'Les Miserables' and 'Argo' win best movie categories. 'Homeland,' 'Girls,' and 'Game Change' take TV awards.Ben Affleck rebounded from the mother of all snubs at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony Sunday evening in Beverly Hills, Les Miserables nabbed three honors, and Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway all garnered important wins on the road to next month's Oscars.
Argo won for best drama and, after being a favorite to earn an Academy Award nomination last week and then not getting one, Affleck picked up a best director Golden Globe for the political thriller, besting a field that included Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) and Quentin Tarantino (Django).
"I truly to God never thought I could be in the same breath as them," Affleck said.
Les Miserables picked up three wins — best musical or comedy, best actor (Hugh Jackman) and best supporting actress for Hathaway. Its total tied for the most of the night with the HBO TV movie Game Change and Showtime drama Homeland.
"I was kicking myself for not getting a flu shot, but it doesn't seem like I need one. I feel great!" said Jackman, remembering one day after a bad Les Mis rehearsal when his wife talked him off the cliff and kept him from quitting the movie musical.
"Baby," he said to her, "thank you for always being right."
After she won, Hathaway began her acceptance speech with one word: "Blerg."
She lauded fellow nominee Sally Field of Lincoln as "the vanguard against typecasting," and thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for her trophy, "this curvy blunt object that will be used forever against self-doubt."
The Steven Spielberg historical drama Lincoln came in leading the field with seven nominations, but only Daniel Day-Lewis won a Golden Globe for his performance as Abraham Lincoln.
"Are you sure there's room for another ex-president on this stage?" Day-Lewis joked after Bill Clinton introduced the film. Clinton remembered the 16th president's "steely resolve and necessary compromises" to end slavery: "We're all here tonight because he did it."
Day-Lewis also lauded his director, Steven Spielberg, who the actor called "a humble master with a quicksilver imagination. You've given me an experience I'll treasure to the end of my life."
Lawrence beat out the likes of Meryl Streep, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench to take home the prize for best actress in a comedy or musical for Silver Linings Playbook.
"What does it say? I beat Meryl!" said a smiling Lawrence when handed the trophy. She thanked co-star Bradley Cooper as well as producer Harvey Weinstein. "Harvey, thank you for killing whoever you needed to to get me up here."
Jessica Chastain won best actress in a drama for her performance in Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. She compared her character to Bigelow: "Two powerful women who allow their best work to stand for them."
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