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Golden Globes 2013 Winners 'Argo' and 'Les Miserables' Win Top Honors, Ben Affleck Wins Best Director

By Elisa Sanchez, EnStars
on Jan 13, 2013 11:00 PM EST
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  • Director and actor Ben Affleck, from the film "Argo," arrives at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 13, 2013.
  • Director and actor Ben Affleck, from the film "Argo," arrives at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 13, 2013. (Photo : Reuters)

"Argo" and "Les Miserables" took the top movie honors at the Golden Globes 2013 Sunday night for best drama and best comedy or musical respectively at Hollywood's second biggest night hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. (See the Full List of Winners Below)

Ben Affleck, the director of "Argo," also won the Golden Globe for Best Director beating Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino Ang Lee and Kathryn Bigelow.

Jessica Chastain won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a drama for "Zero Dark Thirty," and Anne Hathaway won Best Actress in a comedy or musical for "Les Miserables."

The Golden Globe for Best Actor in a drama was awarded to Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln," while the Best Actor in a comedy was given to Hugh Jackman for "Les Miserables."

The most surprising appearance tonight was that of ex-President Bill Clinton who presented Best Picture nominee "Lincoln."

Austrian actor Christoph Waltz and Adele notched early wins at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

Waltz carried off the Golden Globe for best supporting movie actor for his role as a dentist-turned-bounty hunter in Quentin Tarantino's quirky slavery Western "Django Unchained."

"Let me gasp!" said Waltz. "It's extraordinary ... Quentin, my indebtedness and gratitude to you know no words."

Adele, in her first major public appearance since giving birth in October, shared the trophy for performing and co-writing the best original song, "Skyfall," for the James Bond movie of the same name.

TV actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the awards bringing laughs to the show.

Pointing out "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow at the glitzy dinner, Poehler said she had not been closely following the controversy over the torture scenes depicted in the thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

But, she added, "when it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron," Poehler quipped, to roars from the audience.

Bigelow is the former wife of Cameron, director of blockbusters "Avatar" and "Titanic."

"Meryl Streep is not here. I hear she has the flu, and I'm told she is amazing in it," Poehler joked about the esteemed actress.

Red Carpet Photos: Hollywood Stars Shine at the Golden Globes 2013

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 2013 FULL LIST OF WINNERS:

Best motion picture - drama

"Argo"

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - drama

Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture - drama

Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best motion picture - comedy or musical

"Les Misérables"

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture - comedy or musical

Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best animated feature

"Brave"

Best foreign language film

"Amour" (Austria)

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - comedy or musical

Hugh Jackman, "Les Misérables"

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture

Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables"

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"

Best director - motion picture

Ben Affleck, "Argo"

Best screenplay - motion picture

Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"

Best original score - motion picture

Mychael Danna, "Life of Pi"

Best original song - motion picture

"Skyfall" (Music by Adele, Paul Epworth; Lyrics by Adele, Paul Epworth) - "Skyfall"

Best TV series - comedy

"Girls"

Best TV series - drama

"Homeland"

Best performance by an actress in a TV series - drama

Claire Danes, "Homeland"

Best performance by an actor in a TV series - drama

Damian Lewis, "Homeland"

Best performance by an actor in a TV series - comedy or musical

Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"

Best performance by an actress in a TV series - comedy or musical

Lena Dunham, "Girls"

Best miniseries or motion picture made for TV

"Game Change"

Best performance by an actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for TV

Julianne Moore, "Game Change"

Best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for TV

Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys"

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for TV

Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey: Season 2"

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for TV

Ed Harris, "Game Change"

 

(Reuters contributed to this story.)

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