January 13

'12 Years a Slave' wins Globe for best drama

‘American Hustle’ lands three awards, including acting honors for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence.

By Jake Coyle
The Associated Press

Shut out all night at the Golden Globes, the historical drama "12 Years a Slave" eked out the night's top honor, best film drama, while the con-artist caper "American Hustle" landed a leading three awards, including best film comedy.

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Steve McQueen poses in the press room with the award for best motion picture - drama for "12 Years a Slave" at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

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Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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GOLDEN GLOBE WINNERS

• MOTION PICTURES

Picture, Drama: "12 Years a Slave."

Picture, Musical or Comedy: "American Hustle."

Actor, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club."

Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine."

Director: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity."

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, "American Hustle."

Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club."

Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle."

Foreign Language: "The Great Beauty."

Animated Film: "Frozen."

Screenplay: Spike Jonze, "Her."

Original Score: Alex Ebert, "All Is Lost."

Original Song: "Ordinary Love" (music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and Brian Burton, lyrics by Bono), "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."

• TELEVISION

Series, Drama: "Breaking Bad."

Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad."

Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, "House of Cards."

Series, Musical or Comedy: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation."

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Andy Samberg, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

Miniseries or Movie: "Behind the Candelabra."

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake."

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra."

Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, "Dancing on the Edge."

Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan."

David O. Russell's "American Hustle" had the better night overall, winning acting awards for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. Best picture was the only award for "12 Years a Slave," which came in with seven nominations, tied for the most with "American Hustle."

Awards were otherwise spread around.

Matthew McConaughey took best actor in a drama for his performance in the Texas HIV drama "Dallas Buyers Club." Leonardo DiCaprio, a nine-time Golden Globe nominee, won his second Globe for best actor in a comedy for his work in "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Alfonso Cuaron won best director for the space odyssey "Gravity," a worldwide hit and critical favorite.

The night's biggest winners may have been hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, whose second time hosting the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Beverly Hills, Calif., ceremony was just as successful as last year's show. Fey concluded the night by toasting the awards as "the beautiful mess we hoped it would be."

“American Hustle” looked every bit the Oscar front-runner, winning acting awards for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence.

Adams, in a low-cut dress evocative of her character’s ‘70s style, won her first Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy or musical Sunday night at the Beverly Hills, Calif., ceremony. Lawrence took best supporting actress for her performance in David O. Russell’s fictionalized Abscam tale.

The award returned Lawrence, a winner last year for Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” to the stage for an acceptance speech – something she said was no easier a year later.

“Don’t ever do this again,” she told herself. “It’s so scary.”

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, last year’s co-hosts, picked up where they left off, starting the 71st annual Golden Globes with a torrent of punch lines that lambasted Matt Damon, Meryl Streep and, naturally, George Clooney. The audience roared most of all when Fey described the four-Globe nominee space odyssey “Gravity.”

“George Clooney would rather float away in space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age,” said Fey.

Many of the night’s surprise winners were literally caught speechless. Andy Samberg (best actor in a comedy series, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Elisabeth Moss (winner of best actress, miniseries or movie, for “Top of the Lake”), Robin Wright (best actress in a TV series, drama) and even Poehler, herself (best actress in a TV series, comedy), appeared particularly shocked to win and each stumbled through their thanks. Poehler celebrated by making out with Bono.

Spike Jonze was also blindsided by his best screenplay win for his futuristic romance “Her.”

“I’m a terrible public speaker,” said Jonze. “And I’m bad at English. And it’s the only language I know.”

Four months after its final episode, AMC’s “Breaking Bad” won for best drama TV series and best actor in a drama series for Bryan Cranston (both their first Globes). Cranston called his honor “a lovely way to say goodbye.” Creator Vince Gilligan said the award gave him “one more chance to thank the fans of the show,” but left the final word for star Aaron Paul.

“Yeah, bitch,” declared Paul, with what essentially became his character’s catch phrase.

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