- Published on Monday, January 14 2013
- Written by Sarah Osman
The Golden Globes, which were hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey and held in Beverly Hills, had one of its most successful broadcasts in recent years. Poehler and Fey kicked off the show with a killer monologue, in which they noted that Ricky Gervais “could not be here tonight because he’s no longer in show business,” and Fey double-checked that “Girls” star Lena Dunham was willing to appear nude on TV.
As for the winners, Argo won Best Motion Picture for Drama, while Les Miserables took home the award for Best Motion Picture ComedyMusical. Ben Affleck won as Best Director for Argo, while Hugh Jackman won Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for his awe-inspiring role in Les Miserables, and Anne Hathaway also won as Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy/Musical for Les Miserables. Jessica Chastain took home Best Actress in a Drama for her role in Zero Dark Thirty, while Daniel Day-Lewis was recognized for Best Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln. The lovely Jennifer Lawrence earned Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical for her quirky yet powerful performance in Silver Linings Playbook, and the master of absurdist violence, Quentin Tarantino, won for Best Screenplay for his western farce, Django Unchained. Christoph Waltz also represented Django by taking home Best Supporting Actor for his role as a bounty hunter.
As for television, “Girls”, which is written, directed by, and stars Lena Dunham, took home the awards for Best Performance by an actress in a TV series comedy (for Dunham) and for Best Series Musical/Comedy, beating out perennial favorite "Modern Family". “Homeland” also led the pack with wins for Claire Danes as Best Actress in a Drama Series, Damian Lewis for Best Actor in a Drama Series, and for Best Drama Series overall.
As for the music composers, Life of Pi composer Mychael Danna won for best original score, while Adele added a Golden Globe to her collection of Grammys her song “Skyfall” in the latest James Bond adventure of the same name.
The show itself was a hit — Fey and Poehler attracted an incredibly positive response from social media, and roughly 19.7 million viewers tuned in, making this the sixth year in a row to top the charts for the Golden Globes.
Now, who’s ready for the Oscars?
- Sarah Osman, YH Staff