“Argo,” “Les Miz” Take Best Picture at Golden Globes

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The two films that won the Best Picture category at Sunday night’s Golden Globes are both nominated for the top award at the Oscars, but neither has been called a favorite.

“Argo” beat out “Lincoln” to win in the Best Picture, Drama category, while “Les Miserables” beat out “Silver Linings Playbook” on the Musical or Comedy side. What this means for the Oscar race remains in question.

In the director category, “Argo”‘s Ben Affleck- who was not nominated for the award by the Academy- won the Golden Globe for Best Director, while Quentin Tarantino took the Best Screenplay award for “Django Unchained.”

The acting categories were less surprisingly, with, on the drama side, Daniel Day-Lewis taking the Best Actor statue for “Lincoln” and Jessica Chastain winning Best Actress for “Zero Dark Thirty.” For comedy/musical, the winners were Hugh Jackman for “Les Miserables” and Jennifer Lawrence for ‘Silver Linings.’

On the TV side, the big winners were Showtime’s Homeland and HBO’s Girls. Homeland won for Best Drama, with Damien Lewis and Claire Danes sweeping the acting awards for drama. Girls creator Lena Dunham also won Best Actress in comedy or musical. HBO’s Sarah Palin film Game Change won for Best Miniseries or Television Movie

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