Golden Globe Winners

Jennifer Lawrence beats Meryl. (A worthy winner!)

"What does it say? ‘I beat Meryl!'" At least we know that Jennifer Lawrence, winner of Best Actress (Comedy) for Silver Linings Playbook has a sense of humor. T-Bone Streep is quite the chameleon, though, so Katniss might want to watch her back come Hunger Games 2. Streep can act, but you should see her in the field: she puts Jessica Chastain's waterboarding skills to shame. 

The Golden Globes were the fun kooky night they promised to be, with Argo, Les Mis, and Django Unchained being the biggest winners of the night. All three films failed to earn a Best Director nomination at the Oscars, however, so we have a most interesting race this season! I was disappointed to see Les Mis beat Silver Linings Playbook in the Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) category, but I'm happy with the Globe winners overall, especially Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty. Chastain gave a strong shout-out to director Kathryn Bigelow and compared her character, Maya, to Bigelow's ground-breaking work as a female director in Hollywood. (I actually make the same comparison myself in my review of Zero Dark Thirty. Great minds think alike, eh Jessica?) Shout outs also go to surprise screenplay winner Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained and Canadian composer Mychael Danna, who won for Life of Pi. (I was rooting for Anna Karenina, but Danna's work is quite worthy!) Worth film work triumphed in the TV categories, too, with Julianne Moore winning for her spot-on performance as Sarah Palin in Game Change, which also won Best TV movie. Best of the night, however, might have been Jodie Foster's classy acceptance of the lifetime achievement award, which had the crowd in tears. Well deserved, Miss Foster!

Best Picture – Drama

Best Picture – Comedy/Musical

 Best Director
★ Ben Affleck, Argo

Best Actor – Drama
★ Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress – Drama
★ Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor – Comedy/Musical
★ Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Best Actress – Comedy/Musical
★ Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actor
★ Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress
★ Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Best Screenplay
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino 

Best Score
Life of Pi, Mychael Danna 

Best Song
Skyfall” from Skyfall , Adele

Best Foreign Language Film
★ Amour – Austria/France (Dir. Michael Haneke)

Best Animated Film