Along with the usual glitz and glitter, Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards show was dominated by politically themed entertainment fare.
Ben Affleck’s "Argo" won the award for best dramatic motion picture. The movie's plot tells the true-life story of a creative and courageous rescue operation that took place during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.
Affleck stars in the film as CIA operative Tony Mendez. The real-life Mendez, a true American hero, was one of the presenters at the ceremony.
Affleck also won a best director Globe for his work on the film, despite having been snubbed in the category by Oscar nominee voters.
Daniel Day-Lewis won the best actor award for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's period piece, "Lincoln."
To emphasize the significance of Spielberg's film, the show's producers tapped a former president to make a surprise appearance during the ceremony. Bill Clinton stepped on stage to introduce the movie.
Jessica Chastain was given a best actress Globe for her portrayal of an intelligence operative in the movie "Zero Dark Thirty," a film that recounted the search for Osama bin Laden. Kathryn Bigelow, who directed the movie, won an Oscar last year for "The Hurt Locker."
"Game Change," HBO's controversial made-for-cable film, won the award for best miniseries or movie. The film's plot focuses on the 2008 presidential campaign.
Star of "Game Change" Julianne Moore won best actress in a miniseries or movie for her portrayal of 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Ed Harris garnered the award for best supporting actor for his role as 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain in the film.
Showtime's "Homeland" won as best dramatic series. In the plot of the cable series, a Central Intelligence Agency officer comes to believe that a U.S. Marine, who had been held captive by al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war was "turned" by the enemy and consequently now poses a threat to the United States. The show's two stars, Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, won Globes for best actress and actor respectively.
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