Ben Affleck Shines In Globe Glory Despite Oscar Snub

Category: Society / Jan 14, 2013 9:23AM EDT
"Argo" won the top prize At the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (January 13), best dramatic movie, and Ben Affleck was named best director for the film, three days after he failed to get an Oscar nomination in the same category. Daniel Day-Lewis won the award for best actor in a drama for his performance in "Lincoln," Steven Spielberg’s film about President Abraham Lincoln’s battle to end slavery. It was the only win for the movie, which received seven Golden Globe nominations. "Les Miserables," the big screen version of the hit stage show about French revolutionaries, won three Golden Globes - best comedy or musical and acting honors for Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton caused jaws to drop and got a standing ovation from the A-list Hollywood stars when he appeared to introduce clips from "Lincoln." The Golden Globes, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association n (HFPA), has become the entertainment industry's second-biggest awards show after February's Oscars, or Academy Awards. Adele won best original song in a motion picture for her title track for "Skyfall," which she sang and co- wrote with Paul Epworth .