Golden Globes 2013: 'Les Miserables' Wins Best Movie Musical/Comedy, Hugh Jackman Wins Best Actor
Golden Globes 2013: 'Argo' Wins Best Drama, 'Les Miserables' Wins Best Musical
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.
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.
The actress took the opportunity to thank "Lincoln" star Sally Field, who she beat for the honor, by noting that the two-time Oscar-winner had taught others to shun typecasting in a long career that extended from "Gidget" to "Norma Rae."
Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a German bounty hunter in "Django Unchained."