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Ten Things I Learned Over the Golden Globes Weekend

Seth MacFarlane did not look happy as he nursed a strong drink at the HBO party following the Golden Globes Sunday night. Would you? The first-time Oscar host has to follow hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who nabbed the best reviews in recent memory for their performance at the Golden Globes on NBC, which hit a six-year high in overnight ratings (averaging a 13.1 household rating/28 Nielsen share).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 15, 2013 4:13 PM
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Watch: Eleven Highlights from the 2013 Golden Globes

Last night's Golden Globes held a number of memorable moments, both moving and hilarious. Video highlights below, including host Amy Poehler's barb about torture and Kathryn Bigelow "being married to James Cameron for three years," Kristen Wiig and Will Farrell's brilliant "you get out of here" bit, Bill Clinton's introduction to "Lincoln," Jessica Chastain, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Michael Haneke and Quentin Tarantino accepting their awards and more.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 14, 2013 11:40 AM
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Watch: Jodie Foster Comes Out During Acceptance Speech ("but I already did my coming out a thousand years ago")

Jodie Foster, winner of the 2013 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille award, gave an impassioned and refreshingly no-bullshit acceptance speech last night, which also functioned as a coming-out-but-I've-already-come-out moment, and a possible retirement announcement. Watch below, the star-studded audience listens with rapt attention.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 14, 2013 11:31 AM
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Golden Globes Winners: 'Argo,' 'Les Miserables' Take Home Top Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association gave out its awards Sunday for the best in film and television in 2012. The surprise winners for best picture and director in a drama were "Argo" and Ben Affleck--the actor-director who was not nominated for the best director Oscar.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 14, 2013 5:10 AM
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Golden Globes Predictions

My Golden Globes predictions are here. I will be covering the Golden Globes and parties Sunday live via Twitter @akstanwyck. I'll add the list of Globes winners eventually, as well as analysis, but check Indiewire if you need them sooner.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 13, 2013 6:39 PM
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Awards Schedule Heats Up: Oscar and BAFTA Nominations, Critics Choice and Golden Globes Awards, Parties Galore

Friday afternoon, the day the Oscar ballots were due, I checked out the Academy lobby on Wilshire to see if long lines of voters were queuing up at the three kiosks in the lobby. One lonely voter sat down to enter his ballot--which took ages, with an attendant hovering over his shoulder. So apparently most of the Academy folks eventually figured out how to either mail their Oscar ballots or file online.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 7, 2013 1:29 PM
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Watch: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Tout the Golden Globes -- "a sloppy, loud party"

Sparkling hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have released another funny promo for the 2013 Golden Globes (January 13), in which they expound on all things awards. A great thing about the Globes? "The beautiful people of film get to rub shoulders with the horrible, disgusting people of television," Poehler says. The women also have a unique Best Dramatic Actor favorite: "Daniel Day-Lewis for 'Avatar'!"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 4, 2013 12:11 PM
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Post-Golden Globe Nominations: What Do We Know? Weinsteins Score 15, But Will That Translate at Oscars? Kidman Lands 10th Globe Nom

Advantage: Leonardo DiCaprio over "Django Unchained" costar Christoph Waltz in the best supporting actor race, even if Waltz gets the German vote. And SAG "Silver Linings" nominee Robert De Niro, who dissed the HFPA last time he accepted an award, has not been invited back. On the other hand, Globe fave Nicole Kidman scored two 2013 nominations, for both "Paperboy" and HBO's "Hemingway and Gellhorn." While she has three Oscar nominations and one win thus far, the HFPA has nominated her eight times.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 13, 2012 2:39 PM
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Watch: Golden Globes Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Promise a Truly 'Swell!' Awards Ceremony

Check out the first Tina Fey-Amy Poehler promo video for the Golden Globes, in which the two upcoming hosts give us their best Katharine Hepburn East Coast patter: "We're so excited we'll be doing classic Hollywood voices for all our bant-ah! Talking like this will nev-ah get old!"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 13, 2012 1:35 PM
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Golden Globe Nominations Led By 'Lincoln,' 'Argo' and 'Django Unchained'

Nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced early this morning, with Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" leading the pack with seven nods including Best Picture (Drama), Director, Screenplay, Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Supporting Actress (Sally Field) and Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones). "Argo" followed with five, for Best Picture (Drama) Director, Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Alan Arkin) and Score (Alexandre Desplat). In a surprise turn, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" also landed five nominations -- Best Picture (Drama), Tarantino for Director and Screenplay and two Supporting Actor nods for Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 13, 2012 11:07 AM
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