“Argo” Claims Top Golden Globe Honor; Affleck Wins Despite Oscar Snub

Ben Affleck’s acclaimed directorial work did not even earn him a nomination for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, but it was enough to bring him to the stage for a Golden Globe.

Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”) and Quentin Tarantino (“Django Unchained”), also surprise snubs in the Oscar race, joined Steven Spielberg (“Lincoln”) and Ang Lee (“Life of Pi”) in nomination for that honor.

But Affleck’s celebration was not limited to direction; the film in which he starred also won for Best Picture, Drama. It beat out Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Django Unchained to secure victory.

— Other movie Golden Globes winners:
Best Actor – Drama – Daniel-Day Lewis (Lincoln)
Best Actress – Drama – Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Picture – Comedy or Musical – Les Miserables
Best Actor – Comedy or Musical – Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
Best Actress – Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Supporting Actor – Film – Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Best Supporting Actress – Film – Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Best Animated Film – Brave
Best Foreign Language Film – Amour
Best Screenplay – Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
Best Score – Life of Pi
Best Song – Adele’s “Skyfall” (Skyfall)

Written by Brian Cantor

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