These Globes are Golden

14 Jan

Welcome to my Golden Globe wrap. The emphasis here is only on the awards in the movie categories. A different blogger will have to cover the TV winners.  I’m also saving more detailed analysis for later.

^ Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

^ Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables) – Hathaway amusingly noted that her trophy will function as a blunt instrument against self doubt in the future. Plus, she gave a nice shout-out to fellow nominee Sally Fields.

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^ Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) – This is Waltz’s first major award of the season. He won three years ago for another Tarantino film, Inglorious Basterds.

^ Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

^ Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) –  It’s been a  busy week for this actress. On Thursday, she won Best Actress in a Comedy honors at the Critics Choice Awards sponsored by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. At the same ceremony, she was named Best Actress in an Action Movie for her starring role in the blockbuster The Hunger Games.

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Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical: Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables) – Jackman’s role as Jean Valjean in the big screen version of the long running musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s epic novel is the first movie role to showcase his background in musical theater. His win last night at least temporarily stalled the momentum generated by Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook (in the same category).

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^ Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical: Les Misérables – Though the “Drama” categories often generate more coverage, the truth is that Les Misérables won more Golden Globes than any other film last night: Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical, and Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical.

^ Jessica Chastain

^ Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) – She’s crazy scary good as a CIA agent trying to track down Osama bin Laden in the most sensational man-hunt of all time. The wildly controversial Zero Dark Thirty was the #1 movie in the country over the weekend, earning $24 million dollars as it expanded to a wide national release (for a total of 29 million). In contrast, producer-director Kathryn Bigelow’s last film, the Oscar winning The Hurt Locker, only earned 17 million in its entire 2009/2010 run.

^ Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln)

^ Best Actor in Motion Picture Drama: Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln) – I’m not too keen on making a prediction at this early date, but many industry watchers believe DDL is the closest thing to a lock in the upcoming Oscar race. He, Chastain, Hathaway, and Lawrence, as already noted,  all won Critics Choice awards earlier in the week.

Best Director: Ben Affleck (Argo) -

Best Director: Ben Affleck (Argo) – No Affleck wasn’t nominated for Best Director by members of the Academy, but he’s had an amazing run with Argo, including a  Directors Guild nod and two big wins at the Globes.

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^ Best Motion Picture Drama: Argo –  Ben Affleck, one of the co-producers of Argo, poses with his fellow Argo producers, Grant Heslov and George Clooney.  As one of the film’s producers, Affleck could still snare an Oscar if Argo wins Best Picture.

Other highlights…

^ Best Song from a Movie: "Skyfall" (Skyfall) by Adele w/Paul Epworth

^ Best Song from a Movie: “Skyfall” (Skyfall) by Adele w/Paul Epworth – It’s a good time for Adele (above) and the Bond franchise. She just had a baby, and her album 21 was announced as the best selling album of 2012, following a similar achievement in 2011; meanwhile, Skyfall has become the most successful James Bond film ever, earning over 1 billion dollars worldwide. At next month’s Oscars, the 50th anniversary of the Bond series will be celebrated, and, of course, Adele will be on hand as “Skyfall” competes for Best Song.

^ Jodie Foster, winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award - Stunning. She's 50 years old, and she's talking about retiring; meanwhile, actresses that are older, such as Jessica Lange and Meryl Streep, are still going strong, but, of course, Foster has been acting, making commericals, movies, and TV shows, since she was three years old. That's incredible.  I don't know her, but I love what I know about her. We grew up together.  I'm happy for all her success.

^ Jodie Foster, winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award – Stunning. She’s 50 years old, and she’s talking about retiring; meanwhile, actresses that are older, such as Jessica Lange and Meryl Streep, are still going strong, but, of course, Foster has been acting, making commericals, movies, and TV shows, since she was three years old, 47 of her 50 years. That’s incredible. I don’t know her, but I love what I know about her. We grew up together. I’m happy for all her success. Oh, and she looks like a million bucks.

^ Tina Fey (l) and Amy Poehler (r): Welcome to the TV Awards Show Hall of Fame. "A hit, a very palpable hit." Thanks, ladies.

^ Tina Fey (l) and Amy Poehler (r): Welcome to the TV Awards Show Hall of Fame. “A hit, a very palpable hit.” Thanks, ladies.

^ Random photo of Jessica Lange with her Golden Globe for her motion picture debut in 1976's King Kong. So lovely, so chic.

^ Random photo of Jessica Lange with her Golden Globe for her motion picture debut in 1976’s King Kong. So lovely, so chic. Lange was a nominee last night for performance as a nun with a troubled past in American Horror Story: Asylum.

Up next? The Screen Actors Guild  awards on Sunday, January, 27th, 2013.

Thanks for your consideration….

Complete list of Golden Globe winners at the Internet Movie Database:

http://www.imdb.com/oscars/nominations/golden-globes

Adele at Billboard.com:

http://www.billboard.com/#/news/adele-s-21-2012-s-best-selling-album-gotye-1008067382.story

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