70th Golden Globe awards handed out – ‘Argo’ the night’s big winner

Posted: January 14, 2013 in Movies, Television

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association put on the 70th annual Golden Globe awards last night and if you didn’t tune in, you missed out.  In my history of watching the awards, this year’s get together is probably the most memorable everything else but the awards.  Sure there was Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting and being genuinely funny.  And there was the unexpected love for Ben Affleck’s Iranian drama Argo.  But the main event, to me anyways, was Jodie Foster’s acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille award.  While her acceptance of the life-time achievement award was sincere and rather heartfelt, the issues she dug at in the actual speech were veiled and cryptic.  By all accounts Foster openly, in a round-about way, admitted that she is homosexual and hinted that she would be retiring from acting.  She’s only 50 years old so she’s got a rather lengthy career still ahead of her (hell, look at Clint Eastwood’s old ass!), but it was a phrase she said in her speech,  saying that she “won’t ever be up on a stage again” and “It will be my writing on the wall. Jodie Foster was here, I still am. And I want to be seen, to be understood deeply, and to be not so very lonely.”

So there’s that.

Here are the winners:

Best Motion Picture: Drama – Argo

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: Musical or Comedy – Les Misérables

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy – Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy – Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Performance by an Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Best Performance by an Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)

Best Director – Ben Affleck (Argo)

Best Screenplay – Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

Best Animated Film – Brave

Best Foreign Language Film – Amour

Best Original Song in a Motion Picture – “Skyfall” Adele

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture – Life of Pi (Mychael Danna)

Best Television Series: Musical or Comedy – Girls (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series: Musical or Comedy – Lena Dunham (Girls)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series: Musical or Comedy – Don Cheadle (House of Lies)

Best Television Series: Drama – Homeland

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series: Drama – Claire Danes (Homeland)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series: Drama – Damian Lewis (Homeland)

Best Mini-Series or Made for Television Movie – Game Change

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Made for Television Movie – Julianne Moore (Game Change)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Made for Television Movie – Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series or Made for Television Movie – Ed Harris (Game Change)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series or Made for Television Movie – Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)

 

Here’s Jodie Foster’s acceptance speech:

 

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