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Golden Globes Hustle ‘American Hustle’ to Oscars

Steve McQueen and cast accept the award for Best Motion Picture, Drama for "12 Years a Slave" during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Award
Steve McQueen and cast accept the award for Best Motion Picture, Drama for “12 Years a Slave” during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Award Show (Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

The Golden Globes are typically Hollywood’s bawdiest awards show — “a wonderful mess,” said co-host Tina Fey of this year’s bash. But in the end, after all the boozy banter — some of it bleeped for broadcast — the 1970s corruption tale “American Hustle” got a very serious push toward Oscar glory, picking up three major awards.

 

 

Amy Adams, winner of Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for 'American Hustle,' attends the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party
Amy Adams, winner of Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for ‘American Hustle,’ attends the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Benefiting the most from Sunday night’s Globes as focus shifts to the Academy Awards, David O. Russell’s con caper locked in best comedy, best actress (Amy Adams) and best supporting actress (Jennifer Lawrence).

Not that early-season favorite “12 Years a Slave” isn’t still in the running. Though it earned only one award, Steve McQueen’s historical epic took home the night’s top honor: best film drama. But “American Hustle” seems to have emerged from the 71st annual Golden Globes as the film to beat.

Oscar doesn’t usually care much for comedies, but “American Hustle” offers a rich blend of scandal, style and superb acting that is bound to get Academy voters’ attention.

The Globes have flipped awards season momentum before. Though Ben Affleck was denied an Oscar nomination last year for directing “Argo,” he did win best director at the Globes and his film went on to win best picture at the Oscars. In 2009, Katherine Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” lost in the best film category to James Cameron’s “Avatar” at the Globes. The defeat seemed to sway Oscar voters in Bigelow’s favor and she snagged the best picture award.

With the Oscar nominations coming Thursday, lost-in-space saga “Gravity,” which earned Alfonso Cuaron the best director Globe, could pick up some additional pull with likely nominations in the craft categories, which the Globes don’t recognize. There’s also a lot of built-in affection for its leading lady, Sandra Bullock, not to mention the film’s impressive worldwide box office performance.

Hosting Sunday night’s Globes for the second year in a row, Fey and Amy Poehler drew big laughs as they targeted such A-listers as Matt Damon, Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio.

One of the evening’s well-received jokes was delivered in the “SNL” alums’ opening bit in a reference Fey made to “Gravity”: “It’s a story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.”

Last year, the duo led a six-year ratings high with 19.7 million viewers. They’ll return as hosts next year.

 

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler speak onstage during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Award
Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler speak onstage during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Award Show (Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Besides “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave,” the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the Globes, also favored other fact-based films from America’s past: the ’80s-era AIDS drama “Dallas Buyers Club” and the high-finance extravaganza “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which both won top awards.

“Dallas Buyers Club” stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, who both lost noticeable weight for their roles — “or as actresses call it, ‘being in a movie,’” joked Fey — won their first Globes for best dramatic actor and best supporting actor. DiCaprio, a nine-time nominee, picked up his second Globe for best comedy actor for his turn as a provocative stockbroker in Martin Scorsese’s nearly three-hour “Wall Street.”

“I am thankful that Martin Scorsese is still this punk rock,” said DiCaprio backstage.

Famously absent from awards shows for years, Woody Allen received the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement honor, which was accepted by the director’s “Anne Hall” star Diane Keaton.

“Did you see Diane Keaton tonight?” best comedy actress winner Cate Blanchett asked reporters backstage. “She is my style icon, my acting icon — the works.” Blanchett took home the award for her portrayal of a fallen socialite in Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.”

Elegant in an Armani gown, Blanchett joked, “A lot of effort goes into this effortlessness. It’s a wonderful mirage to be here tonight, but it’s not entirely who I am.”

Complete list of Golden Globe winners

MOTION PICTURES

— Picture, Drama: “12 Years a Slave.”

— Picture, Musical or Comedy: “American Hustle.”

— Actor, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

— Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine.”

— Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity.”

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, “American Hustle.”

— Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

— Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle.”

— Foreign Language: “The Great Beauty.”

— Animated Film: “Frozen.”

— Screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her.”

— Original Score: Alex Ebert, “All Is Lost.”

— Original Song: “Ordinary Love” (music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and Brian Burton, lyrics by Bono), “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

TELEVISION

— Series, Drama: “Breaking Bad.”

— Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad.”

— Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, “House of Cards.”

— Series, Musical or Comedy: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation.”

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

— Miniseries or Movie: “Behind the Candelabra.”

— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake.”

— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra.”

— Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge.”

— Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan.”

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Previously announced:

Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Woody Allen.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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