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Golden Globes 2013: Jessica Chastain invokes Picasso on red carpet

January 14, 2013|By Amy Kaufman
  • Jessica Chastain of "Zero Dark Thirty" on the 70th annual Golden Globes red carpet.
Jessica Chastain of "Zero Dark Thirty" on the 70th annual Golden… (Jordan Strauss / Associated…)

Jessica Chastain was still reeling Sunday over the fact that Kathryn Bigelow didn't receive an Oscar nomination for the lauded and controversial war film "Zero Dark Thirty."

"I'm very protective of my director," said Chastain, who played the role of Maya in the film. "Kathryn Bigelow is a genius. This feels like an arrow to the heart."

Chastain rushed down the red carpet at the Golden Globes just as attendees were being summoned to their seats, but she still had time to talk about the importance of a film she feels lucky to have made.

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"For me, works of art create conversations," she said. "Like Picasso's 'Guernica,' it's not just shapes and lines, it represents something deeper.

"It's not endorsing war, it's bringing war to the front of our minds."

Chastain got a ringing endorsement of her own abilities Sunday night: She took home the Golden Globe for lead actress in a drama.

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