70th Annual Golden Globe Awards Results and Commentary

  • Date of Ceremony: Sunday, January 13, 2013
  • For films released in: 2012
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8:00 PM

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler take to the stage. “We celebrate the films that have only been out for two days.” “Only at the Golden Globes do the beautiful people of movies rub shoulders with the rat-faced people of TV.”

“When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.” “When left untreated HFPA can lead to cervical cancer.”

“Ben Affleck’s first two films were set in Boston, but he moved his latest one to Iran because he wanted to shoot somewhere friendlier to outsiders.”

“Jennifer Lawrence is here, the star of Silver Linings Playbook. Quentin Tarantino is here, the star of all my sexual nightmares.”

8:08 PM

Bradley Cooper and Kate Hudson are tonight’s first presenters. They’re presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained.

“…Quentin, you know that my indebtedness to you and my gratitude knows no words. I mean, you entrusted me with this character, and you took me on this journey…” – Christoph Waltz

8:12 PM

Dennis Quaid and Kerry Washington are now presenting Supporting Actress TV. And the Golden Globe goes to Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey. Maggie’s not there to accept.

8:17 PM

Don Cheadle and Eva Longoria introduce Miss & Mr. Golden Globe Francesca Eastwood and Sam Fox. They then present Mini-series or TV Movie. And the Golden Globe goes to Game Change.

“Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press so much. I want to thank you for encouraging people to talk more about politics. It’s a great year for that, obviously, in all of the films. And thanks to HBO, which, for me, stands for “heroic brave operation…” – Jay Roach

Don and Eva then present Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Julianne Moore for Game Change.

“And I’d like to give a shout-out to two people who I think made a significant difference in 2008 election: Tina Fey and Katie Couric.” – Julianne Moore

8:23 PM

Catherine Zeta-Jones strolls out next to present the clip for Les Miserables.

8:29 PM

Tina and Amy introduce the HFPA President…a perfect time for a break.

8:30 PM

Rosario Dawson introduces the clip for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

8:32 PM

Salma Hayek and Paul Rudd present Best Actor – TV Series Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Damian Lewis for Homeland.

“Just before I go, I want to dedicate this to my mom, who I know is up there tonight looking down on me bursting with pride and telling everyone up there all around her how well her son is doing in acting.” – Damian Lewis

After a technical glitch we get the nominees for Best TV Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Homeland.

8:43 PM

John Goodman and ex-CIA operative Tony Mendez introduce the clip for Argo.

8:44 PM

Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez introduce the nominees for Best Original Score. And the Golden Globe goes to Mychael Danna for Life of Pi.

“Ang, I will always treasure this voyage we made together. Thank you for guiding us all to shore so safely.” – Mychael Danna

Jason and JLo now present Original Song. And the Golden Globe goes to Adele and Paul Epworth for “Skyfall”.

“Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Honestly, I’ve come out for a night out with my friend Ida. We’re new moms. We’ve literally come for a night out I was not expecting this. Thank you so much. It’s very strange to be here, and thank you so much for letting me be a part of your world for a night. It’s amazing. “ – Adele

8:54 PM

Kiefer Sutherland and Jessica Alba stroll out arm-in-arm to present Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Kevin Costner for Hatfields and McCoys.

“… I just couldn’t help thinking the first time I come into this room a long time ago and I was an unknown actor and the red carpet, and I walked on it. The bulbs were going, and they were flashing, and photographers were yelling at the actors to look at them, and no one said anything to me. I was just walking and hoping to have some kind of career. I came into this room, and the lights went down, and I watched us celebrate the career of the legendary Gregory Peck. It was a good night that night to watch his body of work. I see a lot of friends out here, people that I don’t know, but people whose work I have watched and maybe even borrowed. And it’s been a great ride, and I want to thank the Golden Globes because it is a great night to celebrate, but more importantly, we get a chance to illuminate movies that maybe people might not have ever seen now, and now they will, performances they might not have ever seen, and now they will. Thanks.” – Kevin Costner

8:58 PM

Bill Clinton takes to the stage and gets a standing ovation. He talks about Abraham Lincoln and introduces the clip for the nominated film Lincoln.

9:00 PM

Amy Poehler says “Wow. What a special guest. That was Hilary Clinton’s husband. They then introduce Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. They’re presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. They talk about the nominees clearly not having seen any of their films. And the Golden Globe goes to Jennifer Lawrence. “I beat Meryl!”

“Jokes aside, I am so honored to be a part of a film like this. David, thank you for believing in me and giving me a chance. There’s a reason why so many actors have thanked you from this stage. You are simply the best. Bradley, you’re incredible, and you made me better every single day. Harvey, thank you for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here today.” – Jennifer Lawrence

9:12 PM

Kristen Bell and John Krasinski present Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Ed Harris for Game Change. Ed’s not there to accept.

9:13 PM

Jamie Foxx is out next to present the clip for Django Unchained.

9:14 PM

Jonah Hill and Megan Fox present Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. She asks Jonah if he’s ever going to call her back. And the Golden Globe goes to Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables.

“To the Hollywood Foreign Press, thank you so much for having me in this room full of extraordinary artists that have changed my life with their work. Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forever more use as a weapon against self-doubt. And thank you for putting me — my work in this category with great and gutsy actresses, Amy, Nicole, Helen, and Sally. Sally, I have to thank you so much for being a vanguard against typecasting because, as the girl who started out as the princess of Genovia, I can’t tell you how encouraging it was to know that the Flying Nun grew up to be “Norma Rae” and grew up to be Mama Gump and grew up to be Mary Todd Lincoln. So thank you so much.” – Anne Hathaway

9:23 PM

Robert Pattinson and Amanda Seyfreid are presenting Best Screenplay. And the Golden Globe goes to Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained.

“… I have to thank is my group of friends, as I’m writing the script, that I read scenes to as I go on. They’re the ones, man. They’re the ones, as I’m writing, I’ll read a scene this time. I’ll read a scene that time. I’ll kind of paste it together. You guys don’t know how important you are to my process. I don’t want input. I don’t want you to tell me if I’m doing anything wrong, heavens forbid. But I write a scene, and I think I’ve heard it as much as I can, but then when I read it to you — I don’t give it to you to read. I read it. When I read it to you, I hear it through your ears, and it lets me know I’m on the right track. You’ll never know how much encouragement you give me during that. So thank you very much.” – Quentin Tarantino

9:25 PM

Jeremy Irons intros the clip for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

9:27 PM

Lucy Liu and Debra Messing present the nominees for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Don Cheadle for House of Lies.

“Wow, this is unexpected. It sounds like a cliche, but you really don’t expect these moments to happen. I’m just very proud of this show, and I want to say thank you to Les and David Nevins and Matt Blank and everyone at Showtime for really getting behind this show and supporting us and the cast…” – Don Cheadle

9:33 PM

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are presenting Best Foreign Film because, they joke, English is their second language. And the Golden Globe goes to Austria’s Amour.

“I never thought to get an award in Hollywood by an Austrian…

…and if this prize is in my hands, I think the base, it’s maybe for me and the crew, but the Golden Globe, it’s for these most fantastic actors. Thank you very much.” – Michael Haneke

9:37 PM

Nathan Fillion and Lea Michelle are here to present Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Claire Danes for Homeland. The series is doing well tonight.

“I want to thank the other women in this category, who are so, so badass, so brilliant and have all, in their own way, contributed to making television this wonderfully rich place for really dynamic, complex, bold female characters. I’m very proud to be working in this medium, in this moment, in this company. I want to thank our writers, who 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. I want to thank my cast, who are really at this point my extended family. I really love you.” – Claire Danes

9:45 PM

Sacha Baron Cohen skewers his Les Mis castmates before presenting Best Animated Feature. And the Golden Globe goes to Brave.

“…being brave is about being true to yourself and allowing your loved ones that same freedom. “ – Mark Andrews

9:49 PM

Liev Schreiber introduces the clip for Life of Pi.

9:50 PM

Jason Bateman and Aziz Ansari present Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Lena Dunham for Girls. It’s her first nomination and win.

“I wanted to start by saying that the other nominees in this categories are women that inspire me deeply and have made me laugh and comforted me at the darkest moments of my life. Julia, Tina, Amy and Zooey have respectively gotten me through middle school, mono, a ruptured eardrum, and the acute float anxiety that populates my entire life, and I worship them.” – Lena Dunham

9:59 PM

After telling Taylor Swift that she needs some “me time”, Amy and Tina introduce Robert Downey Jr., who is here to present the Cecil b. DeMille Award to Jodie Foster.

10:05 PM

After clips from her career. Jodie takes to the stage.

“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 Id have to spank Daniel Craig’s bottom just to stay on the air. Its 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?” – Jodie Foster

10:16 PM

Halle Berry is presenting Best Director. And the Golden Globe goes to Ben Affleck for Argo.

“Look, I don’t care what the award is. When they put your name next to the names that she just read off, it’s an extraordinary thing in your life. 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.” – Ben Affleck

10:20 PM

Josh Brolin introduces the clip for Moonrise Kingdom.

10:21 PM

Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno present Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy to Girls.

“I also promised myself that if I ever got this chance, I would thank Chad Lowe. I’m sorry. I just promised, and I promised my mom. Making this show and the response to it has been the most validating thing that I have ever felt. It’s made me feel so much less alone in this world. I can’t define it. Thank you.” – Lena Dunham

10:29 PM

Christian Bale presents the clip for Silver Linings Playbook.

10:31 PM

Jennifer Garner thanks George Clooney and Grant Heslov (hubby Affleck forgot) and then presents Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy to Hugh Jackman for Les Miserables.

“Tom, I have never told you this. Three weeks before we started filming, we had a terrible day of rehearsal. Humiliating day. You’ll remember it. I came home to Deb, and I said, ‘It’s time. I’ve got to ring him. I’ve got to tell him there’s someone else to play this role.’ I really thought I’d taken — I’d bitten off more than I could chew. My wife talked me off that cliff, like she talks me most days. Baby, I’m going to say it now in front of entire world. Thank you for always being right, baby.” – Hugh Jackman

10:38 PM

Jeremy Renner, who was in Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, intros the clip for her latest, Zero Dark Thirty.

10:39 PM

Dustin Hoffman takes to the stage to present Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Les Miserables. Since apparently this is her moment as well, Anne Hathaway jumps to the mic to thank a few people she forgot earlier, before producer producer Eric Fellner gets his chance.

“I haven’t forgotten to thank anyone because I haven’t started yet, but I will forget millions of people. It was such a huge project this, and there are a lot of people to thank. But the first thing I would love to say is that this room has made some amazing films and some amazing TV shows this year, and I think we should well, I would like congratulate everybody here because its been incredible. And for those films to be making money and financed by studios, I think there’s a great future for the film business now. Which is fantastic. Anyway, I want to thank Tom Hooper. Without him, this film wouldn’t have been made.” – Eric Fellner

10:47 PM

George Clooney teases Ben Affleck before presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty.

“To my dear friend, Megan Ellison; Sony; the great, great Amy Pascal for protecting our film; Mark Boal for writing a strong, capable, independent woman that stands on her own; and to Kathryn Bigelow, my director. 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. 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. And last, but definitely not least, I have to thank my grandmother for teaching me to always believe in my dreams, and this is an absolute dream come true. Thank you so much.” – Jessica Chastain

George takes over Meryl Streep’s role – she has the flu – and presents Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama as well. And the Golden Globe goes to Daniel Day-Lewis.

“If I had this on a timeshare basis, with my wonderful, gifted colleagues, I might just hope to keep it for one day in the year, and I’d be happy with that. But I’ll take good care of this. To my fellow nominees, boys and girls, such beautiful performances this year. I’m very proud to be one amongst you. When I go to work, Rebecca opens a window for me, and I jump out into the night and hunt and scavenge. 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.” – Daniel Day-Lewis

10:57 PM

Julia Roberts is here for the night’s last award, Best Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Argo.

“We want to thank Ben Affleck, our fearless leader. And hes also a producer. I want to thank all the thousands of people that work in our diplomatic services that are putting their lives on the line every day of the week. This is for them. I want to thank the folks from the clandestine services who don’t always get the credit that they deserve, but they do a lot of great work.” – Grant Heslov