
WINNER: Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”
Sally Field – “Lincoln”
Amy Adams – “The Master”
Nicole Kidman – “The Paperboy”
Helen Hunt – “The Sessions”

Best Supporting Actor
WINNER: Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained”
Alan Arkin – “Argo”
Leonardo DiCaprio – “Django Unchained”
Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”
Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master”

Best Screenplay
WINNER: Quentin Tarantino – “Django Unchained”
Mark Boal – “Zero Dark Thirty”
Chris Terrio – “Argo”
Tony Kushner – “Lincoln”
David O Russell – “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Original Score
WINNER: Mychael Danna – “Life Of Pi”
Alexandre Desplat – “Argo”
Dario Marianeli – “Anna Karenina”
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil – “Cloud Atlas”
John Williams – “Lincoln”

Best Original Song
WINNER: Adele – “Skyfall” (“Skyfall”)
Keith Urban – “For You” (“Act Of Valor”)
Taylor Swift – “Safe & Sound” (“The Hunger Games”)
Hugh Jackman – “Suddenly” (“Les Miserables”)
Jon Bon Jovi – “Not Running Anymore” – (“Stand Up Guys”)

Best Animated Feature Film
WINNER: “Brave”
“Hotel Transylvania”
“Rise Of The Guardians”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

Best Foreign Film
WINNER: “Amour”
“The Intouchables”
“A Royal Affair”
“Rust & Bone”

Best Television Series – Drama
WINNER: “Homeland”
“Breaking Bad”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Newsroom”

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
WINNER: Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Connie Britton, “Nashville”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
WINNER: Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
WINNER: “Girls”
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
WINNER: Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
WINNER: Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Louis CK, “Louie”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
WINNER: “Game Change”
“The Girl”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“The Hour”
“Political Animals”

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
WINNER: Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway and Gelhorn”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Sienna Miller, “The Girl”
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
WINNER: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Toby Jones, “The Girl”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway and Gelhorn”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
WINNER: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
WINNER: Ed Harris, “Game Change”
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Danny Huston, “Magic City”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

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Argo is the most overrated movies of 2012. Ben Affleck's The Town and Argo … i just can not fathom the amount of praise those two MEDIOCRE movies receive.
Argo sucked!!!!


Great analysis, you're right. Argo is not going to repeat itself at the Oscars.


What a great show. Fey and Poehler were the best.


Dunham's gonna make even more money yeah !


Fucking mockery/



Salty Bill

Nice to see an award for Quentin.


ARGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! "Fuck yourself" YES yes yessss! Brilliant I called it from the begining! & was hoping & rooting (even tho it was a long shot against Zero Dark & Lincoln)….Iv always beleived Argo is the most "complete" film



Tina and Amy are killing it! So are you guys on Twitter, thanks!

steve call

my buddy's step-aunt makes Loves the golden globes!

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