The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 70th Annual Golden Globes honored the best and brightest talent in film and television.
Les Misérables stole the night on the film side, with three awards for best motion picture/ musical or comedy, best actor/ musical or comedy for Hugh Jackman and best supporting actress for Anne Hathaway. Argo followed close behind with wins as best motion picture/drama and best director for Ben Affleck.
Django Unchained also collected two Golden Globes, for Christoph Waltz as best supporting actor and Quentin Tarantino for best screenplay.
Jennifer Lawrence won the Globe for best actress in a motion picture musical or comedy for her work in Silver Linings Playbook, while Jessica Chastain took the award for best actress in a motion picture, drama for Zero Dark Thirty.
Daniel Day Lewis won the Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture/drama for his portrayal of the 16th President of the United States in Lincoln.
Brave won as best animated feature while Michael Haneke’s Amour took the best foreign language film award. Life of Pi‘s Mychael Danna took home the Globe for best original score, with Adele’s “Skyfall”, from Skyfall, taking the honors for best original song.
On the TV sector, the telefilm Game Change received three Golden Globes as best mini-series or motion picture made for television and for its leading actress, Julianne Moore, and supporting actor, Ed Harris. Homeland also won three Globes as best series, drama, and for its best actor, Damian Lewis, and actress, Claire Danes.
Girls was the big winner in TV/comedy sector, with Globes as best series/comedies and for its star Lena Dunham, who accepted both awards with deep personal speeches.
Kevin Costner won a Globe as best actor in a mini-series or motion picture made for television for Hatfields & McCoys, Maggie Smith was chosen as best supporting actress for season two of Downton Abbey and Don Cheadle won as best actor in a series, comedy, for his work in House of Lies.
Guided by hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, the evening showed the wide-range of works in comedy, drama and musicals. Jodie Foster, the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, gave a moving speech that resonated with audiences.
The 70th Golden Globe Awards went on to win the highest ratings of the evening with almost 20 million people tuning in, in the United States alone.