Last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the winners of this year's Golden Globe Awards, for both television and film. Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the Golden Globes are often seen as a precursor to who will win at the Oscars.
Here is the full list of film winners.
Best Motion Picture (Drama): Argo
Best Motion Picture (Musical Or Comedy): Les Miserables
Best Director: Ben Affleck (Argo)
Best Actor (Drama): Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Best Actor (Musical Or Comedy): Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
Best Actress (Drama): Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Actress (Musical Or Comedy): Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Best Screenplay: Django Unchained
Best Original Score: Life of Pi
Best Original Song: 'Skyfall' (Skyfall)
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
Best Animated Feature: Brave
Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Jodie Foster
The acting categories fell pretty much as most critics and pundits expected; Waltz' win here puts him slightly ahead of a distinguished field for Best Supporting Actor, although various critics circles have awarded that prize to several actors during this awards season- there's been no clear runaway winner as there has been in previous years.
What will be interesting is to see whether the win for Argo enhances its chances for Best Picture.
Another pretty reliable barometer for Oscars success are the various Guild Awards which are due in the coming month. The Guild Awards are usually voted for by producers, writers, directors etc. who are also a member of the Academy, so their voting patterns can be quite telling as to who picks up the Oscar.
Congratulations to all the winners!