12 Years a Slave, nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards, narrowly avoided getting shut out when it took home the night’s final and biggest prize for Best Drama. Steve McQueen’s period slave drama looked to be out of favor with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with Gravity‘s Alfonso Cuaron winning for Best Director, Her‘s Spike Jonze winning for Best Screenplay, and the Dallas Buyers Club duo of Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto winning the acting awards. But when Johnny Depp announced the big prize, 12 Years a Slave came out on top.
In the Comedy category, American Hustle won Best Picture, while Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence won acting trophies. Leonardo DiCaprio took home Best Actor in a Comedy for The Wolf of Wall Street, his second career Globe after winning for The Aviator in 2005.
In the television categories, Breaking Bad and Bryan Cranston were honored for the AMC show’s final season. The HFPA expressed a great fondness for Saturday Night Live, awarding Globes’ co-host Amy Poehler the award for Best Actress in a Comedy, Andy Samberg the prize for Best Actor, and his new show Brooklyn Nine-Nine the honor of Best Comedy.
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