by JASMINE ELSHAMY Photo & Video Editor
The 2013 Golden Globe Awards were a huge hit this year, airing on January 13, and hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
A few recurring winners included the hit HBO television series “Girls”, which won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Lena Dunham and for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy. “Homeland” also took home three awards for Best Television Series Drama, Best Actress – Drama (Claire Danes), and Best Actor – Drama (Damien Lewis).
“I was so pleased with the outcome of the awards,” says sophomore Lindsey Frankel. “‘Girls’ is one of my favorite shows on television right now, Lena Dunham is so talented. It is always wonderful to see artists get recognized for their talent.”
The Best Drama Picture of the Year went to Argo, directed and starred in by Ben Affleck, and the Best Musical or Comedy Picture of the Year went to Les Miserables, directed by Tom Hooper. Affleck also won the award for Best Director. “Les Miserables” actress Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress for her stellar performance in the film, and her cast member Hugh Jackman also won for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.
To all of the volunteer tributes out there, our favorite tribute, Jennifer Lawrence, won for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for “Silver Linings Playbook”, in which she works with Bradley Cooper.
“Djano Unchained” was another favorite of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Film genius Quentin Tarantino won for Best Screenplay, and Christoph Waltz won for Best Supporting Actor.
As for Best Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Daniel Day-Lewis won for “Lincoln”, and Jessica Chastain won for “Zero Dark Thirty”, both movies having just been released in November and December of 2012, respectively.
The HBO political drama film based on the events of the 2008 election, “Game Change”, won a few accolades as well. It won for Best Miniseries or Movie, and Ed Harris won for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Movie. Julianne Moore also won Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Movie for her performance as Governor Sarah Palin, also earning her some praise from fellow impersonator Tina Fey.
The Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award went to Jodie Foster, who used her speech to discuss coming out and not coming out, privacy in the 21st century, and a comment on Honey Boo Boo.
“The Golden Globes were definitely the greatest they’ve been in a long time. Tina and Amy were funny enough to not offend anyone into Awkward Land, and they were clean and did not try to make the show about themselves,” says senior Louise Lobello.
Other awards from the Globes included:
Best Foreign Language Motion Picture: “Amour.”
Best Animated Film: “Brave.”
Best Original Score for a Motion Picture: Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi.”
Best Original Song for a Motion Picture: “Skyfall” (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), from the movie of the same name.
Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Television: Don Cheadle, “House of Lies.”
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys.”
Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey.”
In case you missed Fey and Poehler’s hilarious antics, click here to watch the full Golden Globes.