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American Hustle Leads Diverse Group of Winners at 71st Golden Globe Awards

‘American Hustle’ led the diverse group of winners at last night’s 71st Golden Globe Awards. The ceremony, which was broadcast live on NBC, was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Bevery Hills. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the co-hosts of the ceremony for the second year in a row.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which votes on the winners of the Golden Globe Awards, presented David O. Russell’s ABSCAM-inspired comedy, ‘American Hustle,’ with several awards. The film not only won for Best Musical or Comedy, Amy Adams was honored as Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and Jennifer Lawrence received the Best Supporting Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Musical or Comedy.

Other highlights from the ceremony include the wins for the biography drama, ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ which was also recognized for its acting. Matthew McConaughey won his first Golden Globe, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. Jared Leto, meanwhile, won for Best Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, Musical or Comedy.

Leonardo DiCaprio also won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, for his role in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’ He joked that he never thought he’d win a trophy at the ceremony for a comedy.

’12 Years a Slave,’ which was considered to be frontrunner in all seven of its categories. However, it was passed over with all of its nominations, except for the last award of the night. The historical biography was named as Best Motion Picture-Drama. The film’s director, Steve McQueen was surprised by the win, saying he was a “little bit in shock. I wasn’t expecting it.”



’12 Years a Slave’

Musical Or Comedy

‘American Hustle’

Actor In A Drama

Matthew McConaughey (‘Dallas Buyers Club’ as Ron Woodroof)

Actress In A Drama

Cate Blanchett (‘Blue Jasmine’ as Jasmine Francis)

Actor In A Musical Or Comedy

Leonardo DiCaprio (‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ as Jordan Belfort)

Actress In A Musical Or Comedy

Amy Adams (;American Hustle’ as Sydney Prosser)

Supporting Actor In A Drama, Musical Or Comedy

Jared Leto (‘Dallas Buyers Club’ as Rayon)

Supporting Actress In A Drama, Musical Or Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence (‘American Hustle’ as Rosalyn Rosenfeld)


Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)


Spike Jonze (‘Her’)

Original Score

Alex Ebert (‘All Is Lost’)

Original Song

‘Ordinary Love’ by U2 and Danger Mouse (‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’)

Animated Film


Foreign Language Film

‘The Great Beauty’


Drama Series

‘Breaking Bad’

Musical or Comedy Series

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

Actor, Drama Series

Bryan Cranston (‘Breaking Bad’ as Walter White)

Actress, Drama Series

Robin Wright (;House of Cards; as Claire Underwood)

Actor, Musical or Comedy Series

Andy Samberg (‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ as Jake Peralta)

Actress, Musical or Comedy Series

Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation as Leslie Knope)

Actor, Miniseries or TV Film

Michael Douglas (‘Behind the Candelabra’ as Liberace)

Actress, Miniseries or TV Film

Elisabeth Moss (‘Top of the Lake’ as Robin Griffin)

Supporting Actor

Jon Voight (‘Ray Donovan’ as Mickey Donovan)

Supporting Actress

Jacqueline Bisset (‘Dancing on the Edge’ as Lady Livinia Cremone)

Miniseries or TV Film

‘Behind the Candelabra’

American Hustle Leads Diverse Group of Winners at 71st Golden Globe Awards

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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