The 2013 Golden Globe Awards winners are unexpectedly young this year. The 70th annual film and television awards announced the winners on Sunday in Beverly Hills, California.
The most honored films were to “Argo” and “Les Miserables”. The latter received the award for Best Picture Comedy or Musical and had two of its actors top the meters: Hugh Jackman for Best Actor as Jean Valjean and Anne Hathaway as Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Fantine.
“Argo” capitalized on its recent success with two top honors. The movie was awarded the title of Best Motion Picture Drama and its director, Ben Affleck, was deemed Best Director. Unexpectedly, and to some extend inexplicably, the actor/director has been left out from the Academy Awards nominations list.
The 2013 Golden Globe Awards winners’ list also includes Daniel Day-Lewis, who received the honor for Best Actor in a Drama for his performance in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”. Best Actress in a Drama went to Jessica Chastain for her embodiment of the CIA agent who hunts down Osama bin Laden in “Zero Dark Thirty”.
One of the youngest winners at this year’s Golden Globes was Jennifer Lawrence, who won the award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. The 22-year-old’s first words during her acceptance speech were “I beat Meryl!” The award highlights her performance in “Silver Linings Playbook”, a movie that received eight Academy Awards nominations.
“Django Unchained” received two major awards. Best Supporting Actor went to Christoph Waltz and Best Screenplay to writer and director Quentin Tarantino.
In the TV shows section, the 2013 Golden Globes Awards winners are mostly cable television series. Showtime’s “Homeland” received the honors for Best Series, Damien Lewis for Best Actor and Claire Danes for Best Actress. Meanwhile, HBO’s “Girls” won the awards for Best Television Comedy and Best Actress for Lena Dunham’s performance.
HBO scored two more awards for their “Game Change” TV movie, that won in the Best TV Movie and Best Actress (Julianne Moore) categories.