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Kicking off Awards Season


January 16, 2013


All of us here at ArtInsights are happy for Ben Affleck, considering his much-talked-about Oscar snub. He’s come a long way and deserved this win.


As for the rest of the results, I would have chosen differently in some cases. (Uh, hi, have you seen Jessica Lange in American Horror Story?!) But my opinion is not the one that counts–or rather, I’m not the one bribing the HFPA…


But yay congratulations to the winners! And A+ for effort to everyone else.


Christine Munchak for ArtInsights


And the winner is…







Comedy or musical

WINNER: Les Misérables



WINNER: Ben Affleck, Argo


Actor, comedy or musical

WINNER: Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables


Actress, comedy or musical

WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook


Actor, drama

WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln


Actress, drama

WINNER: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty


Supporting actor

WINNER: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained


Supporting actress

WINNER: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables



WINNER: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained


Original score

WINNER: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi


Best Original Song

WINNER: Adele, Skyfall (Skyfall)


Animated feature film



Foreign film





Miniseries or TV movie

WINNER: Game Change, HBO



WINNER: Homeland, Showtime


Comedy or musical



Actor, drama series

WINNER: Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime


Actress, drama series

WINNER: Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime


Actor, comedy or musical series

WINNER: Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime


Actress, comedy or musical series

WINNER: Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO


Supporting actor, series, miniseries or movie

WINNER: Ed Harris, Game Change, HBO


Supporting actres

WINNER: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, PBS


Actor, miniseries or TV movie

WINNER: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys, History


Actress, miniseries or TV movie

WINNER: Julianne Moore, Game Change, HBO



January 12, 2013


It’s awards time.  Again.  We can watch our favorite stars walk, or trip, or stumble down the red carpet in something beautiful, or mock worthy or both.  (…Who doesn’t remember J-Lo and her lo-cut greenery.  Beautiful AND mock worthy!) 


One of the first awards ceremonies of the season, The Golden Globes has also things about it both beautiful and mock worthy…


On the one hand, we get to ogle the stars we love (or love to hate). We watch them. They’re beautiful and talented, surrounded by even more beautiful and talented people, all hanging out at a party more extravagant than we’ll ever know. We imagine, “what if I were one of them.” And we go back to crying into our cold microwave dinner.


But, we have hope! Because while we may not be stars, at least we’re not the HFPA. This is where things turn acutely from beautiful to mock-worthy. The HFPA are the guys who vote on the winners of the GGs, and I’m not really sure why they still have any merit in Hollywood. They are not critical movie reviewers. They accept bribes. They fire their own workers who try to expose their dishonesty. It’s just bizarre that these people’s votes mean anything. But hey, their primary residence is in Southern California. And, as far as the Golden Globes go, that’s all it takes to be a fancy movie expert.


That said, the GGs are not ALL bad. At the very least, the show gives recognition to more actors, directors, tv shows, soundtracks, and movies, that were otherwise overlooked in other awards ceremonies. Can we talk about Kathryn Bigelow for a second? So the Oscars nominate her movie for Best Picture, but leave her out from the Directing nominations? I suppose she did win in 2009, so maybe the female winner quota has been filled for the next decade. But seriously, how does that make sense? At least she’s got a nomination with the GGs.


A lot of other praiseworthy movies and stars were overlooked in the Oscar nominations but have a shot at the GGs. (And sometimes they get snubbed altogether. For example, one of my favorites from 2012, The Dark Knight Rises–nothing? I could listen to that soundtrack over and over. And I could look at Christian Bale over and over. Uhh…) Well, my point was supposed to be, movies that the Oscars might ignore (e.g., The Rise of the Guardians) can still get some attention in the Golden Globes nominee pool.


One final redeeming trait of the GGs is the fun of guessing which nominee will win–and then the horror of watching someone totally undeserving take the globe. I’m looking at you, HFPA…


Christine Munchak for ArtInsights Magazine


Nominations follow.


Best Motion Picture, Drama

Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook


Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight


Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on the Hudson


Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea


Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs


Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained


Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy


Best Director

Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained


Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Quentin Taratino, Django Unchained
Chris Terrio, Argo


Best Foreign-Language Film

Amour (Austria)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
The Intouchables (France
Kon-Tiki (Norway)
Rust and Bone  (France)


Best Animated Feature Film

Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph


Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“For You,” Act of Valor, Monty Powell & Keith Urban
“Not Running Anymore,” Stand Up Guys, Jon Bon Jovi
“Safe and Sound,” The Hunger Games, Taylor Swift. John Paul White, Joy Williams & T Bone Burnett
“Skyfall,” Skyfall, Adele & Paul Epworth
“Suddenly,” Les Misérables, Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil


Best Original Score, Motion Picture

Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Alexandre Desplat, Argo
Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, Cloud Atlas
John Williams, Lincoln


Best TV Movie or Miniseries

Game Change
The Girl
Hatfields & McCoys
The Hour
Political Animals


Best TV Series, Drama

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Newsroom


Best TV Series, Comedy

The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family


Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland


Best Actor, TV Series Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory


Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife


Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lena Dunham, Girls
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation


Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn


Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals


Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family


Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie

Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family


Cecile B. DeMille Award

Jodie Foster




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