Argo wins Best Picture, Director at 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards


Best Picture: Argo
Best Director: Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty!
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Picture, Musical/Comedy: Les Miserables
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour, Michael Haneke!
Best Actress Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
best Actor Musical: Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Best Song: Adele, Skyfall
Best Animated Feature: Brave


Best TV Comedy: Girls
Best TV Drama: Homeland
Best Actress TV Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Best Actor TV Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Best Actress TV Comedy: Lena Dunham, Girls
Best Actor TV Comedy: Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Best Actor: Miniseries: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Best Actress Miniseries: Julianne Moore, Game Change
Best Supporting Actress Miniseries: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Supporting Actor Miniseries: Ed Harris, Game Change
Best Miniseries: Game Change


Golden Globes Red Carpet Thread

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  1. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Am I the only one who can’t get the streaming links in your previous post to work? Everyone is like “thanks for the links – look at Nicole!”. When I go to the webpage, none of the links are working yet?

  2. Jack Traven II
    January 13, 2013

    @The Great Dane

    No, you’re not the only one. I have the same problem.

  3. bill
    January 13, 2013

    your not alone dane, does anyone have advice on the live streams?

  4. January 13, 2013

    It´s now!

    GO ARGO!

  5. Akumax
    January 13, 2013

    I hope that HFPA will give best director to K Bigelow. They didn’t award her for The Hurt Locker and she deserves at least this Golden Globe, and the DGA and the BAFTA, for her masterpiece Zero Dark Thirty.

  6. January 13, 2013

    Really bad streams.

    I´m watching from a braziian TV.

  7. Easky
    January 13, 2013

    This link is working for me really well.

    Hope it does for you.

  8. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Thank you, Easky, but it would seem like I have to make an account or something.

    Those previous links better work once the show starts. If anyone sees a stream og the show itself on another page, please share it here. :)

    So far the Red Carpet worked here , but it won’t work for the show

  9. Mattoc
    January 13, 2013

    I ‘m also having trouble. The below link is saying it streams live at 8pm EST and a video is playing. It’s just a bunch of ladies talking to a television at the moment so we ‘ll see.

    Good luck

  10. PJ
    January 13, 2013

    Adams is dressed like a winner. Watch out Hathaway!

  11. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    I made a whole day out of the Golden Globes, I went to my local movie theater and watched the 4 nominated films still available, for the second time :

    LES MISÉRABLES – I didn’t like it the first time around, I did like it on my second viewing and also could finally answer what my problem was the last time : the novel has been one of my favorites since I was 9-10, so I could probably never flat out hate a Les Misérables film simply because I love the original story so much, but I was very disappointed with the remarkably flawed execution and since I wasn’t that familiar with the musical, only the novel (I’ve seen the musical once with my family when I was like 15), nor was I used to the musical format, I simply couldn’t enjoy it as much as I did today. I still think it has its flaws, but now I could appreciate it for what it is : a faithful adaptation of a flawed musical based on a brilliant novel. For what it’s worth, even with all his questionable choices here, Tom Hooper still deserves credit for directing SEVERAL of the best acting performances of 2012 and that includes an Oscar-worthy turn of a lifetime from Hugh Jackman, the slightly calculated but still powerful work from Anne Hathaway and the big revelation, Eddie Redmayne. Having said that, the film didn’t deserve nominations for directing and writing, so I’m glad the Academy didn’t jump on the bandwagon like they did with Silver Linings Playbook. It was 5/10 the first time, now it is 7/10.

    LIFE OF PI – I liked it the first time, I LOVED it the second time. If there is any justice, the film will win at least 5 Oscars for its visuals alone, all I can say is that I am extremely sad it had to be released in such a strong year, it could have been the big favorite in 2011, 2010, 2008 etc., and hadn’t the competition been so massive, the adapted screenplay could have been a strong threat and Suraj Sharma could have been nominated for his tour-de-force performance. 7/10 the first time, 9/10 the second time.

    THE IMPOSSIBLE – I liked it the first time, I liked it the second time. Sure, it is manipulative at times, but the production values, directing choices, and spectacularly raw acting performances make this one a damn fine film, not one of the most innovative or visionary pieces for sure, but still…a damn fine film. It baffles me that it failed to receive a single tech nod, and though I was expecting his snub, I think it’s sad Ewan McGregor couldn’t secure an Oscar nomination for his stunning, memorable turn, because the Academy decided to go with their beloved veterans, some of them deserving, some of them so clearly NOT. Also, Tom Holland was excellent, one of the greatest revelations of 2012. 7/10 on both viewings.

    SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK – I didn’t like it the first time on Thursday, and boy did I ALMOST hate it today. I think the story is mediocre, the adaptation is mediocre, the directing is mediocre. I did love the performances, though, but to me, that’s rarely enough. Jennifer Lawrence makes it so much better, her sheer presence elevates the film and when she isn’t around, it suffers big time, having said that, I do not think she deserved a lead nomination, she should have been a supporting frontrunner for sure, but I firmly believe had she been an average-looking relatively unknown middle-aged woman (closer to the novel’s Tiffany), it wouldn’t have even crossed anyone’s mind to place her in lead. Bradley Cooper was a nice surprise, I’m glad he finally started taking himself seriously, it clearly paid off, and frankly Jackie Weaver should have been a stronger player during the precursor-stage, she was VERY good, as well. I wasn’t really into De Niro’s performance, but that’s just me. 5/10 on both viewings. Also, I am honestly curious what I am clearly not getting here, so if someone who liked/loved this film could share his/her take with me, I would appreciate it.

  12. January 13, 2013

    WOOHOO!!! IT’S ON! Have fun everybody. :D

  13. Jack Traven II
    January 13, 2013

    Here … we … go!

  14. Azael
    January 13, 2013

    it started! yeii!

  15. menyc
    January 13, 2013

    I really hope someone finds a better stream. I cannot stare at these three women staring at a screen the entire way. help?

  16. paddy Mulholland
    January 13, 2013

    This one works for me

    Sync is a little out though, but it’s not too bothersome

  17. Edkargir
    January 13, 2013

    Slp is much better than the life and pi

  18. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are killing it so far…

  19. January 13, 2013

    Phoned my mom to remind her the Golden Globes are on.

    Mom: Will it be over before the Abby Awards start?
    Me:..? oh. You mean Downton Abbey?
    Mom: yes, that.

    So tomorrow I have begin a search to find my real mom.

  20. January 13, 2013

    I know, Edkargir, the life and pi was shit, right?

  21. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    OMG now I have to love Tina Fey because of the cut to Patinkin joke. :D

  22. menyc
    January 13, 2013

    thanks paddy!

  23. Corvo
    January 13, 2013

    WALTZ! Go DJANGO now, go Tarantino!

  24. January 13, 2013


    So that’s 0/2 for Tommy Lee Jones at the major awards thus far.

    And Waltz isn’t up for the SAG! This certainly is a topsy-turvy year! Is any frontrunner safe?

    Hopefully a harbinger of more surprises as the night goes on!

  25. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    Christoph Waltz Best Supporting Actor! The Supporting actor race is still wide open…

  26. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    WTF, Christoph Waltz ? He was great, sure…but this better not be the beginning of a Django-sweep. Could the HFPA be THAT powerless when it comes to Harvey ?

  27. PJ
    January 13, 2013

    Poor Leo. LOL. Maybe I need to add Waltz to my Oscar predicts now….

  28. Mattoc
    January 13, 2013

    Thanks Paddy, much appreciated.

  29. Gage Creed
    January 13, 2013

    Christoph Waltz?? Certainly didn’t see that coming…

  30. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    As far as Black actresses go, Kerry is on a roll.

  31. Edkargir
    January 13, 2013

    Li of pi is not shit just the weekest of the 9 bp nominations

  32. Free
    January 13, 2013

    Well, I think it’s official: I now have NO idea who the frontrunner is for Best Supporting Actor.

  33. William chase
    January 13, 2013

    DJANGO!!! Go Christoph!!

  34. Bondisteve
    January 13, 2013

    Good luck Naomi!

  35. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    Anybody who can’t be there, shouldn’t win! I think if Leo stops working with Scorcesee and start working with QT and other “edgy” directors, he’ll win someday.

  36. Jack Traven II
    January 13, 2013

    So, no 7/7 for Lincoln. ;-)

  37. January 13, 2013

    Yes indeed, good luck Naomi!

    I was being sarcastic, Edkargir. Life of Pi is my favourite of all the Best Picture nominees this year. Extraordinary film.

  38. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Was hoping for Leo but it’s okay. Tommy Lee Jones looked really handsome.

    That opening dialogue was stellar. Great show so far.

    But I do hope that was the beginning of a DJANGO sweep.

  39. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    We’re talkin’ what. We’re talkin’ we got – all we got – a hundred voters? Foreign? The hay is in the barn for Django.

  40. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    This doesn’t bode well for Lincoln, this was supposed to be one its easy wins. Well, we’ll see how the night goes, I LOVED Lincoln !

  41. Kane
    January 13, 2013

    That quip about Bigelow wing married to Cameron for 3 years was classic!

  42. Linc4Jess
    January 13, 2013

    WOW. What a great beginning to the Globes show. Waltz now becomes the favorite to receive the Sup Actors award at the OSCARS. Well deserving as one could almost say he was the lead in the film. This is the way this award should be won. Not for appearing in five minutes or less.

  43. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    CRAZY that Waltz could beat Leo. Especially with them both nominated, you’d think they’d cancel each other out.

    Jones was the frontrunner a week ago, but now with Hoffman winning the BFCA and Waltz winning the Globe, anyone can win the Oscar. I love it!

  44. Mattoc
    January 13, 2013

    The look on Christoph’s face when he flashed back to the slave being whipped and made up his mind on how things will end was worth the award alone.

  45. Radich
    January 13, 2013

    For me all bets are off now. I really don’t know how this award season will end. What a year!

  46. The Dude
    January 13, 2013

    I doubt Waltz is winning the Oscars.

  47. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Tommy Lee Jones will win Oscar

  48. azahar
    January 13, 2013

    the admin has fixed the link.. the streaming works pretty fine to me..just make sure remove all the ads first then u can watch

  49. azahar
    January 13, 2013

    the admin has fixed the link.. the streaming works pretty fine to me..just make sure remove all the ads first then u can watch

  50. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    BOOGIE NIGHTS reunion YAY!!!

  51. January 13, 2013

    I doubt Waltz is winning the Oscars.

    And who didn’t doubt that Benh Zeitlin and Michael Haneke would replace Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow?

    Yup, all bets are so off!

  52. Mattoc
    January 13, 2013

    KZJ – that was a little awkward.

  53. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Everybody’s gonna sing LES MIS stuff. lol Love CZJ though. She looks amazing.

  54. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    CZJ – what sort of weird non-UK accent was that?

  55. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    @Mikhail :( Leo’s widdle face. Now I’m sad.

  56. Jack Traven II
    January 13, 2013

    For me Julianne Moore is one of the greatest actresses. She should’ve already won an Oscar. So I am happy she at least received this Golden Globe.

  57. Archie
    January 13, 2013

    Will Sally Field win over Anne Hathaway?

  58. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    If any film besides Les Miz wins Best Picture Comedy/Musical I will give up my first born…

  59. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Best hosts ever

  60. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Michael J Fox Jr. certainly looks like dad.

  61. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Wow, the director isn’t watching the show. Scan? Scan what? lol

  62. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    the stream is ten seconds behind the livetvcafe stream, BUT it’s in sync and a crystal clear picture. Thank you! :)))

  63. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Okay I think there are only four colors for dresses tonight. Black. Red. Blue. Sparkly Goldish.

  64. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Fire the TD

  65. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Alfredo: So Silver Linings stopped being the frontrunner in that category? :)

  66. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    And the Emmy for Best Direction of an Awards Show goes to – not the Golden Globes

  67. Edkargir
    January 13, 2013

    Paddy. I respect your opinion I just disagree . Pi is not bad film .i think the beast of southern wild was far more moving of the 3 water movies the impossible being the other.

  68. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    It’s so WEIRD when they hand out BEST SERIES awards before BEST ACTRESS IN A SERIES. Shouldn’t Claire Danes have won her award BEFORE her show wins best series?
    Did they really just SHUFFLE the awards order this year? Give them out in chunks that are connected so the viewers know where we are. It’s completely impossible to know which categories have been handed out and what’s still to come, haha!

  69. JJ
    January 13, 2013

    Waltz isn’t supporting. He’s the lead. That’s messed up.

  70. AnthonyP
    January 13, 2013

    I’m tired of finding out an actor on tv is English or Australian (I.e. Damien Lewis)
    Do we not have enough talent in the states?

  71. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Okay this is why you don’t have real people on live TV.

  72. January 13, 2013

    Tough shit. The Brits and the Aussies are talented too!

  73. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Oh man. Nice dress on JLO. lololol I can’t stop thinking of the implications. XD

  74. Greg Y
    January 13, 2013

    Ow, that was painful. I pity for the guy.

  75. Akumax
    January 13, 2013

    Yesssss…. Life of Pi!!!!


  76. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Actually I swear I’ve seen JLo’s dress before, just red. Did someone wear that years ago?

    OMG Ang Lee’s so cute. *waves back*

  77. Mattoc
    January 13, 2013

    AnthonyP – lucky Jason Clarke wasn’t nominated.

  78. January 13, 2013

    Damien Lewis went to the same school as Prime Minister David Cameron – Eton. Here in the UK he also occasionally guest hosts the topical comedy panel quiz show HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU – check him out on You Tube, he’s really good

  79. Jack Traven II
    January 13, 2013

    Adele’s high fiving with Craig was sweet.

  80. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Adele was cute and charming….I like when they dont take their win too seriously:)

  81. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Adele is simply as unpretentious as they come. She always give the best and most honest speeches. Love it! :)

  82. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    @Des Brown I don’t really watch TV so I only know Damian Lewis from this movie where he steals Tom Hardy’s girlfriend during wartime. Hence, I don’t like him. lol

  83. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    I love how effortlessly charming and hilarious Adele is compared to most of the rehearsed, calculated acceptance speeches we usually hear at these awards shows.

  84. January 13, 2013

    Gotta love Adele. The bemused faces in the room are the people who don’t want to remember what it felt like to be that humble and ordinary / never even felt like that and can’t understand what she’s saying.


  85. Akumax
    January 13, 2013

    go Adele go… Oscar is waiting!!!

  86. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    @The Great Dane this being the Hollywood Foreign Press my money is on the Musical winning…I mean this is the group that gave Evita the award over Fargo..

  87. The Dude
    January 13, 2013

    Glad I’ve got my prediction on Life of Pi for Best Score right.

    If I’m right, it’s not winning anything else.

  88. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    Go Adele!

  89. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    I think Jessica Alba’s dress was expecting bigger boobies.

  90. Mattoc
    January 13, 2013

    ” pork chops and apple sauce” – Keifer Sutherland

  91. Bondisteve
    January 13, 2013

    Kevin Costner is still working?

  92. William chase
    January 13, 2013

    So……is Adele’s main goal to win every single type of award offered? Because if so it seems she’s halfway there. Zzzzzzzzz

  93. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Ok that was one BIG push from Clinton…..Not every movie gets introduced by a “real” President of the USA….

  94. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Oh damn they got Clinton to intro LINCOLN. Woah. That’s freakin’ insane. I think it just won the Oscar for BP. Dayum.

  95. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Cool the President!!

  96. Bryce Forestieri
    January 13, 2013

    Holy shit Clinton + Lincoln = <3
    Biggest Endorsement everrrrr!!!

  97. PaulH
    January 13, 2013

    Some a-holes on Twitter now saying Taylor Swift is planning a revenge song because she lost to Adele. Both songs were worthy and maybe shoulda been a tie.

  98. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Wow. Just WOW! Was it known that Clinton would show up? That was the best scoop the Globes have ever had! :)

  99. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    Nice touch Bill Clinton. Nice speech Kevin Costner – he always gives good speeches.

  100. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Angelica Houston looks like Joker in Batman movies….

  101. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    @The Great Dane Dave Karger says no.

  102. The Dude
    January 13, 2013

    Yeah, they don’t bring the Democratic God for a movie that will lose. Lincoln has got this in the bag.

  103. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Will and Kristen could be next year’s hosts!

  104. January 13, 2013

    Some a-holes on Twitter now saying Taylor Swift is planning a revenge song because she lost to Adele.

    We are never ever ever getting a Golden Globe BITCH!

  105. srun
    January 13, 2013

    Will Ferrell and this girl what’s her name is not remotely funny. Just annouce it I wanna hear what Lawrence has to say.

  106. Adam
    January 13, 2013

    Did they forget to do Best Actress TV Drama?

    LOL at Kristin wiig and Will Ferrel!

  107. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013


  108. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Love how Tommy Lee Jones was NOT smiling through Will and Kristen’s comedy stetch

  109. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Expectedly Jennifer Lawrence…No surprise there…the real nail bitter is best actress in drama…

  110. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    Tommy Lee Jones’s grumpy face during the Wiig/Ferrel presentation of Best Actress (Comedy/Musical) : PRICELESS

  111. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013


  112. Jack Traven II
    January 13, 2013

    Woohoo! Go Jennifer!

  113. PJ
    January 13, 2013

    DDL clapping for Lawrence. :)

  114. The Dude
    January 13, 2013

    Shouldn’t they have invited Dubya instead?

  115. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    She is funny…..”Harvey, Thank you for killing whoever you killed to get me up here…”

  116. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    That was a cute skit. JLaw nice speech. She could win it!

  117. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    Jennifer Lawrence on her to Oscar…

  118. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Srun – wtf?

  119. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    I like Bill Murray’s facial hair

  120. PaulH
    January 13, 2013

    Meet your Waterloo, Jessica Chastain, and her nickname is J-Law.

  121. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Great speech by Lawrence. Chastain has to KILL her speech to give her a run for her money.

  122. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    Note to the camera man: Do not pan over to Tommy Lee Jones. He’s either drunk or angry.
    He will not win the OSCAR!

  123. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    Shit, I fell off my couch during her Harvey-bit :)

  124. Jules
    January 13, 2013

    @ SallyinChicago

    Leo has worked with indie directors and has worked with QT. it got him jackshit.

  125. brandz
    January 13, 2013

    JLaw made a not-so-humble gaffe.

  126. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    I am inwardly rooting for Kathryn Bigelow and ZD30….why am I rooting for a film I haven’t seen.

  127. Brett
    January 13, 2013

    OMG tommy lee jones does not like fun. or will ferrell. or Kristen. Holy crap.

  128. Bryce Forestieri
    January 13, 2013

    Tommy Lee Jones is the shit…love the guy

  129. srun
    January 13, 2013

    Lawrence’s speech was so dry. I’m underwhelmed.

  130. January 13, 2013

    How can you not love JLaw? I thought SLP was a bit shit, and I still love JLaw.

  131. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Ed Harris is taking it!!!

  132. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Leo has to do a comedy. That’s what Bale’s problem was with the Academy, but he lucked out with The Fighter. Leo has to lighten up her bait, and maybe they’ll give in.

  133. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Called it!!!!!!!

  134. PaulH
    January 13, 2013

    The Will and Kristen Show dragged on about 5 minutes too long. in fact, it would be better if they hadn’t been booked at all.

  135. The Dude
    January 13, 2013

    Brett- I’m pretty sure his serious face was part of the joke.

  136. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    It’s a DISGRACE to TV actors that they keep on naming previous MOVIE STARS that have won in TV categories.

  137. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    I can’t see Leo doing a comedy any time soon….

  138. PaulH
    January 13, 2013

    BIG MIRACLE REUNION – Krazinski and a positively glowing Kristen Bell. Shimmering, she is. :)

  139. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Amy Adams must take it!!!!

  140. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Again as expectedly Anne Hathaway…deservedly so…

  141. G.R.A.Y.
    January 13, 2013


    i was gonna say that too..LEO needs to do a comedy!!!or maybe a holocaust movie?lol!!!

  142. Corvo
    January 13, 2013

    Anne HATHAWAY! Yes!

  143. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013


  144. Sallyinchicago
    January 13, 2013

    Okay, game over. Anne is winning the BSA. Remember — Jennifer Hudson & Catherine ZJ – the Academy loves those strong musical singers.

  145. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Best supporting actress is now cemented…But supporting actor is still up in the air…

  146. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    Anne Hathaway! She now has two major awards under her belt this season…it’s looking good for her to win the Oscar.

  147. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    Aragorn, Christophe or Hoffman is winning. Tommy Jones is NOT winning….trust me.

  148. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Man Sally Field looks pretty good!!!!


  149. srun
    January 13, 2013

    LOL did Nicole just got the biggest clap?

    Hathaway… now this one is the opposite of JLaw, she tries too hard.

  150. Archie
    January 13, 2013

    Anne Hathaway will win the Oscar!

  151. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    That was one hell of a speech. And that shut out to Sally Field closed the deal…She is sooooo winning Oscar.

  152. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    OK, Hathaway, you had me at your classy Sally Field-tribute.

  153. PJ
    January 13, 2013

    bah humbug anne hathaway

  154. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    I thought Waltz just won for Best Supporting Actor

  155. Archie
    January 13, 2013

    No more perfect record of three for three, Sally Field!

  156. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Great speech, Anne. But unnecessary. She could have just gone up there and farted and they’d still give her the Oscar.

    Oh wow. Did you see Debra Lee completely looking in the opposite direction? Maybe that was unintentional. lolololol

  157. smith
    January 13, 2013

    Hathaway’s win was deserved but her ridiculous Taylor Swift-like “shock” at winning was eye-roll inducing. Her speech was equally bad and I hope she improves when she wins SAG and the Oscar.

  158. daveinprogress
    January 13, 2013

    I don’t think i can safely predict any categories at this year’s oscars, but I have been saying for weeks, and now i am sure, Anne Hathaway gets that Oscar. That was an exquisite speech. How elegant, gracious and magical is she?
    Classy incorporation of her fellow nominees and the best tribute to Sally Field. Oh Anne is getting that Oscar for SURE!

  159. Leocdc
    January 13, 2013

    Anne Hathaway is so winning the Oscar. That was a great speech, and the people clearly loves her.

  160. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    *Deborra-Lee Furness

  161. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    The OZ movie stars the least charismatic actor alive. I needed someone with some effervescence: Jim Carrey, Hugh Jackman – I would have cast Paul Giamatti.

  162. January 13, 2013

    Give it up “Smith” You will stand alone on that.

    That was a TREMENDOUS speech.

  163. Bob Burns
    January 13, 2013

    Anne was charming, especially the Sally bit.

    She’s working her complexion with her fashion design. very smart.

  164. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Performance wise, TLJ, PSH or Christoph Waltz are all good for me.

  165. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Zero Dark Thirty is taking Best Original Screenplay!!!!!!!

  166. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Wawwwww….They really didnt like ZDT!

  167. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013


  168. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    IF Silver Linings Playbook OR Django Unchained takes Screenplay…oh, wait a second, Tarantino just got it ! Official : Harvey OWNS the HFPA.

  169. Corvo
    January 13, 2013

    Best screenplay DJANGO! Perfect choice!

  170. AnthonyP
    January 13, 2013

    Then make your own shows Paddy

  171. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Something about Hathaway not believing it’s happening is a bit off. It’s not like she just stepped from Princess Diaries into Les Misérables. She’s been in the big league for years and worked with a BIG line of A-list stars, won the most critics awards in the year of Rachel Getting Married. And she won three days ago and have won so many critics awards for Les Misérables so far.
    It’s okay to be humble, but it was a bit overdone.

    WOW, Quentin!!

  172. Leocdc
    January 13, 2013

    Woooow, I wasn’t expecting that. Awesome surprise.

  173. Jules
    January 13, 2013

    @ The Great Dane

    Yeah, right, Leo does comedy and they’ll still overlook him and everyone will say, ” he should do TV!”

  174. PJ
    January 13, 2013

    Hit one of my NGNG! Too bad I didn’t predict it for real anywhere.

  175. akumax
    January 13, 2013

    Lincoln going home with NO globes?! very probable…

  176. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    Oh wow DJANGO!!

  177. January 13, 2013

    Then make your own shows Paddy


  178. PaulH
    January 13, 2013


  179. Free
    January 13, 2013

    YES! Critics Choice & Globe for DJANGO! Next stop, Oscar! So deserved.

  180. Radich
    January 13, 2013

    “And the Oscar goes to…Harvey Weinstein.”

    It is all over, folks.

  181. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    In person, He is weird as always..Did anyone follow what he said?

    and he is a horrible actor as documented in Django Unchained.

  182. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Someone forget to tell Irons that Lincoln has already been cast.

  183. Gage Creed
    January 13, 2013

    Is Tarantino winning Director? They clearly loved Django

  184. January 13, 2013

    Lincoln going home with NO globes?! very probable…

    Fuck no. DDL can’t lose… can he?!?

  185. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    DAMN, when did QT turn into Jaws from James Bond? They are the spitting image of each other!

  186. Jack Traven II
    January 13, 2013

    Wow! I’m stunned. Will this be Lincoln – Cold Mountain Part II?

  187. acher
    January 13, 2013

    ok. harvey owns hollywood.

  188. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Man I’m hungry….D:

  189. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Why is Mel Gibson seated at a front table?

  190. Thomas
    January 13, 2013

    Jennifer Lawrence wins! Any doubts I think not.

  191. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    Okay, game over. QT wins Screenplay.

  192. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Lincoln better not win!

  193. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    KJBacon: Gibson and Foster are best friends.

  194. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    So does this mean that QT will win Best Screenplay at the Oscars?

  195. Alexander
    January 13, 2013

    They are one; the awards and the Dark Lord Harvey Weinstein.

  196. PaulH
    January 13, 2013

    Hell Fuck Yeah Don Cheadle!

  197. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    You know, I saw Django and I will say this about it. Very daring, very bold to delve into the subject. It hasn’t been visited in some time, and I think that’s what the GG and others see in Django.
    Now about that “borrowed from Spaghetti western” b.s….no QT you borrowed from N**ger Charlie trilogies by Fred Williamson.

  198. davieprogress
    January 13, 2013

    Daniel Day Lewis will still win.
    A lot of panic stations being activated here. SAG and BAFTA outcomes will be more helpful for predicting Oscar outcome.

  199. Adam
    January 13, 2013

    I don’t get you, Sasha. When you first saw Django, I recall you saying that you “loved it”. Now on Twitter, when someone says it will be awesome if it win Best Picture, you respond with “it would be repulsive and disgusting”.


  200. January 13, 2013

    Original Screenplay is wide open at the Oscars (no surprise there). Tarantino may have both the BFCA and the Globe, but he definitely can’t get the WGA. Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Moonrise Kingdom, all bereft of Director nominations, thus less formidable than previously expected, and Moonrise also missing Picture, of course.

    Many are predicting an Amour-win, a la The Pianist.

  201. akumax
    January 13, 2013

    Amour, great. wow

  202. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    Can Stallone get anymore botoxed?

  203. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013


  204. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    WHAT, Stallone and Schwarzenegger presenting Best Foreign Language Film ? That’s even worse than the BFCA-couple…

  205. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    But remember people, winning Best Picture often means you DON’T win the Oscar.
    Best Picture winners at the Globes lately include Avatar, The Social Network, The Aviator, Babel, The Hours, Atonement, Brokeback Mountain and The Descendants. None of them went on to win Best Picture. From 2004 and on only TWO of the Best Picture winners from the Globes won Best Picture at the Oscars (which is MAD since the Globes award TWO best picture winners every year, so you’d think ONE of them would go on to win the Oscar, but I only happened twice since 2004).

  206. Jeremy
    January 13, 2013

    Sly and Schwarzenegger presenting an award to Haneke is something I never thought I’d ever see.

  207. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Between those two so called big butch guys, how much botox do they have on their faces? Esp. Stallone looks horrible…

  208. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    In fact, it makes sense as Arnold is from Austria….but Sly????

  209. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    GreatDane – why is SHE at a front table?

  210. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    So I wonder if they decided to give Golden Globe to only one CIA agent obsessed with terrorists, or will they give it to the second one too?

  211. Free
    January 13, 2013

    I know this is mostly about the film winners, but Claire Danes is 4-for-4 at the Globes. That’s kind of amazing.

  212. January 13, 2013

    Jodie Foster is getting the Cecil B DeMille Award tonight

  213. Jerry Grant
    January 13, 2013

    Wait, did Tarantino seriously win Screenplay?? Why isn’t it listed here on the site?? Could it be???? Huge huge fan. Tarantino’s most important (if not his best) movie.

  214. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013


    Yes. I think Mel Gibson may present her the award. So thats the only reasons I could think of why he is right there at that table!

  215. Akumax
    January 13, 2013

    one globe 10 commercials… is it me or is it getting every year more commercials interrupted by the show… a few times.

  216. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    KJBacon: You’ll see soon enough. :) She’ll get the most focus and screen time of the entire evening (except for maybe the time consuming Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell).

  217. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Ryan – ah-ha – thanks.

  218. daveinprogress
    January 13, 2013

    More Tina and Amy please. I just noticed how dated and retro that set is, it reminds me of Globe telecasts in the 70′s and 80′s – Pia Zadora winning. Flashbacks! Tina Fey was right, she doesn’t have much say in this show. Globes can’t seem to escape their trashy, nerdy image. But it is meant to be a fun night. In a year like this one, with such twists and turns in the awards race, the Globes are just as haphazard. They don’t help to clarify the Oscar race much. But then 100 journalists v 6000 academy members will always be chalk and cheese!

  219. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    I missed something

  220. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013


    are you new to this site? By now it is very clear that Sasha has two favorite movies this year (three if you count BOTSW)…So any other movie winning Best Picture will be”repulsive and disgusting”….She may like those movies as long as they dont win BP…

  221. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Now about that “borrowed from Spaghetti western” b.s….no QT you borrowed from N**ger Charlie trilogies by Fred Williamson.

    He’s mentioned those movies many times in the press he’s done for DJANGO.

    I hope DJANGO UNCHAINED continues to do well this evening. Even if QT can’t win director at the Oscars he can still win Best Picture. :)

  222. January 13, 2013

    Anne had no idea how to react to that!

    Poor Sacha Baron Cohen, though. He’s losing it pretty rapidly…

  223. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Gibson should win the DeMille Award – that would be fitting.

  224. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    The upskirt comment was a bit too much…..D:

  225. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Well, that’s uncomfortable for Ms. Chapman.

  226. Joao Mattos
    January 13, 2013

    Sacha Baron Cohen rules

  227. daveinprogress
    January 13, 2013

    I loved Sacha Baron Cohen, but wasn’t sure if he was channeling Ricky Gervais or sending up Jeremy Irons. Either way, very funny.

  228. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    I hope Django doesn’t walk away with Best Picture….that would kinda suck…..I THINK I’d rather see Lincoln win

  229. Yvette
    January 13, 2013

    I wouldn’t mind Lincoln going home empty-handed. I like the underdog role going into Oscars…..
    These are the Globes, The Ass-Kisser Awards…press people giving awards, not actors, directors etc….

  230. Bondisteve
    January 13, 2013

    Can’t wait to see the Jodie film montage!

  231. Free
    January 13, 2013

    Animated Film: yet another field that’s pretty wide open. Please, Oscar, though. No win for BRAVE. Literally anything else is fine. But no Brave.

  232. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    That Aziz Ansari guy is just ANNOYING…not funny at all…

  233. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Go Julie or Lena!!!!!!!!!!1

  234. PJ
    January 13, 2013

    I wish Fey and Poehler both could win. oh well.

  235. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    I agree with the King of Gondor.

  236. Checko
    January 13, 2013


  237. Jeremy
    January 13, 2013

    Damn, Clooney moves fast huh

  238. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Is Lena’s dress slipping off or is that the design of it??

  239. Christophe
    January 13, 2013

    WTF? Brave? Now that’s a travesty! Have they even watched the anim. films? Frankenweenie is in its own league altogether… nothing to do with the other dumbed down titles.

  240. Jerry Grant
    January 13, 2013

    GO DJANGO!!!!

  241. EaglesFan55
    January 13, 2013

    Its a shame if Zero Dark Thirty walks home empty handed. I guess three senators can totally destroy your awards season. Don’t they have other things to be concerned about?

  242. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Dang Driver looks way different tonight.

  243. PaulH
    January 13, 2013

    Fuck you, Tattooed Lena; you don’t have a tenth of the talent of a Lauren Graham or Kristen Bell.

  244. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Robert Downey Jr. will present Jodie Foster her award. So I assume Jodie invited Mel Gibson as her “friend” to that table….If so, she is the kind of true friend that we all should have for our “bad” times….

  245. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    I agree with the King of Gondor.

    lololol Me too.

  246. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    Except for Chastain, I think ZD30 is locked out of the win for BP.

  247. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Gibson is a pig. Fact.

  248. Akumax
    January 13, 2013

    I like the icons we have in the picture frame on the site now… but I look at them and I feel like J Phoenix in The Master during the therapist scene…

  249. Bondisteve
    January 13, 2013

    Glenn Close. LMAO!

  250. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Ok. Glenn Close deserves a special award for that performance:)

  251. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    If so, she is the kind of true friend that we all should have for our “bad” times….

    They must be a good bunch of friends. I remember Gibson was the only person who would hire RDJ in his difficult times.

    Glenn Close’s drunk was so weird. XD

  252. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Wonder if Fey’s comment about Downey Jr. was a dig at his recent roles?

  253. Checko
    January 13, 2013

    Glenn Close is a goddess!

  254. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Glenn Close was GENIOUS! I love it when the actors are GAME at these award shows.

  255. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are HILARIOUS! Best Hosts…they need to host the Oscars next year

  256. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Jodie is my best dressed chick tonight and her eye makeup is flawless. Jamie Foxx is my best dressed dude. Don’t know about his makeup.

  257. January 13, 2013




    Fuck the awards, let’s just watch those three for the rest of the night.

  258. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Something tells me that ZD30 won’t be winning jack at the Oscars….I haven’t seen the flick yet, but damn it I kinda want it to win.

  259. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Is Jody’s partner there?

  260. smoothcriminal
    January 13, 2013

    I can never tell if Jodi Foster is a good actress or a terrible actress…

  261. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Oh I think Jodie’s drunked. lol

  262. Jeremy
    January 13, 2013

    @smoothcriminal: You have just described my feelings on Jack Nicholson. “This performance is either kinda brilliant…or some special form of terrible!”

  263. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Smooth – you sort of pegged it

  264. Checko
    January 13, 2013

    I really like how the globes dont wait until a person is almost turned into an almost living dead like Blanchett’s character in Benjamin Button to give an honorary award

  265. Free
    January 13, 2013

    Never seen so many people look this unimpressed as they applaud the lifetime achievement winner.

    @smoothcriminal: LOL. I can never tell if she’s supposed to be attractive or not.

  266. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    Jodie Foster — maybe this is why she doesn’t win at awards…this is supposed to be an award and she can’t do a decent speech?

  267. Leocdc
    January 13, 2013

    I love Pixar and consider myself a fan, but Brave can’t/shouldn’t win this year. Even this was a weak year, I think that Wreck-it Ralph is by not little the best movie of the nominated ones. Paranorman could be a close second place.

  268. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Is she drunk or what? I think she says some smart things but also trying too hard to be funny….

  269. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Oh wow. She went in a completely different direction there. And they blanked part of it so I got all confused.

  270. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Jodie Foster’s voice is enchanting! :D

  271. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Terrible. Crafted yet masquerading as spontaneous

  272. representDLV
    January 13, 2013

    Wrap it up Jodi

  273. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    Okay, now I see why she’s talking like that — her mom. And she’s wanted to quit the business and been talked out of it by Mel Gibson. But she’s going on too long….her speech has to be dissected.

  274. January 13, 2013

    That started out manic, and ended up rly moving! Go Jodie!

  275. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    What a superior speech by Foster. This will forever be looked upon as one of the greatest and most honest award speeches of all time.

  276. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    I think NBC just turned off the voice for a few seconds just in case she came out:))))

  277. Archie
    January 13, 2013

    Jodie Foster is so intelligent. Wow what a speech!

  278. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    Official : Jodie Foster is AWESOME.

  279. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    I missed a piece because it got bleeped. Did she say she was out but she’s not telling us because it’s none of our business? That’s kinda what I got out of it. Anyway, that was hard for her looked like. I’ll need to see it again.

  280. Free
    January 13, 2013

    I had the TV on mute, but I saw people bawling. What happened? From the looks on people’s faces, it looked like Jodie told everyone she was dying.

  281. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    And Best Director goes to…Ben Affleck ! EXCELLENT !

  282. Free
    January 13, 2013

    Yay, Ben! Fuck you, Oscars! You should be ashamed of yourselves.

  283. Free
    January 13, 2013

    Feinberg suggests Affleck could be first write-in winner at the Oscars. No problem from me.

  284. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    OK, people, I don’t know anything about those things, but it’s time for someone who DOES and agrees, to start some kind of campaign or write-in votes or something to get Affleck and Bigelow in that Oscar BD lineup !

  285. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    It could only get more exciting and fun if Ben Affleck won DGA

  286. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    This is weirdly uncomfortable between Leno and Fallon.

    I think my Ben congratulations disappeared. Anyway, Congrats, Ben. Oscars a dumb. :D

  287. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    Two things…incredible speech by Jodie Foster.

    BEN FUCKING AFFLECK!!! So now I’m thinking Argo might win Best Picture even without the Best Director nomination. There seems to be a lot of support for the film and Affleck from Hollywood.

  288. PJ
    January 13, 2013

    Anyone remember that time lincoln was the frontrunner?

  289. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Girls winning. The Globes always had a thing for new shows that never won at the Emmys. Nip/Tuck, Desperate Housewives and tons of other shows won for their first season just because they were “the new thing”. And Emmy never followed…

  290. Tufas
    January 13, 2013

    So sad this there isnt a working live streaming link this year. A google search delivers only bogus ad heavy sites and the links you guys posted are dead :(

    Hurray Ben Affleck! This year everything’s off


  291. vv
    January 13, 2013

    Great speech by Foster.

  292. daveinprogress
    January 13, 2013

    I’m with the other commenters hailing Jodie speech, it needs a transcript – so much in it!

    Re Affleck – wow – what a mix of prizes Pi, Silver Lin, Les Miz, Django, Argo, still possibilities for Zerod30 and Lincoln. A spread indeed.

  293. Edkargir
    January 13, 2013

    These awards mean nothing.

  294. dudeabides
    January 13, 2013

    Quote of the night by Ben Affleck: “Paul Thomas Anderson, who I think is Orson Welles”. High praise and very true. Thats why award shows suck, Joaquin is right!

  295. January 13, 2013
  296. srun
    January 13, 2013

    Stupid HFPA think they’ll have another chance to award Kathryn Bigelow?

  297. Bondisteve
    January 13, 2013

    Lots of surprises. Will Naomi be the next?

  298. Voland
    January 13, 2013

    All this Affleck-hoola-hoo baffles me. What’s so remarkable about his direction on Argo? He got together a good crew, good cast, good script and transformed it into a by-the-numbers-movie. All this praise and snub-talk goes seriously overboard.

  299. Leocdc
    January 13, 2013

    This is working for me :)
    By the way, I feel so happy and sad at the same time about Affleck. He totally deserved the BD nomination, and now results that he’s winning in all the circuit before Oscar. This is ridiculously sad.

  300. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    This link is working PERFECT:

    And yes, if the Academy ALLOWED write-in winners, Affleck COULD be one of the likeliest winners ever.

  301. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    Everybody loves Lincoln the movie but awards the actor only….what has Spielberg NOT done to win awards? Ben Affleck was a surprise. It’s inspiring.

  302. Leocdc
    January 13, 2013
  303. Radich
    January 13, 2013

    Affleck really deserves. Loved it.

  304. Jack Traven II
    January 13, 2013

    Congrats, Ben. You just did a great job at directing one of last year’s best films. But the Oscar members just did a bad job at choosing last year’s best directors.

  305. January 13, 2013

    Stupid HFPA think they’ll have another chance to award Kathryn Bigelow?

    I’d say they might.

    Has Christian Bale chosen an accent yet?

  306. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    A bipolar FOOTBALL PLAYER ? Damn, didn’t Bale watch the damn film ?

  307. Mr-C
    January 13, 2013

    Incredible speech by Jodie Foster? Yeah, incredibly lame and boring. Her non stop blabbering killed the momentum of the show. And her kids look creepy as fuck.

  308. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Hugh Jackman…still anything is possible…SLP or Les Miz???

  309. January 13, 2013

    Anybody but Bradley Cooper is fine by me!

  310. Leocdc
    January 13, 2013

    Wooow. Jackman!!! Can Les Miserables change the way people perceives SLP in Oscar competition, if it wins BP tonight?

  311. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    These people are full of the flu. What a cootie bunch. :)

  312. Free
    January 13, 2013

    I know people here are pretty crazy for Day-Lewis, but Jackman gets my vote. And I hated Les Mis.

  313. Tufas
    January 13, 2013

    Thanks guys for all the links, but – maybe because I am in Portugal – none of them are working

    Trying to find a good website for some live blogging..!


  314. eclipse22
    January 13, 2013

    congrats ben affleck! see all is not lost!!!

  315. Rich
    January 13, 2013

    I think Hugh Jackman is a good actor, I do not understand the awards love for him though, maybe it was just me, but I didn’t think his performance in Les Miserables was that special, not nearly as well done as Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook

  316. Sofina
    January 13, 2013

    I watch this stream myself. =)

  317. Rich
    January 13, 2013

    Also, good on you Affleck! Well deserved.

  318. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Tufas: That’s weird. I’m in Denmark, and both of them work FINE here. The link has the best picture quality though. And sound is completely in sync.

  319. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    Hugh Jackman deserved this, one of the most versatile actors in the biz, it was about time he got some recognition. He is a Tony/Emmy Award winning action superstar and acclaimed romantic lead who worked with visionaries like Darren Aronofsky, Baz Luhrmann, Christopher Nolan…it doesn’t get any more versatile than that.

    Having said that, Daniel Day-Lewis is still unbeatable but I don’t mind Jackman taking the distant runner-up position, he deserves at least that.

  320. superkk
    January 13, 2013

    oh please. you can watch the first 15 mins of les miz and see that jackman was amazing. cooper couldnt hold a fucking candle to his performance. very much deserved.

  321. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    IM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  322. acher
    January 13, 2013

    Uh..thank god it’s not bradley cooper. that performance was so plain and nothing out of the ordinary.

  323. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Given the love for non-American actors whenever possible so far, I wouldnt be surprised if Naomi Watts or even Marion Cotillard wins Best Actress in Drama

  324. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    OMG Renner looks soooooooooooooo good. *swoons*

  325. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    OMG….Les Miz! Golden Globes didnt help at all…Still everything is up in the air….

  326. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    I’m just gonna say it: Jackman’s acting was great but his singing was SO strained. His version of “Bring Him Home” is the worst version I’ve ever heard. I don’t care how many people disagree with me, but I actually preferred Crowe’s underwhelming singing in the film – at least it wasn’t cringe inducing. Jackman had to strain to reach those notes and it sounded like hell. Only his lower notes worked (really well), but those high ones. Kill my ears already!

  327. January 13, 2013

    Antoinette, I hear you. Fucking hell that man is fiiiine.

  328. Radich
    January 13, 2013

    YES!!!!!!!! No Silver Linings Playbook. Thank you!!!!

  329. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    @Antoinette, re Jodie: I tuned out and tuned back in. It needs dissecting, but she was mainly speaking to her close friends. She’s very private and she’s “out” and she was basically saying, if I pick up rightly, that she hasn’t worked much because she is private and doesn’t do a lot of PR and events, and I believe she hinted that her mom has Alzheimers.
    Anybody else get that?

  330. Leocdc
    January 13, 2013

    It’s official: GG loves its musicals. And we’re seeing another turn on this career to Oscars. What an entertaining year! :D

  331. acher
    January 13, 2013

    LES MIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  332. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Dude at the start of the Les Mis acceptance speech is funny.

  333. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Anne Hathaway is a little nutty right there.

  334. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    Les Miz wins Best Musical/Comedy…doesn’t mean anything in terms of Oscar. As I’ve said…this is the same group that gave EVITA the award over FARGO.

  335. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Now the real excitement starts… Final three awards (oh well, two plus+DDL’s award!)

  336. Rama
    January 13, 2013

    Who won The Best Original Screenplay?

  337. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    First during nomination announcements, then during BFCA, and now during Golden Globes, almost every other commercial is about SLP, at least in NYC

  338. Radich
    January 13, 2013

    The way things are going, I don’t know if DDL will get this one.

  339. daveinprogress
    January 13, 2013

    Winner of the most Golden Globes in 2013 – ‘Les Miserables’. The ads with this on it will help its box office.

  340. PJ
    January 13, 2013

    Hopefully Argo wins Best drama picture just to complete this trolling

  341. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    @Sally Thanks. Yeah it just seemed like she was upset about the idea that people thought she should come out to the world. But then the sound went out. So I wasn’t sure what happened. But it did seem like her mom was not well from what she said.

  342. srun
    January 13, 2013

    Of course, GG is a sucker for star-studded musical.

  343. Jack Traven Ii
    January 13, 2013

    Shit! No SLP. Damn you, HFPA!

  344. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    EMBARRASING for Hathaway to finish her speech like that, even worse than Garner’s P.S. You had your chance, Hathaway!

    This doesn’t take anything away from Silver Lining, Best Picture almost NEVER matches with Globe and Oscar.

    If Zero Dark Thirty wins Best Drama (which it won’t), it would be hilarious! Then the two best picure winners AND the screenwriter winner AND the Best Director winner come from 4 films that are NOT Oscar nominated for Best Director at the Oscars.

  345. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    and Jessica Chastain…we have a competition…..

  346. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Yeah Chastain!!!!!! :D

  347. Rama
    January 13, 2013

    Could anyone please tell me who won The Best Screenplay?

  348. Archie
    January 13, 2013

    It’s still between Jessica Chastain VS Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars.

  349. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    So the battle is official…Chastain vs. Lawrence for the Oscar…

  350. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Chastain has to NAIL her speech now to get ahead of Lawrence.

  351. Free
    January 13, 2013

    @Rama: DJANGO.

  352. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    That was a smart speech….Her win could be ZDT’s award at the end.

  353. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    This might be the only awards Zero Dark Thirty receives tonight.

  354. Edkargir
    January 13, 2013

    They finally got one right.

  355. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    Don’t worry, people, the HFPA might dare to ignore Abraham Lincoln, but they will not dare to ignore Daniel Day-Lewis ! Lincoln will NOT go home emptyhanded !

  356. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013


    remind you that Riva was not nominated here…this could be the end of Watts’ chances though…

  357. January 13, 2013

    No, no, Riva’s still in with a shot. In fact, even my Naomi is.

    Jessica Chastain does give lovely speeches. Says the right things.

  358. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    I am rooting for Phoenix but Day Lewis will win

  359. srun
    January 13, 2013

    I prefer Chastain’s speech, performance, personality over Lawrence’s, plus 0Dark30 needs at least one big win.

  360. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    The race for Best Actress is tighter than EVER!

  361. January 13, 2013

    Wasn’t expecting Les Mis to win the Comedy/Musical award. In the UK the reviews have been superlative and everyone raves about the movie. Can it go on to win the Oscar without a directing or screenplay nomination? Go Sir Cameron Mackintosh! The British are coming!! It’s the biggest winner of the night.

  362. Radich
    January 13, 2013

    Now I can go to bed. YEAH, DANIEL!!!!!!!

  363. Archie
    January 13, 2013

    Daniel Day Lewis and Anne Hathaway are the only sure thing at the Oscar.

  364. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Of course, DDL…..and he gave a great speech…by the way no acting award got standing ovation..

  365. Edkargir
    January 13, 2013

    Ok ,they final got 2 right.

  366. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    DDL cannot be denied. Joaquin still looked pissed though.

  367. Jerry Grant
    January 13, 2013

    DDL, whew!!!

    P.S. Sasha forgot to put up “Django” for winning screenplay.

  368. Leocdc
    January 13, 2013

    Now I really want Jessica Chanstain to win this year. Just remembering all the incredible performances of last year more her Lawless performances is enough to fill a montage for her amazing career.
    And that was a very good speech, that Sasha surely loved, and I liked a lot.

  369. Pete
    January 13, 2013

    Lincoln finally wins something

  370. Jack Traven II
    January 13, 2013

    So excited if DDL’s win will be Lincoln’s only award.

  371. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    Is it me? Does DDL come off as a stuffed shirt? And a poor speech giver?

  372. Rama
    January 13, 2013

    Thanks @ Free!

  373. PJ
    January 13, 2013

    I don’t think you are allowed to play off DDL

  374. January 13, 2013

    Two lovely speeches in a row!

    You do not play Daniel Day-Lewis off. He knows if, and you ought to know it too, HFPA!

  375. January 13, 2013

    More commercial breaks than awards!

  376. January 13, 2013

    Okay, what the hell gives with DDL? He’s almost as caught in the headlights here as he was at Critics Choice.

  377. Archie
    January 13, 2013

    Zero Dark Thirty will win Best Picture!

  378. Mattoc
    January 13, 2013

    That ‘piss off’ music went really well while he was thanking Spielberg.
    I think he might have another golden globe right there.

  379. January 13, 2013


    Just you, Sally.

  380. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    All the actors on Camera — Tommy Lee Jones & Phoenix with their angry looks and just not enjoying themselves — they won’t win and Oscar. The people who vote the Oscars are going to see this show and not even think about them as winners.

  381. eclipse22
    January 13, 2013

    happy chastain won, at least i can say she’s been very good in all her films so far!

  382. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Usually the Best Actress race is between young and old (Bullock and Streep, Portman and Bening), but this fight between two young babes have rarely happened. Both will have chances later and they don’t owe any of them. Chastain is arguably the more talented one, but Lawrence has TWO hits this year. Who the HELL will win?

  383. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    @Aragorn you are absolutely right that Riva is a strong possibility to be the winner come Oscar night. She and the film managed to garner nominations without checking any of the usual boxes a film/person normally does on their way to an Oscar nomination and eventual win.

  384. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    I do NOT think it’s down to Chastain and Lawrence…IF Naomi Watts fails to win SAG in spite of great support from her peers AND Emmanuelle Riva loses BAFTA to one of the American girls, now THEN it will be down to Chastain and Lawrence, but let’s not pretend the Critics Choice or the Golden Globe is even remotely as strong of an Oscar-predictor than the SAG and BAFTA, both have A LOT of Oscar voters as members, the BFCA and HFPA have none.

  385. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Sally – they aren’t in the business of speech giving.

  386. Jerry Grant
    January 13, 2013

    BTW, whatever happens for Picture, this is a VERY nicely distributed awards group!!

    and for acting…

    Such a great movie year.

  387. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Naomi Watts really needed this…Her case is worse than Riva..At least the latter was not nominated so she didnt love it. But Watts lost this one, and doesnt look good for her.. May be her peers will help her with SAG…One last chance.

  388. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Julia’s Golden Globes:))))

  389. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    No ZD30

  390. brian
    January 13, 2013

    Les Miz beats out SLP?
    Are you fucking kidding me?

    What a load of shit …

  391. Mattoc
    January 13, 2013

    Give it to Pi – everyone has something

  392. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013


  393. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Good for them – solid movie

  394. January 13, 2013

    Golden Globes: “They see me trollin’, they hatin’…”

  395. Archie
    January 13, 2013

    Argo wins!

  396. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013


    So Argo might win at the Golden Globes???

  397. PJ
    January 13, 2013

    And the trolling is complete!

  398. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Ben’s gonna faint soon. He’s so shocked.

  399. Jeremy
    January 13, 2013

    RIP Argo Oscar chances

  400. rufussondheim
    January 13, 2013

    Looks like we have a race for real this year.

  401. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    OMG…I am on fire….George Clooney and Ben Afflect together…..parade of Sexiest Man Alive:)))

  402. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    EDIT: I mean at the Oscar?

  403. vfd88
    January 13, 2013

    Yesssssss. Take a look, Oscars.

  404. eclipse22l
    January 13, 2013

    poor phoenix, he’d be such a lovely winner, i know people think he’s a sour-puss but when he smiles and laughs it really lightens up his face and you get to see for a second the person within

  405. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    It’s official. The winners of Best Picture Drama, Best Picture Comedy/Musical, Best Director and Best Screenplay all come from films that DON’T have Oscar nominations for Best Director.

  406. Free
    January 13, 2013

    This year: The Globes > The Oscars.

  407. Archie
    January 13, 2013

    SAG and BAFTA is next! Who will win?

  408. Azahar
    January 13, 2013


    Les Miserables : 3
    Django Unchained : 2
    Argo : 2
    Lincoln : 1
    Zero Dark Thirty : 1
    Life of Pi : 1
    Skyfall : 1
    Silver Lining Playbook : 1
    Amour : 1
    Brave : 1

  409. Leocdc
    January 13, 2013

    Thanks HPFA for giving us a surprising and entertaining award ceremony.
    Now I really want Argo to win the whole thing.
    It’s looking better and better every day.
    Argo is not dead people… don’t count it out yet.

  410. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    Yea I’m really starting to think Argo will win Best Picture even without a Best Director nomination…there is a lot of momentum for the film, coupled with the feeling that Affleck was robbed of a nomination – it is not completely out of the realm of possibility.

  411. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Wonderfully written show, fucked up by the director: just like the Seahawks

  412. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    I love when Amy Poehler said “we are going home with Jodie Foster” :))) Wish we could have seen more of those two funny ladies….

  413. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    Well, what are the chances that Argo wins? I think slim because the GG never predict the Oscar winner.

  414. PJ
    January 13, 2013

    Might as well throw this night away in the wastebasket. Means nothing.

  415. Brian
    January 13, 2013

    Argo? I expected it to win, but I was hoping it would have gone to any of the others. Least favorite of the 5. Maybe least memorable is more like it.

  416. January 13, 2013

    What’s funny is that had Ben Affleck gotten in for Argo, I don’t think he would have actually won. He would have come really close, probably, but I think the Oscar is Spielberg’s.

    Yet there’s such an immense sense of injustice that seems to be going around about it, that I could see the Academy giving him the Oscar on the next go-around, regardless of his next film’s quality (though I’m sure it will be good), as one of the Academy’s infamous, belated make-goods.

    So he’s essentially gone from a surefire runner-up when the nomination seemed like a sure-thing, to a damn near surefire winner upon being snubbed.

  417. Radich
    January 13, 2013

    Argo is one of the best films of 2012 to me. It was very well deserved.

    Nice hanging with you guys. Good Night!

  418. Edkargir
    January 13, 2013

    Zero Dark thirty should have won.

  419. Akumax
    January 13, 2013

    I like Argo very much but in a year like the one we experienced I don’t know… in my opinion it is not the best picture, no.

    Clooney more beloved than Weinstein? Yes. Argo can win best picture and the second oscar to George….

  420. Adam
    January 13, 2013


    Still, such a strange (strong) year. Argo, Django and Les Mis with two awards. SLP, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and Life Of Pi with one each.

  421. srun
    January 13, 2013

    After Affleck missed Oscar nod I rooted for Argo at Critic’s Choice just for pure fun but now that it has become the frontrunner I kinda regret.

  422. Rich
    January 13, 2013

    And if Argo wins Oscar, Ben Affleck needs to make his speech and at the end of the speech, he needs to sneak in an “Argo fuck yourself”

  423. Cléverton Bezerra
    January 13, 2013

    Honestly, when the ballots were closed for the Golden Globes, Les Miserables was all over the place with the box office and media. And it is in fact the best musical in the bunch.

    However, I don’t think it means SLP was hurt by that, because this movie’s momentum started with the nominations.

    If there is any movie that came out as a winner in the Awards as MOTHERFUCKING ARGO!!!

  424. January 13, 2013


    Academy, EAT YOUR SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! #GoldenGlobe #BenAffleck #Argo

  425. RMP
    January 13, 2013

    Wow, I killed the contest. Only thing I got wrong was best supporting actor (I believe there was a mistake, and Waltz wasn’t listed).

    I should also say that I didn’t participate in the TV categories.

  426. Jerry Grant
    January 13, 2013


    Neither “Lincoln” or “SLP” are moved forward. Instead the non-director movies (“Argo” and “Les Miz”) get boosts. “ZDT” is weakened further. “Life of Pi” doesn’t get a boost. “Django” certainly gets some kind of boost.

    Is it still just between Lincoln and SLP? How confusing. Very nicely distributed though.

  427. Adam
    January 13, 2013

    Les Mis with 3*

  428. Archie
    January 13, 2013

    @The Great Dane. Wow that’s a great catch. It’s going to be interesting going into the Oscars!

  429. The Dude
    January 13, 2013

    Argo fuck yourself, Globes.

  430. brian
    January 13, 2013

    The Golden Globes are officially irrelevant …

  431. acher
    January 13, 2013

    Hmm…GG has a horrible track record…only 2 movies in the last 10 years to go on to win Best Picture…is this one of them?

  432. Brian
    January 13, 2013

    And Argo isn’t winning BP unless it gets a guild win. GG don’t mean much.

  433. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    I can’t believe Argo won…D:

  434. Jack Traven II
    January 13, 2013

    Damnit! Just when the BP Drama was presented my VHS recorder went haywire. So, here’s to my recorder: Argo, fuck yourself! ;-)

  435. January 13, 2013

    Argo wins!!! It’s between this and Les Mis for Best Film at the Oscars. Lincoln feels out of the race. The Best Film and Director awards this year will be split. What do I think? Les Mis to win Best Film, of course at the BAFTAs and Oscars.

    Daniel Day and Damian Lewis both win tonight. Sir Daniel in the Queen’s Birthday Honours? The British really are coming tonight

  436. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Also, Argo’s win means another Oscar for George Clooney, and I think we know how much he is loved by his peers…

  437. Jerry Grant
    January 13, 2013

    At the end of the day: I think Affleck’s Globe wins eases the sense of injustice done to him. “Argo” will still not win Picture at the Oscars.

  438. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Yes, Argo could still win the Oscar in this messed-up year, but again: Winning Best Picture at the Globes often means you DON’T win the Oscar.
    Best Picture winners at the Globes lately include Avatar, The Social Network, The Aviator, Babel, The Hours, Atonement, Brokeback Mountain and The Descendants. None of them went on to win Best Picture. From 2004 and on only TWO of the Best Picture winners from the Globes won Best Picture at the Oscars (which is MAD since the Globes award TWO best picture winners every year, so you’d think ONE of them would go on to win the Oscar, but I only happened twice since 2004).

  439. The Dude
    January 13, 2013

    But seriously, this was a great show. Tina and Amy were hilarious, so were Will Ferrel and Kristen Wiig, and Jodie Foster’s speech was very memorable, even if confusing at times.

  440. January 13, 2013

    Sort of ridiculous how so many people are making declarations of what will / won’t / can / can’t happen at the Oscars based on these results. Y’all saw what happened on Thursday: the Academy isn’t paying attention to the precursors this year.

    It’s all still wiiide open in at least six of the eight main categories.

  441. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    I still think Spielberg might walk away with Best Director next month….

  442. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Brian – all the awrds are irrelevant. “And Best Painting – Starry Night!!!!”

  443. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    @Nick, I don’t think Lincoln is a shoe-in for BP. In the end, it’s about the film making its money back, not the awards, and Lincoln is a winner, as are the others.

  444. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    I think that’s the best awards ceremony I’ve ever seen after more than 20 years of watching. So much fun. Everyone was happy (except for one frowny face; TLJ was part of the joke) and they spread the wealth. Everyone was beautiful, the jokes were awesome.

    A++ Golden Globes :D

  445. Christophe
    January 13, 2013

    lol! people getting worked up on precursor awards again! doesn’t mean s***, the acad proved it to us on thursday! at best guild awards and baftas can take the pulse of hwood but not things that are decided by critics/media, very different from professionals… and I’m a Les Mis supporter myself so I should be ecstatic but i know globes are nothing but a fun little part (I’m glad for the Les Mis BO perf though bc it was disappearing from the charts lately)

  446. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Lincoln = Color Purple

  447. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Des Brown: What makes you think it’s between Argo and Les Misérables for Best Picture? How can the fight be between two films where NEITHER have a Best Director nomination.

    Les Misérables is not nominated for Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Cinematography OR Best Director – which means it hasn’t a chance in HELL to win Best Picture.

  448. Free
    January 13, 2013

    @Sally: People said the same thing about Whitaker when he mumbled. Not gonna happen. They don’t pick the best speech giver, or no one would win.

  449. January 13, 2013

    Poooooooooooooor and boooooooooooooooring Lincoln.
    ARGO fuck yourself!!!!!!!!!


  450. Brian
    January 13, 2013

    While I don’t think Argo and Les Mis are now the frontrunners or anything, I do think SLP and Lincoln need to show up in the guilds to reaffirm their frontrunner status. SAG to SLP, Lincoln grabs DGA and PGA.

  451. Terometer
    January 13, 2013

    R.I.P. team Lincoln. You dreamed a dream. 14 noms. no. GG frontrunner. no. Everybody respects but no one loves. The team is haunted by an oscar cooler.

  452. Brian
    January 13, 2013

    kjbacon, that isn’t even in my top 3 Van Gogh paintings!

  453. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    Lincoln-fans, do NOT give up, at this stage The King’s Speech was exactly where Lincoln is right now : 12 Oscar nominations basically in the same categories, critics groups basically only went for the male lead and the screenplay, BFCA only awarded its screenplay and once again male lead, the HFPA only recognized the lead…and then BANG, the guilds proved that they are the shit…and they ARE, so let’s wait for their verdict before giving up.

  454. Jade Fox
    January 13, 2013

    The Great Dane

    Very true. Argo winning here doesn’t mean much come Oscar time. I have to say though I like the Globes winners far better than the Oscars. For an award show the gets a lot of shit, they’ve picked some very good flicks.

    Now I can go back to watching the Australian Open.

  455. Josh
    January 13, 2013

    LOL at those who think because of the globe wins for Argo and Les Mis means Lincoln is out of the race. And SLP for that matter.

  456. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Brian – you just made my point

  457. Denni
    January 13, 2013

    I’m so glad that “Argo” is now the front runner! I can live with that!

  458. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    I agree with Phantom. It is not over yet. But when nominations were announced we thought it would be a three-way game, but I think after BFCA and GG it is very possible that it is a four way game….If only Ben Affleck got nomination!!! then it would have been over. Yet still it is up in the air..

  459. Jerry Grant
    January 13, 2013

    SAG and PGA: Lincoln, sealing the deal
    DGA: Zero Dark Thirty or Argo, making things weird

  460. daveinprogress
    January 13, 2013

    Having fun yet kids? It makes a nice change when the race has the twists and turns that this one is taking. Before the net, years like Chariots of Fire, Driving Miss Daisy Shakespeare in Love were fascinating and shocking on the night, as there was none of this forensic examination of it like now. This year will still be surprising on the night of the awards. There have been more than enough years where the race is sewn up weeks before. Rules are made to be broken. How about a tie again in a category, or an Adrien Brody win or a Marisa Tomei win. Create some more folklore, AMPAS – thank you.

  461. Brian
    January 13, 2013

    Um, kjbacon, of course I made your point. It would be a poor joke otherwise.

  462. EaglesFan55
    January 13, 2013

    Hopefully Zero Dark Thirty can win Best Actress and Film Editing at the Oscars. But with Harvey Weinstein in the mix, the masterpiece might go home without any hardware. Remember, Weinstein got Meryl Streep an Oscar last year after she lost the SAG. Now that is influence.

  463. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Both at BFCA and GG, Ben Affleck got standing ovation. And I have a feeling that it was not only about his performance as a director but also for his not getting nomination. If all that “sympathy” translated to votes for BP, then Argo could win in the end…

  464. eclipse22
    January 13, 2013

    bravo to ben affleck on best pic,next oscar!

    honestly i don’t care if it wins but i do like him and clooney so good luck to them plus i still haven’t seen any of these films ughhhh

  465. Radich
    January 13, 2013

    There is no giving up Lincoln with me, phantom. Anxiously biting my nails, but I’m with it till the end. ;)

    Good night.

  466. Christophe
    January 13, 2013

    The Academy does what the academy wants. They have so little respect for the HFPA that I highly doubt they will validate its main choices, on the contrary they might think since argo won big tonight and at the ccas, it is enough and they should spread the wealth. backlaash brewing once again

  467. Houstonrufus
    January 13, 2013

    Argo is going to win, even without Affleck nominated. It’s clearly the popular choice among the Hollywood crowd, actors, etc. And it’s about making movies. Movie people help save lives in the movie for crying out loud. Not sure why, but no awards body seems to want to give Lincoln anything but Best Actor. I find it frustrating, but that seems to be the way this is playing out.

  468. steve50
    January 13, 2013

    Well, THAT clarifies things! Thanks, GGs!

    *erp* back to the pah-ty.

  469. Pete
    January 13, 2013

    Why not, going out on a limb that Zeitlin gets a shock win in script or director

  470. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    The Globes did NOTHING for the Best Picture race. Argo, Silver Linings, Life of Pi or Lincoln can still win. Who wins Best Picture at the Globes mean NOTHING. The Producers Guild and Directors Guild are the ones to watch, but in a year like this, they still won’t be able to tell us who the eventual winner will be. This is probably the most exciting year ever!
    If Zero Dark Thirty hits 100 million, it’s not even out of the race! And if Silver Linings does the same, then Zero, Silver, Lincoln, Life of Pi, Les Miz, Django and Argo ALL have made 100 million dollars. HOW CRAZY IS THAT?
    The Oscar ratings will be UP UP UP this year – so many hits among the Best Picture candidates.

    What hurts Lincoln now is that if it doesn’t win anything before Oscar, will it be considered “old news”? Silver Linings and Zero Dark Thirty’s box office success stories are just about to start now, Argo will have a lot of awards winning buzz, Django has just become Tarantino’s biggest hit, Les Mis is becoming the biggest musical of all time, Life of Pi (maybe also old news) will hit 100 million soon, Amour and Beasts both have Director nominations but are probably too small art artsy.
    But ANYTHING can happen. There’s a whole MONTH before ballots have to be turned it. It’s all about who has the heat in a month. Let’s just wait and see… :)

  471. Christophe
    January 13, 2013

    how do you know that? so argo has only won with bfca and hfpa who are critics and journalists, NOT Hollywood types! of course argo is popular, but so are the other contenders! only the guilds and bafta can tell us more about the race if they point in the same direction, but all this critics choice and globes business is only for the fun of it, nice little parties that’s all!

  472. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    Jodie speech is all over the internet at the entertainment sites.
    Was I the only one confused by the Jodie speech? Somewhere in that, I read that her mother “may” have Alzheimers? Somewhere in that speech, I heard her talk about privacy and not wanting to come out but then she said she was out years ago. Could it be she’s not getting work like she thinks she should and that’s because of her privacy?

  473. PaulH
    January 13, 2013

    Give it up, ZDTers; your film has been mortally wounded by the controversy surrounding it. Lawrence has this. And it will be as much for her performance in The Hunger Games as it will be for SLP. Chastain’s run ends tonight. Bank it.

  474. phantom
    January 13, 2013

    Seriously, people, could Scott Feinberg be onto something with his first write-in Oscar theory (Affleck) ? I know it sounds impossible…but then again, if someone told me a few days ago that he will NOT get a BD Oscar-nod, that would have sounded impossible, too…and this is a STRANGESTRANGE year.

  475. rufussondheim
    January 13, 2013

    Argo is the train and Lincoln is Anna Karenina.

    How many times has the BFCA Winner and the GG winner not gone on to win Oscar Best Pic? I;m sure someone knows this.

  476. Jerry Grant
    January 13, 2013

    Sasha and Ryan must be in denial about Tarantino winning… it’s been absent from the list for a few hours now

  477. Daveylow
    January 13, 2013

    Golden Globes are not good predictors of what film wins the Oscar best picture though they do often pick good films.

  478. Terometer
    January 13, 2013

    “Lincoln-fans, do NOT give up, at this stage The King’s Speech was exactly where Lincoln is right now ”

    Don’t ever forget that oscar cooler blogger is supporting your film. Not Weinsteins.

  479. January 13, 2013

    After all…

    Great moments:

    Foster´s speech. Touching, full of class. Unforgettable.

    And justice for Affleck!

    Best Picture (Drama) : Argo
    Best Director: Ben Affleck, Argo

    Now, I´m going to talk to my pillow…

    And, whit cries and whisperers, we say:

    Academy, EAT YOUR SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ARGO fuck yourself, Academy!
    #GoldenGlobe #BenAffleck #Argo #MinniesPie

  480. Brian
    January 13, 2013

    Honestly Argo feels like it should be an AMPAS-friendly film. If not for no Affleck, it probably would be my favorite to win. But no Affleck hurts. I don’t think the snub will be enough to propel Argo to a BP win (which incidentally reminds me of 1995 and the last two directing snubs heard round the world, one of whom was Ang Lee). Ah well, little Opie won eventually, and I’d expect the same for Affleck. But not this year. Not for BP.

  481. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Please STOP saying Argo is now the frontrunner, people! There IS no frontrunner! The Globe winners for Best Picture actually DON’T win the Oscar for Best Picture (most of the time).

    There is no new frontrunner. Lincoln was always going to appeal more to the Americans, and HFPA are NOT American.

    If this week has taught us anything, it’s that there IS no frontrunner at the moment. Great. But Les Mis winning doesn’t take anything away from Silver Linings, and Argo winning doesn’t take anything away from Pi, Lincoln or Zero. The LAST place to look for a Best Picture frontrunner is at the Globes.

  482. Christophe
    January 13, 2013

    sasha and ryan are always in denial when they campaign vs a contender! if their horses don’t win it means “irrational voting”… how arrogant and despising! only the movies they like are worthy of praise, if you dare like smth they don’t, then you’ve got no taste and knows nothing about movies, typical self-righteous “cinephile”.

  483. Zooey
    January 13, 2013


    BUT it’ll get interesting because unlike these ARGO will take the SAG for cast. And if it takes the DGA, watch out.

    But what can it win? I usually think that if a film doesn’t have a realistic shot at at least 4 Oscars, it won’t win.

    SOUND MIXING maybe

  484. phantom
    January 13, 2013


    The Social Network and Brokeback Mountain came to mind, and that’s just from recent years, so there are probably more. The BFCA and HFPA are fun to watch/follow, but their impact isn’t nearly as big as the guilds’s.

  485. Daveylow
    January 13, 2013

    I know how pretty much everyone hates Les Mis here but Argo won Best Picture Drama. Les Mis Best Picture Musical. So title of this section is somewhat misleading.

  486. Joao Mattos
    January 13, 2013

    Jodie Foster is a genius, her speech awesome, an everyone in this nasty world of ours, should have a friend as loyal and tender as she is to Mel Gibson. I’m not saying that because I particulary care for Gibson, but because friendship is a vital form of love, and I find deeply touching the way he spoke about Gibson on stage, also making clear that he helped while ago. The world needs more Jodie Fosters.

  487. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    Fabinho Flapp – betcha you forget it

  488. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    rufussondheim, I repeat: Since 2004 only TWO Oscar winners for Best Picture have won one of the Globes’s two Best Picture prizes. Which means that even with TWO shots of ‘guessing’ right every year, the Globes only got it right TWICE in eight years. So there. The answer to your question is MOST OF THE TIME.

  489. superkk
    January 13, 2013

    lol i thought it was pretty obvious original screenplay was purposefully left off. i mean if youve been posting here a while you tend to realize the personalities of the authors of this site(no offense-just calling it) i just didnt care to comment nor do i really get too emotionally invested on who ends up winning in the end…. but ummm yeah great show nontheless. GG are usually terrible but this one was really good this year!

  490. Bryce Forestieri
    January 13, 2013

    ARGO and LE MIZ: Two movie that cannot and will not win Best Picture at the Oscars. I guess they went their own way this time. Good for them :)

  491. January 13, 2013

    Let’s see. Three GGs for LES MISERABLES.

    The night’s Big Winner.

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Always a please to stick a pitch fork in the film’s haters, regardless of what this might mean or not mean in the Oscar picture.

    Best Film (comedy/musical)
    Best Actor: Hugh Jackman
    Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway.


  492. Drew
    January 13, 2013

    If Affleck wins the DGA without an oscar directing nod, I will roll on the floor laughing.

  493. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Drew: It HAS happened before. :)

  494. helios
    January 13, 2013

    Terometer, you can bury team Lincoln next to team Les Mis.

  495. Daveylow
    January 13, 2013

    @Zooey–Lincoln and Les Mis both have as good a chance to win Best Ensemble at SAG as Argo. Lincoln is going to win the Oscar for adapted screenplay and Life of Pi will win score. Argo can win film editing but I’m not certain what else if it wins best picture at the Oscars.

  496. A.J
    January 13, 2013

    This Hollywood pity party for Affleck is getting old, fast. I’m sure at least some of the 5,500+ Academy members sitting at home would agree with me. Get over it. Seriously.

  497. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Bryce Forestieri: They have gone their own way for almost a DECADE now. :)

  498. Brian
    January 13, 2013

    To add to those 4 others, Sideways also won BFCA and Golden Globe (albeit in comedy/musical).

  499. gbocampo
    January 13, 2013

    The only win that doesn’t really make sense is Les Mis’ win. We all know that it will win. The Oscar nominations after the globes have turned their votes really made a lot of difference. The perception of everyone on who’s gonna win is not connecting with the oscars just because of Argo’s BD snub in the oscars and same with Bigelow too. If Argo manages to win the SAG, it’s all over. If SLP wins it, it will be the underdog for BP. Remember when Little Miss Sunshine won the PGA and the SAG? It’s the film that started the “little movie that could.” But eventually, they awarded The Departed the BP and BD.

    Right now, ARGO has all the momentum. Lincoln was benefited by the Bill Clinton introduction. To be frankly honest, if it wasn’t Clinton that introduced Lincoln, Lincoln’s chances is below the top 3. Clinton’s introduction is like a best picture of the year statement…

    I’d still put Lincoln at number 2. If it manages to win the PGA, it will be my solid number one. If Argo manages to win the SAG against the SLP, I’ll put it as my solid number one even with Lincoln winning PGA. SLP is my sold number 3.

    Momentumeter: FACTORS

    1.) Argo – Affleck, BFCA, GG
    2.) Lincoln – BILL CLINTON
    3.) Silver Linings Playbook – Solid supporters. they really love it.
    4.) Django Unchained – GG wins.
    5.) Life of Pi
    6.) Les Miserables
    7.) Zero Dark Thirty
    8.) Beasts of the Southern Wild
    9.) Amour

    this season is the weirdest…. Those BD nominated directors doesn’t really solidify their film…

  500. January 13, 2013

    The Great Dane speaks some sense there, methinks!

  501. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    I agree with Daveylow…

    Best Picture in Drama, Best Actor in Drama, and Best Actress in Drama..

    and funny thing is that so far all we see at the top is Jessica Chastain’s (quite pretty- picture…It seems that Ryan only wanted to have winner ladies’ pictures :)))

  502. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    A.J.: The Hollywood Pity Party? These final ballots for both BFCA and the Globes were turned in BEFORE the Oscar nominations.

  503. January 13, 2013

    Who had fun tonight?

  504. chrisw
    January 13, 2013

    Anne Hathaway drives me nuts.

  505. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Sam Juliano: Glad I’m not alone in my craziness. :)

  506. Zach
    January 13, 2013

    Argo wins again, Ben Affleck wins again (expected that), Chastain and Lawrence continue to win, Hathaway is a lock, and everybody loves Amour. I hate that Steven Spielberg has made a rare traditional Oscar movie and he’s getting ignored for it.

    Argo is a good, solid film. Ben Affleck didn’t deserve to be snubbed for Best Director. But he doesn’t deserve to win all these awards either. I can’t speak for Bigelow until I see ZDT, but the nods for Haneke and Russell this time were extremely generous.

    Waltz winning wasn’t surprising, nor was Tarantino, because they felt right in the moment. HFPA loves its stars. (I feel bad for Tim Burton though!) But this is twice now Tarantino has won the script award where there is no separation between original and adapted! Lincoln is so obviously superior! I love Inglourious Basterds and think Tarantino should have won for that, but Django is so inferior! But he can have the Original Screenplay Oscar as long as Tony Kushner wins for Lincoln.

    All I know is Lincoln better go the route of The King’s Speech and win where it counts. They had the edgy movie in The Social Network (or my choice, Inception), but they had to go for the Best Actor vehicle-turned-tearjerker in The King’s Speech. Now they have a superbly written and directed biopic about our own greatest President that made a shitload of money; oh, but that’s not cool enough! Now we have to go with the edgy, modern, snarky film!

    I do love Christoph Waltz, and I haven’t seen The Master, but Tommy Lee Jones is repeatedly getting ripped off. I still expect him to win the SAG and Oscar a la Morgan Freeman

    I guess if Harvey Weinstein (or George Clooney, for that matter) had produced The Social Network and not The King’s Speech, then we might have had a different Best Picture winner.

    So is Argo going to win the PGA now too? It wouldn’t be the first movie to win without a Best Director Oscar nomination (Moulin Rouge, Little Miss Sunshine). Thing is, Lincoln has made more money and is the better film!

    Also, what was Jodie Foster smoking??

  507. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    The Great Dane,

    good point. It also means that they chose not to award ZDT and Bigelow even when it was considered as one of the frontrunners pre-Oscar nominations.

  508. Jerry Grant
    January 13, 2013

    A great awards ceremony does justice to a great movie year by distributing the love

    (in other words: “Argo,” “Les Miz,” and “Django” get their nice pats on the head before they lose the big ones at the Oscar)

  509. g
    January 13, 2013

    Best ggs ever, the show was hilarious! Loved Adele, Tina, Amy, Kristen, and Jodie.

    I got 10 right and four wrong, I’m so happy Argo won :) and Christoph waltz! And life of pi for score, and Jessica Chastain, and DDL, and I’m so happy SLP lost best picture! What a great night :)

  510. checko
    January 13, 2013

    people who still doubt Argo is SO winning best picture at the oscars are in total denial, just look the reaction of the people at the critics choice awards, just compare the reaction when Les Miserables won & when Affleck and Argo won, the industry right now wants Affleck winning so bad after that infamous snub (I bet baby oscar buffs in the future are gonna see it that way), forget every other movie, this is the 2012 cinderella story of the oscars and I’m telling you as a person who didn’t like Argo.

  511. January 13, 2013

    “@Zooey–Lincoln and Les Mis both have as good a chance to win Best Ensemble at SAG as Argo. Lincoln is going to win the Oscar for adapted screenplay and Life of Pi will win score. Argo can win film editing but I’m not certain what else if it wins best picture at the Oscars.”

    I completely agree with this!

  512. Kate
    January 13, 2013

    I feel like after tonight the Academy members will think, “Okay, we ate some shit for not nominating Affleck. But now he has the BFCA and Golden Globe for directing and his film won the Golden Globe, so he’s received enough honors for now.” They’re not gonna feel obliged to vote for Argo for BP out of a sense of guilt.

    …at least, that’s how I hope the next few weeks go down.

  513. Joao Mattos
    January 13, 2013

    Ryan, gotta say that I expected the duo Fey-Poehlher to do a better job than they actually did…

  514. Christophe
    January 13, 2013

    compared the two reactions and I think it’s all in your head… stop extrapolating your feelings, you’re not Hollywood sir!

  515. January 13, 2013

    Checko, it ain’t gonna happen buddy!

    ARGO will NOT be winning Best Picture! Hollywood Press were never going to like LINCOLN as much as Americans. The Affleck snub in directing will prove fatal to the film’s chances.

    YOU seem to be the only one in denial.

  516. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Ryan: It was a FUN night. Mainly to see if Jennifer and Jessica would steal each other’s thunder, but they both gave great speeches.

    Just sad that people think the Globes are the end-all of precurser magic science. All the “The Race Is Now Between Les Mis and Argo” posts are just crazy.

    All this evening taught us that in the acting categories, the favorites (besides Best Supporting Actor) won – but in the big ones, NONE of the Oscar frontrunners won, so everything is still (if not more) in a blur.

    The end result though is fascination: Winners of Best Director, Best Screenwriter, Best Picture D and Best Picture C&M all came from films that are not Oscar nominated for Best Director.

    ANYTHING can happen now. I can still see 4 or 5 possible Best Picture winners, depending how many box office headlines Silver Linings and Zero Dark Thirty can make in the next weeks to up their profile. 7 of the 9 Best Picture nominees could end up with more than 100 million in the box office each by Oscar time. It is SO exciting indeed. No one know who will have the heat in a month – and which films will be old news by then.

    I haven’t been this excited for an Oscar year EVER!

  517. Eric
    January 13, 2013

    I’ve felt it for a few years, but I think wining the top two awards–Picture and Director–are a kiss of death for a film’s Oscar chances. Unless it’s a steamroller year like last, the Globes diminish momentum rather than gather it. It’ll be Lincoln once the guilds announce.

  518. Brian
    January 13, 2013

    I think we still got a muddle at the top. Life of Pi, SLP, and Lincoln all won 1 award, but perhaps Life of Pi needed the most help and perhaps I thought the HFPA would be the one most likely to give Ang Lee’s film a jolt of good news. It didn’t happen, and perhaps Life of Pi is poorer for that.

    As with most Hollywood races, it will come down to the guilds. Zero Dark Thirty advocates will perhaps channel their energy into Chastain winning. Where will Argo fans go? Screenplay? Arkin?

  519. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013

    Is it possible that Argo will win only BP, but nothing else?

    That would be a first as well, I believe..

  520. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    This race won’t be interesting if Lincoln does a sweep.

  521. A.J
    January 13, 2013

    The Great Dane: I’m talking about the REACTIONS to his wins. Standing ovations? Please. It’s because he wasn’t nominated for the Oscar that everyone’s like omg he deserves these awards so much. Not his actual work as a director. They’re acting like he’s the first person left off of the Best Director list.

  522. Kjbacon
    January 13, 2013

    g – most pleasant post of the evening.

  523. An Anonymous Though
    January 13, 2013

    first of all, i just want to acknowledge that this was hands down the BEST (yes ABSOLUTE BEST!!!) Golden Globe Awards show that i have ever seen, and i have been following these awards shows every single year since the late 1990′s. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hands down the BEST AWARDS SHOW HOSTS EVER! Their perfect comedic timing, combined with their short opening monologue set the stage for what was undoubtedly a very laid back show with literally just about every single presenter/winner acceptance speech (the lone exception being Jodie Foster WHO HANDS DOWN GAVE THE BEST SPEECH OF THE ENTIRE EVENING). Yes that even includes Jennifer Lawrence, whose first choice of words when she took the mic “I Beat Meryl!”, although it may not have sounded like she wasn’t kidding when she said that, but how the rest of her speech went, SHE CLEARLY WAS! The reason i say that is that EVERY WORKING ACTOR in Hollywood knows that hands down, Meryl Streep is the GREATEST WORKING ACTRESS OUT THERE! Heck, even Jennifer knew that. of course looking back on her past acceptance speeches/interviews for magazines it appears that she may have some level of difficulty appropriately translating her thoughts into words, which in return would cause people to think “oh she needs to learn humility” or “yes she sometimes comes across not so bright”, but i challenge anyone out there as to who thought she was BEING DISRESPECTFUL TO MERYL STREEP, you have probably lived your whole life without a sense of humor (which makes you the saddest human being on earth). it’s very clear that when she gives acceptance speeches/interviews, her personality definitely comes across as very humble, along with self depricating comments in which she likes to poke fun of herself. if you’re still skeptical, then 1) read her entire interview in Vanity Fair magazine and 2) look up and watch her acceptance speeches from the Critics’ Choice Awards!

    However, with that said, i will say that her first three words weren’t the smartest of choices to begin an acceptance speech, but after that, she nailed that speech head on. with that said, did her speech hurt her oscar chances? I’m going to go with No for the most part, but then again, i can’t really say for certain, seeing as i don’t know the academy voters.

    I would highly recommend that Jennifer should consider writing out her acceptance speeches in advance and possibly read them to her family and ask for feedback so that she will be able to keep from making those minor blunders that could literally take her actions extremely out of proportion!

    however with that said, SHE WAS FANTASTIC.
    and consider that she attended the Golden Globes while sick with the flu,

    again, just my two cents.

  524. Antoinette
    January 13, 2013

    Who had fun tonight?

    Me. Woohoo!!! *jumps up and down*

  525. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    And these wins probably aren’t even HELPING Argo. What the Academy dislikes sthe most is being told WHAT to vote for, so there’s a limit to have much Argo shit you can throw at them before they become defensive and turn ALL against it.

  526. superkk
    January 13, 2013

    @ kate is really is a shame when we have to think like that right? you know..come up with silly ass scenarios as to why x,y,z should and should not win, when it should just be based on whos the best. very sad political word we live in.

    i could care less who wins best pic. if i had my way perks would of been nominated. but im going to predict lincoln just because all around the acting ensemble was great and it was and actually still is a box office hit.

  527. An Anonymous Though
    January 13, 2013

    sorry, forgot to mention that every single presenter/winners acceptance speeches were spot on with lots of humor and enormous comedic timing (right before mentioning Jodie Foster’s Speech! :-/).

    See, i will admit i have that same problem that she does, and this important statement that i forgot to mention in my last comment proves it.

    nobody’s perfect, and we are all only human, and yes we do often make mistakes.

  528. Lars
    January 13, 2013

    urgh, Argo has officially become my most overrated film of the year…Affleck has turned out to be an impressive director with his third feature, but he still needs to find a distinct voice and develop an emotional pull before he can become a master like Spielberg, Haneke, Bigelow, PTA…can’t wait for his forth feature though…I thought I could not love Fey and Poehler more, I was wrong:)

  529. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    @Jaos, re Jodie: This was a lifetime achievement award and it deserved a better speech, not something so personal. Was she “coming out”? I don’t know but I expected a gracious speech, and it just sort of went all over the map about privacy. I think she was begging for work part of the time…I mean she hasn’t done much lately has she?

  530. gbocampo
    January 13, 2013

    I hope someone pulls a Juliette Binoche win against the attention seeker Hathaway. I want to see her lose so bad. I’m so turned off by her Disney star like attitude.

    I want a 4 way tie.

    And the Oscar goes too… and there’s a 4 way tie guys…

    Amy Adams, Jackie Weaver, Helen Hunt and…. Sally Field. It would be a great moment. We see Hathaway leaving the Oscars and flashing her thing… hahaha.

  531. Unlikely hood
    January 13, 2013

    This race is more open than KSM’s bunghole.

    Too soon?

  532. The Great Dane
    January 13, 2013

    Aragorn: It has only happens ONCE before that a film won Best Picture and nothing else, I believe. Grand Hotel, right? Correct me, if my numbers are wrong, anyone. :)

  533. TimH
    January 13, 2013

    “Argo is the train and Lincoln is Anna Karenina” That is the best line of the evening, Rufus.

    So I have been watching the Oscars since before many of you were born. This is one of the best years I can recall, simply because the Director and Picture races are still too tough to call.
    Affleck’s surprising snub (followed by his two big wins this week) may work in Argo’s favor. I’d say it is still a very major contender for the Academy’s best picture, especially if Affleck wins DGA, which I think is likely.

    I love Lincoln, it’s my favorite of the year (followed by Argo and Anna Karenina), but I just don’t see it happening any more. DDL and Kushner–, yes, director and picture–no.

  534. SallyinChicago
    January 13, 2013

    @Lars, I saw Argo, I liked Argo, I didn’t love it — seems I’ve seen that movie before under another name. It was good, not great, and Ben did a good maybe a great job directing…I don’t think Arkin should be nom’d for Best Supporting….no more so than Goodman should have been.

  535. Aragorn
    January 13, 2013


    I agree about Arkin. Goodman at least had another good performance in the Flight, even a better one than his performance in Argo.

  536. Zach
    January 13, 2013

    Well, Argo isn’t winning SAG. That, I am reasonably sure of.

    But let’s not forget HARVEY WEINSTEIN is still in it to win it! In every above-the-line category too!

  537. Brian
    January 13, 2013

    Broadway Melody and Mutiny on the Bounty only won BP too. I think those are the only 3.

  538. Alfredo
    January 13, 2013

    OK Party Kids…I’m on the East Coast so it’s bed time…I had a good time with you guys…the globes was a great show…lots of interesting choices…the most important thing that we got of tonight is…THE RACE IS NOT OVER – IT’S JUST BEGUN!

  539. Unlikely hood
    January 13, 2013

    I’m glad our longstanding core 8 – Argo, Amour, Django, 3Ls, SLP & ZDT – all got something. It feels right that in a year like this, parity would reign – even though Argo and Les Mis deserve a few extra props.

    I’ll be thrilled when Beasts gets to join the party.

  540. g
    January 13, 2013

    @Kjbacon- thanks so much :) I’m still really overwhelmed it was such a great night and I cried three times I was so happy. My birthday was Thursday and this has been a great 4 days for me, with the bfca and the ggs!

    And my four losses tonight don’t even matter because with 3 of them I was still thrilled with the winners!

  541. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013

    Ah well….this race was certainly interesting but I am calling it now, Lincoln wins at the Producers and Directors Guild Awards and takes home the Oscar while Zero Dark Thirty goes away with Best Original Screenplay perhaps

  542. Bryce Forestieri
    January 13, 2013

    Jodie Foster was PERRRRRFECT!!!!
    Bless you Jodie <3

  543. daveinprogress
    January 13, 2013

    Great Dane – i appreciate your clarity and logic too.

    The awards season is always about perception and timing. The timing of when votes are sent, and the perception of what is ‘hot’ and ‘what is not’ are crucial, even to the grand poobahs at the Academy. I don’t want to credit a 6000 strong ‘mindset’ to AMPAS, but an outcome like tonight could go one of two ways. They, AMPAS, comfortable with their choices already will continue to go their own way and honour whomever they liked weeks ago when they originally sent in their ballots; thereby making little or no difference to their choices. They could be un-moved by the HFPA and not compensate Argo or Les Miz, ZeroDark 30, or they could react to ‘perception’ that Tarantino, Les Miz and Argo are hot, and send more votes their way, possibly creating unusual results – i.e Argo or Les Miz Best Picture, Lincoln Director, etc.

    Lincoln and Silver Linings are still in the best positions i think for the Oscars. Picture and Director nods, 3 out of 4 acting, and 4 out of 4 acting respectively, and the period piece/classic filmmaking Spielberg aura, along with Weinstein for SLP still bodes well for these two films in the big categories. Pi and Amour are still strong thanks to Pic/Dir and Amour has Actress/Foreign Film as well keeping it alive. They like what they like at AMPAS, as Sasha has written in previous years, for there to be a split predicted, there has to be a clear case mounted as to why one film is loved for its direction but not overall, and visa versa.

    As mentioned before, SAG and BAFTA as well as PGA/DGA will shed a little more light on this most disparate year in awards. The word disconnect has been resonant the past 3 years, for different reasons Avatar/Hurt Locker, TKS/Social Network; Artist/Hugo. The shifts in awards cutoffs and dates seems to have created this disconnect, but once others have presented, there has to be some flow on effect for the awards that are still being voted upon. Just how much impact it has, remains to be seen and observed.

  544. Robert A.
    January 13, 2013

    “Seriously, people, could Scott Feinberg be onto something with his first write-in Oscar theory (Affleck) ? I know it sounds impossible…but then again, if someone told me a few days ago that he will NOT get a BD Oscar-nod, that would have sounded impossible, too…and this is a STRANGESTRANGE year.”

    It was my understanding that this is not even possible. AMPAS allowed write-ins for a year or two in the mid-thirties and then discontinued it, or at least that’s what I thought. So if there are roughly 6000 members in the Academy, and 5500 of them all go nutso for Ben and write-in his name for director while only 500 AMPAS members vote for someone actually on the ballot, only those 500 ballots will be counted for the director category.

    I think.

  545. gbocampo
    January 13, 2013

    I love Chastain but I could not see her winning. There’s a lot of going on behind her film that could simply turn away the voters just be hearing Zero Dark Thirty. Lawrence will probably win it. But I’m still rooting for RIVA!!!!!!! GO RIVA!

    Again, I hope that the attention seeker, Hathaway, loses.. Someone please pull a Juliette Binoche win like againt Lauren Bacall.

  546. Nic V
    January 13, 2013

    Sally. Jodi never officially “came out” years ago. It was suspected but never confirmed until this evening. She did allude to the state of her mother’s coherence when she said that she hoped her mother would know when she was ready to move on to whatever is next that she was loved very much. So chances are that Jodi Foster might very well be going through a very traumatic experience right now. And Jodi Foster is very private. Always has been.

  547. Jerry Grant
    January 13, 2013

    What a strange race and a strange year. It’s excellent.

    Our four front runners used to be: Argo, Les Miserables, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty

    Now they are: Argo, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook
    (Les Mis and ZDT have both dropped because of lack of directing noms, and political problems in the latter’s case; Argo stays in because it seems to have a more general love)

    Who knows

  548. Yvette
    January 13, 2013

    Christophe said:
    ‘The Academy does what the academy wants. They have so little respect for the HFPA that I highly doubt they will validate its main choices, on the contrary they might think since argo won big tonight and at the ccas, it is enough and they should spread the wealth. backlaash brewing once again.’
    My thoughts exactly. I don’t want Lincoln to go into the Oscar race the big Goliath and was only rooting for DDL this time around. This is the Globes….Clooney and Affleck are darlings among HFPA….it has very little to do with what film, actors directors will win among other directors, writers, actors etc…The Oscars are a whole different animal.
    I liked Argo, but can we stop pretending that Argo is Reds for Christ’s sake? Now that the GGs and critics have gotten their Argo/Affleck pity party out of their system, its time for the the real auteurs – of Lincoln, Beasts, ZD30, Pi – to go into the home stretch.
    Oh and some perspective: Pia Zadora has a GG.

  549. Mattoc
    January 13, 2013


    JF said “I love you” three times to her mother, and said hopefully one of them will sink in.

    Maybe she can say to Mel ” stop drinking and being a c*** three times….

  550. Mattoc
    January 13, 2013

    Jodie Foster came out 35 years ago….as a great actress, and came out tonight as just an awesome human.

  551. Brian
    January 13, 2013

    Oh, I remember. Grand Hotel is the only BP winner to only be nominated in one category. The other two were nominated in other categories, but only won BP.

  552. yaYa
    January 13, 2013


  553. yaYa
    January 13, 2013

    Yes I agree, I hope Hathaway loses. That would make my night. And next year she’s going to star as a rape victim to secure her oscar…

  554. Julian Walker
    January 13, 2013


  555. rufussondheim
    January 13, 2013

    The thing that I like most about this year is that one of those crazy things that people say can’t happen will happen.

    ZDT can’t win without a SAG nom for Ensemble

    Life of Pi can’t win without a SAG nom for Ensemble

    Lincoln can’t win without a BAFTA nom for Director

    SLP can’t win without a DGA nod

    Argo can’t win without a BD nod.

    Well right now, if all of these claims are correct, nothing will win Best Pic.

  556. Christophe
    January 13, 2013

    Anne Hathaway is a fine and well-liked actress. I don’t understand the level of hate directed toward her on this website. Then again I can’t understand the level of hate directed at Les Misérables. I guess when smth or sm1 is adored by some, it automatically generates hate in others. That’s called equilibrium.

  557. rufussondheim
    January 13, 2013

    Oh, and Les Miz can’t win without that all important GG Director nod.

  558. Nic V
    January 13, 2013

    Actually tonight the HFPA resembled the “old” HFPA that was pretty much the joke of the awards season.

  559. rufussondheim
    January 13, 2013

    Does anyone else think Anne Hathaway’s husband looks like a cross between Ryan Gosling and Scott Caan?

  560. John
    January 13, 2013

    Lol above

  561. Christophe
    January 13, 2013

    now i understand why people hate her… her life’s way too good!

  562. Mohammed
    January 13, 2013

    Is it not wonderful that the same people who would’ve said that the race is over if Lincoln had won, now discount Argo. As every year, no one knows who’s gonna win before it’s announced. Lincoln is not that much of a better movie than Argo.

    It’s laughable to say that Spielberg has a distinct voice. He doesn’t. He’s however very good at picking project, or projects picking him. That’s it.

  563. The Japanese Viewer
    January 13, 2013

    Thank you Sasha, as well as other readers/viewers, for sharing the links.

    I am particularly happy for Ms. Jodie Foster finally to have garnered Cecil B. Demille award for her [...] achievement.

    As expected and predicted (for the AD GG-prediction contest), Jessica Chastain, who looks amazing this morning [different time zone], Daniel Day Lewis, both seen upon stage giving their heartfelt acceptance speech, are the winners in their respective categories. Jessica Chastain sort of caught me by surprise though, when she shared upon stage that, once, even the talented one herself would find it a trying time each to land a job as actor (actress) given everything I’ve seen so far from her is simply wondrous an effort.

    Kudos to JAPAN’s own Yoshiki for the delicious score highlighted during the event.

    And congrats to JLaw. A bit letdown on my part for not making it in real time before the eye of the laptop screen though.

  564. January 13, 2013

    “Yes I agree, I hope Hathaway loses. That would make my night. And next year she’s going to star as a rape victim to secure her oscar…”

    Keep hoping!!

    You are gonna be one depressed guy on Oscar night! I guess all the critics’ groups who picked Hathaway are idiots too, no?

  565. Lars
    January 13, 2013

    Well, Mohammed, I bet people could recognize it’s a Spielberg film with the composition/framing, music, pacing. It’s insulting to say Spielberg knows how to pick the project that’s all. So you don’t think Affleck can pick a good project? Also, I’ve never been a fan of Argo (personally I think The Town is Affleck’s best film so far in his directing career), so I don’t know who these “people” are that you are talking about (discounting Argo). I’m just expressing how I feel about one movie this year that I think is overpraised. You are welcome to voice your opinions on Lincoln for sure. FYI, my favorite film of the year is probably between Amour and Moonrise Kingdom.

  566. Zach
    January 13, 2013

    Chastain probably cost herself with that speech, or at least ruined what good will she had. You don’t think Naomi Watts worked her ass off for years in Hollywood hoping to get a part before Tank Girl and eventually Mulholland Drive? And like Riva hasn’t been working for years, if you’re going to go there?

    But I see where she’s coming from compared to Jennifer Lawrence, who’s had a very lucky track.

  567. checko
    January 13, 2013

    sometimes is all about perception, HFPA couldn’t be that respected, but the media is loving the ”you academy got it wrong not nominating Affleck” maybe you’ll not care about, but the muggles, the people and the media who doesn’t care about oscar as much are gonna say again ”take that academy!” and are gonna single out the ”he won despite the fact he was snubbed” yeah argo is overrated but people are acting like this was the worst most shocking snub ever and is right the academy doesn’t like to be told what to vote for (the social network anyone?) but what they really hate is when muggles (not oscar lovers) say ‘you look bad’ and the last time that happen they change from 5 to 10 the number of nominees and everytime they look bad to muggles (not us) they try to repair ”their mistake” as soon as possible.

  568. Reno
    January 13, 2013

    Count me among the SLP naysayers. Watched it instead of the Globes. Should have been ZD30 but SLP was only screening in 1 theater in the entire city whereas ZD30 was in every Cinemark cineplex. It was a bumpy ride from the start but boy was there a complete breakdown in directing prowess when it came to the climax. I have to commend the acting though as the 4 nominated actors were fine throughout. A role of a lifetime for Bradley Cooper, fits him like a T, akin to Jerry Maguire for Tom Cruise. Jennifer Lawrence deserves to win all comedic actress awards, but maybe not the Oscar.

  569. Jack
    January 13, 2013

    I love how everyone is bashing Argo and now considering it a Lincoln threat, but no one thinks anything of Les Mis’ three wins beating out Silver Linings…

  570. Patrick
    January 13, 2013

    Momentum from the Globes? For the Oscars? Really???

    Who voted for the Oscar nominations? AMPAS members.
    Who voted for the Golden Globes? HFPA members.
    And who’s going to vote for the Oscar winners? Take a wild guess…

    The boosts that Lincoln, Life Of Pi and SLP got from the Oscar nominations greatly outweigh the boosts that Argo and Les Mis got from the Globes.

  571. Lars
    January 13, 2013

    Yes, Reno, SLP is more about the acting and less about the direction. I would’ve substitute Bigelow instead of Russell. Jack, don’t be so dramatic. Not “everyone” is bashing Argo. There’s more people in this forum who bash Anne Hathaway than Argo. Argo is technically accomplished with an exciting and politically-timely story. Affleck is also becoming a very good director. It is certainly better than Les Mis and SLP (for me). But I wasn’t surprised at the Oscar snub because I think the Academy’s choices are refreshing this year. Also, there are a lot of good films this year, so not everyone could be nominated. I think we can all agree on that at least, right?

  572. Goodvibe61
    January 13, 2013

    It was a tremendous night for both Argo and Django Unchained. For Affleck to win Best Director amongst those nominees is something else. And Quentin’s scripts will always be in contention for the highest honors and it’s great to see such a bold screenplay take an award like that.

    The Oscar race is feeling wide open at this point…

  573. gbocampo
    January 13, 2013

    Les Mis will not win BP and let’s face it. It even reduced its chances in the Golden Globes by letting Zeta-Jones sang a line from “I dream a dream.” lol.

  574. Mohammed
    January 13, 2013

    @Lars: I guess somebody has to be first then. I’ll admit that one seldomely sees a Spielberg movie where the music doesn’t tell you EXACTLY how to feel. I expect something more from someone of his stature. Check A SEPARATION or SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER, SPRING for a way one can do it.

    I love all three movies of Affleck, but Gone Baby Gone is my favorite. It’s ending is one of the best endings of any american film I’ve seen in the past decade.

    Look at SallyinChicago’s comment. It’s very common among some to put down Affleck for his filmmaking as if there are so many distinctive voices out there. Terrence Malick is distinctive. Lars Von Trier is weird in ways that’ll surprise you. Spielberg hasn’t done anything in more than a decade that has raised my eyebrown, let alone moved me.

    Is he a good filmmaker ? Yes. But not special. Filmmaking is visual storytelling. It’s about telling a good story with a beginning- a middle- and an end. That’s it.

  575. Jess4Linc
    January 13, 2013

    Well, its official. “Lincoln” will win the Oscar best picture. Why. Because the GOD of liberal Hollywood Bill Clinton appeared to give the film an assure sounding praise of praises and NOW the Academy will all line up and put their x next to the film. How can they not do so.

  576. Lynne
    January 13, 2013

    Anne Hathaway was stunning tonight. Her speech thanking all of her contemporaries, and that Sally Field tribute? Amazing! I wish Sally would have reacted better, though. She seemed very disinterested lol. “Like yea, whatever bitch.”

  577. Mattoc
    January 13, 2013

    ‘gotta say, regardless of what happened today, Argo the ‘after thought’ will take this come Oscar night.
    It wouldn’t come anywhere near my top ten, and yet I wouldn’t mind if it won. In fact I would be happy if it won. And why is that? Because some of the frontrunners leave a bad taste in my mouth, and Argo is harmless, well meaning and Hollywood. Like Disney.

    Oscar may vote against other films rather than for!?

    Don’t know about Director. My brain says Spielberg, my gut says Lee and my heart says Haneke.

  578. Lynne
    January 13, 2013

    Damn, Anne Hathaway’s husband is really hot, IMO!

  579. Christophe
    January 13, 2013

    “some of the frontrunners leave a bad taste in my mouth”
    you know you just have to watch the movies, not eat them…
    wow, that was a sloppy joke, even seth mcfarlane would do better than that!

  580. Valentin
    January 13, 2013

    Hat off to Jodie Foster.
    Great speech with full of grace, humanity, sensibility, intelligence, sense of humor, beauty and love.
    This legendary icon represents an era!

  581. Mattoc
    January 13, 2013

    @Christoph, It’s all about the food with you French.

    You made some fine films this year, but terrible jokes.

  582. Lars
    January 13, 2013

    Well, Mohammed, your observation of Spielberg is valid, but I think in Lincoln his visual storytelling works really well for me in accordance with his restraint. It was a stirring movie-going experience for me even though I’m not an American who probably would understand the politics better. However, I would definitely rewatch Argo before I consolidate my opinions about the film. After watching Moonrise Kingdom for the second time, I cannot believe how underrated it is. But Wes Anderson’s films are always an acquired taste.

  583. Akari
    January 13, 2013

    I don’t why I’m thinking like that, but I believe Haneke will win the Best Director, and Riva or Chastain will win best actress. I believe Lawrence is too young to win, and another nomination can bring more opportunity for her career.

  584. Jack
    January 13, 2013

    Lars, of course I didn’t mean literally everyone. However, I think you should acknowledge that quite a few posts on here are saying how this Argo momentum from the preliminary awards could very well take the wind out of Lincoln’s sails, but everyone has totally given up on LesMiz which did get a DGA nod, could still win SAG ensemble, and outdid Silver Linings tonight. It’s just that nobody, except me, seems to notice that…

  585. david
    January 13, 2013


    Chastain will win the Oscar if she wins the SAG. That’s it. If Lawrence wins the SAG, it’s all over. Her film has the majority of support. Last year, Meryl won and everybody was predicting Viola. It was an upset because Viola’s film is a BP nominee yet Meryl prevailed. Sadly, I think it is now over for Watts. It’s hard to win as the sole nominee without a BP nomination and she’s the sole nominee of her film.


  586. Lars
    January 13, 2013

    Personally, Jack, I think SLP is equally a dangerous dark horse as Argo when it comes to the Academy. The exciting thing about the GG is the road to the Oscars got even muddier than before. Also, Argo winning best picture at the Oscar would not be unwelcome since I prefer it over Les Mis and SLP. I just wish the Master and PTA were nominated :(

  587. January 14, 2013

    I just realised it’s probably quite significant that Brave won tonight. Much of its early notices focused on the fact that it was somewhat of a let-down by Pixar’s high standards, but it’s turned out to be one of the most consistently recognised animated films of the year. Winning the Golden Globe must bode at least fairly well for its Oscar chances.

  588. SeattleMoviegoer
    January 14, 2013

    i was at work following the show online. looked forward to reading your posts that you wrote while your heads were exploding. the running lines of snark were anticipated toward LES MIZ, but ignoring it? it won the most awards. it could have knocked Adele aside as well if she wasn’t so hot right now. 3 statues on a night when the presumed front runners went home with 1 or 2 is impressive. plus…it just opened to record grosses in the UK and other international sites. it sailed past $230 million worldwide. the soundtrack is #1 on Billboard charts. yes, some critics (and many so-called online film blog experts and comment mavens) treat it as some kind of parasite on the film world, but an equal number of critics sing its praises to the skies. and you know what? most people LOVE the movie. and yes, many hate it as well. but, don’t be so fast to ridicule and rule out a movie that so many people really, truly LOVE. i know that sounds weird to a lot of you, but it’s the case with LES MIZ. the show has stayed with and haunted people for over a quarter of a century. few will be deeply moved by DJANGO, or ARGO or even SILVER LININGS in years to come. most recent acclaimed products enjoy the limelight for a season and fade. but i think you’ll see LES MIZ will have a long shelf life…and a good showing at the Oscars. the funny thing is that i don’t even think it’s a great film–but it is a very good film. i was hoping all along that we’d get Francis Ford Coppola’s LES MIZ or Scorsese’s LES MIZ, but this is what we have. congrats to the producers, Hugh and Anne. and may we get more movie musicals. and with LINCOLN’s success, i look forward to more smart, well-made historical epics.

  589. Reno
    January 14, 2013

    To think, Seattle, Les Miz is the #4 film among Awards Daily readers and Sasha is giving it this much disrespect.

  590. Eva
    January 14, 2013

    Agreed with phantom on SLP

    I thought I was the only one who hated that movie and I just can’t wrap my mind around all the love its been getting. While the acting was strong I felt the story and writing was mediocre. I couldn’t help but think that I have seen this type of movie done countless times. I mean, to me there’s nothing really ‘special’ about it in terms of quality.

  591. Sammy
    January 14, 2013

    Lincoln and SLP losing all the big awards (Picture, Director, Screenplay) is not a good sign for their Oscar chances. This shows Lincoln will not be as strong come Oscar night. BP race is wide open now.

  592. david
    January 14, 2013

    funny tweets about Catherine Zeta Jones’ singing before introducing Les Mis.

    “The first 6 seconds of Catherine Zeta Jones on stage was the most awkward thing that has ever been broadcast.” #goldenglobes

    “Hey, where’d my award go?” Anne Hathaway says, looking around. Catherine Zeta-Jones runs through the parking lot, cackling.”

    “What was more awkward? Catherine Zeta-Jones introducing Les Mis or Russell Crowe IN Les Mis?”

    “What did everyone else do when Catherine Zeta-Jones sang just now? I looked at the couch.”

    BRB, building a barricade to keep Catherine Zeta-Jones from ever returning to Broadway.

    Sorry Catherine Zeta, the film was already cast. And shot. no need to audition thx

    How could they not have cut to Mandy Patinkin’s reaction to Catherine Zeta-Jones’ “singing”?

    Dear Catherine Zeta, this is not the set of chicago. Do not sing.

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, did you just try to sing live again? Did the Tony awards teach you NOTHING? NOTHING!?!? #

    Catherine Zeta-Jones just tried to retroactively audition for Les Mis and it was hard to watch for all of us.

    Does Catherine Zeta Jones know she wasn’t in Les Miz?

  593. Mohammed
    January 14, 2013

    @Lars: I agree 100 % . The man can do searing drama very well. He does what he does best. I still remember the first time I watched Close Encounter ( one of the first Hollywood movies I watched together with Commando). As yourself I am not an american, and as you I love cinema. I haven’t had the plessure of watching Moonrise yet, but I hope to when it reaches our shores. I had hoped Once Upon A Time In Anatolia would’ve made among the nominees for the Oscars and the Golden Globes. It’s waaaay better than Kon-Tiki and most of the nominated films in my opinion.

  594. steandric
    January 14, 2013

    And so with this win at the GG, we had a starlet Jessica Chastain up on stage making a speech telling people how hard (I thought she meant unfair as well) she had been with this business of hers, LOOOONG time and YEARS and YEARS of audition, rejection, dismissal, hardship……and finally, this “recognition”…..blah, blah, blah……then there was sighing and hands clapping….

    She started in 2004 doing TV series, then landed her first film role in “Jolene” in 2008.

    I wonder if Naomi Watts was taken to a smirk in her quiet corner away from this whole bunch of hypocrites.

  595. Dan
    January 14, 2013

    My takeaways from last night:
    Chastain and DDL will win on Oscar night
    Argo continues on winning…

    I don’t think Lincoln is the overwhelming fav for the Best Pic Oscar anymore. It’s a weird year.
    My Rankings as of now to take home the Best Picture statue on Oscar night:
    1. Lincoln
    2. Argo

    3. Zero Dark Thirty
    4. Amour

    5. Life of Pi

  596. Scottish Jellyfish
    January 14, 2013

    rufussondheim is right on the mark. The GGs generally don’t mean anything in the race. In fact, a win is usually not a good thing, but most of this race is still open. The guild “wins” should give us a better idea of what’s going to happen.

  597. Akari
    January 14, 2013


    Unless Riva wins the Bafta (just like when Tilda Swinton won Bafta then won the Oscar.) Then she has a chance of winning. I’m hoping that Chastain win because her performance was stronger than Lawrence. (I saw both SLP and ZD30.) To be honest, it is my favourite awards season. It becomes unpredictable except best actor and supporting actress (unless if Sally Field wins)

  598. Akari
    January 14, 2013

    I can’t believe people are saying that the Academy did an error. To be honest, I believe that all these five directors deserve their nomination. I definitely love that the Academy took a different direction. I don’t understand why people are complaining. Last year, it was too predictable when the Artist won. But now, this year, people still complaining that the Academy did a mistake and the race is unpredictable.

  599. phantom
    January 14, 2013


    There were nominees last night who could be easily called starlets…classically trained 35-year old Jessica Chastain is NOT one of them. Take out a little time from your daily Lawrence-worship routine, and go watch Zero Dark Thirty !

  600. steandric
    January 14, 2013


    Chastain is 35 this year

    Chastain first film 2008 (Jolene) – when she was 30
    Chastain first TV 2004 – when she was 26

    I don’t know what she did before 26

    A starlet or not is not decided by her age, but her years in the industry.

    Lawrence first TV 2006, first film 2008. Both Chastain and Chastain are therefore starlets and have a lot to learn humbly. Yes,I worship Lawrence of Arabia, one of my top 10 films.

  601. Byron gray
    January 14, 2013

    What a bore. We’ve seen this all before. Star/director gets “snubbed” by the academy; his film wins best picture at the Academy Awards. This is Hollywood falling for its own yellow brick road fantasies. Zzzzzzzzzzzz.

  602. Thomas
    January 14, 2013

    For anyone that is angry about Jennifer Lawrence speech everyone can be rest assured that (1) Meryl Streep was probably really sick with the flu and; (2)if present would have been smart enough to know that is was off of a movie and not an insult. As for the rest of her acceptance speech I found myself ranking hers as one of the best, even better than her competition Jessica Chastain. In fact, at this years Golden Globes the acceptance speeches were all a little off as well as the mood that was clearly playing throughout the room. This in regards to Taylor Swift, Steven Speilberg and Tommy Lee Jones’s sore looser faces all through the night. Overall it was a very odd night.

  603. phantom
    January 14, 2013


    And how many ‘starlets’ deliver 7 critically acclaimed performances in critically acclaimed films , three in Best Picture nominees including last year’s Palme d’Or winner, receive back to back OSCAR/BAFTA/SAG/GOLDENGLOBE/CRITICS CHOICE nominations, win Best Supporting Actress awards of the three most prestigious critics groups (NYFCC, LAFCA, NSFC) AND headline their Broadway-debut, ALL THIS IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS?

    It is quite simply ridiculous to call her a starlet, her classical training (Juilliard) alone makes her an ACTRESS and NEVER a starlet, but the quantity and most importantly quality of her work just further proves that she is not only an ACTRESS and most certainly NOT its lesser version (=starlet), she is also one of the VERY best actresses we have at the moment.

  604. steandric
    January 15, 2013

    Jessica Chastain’s Golden Globe winning speech:

    “I’ve wanted to be an actor since I was a little girl, and I’ve worked for a really LONG time…..I’ve auditioned and struggled and fought and been on the sidelines for ‘YEARS’ “…..

    I just thought she was referring to Naomi Watts, who was in the audience (smiling, with a smirk, I guess).

    Chastain’s first on TV series in 2004 and first feature film – Jolene (2008)
    Watts’ first on TV series in1990 and first feature film – Flirting (1991)

  605. phantom
    January 15, 2013


    Now you are not even making sense. So I guess unless you were ignored by the industry for at least as long as Naomi Watts was, you are automatically starlet, impressive CV and training be damned ?

  606. steandric
    January 16, 2013

    That speech of JC could sell nothing for her.

  607. phantom
    January 16, 2013


    In 1998 at age 21, Jessica Chastain played Juliet to great critical acclaim in a production of Romeo and Juliet staged by TheatreWorks, a professional theater company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    In 1999 she started her professional training at Juilliard which she completed in 2003, while there she was an active participant in the drama department and starred in several theatrical productions and student film projects.

    Then for the next 5 (!) years (2003-2008) she only got one-episode guest spots in TV shows like ER, Veronica Mars, Close to Home, Law & Order: Trial By Jury. By this time she was a 31-year-old Juilliard alumna, a decade had passed since her acting debut and 5 years since her graduation.

    Then she made her first feature, Jolene, in which she played the title role, but after a semi-succesful festival run in 2008, it only received a VERY limited US-release two years later in 2010.

    And THEN, 13 years after her critically acclaimed Juliet, 8 years after she graduated from Juilliard, at age 34 (!!!) came her big break when she starred to great critical acclaim in 5 (!) well-received films in 2011 : The Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter, Coriolanus.

    If you insist comparing her to Naomi Watts, well her acting debut was in 1986 and her big break in 2001, she was 32 when Mulholland Drive debuted in Cannes, two years younger than Chastain who was 34 when her first 2011-film, The Tree of Life debuted in Cannes. 15 years compared to Chastain’s 13, although it’s worth mentioning that Watts took a 5-year break from acting in the late 80s, she returned for ‘Flirting’.

    I don’t see how one should be considered luckier than the other, when the truth is BOTH had to work for a very long time to get the acclaim and status they so richly deserve.

  608. Garigu
    January 16, 2013

    I’m just surprised that Jennifer Lawrence gets so much love for that role. The movie is awesome, I could even see it win BP this year over the other 3-4 really big names. Also Jennifer knows how to act, she’s been very impressive in other roles. But here? Maybe because it’s comedy, but her acting is so over the top, like a child-actor would do it. It’s way too immature performance to be so glorified, IMO. Well, at least she’s gorgeous, that never hurts.

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