Globes leader 'American Hustle' gets Oscar boost
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Golden Globes are typically Hollywood's bawdiest awards show — "a wonderful mess," said co-host Tina Fey of this year's bash. But in the end, after all the boozy banter — some of it bleeped for broadcast — the 1970s corruption tale "American Hustle" got a very serious push toward Oscar glory, picking up three major awards.
Amy Adams, left, and David O. Russell, winners of the award for best motion picture - comedy or musical for "American Hustle" pose in the press room at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Benefiting the most from Sunday night's Globes as focus shifts to the Academy Awards, David O. Russell's con caper locked in best comedy, best actress (Amy Adams) and best supporting actress (Jennifer Lawrence).
Not that early-season favorite "12 Years a Slave" isn't still in the running. Though it earned only one award, Steve McQueen's historical epic took home the night's top honor: best film drama. But "American Hustle" seems to have emerged from the 71st annual Golden Globes as the film to beat.
From left, Lupita Nyong'o, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Steve McQueen, Sarah Paulson, and Michael Fassbender pose in the press room with the award for best motion picture - drama for "12 Years a Slave" at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Oscar doesn't usually care much for comedies, but "American Hustle" offers a rich blend of scandal, style and superb acting that is bound to get Academy voters' attention.