Golden Globes 2013: Daniel Day-Lewis Wins Best Actor, Jessica Chastain Wins Best Actress
Golden Globes 2013: 'Argo' Wins Best Drama, 'Les Miserables' Wins Best Musical
"Les Miserables" stormed the barricades at the 70th Golden Globes on Sunday, winning the Best Musical or Comedy award over the likes of "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Moonrise Kingdom."
Ben Affleck, who was snubbed by Oscar voters on Thursday, made up for it at Sunday's Golden Globes, winning Best Director for "Argo."
To capture the honors for the Middle East political thriller, Affleck bested Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln") and Ang Lee ("Life of Pi"), two of directors who did make the Academy Awards shortlist, as well as Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained") and Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), who were similarly omitted.
Jessica Chastain earned Best Actress in a Drama honors for her role as a driven C.I.A. analyst in "Zero Dark Thirty."
"You've done more for women in cinema than you take credit for," Chastain said to her director Bigelow.
Hugh Jackman, shook off the lingering effects of the flu, to pick up the Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical on Sunday for his role as an escaped convict trying to outrun the law in "Les Miserables."
The actor admitted onstage that he almost dropped out of the project after a difficult day of rehearsals, but thanked his wife Deborra-Lee Furness for convincing him to remain on the film.
"Homeland" and stars Damian Lewis and Claire Danes won top TV awards at the show, the 70th in its history. The Showtime series won Best TV Drama. Lewis earned Best TV Actor- Drama for his performance as a terrorist mole and Danes earned Best TV Actress - Drama for her portrayal of a bipolar C.I.A. agent.
"The best journeys are always shared...I would like to share this with the best cast and crew in television," Lewis said.
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"I am very proud to be working in this medium at this moment for this company," Danes said.
Showtime had a very strong evening, also picking up a Best TV Actor in a Comedy for Don Cheadle's performance as a cut-throat management consultant in the network's "House of Lies."
Earning Best TV Comedy and Best TV Actress in a Comedy was the HBO series "Girls" and Lena Dunham, the 26-year old impresario behind the estrogen-laced series.
A teary Dunham said, "I thought I'd be a cooler customer if this ever happened, and I didn't think it would."
"This award is for every woman who ever felt like there wasn't a place for her," she added.
On the film front, Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress in a Comedy for her role as a grieving widow in "Silver Linings Playbook" at the 70th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
To earn the honor, the 22-year old actress beat out veteran actresses such as Meryl Streep in "Hope Springs" and Judi Dench in "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
"I am so honored to be in a film like this...Harvey thank you for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here today," Lawrence said, thanking the film's producer, Harvey Weinstein.
Anne Hathaway captured the Best Supporting Actress prize for playing a desperate woman forced into prostitution in "Les Miserables."
"Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forever use as a weapon against self-doubt," Hathaway said.