Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence handed Golden Globe award in acting category

MUMBAI: Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence have won the best actor and best actress awards respectively at the Golden Globe awards.
While Jackman won the best actor trophy for his role in Les Miserables, Lawrence beat veterans like Meryl Streep and Judi Dench to win the best actress trophy for Silver Linings Playbook.
Jackman piped Jack Black for Bernie, Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook, Ewan McGregor for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Bill Murray for Hyde Park on Hudson. On tne other hand, Lawrence turned out to be one of the early winners in the Best Performance in a Motion Picture - musical or comedy category.
Lawrence played a troubled widow opposite Bradley Cooper in "Silver Linings Playbook", which also starred Indian actor Anupam Kher in a key role. She is also in the race for the best actress trophy at the Oscars on February 24 for the David O Russell directed movie.
The best supporting actress honour was lapped up by Anne Hathaway for her portrayal of a dying prostitute Fantine in Les Miserables while Christoph Waltz won the supporting actor trophy for his role as Dr King Schultz in the Western drama Django Unchained.
Ben Affleck won the best director Golden Globe for Argo, an Iranian hostage drama of US diplomats in 1979. The director beat out competition from Steven Spielberg civil war story Lincoln, Ang Lee‘s Life Of Pi, Kathryn Bigelow‘s Zero Dark Thirty and Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained.
Tarantino beat Argo to win the best screenplay Golden Globe for Django. The other nominees were Tony Kushner for Lincoln, Russell for Silver Linings Playbook and Mark Boal for Zero Dark Thirty.
Austria‘s Amour won the Golden Globe for best foreign language film beating competitors like Rust and Bone, The Intouchables, A Royal Affair and Kon-Tiki. The Michael Haneke directed film is also a strong contender at Oscars.
The best Animated Feature Film Globe was lapped up by Brave.

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