The 70th Golden Globes telecast was a fun show, even if I could have used more Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The love for Homeland continued, unabated, which makes me wonder, if Nikki Finke is correct in that the Golden Globe award goes to the highest bidder, how much money and gifts did Showtime shell out this year, considering Don Cheadle also picked up a Globe for Showtime’s House of Lies (a show that doesn’t seem to have got much recognition elsewhere)?
As for screenwriting awards, it was noteworthy to see Quentin Tarantino pick up another Globe for Django Unchained, and in television writing…oops, there are no categories for TV writing in the Golden Globes! Shame on you, Hollywood Foreign Press Association. You think the beautiful people act in these TV shows AND write them? Think again! For your information, there are plenty of hard-working, less attractive people behind the scenes creating these stories and characters before a single camera rolls.
Argo is certainly awards-worthy, but having just seen Zero Dark Thirty, I would probably choose the latter as my personal best picture of the year. I also would like to have seen Richard Linklater’s Bernie get more recognition. Look for it now on DVD and streaming.
The winners for the 70th Golden Globes:
PICTURE, DRAMA: “Argo”
ACTRESS, FILM DRAMA: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
ACTOR, FILM DRAMA: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY: “Les Miserables”
ACTRESS, FILM MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
ACTOR, FILM MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, FILM: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
SUPPORTING ACTOR, FILM: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
DIRECTOR: Ben Affleck, “Argo”
SCREENPLAY: “Django Unchained” by Quentin Tarantino
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “Amour”
ANIMATED FEATURE: “Brave”
ORIGINAL SCORE: Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi”
ORIGINAL SONG: Adele, “Skyfall”
TV DRAMA: “Homeland”
ACTRESS, TV DRAMA: Claire Danes, “Homeland”
ACTOR, TV DRAMA: Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
TV COMEDY: “Girls”
ACTRESS, TV COMEDY: Lena Dunham, “Girls”
ACTOR, TV COMEDY: Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES: “Game Change”
ACTRESS, MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE: Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
ACTOR, MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE: Kevin Costner “Hatfields & McCoys”
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, TV: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
SUPPORTING ACTOR, TV: Ed Harris, “Game Change”
CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD: Jodie Foster
Bring on the Academy Awards!
Good luck and happy writing,