It's hard to complain about rising early to cover the round ups of last night's Golden Globes when you hear the news that after Ben Affleck's Oscar snub (in the director's category), he took home perhaps the most coveted gong at last night's ceremony. Not only did he win the Best Director award, Argo also reigned supreme in the Best Drama category too. Without further ado, below you'll find the full list of nominees, the winners names' highlighted and our two cents thrown in for good measure. For all the TV related awards, head to Sheena's TV quarters over yonder.
WINNER: Argo - Delighted for oul Ben and the lads. Especially Bryan Cranston, who we met and pretty much fell for.
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
Best comedy or musical
WINNER: Les Miserables - Not much of a shocker this. As one of the most anticipated musicals probably ever, Les Mis was sure to scoop every musical related award going. Be it here or at the Oscars.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
WINNER: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained) - Again, no surprises here. Tarantino may be a hard nut to craic in an interview scenario (see here if this confounds you) but damn, he's got skills.
Chris Terrio (Argo)
Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
David O Russell and Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook)
Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)
WINNER: Ben Affleck (Argo) - You're aware of our thoughts on this. G'wan Ben! Also, could he have melted our hearts any MORE with his speech about how he wouldn't be there were it not for his lovely wife Jennifer Garner? Swoon. Lucky b*tch.
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
Best actor in a drama
WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) - I was personally rooting for John Hawkes as his performance in The Sessions really cut to the core of me, but of course Danny Day had this one in the bag. We're seeing Lincoln this morning and will report back on whether the hype is worthy come later today.
Richard Gere (Arbitrage)
John Hawkes (The Sessions)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Denzel Washington (Flight)
Best actress in a drama
WINNER: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) - Definitely the most deserved of this award with her fellow nominees, Chastain is proving herself to be one feisty little thespian. Give her any role and be sure she'll deliver. Expect to see more of her come next month's Oscars.
Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)
Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea)
Best actor in a comedy or musical
WINNER: Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables) - Hugh, glorious Hugh. Once again, nothing about this shocks us.
Jack Black (Bernie)
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Bill Murray (Hyde Park on Hudson)
Ewan MacGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)
Best actress in a comedy or musical
WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) - Absolutely delighted for Jennifer with this win. Having convinced us of her acting chops in Winter's Bone, then making us fall completely head over heels in love with her in her Hunger Games performance (of which you can expect two more), Lawrence is, like Chastain above, shaping up to be a serious staple on Hollywood landscape.
Emily Blunt (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)
Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
Maggie Smith (Quartet)
Meryl Streep (Hope Springs)
Best supporting actress
WINNER: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) - Would have liked to see Helen Hunt recognised in this category, and we've heard only good things about Field's turn in Lincoln, but there's no way Hathaway was going to shave off her barnet and sing live on camera 'til she burst a vein in her head (this didn't actually happen but she put so much heart and soul into it, it could well have) without taking home something shiny. She's a long way from The Princess Diaries now, that's for sure.
Amy Adams (The Master)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy)
Best supporting actor
WINNER: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) - This win was no mean feat for Waltz; vying for the same title against the likes of Hoffman and DiCaprio we didn't expect him to have this in the bag but we fully believe he deserves it. A fantastic actor whose got on screen presence by the bucket load.
Alan Arkin (Argo)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Best foreign film
WINNER: Amour - Amour has bagged pretty much every single award in every foreign themed category in every sing awards ceremony since winning the Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes festival so once again, we remain unsurprised.
A Royal Affair
Rust and Bone
WINNER: Brave - Brave didn't exactly wow us. Rise of the Guardians really did, and Wreck-It Ralph was up there, so for this, we're somewhat disappointed.
Rise of the Guardians
Best original score
WINNER: Mychael Danna (Life of Pi) - A deserved winner.
Alexandre Desplat (Argo)
Dario Marianelli (Anna Karenina)
Tom Tyker, Johnny Klimek, Rein Holdheil (Cloud Atlas)
John Williams (Lincoln)
Best original song
WINNER: Skyfall (Skyfall) - We certainly weren't expecting this what with Les Mis in the same category but it's nice to see a James Bond flick get some recognition. And Adele of course. How many more strings can she add to her bow at this stage?
'For You' (Act of Valor)
Not Running Anymore (Stand Up Guys)
Safe and Sound (The Hunger Games)
Suddenly (Les Miserables)
"Life of Pi" - Fox 2000; 20th Century Fox
Cecil B DeMille award
WINNER: Jodie Foster - See here for more on that. Most talked about acceptance speech from the night, we reckon.