Usually the Golden Globes are an indicator of what is to come during the Academy Award ceremony, and to be honest, I hope someone slips up and reads Ben Affleck’s name off the card even though he missed out on being nominated, yet was awarded the prize in yesterday evenings show. His win was the only surprise, I thought, as power-hitters like Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Jessica Chastain, Christoph Waltz, Anne Hathaway, and Jennifer Lawrence took home the top acting prizes. Well, maybe these categories were not completely predictable, but I’m prone to pick favourites. I would have loved it if Naomi Watts won for “The Impossible,” because that was a performance where acting ceased and taking on the responsibility of portraying a real humans life came into play. What I can say is that I’m thrilled for Jackman and Hathaway who hit their performances out of the bleeping park in “Les Misérables,” so happy about this.
I’m still disappointed that my favourite foreign film of the year, “Rust and Bone,” was not even nominated for anything at the Globes, and Oscars (there is still a space left in the best picture category…just saying) and that Kathryn Bigelow and Quentin Tarantino have now been snubbed from the Best Director category at the Academy Awards (really?). That all being said, I look forward to the fabulous show on February 24th, wine and predictions in hand.
To conclude, before giving a list of the winners, here is the best quote from the night, courtesy of Jennifer Lawrence, “Oh, what does this say? I beat Meryl!” Yes you did, girl. Well done!
Best Drama: “Argo”
Best Comedy or Musical: “Les Misérables”
Best Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Best Actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, “Les Misérables”
Best Director: Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Amour”
Best Animated Film: “Brave”
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”
Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi”
Best Original Song: “Skyfall” (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), “Skyfall”