‘Les Miserables,’ ‘Homeland’ Dominate Golden Globes
BEVERLY HILLS (KNX1070/AP) — The Hollywood Foreign Press sang the praises of “Les Miserables” giving that picture awards for best picture (musical or comedy) and best actor Hugh Jackman. Ann Hathaway also won in the supporting category.
In the world of TV, “Homeland,” the gritty Showtime series about homeland security, won awards for best TV drama and stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis.
The HFPA also loved the gritty “Argo” giving that film the best drama prize and naming Ben Affleck best director.
Christoph Waltz won the supporting-actor Golden Globe for his role as a genteel bounty hunter who takes on an ex-slave as apprentice in “Django Unchained.”
Sunday’s win was Waltz’s second supporting-actor prize at the Globes, both of them coming in Quentin Tarantino films. Waltz’s violent but paternal and polite “Django” character is a sharp contrast to the wickedly bloodthirsty Nazi he played in his Globe and Oscar-winning role in Tarantino’s 2009 tale “Inglourious Basterds.”
“Let me gasp,” said Waltz, whose competition included “Django” co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. “Quentin, you know that my indebtedness to you and my gratitude knows no words.”
Pop star Adele and co-writer Paul Epworth won for best song for their theme tune to the James Bond adventure “Skyfall.”
“Oh, my God!” Adele gushed repeatedly, before offering gratitude to the group that presents the Globes. “I’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. I never thought I’d say that.”
The prize for musical score went to Mychael Danna for the lost-at-sea tale “Life of Pi,” who said he wanted to share the award with the film’s director, Ang Lee.
“Ang, I will always treasure this voyage we made together,” Danna said. “Thank for guiding us all to shore safely.”
Show hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who co-starred in the 2008 big-screen comedy “Baby Mama,” had a friendly rivalry at the Globes. Both were nominated for best actress in a TV comedy series, Fey for “30 Rock” and Poehler for “Parks and Recreation.”
“Tina, I just want to say that I very much hope that I win,” Poehler told Fey at the start of the show.
“Thank you. You’re my nemesis. Thank you,” Fey replied.
Poehler also had a quip about television vs. film at the Globes, where the small-screen category typically takes a backseat to the big-screen nominees. “Only at the Golden Globes do the beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the rat-faced people of television,” Poehler said.