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'Argo' scores double victory at Golden Globes

Updated: 2013-01-15 09:31

'Argo' scores double victory at Golden Globes

The cast of "Les Miserables" (From L:) Helena Bonham Carter, Sasha Baron Cohen, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman, celebrate their win for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical backstage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 13, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]


Comedians Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, hosting the Globes for the first time, scattered around jokes about some of the top Hollywood stars in the audience, along with impersonations of Johnny Depp and Julianne Moore.

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Foster, 50, who won Oscars for "Silence of the Lambs" and "The Accused" was given a lifetime achievement award, and publicly acknowledged that she is gay.

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"I hope that you're not disappointed that there won't be a big coming-out speech tonight because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago (to friends and family," Foster said.

Foster said she had never felt the need to bare her soul in public but praised her co-parent and the woman she called her "ex-partner in love".

Clinton got a standing ovation from the A-list Hollywood stars when he appeared to introduce clips from "Lincoln".

As the former president left the stage, Poehler quipped: "Wow! What an exciting special guest! That was Hillary Clinton's husband! That was exciting."

Unlike the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes also honor television dramas and comedies.

On Sunday they chose Showtime terrorism thriller "Homeland" as best drama series, and the show's Damian Lewis and Claire Danes as best actor and actress.

"Girls" won best comedy series and Lena Dunham, its star and creator, won best comedy actress. Don Cheadle was named best actor in a comedy series for playing a devious management consultant in "House of Lies".

HBO's drama "Game Change" about Sarah Palin's 2008 run for US vice president won best TV film, while Moore won for her portrayal of the polarizing former Alaska governor, and Ed Harris won for his portrayal of Republican presidential contender John McCain.


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