14 Jan 2013

Argo, Les Miserables big winners at Golden Globes

9:57 pm on 14 January 2013

Iran hostage drama Argo and musical Les Miserables are the big winners at the 70th Golden Globes awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Argo, set amidst the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, won best dramatic movie, while Ben Affleck was named best director at the awards in Hollywood on Sunday, just days after he did not get an Oscar nomination in the same category.

Daniel Day-Lewis won the award for best actor in a drama for his performance in the biopic Lincoln - but that was the film's only win from seven nominations, while Jessica Chastain won best actress in a drama for Zero Dark Thirty about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

The Golden Globes gives a separate accolade for best film musical or comedy, which was won by Tom Hooper's film of the stage hit Les Miserables, the BBC reports.

Anne Hathaway won best supporting actress for her role as the prostitute Fantine, while Hugh Jackman won best actor as the reformed prisoner Jean Valjean.

The best actress in a musical or comedy category was won by Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook.

Earlier, Britain's Dame Maggie Smith won best supporting actress in a television series for her role in Downton Abbey.

Homeland took best TV drama, with Damian Lewis winning best TV actor for his role in the series.

Quentin Tarantino took best screenplay for his film Django Unchained, which was also nominated for best film. Christoph Waltz took best supporting actor for his role in the film.

Amour, directed by Austria's Michael Haneke, won best foreign film.

British singer Adele won best song for the theme to the James Bond film Skyfall, while Mychael Danna won best original score for Life of Pi.

Jodie Foster received this year's lifetime achievement award. The 50-year-old has won Oscars for Silence of the Lambs and The Accused.

The Golden Globe Awards, held in Beverly Hills, is Hollywood's second-biggest awards show after the Academy Awards, to be held on 24 February.