Jackman wins at Globes, but the rest of the Aussies miss out
AUSTRALIA has had mixed success at the Golden Globes, with Hugh Jackman winning, but Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban coming up empty-handed.
Jackman won the Musical/Comedy Actor Globe for his performance in Les Miserables, giving his Oscar campaign a huge boost.
"Wow, thank you," a jubilant Jackman said on stage at the ceremony in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood.
Les Miserables also won Best Musical/Comedy.
Jackman's biggest competition for the Best Actor Oscar is Daniel Day-Lewis, who won the Drama Actor Globe for his performance in Lincoln.
Watts' Oscar chances for lead actress took a dive after she was left out in the cold at the Globes.
The Globe for best performance by an actress in a drama went to Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain.
Watts, for tsunami survivor movie The Impossible, needed a Globe win to elevate her Oscar campaign, with most pundits giving the Australian little chance of beating Chastain or Silver Lining Playbook's Jennifer Lawrence for the Academy Award next month.
The other Globe dramatic actress nominees were Marion Cotillard (Rust & Bone), Helen Mirren (Hitchcock) and Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea). Lawrence won the actress in a Musical/Comedy category.
Kidman was up for two Golden Globes for her Supporting Performance in The Paperboy and the TV movie Hemingway & Gellhorn - but bombed out of both.
Urban was nominated in the Original Song category for For You, but was beaten by Adele's song Skyfall.
In non-Australian Golden Globe news, Django Unchained picked up two awards, with Christoph Waltz picking up Best Supporting Actor and Quentin Tarantino Best Screenplay; Brave received Best Animated Film; and Amour won Best Foreign Language Film, following its win at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, also held over the weekend.
In the television section, drama Homeland was the big winner with three awards, including Best Actress TV Series for Clare Danes, Best Actor TV Series for Damien Lewis and Best TV Series.
Picture, Drama: Argo
Picture, Musical or Comedy: Les Miserables
Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Director: Ben Affleck, Argo
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Foreign Language: Amour
Animated Film: Brave
Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Original Score: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Original Song: Skyfall (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), Skyfall
Series, Drama: Homeland
Series, Musical or Comedy: Girls
Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Actor, Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Lena Dunham, Girls
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Miniseries or Movie: Game Change
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Ed Harris, Game Change
Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Jodie Foster
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Winner: Hugh Jackman clutches his Golden Globe award in the press room of the Beverly Hills Hotel. Picture: AFP