Golden Globes: Live Report
- Published: 14/01/2013 at 06:45 AM
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0415 GMT: The night's big nominee, "Lincoln," which had seven nominations, takes home only one award. "Argo" comes out on top with best movie-drama, while "Les Miserables" snags the Globe for best film-comedy or musical. "Les Miserables" nabs the most awards of any film, with three total.
Ben Affleck poses with his best director of a motion picture award for "Argo" at the Golden Globes awards ceremony in Beverly Hills on January 13, 2013.
Meanwhile on the small screen, big cable networks continue to dominate with two wins for HBO's "Girls" and three wins each for Showtime's "Homeland" and HBO's TV movie "Game Change."
Poehler adds one final quip. "I'm going home with Jodie Foster!" she shouts, as the announcer signals the ceremony's conclusion.
Though hostesses Fey and Poehler started out strong, their cameos were infrequent, allowing presenters and winners to carry the show.
More than any win or snub, what will likely be remembered as the evening's biggest surprise is the lifetime-achievement-speech-turned-coming-out by Jodie Foster, who had the room in tears with her profession of love for her mother.
In Hollywood, the party will continue well into the evening, but as for AFP's live report, the night has come to an end. Please tune back in on February 24, as we chronicle Tinseltown's next red carpet adventure, the Oscars. And for the musically inclined, follow along on February 10 for our Grammys live blog.
0357 GMT: Julia Roberts comes out in a smoking navy dress and announces that the Globe for best motion picture - drama goes to "Argo."
This is a big surprise and tops a disappointing night for Steven Spielberg and his film "Lincoln."
The thrilling drama which is based on the true story of the covert operation which rescued six fugitive American diplomats from Iran in 1980 entered the night with four nominations and leaves with two major wins.
0350 GMT: "Lincoln" picks up its first award of the night with a win for best actor - drama for Daniel Day-Lewis. This is the seventh Golden Globe nomination for Day-Lewis. He last won in 2008 for his role in "There Will Be Blood."
Day-Lewis offers high praise for the screenwriter of the film Tony Kushner saying, "Every day I have to live without the wealth of your language. Which reminds me every day of the impoverishment of my own."
0347 GMT: George Clooney saunters on stage to present the best actress - drama award. And the Globe goes to Jessica Chastain for her portrayal of a CIA agent in "Zero Dark Thirty."
This is the second Golden Globe nomination and first win for Chastain, who was recognized in the supporting actress category last year for the film "The Help."
Chastain saves her biggest praise and thanks for her director Kathryn Bigelow saying, "You said film making for you isn't about breaking gender roles, but when you make a film that allows your character to disobey the conventions of Hollywood you have done more for women in cinema than you take credit for."
0340 GMT: The Globe for best motion picture - comedy or musical goes to "Les Miserables." The ensemble cast rushes to the stage and are hugging and celebrating.
The film won in three of the four categories in which it was nominated. Both Jackman and Hathaway are up for Oscars in the same categories they won tonight.
0331 GMT: Jennifer Garner arrives to present the award for best actor in a comedy or musical. It's another win for "Les Miserables" as the Globe goes to Hugh Jackman. This is Jackman's second nomination and first win.
He admits that at one point in rehearsal he felt like it was time to quit the film because he felt he'd bitten off more than he could chew. "My wife talked me off the cliff like she talks me most days. Baby, I will say it in front of the entire world -- thank you for always being right, baby. I love you."
0322 GMT: The much-lauded "Girls" wins for best television comedy or musical series. It's the show's second win of the night. Lena Dunham, who just won the globe for best actress in a comedy or musical, arrived in pop culture's collective conscious this year with the show's debut.
Dunam gives a shout as she takes the stage and then gives thanks on behalf of the cast and crew.
0317 GMT: Ben Affleck wins the best director globe. The room erupts, particularly since Affleck was not nominated for an Oscar for his direction of "Argo." Affleck has two previous Globe nominations, including his 1998 win for best screenplay for "Good Will Hunting."
He says he still can't believe that he is nominated next to such legends. "When they put your name next to the names she just read off, it's an extraordinary thing in your life. These nominees are exceptional talents. I truly, to god, never thought I would be in the same breath as them."
Affleck also gives a shout out to the foreign service.
0301 GMT: Robert Downey Jr. introduces the winner of the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, Jodie Foster. A montage of Foster's films are shown, highlighting the high moments of her career.
The Hollywood favorite, who made her acting debut at age three as the Coppertone Girl in a TV commercial, is known for such performances as her breakout role in "Taxi Driver" (1976) as well as "Silence of the Lambs" (1993), "Nell" (1994) and "Contact" (1997).
Foster has appeared in more than 40 films and has won two Golden Globes for best actress in a motion picture - drama for "The Accused" (1989) and "Silence of the Lambs."
"Well for all of you SNL fans -- I'm 50, I'm 50" Foster says as she takes the stage. She thanks the individuals she has worked with over the years. "I have a sudden urge to say something that I've never been able to air in public ... I am single" she says to laughs.
She says her life has been reality show enough, having been in the spotlight since age three. She thanks her co-parent, ex-partner in love Cydney Bernard and her two sons. She tells her mom "I love you, I love you, I love you." It is something of a coming-out speech.
0258 GMT: Fey and Poehler make a brief on-stage appearance. Fey advises Taylor Swift should stay away from Michael J. Fox's son, who is ushering stars on stage.
0249 GMT: Bryan Cranston and Aziz Ansari -- the latter likely trashed or pretending to be trashed -- announce the winner for best actress in a TV comedy or musical series.
Poehler is spotted in the audience, drinking on the lap of George Clooney.
Winning for best actress in a TV comedy or musical series is Lena Dunham, creator and star of HBO's "Girls." She was nominated for and takes home her first Globe at age 26, having burst onto the scene this year with her role as Hannah Horvath, an early 20-something figuring out life in New York.
Dunham, who says she's "super shaky," thanks the other nominees in the category who she credits with getting her through middle school, mono, a ruptured ear drum and acute anxiety in her younger years.
0245 GMT: No sign of our hosts as we head to the Globe for best animated feature film. "Brave" wins the globe. The Pixar flick was one of the top ten highest grossing films of 2012.
0236 GMT: Claire Danes is the winner of the Globe for best performance by an actress in a TV drama.
It's her second Globe in a row for her portrayal of CIA officer Carrie Mathison in Showtime's drama "Homeland," having also won last year. Danes has won each of the four Globes she has ever been nominated for, beginning in 1995 with "My So Called Life," when she was just 15.
"I have to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for being so generous to me for so many years now," she says. She also thanks everyone for helping her through her pregnancy while filming the show.
"Homeland" has now swept the Golden Globes with a best actor in a TV drama, best actress in a TV drama, and best TV drama award.
0233 GMT: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone present the best foreign film Globe. The film "Amour" from Austria wins. Director Michael Haneke accepts the award.
This now cements "Amour" as a front-runner for the foreign film Oscar. The film was also nominated as best picture by the Academy Awards.
0226 GMT: Lucy Liu and Debra Messing introduce best actor in a TV comedy or musical.
Don Cheadle wins for his portrayal of management consultant Marty Kaan in Showtime's "House of Lies." It's his second Globe win.
0225 GMT: Now it's time to award the best screenplay. The Golden Globe goes to Quentin Tarantino. This is the sixth Globe nomination for Tarantino, his third in the best screenplay category. He won the Globe in this category in 1995 for "Pulp Fiction."
He first thanks his actors, saying Samuel L. Jackson deserved to be there as well. Then he thanks his friends. He calls the award a "damn surprise."
0217 GMT: As expected, Anne Hathaway wins best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in "Les Miserables."
This is Hathaway's third nomination and first win. She beats Amy Adams, Sally Field, Helen Hunt and Nicole Kidman. She particularly thanks Field for forging a path in Hollywood against type-casting saying, "As the girl who started out as the Princess of Genovia, I can't tell you how encouraging it was to know that the flying nun grew up to be Norma Rae and Mama Gump and Mary Todd Lincoln."
0211 GMT: Ed Harris wins for best supporting actor for a series, mini-series or TV movie for his role in the HBO movie "Game Change," in which he played 2008 presidential candidate John McCain. Harris is faring much better than the candidate he portrayed.
It's the third win of the evening for "Game Change." Harris isn't there to accept the award.
0204 GMT: Will Ferrel and Kristen Wiig introduce the nominees for best actress in a motion picture - comedy or musical with a very long, very funny riff, pretending not to know the films or nominees.
The Globe goes to Jennifer Lawrence. This is the second nomination and first win for Lawrence, who is perhaps most famous for her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games."
Her first quip is that the statue says, "I beat Meryl" - a reference to fellow nominee and perennial awards show favorite Meryl Streep. She then goes on to thank her castmates, Harvey Weinstein and her family.
0157 GMT: Bill Clinton arrives to the first standing ovation for the night. He introduces best picture - drama nominee "Lincoln." The best picture nominees receive cameo introductions throughout the evening.
Poehler follows up: "What an exciting special guest -- that was Hillary Clinton's husband." Fey arrives on stage in the pretend nominee costume she was previously spotted in in the audience.
0155 GMT: A pretend nominee is added into the category for best performance by an actor in a mini-series or TV movie -- it's Tina Fey dressed like a man, sitting in the audience.
Kevin Costner takes home the Globe for best performance by an actor in a mini-series or TV movie for his portrayal of 19th-century family-feud patriarch 'Devil' Anse Hatfield in the History channel mini-series "Hatfields & McCoys."
Costner recalls his first time at the Golden Globes, when Gregory Peck was celebrated. "It's been a great ride" he says.
0150 GMT: The best original song Globe is awarded to British darling Adele. The song "Skyfall" from the James Bond movie beats songs by Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and a new song from "Les Miserables."
Adele seems genuinely thrilled by the win, saying she was just looking forward to a night out with a girlfriend who is also a new mother.
She dedicates the award to her boyfriend Simon who she says convinced her to do the song and "my lovely son," strategically not revealing his name.
0145 GMT: The Globe for best original score goes to Mychael Danna for the score from "Life of Pi." This is his first Globe win.
He thanks Fox for being "crazy enough to make this movie" and his parents for giving him the "gift of music."
0134 GMT: "Homeland" from Showtime wins best television drama series for a second year in a row.
The category was hotly contested with a slew of the season's hottest TV shows comprising the nominees. In the end, however, the critically acclaimed national security thriller beat out AMC's "Breaking Bad," HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," HBO's "The Newsroom" and PBS's "Downton Abbey."
0131 GMT: Damian Lewis wins for best actor in a TV drama series, taking home his first Globe. He wins for his role as Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in Showtime's "Homeland."
Big surprise for those not in the know: the all-American marine sergeant has a British accent in real life. He dedicates the award to his mum, whom he says he knows is "looking down on" him.
0120 GMT: Moore nabs yet another award for her portrayal of Palin in HBO's TV movie "Game Change." She adds the Globe for best performance by an actress in a mini-series or TV to the Emmy and Critics' Choice award she has already won for the role.
"Game Change" wins its second award for the night. Moore thanks everyone from her hair and make-up people to her family.
0117 GMT: Shoe-in "Game Change" takes the Globe for best mini-series or motion picture made for television. The win should come as no surprise following the movie's slew of wins at this year's Emmys.
The HBO made-for-TV movie, which follows the 2008 John McCain/Sarah Palin ticket in the US presidential election is based on the critically acclaimed political book of the same name, and received a total of five Globe nominations this year.
Julianne Moore, who played the part of Palin, gets special applause.
0113 GMT: Maggie Smith wins best supporting actress for a series, mini-series or TV movie for her role in PBS/Masterpiece's "Downton Abbey," playing the Dowager Countess of Grantham. This is Smith's third Globe win. She's not there to accept the award.
0111 GMT: Best supporting actor in a motion picture goes to Christoph Walz for his performance in "Django Unchained."
This is the second nomination and second win for Walz. He won this category in 2009 for another Quentin Tarantino film, "Inglouious Basterds."
0106 GMT: The crowd is very receptive to the opening jokes, though, Anne Hathaway looks pretty embarrassed when they reference her turn as Oscars host.
0101 GMT: Fey and Poehler take alternating digs at last year's host Ricky Gervais, and begin the barbs at members of the audience.
"I haven't really been following the controversy over 'Zero Dark Thirty', but when it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron," Poehler says, referring to the film's director Kathryn Bigelow.
Jessica Chastain, star of "Zero Dark Thirty" looks shocked by the joke.
Poehler confuses HFPA -- the Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- with sexually transmitted disease HPV. So much for the switch from Gervais to Fey/Poehler resulting in a cleaner show.
0100 GMT: The 70th annual Golden Globes red-carpet walk comes to a close, which only means the show is just beginning! Pan to the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton -- Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hit the stage.
The ladies have changed clothes, Fey opting for turquoise sequins and Poehler in red.
0054 GMT: E! reports that Sofia Vergara wins the Globe -- if there were one -- for being most popular on Twitter, with 550 tweets a minute about her. Adele is also setting the Twittersphere on fire, followed by Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence, who is getting mixed reviews on the popular microblogging site for her choice of wardrobe.
0046 GMT: Helen Mirren wears a form-fitting black Badgley Mischka with silver and gold accents. She's nominated for her role as Alfred Hitchcock's wife, Alma, in "Hitchcock."
On a more revealing note, Jennifer Lopez's dress consists of well-placed white, floral lace appliques over a flesh-tone gown.
0041 GMT: Hair down is winning the day over hairsprayed up-dos.
Ben Affleck strolls over to Seacrest to discuss his nomination as a director. He says, "Everybody in the category is somebody you look up to." His children have written a good luck message on his hand.
0030 GMT: Baby bump alert: Kristen Bell is the first red-carpet walker spotted with a bun in the oven.
Marion Cotillard follows the red trend, wearing the evening's favorite color, but going for a short-length piece.
Anne Hathaway arrives with a pixie haircut and a white, two-piece floor-length Chanel: "It showed up yesterday morning, I tried it on and I just felt like myself" she says.
"I'm happy to have been in this project, to have gotten to know the actors in it and to have done something that was really terrifying," Hathaway says of her work in "Les Miserables."
0027 GMT: Adele is in the house. She goes for a mature, black Burberry gown. She's up for best original song for "Skyfall" from this year's James Bond movie of the same name. She recorded the song with a 77-piece orchestra, which she says it took her a while to be convinced to write and perform because it's "a big responsibility to do a Bond song."
0023 GMT: Celebrities are allowed to drink at the Globes -- in contrast to the Oscars -- but George Clooney, one of the show's presenters, tells AFP he will wait until after the show.
"I've learned to wait, because I have had a drink before I've presented and it (was) a disaster," he says on the red carpet.
0018 GMT: Nicole Kidman, nominated twice tonight, is striking in sleeveless black Alexander McQueen with studded detailing at the neckline, and lace inserts at the waist. Her husband Keith Urban is also nominated for best original song.
Television actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus goes for a Vera Wang strapless, with a sweetheart neckline with black lace overlay. Louis-Dreyfus is celebrating her birthday today, but says, "I couldn't eat a cake and fit into this dress. That's the truth ladies and gentlemen."
Julianne Moore arrives in a black Tom Ford dress with a white geometric panel. She tells Seacrest that she called the designer to ask him to make her a dress. She is nominated for her portrayal as Sarah Palin in HBO's movie "Game Change." As for politics she says, "Unfortunately there's an awful lot of show business involved."
0009 GMT: Daniel Craig shows up looking sufficiently Bond-like in tux and sunglasses.
Hugh Jackman sports a goatee, giving him a distinctly un-19th-century Frenchman look.
Amanda Seyfried from "Les Miserables" wears a light-pink Givenchy piece with a train and says she has been studying Anne Hathaway's red-carpet poses for inspiration.
0005 GMT: Jessica Chastain, star of "Zero Dark Thirty," stops by the red carpet in a Calvin Klein sea-foam piece. "I wanted to wear something that made me feel happy," she says. She compliments Naomi Watts -- who is wearing the evening's most popular color, red -- saying that she saw Watts' film and thinks it's incredible. Watts stars in tsunami drama "The Impossible."
Emily Blunt shows up sporting a sparkly, gold cut-out gown. Jennifer Lawrence arrives in a red Dior dress -- a marked change from her usual black couture. Lawrence asks Seacrest not to shake her hand -- she has the flu.
0001 GMT: Michael J. Fox arrives with his wife and son, Sam, who is Mr. Golden Globe -- an honorific given to the son or daughter of a star who escorts winners and presenters on and off the stage.
2354 GMT: Jodie Foster is wearing a sequin, navy, Armani column dress with silver accents. The actress, who was selected for the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement says her directorial debut "Little Man Tate" sticks out in her mind as a favorite example of her work.
2344 GMT: The A-listers are really starting to arrive.
There are several new moms walking the red carpet tonight. AFP's lifestyle editor Robert MacPherson (@romacpher) reminds us that Claire Danes gave birth to a baby boy less than a month ago. Megan Fox shows off her post-baby bod in a nude, lace Dolce & Gabbana number. Fans are also awaiting the first post-baby outing of singer Adele.
2340 GMT: Poehler and Fey arrive to chat with Seacrest. They encourage attendees to get liquored up saying, "hopefully that make us funny; they won't throw things at us."
2334 GMT: Lena Dunham, creator and star of "Girls" wears a brown, bridesmaid-like dress. She tells Seacrest that her stylist is on her case to keep adjusting her dress as her boobs keep shifting the gown to the right.
Amy Poehler arrives in a tux jacket and pants. Tina Fey is wearing a strapless black and white lace gown.
2332 GMT: AFP Los Angeles bureau chief and man-on-the-ground Michael Thurston (@mickyt) says the streets around the famous Beverly Hills hotel have been shut off since earlier in the day, causing gridlock for many not attending the show. Curious onlookers line the street across Wilshire Boulevard, hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars.
The hotel lobby bar is crammed with women in elaborate gowns, sipping Champagne and having their pictures taken, as burly security guards look on.
2328 GMT: Katharine McPhee, a former American Idol contestant who now stars in NBC's TV show about Broadway "Smash" arrives to chat with E! host Ryan Seacrest in a plunging neck, high leg-slit, black number. She says she wanted to wear something "sexy." He tells her she has accomplished that mission.
2319 GMT: Amy Adams arrives in a strapless mermaid number she says is "ballet pink" in color.
Zooey Deschanel from "New Girl" and Megan Hilty from "Smash" have both been spotted in crayon-red dresses. Together with Claire Danes' red couture, a favorite color seems to have been established as the sartorial shade of choice for the 2013 Globes.
2311 GMT: There is always much discussion of the hosts for award shows. It is seen as a bit of coup that the HFPA was able to snag the former "Saturday Night Live" castmates for the hosting gig as Tina Fey has turned down past offers to host the Oscars.
The actresses are both nominated as best actress in a television series - comedy or musical for their performances in their critically-acclaimed NBC comedy shows "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation." Once their category is announced, we can be sure of a comedic comeback whether they win or lose.
2308 GMT: What makes the Golden Globes so -- globey? The award ceremony is put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a body of 90-something international journalists who cover American TV and movies.
2301 GMT: Skies are clear but it's a chilly "California cold" 50-degree evening -- goose bump weather for sleeveless starlets. Heat lamps are on the red carpet for the first time ever.
Claire Danes arrives in a fire-truck red gown with husband Hugh Dancy. She's one of the evening's first A-listers.
2300 GMT: Welcome to AFP's live report on the 70th annual Golden Globes. Flowing gowns and heels abound, but don't be fooled, Hollywood is just lacing up for the first heat in Tinseltown's red-carpet award season. Glitz and poise unfurls with the arrival of each limo at the Beverly Hilton, where a stream of Hollywood's most familiar faces are arriving for the evening's Champagne-fueled award ceremony.
The year's biggest big screen hits -- from "Les Miserables" to "Argo" to seven-time-nominated "Lincoln" -- and highly acclaimed surprises such as "Silver Linings Playbook," are up for awards.
On the small screen, old favorites such as "Modern Family" are pitted against popular newcomers such as "Girls," and a slew of dramas from "Homeland" to "Downton Abbey" vie for best TV drama. The evening won't be fun without a few upsets, which the night practically guarantees.
And if funnylady hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have anything to say about it, the surprises won't end with who wins.
"We feel like our job is to keep things moving and also to try to help get the movie stars more liquored up so, hopefully, someone's boob will fall out of a dress," Fey recently told a conference call of reporters.
Following on the heels of acidic British comedian Ricky Gervais, who hosted the last three ceremonies and managed to barb various members of the audience and films in the process, Fey and Poehler should be a refreshing breath of family-friendlier fresh air, boob jokes included. The hosting duo promised "Hollywood Reporter" nobody in the audience "has to be afraid."
And if the evening, hosts, winners, gowns, acceptance speeches, forced tears of joy, and cameo shots of stars caught unaware at their tables fall short in any way, hold tight, the Oscars are just around the corner in February.
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