Because several of the year’s most acclaimed films competed in the Comedy or Musical category, one would have a difficult time calling the Golden Globe for Best Film, Drama the night’s most important award.

It is still a prestigious award, and it will spend the next year associated with film “12 Years a Slave.”

The critically acclaimed drama beat out “Gravity,” “Philomena,” “Rush” and “Captain Phillips” for the trophy.

It did not, however, claim any of the acting trophies. The Hollywood Foreign Press gave those to Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor – “Dallas Buyers Club”), Cate Blanchett (Best Actress – “Blue Jasmine”) and Jared Leto (Best Supporting Actor – “Dallas Buyers Club”). The Supporting Actress prize went to Jennifer Lawrence, whose “American Hustle” was classified as a comedy film.

Other film prizes:
Best Animated Film – Frozen
Best Foreign Language Film – The Great Beauty
Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Screenplay – Spike Jonze (Her)
Best Song – “Ordinary Love” (U2 and Danger Mouse – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

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