Argo and Les Miserables win big at Golden Globes

Ben Affleck at the Golden Globe Awards

Argo and Les Misérables triumphed at the Golden Globe Awards last night. Ben Affleck‘s Iran hostage drama Argo took home two trophies at the ceremony in Los Angeles — Best Director and Best Motion Picture Drama, the biggest award of the night. Ben dedicated the win to his wife, Jennifer Garner, saying: “I want to thank my wife who is the reason why I’m standing here. I adore you. I love you so much. Thanks for sitting through this. You are my everything. Thank you.”
Les Misérables won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress for Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway respectively, as well as Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. Former US president Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at the event, introducing Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln, which was up for seven awards. However, the film only won in one category, with Daniel Day-Lewis named Best Actor. In the Best Actress category, Jessica Chastain triumphed for her role as a CIA agent tracking Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty. Picking up her trophy, Jessica said: “I’ve auditioned and fought and been on the sidelines for years. To be here now, it’s a beautiful moment.” Other winners on the night included Christoph Waltz, who was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in Django Unchained and Jennifer Lawrence, who took home Best Actress, Musical or Comedy for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.

Full list of winners:
Best Picture, Drama: Argo
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: Les Misérables
Best Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Best Foreign Language: Amour
Best Animated Film: Brave
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Best Original Song: “Skyfall” (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), Skyfall
Best Series, Drama: Homeland
Best Series, Musical or Comedy: Girls
Best Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
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 Miniseries or Movie: Game Change
Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change
Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Ed Harris, Game Change


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