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article imageGolden Globes: '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' win

By Tim O'Brien     Jan 12, 2014 in Entertainment
Beverly Hills - "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" win best picture awards at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, which just wrapped up in Beverly Hills.
In a night that usually delivers a few surprises and some laughs, it did that, while trying to set the stage as award season moves ahead. Host Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's second stab at the job, were on as usual and the night finished strong with a fun speech by Matthew McConaughey (best actor for "Dallas Buyers Club") and Steve McQueen accepting for "12 Years a Slave."
McConaughy's speech was typical of his laid-back nature and served well to poke fun at certain portions of his career.
In movies, a spread happened as best director went to Alfonso Cuaron for "Gravity," while the top film went to "12 Years a Slave." Thee comedy/musical prize went to "American Hustle," which does mean both can claim the high honor of having the best film of the year, as far as the Globes are concerned.
The top acting prize in a comedy was perhaps a surprise to some. Leonardo DiCaprio won it and was there, so he wanted it. "Dallas Buyers Club" won two acting awards in McConaughy and Jared Leto (supporting actor). So did "American Hustle" with Jennifer Lawrence (supporting actress, comedy/musical) and Amy Adams (actress, comedy/musical). Lawrence did indeed score back-to-back awards.
Another surprise from the foreign press was the foreign film award. Perhaps that is fitting, but favorite "Blue is the Warmest Colour" lost out to "The Great Beauty." Many were expected like Leto, Cate Blanchett (actress, drama) and Bryan Cranston and "Breaking Bad" for TV. It was Cranston's first, but being its final season, "Bad" was the favorite.
But, it was some of the TV prizes that provided some real wonders. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and its star, Andy Samberg won best comedy and best actor in a comedy, respectively. Poehler won for actress in comedy. Go ahead and wonder on that one, too. She's the host, so why not give it to her? But Fey didn't get a nomination, so stop being cynical, right?
Diane Keaton accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Woody Allen.
The list (winners in bold):
Best Motion Picture, Drama
“12 Years a Slave”
“Captain Phillips”
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
“American Hustle”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Wolf of Wall Street”
Best Animated Feature Film
“The Croods”
“Despicable Me 2?
Best Director — Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Idris Elba, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Robert Redford, “All Is Lost”
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
Kate Winslet, “Labor Day”
Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical
Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”
Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Enough Said”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”
Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy of Musical
Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Her”
Best Actress in a Supporting Role — Motion Picture
Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”
Best Actor in a Supporting Role — Motion Picture
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Daniel Bruhl, “Rush”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Atlas,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Coldplay
“Let It Go,” “Frozen,” Idina Menzel
“Ordinary Love,” “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” U2
“Please Mr. Kennedy,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Justin Timberlake
“Sweeter Than Fiction,” “One Chance,” Taylor Swift
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
“All Is Lost”
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
“The Book Thief”
“12 Years a Slave”
Best Foreign Language Film
“Blue Is The Warmest Color” (France)
“The Great Beauty” (Italy)
“The Hunt” (Denmark)
“The Past” (Iran)
“The Wind Rises” (Japan)
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Spike Jonze, “Her”
Bob Nelson, “Nebraska”
Jeff Pope/Steve Coogan, “Philomena”
John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
Best TV Miniseries or Movie
“American Horror Story: Coven”
“Behind the Candelabra”
“Dancing on the Edge”
“Top of the Lake”
“White Queen”
Best TV Series, Comedy
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
“Modern Family”
“Parks and Recreation”
Best Actor in a TV series, Drama
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
James Spader, “The Blacklist”
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”
Best Actor, TV Series Comedy
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Michael J. Fox, “The Michael J. Fox Show”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Julia Louis Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Best TV Series — Drama
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Good Wife”
“House of Cards”
“Masters of Sex”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Rebecca Ferguson, “White Queen”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelbra”
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie
Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge”
Janet McTeer, “The White Queen”
Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
Monica Potter, “Parenthood”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
Rob Lowe, “Behind the Candelabra”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Corey Stoll, “House of Cards”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”
EARLIER UPDATE: Jennifer Lawrence and Bryan Cranston are early winners as the 2014 Golden Globes are being handed out in Beverly Hills, CA. "Breaking Bad" has won for TV drama as well.
UPDATE: A water spill on the red carpet is hampering a bit of the glam.
Meanwhile, "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" enter tonight's Golden Globes leading all films with seven nominations each.
They both could win too. So, before the shoe-in talk arrives, take note. The Golden Globes split the category. After the award show is over, two "Best" films go forward hoping for front-runner status.
With The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, anything is possible, which means that even Leonardo DiCaprio has a chance to pull an upset. If that happens and then if he snags an Oscar nomination, things could get interesting.
But, that is tricky, too, since the Globes honor comedy and drama, thus building the suspense for some who win even though they have no chance for Oscar. It will be interesting to see if they, as usual, favor films made overseas, and/or with foreign performers. That would mean good things for Judi Dench, Emma Thompson or Kate Winslet, and it would really muddy things up.
For actor, will they give a career award? That would mean Robert Redford or Bruce Dern could win. If Jennifer Lawrence wins, it would set up a possible back-to-back wins, yet in separate categories.
Not to be forgotten is TV. They hand them out as well, even though it sometimes seems as if they are just there for the ride - and party. But, of note is Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Chiwetel Ejiofor who have two nominations each. One for movies and another for TV.
EARLIER: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is not a big crowd, but their awards bring the headlines. With less than 100 members, the HFPA readies itself for an evening of awards and hopefully, buzz.
The annual party takes place live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.
Over the years, it may have lost some clout but the stars shine as they drink and eat a lavish dinner, live on TV. It is not often one gets to see stars actually eat, but this is a dinner and an award show. It is also one big commercial and promotional event for sure.
During commercial breaks, stars will move about and schmooze and catch up with their colleagues, perhaps landing an upcoming role or hashing out an idea. The menu includes a grilled eggplant with sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and hummus on seared tomato; a mini sweet pepper with feta cheese, pomegranate, herb and California olive oil on grilled pita; and completing the trio - a grilled artichoke on multigrain tabbouleh and tahini. That is just the appetizer.
The main dish is fish and meat. Mediterranean spice crusted braised beef short rib and sautéed smoked filet of Atlantic trout, are also part of the meal. Those will be topped with spinach, sweet corn ragout with a light cream of tomato dill sauce. Topping it off is a romanesco, Campari and turnip polenta.
As for dessert, get a load of this menu. Gusto Mango with Tropical Compote with tart, cream neutrals and spires of chocolate. All this is washed down with herbal teas. Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004 will be flowing throughout the night. Terrazas Reserva Chardonnay 2012 and Terrazas Reserva Malbec 2010 will also be served.
And remember, the winners will not influence Oscar nominations (announced Jan. 16). Their deadline was Jan. 8. For a recap on that, head here.
The list of presenters include Kevin Bacon, Kate Beckinsale, Robert Downey Jr., Julie Bowen, Jimmy Fallon, Emilia Clarke, Colin Farrell , Laura Dern, Tom Hanks, Mila Kunis, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence, Seth Meyers, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, Margot Robbie, Chris O'Donnell , Kyra Sedgwick, Mark Ruffalo, Uma Thurman, Channing Tatum, Emma Watson, Naomi Watts, Olivia Wilde and Reese Witherspoon.
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