Another year, another Golden Globes, and what an odd one it was. 12 Years a Slave won the biggest award of the night without winning any other, while American Hustle picked up three including Best Comedy/Musical. Alfonso Cuaron won for his direction of Gravity and Frozen scooped Animated Feature. Otherwise it was a very mixed bag, with 11 different films winning the 14 awards on offer.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler presented the 71st Annual Golden Globes and did a pretty great job. They were edgy and a little mean but not offensively so, and I would be surprised if they were not unanimously praised, there was nothing really to fault.
As far as predicting Oscars are concerned, this has been nothing but a big old can of worms. Chiwetel Ejiofor was seen as a lock for Best Actor, but now Matthew McConaughey has stolen the Golden Globe it really opens the race up, and Academy voters could start turning their heads towards Dallas Buyers Club in the acting categories. Meanwhile best song went to U2’s Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, overlooking Let It Go from Frozen.
It was a night of surprises, but if any one film had to be picked out as the biggest beneficiary it would have to be American Hustle. They won the most, including one for best film in their respective category and two for acting. Could this be the difference maker? The Oscar nominations are revealed this Thursday, so keep your eyes peeled because things just got might interesting!
Best Drama – 12 Years a Slave
Best Comedy/Musical – American Hustle
Director – Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Actor, Drama – Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Actress, Drama – Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Actor, Comedy/Musical – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Actress, Comedy/Musical – Amy Adams, American Hustle
Best Supporting Actor – Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress – Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Animated Film – Frozen
Foreign Language Film – The Great Beauty
Screenplay – Her
Score – All Is Lost
Original Song – Ordinary Love, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom