Golden Globes celebrate the year of the genre movie

(L-R) Actors Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, stars of "American Hustle", pose during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. "Hustle" took best musical/comedy film while Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence won acting awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP) LOS ANGELES: "American Hustle" won big at the Golden Globes on Sunday, while harrowing drama "12 Years a Slave" took the coveted best drama prize, fueling buzz ahead of the all-important Oscars. "Hustle," the stylish crime caper by director David O Russell, took best musical/comedy film and two acting awards, while the critically-acclaimed "Slave" had to make do with…... [read more]

French black-and-white, silent film homage "The Artist" and Alexander Payne film "The Descendants" walked away from the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards presentation as the big winners, bagging three and two top awards respectively as the industry's top award event unfolded at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles Sunday evening. "The Artist," which had led the field with six nods and won four Critics' Choice Awards Thursday, also grabbed an acting award and best score. It bested its main rivals including the cancer-patient story "50/50," the comic romp "Bridesmaids," writer-director Woody Allen's fantasy "Midnight in Paris" and the screen-legend portrait…... [read more]

Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep berated President-elect Donald Trump for his divisive rhetoric as she received a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes on Sunday. >> View list of this year's Golden Globe winners The 67-year-old fought to control her emotions as she received a standing ovation during her acceptance speech for the Cecil B DeMille Award, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. "You and all of us in this room, really, belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now. Think about it. Hollywood, foreigners, and the press," she said to her peers with…... [read more]

The movers and shakers at the Golden Globes ceremony, which saw Les Misérables, Argo and Django Unchained scoop awards ahead of next month's Oscars. Everyone celebrates winning a Golden Globe differently. Here the cast of Argo run the gamut after winning best picture, drama. John Goodman (third from left) can barely hold back a tsunami of tears, Alan Arkin (fourth from left) has come over all shy, Clooney (on the right) disco dances. Bryan Cranston (centre) deadeyes the camera. "See," he says defiant and proud. "Argo-t one". Photo by Reuters. Here's the cast of Les Misérables, shortly after their film…... [read more]

LOS ANGELES – Golden Globe organisers unveil nominations for their annual movie awards show on Thursday, as Hollywood's honors season gets into full swing with a bumper cast of hotly-tipped contenders. Historical drama "12 Years a Slave" got an early boost on the eve of the Globes nominations, topping the Screen Actors Guild (SAGs) nods on Wednesday with four. But this year's race risks being particularly crowded, with a string of films winning critical acclaim, ranging from 3D sci-fi spectacle "Gravity" to historical epics like "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and crime drama "American Hustle." On the acting front, early frontrunners…... [read more]

American Hustle has been honoured at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles, winning three awards. The 1970s-set crime movie was named best film, comedy or musical, while its stars Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence also won prizes for their roles. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto picked up the best actor and supporting actor in a drama prizes for the biographical Dallas Buyers Club. Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave was named best film drama. However, it was the only award the movie picked up, after going into evening with seven nominations. Both McQueen and stars Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor…... [read more]

George Clooney, Michelle Williams and Meryl Streep are the early winners at the 69th Golden Globe Awards held Sunday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles. Clooney won the major acting prize, the Best Actor in a Drama, for his role in Alexander Payne's tragic-comic film "The Descendants." The movie is about a land baron who tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident. The nine-time Golden Globe-nominee for both his television work on "ER" and such films as "Michael Clayton" thanked fellow nominee Brad Pitt for his good work and Michael Fassbender…... [read more]

Lef to right, Sam Worthington, James Cameron, Zoe Saldana, Jon Landau and Sigourney Weaver celebrate their big win at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)It's the most expensive movie in Hollywood history -- a $310-million epic that's also poised to become the highest-grossing global release ever -- but James Cameron's technologically groundbreaking "Avatar" had failed to prove itself as an award season favorite. That changed Sunday night, when the writer-director's futuristic 3-D thriller won the best drama Golden Globe.... [read more]

Michelle Williams, who starred in "My Week With Marilyn," and Madonna are the early winners at the 69th Golden Globe Awards held Sunday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles. Williams won the Best Actress award in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) category for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in "My Week with Marilyn." She dedicated her award to Matilda Ledger, her six-year-old daughter. "I consider myself a mother first, and an actress second. The person I most want to thank is my daughter, my little girl, whose bravery and exuberance is the example that I take with…... [read more]

British actor Christian Bale and US actress Annette Bening were among early winners at the Golden Globes, which launch Hollywood\'s glittering annual awards season. Christian Bale poses with his Golden Globe award for best supporting actor in a motion picture for "The Fighter" at the 68th annual Golden Globe awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 16. Low-key British historical drama "The King\'s Speech" and Facebook movie "The Social Network" were also hoping for glory at the Beverly Hills show, seen as a key pointer to next month\'s more prestigious Oscars.... [read more]