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The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards

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January 14, 2013


09:34  And that's a wrap! The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards saw quite a few firsts and can we just say that the girls -- Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jodie Foster, Lena Dunham -- made it all worth it! See y'all at the Oscars!
09:30  There's a lot of back-slapping and hugging happening in the background as Affleck gives his second acceptance speech of the evening.
09:29  Three time Golden Globe winner Julia Roberts presents the best Motion Picture - Drama to Ben Affleck's Argo. A second win for the actor/director.
09:27  And here's a peek at what Amy Poehler was doing with George Clooney at his table at the Globes!   
09:25  A second Golden Globe for the prolific actor, this one was being touted as an easy win for Day-Lewis as his turn as the epynomous US president was in a league of its own.
09:23  Lewis looks incredibly handsome in his tux and his salt-and-pepper hair.
09:21  George Clooney apologetically informs the crowd that since Meryl Streep couldn't be at the awards as she's under the weather, he'll present the next award too. The Best Actor goes to, no surprises here, Daniel Day Lewis for Lincoln.
09:20  Chastain thanks her director Bigelow, "I can't help but compare my character Maya with you."
09:18  The dishy George Clooney gives out the Best Actress in a Drama award to Jessica Chastain for Katheryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty.
09:11  Dustin Hoffman presents the Best Motion Picture -- Comedy or Musical award to Les Miserables. A third win for the musical.
09:10  Also, check out the GORGEOUS red carpet arrivals at the 70th Golden Globes, being held at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
09:07  Watch the epic and well-researched Will Ferrell-Kristen Wiig comedy routine at the Globes here.
09:04  For the record, that's a LOT of tan, Hugh Jackman. 
09:02  Best Actor in a Motion Picture -- Comedy/Musical goes to Hugh Jackman for Les Miserables. The Australian actor looks sharp in his tux and facial hair as he fumbles through his acceptance speech.
08:59  If we go by the lively banter in Twitterverse, Lena Dunham's awkward walk in shoes she probably hasn't broken in, Jodie Foster's rousing acceptance speech and Jennifer Garner's winsome smile are the highlights of the show.
08:55  "It took a village to raise this demented child," says the teary-eyed winner.
08:54  And give it up for 26-year-old Lena Dunham, who picks up the Best TV show award -- Comedy/Musical for Girls. This is a second win for Lena Dunham.
08:51  Affleck thanks his beautiful wife, actress Jennifer Garner as she looks on lovingly. "Thanks for sitting though this, you are my everything!"
08:49  Here comes the big one -- Ben Affleck wins Best Director Motion Picture for Argo as Quentin Tarantino, Jonah Hill applaud. 
08:46  Meanwhile, the ladies made quite a splash on the red carpet with their designer gowns and jewels. Megan Fox in a Dolce & Gabanna strapless gown, new mum and winner Claire Danes in a red Versace number and Zooey Deschanel worked her Oscar De La Renta gown wit some nail art.
08:36  The actress/filmmaker who has won 44 awards, including two Golden Globes and two Oscars, looks stunning in her sparkly gown. "Tonight, I feel like a prom queen," she says.
08:33  Robert Downey Jr presents the 'exceptional life of Jodie Foster' before presenting her with the award.
08:30  And it's back to the girls -- Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who tell Taylor Swift, "Stay away from Michael Fox's son," with drinks in their hands.
08:28  "This award is for every woman who felt like there wasn't a space for her. This show has made a space for me, Lena Dunham in her acceptance speech.
08:27  While Ley-Drefus put on a wide smile, Tina Fey was seen clutching Jennifer Lopez's hands in mock anticipation and Poehler was spotted canoodling with none other than George Clooney. 
08:26  Other nominees in the category -- Tina Fey for 30 Rock, Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep and Zooey Deschanel for New Girl.
08:24  This is a first Globe for Dunham, who writes, directs AND stars in the hit HBO show. Have we mentioned girl power yet?
08:23  The hit TV show Girls creator Lena Dunham wins Best Actress in a TV comedy/musical for the show.
08:17  Brave, a clear favourite in the category, wins. 
08:14  While we wait for the next set of awards, here's hoping the Globes showers some love on Lena Dunham too for her ground-breaking HBO hit show Girls.
08:12  In a first for acceptance speeches, Danes thanked her show's maternity policy.
08:10  Actress Claire Danes wins in the Best Actress in a TV Drama category for Homeland, a Golden Globes favourite. The defending champ remains the hottest, most talked-about series for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
08:08  Amour, a French-language drama film written and directed by Michael Haneke has been a universal hit at various film festivals across the world and won the Palme de'Or at Cannes in 2012.
08:05  Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger present the Best Foreign Language Film award to Austrian film Amour.
08:04  Meanwhile, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has the epic Kristen Wigg-Will Ferell comedy bit from the Globes here.
08:01  Boy! Jim Parsons and Matt Leblanc, both nominated in the same category as Cheadle for their shows The Big Bang Theory and Episodes respectively, looked REALLY nervous.
08:00  Correction: Don Cheadle wins best actor in a Comedy or Musical TV series
07:59  Best Actor in a TV series goes to Don Cheadle for House of Lies.
07:55  Tarantino winning might turn out to be the highlight of the show this year. A LOT of people have been waiting for this moment. And by people, we mean us and his fans around the world.
07:54  "Damn, I wasn't expecting this," says the maverick. 
07:54  Next up is Best Screenplay -- Motion Picture, won by Quentin Tarantino.
07:52  Sally, I have to thank you so much for being a vanguard against type-casting. Anne Hathaway's touching shout-out," tweets the Vanity Fair.
07:51  Anne Hathaway's harrowing experience while she got her locks chopped off for her Les Mis role is now well documented. Guess it all worked out fine for the actress, both hair and career-wise.
07:48  The visibly nervous actress says about her shiny trophy, "I'll use this sharp object as a weapon against self doubt." And by the way, how lovely does she look in her new cropped hairdo! It's literally a win-win for this actress.
07:47  A dazed Anne Hathaway recieves her Best Actress award for the musical Les Miserable.
07:45  Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx introduces the Quentin Tarantino western, the film has been nominated for five Globes including Best Picture - Drama.
07:42  Ferrell and Kristen Wiig's little jig has become an instant hit with viewers.
07:41  Twitterverse is buzzing with chatter about the Golden Globes. Ellen Degeneres tweets, "Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hilarious. I don't know why someone didn't think of this sooner."
07:39  A few minutes before they announced the winner, Ferrell and Wigg called Jennifer Lawrence J-Law. True story.
07:38    And the award for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy goes to Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linigns Playbook.
07:33  It's like a big SNL homecoming at the Globes. Now where's that sneaky shot of Lorn Michaels' smiling face?!
07:32  It's back to Fey and Poehler who invite their former Saturday Night Live costars Will Ferrel and Kristen Wiig on stage.
07:31  The Daniel Day Lewis starrer has been nominated for 7 Golden Globes and also happens to be a frontrunner in major categories at the Oscars, scheduled to take place in February.
07:29  And now Bill Clinton, the 42nd US president, arrives on stage to a rousing applause.He presents another Best Motion Picture nominee -- Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. 
07:28  Actor Kevin Costner wins for the three-part mini series Hatfields & McCoys.


07:26  Jessica Alba and Kiefer Sutherland present the nominees for Best Actor in a mini series/drama made for TV as Tina Fey sits among the audience in a disguise.
07:23  Other nominees in the category included Jon Bon Jovi for Not Running Anymore, Taylor Swift for Safe & Sound, For You from the film Act of Valor and Suddenly from Les Miserables.
07:20  Dressed in her signature black gown, the British crooner gets on stage and thanks her 'lovely son', among everyone else, for her big win!
07:19  The nine-time Grammy winning Adele wins for Skyfall. This is her first Globes award.
07:18  Next up are the nominees for the Best Original Song, presented by Jennifer Lopez and Jason Stathom.
07:17  The composer waves to Ang Lee during his acceptance speech and Lee waves back with a wide smile on his face.
07:16  Canadian composer Michael Daana picks up the Best Original Score trophy for Life Of Pi.
07:15  The Best Original Score - Motion Picture award is next and Ang Lee's Life Of Pi is in the running. 
07:13  Tony Mendez introduces Ben Affleck's Argo -- nominated for five nods including the one in Best Picture -- Drama.
07:09  With that, Homeland has already clocked in two nods!
07:07  The multiple Emmy award-winning NBC show Homeland continues its winning streak at the Globes too. The elated team accepts their award on stage.
07:05  The Best TV Series - Drama goes to Homeland!
07:05  And it's back to Salman Hayek and Paul Rudd as they present the next award!
07:04  Homeland's Damian Lewis wins Best Actor for TV Drama.
07:03  In an interview to The Hollywood Reporter a while ago, Fey mentioned that she had thought of at least 5-6 comebacks in case Gervais took a potshot at her!

06:59  The lovely hosts for the evening seem to be doing one hell of a job. It wouldn't be wrong to say that the audience is relishing their break from Ricky Gervais, the Globes host for the past two years.
06:56  Hathaway, who put herself through weight loss and an extreme haircut for her role in the musical, is one of the top contenders in the Best Supporting Actress for a musical/comedy category.
06:54  The lovely Catherine Zeta Jones introducing Les Miserables, one of the nominees in the Best Musical/Comedy Film category as cast member Anne Hathaway proudly looks on..
06:53  "My children will be so relieved!" exclaims the actress.
06:52  Now comes the award for Best Actress in a Mini series/TV show. And the Globe goes to Julianne Moore for her sensational performance as Sarah Palin in Game Change.
06:49  And the Globe goes to Game Change.
06:48  And the Globe goes to Game Change.
06:48  The gorgeous Eva Longoria and Don Cheadle arrive on stage to introduce Mr and Miss Golden Globe and present an award for Best Mini Series or TV movie.
06:45  Girl power holds centrestage this year at the Globes. Apart from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler taking over hosting reins from Ricky Gervais, actress/filmmkaer Jodie Foster is set to receive the Cecil DeMille award and Bridesmaids actres Kristen Wiig will reportedly present an award.
06:42  And now the nominees for Best Supporting Actress in a TV/Mini Series. The Globes goes to Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey. 
06:40  And the winner is... Christopher Waltz for his sensational role in Django Unchained!
06:39  Bradley Cooper and Kate Hudson present the nominees for Best Actor in a Drama.
06:37  A few minutes into the show and hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are taking stock of nominees and star attendees in their signature snarky style. Tina goes, "Tarantino is here, the source of all my sexual nightmares."

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