Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Cahiers du Cinema's Top 10 Movies of 2014: 'Goodbye to Language,' 'Under the Skin,' 'Love Is Strange' Cahiers du Cinema's Top 10 Movies of 2014: 'Goodbye to Language,' 'Under the Skin,' 'Love Is Strange' Daily Reads: The Epic Uncool of Philip Seymour Hoffman's Career, How Scarlett Johansson Subverts Her Good Looks and More Daily Reads: The Epic Uncool of Philip Seymour Hoffman's Career, How Scarlett Johansson Subverts Her Good Looks and More 'The End of the Tour' Sundance Reviews: Jason Segel Impresses as David Foster Wallace 'The End of the Tour' Sundance Reviews: Jason Segel Impresses as David Foster Wallace Why the Unanimous Praise for 'Boyhood' Is Bad for Film Criticism — and for 'Boyhood' Why the Unanimous Praise for 'Boyhood' Is Bad for Film Criticism — and for 'Boyhood' 'Girls' Outrage Tracker: Season 4, Episode 1, 'Iowa' 'Girls' Outrage Tracker: Season 4, Episode 1, 'Iowa' Now Streaming: 'The Interview' and Other Movies That Didn't Get Us Threatened Now Streaming: 'The Interview' and Other Movies That Didn't Get Us Threatened 'Strange Magic' Reviews: Yup, That's Late Period George Lucas, All Right 'Strange Magic' Reviews: Yup, That's Late Period George Lucas, All Right 'Going Clear' Sundance Reviews: A Scorching Takedown of Scientology 'Going Clear' Sundance Reviews: A Scorching Takedown of Scientology Not at Sundance? Watch 14 Festival Films Via Sundance's #ArtistServices Not at Sundance? Watch 14 Festival Films Via Sundance's #ArtistServices David Bordwell Shows How Aspect Ratios Matter David Bordwell Shows How Aspect Ratios Matter Love or Hate 'American Sniper,' We're Brought Together By Its Bad Fake Baby Love or Hate 'American Sniper,' We're Brought Together By Its Bad Fake Baby 'Girls' Outrage Tracker: Season 4, Episode 2, 'Triggering' 'Girls' Outrage Tracker: Season 4, Episode 2, 'Triggering' The Scrambled Sexuality of 'Frozen's "Let It Go" The Scrambled Sexuality of 'Frozen's "Let It Go" Meet the Indiewire | Sundance Institute Ebert Film Criticism Fellows, 2015 Meet the Indiewire | Sundance Institute Ebert Film Criticism Fellows, 2015 Daily Reads: Movie Monsters That Look Like Genitalia, Why It Feels Like There's Too Much TV and More Daily Reads: Movie Monsters That Look Like Genitalia, Why It Feels Like There's Too Much TV and More 'Disney Deaths' and 'Big Hero 6': How Children's Stories Process Loss 'Disney Deaths' and 'Big Hero 6': How Children's Stories Process Loss 'Dope' Sundance Reviews: A Smart, High-Energy Comedy 'Dope' Sundance Reviews: A Smart, High-Energy Comedy How Kids Change the Way Critics Watch Movies, Why It's Hard to Fight for Gender Equality in Hollywood and More How Kids Change the Way Critics Watch Movies, Why It's Hard to Fight for Gender Equality in Hollywood and More 'Z for Zachariah' Sundance Reviews: M for Mixed 'Z for Zachariah' Sundance Reviews: M for Mixed First Reviews of Johnny Depp's 'Mortdecai': Scraping Bottom With a Waxed Moustache First Reviews of Johnny Depp's 'Mortdecai': Scraping Bottom With a Waxed Moustache

'Argo' and 'Les Miserables' Top the 2013 Golden Globes

Criticwire By Matt Singer | Criticwire January 13, 2013 at 11:40PM

It's our obligatory Golden Globes post!
0
"Argo."
"Argo."

The Golden Globes are usually the film nerd's hatewatch. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's taste can be suspect and their hosts' material can be mean-spirited or -- even worse -- unfunny. There's a million awards, the show goes on forever, and most of the people we want to win inevitably lose.

But I gotta say -- and maybe this is because I went to the gym for an hour in the middle of the show -- I actually kind of enjoyed this year's Golden Globes. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hilarious hosts (when they were on, which sadly wasn't much after their opening monologue). Jodie Foster's curious acceptance speech of her lifetime achievement award nearly broke Twitter and will surely fuel countless thinkpieces. Best of all, Tommy Lee Jones not laughing at Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig's jokes about his movie 'Hope Springs' was perhaps the funniest single image in the history of television. I will treasure that always and forever.

As for the awards themselves, there were some pleasant surprises, especially if you were an "Argo" fan. The film won Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director  -- an interesting twist in this awards season after Ben Affleck's snub last week by the Academy Awards. On the "Musical or Comedy" side of things, "Les Miserables" took home Best Picture. There's a Russell Crowe joke in there somewhere, but I'll let you make it yourself.

Quentin Tarantino topped favorite Tony Kushner for Best Screenplay, and Christoph Waltz brought "Django Unchained" a second trophy with his win for Best Supporting Actor. Hugh Jackman ("Les Miserables") and Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook") won the Best Actor and Actress awards in the Musical or Comedy category, while Daniel Day-Lewis ("Lincoln") and Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty") won on the dramatic side of things. Most gave good acceptance speeches too -- Jackman was charmingly elated, Lawrence hilariously snarky ("Thank you for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here today," she told distributor Harvey Weinstein), Day-Lewis typically erudite, and Chastain movingly moved.

Here's the full list of film winners from tonight's Golden Globes:

Best Picture - Drama: "Argo"
Best Picture - Musical or Comedy: "Les Miserables"
Best Director: Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Best Actor - Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Best Actress - Drama: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Actor - Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
Best Actress - Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"

Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"
Best Animated Film: "Brave"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Amour"
Best Original Song: "Skyfall" from "Skyfall"
Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, "Life of Pi"

And if you care -- and why would you?!? -- here are the TV awards too:

Best Series - Musical or Comedy: "Girls"
Best Series - Drama: "Homeland"
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture: "Game Change"
Best Actor - Drama: Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Best Actress - Musical or Comedy: Lena Dunham, "Girls"

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy: Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Best Actress - Drama: Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Best Actor - Mini-Series or Motion Picture: Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys"
Best Actress - Mini-Series or Motion Picture: Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Best Supporting Actor: Ed Harris, "Game Change"

To the HFPA: bring back Tina Fey and Amy Poehler next year! And now bring on the Oscars next month.

What was your favorite moment of the Golden Globes? Tell us in the comments section below.

This article is related to: Awards


E-Mail Updates