The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place tonight and Brogen Hayes stayed up all night to bring you all the winners from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did a fantastic job of presenting. The duo took over from from Ricky Gervais because “he is technically no longer in showbiz”, claimed there is no known cure for the Hollywood Foreign Press and said of Zero Dark Thirty’s Kathyrn Bigelow; “When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent 3 years married to James Cameron”.
Lincoln led the pack with seven nods, but Argo and Zero Dark Thirty also did well in the nominations. Django Unchained led the winners early in the night, but the big winner was Les Misérables, which scooped two acting gongs and the award for Best Film, Comedy or Musical.
Jodie Foster received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement. Foster’s career has spanned 44 years, but it was her role as worldly teen, Iris, in Taxi Driver that brought her to world attention. Since then, Foster has starred in 40 films and TV shows and turned her hand to directing – most recently with The Beaver. Robert Downey Jr made sure that Jodie Foster knew he loved her, despite what he was about to say. Before introducing a short compilation of Foster’s career, and presenting her with a toy hamster, he reminded her that “She and I shared the same 4 life ambitions; a. I want to be president b. I want to go on stage c. I want to go to Rome d. I want a hamster”. Downey Jr also reminded the audience that Foster is “One of the youngest people to win an Oscar, one of our most admired directors” and that she has won 44 awards throughout her career.
Foster took to the stage amid a long standing ovation and paid tribute to SNL, before giving a slightly rambling and definitely vague speech, saying “47 years in the film business is a long time” and thanking the HFPA; “This is the craziest party of the year, and I feel like the Prom Queen”. Foster then went on to extol the virtues of privacy in her personal life, reminding audiences that she has given everything on screen since she was three years old, and that’s the real reality show. Foster finished by saying “This feels like the end of an era and the beginning of something else” and hinting that her career may lean toward the smaller projects in the future.
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Julia Roberts, who kept a low profile during the ceremony, presented the award for Best Motion Picture – Drama to Argo. This marked the second time on the night that Argo beat veteran director Steven Speilberg to win an award. Producer George Clooney and Ben Affleck accepted the award during a riotous standing ovation. Producers thanked director Ben Affleck “our fearless leader” and the people who work in diplomatic services and the clandestine services.
BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Dustin Hoffman presented the award to Les Misérables, making it the film’s third win of the night. Eric Fellner accepted the award on a stage packed with cast and crew and said “This room has made some amazing films and some amazing TV shows this year”, before going on to thank cast and crew.
Ben Affleck did the incredible; beat competition from Steven Speilberg and Quentin Tarantino to win Best Director for Argo. Affleck received a standing ovation, and said “I don’t care what the award is, when they put your name next to the names that [Halle Berry] just read out, it’s an extraordinary moment in your life. I never thought I would hear my name in the same breath as theirs”. Affleck, rather sweetly and flusteredly, paid tribute directors who were not nominated, including Paul Thomas Anderson, and said he was still trying to blow the chance that Warner Brothers gave him, before telling his children and wife Jennifer Garner, that they were his “everything”.
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Director Mark Andrews accepted the award for Disney Pixar’s Brave, saying “Holy cow! What incredible company to be in! 2012 was an incredible year for animation so I would like to thank the nominees.” Andrews thanked his cast and crew, before saying “Being Brave is about being true to yourself and allowing your loved ones the same freedom”.
BEST ACTOR – DRAMA
George Clooney presented the award to Daniel Day-Lewis for his performance in Lincoln. Day Lewis made fun of the fact that former President Bill Clinton made an appearance at the ceremony, by saying “Are you sure there is room for another ex-President on the stage? Well if you thought that was showing off, Her Majesty the Queen of England is about the parachute in and make a last effort for Skyfall” before oddly comparing his acting work with the life of a cat. We’re not quite sure what was going on there.
BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA
George Clooney also presented the award to Jessica Chastain for her performance in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. Chastain thanked the HFPA and said “I have wanted to be an actor since I was a little girl. I have auditioned and fought and been on the sidelines for so long and to be here right now and win this award is a beautiful encouragement and support”.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Unsurprisingly, Christoph Waltz saw off competition from Alan Arkin, Leonardo DiCaprio. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tommy Lee Jones to win Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained. After being sneak hugged by Quentin Tarantino, Waltz thanked his director saying, “Quentin, you know that my indebtedness and gratitude to you knows no words”.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway scooped the award for her performance in Les Misérables and said “Oh my gosh, this is really happening… Hollywood Foreign Press Association thanks for having me in this room full of extraordinary artists who have changed my life. Thank you for this lovely blunt object, which I will forever use as a weapon against self doubt”, before thanking Sally Field for campaigning against typecasting, her mother, who she saw performing the role of Fantine when she was eight years old and her husband.
BEST ACTOR – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jennifer Garner rather sweetly finished Ben Affleck’s acceptance speech by thanking his producers, before presenting Hugh Jackman with the Best Actor award for his role in Les Misérables. Jackman said; “Sorry, I just have the tail end of this flu, I was kicking myself for not getting the flu jab, but apparently you don’t need it! I feel great! Also, to the person who stole the wheels off my bike when I was auditioning for Les Misérables; keep ‘em. I am going to put the frame back in the same place and you can come get it on Monday. Les Misérables was a project of passion; it took a lot of courage to make it… Thank you to the legendary Tom Hooper, without whom I wouldn’t be standing here.” Hugh Jackman also thanked his wife for convincing him to take the role and “always being right”
BEST ACTRESS – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jennifer Lawrence may not have won for a comedy – Silver Linings Playbook is more of a dramedy – but she showed her comedic skills with her acceptance speech; “I beat Meryl! I am so honoured to be involved with a film like this… David thanks for believing in me and for giving me a chance, Bradley, you made me better every day. Thank you to Harvey for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here”.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Michael Haneke’s Amour carried on it’s tradition of winning every award that it is nominated for, by winning Best Foreign Film. Michael Haneke. Sadly @Michael_Haneke could not be at the ceremony, but director Michael Haneke accepted the award, saying; “I never thought I would get an award in Hollywood by an Austrian. I have to thank all the people that helped me to do this film… Above all I have to thank my lead actors – Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva – without them, I would not be here. If this prize is in my hands, the base is for me and my crew, but the globe is for my fantastic actors”.
Django Unchained was the first film to win two awards on the night when Quentin Tarantino won for his screenplay. “I wasn’t expecting this. This is a surprise. Damn.” Tarantino thanked his actors, and his friends that he reads the script to as he is writing. Tarantino reminded his friends that he doesn’t want their input – heavens forbid! – he just wants to hear it through their ears and finished up by saying “You will never know as much this means to me. This is a surprise and I am happy to be surprised”.
ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
Mychael Danna won Best Original Score for his work on Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Danna said; “Thank you HFPA. I felt very very blessed, even before this, to be part of the whole life of Pi experience, a beautiful special film, a beautiful experience”. Danna shared his award with director Ang Lee, saying he would never forget the experience of working on the film.
BEST SONG – MOTION PICTURE
Of course Adele was always going to win for her wonderful Bond song; Skyfall. Adele was high fived by Daniel Craig on her way to the stage and was the first winner who seemed to be truly excited by her win, saying “Honestly I have come out for a night out, I was not expecting this. It’s very strange to be here, thank you for letting me be a part of your world for a night”.