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Golden Globes 2013: "Argo," "Les Miserables" win best picture honors
CBS News ^ | 01/14/2013

Posted on 01/14/2013 6:54:06 AM PST by SeekAndFind

"Argo" was the best drama winner at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, beating out the Civil War epic "Lincoln," which had emerged as an awards-season favorite.

The Iran hostage thriller also claimed the directing prize for Ben Affleck, a prize that normally bodes well for an Academy Award win -- except he missed out on an Oscar nomination this time.

Affleck is now in an unusual position during Hollywood's long awards season, taking home the top filmmaking trophy at the second-highest film honors knowing he does not have a shot at an Oscar.

48 PHOTOS Golden Globes 2013 show highlights And the night left "Argo" taking home the top prize at the Globes but standing as a longshot for best picture at the Feb. 24 Oscars, where films almost never win if their directors are not nominated.

Play VIDEO Ben Affleck wins "Best Director" at 2013 Golden Globes In a breathless, rapid-fire speech, Affleck gushed over the names of other nominees presenter Halle Berry had read off: Steven Spielberg for "Lincoln," Ang Lee for "Life of Pi," Kathryn Bigelow for "Zero Dark Thirty" and Quentin Tarantino for "Django Unchained."

"Look, I don't care what the award is. When they put your name next to the names she just read off, it's an extraordinary thing in your life," Affleck said.

"Les Miserables" was named best musical or comedy, while Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway claimed acting prizes.

Daniel Day-Lewis won the award for best actor in a drama for the title role in "Lincoln," while the dramatic actress honor went to Jessica Chastain for playing a CIA agent in "Zero Dark Thirty."

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: affleck; argo; benaffleck; carter; goldenglobes; goldenglobes2013; jimmycarter; lesmiserables

1 posted on 01/14/2013 6:54:20 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

***Yawn*** - haven’t been to the movies in twenty five years. Eff Hollywood.


2 posted on 01/14/2013 7:05:56 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Les Miserables is worth the time and money, IMHO.


3 posted on 01/14/2013 7:14:11 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: oh8eleven

Russell Crowe was truly great in Les Miserables, and Argo was thrill ride. Wait for Netflix or the DVD, but you should really see both.


4 posted on 01/14/2013 7:21:50 AM PST by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind
Jodie Foster accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Acheivment Award

"...my fellow actors out there, we’ve giggled through love scenes, we’ve punched and cried and spit and vomited and blown snot all over one another — and those are just the costars I liked.”

"I'm single."

5 posted on 01/14/2013 7:29:25 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: onedoug; pgkdan
Have already seen the original "Les Miserables" (1935) many times. Even watched the TV version.
Not even the (supposedly) great "Lincoln" will get me to fork over one thin dime to Hollyweird.
6 posted on 01/14/2013 7:31:02 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Liberty Valance
RE: "I'm single."

Is this an appeal for some guy or, because this is Hollyweird, girl to propose to her or what? (I'm now unsure about what she's trying to imply here ).
7 posted on 01/14/2013 7:32:29 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Liberty Valance
"Anne Hathaway, you gave a stunning performance in Les Misérables. I haven't seen you so totally alone and abandoned like that since you were onstage with James Franco at the Oscars." — Tina Fey


8 posted on 01/14/2013 7:34:57 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Les Miz...best Musical or COMEDY!

Now THAT'S Funny!
9 posted on 01/14/2013 7:36:37 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that develops negatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind

She’s a lesbitarian. She’s single.
She says privacy is her main concern.


10 posted on 01/14/2013 7:37:40 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SeekAndFind

Both Argo and Les Mes are worthwhile wins. Ben getting the win was good too. They did a phenominal job picking the movies and actors, but a HORRIBLE job picking the TV shows and “stars”.


11 posted on 01/14/2013 7:38:59 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: left that other site

“Kathyrn Bigelow is nominated tonight. I haven’t really been following the controversy over Zero Dark Thirty, but when it comes to torture I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.” — Amy Poehler


12 posted on 01/14/2013 7:39:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: oh8eleven

Why would anyone go see Lincoln. You know it is just another way to call America and especially Southerners are racists. The war wasn’t about slavery but state’s rights and taxes.

Pray for America


13 posted on 01/14/2013 7:39:14 AM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: SeekAndFind

HAHAHAHAHA!


14 posted on 01/14/2013 7:41:16 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that develops negatives.)
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To: Liberty Valance

John Hinckley now must be thinking, “I shot Reagan for THAT?!?!?!”


15 posted on 01/14/2013 7:43:39 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


16 posted on 01/14/2013 7:55:43 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: dfwgator

I would not waste my time on “Lincoln”, since it’s based on writings by serial plagiarist and lamestream media darling Doris Kearns Goodwin.

However, I did enjoy “Argo”, and “Les Mis”, especially the performances of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway.


17 posted on 01/14/2013 7:57:52 AM PST by Radagast the Fool
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To: SeekAndFind
Zero Dark Thirty is a waste of time and effort to sit through. It's soooo boring, with horrible writing and acting. It's amazing how one high school graduate, recruited by CIA was single handedly responsible for finding bin laden and confirming his death via a digital camera. All she needed was a ‘’S’’ on her blouse. Even Tony Soprano looked miscast. He's at least 50lbs overweight( too many cannoles ).
18 posted on 01/14/2013 8:11:25 AM PST by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: Radagast the Fool

yep... I’ll wait on Lincoln...

Les Miserables movie, was astonishing... Victor Hugo was an unashamed Christian, (as well as a socialist — can’t win ‘um all)Redemption and life everlasting is the final outcome of the story, with incredible strife and suffering throughout the story.

I plan on seeing this movie as a Blu Ray, over and over again.


19 posted on 01/14/2013 8:20:14 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: Chuzzlewit
as well as a socialist — can’t win ‘um all

At least he lived in an era before Socialism on a large scale was proven to be untenable. Today's proponents have no such fallback position.

20 posted on 01/14/2013 8:23:17 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: bray

Lincoln was a fantastic movie, right on the money. I strongly recommend to all.


21 posted on 01/14/2013 8:25:51 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: SeekAndFind

celebutards; who gives a poop?


22 posted on 01/14/2013 9:19:34 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: shadeaud

This may very well be the worst year for movies, ever.


23 posted on 01/14/2013 9:22:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Liberty Valance; SeekAndFind; Morgana

if privacy is her main concern then why bring it up on national prime time TV?


24 posted on 01/14/2013 9:24:14 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: oh8eleven

Well, I admit as a FAG, uh...SAG member, I see them through my dues. I applaud your resistance though. Yet be aware that they’re getting your money through various tax breaks, subsidies, etc.


25 posted on 01/14/2013 9:33:29 AM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug

RE: Well, I admit as a FAG, uh...SAG member, I see them through my dues

Just curious, how does one become a member? Is it just a matter of applying and paying for membership?

If so, how much?


26 posted on 01/14/2013 9:36:35 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: dfwgator
This may very well be the worst year for movies, ever.

I have to disagree. 1999 had Cider House Rules, Boys Don't Cry and American Beauty as Academy Award winners.

27 posted on 01/14/2013 9:43:07 AM PST by Rinnwald
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To: SeekAndFind

One has to have appeared in 3 SAG (now SAG-AFTRA) certified projects. It can be daunting. There are non-union actors who’ve been trying for years, and still haven’t gotten their vouchers. Like most, I had an “in” acquaintance who cut my strings.


28 posted on 01/14/2013 9:51:54 AM PST by onedoug
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To: dfwgator
This may very well be the worst year for movies, ever.

I have to disagree. 1999 had Cider House Rules, Boys Don't Cry and American Beauty as Academy Award winners.

29 posted on 01/14/2013 9:53:11 AM PST by Rinnwald
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To: Rinnwald

Yeah, that was a stinker of a year as well.


30 posted on 01/14/2013 10:50:05 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: bray

I wouldn’t go see Lincoln either.

I agree with this: “ it is just another way to call America and especially Southerners are racists.”

Disagree with this: “The war wasn’t about slavery but state’s rights and taxes.”

I disagreed with this latter when I first heard it, always from communists, and don’t agree when others say it who don’t seem to be communists.


31 posted on 01/14/2013 3:01:53 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: onedoug

IMO, Russell Crowe was the weakest actor in the movie. His singing voice was amateurish compared to the rest. It was like community theater when he sang.

I’ve seen Les Mis on Broadway and watched concert productions of it on TV. The role of Javert requires a professional trained singing voice.

Jackman and Hathaway were up to the task. Crowe was not, unfortunately. They didn’t need an actor of the stature of Crowe to make the movie a success. I wish they had cast someone with a good singing voice for the part. It would have been a vast improvement.

Other than that, the film was terrific.


32 posted on 01/14/2013 8:57:24 PM PST by randita
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To: oh8eleven

“Lincoln” is worth a watch, but it is over rated, IMO.

Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens looked so funny in his role that I didn’t take him seriously. Then in the end, when he went to bed with his black housekeeper, that was over the top for me. Really weird.

I wouldn’t watch it again.


33 posted on 01/14/2013 9:01:52 PM PST by randita
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To: randita

Well, I sang in a couple of local operas: Carmen, Don Giovanni. La Traviata....

Granted, It’s not opera, but I think he listened to his coaches. And I loved his scenes.


34 posted on 01/14/2013 11:22:23 PM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Actually, if you go by the dictionary definition of opera, I believe Les Mis would qualify.

Unlike musicals, Les Mis has almost no spoken dialogue.

I’ve seen Les Mis on Broadway and I was expecting the caliber of singing I heard there. Most measured up, except for Crowe.

Knowing Crowe was not a singer, per se, I kind of expected him to take a Rex Harrison (Prof. Higgins) approach. That would have been interesting.

Check this out if you haven’t already seen it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMmF9el0S7k


35 posted on 01/15/2013 6:26:45 AM PST by randita
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