Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck was the toast of the Golden Globes last night as he picked up the Best Director gong while Argo won Best Picture - Drama.

The actor turned filmmaker was overlooked for Best Director when the Oscar nominations were revealed last week - which did come as a huge surprise.

But all that was forgotten last night as his political thriller, which was a huge critical success, triumphed.

Affleck saw off Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Ang Lee and Quentin Tarantino for Best Director while Argo beat Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Zero Dark Thirty and favourite Lincoln.

It was also a great night for musical Les Miserables as it walked away with three major prizes.

The Tom Hooper directed movie picked up Best Film - Musical/Comedy while Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway were also recognised for their work.

Jackman won the Best Actor - Musical/Comedy gong while Hathaway was the favourite for the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe - she has now strengthened her claim on the Oscar.

Daniel Day Lewis was the favourite for Best Actor (Drama) for his performance in Lincoln while Jessica Chastain won Best Actress (Drama) for Zero Dark Thirty.

There was also awards success for Jennifer Lawrence as she collected the Best Actress - Musical/Comedy for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.

Lawrence and Chastain perhaps have now cemented themselves as favourites for the Best Actress Oscar where they are set to go head to head.

There was success for Adele as she won Best Song for her track Skyfall.

Check out the full list of winners:

- Best Motion Picture (Drama)

Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)

Les Misérables - WINNER
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

- Best Actor (Drama)

Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) - WINNER
Richard Gere (Arbitrage)
John Hawkes (The Sessions)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Denzel Washington (Flight)

- Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)

Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables) - WINNER
Jack Black (Bernie)
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)
Bill Murray (Hyde Park on Hudson)

- Best Actress (Drama)

Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) - WINNER
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea)
Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)

- Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)

Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) - WINNER
Emily Blunt (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)
Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
Maggie Smith (Quartet)
Meryl Streep (Hope Springs)

- Best Director

Ben Affleck (Argo) - WINNER
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

- Best Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz - WINNER
Alan Arkin
Leonardo DiCaprio
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Tommy Lee Jones

- Best Supporting Actress

Anne Hathaway - WINNER
Amy Adams
Sally Field
Helen Hunt
Nicole Kidman

- Best Foreign Language Film

Amour - WINNER
A Royal Affair
The Untouchables
Rust and Bone

- Best Screenplay

Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained) - WINNER
Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)
Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
David O Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Chris Terrio (Argo)

- Best Original Score

Life of Pi - WINNER
Anna Karenina
Cloud Atlas

- Best Original Song

Adele - 'Skyfall' (Skyfall) - WINNER
Keith Urban - 'For You' (Act of Valor)
Taylor Swift - 'Safe & Sound' (The Hunger Games)
Hugh Jackman - 'Suddenly' (Les Misérables)
Jon Bon Jovi - 'Not Running Anymore' (Stand Up Guys)

- Best Animated Feature Film

Brave - WINNER
Rise of the Guardians
Hotel Transylvania
Wreck-It Ralph

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