Skip to comments.Golden Globes 2013: "Argo," "Les Miserables" win best picture honors
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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***Yawn*** - haven’t been to the movies in twenty five years. Eff Hollywood.
Les Miserables is worth the time and money, IMHO.
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.
"...my fellow actors out there, weve giggled through love scenes, weve punched and cried and spit and vomited and blown snot all over one another and those are just the costars I liked.
She’s a lesbitarian. She’s single.
She says privacy is her main concern.
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”.
“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
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
John Hinckley now must be thinking, “I shot Reagan for THAT?!?!?!”
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.
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.
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.
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