2013 Golden Globes Award Winners and Live Blog; ‘Argo’ Wins Best Picture and Director [UPDATED With Videos]
Posted on Sunday, January 13th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
For the 70th year, the Hollywood Foreign Press handed out their Golden Globe Awards Sunday night. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler entertained an audience of TV and movie fans there to bestow awards to shows like Girls, Modern Family, Smash, Breaking Bad, Homeland and Downton Abbey and films like Lincoln, Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Yes, I said Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
That’s just one example of surprise nominees that make the Globes such a wild card each and every year. Check out all the winners below along with live commentary.
UPDATE: We’ve embedded a lot of the special moments from the show below.
BEST PICTURE (DRAMA)
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
Thoughts: Each one of these films won an award over the course of the night but, in the end, the simplest, and shortest one, takes the prize. I must say, it’s a surprise. But I guess all the other films said Argo Fu…you know the deal. Congrats to Warner Bros., Ben Affleck and everyone else.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight
Thoughts: I mean, he was pretty good right?
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
Thoughts: ZDT had to win something tonight and this is a great one. Chastain is likely going to be one of those generational actresses who wins tons of these so it’s special to see a moment like this.
7:45 p.m. An hour ago, I thought this would wrap up super early. But things went long and now with 14 minutes left, we have three huge awards to go. Let’s do this HFPA!
BEST PICTURE (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
Thoughts: This could have gone either way, with both Silver Linings and Les Mis winning tonight but, when an actual musical comes along, and it’s actually good, it’s hard to lose the Best Musical category.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
Thoughts: In a battle of two of the five Oscar nominees, Jackman takes it. I think the singing in the musical categories did it for him.
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
The Big Bang Theory
Thoughts: Girls!! Awesome! I mean, really, as long as Big Bang Theory didn’t win right?
BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Thoughts: Ben Affleck wins and get to kiss Jennifer Garner? Fuck him. I’m kidding. Actually, this is a pretty big surprise as he’s the obvious newcomer to the impressive group. But then again, the Golden Globes love the newcomer. Affleck is an truly special, rising directorial talent and this won’t be his last time on that stage.
7:15 p.m. Twitter is very confused by Jodie Foster’s speech. Did she come out of the closet? Retire? Announce a new career? It was everything and nothing and really weird. I’m sure it’ll be a YouTube sensation very soon.
7:08 p.m. Jodie Foster’s presentation and acceptance has been fantastic. She truly has a long and amazing career that has no end in sight. Almost every single female in the audience is crying.
7 p.m. Robert Downey Jr. presenting the Cecil B. DeMille award to Jodie Foster.
6:58 p.m. Fey and Poehler burn Taylor Swift. Perfect.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lena Dunham, Girls
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Pohler, Parks and Recreation
Thoughts: This has to be surprise but I couldn’t be happier. Great category, hilarious nominations and Dunham kicks ass on Girls.
6:51 p.m. Aziz Ansari is my new favorite presenter of the evening. Pretending like he got stoned thanks to the Downton Abbey cast.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Rise of the Guardians
Thoughts: Mark Andrews is a great guy and Brave is fine, but Frankenweenie, Rise of the Guardians and Wreck-It Ralph were all better. Nice of him to thank Brenda Chapman first, though.
6:45 p.m. Sacha Baron Cohen comes out to present, drink in hand. So funny.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Thoughts: And the Homeland train keeps on rolling along, save for Mandy. Danes won last year too, making her four for four total at the Globes.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour, Michael Haneke
A Royal Affair, Nikolaj Arcel
The Intouchables, Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Kon Tiki, Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Rust and Bone, Jacques Audiard
Thoughts: One of my favorite films of the year and a Best Picture nominee at the Oscars. Deserved.
6:33 p.m. Arnold and Sly, Sly and Arnold, *mind explodes*
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Thoughts: I love Cheadle, I don’t love the show, but to see him get some recognition means a lot. Even if it’s over Louis.
BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Chris Terrio, Argo
Thoughts: I still think it’s weird that you have two Best Movie categories and only one for screenplay but, whatever. Tarantino wins and that’s all that matters.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Thoughts: One of my favorite movies of the year and arguably my favorite performance too. Congrats.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Thoughts: The Game Change train keeps on running.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs
Thoughts: The only Oscar nominee wins here. Not a surprise and very well deserved. Also a really funny speech with true emotion and personality.
6:04 pm. Thank you to one of my Twitter followers for this.
6:02 p.m. Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell give the next award. So, so hilarious. More SNL people doing this please.
5:59 p.m. Big surprise! Bill Clinton introduces Lincoln! Standing ovation!
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Kevin Costner, Hatfiends & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Tobey Jones, The Girl
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gillhorn
Thoughts: Cool to see Kevin Costner get some recognition but, come on, he beat Cumberbatch? Did these people not watch Sherlock? (Granted, I didn’t watch Hatfields & McCoys). Second thought: Amazing speech and glad to see Dog President get more love.
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“For You” from Act of Valor
“Not Running Anymore” from Stand Up Guys
“Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games
“Skyfall” from Skyfall
“Suddenly” from Les Miserables
Thoughts: I’d imagine this was a hotly contested category with such huge names having songs but Adele winning makes sense. Great song, great movie, great high five with Daniel Craig.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Alexandre Desplat, Argo
Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
Tom Tywker, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Cloud Atlas
John Williams, Lincoln
Thoughts: Disappointed to see Cloud Atlas lose but I have no problem with Life of Pi guy winning.
5:43 p.m. The real life Tony Mendez from Argo introduces Argo. I guess they don’t use microphones in the CIA.
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Downton Abbey Season 2
Thoughts: Like I said below, the new show pretty regularly wins at the Globes. Season one of Homeland is unbelievably good and won last year. Now here we are again for season two and it’s more of the same.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Thoughts: Always a hard fought category and Lewis, with his incredible role, is a new mainstay. No surprise to see him win here tonight. Especially since he lost last year.
5:30 p.m. This is one of my favorite moments, when the super awkward president of the HFPA shows up to tell jokes. Who are these people? We may never know.
5:29 p.m. Everyone check their DVRs to make sure Girls is taping tonight. I’m good. You? Back to the show.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gillhorn
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animal
Thoughts: Coming off the last award, Moore winning here was a no-brainer. What was odd was the weird inclusion of Amy Poehler with false teeth as false nominee Darcy St. Fudge in DOG PRESIDENT. The joke bombed because it was so unexpected.
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Hatfields & McCoys
Thoughts: This HBO produced film has been winning awards for some time now. This makes sense.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Thoughts: Hell yeah, Downton! Episode 2 tonight! That is all.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Thoughts: Congrats to Waltz, winning yet another award for starring in a Tarantino film. This has to make him the Oscar front-runner, no?
5:08 p.m. Truly funny monologue but, if you want the real jokes, look behind any person who is on camera. That’s where all the real jokes are.
5 p.m. Mel Gibson sitting next to Robert Downey Jr.! Amazing! I wish they were hosting! But Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are pretty hilarious too.
4:49 p.m. PST – Hey everyone, hope you’re enjoying the red carpet (or football, if you’re like me.) We’ll be running updates in this space and bumping the winners to the top as they happen. Keep it locked here.