The stars were out to dazzle once again as they hit the red carpet last Sunday evening for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event was co-hosted by former and present SNL actresses, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
The ceremony, which highlights outstanding films, television series, and their stars, saw a few productions that dominated the field. Collectively the crew behind Les Misérables walked away from the theater with three Globe Awards. The films Argo and Django Unchained followed closely in Les Misérables’ wake with two awards each.
This year’s ceremony, as expected, experienced multiple snubs, pleasant surprises, and easy choices as the awards were allocated and the stardust settled at the end of the night. The biggest surprise of the evening came when former U.S. President Bill Clinton appeared onstage to introduce a montage for the Spielberg-produced presidential flick Lincoln. Shortly after Clinton left the stage, emcee Amy Poehler cracked, “Wow, what an exciting special guest… That was Hillary Clinton’s husband!”
For as brief of a cameo role as Anne Hathaway had in Les Misérables she was awarded Best Supporting Actress for her touching performance as Fantine. Not only did Ben Affleck’s thriller film Argo escape with honors for Best Motion Picture in the drama category, but Affleck himself, was awarded Best Director for his work.
In the television category, Game Change, HBO’s political drama film centered on Sarah Palin, won three awards. HBO also claimed two awards for their rising hit television series Girls. Notably at the top alongside Game Change with three awards was Showtime’s series Homeland.
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