2013 Golden Globes
by Justin Jasso (@jjasso007)
In case any of you missed it, the “biggest” party of the year in Hollywood took place on Sunday evening at the Beverly Hilton. That’s right, the night when Hollywood comes out to shine in a more relaxed, fun environment. Ladies and gentlemen, this was the Golden Globe Awards. As per usual, the red carpet is rolled out and the stars are dressed in their finest with accessories to boot. On various channels, fashion experts comment on how people are dressed and interviews are candid and free. But the show must go on, and on it did, with a flourish no less.
Like most Golden Globes, the show definitely didn’t disappoint. Missing was British comedian Ricky Gervais. And though he was very funny over the previous two shows, plus had plenty of “make the audience cringe” moments, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) decided to go with a pair of new presenters this time with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Let’s take a moment to give a round of applause to the new hosts of the Golden Globes because they were absolutely phenomenal. From their opening monologues (poor James Cameron) to their drinking post-losing for Best Actress in a TV Comedy, they absolutely controlled the stage and the show. It goes to show that improvisation is invaluable as well as having fun and not making the show about you only enhances the host’s performance and the overall success of the show. Here’s to the two funny women returning next year!
There were so many wonderful moments at this year’s Golden Globes. The top had to be Jodi Foster being presented the Cecil B. Demille award. Robert Downey Jr. had the honor of announcing her before her body of work was shown to the captive audience. On accepting her award, she officially “comes out,” saying she came out “about a thousand years ago back in the stone age” and gives thanks to her former partner with whom she shares two children. She also gave an utterly emotional and heartfelt thanks to her mother, who suffers from dementia, which left many wet eyes in the audience, mine included. A great speech from a great actress. Probably the best presenters of the night were, hands down, Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell, presenting for Best Actress in Movie, Comedy or Musical. A great improvised scene in which neither actor had actually “watched” the films ahead of time (as they were supposed to)…. it’s one of those things you have to watch live. Hilarious!
Now, all of that aside, what you all really want to know is who actually won in each category. So, without further ado, your 2013 Golden Globe winners!
Best Drama Argo
Best Musical/Comedy Les Miserables
Best Director Ben Affleck (Argo)
Best Actress in a Drama Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Actor in a Drama Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Best Screenplay Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
Best Foreign Language Film Amour
Best Animated Feature Brave
Best Original Song “Skyfall” – music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth
Best Original Score Mychael Danna (Life of Pi)
Best TV Comedy or Musical Girls
Best TV Drama Homeland
Best Actress in a TV Drama Claire Danes (Homeland)
Best Actor in a TV Drama Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Best Actress in a TV Comedy Lena Dunham (Girls)
Best Actor in a TV Comedy Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Best Miniseries or TV Movie Game Change
Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie Julianne Moore (Game Change)
Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys)
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Show, Miniseries or TV Movie Maggie Smith (Downtown Abbey)
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Show, Miniseries or TV Movie Ed Harris (Game Change)
It was a great night for film and television at the Beverly Hilton, as it is each year. The sad part is we have to wait a whole year until the next party. Until then, we’ll have plenty of great entertainment to watch as these amazing actors, directors, producers and all involved with production continue to create and entertain the world each and every day.