2013 Golden Globes

A lot of people criticise the Golden Globes because its voters are about 90 people from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. But as a journalist and film fan, I support the Globes as a prominent award. Why is the Academy any better qualified to judge its own industry than true film lovers from around the world? Besides, in my opinion, the Golden Globes got it mostly right in 2013, especially in the film categories…


Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Comedy or Musical
WINNER: Les Misérables
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

WINNER: Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Actor, comedy or musical
WINNER: Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Ewan MacGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Actress, comedy or musical
WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Actor, drama
WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Actress, drama
WINNER: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Supporting Actor
WINNER: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Supporting Actress
WINNER: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

WINNER: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Chris Terrio, Argo
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

Original Score
WINNER: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Alexandre Desplat, Argo
Dario Marianeli, Anna Karenina
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, Cloud Atlas
John Williams, Lincoln

Best Original Song
WINNER: Adele, Skyfall (Skyfall)
Keith Urban, For You (Act of Valor)
Taylor Swift, Safe & Sound (The Hunger Games)
Hugh Jackman, Suddenly (Les Misérables)
Jon Bon Jovi, Not Running Anymore (Stand Up Guys)

Animated Feature Film
Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

Foreign Film
The Intouchables
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone


Miniseries or TV Movie
WINNER: Game Change, HBO
Hatfields & McCoys, History
The Girl, HBO
The Hour, BBC America
Political Animals, USA

WINNER: Homeland, Showtime
Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton Abbey, PBS
The Newsroom, HBO

Comedy or Musical
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Episodes, Showtime
Modern Family, ABC
Smash, NBC

Actor, drama series
WINNER: Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO
Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC

Actress, drama series
WINNER: Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime
Connie Britton, Nashville, ABC
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS
Glenn Close, Damages, DirecTV
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife, CBS

Actor, comedy or musical series
WINNER: Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC
Louis C.K., Louie, FX
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory, CBS

Actress, comedy or musical series
WINNER: Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO
Zooey Deschanel, The New Girl, Fox
Tina Fey,30 Rock, NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC

Supporting Actor, series, miniseries or movie
WINNER: Ed Harris, Game Change, HBO
Max Greenfield, New Girl, Fox
Danny Huston, Magic City, Starz
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland, Showtime
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family, ABC

Supporting Actress, series, miniseries or movie
WINNER: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, PBS
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville, ABC
Archie Punjabi, The Good Wife, CBS
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story, FX
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family, ABC

Actor, miniseries or TV movie
WINNER: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys, History
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock, PBS
Woody Harrelson, Game Change, HBO
Toby Jones, The Girl, HBO
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn, HBO

Actress, miniseries or TV movie
WINNER: Julianne Moore, Game Change, HBO
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn, HBO
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, FX
Sienna Miller, The Girl, HBO
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals, USA

Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award
Jodie Foster

Here's the very funny opening from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler:

And here is one of the best presenting pairs ever:


My list of the best dressed celebrities:

- Heidi Klum - She had a slit in her dress, but she didn’t throw her leg out like everyone seemed to do. Stunning in white.
- Claire Danes - Gorgeous in red. I don’t know who I adore more, Danes or her rdiculously handsome husband, Hugh Dancy.
- Jacki Weaver - I love it when older women look fabulous on the red carpet. Classy in green.
- Hayden Panatierre - She had the figure to make that dress work well.
- Jessica Alba - I don’t even particularly like coral, but she made it look amazing.

My list of the worst dressed celebrities:

- Sienna Miller - I have no words. It's just ugly.
- Halle Berry - She was copying Angelina Jolie with the leg thing. I have a major girl crush on Halle. I wish I didn't have to put her on this list.
- Amy Adams - Her dress was too pale, too tight and not flattering.
- Carla Gugino - She could hurt someone with that dress. It's very prickly.
- Lucy Liu - She wore a garden to the Golden Globes.

What did you think of the Golden Globes?


  1. They seemed to play it pretty safe in the movie categories. Only contentious decisions for mine are Jessica Chastain winning best actress (Bigelow tried so hard to be unbiased that she didn't really end up saying anything, and as a result, Chastain's character doesn't really change or develop...she's good, but not sure she had a chance to really show anything) and Brave winning best animated picture.

    On the TV side, the love affair with Homeland has got to stop. Season 2 wasn't a patch on season 1 or many of the other shows nominated.


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