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Golden Globes winners

Madeline Daly | Tuesday, January 15, 2013


This year’s Golden Globe awards show contained a mixture of surprising upsets and obvious winners.

As anticipated and definitely as deserved, Daniel-Day Lewis went home with the award for best actor in a drama for his convincing role as Abraham Lincoln in the film “Lincoln.” Relative newcomer Jennifer Lawrence took the award for best actress in a comedy or musical for her part in “Silver Linings Playbook,” a more mature role for the “Hunger Games” star.  

The award for best actress in a drama went to Jessica Chastain from “Zero Dark Thirty,” a film that showed up in several other categories, including best motion picture. Best actor in a comedy or musical went to Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables,” a fairly uncontroversial choiceThe film also unsurprisingly won best motion picture, musical or comedy, and cast member Anne Hathaway earned the award for best supporting actress.  

However, the crowd seemed taken aback when the award for best screenplay went to Quentin Tarantino for “Django Unchained,” soaring above films like “Lincoln” and “Argo.”  Despite this upset, “Argo” was still able to capture the best motion picture award for drama.  The film also received the best director award because of Ben Affleck’s work.  

During the television segment, shows like “Homeland,” “Downton Abbey,” and “Girls” went home with big wins.  “Homeland” was named best television show, drama, while “Girls” received the award for best TV show, comedy or musical. 

Best dramatic actor and actress awards went to stars of “Homeland, Damien Lewis and Claire Danes, while Lena Dunham from “Girls” snagged the award for best performance by an actress in a musical or comedy television show.

As always, the awards were all well deserved and hard earned, but surely several people went home unexpectedly empty-handed due to the upsets.                 

Contact Madeline Daly at mdaly6@nd.edu