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ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
The 71st Golden Globe Awards are in the books, and once again we are left to figure out what it all means. Join Los Angeles Times staff writers Glenn Whipp and Steven Zeitchik for a little post-Golden Globes live chat discussion at 10:30 a.m. PST on Monday. Zeitchik and Whipp will run down the winners, debate who received the biggest awards-season boost from the evening and do their best to explain any weird (no doubt, alcohol-related) Golden Globes fun. FULL COVERAGE: Golden Globes 2014 | Red carpet | Best & worst Steve McQueen's harrowing "12 Years a Slave" won the top film drama award, while David O. Russell's Abscam-inspired "American Hustle" took the award for best film, comedy or musical, as well as actress for Amy Adams and supporting actress for Jennifer Lawrence.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
With its three hours of wall-to-wall sex, drugs and greed, Martin Scorsese and Leonard DiCaprio's "The Wolf of Wall Street" has sparked debate over its artistic merit , polarized audiences and even caused a minor row at an academy screening. But at the freewheeling Golden Globe Awards ceremony Sunday night, all that bad behavior provided something else--ample material for wisecracks and one-liners. Though the film won just one award, a best actor in a comedy or musical for Leonardo DiCaprio, its presence loomed much larger.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
Leonardo DiCaprio won the Golden Globe for lead actor in a comedy or musical motion picture for his full-throttle performance as high-flying stockbroker Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street. " "This is an incredible, incredible honor," said DiCaprio noting the other nominees as "my fellow comedians. " DiCaprio beat out Bruce Dern's turn as an aged curmudgeon in "Nebraska," Christian Bale's pudgy con man in "American Hustle," Joaquin Phoenix's futuristic lonely heart in "Her" and Oscar Isaac's downbeat folk singer in "Inside Llewyn Davis.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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...
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Cate Blanchett won the Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture  drama Sunday for her role as Jasmine, the fallen New York socialite in the Woody Allen film "Blue Jasmine. " The award marks the third Golden Globe for the Australian actress, who previously won for her lead role in "Elizabeth" (1998) and her supporting role in "I'm Not There" (2007). She has an additional six Globe nominations. For Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine" fulfilled a long-standing goal of working with Allen, who called her at her Sydney, Australia, home in 2012 and told her he had something for her. FULL COVERAGE: Golden Globe Awards 2014 To prepare for the role, she conducted research trips to the shops, cafes and restaurants of Manhattan's Upper East Side, did sessions with a vocal coach and met with costar Sally Hawkins to hash out their characters' sibling relationship.
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