Argo, Affleck win Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES – Argo won the Golden Globe Monday for best drama, after Ben Affleck won the Globe as best director.

  • Published: 14/01/2013 at 10:54 AM
  • Newspaper section: breakingnews

Affleck won the Golden Globe for best director on Argo, days after he was overlooked for the same prize in the Oscar nominations.

The double win against Oscar rivals like Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi and Django Unchained boosted Argo's chance of winning an Oscar at the Academy Awards at the end of February.

Argo is based on the dramatised story of a CIA ruse to rescue US hostages from revolutionary Iran.

Affleck beat out Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained).

Les Miserables won the Golden Globe Sunday for best comedy or musical, an award seen as boosting its chances for an Oscar. The movie directed by Tom Hooper and starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway is based on the popular stage musical version of Victor Hugo's classic novel.

Actress Jodie Foster won the Cecil B De Mille award Sunday for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" at the Golden Globes.

Amour won the Golden Globe for best foreign language film. The French-language, Austrian-produced film beat Rust and Bone and The Intouchables, both from France, Kon-Tiki from Norway, and A Royal Affair from Denmark.

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