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Awards, Musings, News

A Golden Glow

The Golden Globes, the first of this season’s main awards ceremonies, took place last night in Hollywood’s hallowed halls. When I woke up this morning, the party was over: the names had been called, the outfits admired, the champagne drunk by the bucketload. So, as per usual, I had to content myself with reading the footage and looking at the many, many pictures. And considering the outcomes. 

The award for Best Picture (Drama) was never really in doubt, with 12 Years A Slave taking first prize. Slightly more surprising, given the minor furore that has arisen surrounding it, was the win for The Wolf Of Wall Street in the musical or comedy category (obviously, taking a moral standpoint against the perils of greed didn’t stop people voting for the film, for entirely non-financial reasons, of course). In addition, Best Director went to Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity and Best Animated Feature went to Frozen.

For the women, the results were rather predictable – Cate Blanchett’s Best Actress (Drama) win for her role in Blue Jasmine came as a surprise to no-one; while Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress in a musical or comedy) and Amy Adams (Best Supporting Actress) taking home the double for American Hustle weren’t much of a shock. For the men, however, I couldn’t have called any of them. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively, for their roles in Dallas Buyers Club, a film I have heard virtually nothing about; while Leonardo DiCaprio edged out his rivals to take home Best Actor in a musical or comedy, earning Wall Street a second win.

As I haven’t had a chance to catch any of these roles yet (with the exception of Blanchett in Blue Jasmine), I can’t vouch for their merits, but it looks like I’m in for a treat! The full results are available on the Golden Globes website, along with pictures, videos and much more.

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