The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 70th Annual Golden Globes honored the best and brightest talent in film and television. Les Misérables stole the night on the film side, with three awards for best motion picture/ musical or comedy, best actor/ musical or comedy for Hugh Jackman and best supporting actress for Anne Hathaway. Argo followed close behind with wins as best motion picture/drama and best director for Ben Affleck. “When they put your name next to the names that she just read off, it’s an extraordinary thing in your life.”, Affleck said, accepting his award. ” These nominees are exceptional talents. I truly to God never thought I’d be in the same breath as them. I want to thank them. I want to thank the many talented people that weren’t nominated, the many people that weren’t nominated ‑‑ Paul Thomas Anderson who’s like Orson Welles and so many others.”
Django Unchained also collected two Golden Globes, for Christoph Waltz as best supporting actor and Quentin Tarantino for best screenplay. “Wow. I wasn’t expecting this. This is a surprise”, Tarantino reacted as he took the stage of the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom, adding that he owed his award to the work of the film’s cast. “I have my absolutely magnificent actors.”, Tarantino said, adding.” anybody who wins a screenplay award up here that means everything went well and you have the actors.”
Jennifer Lawrence won the Globe for best actress in a motion picture musical or comedy for her work in Silver Linings Playbook, while Jessica Chastain took the award for best actress in a motion picture, drama for Zero Dark Thirty. Chastain evoked her director Kathryn Bigelow while accepting her Golden Globe. “ I can’t help but compare my character of Maya to you, to powerful fearless women who allow their expert work to stand before them,” Chastain said, adding, ” You have said that filmmaking for you is not about breaking gender roles, but when you make a film that allows your character to disobey the conventions of Hollywood, you’ve done more for women in cinema than you take credit for.”
Daniel Day Lewis won the Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture/drama for his portrayal of the 16th President of the United States in Lincoln.He thanked his wife Rebecca Miller for her support during the long process of composing his character. “When I go to work, Rebecca opens a window for me, and I jump out into the night and hunt and scavenge”, Lewis said, adding, “And at the end of it, I come back with whatever it is and drop it like a mouse at her feet and hope so much that she’ll think I’ve done a good thing. ”
Brave won as best animated feature while Michael Haneke’s Amour took the best foreign language film award. Life of Pi‘s Mychael Danna took home the Globe for best original score, with Adele’s “Skyfall”, from Skyfall, taking the honors for best original song.
On the TV sector,the telefilm Game Change received three Golden Globes as best mini-series or motion picture made for television and for its leading actress, Julianne Moore, and supporting actor, Ed Harris. Homeland also won three Globes as best series, drama, and for its best actor, Damian Lewis, and actress, Claire Danes. Danes thanked the writers for her victory, saying ”(You) didn’t buckle under the pressure of the success of the first season and continued to challenge themselves and, by extension, us as actors. You make such brave choices so relentlessly, and we’re all better for it.”
Girls was the big winner in TV/comedy sector, with Globes as best series/comedies and for its star Lena Dunham, who accepted both awards with deep personal speeches. “Making this show and the response to it has been the most validating thing that I have ever felt”, she said, adding, “It’s made me feel so much less alone in this world. I can’t define it. Thank you.”
Kevin Costner won a Globe as best actor in a mini-series or motion picture made for television for Hatfields & McCoys, Maggie Smith was chosen as best supporting actress for season two of Downton Abbey and Don Cheadle won as best actor in a series, comedy, for his work in House of Lies.
Guided by hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, the evening showed the wide-range of works in comedy, drama and musicals. Jodie Foster, the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, gave a moving speech that resonated with audiences.
The 70th Golden Globe Awards went on to win the highest ratings of the evening, and, with almost 20 million people tuned in the United States alone, establishing the largest viewership for an awards show so far in the season.Read More »
The telecast of the 70th Golden Globe Awards was seen by 19.7 million people in the United States alone, making it the season’s number 1 awards program to date in 18-49 and total viewers ahead of such prior telecasts as ABC’s CMA Awards, Emmy Awards and American Music Awards and CBS’s People’s Choice Awards.
The viewership jumped 28 28 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 6.4 from a 5.0) and 17 percent or 2.8 million persons in total viewers(19.677 million vs. 16.851 million), according to time zone-adjusted fast national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. This is the top-rated Golden Globes telecast in six years in both 18-49 and total viewers (since Monday, January 15, 2007, 6.5/15 in 18-49, 20.0 million viewers overall). It’s also the second-highest-rated Golden Globes in nine years, trailing only the 2007 coverage between now and the Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004 telecast (9.9/23 in 18-49, 26.8 million viewers overall).
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards attracted NBC’s highest adult 18-49 and total-viewer results in the Sunday 8-11 p.m. ET time period, excluding sports, in nine years . Compared to NBC’s non-sports average in this time period last season, the Golden Globe Awards telecast is up 220 percent in 18-49 rating (6.4 vs. 2.0, “live plus same day”) and 172 percent in total viewers (19.677 million vs. 7.232 million).
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards currently ranks #1 in the time period for Sunday. January 13 2013, among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34, 18-49, 25-54 and total viewers versus such time-period competition as Fox’s The Simpsons and Family Guy, ABC’s Once Upon a Time and Revenge and CBS’s 60 Minutes, The Good Wife and The Mentalist.
For a fourth consecutive year, the Golden Globes were televised live to all time zones in the US, and some western markets also carried an encore telecast immediately following the live coverage.Read More »
On Sunday, January 13, 2013, Jodie Foster, the recipient of the Cecil B. De Mille Award of the 70th Golden Globe Awards, thanked the honor in kind, with a speech that became one of the highlights of the evening. This is the full transcript:
You know, I need to do that without this dress on, but, you know, maybe later at Trader Vic’s, boys and girls. What do you say? I’m 50. You know, I was going to bring my walker tonight, but it just it just didn’t go with cleavage. Robert, I want to thank you for everything for your “bat” praise, rapid fire brain, the sweet intro. I love you and Susan, and I am so grateful that you continually to talk me off the ledge when I go on and foam at the mouth and say I’m done with acting. I’m done with acting. I’m really done. I’m done. I’m done. Trust me, 47 years in the film business is a long time. You just ask those Golden Globies because you crazy kids, you’ve been around here forever. Phil , you’re a nut. Aida, Scott… Thank you for honoring me tonight. It is the most fun party of the year, and tonight I feel like the prom queen. Thank you.
Thank you. Looking at all those clips, you know, the hairdos and the freaky platform shoes, it’s like a home movie nightmare that just won’t end. And all of these people sitting here at these tables, they’re my family of sorts, fathers mostly, executives, producers, the directors, my fellow actors out there. We’ve giggled through love scenes. We’ve punched and cried and spit and vomited and blown snot all over one another. And those are just the co stars I liked. But you know, more than anyone else, I share my most special memories with the members of the crew, blood shaking friendships, brothers and sisters. We made movies together, and you can’t get more intimate than that. So while I’m here being all confessional and I guess I just have a sudden urge to say something that I’ve never really been able to air in public, so a declaration that I’m a little nervous about, but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist right now, huh, Jennifer? But, you know, I’m just going to put it out there, right? Loud and proud, right? So I’m going to need your support on this. I am single.
Yes, I am. I am single. No, I’m kidding, but I mean, I’m not really kidding, but I’m kind of kidding. Thank you for the enthusiasm. Can I get a woof or something? I mean, please. Jesus. Seriously, I hope that you’re not disappointed that there won’t be a big coming out speech tonight because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age, in those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family, co workers and then gradually, proudly to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met. But now apparently, I’m told that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance, and a primetime reality show. And you guys might be surprised, but I am not Honey Boo Boo, child. No. I’m sorry. That’s just not me. It never was, and it never will be. But please don’t cry because my reality show would be so boring. I would have to make out with my own (unintelligible), or I’d have to spank Daniel Craig’s bottom just to stay on the air. It’s not bad work if you can get it, though. But seriously, if you had been a public figure from the time that you were a toddler, if you’d had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, then maybe then you, too, might value privacy above all else. Privacy.
Some day in the future people will look back and remember how beautiful it once was. I have given everything up there from the time that I was 3 years old. That’s reality show enough, don’t you think? There are a few secrets to keeping your psyche intact over such a long career. The first, love people and stay beside them. That table over there, 222, way out in Idaho, Paris, Stockholm, that one next to the bathroom with all the unfamous faces, the very same faces for all these years. My acting agent Joe Funicello. Joe, do you believe it? What, 38 years we’ve been working together, even though he doesn’t count the first eight. Matt Saber, Pat Kingsley, Jennifer Allan , Grant Nyman and his uncle, Jerry Borak, may he rest in piece. Lifers. My family and friends here tonight and at home. And of course, Mel Gibson. You know you saved me too. There is no way I could ever stand here without a acknowledging one of the deepest loves of my life, my heroic co parent, my ex partner in love, but righteous soul sister in life, my confesser, ski buddy, consigliere, most beloved BFF of 20 years, Cydney Bernard. Thank you Cyd. I am so proud of our modern family, our amazing sons, Charlie and Kit , who are my reason to breathe and to evolve, my blood and soul. And boys, in case you didn’t know it, this song, like all of this, this song is for you.
This brings me to the greatest influence of my life, my amazing mother Evelyn. Mom, I know you’re inside those blue eyes somewhere and that there are so many things that you won’t understand tonight, but this is the only important one to take in. I love you, I love you, I love you. And I hope that if I say this three times, it will magically and perfectly enter into your soul and fill you with grace and the joy of knowing that you did good in this life, you were a great mom. Please take that with you when you’re finally OK to go.
You see, Charlie and Kit, sometimes mom your mom loses it too. I can’t help but get moony, you know. This feels like the end of one era and the beginning of something else. Scary and exciting, and now what? Well, I may never be up on this stage again, on any stage, for that matter. Change. Gotta love it. I will continue to tell stories, to move people by being moved, the greatest job in the world. It’s just that from now on, I may be holding a different talking stick, and maybe it won’t be as sparkly. Maybe it won’t open on 3,000 screens. Maybe it will be so quiet and delicate that only dogs can hear it whistle. But it will be my writing on the wall: “Jodie Foster was here.” I still am. And I want to be seen, to be understood deeply, and to be not so very lonely. Thank you, all of you, for the company. Here’s to the next 50 years.Read More »
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