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January 13, 2014 | By Chris Lee
Matthew McConaughey arrived backstage at the Golden Globe Awards in a velvet green tuxedo to a flurry of applause from the assembled reporters -- really, the only actor of the evening to get that kind of rousing response Sunday. En route to claiming the lead actor in a motion picture drama statuette for his performance in “Dallas Buyers Club,” the actor famously dropped some 40 pounds to convincingly portray a Texas good ol' boy suffering from complications of AIDS. A reporter wanted to know, could McConaughey “relax” now that he had won?
January 13, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
Leonardo DiCaprio drew attention for more than just his lead actor in a comedy or musical win at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. In coming to the stage to present lead actress in a drama, DiCaprio mispronounced Stephen Frears' “Philomena,” the Catholic-themed adoption story that was nominated for three Golden Globes, as "Philomania. " It's not clear when DiCaprio realized his slip of the tongue, but Golden Globe viewers caught on immediately. The word quickly became a top Twitter trend across the United States with the word “Philomania” even etched across a picture of the film's lead actress, Judi Dench, looking confused.  Some asked questions about “Philomania's” release in theaters as a sequel.
January 12, 2014 | By John Horn
“American Hustle,” writer-director David O. Russell's fanciful retelling of the late 1970s Abscam government corruption scandal, was named the best motion picture, comedy or musical Sunday at the Golden Globe Awards. The win comes a year after the filmmaker's “Silver Linings Playbook” took home a Globe for star Jennifer Lawrence, who co-stars in “American Hustle.” A late-season entry into the awards race, “American Hustle” with its ensemble cast of Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Lawrence has become one of the most honored movies of the year and is a leading contender for the Academy Awards.
January 12, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The first major award show of the season takes place tonight at the 71st annual Golden Globes Awards, setting up plenty of interesting showdowns. The category for best drama film, for example, pits a ship's captain, an enslaved musician, an Irish mother, a stranded astronaut and a Formula 1 racer against one another. Best musical or comedy, meanwhile, is a throwdown between a a 1970s con artist, a man in love with his digital assistant, a hard-luck folk musician, a cantankerous old coot and a drug-addled corporate thief.
January 12, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Awards pundits parse the Golden Globes for its Oscar meaning, gauging snubs and momentum with studious intensity. The rest of us mainly want to see a good show, or at least a speech in which Jodie Foster fake-retires. What's likely to give us that water-cooler buzz when NBC broadcasts the Hollywood Foreign Assn.'s annual fete Sunday night? Here are six strong candidates. Woody watch. It's rare any awards body, even the sometimes-wacky HFPA, gives a lifetime achievement honor to a person who won't turn up to accept it. But it will do just that with Woody Allen, who disdains awards shows and will likely be playing the clarinet somewhere instead of making his way to the Beverly Hilton on Sunday night.
January 12, 2014 | By Susan King and Rene Lynch
"12 Years a Slave" went into the 71st Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night with seven nominations but was passed over again and again. That is, until the last award of the evening, and arguably the best of them all. The harrowing portrayal of slavery in America took home the prize for best drama of 2013. The film's director, Steve McQueen, seemed surprised by the win. "Little bit in shock," said the British filmmaker, clutching the award. "I wasn't expecting it. " But the evening's biggest victor was David O. Russell's Abscam-inspired comedy, "American Hustle.
January 12, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: Saturday's Art of Elysium "Heaven" Gala brought together a galaxy of stars on the eve of the Golden Globe Awards.  Designed by songwriter Linda Perry, according to her vision of heaven, the black-tie gala benefited Elysium organization and honored comedian Hayes MacArthur and actress Ali Larter of “Heroes” and “Final Destination.” The crowd: Art of Elysium, which brings the creative arts to hospitalized children, is...
January 12, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards red carpet, to be walked by film and television players alike, is certain to deliver a huge amount of glamour and any number of surprises - and you can watch it right here as it happens. The show's presenters list alone is star-studded enough to guarantee an amazing turnout. Among those slated to hit the stage, and likely the carpet, are Ben Affleck, Sean Combs, Jessica Chastain, Orlando Bloom, Emma Stone, Paula Patton, Jim Carrey, Jonah Hill, Zoe Saldana and Chris Pine, plus nominees Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock and Emma Thompson.
January 12, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Kevin Spacey says the Netflix original series "House of Cards" could have been "the dud heard around the world. " But thanks to the creative freedom Netflix gave to its sprawling political drama, the show was a hit instead. The show made television history in September when it took the Emmy for best drama, effectively launching the world of streaming-only TV into the stratosphere and igniting an original-programming race among a number of online companies including Amazon and Hulu.
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