Have The Golden Globes Just Made Themselves Relevant? ARGO Fans May Think So ...

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Have The Golden Globes Just Made Themselves Relevant? ARGO Fans May Think So ...
Not good enough to be considered for an Oscar but good enough to win the Golden Globes? That's the case for Ben Affleck and Argo, the true life political thriller picking up Best Director and Best Picture (Drama) at the Golden Globe awards after being considered one of the highest profile snubs of the Oscar nominations, where it is one of nine films in the running for Best Picture but was passed over entirely for a Best Director nomination. And, weirdly, after years of being equal parts loved and mocked for a string of bizarre decisions the Globe picks this year are - relatively speaking - downright sensible. Check the complete list of winners below:

Supporting Actor, Movie: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Miniseries or Movie: Game Change

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change

Actor, Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland

Series, Drama: Homeland

Original Score: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi

Original Song: "Skyfall" (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), Skyfall

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Ed Harris, Game Change

Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Foreign Language: Amour

Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland

Animated Film: Brave

Actress, Musical or Comedy: Lena Dunham, Girls

Director: Ben Affleck, Argo

Series, Musical or Comedy: Girls

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Picture, Musical or Comedy: Les Miserables

Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Picture, Drama: Argo

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Art VandelayJanuary 14, 2013 10:31 AM

Not bad picks. The only one I really have a problem with is Homeland as best series. I loved the first season and even the first half of this season, but the second half was a complete disaster. Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Mad Men all had better seasons.

Joe FalionJanuary 14, 2013 11:23 AM

I don't think the Golden Globes or the Academy Awards are ever relevant. Sure if I was involved in filmmaking I'd probably like to win, but simply as a film lover... Nope. I like to make up my own mind about what I enjoy, I don't need some Hollywood fatcats to tell me.

Perfect example is best animated film. Brave.... Really? That movie was garbage. Not even a nomination for ParaNorman which was easily the best offering this year (mind you I haven't seen Wreck-It Ralph).

Todd BrownJanuary 14, 2013 11:29 AM

Wreck-It Ralph is surprisingly good. Far, far better than I was expecting.

Hiroaki JohnsonJanuary 14, 2013 1:08 PM

I'd agree. The last 5 eps (outside of Mandy Patinkin) felt... low rent frankly... Oh well, hopefully they'll come back strong in S3.

Todd BrownJanuary 14, 2013 1:12 PM

Does anyone know when the votes are actually cast? That could play in to it.